March 11, 2009

U.S. Census and Same-Sex Families: Epic Fail

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 11, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex couples who live together will be defined as "unmarried partners" in the 2010 U.S. Census. Their children will be counted as belonging to single parents, even if the couples are legally...Read More


Dance MidEast Sexual Politics

Filed by Brett Abrams | March 11, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Washington's City Paper blurbed: "Thierry Smits, Compagnie Thor's artistic director, swears there's no political or social edge to D'Orient, though it's hard to deny the bristling homoerotic undercurrent of the piece: If men discovered the beauty of the human form,...Read More


Well, there goes the "Evangelical right works with Obama" experiment

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember how kissing Rick Warren's hand and giving a lot of God talk was supposed to get the Religious Right on Obama's side so that they'd be more likely to support him? Remember how a few of us said that...Read More


Are Michael Steele's Days Numbered?

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Politcal Wire has an item saying that newly elected RNC chair Michael Steele may face a "no confidence" vote next month. Republican insiders tell Political Wire that a no confidence vote on RNC Chairman Michael Steele is likely to be...Read More


Fairness West Virginia launches: Sniping starts immediately

Filed by Bil Browning | March 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday's mail brought word that West Virginia has established their first state-wide LGBT organization. Fairness West Virginia has an immediate goal of recruiting 1000 new members in their first twenty days - an ambitious target for a state not known...Read More


Land Hos

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 11, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Argh Mateys, I've just returned from the blissful twitterless seas on an Olivia Cruise. Did I miss anything? Jimmy Fallon's sweaty late night debut? Dang, I hate to miss one minute of more late night testosterone. Ken "Jean Valjean" Starr's...Read More


H8 Vigils and the Pacific Altar

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | March 11, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Proposition 8 was heard by the California Supreme Court on March 5. My partner and I participated in a candle light vigil at the San Diego City Hall the night before. It was one of many such vigils held around...Read More


Cold Cases With an LGBT Twist

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 11, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Cold cases are a popular TV reality thread, reflecting the public's fascination with unsolved murders. Sometimes only one or two people -- a family member, an isolated detective -- keep the flame burning on these cases for many years. Sometimes...Read More


Republican Party of Virginia Civil War?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 11, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Apparently the national Republican Party is not the only area of the party where power struggles have been unleashed. The Virginian Pilot is reporting that many ranking Virginia Republicans are seeking to oust embattled Del. Jeff Frederick, R-Prince William (at...Read More


International Gay Tunnel Vision

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was recently pointed to the Council for Global Equality's website, a group that "brings together international human rights activists, foreign policy experts, LGBT leaders, philanthropists and corporate officials to encourage a clearer and stronger American voice on human rights...Read More


TAVA Update

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

Editors' note: Monica Helms is the president of the Transgender American Veterans Association. She blogs at Trans Universe. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote "Transgender veterans and navigating the VA system" about the two wonderful articles written by Carol...Read More


Theatre Review: This Beautiful City

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 11, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This Beautiful City created by The Civilians is a docu-musical cataloguing the story of Colorado Springs: the unequivocal epicenter of the Evangelical Christian movement, it's diverse inhabitants on both sides of the religious/secular divide, and the now infamous rise and...Read More


Why I am a Bi Ally

Filed by Cathy Renna | March 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

One of the most interesting parts of being an ally--for me at least--is the reaction of other people. "I had no idea you were [fill in the blank]" has been said to me so many times I cannot count. I...Read More


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John Lewis on LGBT equality

Filed by Ed Team | March 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is unfortunate that a segment of our society fails to see that we all should be treated like human beings, that we all are citizens of the United States of America. I've taken the position and I've long held...Read More


Every Little Step

Filed by Bil Browning | March 11, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Real life dancers struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, as well as a look at a history of the popular Broadway musical and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations....Read More