May 13, 2009

Florida recognizes second-parent adoption from elsewhere

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

There's little I hate more in our community than a lesbian mom who creates a two-mother family and later decides to pretend there was only one mother. Well today Florida, of all places, has ruled that she can't -- not...Read More


Deep thought

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

After watching the mainstream media's reaction to Outrage, the movie about outing homophobic gay politicians, with the journalists wanting to beat up Mike Rogers and NPR censoring reviews of the movie, and reading up on the trans panic defense, the...Read More


Your Healthcare Stories Are Needed

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | May 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The AFL-CIO is doing a health care survey to help determine priorities as they move forward, working with the administration to push through health care reform. Last year, there was a good response from the LGBT community telling the stories...Read More


A lesson in "spoonfuls of sugar"

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 13, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I always keep my eye out for positive stories of transition. While this may not be the most, say, "realistic" portrayal of that terrible coming-out moment, I do want to post it here for one simple reason. Sometimes, when trying...Read More


Would Jesus torture? What if He was really, really scared?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

From Sarah Posner: Last month's Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life poll showed that the more religiously observant one is, the more likely one is to justify torture. In response to the finding, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture...Read More


Telling the Story... Finally

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 13, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, as Beanie and I walked down to the pump with our wagon and container for water (our well is very shallow and not drinkable), we passed a man in a truck. He was working on one of the cottages,...Read More


Same-sex marriage - it's nothing new

Filed by Father Tony | May 13, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Jennifer Finney Boylan of Maine teaches college English and has a remarkable op-ed piece in the New York Times making a fine point about same-sex marriage that has been mostly overlooked: it's been around - legally - for years. Ms....Read More


Who has better sex? Republicans or Democrats?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

This is a hilarious outtake from the movie OutRage. So what do you think? Who has better sex? Republicans or Democrats?...Read More


What the world needs now is empathy

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I didn't think that the right-wing would actually declare war on "empathy," but, as Dahlia Lithwick points out, they have, mainly because Obama has said that empathy is a characteristic to look for in judicial nominees and the GOP has...Read More


Texting Boston trolley driver is transman

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The texting trolley driver that caused an accident in Boston is transgender. Forty six people were injured in the crash. He was texting his girlfriend at the time of the collision. ...Aidan Quinn, is a female-to-male transsexual, according to a...Read More


I'm Here

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm here. Finally. I thought I was coming into major fog season but in fact, the sun is out, the sky almost clear, and it feels like it might get to a rockin' 60 degrees today. I won't mention how...Read More


An 82 year old monk comes out of the closet and we....

Filed by Father Tony | May 13, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

An 82 year old monk comes out of the closet, and we cry applaud spit yawn. Retired Milwaukee Archbishop and Benedictine monk Rembert Weakland has written his memoirs. I will read his book for only these reasons: to see if...Read More


The Ascension of Weather Reporting

Filed by Storm Bear | May 13, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

click to enlarge When Iowa takes the lead in civil rights in the 21st Century, when New England (the spot in America where that Revolution thing started) becomes the hotbed of Gay marriage, when states approve of Gay marriage...Read More


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Humanity First

Filed by Ed Team | May 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You know, gay people are seen as people first and then as gay or lesbian later, that's the way it should be. The same as African Americans. The same as Hispanics. The same as everybody who is a member of...Read More


Same-sex marriage music video

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Oh, the power of the internets. I watch stuff like this same-sex marriage music video and think back just a few years ago when organizations were desperately trying to come up with something cool to motivate the average American...Read More