July 16, 2009

First the Abortionists, Then the "Homosexuals": TheCall Declares War

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 16, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Just this morning, an announcement went out from TheCall, asking its list of followers to join a national prayer-and-fasting movement aimed at "the spiritual darkness of the homosexual agenda" and the "restraining" of our "ideology." TheCall is not just another...Read More


Bruno banned in Ukraine, but does Transformers sound steamier?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

As usual, liberals discuss, complain, and raise rancor on something they don't like, while conservatives just go ahead and ban it: Bruno has fallen foul of the censors in Ukraine, who claim Sacha Baron Cohen`s raucous new comedy could "damage...Read More


Indiana newspaper publishes same-sex marriage announcement: Batshittery ensues

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

When the Elkhart Truth published a same-sex wedding announcement for Micheal Berkey and James Chapin earlier this week, Hoosier fundies went bananas. The couple plan to be married July 25th in Iowa. It didn't take long for the American Family...Read More


U.S. Legislator of the Day: Joe Donnelly

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 16, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Well, good work, folks. Yesterday we sent 173 emails to Rep. Brad Ellsworth, who is undecided on ENDA. And now... Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rep. Joe Donnelly of Indiana Please email...Read More


House, White House back end to federal needle exchange funding ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

During the primaries, one of the policy differences between Obama and Clinton was that Obama supported an end to the federal ban on funding needle exchange programs. That's great; those programs have been proven to reduce HIV infection rates, and...Read More


Equality Florida Action PAC Releases St. Petersburg Endorsements

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Equality Florida Action PAC, which supports openly LGBT and pro-Equality Candidates, has released its endorsements for the upcoming races in St. Petersburg, FL. St. Petersburg is Florida's fourth largest city and is part of the state that plays a...Read More


"Bobbi with a I" and I

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay Area who also performs as a drag queen under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." I'd run across "Bobbi with an I" by country singer Phil...Read More


Bruno: the Herald of the Gayby Boom?

Filed by Dana Rudolph | July 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Johann Hari at HuffPo reports that--shock--we're in the middle of a gayby boom, and Bruno is spreading the word. He writes, "This quiet trend has finally poked its way to public attention with the sight of Bruno - the crazed...Read More


Transgender Comics: Misfile

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I assure you, my two-week hiatus from posting transgender comics was, erm, disciplined properly. As punishment, Bil forced me to sit through a twenty-four hour marathon of Bleach whilst he made bleating, fanboyish comments about Cowboy Bebop. The Horror! The...Read More


A wise latina woman with the richness of her experiences will speak on same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Updated after the jump I haven't posted on the Sotomayor hearings because I've been watching with a mix of ennui and anger as a bunch of racist bullies call a latina woman a racist bully, feign interest in strict interpretation...Read More


Where To Find Sex And Love

Filed by Father Tony | July 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Hey there, I'm a teacher is Madison Wisconsin who is ready for a change. I've been vacationing for many years in Fort Lauderdale ever since my partner died. I think that is where I want to be and I...Read More


White Attire Affair Fundraiser Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Filed by John Shields | July 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Looking for something to do this Saturday night that will help an under-served part of the LGBTQ community, and also be part of an experience that you won't soon forget? Then listen up, as Al Sura has just the *fun*draiser...Read More


A Fine Bromance

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bruno did not open as well at the box office as Borat. Despite a studio publicity blitz, including a faux fight with Eminem at the Grammies and his own best worst efforts, Sacha Barren Cohen did not take into account...Read More


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Reid Is Asked, and Tells

Filed by Ed Team | July 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We're having trouble getting people into the military. And I think that we shouldn't turn down anybody that's willing to fight for our country, certainly based on sexual orientation." --Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), when questioned by reporters about whether he...Read More


Who gets the nest?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

With same-sex penguin relationships making news around the world, you knew it was coming... The first same-sex penguin divorce! To make this even more like a trashy reality tv show, the couple is breaking up after a female penguin...Read More