February 23, 2009

No marriage amendment for Indiana but the dollars flow on

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

This is almost becoming old hat by now. There will be no marriage amendment voted on this year. The Indiana Family Institute is conceding defeat and while expressing "disappointment" at the Republican Senate leaders' decision not to bring the matter...Read More


This American Life On Transgender Children

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 23, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Sure, you're spending the day re-watching Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech after winning an Oscar for Milk. Take a few minutes, however, to listen to the second segment on the Valentine's Day episode of This American Life. Each of the...Read More


There is compromise on this issue, but this isn't it

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Jack Drescher and Nan Hunter both addressed this recent NY Times column on a supposed compromise on the issue of same-sex marriage. I wanted to address the column from a different point of view, but both of their...Read More


A Plea for Putting Health Care at the Center of Our Movement

Filed by Paige Schilt | February 23, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

This past Saturday, I received two telling pieces of mail. The first was a thick package of postcards for the upcoming Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference at the Mazzoni Center. The second was a doctor's bill. My wife, Katy, has rheumatoid arthritis....Read More


Mary J. Brenny: More Important Than The Gay

Filed by Scott Kaiser | February 23, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The following is from a blog post that was forwarded to me by my partner. It was written by JC Christian of the blog Jesus' General. The post illustrates well the absurdity of gay politicians voting against gay issues. I...Read More


The new peace proposal on marriage

Filed by Nan Hunter | February 23, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

In today's N Y Times, there is a jointly-authored proposal for a compromise on marriage by David Blankenhorn (self-described liberal anti-gay marriage advocate) and Jonathan Rauch (self-described gay conservative). It's likely to be the beginning of an effort to build...Read More


The top 20 most admired people is a diverse crowd!

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Via JMG, here are the results from the periodical Harris Poll that asks Americans who they admire most. It's a pretty diverse group - seven people of color of which five are black, five women, three LGBTQ people, four from...Read More


A College Frat Boy & The Kiss of Dismissal

Filed by Steve Ralls | February 23, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

How officially homophobic is the U.S. military? Apparently, even more so than a frat party, as we learned from a story on the campus of GW in recent weeks. "GW," for those not living inside the beltway, is short for...Read More


Prop 8: Our Children's Perspective

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

If you're like me, you've read an awful lot about Prop 8. While you still want to spread the word to those who need education about it, you're probably getting a bit tired yourself of reading yet another article pro...Read More


Holding "Ex-Gay" Programs Legally Liable For Harm

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 23, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Truth Wins Out and Lambda Legal have teamed up to produce a booklet, Ex-Gay & The Law, that looks at the possible harmful effects of reparative therapy utilized by "ex-gay ministries" - which is condemned by the American Psychiatric Association,...Read More


And the Winner Is...Gay Marriage! Or: Why Milk and Sean Penn's Acceptance Speech Do not Equal the Need for Gay Marriage

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 23, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

As expected, Milk received major 2008 Oscar awards, including the one for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor (Sean Penn). And, as I expected, the success of Milk has become, in a bizarre fashion, some kind of emblem for the...Read More


Sean Penn's Oscar Acceptance Speech

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sean Penn, in a the upset of the night, beat out Mickey Rourke for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Penn won for his amazing portrayal of Harvey Milk. Almost as good as his performance was his acceptance speech. For...Read More


What Would King Solomon Do?

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jack Drescher, M.D. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and presently serves as a Consultant to APA's Committee on Public...Read More


My Dog Ruined My Video!!! - (Gay Blind Widow American Idol)

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 23, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Has this ever happened to you -ruining your amazing video? 2. Adam Lambert or Danny Gokey? 3. Who will win Dancing with the Stars? Make an early prediction!...Read More


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If Harvey had not been taken from us

Filed by Ed Team | February 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he'd want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their...Read More


Wow. Visualize not being a catty bitch.

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Great. Another stereotypically gay bitchy HIV+ queen stroking her feline and being, well, catty to her friend, "You don't have any trouble... especially in that shirt." When will FOX see these stereotypes for what they... Uh. What? PBS?! Goddamn...Read More