March 4, 2009

Paying the price for marriage equality

Filed by Bil Browning | March 04, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I put up a post lamenting GLAD's decision to challenge DOMA in federal court. Sara Whitman put up a post celebrating the decision. The two posts make nice bookends for the issue of marriage equality and provide unique perspectives;...Read More


Parental Notification Bill: Not in Children's Best Interests

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Three weeks ago I registered my son for his first year in our public school system. It was one of life's strange coincidences that news also broke that week about my very own state representative, House Minority Leader Bradley Jones,...Read More


Obama = Death

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 04, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's been fun noting that Rush Limbaugh is the de facto leader of the GOP right now, what with Republican politician after Republican politician bowing to kiss his feet and groveling for forgiveness if they've insulted him. They know who's...Read More


An Earthquake of Stunning Normalcy

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Sometimes, signs of progress pop up in unexpected places. The Chicago Tribune last weekend ran a piece titled "Preschool FAQ," by Heidi Stevens, who regularly writes on parenting for the Tribune. There's nothing remotely LGBT-specific about it; it's all about...Read More


GOP Suffering Buyer's Remorse Over Michael Steele

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 04, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

It looks like an increasing number of Republicans are have second thoughts about electing Michael Steele as chairman of the RNC. Steele, who seems to be on a mission to use every hip hop linguistic cliche in the book in...Read More


It's not "judicial activism," it's homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 04, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's becoming more and more vogue outside of conservative circles to say that the reason people oppose same-sex marriage, the reason that there was a back-lash after Hawaii in the 90's, Massachusetts earlier this decade, or in California last year,...Read More


Homage to Gore Vidal

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | March 04, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

If I had to be stranded on a desert island with only the works of one author, I would pick the works of Gore Vidal. Brilliant, erudite, perceptive and sarcastic, Vidal is a one-man library. He is the author of...Read More


Academic Queer Politics

Filed by Brett Abrams | March 04, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

How many of you political activists want to write a book about queer politics? How would your perspective be received in academia? A new book series is coming out of the State University of New York Press. I would like...Read More


An Interview with Equality Virginia's Executive Director

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 04, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last month I wrote about the ill fate of ten (10) bills up for consideration in the Virginia General Assembly that would have added protections and/or provided benefits for LGBT Virginians. It was not a pleasant picture and shows that...Read More


I just lost my job

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greg Hernandez is the former Daily News Out in Hollywood blogger who was laid off immediately after working the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Greg has started his own blog covering LGBT celebrities and Hollywood...Read More


Maryland Transgender Civil Rights Bill Advances

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | March 04, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Transgender equality is making advances in Maryland, where the House of Delegates will soon vote on House Bill 474. HB 474 is more expansive in scope than the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. HB 474 would add "gender identity" to existing...Read More


La Bamba

Filed by Father Tony | March 04, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

When Bobby suggested we go to La Bamba for its weekly gay night, I was skeptical. When he added that it was all locals and that Matthew Rush was frequently there, I warmed. When he warned of crowds and an...Read More


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

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 04, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Although I don't really see how it helps reduce teen pregnancy and transmission of STD's, many of these abstinence-only programs try to push rigid gender roles onto students in which women are empty-headed and obsessed with marriage and men simply...Read More


No Time Like the Present for DADT

Filed by Sean Bugg | March 04, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

As we approach 15 years of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," I'm thinking back on not only the community's long and convoluted journey, but my own. Back in the heady days when Bill Clinton was first elected, it was the gays...Read More


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Nancy Pelosi talks LGBTQ policy

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

"The priorities have been Hate Crimes and ENDA, fully inclusive legislation in those two areas, so we'll have to have our strategy work around on how we can get those passed, as well as move forward on Don't Ask, Don't...Read More


Equality California's new ad

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

Equality California's new state-wide TV ad....Read More


What to do with your Citigroup Stock

Filed by Storm Bear | March 04, 2009 | 2:09 AM | comments

click to enlarge A friend of mine was recently discussing what you can do with Citigroup stock since it is priced a tad over a dollar. Well... not much it seems. It isn't too far of a stretch to...Read More