July 1, 2009

Terrorists in Blue: Police Running Out of Control

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 01, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

While Americans argue about how to prosecute foreign terrorists, a mammoth irony is festering among us. We already have home-grown armed terrorists running amok in many of our cities and communities. They operate openly, not in secret "cells." And they...Read More


Violence on the rise, but the police won't be stopping it

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 01, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Great minds thinking alike and all, I was actually going to write a post similar to Waymon's this morning highlighting some of the violence against queer people this past month and asking, "What's going on?" And not just with all...Read More


I Want Free Stuff

Filed by Paige Schilt | July 01, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last week I attended a six-year-old's birthday party. After pizza and ice cream and cake, the kids were working off their sugar highs by running and wrestling and generally acting like maniacs. The parents were huddled around the booze. One...Read More


Who's responsible for Indiana Equality's anti-ENDA stance?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

After news that Indiana's controversial LGBT organization will actively oppose federal legislation to outlaw employment discrimination shocked the state's LGBT community, many people were left wondering who's responsible. Other state and national LGBT organizations quickly denounced Indiana Equality's (IE) contentious...Read More


The Governor of New York is with us.

Filed by Father Tony | July 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

In a world of hollow political promises and gestures, the fact that Governor Paterson of New York made history as the first sitting governor to accept an invitation and to walk a Pride March as a Grand Marshal is significant...Read More


The 9 Unconfirmed ENDA House Votes in Pennsylvania

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

What are the political calculations that govern support of HR 3017, the current ENDA bill? This is what you need to understand if you want to help the bill pass. Last week, I noted that the largest number of unconfirmed...Read More


Uncovering Feminism: Emma Bee Bernstein and a few questions about suicide

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 01, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Okay, so I'm looking through the Seal Press catalog for the second time, just to see if I've missed anything interesting, and what calls my attention is the bio of one of the editors of a book called Girldrive: Criss-Crossing...Read More


Pride Events Marred by Violence

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

This last month, Pride Events were celebrated across the country. Over time, these events have morphed from protests and acts of visibility to celebrations of different parts of our community and culture. The commercialization of Pride has eased us into...Read More


D.C. Court Refuses to Block Marriage Recognition Law

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

DC Superior Court Judge Judith Retchin cleared the path for the DC law recognizing same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. It is now likely to take effect next week. The 15 page opinion rejects every ground put forward by Reverend Harry...Read More


"If we will take care of the morality, God will take care of the prosperity"

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Oh, no, deregulation of the markets, credit default swaps, massive greed and fraud, regulators falling asleep at the wheel, the housing bubble, stagnant job growth and median income, exotic investment products, and financial opacity had nothing to do with the...Read More


Miami HIV doctor sentenced

Filed by Father Tony | July 01, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

If you can't trust a doctor.... This is in the Miami Herald: A Miami physician was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison after admitting he fraudulently prescribed HIV therapy for Medicare patients who didn't need or get the treatment,...Read More


One big win for human rights, one big fail for grandpa

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 01, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'll admit that young transition is both a scary and exciting thought to me. Children who know who they are - deep down, at a level of passion few people reach in adult lives, let alone as kids - should...Read More


Hopemongering

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, like so many others I was tuned into the live White House video feed to watch President Obama's speech at the White House reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month. One thing's for certain, Barack Obama knows how to...Read More


The Future of Iran Won't Include an Azure Curtain

Filed by Storm Bear | July 01, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Somewhere in Iran, there are terabytes of data - unseen photos, unwatched videos and unread words that have captured events that have yet to be seen by those of us in the "West." The Ahmadinejad regime has struggled to tamp...Read More


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"Never Give Up"

Filed by Ed Team | July 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Board recommends 'You're Fired' for being honest. Now we appeal. Never give up." --National Guard 1st Lt. Dan Choi, via Twitter, after his military review board yesterday...Read More


Gay Liberation Front Surviving Members

Filed by Father Tony | July 01, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

At New York City's Gay and Lesbian Community Center, on Thursday June 25, 2009, the surviving founding members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) each had 3 minutes to tell a personal story from the earliest days of the...Read More