June 15, 2009

Capital Pride Spotlight: National Black Justice Coalition

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | June 15, 2009 | 10:30 PM | comments

The election of Barack Obama rocked America last November. Therefore, I think it is only fitting to highlight an organization that bridges the concerns of the LGBTQ and African American communities: the National Black Justice Coalition. NBJC is a Washington,...Read More


Cleve Jones Responds: 10 Reasons Why a March Isn't a Bad Idea

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 15, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Cleve Jones is a long-time gay rights activist devoted to AIDS awareness and education. He co-founded the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and is the leading force behind the planned march on Washington scheduled for this...Read More


Political Stars Newsom, Villaraigosa Talk DOMA, Prop 8 at LA Pride

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 15, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Too often at the close of the annual Christopher Street West Pride parade in West Hollywood, politicos lament that the crowd is only into the party and misses the larger point - the ongoing struggle for LGBT liberation and full...Read More


Gay dad gets a good ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 15, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

With all the attention to lesbian and gay couples having children through donor insemination, surrogacy, and adoption, it might be easy to forget the legal issues that affect gay parents who come out after having children within heterosexual marriages. In...Read More


HRC responds lengthily to the DOJ DOMA brief

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 15, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Posted without comment because I'm in a rush, here's HRC's reaction to the DOJ brief on DOMA (via Pam). June 15, 2009 President Barack H. Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: I...Read More


IE discovers new marriage amendment attempt via anti-gay group

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2009 | 2:45 PM | comments

While the right-wing org Indiana Family Institute (IFI) was trumpeting the re-introduction of legislation to amend Indiana's constitution to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions Thursday night, Indiana Equality (IE) finally released a statement on Sunday afternoon. Apparently, they found...Read More


Tony Kushner gets political

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Playwright Tony Kushner of Angels in America fame gave an interview to CNN recently that focused on Minneapolis's three month long "Kushner Celebration." While most of the piece is on his plays and the upcoming festival (which includes his new...Read More


How did conservatives get more political power than us?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 15, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Well, I'm back from my traveling weekend, and, while I was gone, two major stories broke about the Obama Administration and LGBT legislation. I wanted to tackle this one first, but I'll have a post about the Department of Justice...Read More


Capital Pride: Was it All About Same-Sex Marriage?

Filed by John Shields | June 15, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Either I must be missing something or the Washington Post sent exactly one reporter to cover Capital Pride and he stood for precisely 10 minutes on a single spot during the week of events, commemorations, parades and festivals. It's been...Read More


40-year-old table

Filed by Eric Leven | June 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

On Saturday The Ali Forney Center hosted a panel discussion on the involvement of queer youth during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The panel consisted of two actual Stonewall Riot participants, Martin Boyce and Tommy Lanigan Schmidt as well as Ali...Read More


God, Guns and Gays: Far Right Slams McCollum as too Moderate on Gay Issues

Filed by Nadine Smith | June 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Gainesville Sun reports that Republican Bill McCollum is moderating his political views and appealing to the Charlie Crist voters in his run for Florida Governor. The article points out that McCollum's support for including sexual orientation in Hate Crimes...Read More


Transgender Comics: Closetspace

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

This is part one of Austen's series on Transgender media: comics, movies, etc. Stay tuned for updates every Monday! I've wanted to do a series about transgender webcomics for a long while. Much of my decision to transition was born...Read More


The Ultimate List - Time Travel

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This post at The Best Article Every Day reminded me of a meme I launched years and years ago, on USENET. (I told you it was years ago.) Let's say you get your hands on a brand new Time Machine....Read More


Miley Cyrus & Nick Jonas - Duet! Before The Storm & The Beast!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 15, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who do you like Miley better with Nick or Justin? 2. Do you think she was really dating Justin? 3. Do you like Miley and Nick's new duet? 4. Did you watch the...Read More


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Adam Lambert Off the Charts

Filed by Ed Team | June 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There is something very contemporary about it - the fact that he is speaking openly about his sexuality, defusing it at a very early point in his career, making his calculation that he is going to be able to be...Read More


Red state gun control

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

After the Holocaust Museum, abortion doctor, and Army recruiter shootings, Jackie's had enough of gun violence in America....Read More