February 18, 2009

Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the future of the LGBT movement

Filed by Jerame Davis | February 18, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

In a recent interview, Bil Browning and Justin Cole have a discussion about blogs and social media that I think is really important for the future of the LGBT movement. One of the points they touch on is how too...Read More


Bending the Law

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 18, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

"Family law is very vague," says Kimberly Richman, an associate professor of sociology and legal studies at the University of San Francisco. "That leaves room for a lot of open interpretation." In her new book, Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges,...Read More


25 Things You May Not Know About Me

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

As guest blogger Nick Shalosky mentioned today, this "25 Things You May Not Know About Me" meme has been taking Facebook by storm. I've had over 100+ people tag me to do the list and I've resisted until now. While...Read More


Carol Carter and her Racist Emails: Still as Classy as Ever...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 18, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember Florida Republican State Committeewoman Carol Carter of Hillsborough County, the GOP funny woman who sent out this knee-slapper of racist email? I'm confused. How can 2,000,000 blacks get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when...Read More


Evil plan is working

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 18, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

So far, the week has been great. Ben and I have been chillin' and it's nice. Last night, we argued about whether to watch "John Tucker Must Die" or "Million Dollar Baby." I won. He watched on and off. He...Read More


The Sons of Tennessee Williams

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Keep an eye out for this upcoming flick - The Sons of Tennessee Williams. Watching the preview below, I'm struck by the sheer unrecognized history. If nothing else, check out the clip starting at 7:30 where they show former queens...Read More


Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Barack Obama's election as America's first black President is a good time for refreshing our memory on LGBT figures in the black civil-rights movement. Bayard Rustin -- that brilliant, charismatic, passionately courageous man who was Dr. Martin Luther King's chief...Read More


Facebook Got Me Elected: How the New Media Helped Make Me the the First Openly-Gay Official in South Carolina

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 18, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Nick Shalosky is Secretary of the South Carolina Stonewall Democrats. He is the first openly-gay elected official in South Carolina. At the age of 21, Shalosky was elected with 22 votes to the Charleston County District...Read More


What Kind Of Fruit Would You Be?

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 18, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I took your questions from twitter! Make sure you are following there and I will ask and do this again next week! Hope you enjoy!!! Xo Michael Comment Question of the day: What kind of fruit would you be!?...Read More


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The last acceptable prejudice

Filed by Ed Team | February 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"So long as it is legitimated by society, religion, and politics, homophobia will spawn hatred, contempt, and violence, and it will remain our last acceptable prejudice." -- Bryne Fone in the last sentence of his book "Homophobia: A History"...Read More


Alex Blaze in one word: Fabulous

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Super-über fashionista Alex Blaze is going on another fabulous adventure. This time he's off to Turkey for an 5 day "long weekend" in Istanbul (but not Constantinople!). He'll be back next week. If you normally just e-mail Alex with...Read More