March 3, 2009

A Bright, Shining Light

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 03, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Today, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) filed a suit in federal court in Boston, MA to challenge the denial of critical federal benefits to same-sex couples. Yes. It's time for the Supreme Court. Years ago, when GLAD...Read More


Red State Insanity

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 03, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

One really has to wonder what some conservatives have been smoking as they shout from the top of their lungs how much they want President Obama to fail. Forget the reality that if President Obama fails to clean up the...Read More


NGLTF's Winter Party recap - with pictures and video!

Filed by Father Tony | March 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Now that Winter Party 2009 is completed, I wanted to take a moment to summarize my obvious endorsement of the event and to dispel what I suspect are some false opinions about it. Although it is difficult to overlook the...Read More


More Republican Madness: Let the crumbling of the GOP continue!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

With the GOP messaging, goals, and leadership in shambles, it seems that the struggle to be the "voice of the party" is getting even more public and nasty. With Rush "where are my pills" Limbaugh, Michael "off the hook" Steele,...Read More


HRC: Corporate Equality 3.0

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 03, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Samir Luther is an expert on employment non-discrimination policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers in the United States. In his capacity with the HRC Workplace Project, he works with employers to develop...Read More


Please Help Your Local Community Champions in the Upcoming Elections!

Filed by Nadine Smith | March 03, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Broward Municipal Election Endorsements from Equality Florida Action PAC. These are Champions for our Community! Please vote and donate! Support these Trailblazers and Champions! FINAL DEADLINE FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS IS MIDNIGHT MARCH 6 Equality Florida Action PAC only endorses candidates...Read More


The hidden inequalities behind the anti-DOMA litigation

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | March 03, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

I don't like the Defense of Marriage Act. It's an anti-gay measure, pure and simple. As a political matter, GLAD's lawsuit seeking to overturn one part of the statute on Equal Protection grounds may turn out to be brave, or...Read More


HRC to announce changes to Corporate Equality Index

Filed by Bil Browning | March 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

HRC will announce changes to their annual Corporate Equality Index that will take effect in the 2012 report (which comes out in September of 2011). One of the largest changes will center around transgender health care. At a conference call...Read More


NJ Gov. Corzine Announces New Regulations For Transgender Drivers

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Transgender drivers in New Jersey will have an easier time changing our documents to conform to the genders we live in thanks to new regulations regarding gender marker changes on New Jersey driver's licenses NJ Governor Jon Corzine announced on...Read More


GLADly bending over or All coastal states are tops

Filed by Bil Browning | March 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) announced at a press conference today that they filed "the first concerted, multi-plaintiff lawsuit to challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)" in federal district court. New England's Bay Windows reports:...Read More


Sex Education and Abstinence-Only in the Sunshine State

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Adrienne Kimmell is a Member of the Healthy Teens Campaign and Executive Director of the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates. This week, The Healthy Teens Campaign of Florida and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the...Read More


Religion: Part of the Real-life Abstinence-only Curriculum

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

To the right is an actual worksheet used in a Texas public school district as part of an abstinence-only education program. (Click to enlarge) While the the religious handout isn't a state-wide standard, it's far from alone. According to the...Read More


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You'd think gay men would...

Filed by Ed Team | March 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For most men, the gay world is - warts and all - a paradise of freedom when compared with the heterosexual wasteland we came from. But it's nonetheless a world with a lot of pressure and a lot of problems,...Read More


Olympic skater Johnny Weir proves he's a bottom

Filed by Bil Browning | March 03, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I always suspected Olympic skater Johnny Weir was a bottom. Now I'm certain. No wonder the boys go (Lady) GaGa over him! Eh, it's not like he had much of a poker face; we knew what kind of hand...Read More