May 20, 2009

Two marriage items: Back to committee in New Hampshire and California ruling delayed by Gavin Newsom

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

UPDATED: Gavin Newsom's office is denying the charges published by Towleroad. Their statement added to the end of the post. The New Hampshire house has sent the amendment to create a religious exemption to their same-sex marriage bill back to...Read More


Owning The Present

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

You know, a day of chores, busy work and hunting stalker barbies has been great for me. My friend last night was right- out of the weeds! Breathe! As I walked down the beach today, I kept thinking... I have...Read More


Senator Duane: Where are you on New York State's Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Bill?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 20, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

It was hot weather when I met Senator Tom Duane at a picnic last summer up in Sullivan County, New York, where my partner and I live. I shook his hand and asked him about the New York State Gender...Read More


Equality for All Now: The Dallas Principles...join us.

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 20, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

There were a lot of things I could have done this past weekend. Get to that pile of laundry, hit the pillow for some sorely-needed shut-eye, and, of course, spend quality time with my wife. But I hopped on...Read More


Prop 8 decision?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The rumor mill started whirling last night that the California Supreme Court will issue it's ruling on Prop 8's constitutionality Thursday after Joe.My.God's Joe Jervis posted that San Francisco police were dropping off crowd barriers in the Castro district. Since...Read More


Needle exchange isn't a priority and probably won't happen

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

A few weeks ago I posted about how the White House website was de-gayed. The site offered a lot of policy proposals right when Obama was sworn in, but many were removed several months later as, I suppose, the Obama...Read More


Demanding quality state equality orgs

Filed by Bil Browning | May 20, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Bilerico Project contributor (and the former HRC field organizer who helped to pass Indy's inclusive human rights ordinance) Bo Shuff has started an interesting series on the main site. The series looks at Equality Ohio and asks whether the equality...Read More


Goodbye, Octavia St. Laurent

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 20, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The first time I saw Octavia St. Laurent , I was at the River Oaks Theater back home watching the 1990 blockbuster documentary Paris Is Burning. I was starting my own transition at the time and the movie was on...Read More


Have an Impact: Seeking Quality in Equality 2

Filed by Bo Shuff | May 20, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This is an ongoing series that began at Bears Left. This is part two and was originally published on May 11th. Part 3 will appear here on Thursday. The organizations that speak for us have the highest of responsibility. Even...Read More


Naked pics and the TSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Mother Jones has an interesting post up about the movement against full-body scans that could become commonplace in American airports. When I first read about this a year ago, I thought the idea was so ridiculous it would never happen....Read More


"It Will Be Over This Time Next Week"! - How Are You?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 20, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Stay focused and positive! HOW ARE YOU??...Read More


Stonewall at 40

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 20, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

As an event and as a symbol, the Stonewall Riots of June 27-29 1969 continues to shape our lives. Forty years later, a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender generation that was not even born in 1969 looks back fondly...Read More


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Fears and Action

Filed by Ed Team | May 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the...Read More


Ellen addresses Tulane's graduating class

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Ellen addresses Tulane's graduating class....Read More