January 28, 2009

People of Color and the LGBT Movement at Creating Change

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 28, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Creating Change 2009 is off to a great start. Denver is a fabulous host city, even if it's below freezing and there is snow on the ground, we don't have the 12 inches of snow that's being reported back home...Read More


Creating Change, Day 1: Racial and Economic Justice

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 28, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Today was the first full day of Creating Change and it started with a subject that touches everyone- Racial and Economic Justice. This topic has kicked off the Creating Change Conference for the past 35 years and continues to be...Read More


Recession Woes Helping Gay Men Place a Higher Value on Love?

Filed by Nina Smith | January 28, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The gay dating service myPartner.com issued this press release today: As the nation's economic news worsens, and Valentine's Day approaches, many gay men in America are re-assessing the value of true love in their lives. "We've been hearing from our...Read More


Ted Haggard on Oprah live-blog

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2009 | 3:50 PM | comments

Sum-up: I really liked this show. We got to know a good deal more about Ted Haggard and what he's going through now. Half of what he said made no sense at all. If God loves him the way he...Read More


HIV in Puerto Rico from a Puerto Rican perspective

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 28, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Carlos Mock has published three books and is the Floricanto Press editor for its GLBT series. He was inducted in the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in October of 2007. He grew up middle-class...Read More


Did We Just Stumble on Another Gay Scandal?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 28, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

As if flying weren't bad enough nowadays, it seems that cluelessness is on the rise in the skies. As most of you know, I spent yesterday flying to Denver for the Creating Change conference. As if going from 78 degree...Read More


Beautiful downtown Denver

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Well, here we are in beautiful downtown Denver at the NGLTF Creating Change conference. I've been looking forward to this for months; I loved attending last year! The problem? I'm sick as a dog. I caught a head cold the...Read More


Iceland to name first lesbian head of government

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The US became the first majority-white country last week to elect a non-white head of state, and this week Iceland looks like it will become the first country to have an openly-queer head of government. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, a Social Democrat...Read More


Ak-scent-tu-ate the Positive

Filed by Ricci Levy | January 28, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

That phrase is from a (probably very) old song - "Accentuate the Positive," by Johnny Mercer. Well, that's what I feel like doing this morning from here in (really cold!) Denver at Creating Change. Yesterday when I arrived at the...Read More


Unanswered Questions - Deconstructing the Equality Summit

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 28, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

If I was going to NGLTF's Creating Change - and had been invited to deliver a keynote on Prop 8, the Equality Summit and what next - here's what I would have said. The Equality Summit Saturday seemed to achieve...Read More


Dating After 5 Years?

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 28, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

My partner and I have been together for almost five years and lived together for four but recently found out that she has been lying about some things and now she thinks the best thing is to spend time...Read More


Bush's Final Message

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

You know that tradition that started with Reagan, where the outgoing president leaves a note for the incoming president, in his desk drawer? Well The Progressive has an exclusive of Bush's note to Obama....Read More


Why I Could Not Wait for Obama

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | January 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I love and hate many things about America. Not the least of which in the "hate list" is how the "end game" is played out. As the partner for 32 years of a Social Security/Medicare recipient, living in Florida, I...Read More


Bilerico gets GLAAD kudos in WTHR-TV transgender reporting controversy

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 28, 2009 | 8:18 AM | comments

Bill and Jerame are at the Creating Change conference in Denver this week, and have asked me to "mind the store". (All of us make imperfect decisions once in a while.) In rummaging through their inboxI came across this piece...Read More


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Oscar Wilde

Filed by Ed Team | January 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." --Oscar Wilde...Read More


Grant Haas speaks out about Ted Haggard

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Grant Haas, the young man who was sexually molested by Ted Haggard, speaks to local news....Read More