May 8, 2009

Queer Music Friday: MondoHomo 2009

Filed by Paige Schilt | May 08, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

On May 21-25, MondoHomo 2009, "the South's queer art, spoken word, dance party, hip-hop-electro clash, politics, film, BBQ, circus arts, theater, music, burlesque, social action diversity-lovin' festival of fun queer space," will be sowing the seeds of dance-friendly revolution in...Read More


Will Democrats Seize the Marriage Moment?

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 08, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

DC has approved a same-sex marriage law. Washington DC city council has voted to recognise same-sex marriages conducted in other US states. Because Washington DC is not a state, the decision will now have to be approved by Congress before...Read More


For the political junkies...

Filed by Douglas Meagher | May 08, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's something for Hoosier political junkies. There have been 49 presidential elections since Indiana attained statehood in 1816. The results of those elections are after the jump......Read More


Singing Through the Silence of Crystal Meth Addiction

Filed by Dan O'Neill | May 08, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

In early spring 2002, Jimmy Garza used methamphetamine ("crystal meth" or "meth") for the first time, in a casual situation and out of a "morbid curiosity." He was a 32-year-old, local gay man that had abstained from drug use his...Read More


CNN report 'Gay Issues Closing In On Obama' shows the MSM is noticing the White House silence

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

When I walked in the door yesterday evening, I caught the last minute or so of a segment on CNN, "Gay Issues Closing In On Obama." This is an interesting breakthrough, because finally, finally, there is recognition by the MSM...Read More


Porn star Vincent DeSalvo kicked out of Christian college

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Here's one for the Shocker! files... Porn star Vincent DeSalvo (real name: John Gechter) has been kicked out of college for appearing in adult films. The young hottie attended Grove City College, one of America's most conservative Christian colleges. Grove...Read More


The Right Side of History

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 08, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I went to a concert this morning for my son Jake. They sang the song, Nifty Fifty United States... I kept thinking, oh, win, win, gonna win, gonna win... long time for that one. The truth is, we are making...Read More


Cathy Renna: Then and Now

Filed by Cathy Renna | May 08, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

THEN I willingly wore a dress. This changed after age 7. I made funny faces in all photos. My parents grudgingly bought all new toys for me when I rejected my sisters hand me down like Barbies. Although I...Read More


Hate is not always obvious

Filed by Father Tony | May 08, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The South Florida Blade is reporting that police have arrested two men charged with attempted felony murder, strong armed robbery and aggravated assault in two separate April 6 attacks on gay men. An anonymous tip led police to the alleged...Read More


Rice Queens, Potato Queens and Everything in Between Queens: Into the Thicket of Interracial Relationships

Filed by Sean Bugg | May 08, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

A few years ago, before I got married and I was still part of the dating scene, my then-boyfriend took me to an afternoon cookout sponsored by AQUA, D.C.'s gay Asian group. It was pleasant picnic, complete with hotdogs and...Read More


Soldier who came out on MSNBC dismissed

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Remember Lt. Dan Choi, the brave Arabic translator who came out on the Rachel Maddow show a few months ago? Lt. Choi founded Knights Out, a group of West Point cadets/alumni that are openly gay. He has seen action overseas...Read More


Single-Payer Advocates Arrested at Senate Hearing

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 08, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

It was a eerie moment that reminded me of all those Bush-era overreactions to protest. On Tuesday, May 5, during a Senate Finance Committee "round table" on healthcare reform, eight activists stood up one by one to protest the fact...Read More


My First Kiss - Tales of 11th Grade

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 08, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

How was 11th grade (age 16-17) for you? Leave a comment with your memories or make a video reply!...Read More


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On becoming a man

Filed by Ed Team | May 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I certainly think becoming a man involves becoming a woman as well." -- Author and AIDS activist Paul Monette...Read More


Equality California's new ads

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 08, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

New Prop 8 ads from Equality California hit the air today. Watch the other ad and be sure to give a donation to keep them on the air while you are there....Read More