August 11, 2009

Cry Me a River: 'Focus on the Family' Running Out of Cash

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 11, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm not smiling at the misfortune of the fundies. Really, I'm not. The good folks over at Amplify got a pleading letter from Focus on the Fundraising... er... "Focus on the Family" whining about the hard economic times and what...Read More


"Two Hot Transsexuals Finally Give You Some ANSWERS!"

Filed by Gina de Vries | August 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Red and Charles, two trans artists/activists/media makers/hotties (hey, they said it -- I'm just agreeing!) answer a series of the obnoxious but unfortunately usual questions that trans folks often get from clueless non-trans people. I love how smart, funny,...Read More


California Budget Cuts: It's Apparently Okay to Kill People If You Don't Know Who They Are

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The other day, two L.A. friends of mine visited the Hollywood Forever cemetery and stopped dead in their tracks when they noticed a gravestone with this epitaph: "My son had no medical insurance, that's why he's here today." They went...Read More


Rumble for the Gay Games

Filed by Brett Abrams | August 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

My home city of Washington, D.C. held a rally last night to spur interest in hosting the Gay Games of 2014! The competition with Cleveland and Boston has already motivated several newspapers and magazines in DC to cover the prospect...Read More


Gayneration Gap: Where have all of the gay big brothers gone?

Filed by Phil Reese | August 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is the 10th anniversary of my first gay summer. I had come out the year prior, during the early winter of 1997/1998 (take that, Ellen!), but hadn't made any gay friends. The spring of 1999, I began hanging out...Read More


Protecting Trans Health

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's Guest Contributor is the Reverend Donna Tara Lee, a Gainesville Florida out and proud M2F transgender activist. I recently posted a blog on this site concerning a transsexual woman who was arrested for injecting hormones in other...Read More


On Gay Acceptance, Or, "Wheres Are Special Day?"

Filed by Don Davis | August 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

[Author's Note: This being summer, we're going to put a few stories from the archive in this space for you dining and dancing pleasure, and this one was from the "Day of Silence" 2008.] Unless Willie Brown was once your...Read More


The Gay Crusaders Are Hesitant

Filed by Father Tony | August 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I am not sure if I am remembering 1993 or 1996 in the current edition of the South Florida Blade, but I do remember having a hellaciously great time. Here's my take on DC march: In "The Lion In Winter,"...Read More


I Do Not Deserve Your Tolerance

Filed by David Badash | August 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Note: This is a piece from the archives of my own blog, The New Civil Rights Movement. I am an American citizen. I pay taxes. I vote. I have a passport. I volunteer my time and voice and donate money...Read More


Legislators of the Day: North Dakota's Conrad, Dorgan and Pomeroy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 11, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

North Dakota is a key state in the fight for ENDA. There are three votes in play here. Please call them today to ask for their support. Facts and contact info after the jump....Read More


Reunion and Disunion: Novelist Terry Wolverton on Three Decades of Activism

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

[Editor's Note: Cheryl Klein is the author of Lilac Mines (Manic D Press) and The Commuters (City Works Press). She works for the California office of Poets & Writers, Inc. and lives in Los Angeles. She blogs about art, life...Read More


ACLU Wins Yulee Florida High School GSA Suit

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Great news from the ACLU of Florida in the lawsuit they filed against the Nassau County, Florida School Board for denying a Gay-Straight Alliance to form. Readers may remember that the Administrators from the School Board of Nassau County, Florida...Read More


Indiana's vetting as a swing state

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 11, 2009 | 8:43 AM | comments

For the longest time I joked that Indiana would vote red even if Saddam Hussein was on the GOP ticket. Then we voted for Obama and the joke never rang the same again. In all seriousness, though, Indiana's legislative efforts...Read More


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Love and Justice

Filed by Ed Team | August 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." --Cornel West (Thanks to Michael Crawford for the quote.)...Read More


A-Spray: For all your delicate bits and pieces

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

You know this infomercial for A-Spray would be funny if I hadn't really seen it on TV. That makes it absolutely hysterical. As D-Listed says, "it's the cure for stank ass."...Read More