June 12, 2009

Indiana's marriage amendment is back

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Rep Eric Turner (R - Marion) and Rep Dave Cheatham (D - North Vernon) introduced HJR-3 yesterday on the opening day of the legislative special session. The bill is a proposed amendment to the Indiana constitution to ban same-sex marriage...Read More


Pride? Yes. Prideful? No.

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 12, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Keri Renault is a broadcast writer/producer credited with creating & distributing two PBS-oriented television series, and blogs on the power of self advocacy in personal & relationship transitions. The burgeoning LGBTQ community has much to celebrate...Read More


Obama administration to defend DOMA in court

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Updated at the end of the post The Department of Justice filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) today. President Obama ran for office with a promise to repeal...Read More


Queer Music Friday: Peaches...and Glambert

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Electronic shock rocker Peaches has a hilarious new concept video for the song "Lose You." Long before the latest pop-diva leotard craze, Peaches was working the spandex one-piece--usually with some pubes hanging out for dramatic effect. In this vid, she...Read More


An Example of Left Wing Violence

Filed by Storm Bear | June 12, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge I find it laughable when the likes of Rush Limbaugh and other neo-con side-shows claim von Brunn was a leftist. They further their train of thought to claim this was left wing violence. In today's strip......Read More


Don't Miss "Ask Not" Tuesday on PBS

Filed by Father Tony | June 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

At the opening of Ask Not, a startling film to be aired nationally on PBS on Tuesday, June 16th, three generals are asked if homosexuality is compatible with military service. Each one closes in on the mic and says "Incompatible"....Read More


Virginia prison segregated lesbians, butch women

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Will the wonders of stereotyping never end... A Virginia prison has been segregating butch looking women for appearing gay. For more than a year, Virginia's largest women's prison rounded up inmates who had loose-fitting clothes, short hair or otherwise masculine...Read More


Louisiana court deprives child of her second mom

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 12, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Add Louisiana to the list of states willing to deprive a child of her mother...and her brother. This week the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in Black v. Simms that Kimberlee Black is not entitled to joint custody...Read More


Farewell to LGBT Services?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 12, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greg Varnum is the Executive Director of NYAC, the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. As news of marriage equality in New Hampshire dominated the headlines, I got word of another story unfolding in New Hampshire that is...Read More


Inhale for Pride - Exhale for Equal Rights

Filed by Father Tony | June 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

A back injury that sends you to a physical therapist may have a good side effect. It makes you think about the mechanics of your body. It makes you analyze your movements. You learn to stretch, sit, bend, lift and...Read More


Happy Pride. Be Proud. Every Day.

Filed by John Shields | June 12, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's June - which means LGBTQ Pride parades, festivals and street fairs are happening in cities and in nearly every state across this nation that we call the United States of America. From Capital Pride in Washington to Boston Pride...Read More


Chaz Bono Transitions: A Few Memories of His Work at GLAAD

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 12, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

It was announced yesterday to much fanfare that Chaz Bono is transitioning from female to male. The child of Sonny Bono and Cher, Chaz was someone many of us grew up with when his parents hoisted him on stage at...Read More


Sacramento Radio Show Comes Clean

Filed by Kelley Winters | June 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

After three days off the air, the Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show returned to KRXQ FM radio Thursday morning to apologize for defamatory remarks about transpeople on their May 28 broadcast. Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States outraged the transcommunity...Read More


Taylor Swift outs Joe Jonas

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

My songwriting debut! Please do not unsubscribe! LOL Twitter Taylor and tell her she should cover "Their" and link the video! "Their" Original song by Michael Buckley in the style of Taylor Swift - a song where Taylor Swift...Read More


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Loving Words

Filed by Ed Team | June 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to...Read More


TX cop tasers 72 year old woman

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I'm not a fan of tasers. Cops whip them out faster than they would a gun and are more likely to use them when they're not warranted. Case in point: Does it take a taser to subdue a 72...Read More