August 13, 2009

Weird Science: A Laughable New "Scientific" Study on Ex-Gay Conversion

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 13, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sometime you just have to shake your head when right-wing fundamentalists claim to use science... A new "study" has been released, conveniently on the heels of the American Psychological Association adopting a resolution calling on mental health professionals to stop...Read More


HOLD THE PHONE: Chicago HIV/AIDS Budget Still Being Reviewed

Filed by Phil Reese | August 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

UPDATE: THE REPORTS HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIATED BY THE IDPH, ACCORDING TO REP. GREG HARRIS. PLEASE CALL THE GOVERNOR AND DR. ARNOLD AT ONCE! Yesterday I posted that intense lobbying by advocates like Rep. Greg Harris, Sara Feigenholtz, Heather Steans and...Read More


Reconsidering the Merits of an Army of Lovers

Filed by Father Tony | August 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

While touring the decommissioned military installation on Governor's Island (in the East River, New York) last weekend, I kept seeing the ghosts of the soldiers who once lived and worked there. I found myself thinking about our nieces and nephews...Read More


The IT Crowd: 6 awesome items

Filed by Nathan Strang | August 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Just started watching this show from BBC called "The IT Crowd." Netflix recommended it, and I'm always for up for a tragically geeky comedy. Fricken awesome. If you often get stuck fixing your friends computers, have a hot shop job...Read More


Hot Tips: avoiding discrimination in an at-will employment state

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 13, 2009 | 3:14 PM | comments

Indianapolis is, oddly enough, one of the easiest places to live as a trans person. Our Gender ID laws are humane, the people generally accepting, and the human rights ordinance acts as a nice security blanket for trans people in...Read More


Brokeback Mountain cowboy shirts installed at Autry National Center of the American West

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 13, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Now and then, amid all the religious-right efforts to hurt LGBT people, a moment comes when that I see the America that I love and fight for -- the one that would rather heal than hurt. The other day, August...Read More


Important elder law publication...with a caveat

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 13, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I was so excited to see the National Center for Lesbian Rights' new publication, Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBT Elders, available on line here. Basically, I love any publication that explains the law to people in a clear...Read More


Google made me do it: playing the SM card in court

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 13, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

In a trial that has nothing to do with sadomasochism, the prosecution nonetheless thought it relevant to include the information that the alleged murderer joined an SM site. The reporter then thought it relevant to include that morsel when covering...Read More


Urge Florida Democratic Members of Congress to Support LGBT-Inclusive Legislation

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 13, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus is calling on its supporters to schedule in-district visits with Senator Bill Nelson and Members of Congress during their summer recess to urge them to support LGBT-supportive legislation and ask them to become a co-sponsor....Read More


HRC: Trying to figure out what the grassroots wants from us since 1980

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

HRC released that statement promised a week ago saying that they're going to help out with Cleve Jones' National Equality March. It's nice of them to join in less than two months before it happens. It's been interesting to watch...Read More


Sonia Sotomayor es boricua, pa' que tú lo sepas

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | August 13, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hay momentos que tocan la fibra más profunda de nuestro ser y la llegada de Sonia Sotomayor al Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos es uno de esos momentos que se adentran en el corazón de un@. Como puertorriqueño, me...Read More


Unplugging and Rebooting Your Partner

Filed by Father Tony | August 13, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, Got any tricks to turn an old dog into a young pup again? (I'm not talking about sex. We are great with that.) But he seems to have lost interest in other stuff. He wants to...Read More


A Golden Opportunity

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Adam Williams is a public relations professional who lives in Washington, DC, and has been active in Democratic politics since the age of 16, helping elect progressives from the Midwest to the Atlantic seaboard. Seldom in...Read More


Legislators of the Day: Arkansas' Pryor, Snyder, and Lincoln

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Arkansas is another 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


And the winner is...

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

This weeks' contest centered around guest bloggers Cheryl Klein and Terry Wolverton's new feminist novels - Lilac Mines and The Labrys Reunion respectively. Out of all the entries received, the prize goes to... Kim Hunter Congratulations on your win! Be...Read More


Summer of Love

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 13, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I've got headphones on to drown out the sounds of those crazy people attending the town hall meetings. Plus, there's the birthers - the same people who believe in a virgin birth think that Obama's lack of a birth...Read More


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Milk Is Good for You

Filed by Ed Team | August 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let's hope Barack does more than award Milk: Let's hope he takes the spirit and lessons Milk taught and actually begins changing things for members of his country still oppressed by institutionalized bigotry and religious dogma." --Charles Karel Bouley at...Read More


A Chance for Love with Lilpito

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Looking to score an easy date in New York City? Here's your chance. This cute young thang is starting an internet dating reality show. If any of our readers actually does it, be sure to send me an e-mail...Read More