February 4, 2009

Ted Haggard issues with his homosexuality

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | February 04, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

After a publicity junket promoting the HBO documentary The Trials of Ted Haggard, which landed him on Oprah and Larry King Live fallen evangelical star Haggard has risen from public obscurity to tell us he's not gay - he's "heterosexual...Read More


Black History: The Freedom Rides

Filed by Storm Bear | February 04, 2009 | 5:40 PM | comments

click to enlarge Birth Of A Notion Disclaimer From Wikipedia: Civil Rights activists called Freedom Riders rode in interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia, (1960). The...Read More


20% of same-sex couples in Oregon got registered

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

From 365gay.com: A year after Oregon established a domestic partner registry, about 2,600 Oregon same-sex couples - about one in five - have registered.[...] Under the partnership law, couples who register are guaranteed the right to visit partners in hospital...Read More


Tranny IS Just a Word

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 04, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Monica Helms is the president of the Trangender American Veterans Association. I know that by expressing my opinion about this word in an article, I will make a lot of my trans friends angry. Seems that the quarterly...Read More


Oscar Wilde Bookstore, and my first and only visit

Filed by Matt Comer | February 04, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

It is sad, sad news, indeed. The New York Times reports that the Oscar Wilde Bookstore at 15 Christopher St. in Greenwich Village, New York, will close March 29. The current owner cites the economy. Opened in 1967, the bookstore...Read More


Yes We Can, #21

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 04, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It had to happen. My galpal got a wicked cold at the inauguration. We called it America's Cold. I did my Florence Nightingale best - very cute in a nurse's cap - with chicken soup, aspirin, plenty of fluids, the...Read More


Overpaid CEOs: What Other Rich People Are Robbing the Rest of Us?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 04, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Americans are loving it as President Obama vents at the CEOs who paid themselves bonuses out of bailout funds. People cheered when Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill made her historic speech demanding that CEOs "shouldn't get paid more than the President...Read More


Representative Kelly Skidmore Pushes for Statewide LGBT Protections in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Representative Kelly Skidmore, at the request of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, has again filed legislation to amend Florida's civil rights laws to protect members of the LGBT community from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. The...Read More


Open Thread: I Just Got DIRECTV - Now What Do I Do?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I have not had cable television (or anything other than rabbit ears, for that matter) for more than 18 years. My, how technology has changed since then. I just got DIRECTV installed yesterday (connected to a new HD plasma TV),...Read More


Exclusive: NGLTF Deputy Executive Director Darlene Nipper on mental illness and other queer issues

Filed by Bil Browning | February 04, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

It was my honor to interview Rev Darlene Nipper, NGLTF's new Deputy Executive Director, at the Creating Change conference. Darlene has a prestigious background both in and outside of the LGBT movement. From her bio on the NGLTF site: She...Read More


I'm in recovery

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 04, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Kate recorded this video blog during the Creating Change conference in Denver. Sign up for Kate's newsletter, get Kate's latest dates, news, and Vlog archives at: http://kateclinton.com...Read More


Model fail

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 04, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I have poise and charm and the ability to speak effectively! PS: I'm a model!...Read More


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Annise Parker on municipal government

Filed by Ed Team | February 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Municipal government is so much about making sure the trash gets picked up and the potholes get filled, that sometimes all that other discussion can be a distraction. ... Obviously, I have paid my dues in the community and have...Read More


Mike Jones guides us into Ted Haggard's world

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 04, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Mike Jones takes Michelangelo Signorile to where he worked when Ted Haggard came for visits....Read More