July 17, 2009

Fill The Void

Filed by David Badash | July 17, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Sarah Palin got it right. Well, just one thing: Palin knows how to fill a void. Who else was able to upstage two solid weeks of 24/7 Michael Jackson media coverage? From the moment she announced she was resigning as...Read More


Queer music Friday - Alicia Bridges

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Every now and then I randomly search a musician who appears on my playlist to see if they're LGBT in any way and can be put up here. This is what doing this feature for over two years does to...Read More


U.S. Legislator of the Day: Mario Diaz-Balart

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 17, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday we sent about 130 emails to Rep. Donnelly. A phone call to his office at the end of the day suggests he is still undecided on ENDA. You might want to call him at 574-288-2780. And now... Today's LEGISLATOR...Read More


Why Hate Crimes Legislation Is A Terrible Idea: A Reminder

Filed by Yasmin Nair | July 17, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

We've seen a number of posts supportive of hate crimes legislation. The widespread perception is that only hate-mongering Republicans are against it, but in fact a lot of queer radical activists and groups are against it for entirely different reasons....Read More


The Bender theory of discrimination

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Pat Buchanan was on Rachel Maddow last night to talk about Sotomayor. He said she was an affirmative action pick in the bad way who isn't qualified because he hasn't been motivated enough to read any of her opinions (seriously)....Read More


Leon County FL Commissioners approve "Human Relations Advisory Committee"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Leon County commissioners gave approval on Tuesday to create a human relations advisory committee, whose goal is to "to provide commissioners suggestions for people who may be under represented before the governing body." The Commissioners will now nominate names to...Read More


Al Franken's first confirmation hearing

Filed by Jerame Davis | July 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

How fitting that Al Franken's debut as a US Senator came during the Supreme Court nomination hearing of Sonia Sotomayor. During his stint on Saturday Night Live, Franken played a Senator in a skit parodying the Clarence Thomas hearings. I...Read More


Albus Dumbledore: The G Quotient

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Justin Nelson is the Co-Founder and President of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). He has used his background in small business and issues advocacy to develop the NGLCC into the business advocate...Read More


Miami Beach Bruthaz - This Weekend's Go-To Event

Filed by Father Tony | July 17, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

If you are looking for something to do this weekend in Miami Beach that involves a crowd of attractive and intelligent Hispanic and African-American gay men (and a few women) you ought to participate in the events of the annual...Read More


Indiana Equality email blasts for hate crimes, but don't expect action on ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Got this in my inbox yesterday: Senate Vote on Matthew Shepard Act! Dear Alex, Contact Your Senators Today! The full Senate is scheduled to vote -- this week -- on the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, so Indiana's Senators...Read More


The F-22 v. The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill

Filed by John Shields | July 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Woo Hoo~! The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed cloture in the United States Senate last night. How awesome is that? Not much. For starters, hate crimes legislation is a no-brainer and should have been passed as a stand-alone...Read More


Rockstar Energy Drink CFO breaks ties with Savage Productions

Filed by Bil Browning | July 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

After guest blogger Michael Jones posted concerns about Rockstar Energy Drink's possible connections to far-right radio talk show host Michael Savage, Bilerico Project and Change.org worked closely with the company over the last few weeks to take concrete steps on...Read More


Where's My Gay Tennis Player?

Filed by Sean Bugg | July 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

As a young kid playing tennis on the cracked and ill-kept public courts of rural Western Kentucky, I had my idols who inspired both how and why I played. I loved Bjorn Borg, despite my great aunt's admonishment to "always...Read More


"Well I'll be damned"

Filed by Nadine Smith | July 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This past weekend Equality Florida trained dozens of grassroots activists. Amid the phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, media and lobby training was this brave and beautiful poem. Well I'll Be Damned...Read More


Wiseass White Woman

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 17, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Thank you, but I am not Jamie Lee Curtis. Anyone else think the Sotomayor confirmation hearing is like a circle jerk for the ethically challenged?...Read More


Harry Potter vs Twilight

Filed by Michael Buckley | July 17, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Which do you prefer Harry Potter or Twilight? 2. Have you seen the new Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?! Give me your review! Bonus: Guess the week one box office gross...Read More


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Still Felt

Filed by Ed Team | July 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The pain of discrimination is still felt in America. By African-American women paid less for doing the same work as colleagues of a different color and a different gender. By Latinos made to feel unwelcome in their own country. By...Read More


Open a Banana Like A Monkey

Filed by Bil Browning | July 17, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Oh, the gay jokes possible with this video. Every time I hear the guy say "You just kinda pinch the tip..." I start giggling like a four year old. So let's hear 'em, Projectors. What jokes you got for...Read More