April 3, 2009

Queer music Friday - Circlesquare

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

We haven't done trance for a while on QMF, so here's Canadian/German techno group Circlesquare's "Dancers" from their newest album Songs about Dancing and Drugs. Jeremy Shaw of Circlesquare, after the jump on the gay scene in Berlin, where he...Read More


What Iowa Means To California

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Shannon Minter is the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and lead counsel for same-sex couples and Equality California in Strauss v. Horton, the challenge to Proposition 8 currently pending before the California...Read More


Compare and contrast

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

A vast majority of LGBT people vote Democratic in elections, and that led GayPatiotWest to ask why gay people aren't more receptive to conservatism. He said that it's a "political conformity" brought on by "time socializing with their gay peers."...Read More


Defend Iowa

Filed by Bo Shuff | April 03, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Now that we have won in the Iowa Supreme Court, we need to defend the decision and prevent the Constitution from being amended. The Democratic leadership in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate have pledged to block any Amendment...Read More


First thoughts on Iowa marriage decision

Filed by Nan Hunter | April 03, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

First, hats off to Lambda Legal for a truly spectacular job in winning this case. In retrospect, this decision may come to seem almost as important as the first one in Massachusetts. Why? The decision was unanimous, the first time...Read More


Gay Marriage and the Slippery Slope Fallacy

Filed by Paige Schilt | April 03, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

A few days ago, I was hanging out in the backyard with my son, Waylon, and his friend, Mike. I was watering the garden; they were molding playdoh into fantastic, multi-colored monsters. "Mama," Waylon asked. "Do you like stripes?" Since...Read More


Iowa legalizes gay marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The court's site is down, but the Des Moines Register is reporting that same-sex marriage has come to Iowa. Congrats! The Iowa Supreme Court this morning struck down a 1998 state law that limits marriage to one man and one...Read More


Surprise! Indiana Department of Workforce Development squanders funds!

Filed by Austen Crowder | April 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Should I put on my OMG face for this, or can we all agree that anyone with knowledge of Indiana's state programs could see this coming from a mile away? The Indiana Department of Workforce Development broke federal laws and...Read More


Stop Playing "Kick the Can" with Don't Ask Don't Tell

Filed by John Shields | April 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm sick and tired of politicians playing "kick the can" with the lives of gay and lesbian servicemembers, and it better stop soon. First off, the LGBTQ community is not a "can" and I for one am tired of being...Read More


Waiting for the Iowa Supreme Court Ruling

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 03, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule at 9:30am today on the Varnum v. Brien case before it. It's the last of the state-level marriage cases for a long while. The grand marriage strategy was put together a few...Read More


Adam Lambert wins AMERICAN IDOL!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 03, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who are your top three/bottom three from IDOL this week? / Are you happy/surprised by who went home? 2. Who will win the whole thing? Predict now!...Read More


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Technology is a queer thing

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

"Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other." -- C.P. Snow...Read More


Gay man robbed over Great Barrier Reef

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

This poor little guy got robbed! He made the video to apply for the "Island Reef Job" caretaking the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Obviously, it's a tourism related promotion, but this guy put so much work into his...Read More