February 19, 2009

Not without its share of surprises

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 19, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger George True Simpson is the eCommunications Associate at Equality California and blogs at The California Ripple Effect. Interests include any and all internet fads/trends/memes and harnessing the extraordinary potential of online organizing to advocate for justice...Read More


Schadenfreude of the Day: Fox News Host Vs. Lansing Mayor

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | February 19, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Showing poor judgment, I hopped over to The Drudge Report to do some of my daily opposition research, and stumbled upon an article where a CNBC host laments Obama's mortgage plan, asks the question should taxpayers have to pay for...Read More


McCain Picked the Wrong Palin

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 19, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Well, it's clear now. John McCain picked the wrong Palin as his running mate. Bristol is clearly smarter than her mother. Of course, that's not saying a lot......Read More


GOP to Undergo "Hip Hop" Makeover to Appeal to Blacks and Latinos

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 19, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Are the Republicans now taking lessons in ebonics? That's the question that popped to mind as I read RNC Chairman Michael Steele promising a "off the hook" makeover of the GOP to appeal to young Black and Latino voters. We...Read More


GOP to Undergo "Hip Hop" Makeover to Appeal to Blacks and Latinos

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 19, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Are the Republicans now taking lessons in ebonics? That's the question that popped to mind as I read RNC Chairman Michael Steele promising a "off the hook" makeover of the GOP to appeal to young Black and Latino voters. We...Read More


If Kanye says so...

Filed by Father Tony | February 19, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I guess we can all chill about rap music lyrics. And years from now, the phrase "That's so Kanye" will mean "Diplomatic gay-friendly closeted black man who comes out as gay at the age of 65"....Read More


They are Exactly Who We Said They Were

Filed by Sean Bugg | February 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

In some of the least surprising news of all time, anti-gay (and primarily Mormon) members of the Utah state legislature have defeated a series of pro-gay bills that would have secured inheritance, medical, adoption and employment rights for gay and...Read More


10,000 Dresses Celebrates Transgender Children

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Beginning with the vibrant sunburst and smiling child on its cover, Marcus Ewert's 10,000 Dresses is a joyous book about self-acceptance and identity. It is also the only children's picture book that features an openly transgender protagonist, and does so...Read More


FBI investigated Jack Valenti for being "a sex pervert"

Filed by Bil Browning | February 19, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The FBI investigated former Lyndon Johnson aide Jack Valenti in 1964 to see if he was a queer. The married man went on to be president of the Motion Picture Association of America for almost 40 years. Valenti's crime was...Read More


Simmie Williams, Jr. Murder Still Unsolved

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | February 19, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Denise King, surviving mother of Simmie Williams, Jr., spoke of her incredible grief exclusively in her first television interview with CBS-4 News Ted Scouten. In the interview Denise shares her grief and struggle for police to bring her child's...Read More


Are You Straight?

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 19, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

What he says......Read More


Just Tell Mama

Filed by Father Tony | February 19, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Message: I have worked for the Catholic Church most of my life. I have seen many relationships that were hushed. I do find that the Church is a safe place for the clergy to be a couple, or carry...Read More


The dangers of sexual harassment law reflected in verdict for firefighters

Filed by Nan Hunter | February 19, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Four San Diego firefighters have won a sexual harassment suit based on a claim that being ordered to represent the department by participating in a gay pride parade led to catcalls directed at them and their being forced to watch...Read More


Historic Domestic Partnership Legislation Introduced in Florida

Filed by Nadine Smith | February 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sen. Eleanor Sobel (Hallandale Beach) has introduced a statewide Domestic Partnership bill (SB 1642). Equality Florida has been working closely with Sen. Sobel in preparing this historic legislation. The companion bill will be sponsored in the house by Rep. Richard...Read More


It came from the bog... it's OCTO-MOM!!!!!

Filed by Jason Tseng | February 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

To say that the media blitz surrounding Nadya Suleman and the recent birth of her eight children (of fourteen) has been monumentous would be an understatement. Accusations of everything from an unhealthy obsession with motherhood and clinical insanity to criminal...Read More


Virginia is For Haters - Virginia General Assembly Slights Gays Again

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Tuesday last week was "Crossover" day in the Virginia General Assembly, which is the day when the two legislative houses of original introduction must complete work on their bills. Unfortunately, Virginia is maintaining it's record for being an extremely anti-gay...Read More


The Grammys, the Oscars, and the Westminster Kennel Club show

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 19, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Yes, they're all related. Sign up for Kate's newsletter, get Kate's latest dates, news, and Vlog archives....Read More


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Semi-naked PETA protesters

Filed by Ed Team | February 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Q: How many semi-naked PETA protesters does it take to change a light bulb? A: Zero. Semi-naked PETA protesters have never changed anything -- Blogger Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God. on PETA's recent "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers" Valentine's Day action featuring...Read More


The Pink Angels

Filed by Bil Browning | February 19, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Has anyone seen this movie? Turner Classic Movies has a listing for Pink Angels but Netflix doesn't carry the 1971 flick. I'd love to see the entire thing....Read More