January 14, 2009

Advance Indiana vs Indiana Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2009 | 9:30 PM | comments

Advance Indiana blogger and gay Republican Gary Welsh and I share a mutual distaste for Indiana's statewide LGBT group, Indiana Equality. As soon as I think we might have found common ground - like disbelief at IE President Kathy Sarris's...Read More


Clean Up Time Already?

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 14, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's very quiet today. Ben is home sick, lying like the dead on the couch with a high fever. Yesterday it was Zachary. Jake asked me this morning if he was next. I said Wash Your Hands! I must admit,...Read More


The Chickenhawks of the Culture War

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I think we've been noticing a disturbing trend among the Religious Right in their attempts to impose their beliefs on the rest of us. They have, for some time, been developing an ethical framework in which someone can do something,...Read More


Obama's inauguration brings mixed feelings for many Black LGBTQ Americans

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 14, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

The last time a nation came to Washington and was mesmerized and stirred to action by the oratory brilliance of an African American man was at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....Read More


Oops. We were just kidding.

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Kalamazoo City Council knuckles under. When Kalamazoo, Michigan had passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing or access to public resources on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the American Family Association and others led...Read More


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Always a bridesmaid; never a bride

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Congratulations to Andy Towle and his team at Towleroad for winning the 2008 Weblog Awards Best LGBT Blog. We finished in 2nd place again this year after a last moment surge moved us past last year's winner, Joe.My.God. Contributor Pam...Read More


Equality Matters: Online March for LGBT Equality

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 14, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Equality Matters is launching an Online March for LGBT Equality set for the week of the presidential inauguration January 17-24. Equality Matters is using the power of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to spread the message about...Read More


Trans Youth Discussed on Dr. Phil

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 14, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger Monica Helms is the president of TAVA, the Transgender American Veterans Association. First of all, I have to say up front that I am not a fan of Dr. Phil. Never have been. He comes...Read More


Confirmed: Obama supported same-sex marriage in 1996

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I posted just before the election about the old internet story on the Windy City Times' site from when Obama was running for the Illinois senate that stated that he supported same-sex marriage. Since it wasn't a quotation, but a...Read More


Body Talk

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | January 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

A year ago, I was joining the cast of a personal theater show, Body Talk, which was designed to provide a similar opportunity for empowering women as the Vagina Monologues, but with the freedom to write our own pieces. Despite...Read More


American Idol Tonight!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 14, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Looking forward to it or over it? I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!...Read More


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Being gay sure is a gift from God

Filed by Ed Team | January 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I meant exactly what I said. It is so important for every human being to understand that he or she is a gift from God." --Rev. Ed Bacon on his statement that being gay is a gift from God...Read More


Mike Huckabee isn't pro-sodomy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Who sucks more, Ann Coulter or Mike Huckabee? At least Mike calls Ann a liar, although his groveling for Ann's approval is disgusting. Gay part starts at 4:05. Huck is "pro-sodomy"? He wanted to round us up and drop...Read More