May 7, 2009

Here I am: Then and Now

Filed by Donna Rose | May 07, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I was a straight, married, middle-class, jocky white guy. I had a 38 inch chest thanks to my pecs and took significant pride knowing that I could bench press over 300 pounds. I had never knowingly experienced discrimination. I...Read More


Strange Day

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 07, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Strange day today... all around. A friend who is always loud and exuberant was quiet and reserved on a phone call. Hmmm. I read a financial update that looked very good, in light of the economy. Hmmmm. I had to...Read More


Arresting queers in the name of Christ and other fundie e-blasts

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the side effects of running a popular LGBT blog is that not only does every queer org send you their press releases and promos, but you get all the far right screeds from anti-gay religious groups too. Two...Read More


Dear Ms. McGreevey (Jimmy, that is)

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 07, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I didn't pay that much attention to you when you gave your "I'm a gay American" speech -- I just thought oh no, another closeted politician coming out and wrapping himself in the flag and soon he'll be the next...Read More


Cambridge Welcoming Ministries honors a "Reconciling Saint"

Filed by Dana Rudolph | May 07, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

(Originally published in Bay Windows, April 16, 2009. I wrote this as coverage for a local event, but I think it has broad interest, especially in light of a recent ruling by the Judicial Council, the highest court of the...Read More


The Next Great Gay Dance Anthem: Ben Lee's "Boy With a Barbie"

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | May 07, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just because Australian pop rocker Ben Lee is happily married to Ione Skye (of Say Anything fame) doesn't mean he can't write the next great gay dance anthem. On my own blog, I've already extolled Ben Lee's many virtues (he...Read More


Will NH Governor sign same-sex marriage bill?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

With all the hoopla over Maine becoming the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage (and the first to do it without passing civil unions or domestic partnerships first), the news that New Hampshire's House of Representatives passed marriage quality legislation...Read More


Anyone Have a Face Mask?

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note from Bil: The picture and video were hosted on Mike's site, BlogActive, which seems to be down. We'll get it back up as soon as we can. Oy. This guy. Let's just say he clearly has some very strong...Read More


How to Miss the Bus

Filed by Father Tony | May 07, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Have you ever seen the bus you want to catch depart before you could get to the stop? You run across traffic, wave your hands and shout to the driver, but you are too far away, and your baggage and...Read More


Domestically Partner Registered: Why We're Doing It

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 07, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Born and raised on Long Island in New York, guest blogger John Farina moved to Cleveland in 1991 where he resides with his partner, Adam Tully, and their two cats, Emma and Hex. He is a fundraiser for...Read More


Oh Mama!

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 07, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Oh, Mother's Day. What's it all about? And more importantly, will Supreme Court Justice David Souter return to New Hampshire to get gay married?...Read More


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On individuality

Filed by Ed Team | May 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Are we really separate individuals, or is individuality an illusion, or again is it only a part of the ego or soul that is individual and not the whole?" -- British Socialist poet and gay rights advocate Edward Carpenter (1844-1929)...Read More


Chuck Wolfe on a lesbian Supreme Court justice

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bilerico contributor Chuck Wolfe was on MSNBC yesterday to discuss Obama's upcoming pick for the Supreme Court. Best quote: "If we've had 110 (Supreme Court) justices appointed, and all but four of them have been straight, white men, then...Read More