May 29, 2009

Queer music Friday - Alberta Hunter

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Alberta Hunter sure sounds like a spunky woman. Born in Memphis, she left home at age 12 to pursue a singing career in Chicago. And she succeeded. Not only did she become a critically-acclaimed singer, she wrote songs for people...Read More


Shaving the bush makes the tree look taller!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we head into the weekend, this seems like a fun subject for discussion... Personally, I'm a big fan of keeping things tidy down below. A big bushy bird's nest in your pants isn't something that I find attractive. Mind...Read More


Keep Parenting Queer

Filed by Paige Schilt | May 29, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

A while back, I attended a workshop for LGBT families. At lunch, the organizers asked parents to break into small groups and talk about "things that sustain us." My group was chewing its sandwiches in awkward silence, so I decided...Read More


The scandalous details of the antichrist's sex life

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Several events last year, like Sarah Palin's nomination and Ted Stevens's prosecution, gave America a crash-course in Alaskan politics. It turns out it's not just another state up there - it's another planet. Well, Don Sherfick sent me this link...Read More


New York court hurts children of lesbian parents again

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 29, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Since the disgraceful case of Alison D. almost 20 years ago, New York courts have closed their doors to nonbiological mothers seeking visitation rights with their child after the couple splits up. Doesn't matter if the child knows she has...Read More


"No Excuses. No Delays." Do we really mean it?

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 29, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

At a recent speaking engagement, I asked a group of people what the world would be like if from the day they were born prejudice had never touched their lives. No homophobic bullying in school. Supportive families at homes No...Read More


New NOM ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This ad, which will air in New York, appears to be directed at African Americans....Read More


Bar Harbor's Day of Decision protest photos

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Thanks to Projector Andrew C for sending in these pictures from Bar Harbor, Maine's Day of Decision protest this week. Only a dozen people participated, but they look like they had a great time; I wish I could have been...Read More


Finding LGBT Friendly Legal Counsel

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

It can be a challenge for LGBT Virginians to find "gay friendly" legal counsel to handle their legal matters from a sympathetic and respectful perspective. Since my firm has been marketing to the LGBT community for a number of years...Read More


Parental Rights Clause Gives the Right a New Weapon Against Diversity

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 29, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

On Thursday May 28th, The Alberta Government passed Bill 44, which makes changes to the Province's Human Rights Act. Bill 44 includes a proposal to extend to parents the right to exempt their children from any teaching about "subject-matter that...Read More


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A Historical Parallel

Filed by Ed Team | May 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In my mind, it's not that different from Plessy v. Ferguson's tragic "separate but equal" ruling that confronted my great-grandfather and millions of other African-Americans looking for simple equality in the late 1890s." --Carlos Watson, MSNBC anchor and founder of...Read More


Sex with ducks

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Pat Robertson once said that allowing gay marriage would lead to sex with ducks. I guess he was right after all... (Hat tip to Projector Mike R)...Read More