June 9, 2009

Two shows in two weeks! Come out!

Filed by Gina de Vries | June 09, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

1. Have I mentioned those two shows I have in two weeks? If you're in San Francisco, please come to "REBEL GIRL: a riot grrrl nostalgia show" on Thursday night. Performers are bringing old & new zines, buttons, flyers, and...Read More


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Bigotry 2.0: Hate Tweets

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 09, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I've gotten used to hate mail, both by traditional snail mail and email. It comes with the territory. Most of the time it's pretty amusing, like in my last post about getting bigotry delivered right to my inbox. I did,...Read More


Rumors Say HRC and Obama Plot to Help Most Queers Possible

Filed by Bil Browning | June 09, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Stop the presses! There's another controversy swirling around the Human Rights Campaign's role in winning gay rights! This time the rumor mill has it that HRC has told the Obama administration that it's okay to stall on repealing Don't Ask...Read More


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Transtastic in The District

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 09, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Laura McGinnis is a staffer at Renna Communications. This past weekend, hundreds of transgender, queer, and trans-tastic allies descended upon the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Capital Trans Pride. By all accounts, it...Read More


LGBT organizing WIN

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 09, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The other day Dr. Kelley Winters posted an action item about the KRXQ radio hosts who attacked trans youth on a segment on their morning radio show. Check out her post for the description of what they said if you...Read More


Money Matters

Filed by Michele O'Mara | June 09, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

After my husband and I got married we combined all of our money, accounts, etc. My husband left me in charge of our finances, which was fine by me. Recently he has started to criticize the way I do...Read More


Join Our Inclusive ENDA Campaign on Facebook

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last week, Rep. Barney Frank stated in a Washington Blade interview that he is going to re-introduce ENDA this month in the House and the vote will take place in the fall. I experienced a vivid flashback to November 2007:...Read More


LGBT Pride organizer attacked in San Diego

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 09, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Didn't this guy get the memo? It's gays who intimidate and use violence to make their point, not the other way around. Duh. I was waiting for the Equality Torch Relay to come by Main and Broadway and standing in...Read More


I'm Done Asking. It's Time to Tell. No, make that "Demand."

Filed by John Shields | June 09, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'm sick and tired of "asking" for our civil rights. I am appalled at LGBTQ kids getting murdered or committing suicide because they are "queer" to their classmates. I am more than disgusted at having the "voters" decide who I...Read More


Jesse's Journal: Sodomy and the British Raj

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 09, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

In 1860, the British rulers of India criminalized homosexual activity in the subcontinent. Originally drafted by the historian Lord Macaulay, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code decreed that "whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with...Read More


Getting Married? Consider This Proposal

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

It should be a happy time for LGBT folks in New Hampshire, with a marriage equality victory making the springtime a little brighter. For the LGBTQ youth organization Seacoast Outright, however, things are looking bleak. The organization, which provides educational,...Read More


Responding to a Facebook homophobe

Filed by Annette Gross | June 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Facebook is an interesting phenomenon. By using it, you can reach people automatically and get feed-back right away. Though geographically diverse, it has enabled my extended family of cousins to stay in close contact. Last week, one of my cousins...Read More


Don't Take a Gay Guy to Prom!! I love you Beth Cooper!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

What is your Beth Cooper Moment of Truth? Do you have a secret that even your best friends don't know? -Profess your love to a secret crush -Declare something wild about yourself -Come clean with a hot confession -Tell...Read More


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Cars and Sex

Filed by Ed Team | June 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Good driving has nothing to do with sex. It's all above the collar." --Alice Huyler Ramsey, the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast. She set out on her journey on this date in 1909....Read More


Operation Flip Flop

Filed by Bil Browning | June 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Presidents have the option refusing to defend a law they view as unconstitutional on its face. President Obama himself has called the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) "abhorrent" and he's a constitutional law professor. Given these premises, President Obama...Read More