February 2, 2009

ESPN Apologizes for Homophobic Ad

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I wrote a post this morning about the homophobic ESPN ad featuring Shaq and Mike Breen. After the outrage expressed by bloggers and activists, ESPN issued the following apology: We have dozens of executions of the "NBA on ESPN RV...Read More


Mormon Church Spent More to Pass Prop 8 Than It Originally Reported

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Props to Pam Spaulding for bringing this to our attention: Six weeks into an investigation by California's Fair Political Practices Commission, the Church of Latter-Day Saints has admitted that it spent nearly $188,000 more on the campaign to approve Proposition...Read More


Moving Forward

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Denver... you have to love a city where they don't run you down when you're in the crosswalk. And everyone is actually in the crosswalk. Strange for a Bostonian to see. The community continues to digest the Prop 8 loss....Read More


Barney Frank says military spending counts as spending

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This is a pretty bad-ass video. I've noticed as well that for years conservatives and the Washington establishment are against spending, but somehow military spending doesn't ever seem to count as spending. Barney Frank articulates here on This Week the...Read More


T-Shirt Hell goes out of business, blames accusations of hate crimes.

Filed by Nathan Strang | February 02, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

T-Shirt Hell, the purveyors of fine and sarcastic shirts like "I Support Single Moms" accompanied by a silhouette of a stripper on a pole, is going out of business, effective February 10th. Their reasons aren't economy based, though a fine...Read More


Creating Change: The life observed

Filed by Bil Browning | February 02, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the best parts of social networking technology is what I think of as "the life observed." If you follow me on Twitter or we're friends on Facebook, you inevitably end up learning more about my personal life than...Read More


Why the family planning funding mattered

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Several people argued on my last post about Obama capitulating to House Republicans on funding for women's reproductive health in the stimulus package that it's in the spirit of bipartisanship, not capitulating, to take rational criticism from the minority party...Read More


Our Personal Comfy Folks - an open question.

Filed by Father Tony | February 02, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

This NY Times article about lesbian communities is a must-read. Like convents of nuns, they are becoming extinct. The article opines about the lack of new and younger members but I think the big issue is the comfort we each...Read More


ESPN and Shaq's Homophobic Commerical

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

John Aravosis is dead on when he asks the question " If the ad called a show of affection between blacks and whites "weird" and "disgusting," would you find it just as funny?" That's the question everyone should ask themselves...Read More


No thaw in Icelandic-Hoosier relationships

Filed by Don Sherfick | February 02, 2009 | 9:45 AM | comments

The news from Iceland about that tiny North Atlantic island just naming the world's first openly lesbian head of state has no doubt sent chilling winds blowing through the halls of the Indiana General Assembly. No doubt, the same lawmakers...Read More


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Rep. Jared Polis

Filed by Ed Team | February 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

" To sum up my whirlwind first three weeks in Congress, I've: Been kissed by Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen -- on stage, no less at the Human Rights Campaign Ball). Had my congressional ID pin accidentally stolen by fellow...Read More


20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

And the nominees announced for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are......Read More