July 8, 2009

Manfriend, Mania and the Dead Puppy

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 08, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm not sure where to begin... this is a story you won't believe. I will tell it as plainly as I can but still... you won't believe it. I wouldn't if I hadn't lived it. Wednesday, the 17th, my sister...Read More


Someone stepped over your grave

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

You know that feeling you get down your spine that makes you tingle and shake? My mom used to say that "Someone just stepped over your grave." Mitch Daniels for President. Yeah, that's the feeling all right. Did you get...Read More


This is 2009, this is the north, this is America, and this is what it looks like

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

A private pool in Philadelphia apparently didn't like the idea of black children swimming in their pool, even though these campers had already paid the enormous fee to use the pool. More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned...Read More


Massachusetts sues the Feds to overturn DOMA

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Well this certainly ratchets up the discussion, eh? Massachusetts's federal lawsuit to overturn DOMA relies on a federalist argument while GLAD's case is based on equal protection claims. The lawsuit questions the constitutionality of Section 3 of the law, which...Read More


Ice Age 3: Can a Queer Utopia Be Built on Prehistoric Gender Roles?

Filed by Paige Schilt | July 08, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last week, Zac Hart at Bilerico-Indiana wrote about walking out of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Zac's catalogue of summer blockbuster racism and homophobia got me thinking about the other movie at the top of the box office charts,...Read More


Star Parker chastises blacks who support that homosexualist, Christian teaching-abandoning Obama

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 08, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you want another good laugh at the delusional anti-gay mindset, click over and read Star Parker's "When color trumps Christianity" over at Clown Hall. It's another case of Bizarro World, where the God-fearing American culture is going to hell...Read More


Massachusetts State Senator Comes Out on Independence Day

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 08, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg, a Democrat, came out to his constituents in a recent Independence Day op-ed in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, identifying himself as: a foster child who grew up as a ward of the state, as a...Read More


Healthcare Reform for LGBT Americans

Filed by Dan O'Neill | July 08, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The healthcare reform debate has become so fluid and has moved so quickly as of late, that trying to follow along is akin to taking a proverbial drink from a fire-hose of health policy. Currently, there are five committees in...Read More


What's really scary is the deductible

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

There are so many layers of possible, subtle, and overt homophobia, misogyny, racism, sodomy anxiety, Nixonian resentment, and sexophobia cynically in use to turn conservatives off to health care reform in the new National Review cover that it isn't possible...Read More


Hiding Pills in Brownies; or: Combating Homophobia in California's Heartland (Finally)

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 08, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

When the New Conservatory Theatre Center's YouthAware Educational Theatre program began touring Ed Roy's The Other Side of the Closet in 2000, the play - with its gritty and direct handling of homophobia and youth violence - was welcomed by...Read More


What cat? I'm not hiding anything!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

What's your best caption for this photo? You guys always have the funniest one-liners so I can't wait to see what you come up with for this one. (Hat tip to Projector Dawn for sending in the photo.) I love...Read More


The Lady Bunny Gets Angry

Filed by Father Tony | July 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Lady Bunny, New York's reigning drag queen, takes a moment from her otherwise filthy and endearing performance at Wilton Manors bar Georgie's Alibi on Monday July 6, 2009, to remind the crowd that there is work to be done....Read More


The Queerness of Michael Jackson

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

At Michael Jackson's memorial service the Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing speech that had the congregation at the Staples Center rise to their feet at times with shouts of "Amen!" Sharpton made one particular statement in his speech to...Read More


OK, Just Please Don't Rap

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 08, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Aw, man. First K-Fed and now this? Levi Johnston is now officially an aspiring actor and model. And according to his new manager Tank Jones, he is getting closer to a clinching a deal that will help him support...Read More


Trans and Visible

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 08, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's Guest Contributor is the Reverend Donna Tara Lee, a Gainesville Florida out and proud M2F transgender activist. Back in 1978 the message of Harvey Milk was that if we were out, the public would know us and...Read More


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Experience and Stature

Filed by Ed Team | July 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The guy's been trying to make schools safe for kids for more than two decades. But in the short-term, Jennings' experience may be less valuable to the administration than his stature as a gay leader. . . . Jennings might...Read More


I was a Prop 8 volunteer

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Comedian Marga Gomez's standup routine is always hilarious, but she really hits it out of the park with this segment, "I was a Prop 8 volunteer."...Read More