May 6, 2009

Maine: What Happens Next

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 06, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

As Nancy Polikoff has noted, Maine recorded a number of "firsts" today. It became the first state to pass marriage equality without first trying a quasi-parallel status such as civil unions. And Maine's Gov. Baldacci became the first governor in...Read More


Cell phone art

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

After working on a photography project for the past year, my friend Matt Gold is on the verge of getting a book deal based on it. Matt isn't a professional photographer and has no training in film or design. Since...Read More


How Motherhood Earned Me a Free Sex Toy

Filed by Paige Schilt | May 06, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

When I was pregnant with my son, I heard a comedienne talking about the aftereffects of childbirth: "I'm peeing all the time. I'm actually peeing right now," she said. That will never happen to me, I told myself. I was...Read More


Judging Supreme Court Possibilities

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 06, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

There's a frenzy-fest of speculation over potential nominees to the Supreme Court, and since I'm an egghead, I've been following it closely. A lot of the reporting has been grating on me, but it took these two analyses for me...Read More


Playing on Nathan's Hair-then-and-now post

Filed by Father Tony | May 06, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

At a reader's request, here's a riff on Nathan's Now and Then post: As an assistant papal master of ceremony, I used a lot of Italian hairspray. My coif was waterproof. I played tennis everyday and taught English to embassy...Read More


Maine governor signs marriage bill

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 06, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Maine Governor John Baldacci this afternoon signed the bill authorizing marriage for same sex couples. In his written statement, he acknowledged that the people of Maine have the last word on the issue. His statement that "civil union is not...Read More


McDonalds settles case with Indianapolis gay men denigrated in Louisville

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Nine months after an employee at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Louisville called a group of gay customers a series of anti-gay slurs, the American Civil Liberties Union announced today that McDonald's has agreed to a cash settlement and diversity...Read More


The Other Side of the Rainbow

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 06, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger David Comfort is founder of the Equality Network, a nonprofit, grassroots organization that is committed to building a movement for non-violent action to achieve social and political justice and equality for gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual...Read More


Drama at Notre Dame

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 06, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

As the anti-Obama noises get louder around the President's invitation to address Notre Dame's commencement ceremony on May 17, the university recently confirmed that it is not going to back down on the invitation. Nor will it step back from...Read More


Republican Survivor

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

This is absolutely hysterical. It has to be one of the best DNC web ads yet. The Republicans just keep setting themselves up for mockery, don't they? My favorite part is the baby elephant running through the mud. (Hat tip...Read More


Outrage: closeted gay politicians, Elizabeth Birch, and queer challenges to the status quo

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Earlier tonight I went to a preview screening of the movie Outrage, "a searing exposé of the secret lives of closeted gay politicians." More than an exposé of those secret lives, the movie serves to focus on hypocrisy of closeted...Read More


Those northeastern liberals are at it again...

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, the Maine House of Representatives voted 89 to 57 in favor of marriage equality. The State Senate approved a virtually identical bill last week by a vote of 21-14. The bill will now head back to the Senate for...Read More


Britney Spears Attacked By a Gay!!! Jamie Pugh Astounds! NIP SLIP!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 06, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the day: 1. Don't you wish Britney nailed that guy with her police stick? HA! Thoughts on stage jumping? 2. Who do you like better Jamie Pugh or Susan Boyle? 3. Do you like Lady Gaga?...Read More


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Rosie O'Donnell on a bad day

Filed by Ed Team | May 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"On a good day I think I'm a relatively sane person with a few frayed wires. On a bad day I think, just lock me up." -- Rosie O'Donnell...Read More


New Hampshire marriage commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This ad by New Hampshire Freedom to Marry has started to air in the Granite State. What do you think? Effective?...Read More