May 25, 2009

Sins of the Father

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 25, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Thirteen years. Nearly half of the 30 years I have been on this earth. That's how long it has been since I've spoken to my father. 13 years of silence, of therapy, of anger, of making peace, of hate, of...Read More


What about a 50 state march?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last week we discussed the possibility and calls for a march on Washington this October. A few people brought up the possibility of a march on the 50 state capitals instead, so I thought we'd continue the conversation here on...Read More


Rethinking Barney Frank

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 25, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

As any LGBT who follows American politics knows, with the Democrats running things in Congress and Obama in the White House it's supposedly a new day in America for LGBT people and rights. At the same time, however, we also...Read More


Call to Action to Urge Trans-Affirming Position Statements by the APA

Filed by Kelley Winters | May 25, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

On May 18, I presented a paper to the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association on the diagnostic categories of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and Transvestic Fetishism (TF) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Coauthored...Read More


American Idol: Part Four

Filed by Brett Abrams | May 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Like many others, Adam Lambert's loss on Tuesday spurred thoughts about eyeliner, gayness and cultural acceptance. Two friends commented that they "were not surprised, just as they would not have been surprised but were disappointed, as they would have been...Read More


Nella Larsen, Passing, and transgender issues

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 25, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Justin Allendale didn't know Angie Zapata's past when they first met - he only saw a woman. This was intentional; Angie made a conscious effort to appear female, to the point that nobody would know that she was ever male....Read More


Memorial Day open thread

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Ah, the joy of a three day weekend. Posting will be light today as we enjoy the holiday. Consider this your Memorial Day open thread. Random, self promotional, actual news, whatever - the floor is yours....Read More


Adam Lambert is STRAIGHT! - Miley Cyrus Church Date?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 25, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Is there such a thing as being too pretty? Should Jessica Beil STFU? 2. Does associating with Heidi Montag take Miley down a peg? Does it take Jesus down a peg? 3. Any...Read More


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Patriots - and Their Families

Filed by Ed Team | May 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am a proud daughter of a lesbian mother. I also am a proud daughter of a military mother. . . . My mother retired after 25 years of dedication and duty. She is also a veteran of two wars....Read More


The true meaning of Memorial Day

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Lest we forget the true meaning of Memorial Day... I'm an anti-war peacenik, but we all honor our fallen soldiers and citizens who gave everything on our behalf. Today, I'm saluting our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender soldiers that...Read More