July 15, 2009

Florida Judge Who Struck Down Gay Adoption Ban Demoted

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 15, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Miami-Dade Florida circuit court judge who ruled Florida's shameful gay adoption ban unconstitutional in November 2008, a case currently being appealed, has been demoted. For over 15 years, Judge Cindy Lederman served as top administrative judge over Miami-Dade's juvenile...Read More


He said - She said

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 15, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I don’t know if you’re watching the Sotomayor confirmation hearings, but we have them on in the office. I’d just finished listening to judge Sotomayor being grilled about the "wise Latina" quote, when I read probably the best summation of...Read More


Six Underwear Models and a Camera; Plus, "Gay" Underwear Becomes Mainstream

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 15, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

You know that your reputation precedes you when PR companies start sending you links to videos that feature models stripping down to their underwear. That's not a complaint, by the way. That's a request for it to never ever stop....Read More


Let the Episcopal Church say Amen

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 15, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly to overturn a three-year moratorium on the election of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queers to the episcopate. While many LGBTQ Episcopalians and their allies are jumping for joy the...Read More


U.S. Legislator of the Day: Brad Ellsworth

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 15, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I will be posting, from time to time, a link to the U.S. Legislator of the Day. This link will allow you to email a legislator who is undecided on ENDA, and tell him or her of your support for...Read More


Congress moves on DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

There has been lots of motion these past two weeks on repealing DADT, more than any other LGBT bills other than hate crimes legislation and possibly ENDA, as there are people currently working on repeal in both the House and...Read More


Jewish lesbian crime-fighters and building progressive political power online

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 15, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Despite being a Jewish, lesbian crime-fighter, Batwoman didn't win. Wonder Woman did. The race was a mock mayoral campaign for DC mayor that was part of the New Organizing Institute's BootCamp 2009. It wasn't a two-way race between Batwoman and...Read More


The Politics of Comedy: What's Off Limits?; Plus, "The Goods" Wants You to Laugh at a Hate Crime

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 15, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

My recent post about how funny I thought Bruno is sparked some lively and (sometimes fierce) debate. The core issue is whether Sacha Baron Cohen's obnoxious, gay fashionista reinforces hurtful stereotypes and harms the gay community or whether he satirizes...Read More


Evan Bayh: A stumbling block to health care

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Isn't it sad when the Democrats have to run television ads in Indiana to prod Evan Bayh into doing the right thing? This guy wanted to be President, but is a stumbling block to health care reform? In Indiana? It's...Read More


Open Thread - In Memory of D.C. Activist Desi Deschaine

Filed by John Shields | July 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

There are numerous places you can write your feelings about Desi, and this is one of them. And as he probably would have wanted, keep them happy, keep them snappy and keep them gay. For the next few hours, the...Read More


On Gay History, Or, This Is Not A Stonewall Story

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Don Davis is a complex recipe. In a large bowl, add 3 parts curiosity, 1 part "I Wish I Was Sam Clemens", 3 parts geek, 2 parts failed stand-up comic, a dash of photographer, a pinch...Read More


House committees release health care plan

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Late yesterday the House released its plan for health care, and it's pretty good. It includes all the popular initiatives: a public option, subsidies for low-income households, a health care exchange for small businesses and people who go it alone,...Read More


In Memory of D.C. Activist Desi Deschaine

Filed by John Shields | July 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Desi Deschaine, a leading voice in D.C. politics and the communications director for D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, has died. He was 29. Deschaine's body was recovered Tuesday in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, after a weekend boating trip with friends and family....Read More


"Red Flag" Rally TODAY- Let's Show WFLA What FREE SPEECH Really Means

Filed by Nadine Smith | July 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Join us for a Red Flag Rally to DEMAND a public apology from NBC's affiliate WFLA Ch 8 for screening a dangerous and dehumanizing anti-gay infomercial - Speechless: Silencing Christians. Media General, which owns WFLA, must hear from the community....Read More


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Bill Supports Us

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

"I personally support people doing what they want to do. I think it's wrong for someone to stop someone else from doing that [same-sex marriage]." --Former President Bill Clinton, when asked if he supports marriage for same-sex couples...Read More


Liza Minnelli at Paris Pride festival

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

Liza Minnelli was at the Paris Pride festival and mentions her mother's death 50 years ago as one of the reasons Stonewall happened. Of course, Judy Garland (and Stonewall) happened 40 years ago, but who's counting when it's Liza?...Read More