December 17, 2008

Crackdowns on Sex Work Make Things Worse

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 17, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Note: In honor of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, I thought I'd share something I wrote for my local weekly paper. Unfortunately, our local police department decided to honor this day with a crackdown on internet based...Read More


Obama picks arch-homophobe Rick Warren to deliver inauguration invocation

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This is unbelievable. Just when you thought the era of insane right-wing pastors having the president on speed-dial was over, Obama goes and shows that it's not: Aretha Franklin and Dr. Rick Warren, an evangelical minister of the Saddleback Church,...Read More


Diego Sanchez Named As Senior Advisor To Barney Frank

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 17, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Today Transadvocate.com is reporting that FTM transgender activist and business leader Diego Sanchez has been named to replace Joe Racalto as Congressman Barney Frank's senior policy advisor. As you would expect, this news is receiving mixed reaction from many in...Read More


Did Mat Staver Really Just Say That? Seriously?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 17, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Sometimes you read something and have to do a double take. One of those shake-your-head, cartoon-sound-effect "Huh??" moments. That's what happened when I read the Liberty Council's Mat Staver's quote in the Florida Baptist Witness. The article was discussing the...Read More


December Harvard Business Review Features "When Steve Becomes Stephanie"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 17, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

As I discussed a while back, the Harvard Business Review, one of the world's foremost business publications and read by business elites in every country in the world, is weighing in on transgender workplace issues this month. Every month, HBR...Read More


God didn't make you gay!

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 17, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sorry to break the news to you, but God didn't make you gay. Or, so says Christian Hosoi, a professional skateboarder who became a born-again Christian after being incarcerated for trafficking crystal meth....Read More


Some of my best friends are Christian

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Inspired by the many fundamentalist Christians and Mormons (Sarah Palin, Pat Boone, Rick Warren, Margie Christoffersen, Mike Huckabee) who have pointed out that they can't be homophobic because they have gay friends, I have an announcement to make. Some of...Read More


Help Needed With AIDS Holiday Project

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

The Tri-State Alliance AIDS Holiday Project needs your support. They need help serving over 280 low-income Evansville area households impacted by HIV/AIDS, meeting the needs of over 350 adults and 210 children. Diane Junius feels badly sometimes when she can't...Read More


Irish Equality Authority Budget Cut by 43%

Filed by Brynn Craffey | December 17, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I was shocked to read today that the Irish government has cut the budget of the Equality Authority -- a civil service organization tasked with enforcing non-discrimination legislation in Ireland -- by 43%! The Equality Authority's CEO, Niall Crowley, resigned...Read More


71 names, thus far, and an addendum to my last post about Day to End Violence

Filed by Gina de Vries | December 17, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Oh, God. I'm letting out a long and sad breath. I spent my morning researching names of murdered sex workers for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Melissa Gira Grant from Sex Workers Outreach Project sent me a...Read More


The Security of Civil Rights

Filed by Douglas Meagher | December 17, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

My friend Jerame Davis once described himself as a member of the Schoolhouse Rock generation, which naturally made me think of the classic "I'm Just a Bill" cartoon explaining how a law is enacted. While his explanation is accurate and...Read More


X-Factor Finale - Alexandra Wins! Miss World Burns Palin!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 17, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1.What did you think of the X-Factor Finale? 2.What do you think would make American Idol better this season? Don't say cancel it! Be helpful! 3. Have you ever watched...Read More


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Rick Warren has gay friends

Filed by Ed Team | December 17, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I have many gay friends, I've eaten dinner in gay homes, no church has probably done more for people with AIDS than Saddleback Church. Kay and I have given millions of dollars out of "A Purpose-Driven Life" helping people who...Read More