August 17, 2009

America is still paying for the sin of slavery

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 17, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I was in and out last week, and this week will be the same. I did want to comment briefly on the current health care "debate." It's depressing that some people think other people (or even themselves) going to the...Read More


Spin the Bottle on Health Care Reform

Filed by Keri Renault | August 17, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

My head is spinning with health care reform. Who and what should I believe? I'm sick and tired of it and I definitely won't take it much longer. Ultra-conservative Sarah Palin accuses Democratic-led reform of mandating senior citizen "death panels."...Read More


DoJ sings new tune on DoMA

Filed by Nan Hunter | August 17, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Department of Justice has just filed a new brief in the Smelt case that defends the constitutionality of DoMA, but also states the Obama administration's opposition to DoMA as a policy matter and explicitly repudiates anti-gay arguments based on...Read More


On Disarmament, Or, How Congressman Larsen Made A "Town Hall" Work

Filed by Don Davis | August 17, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

We've all been hearing the "Town Hall Meeting" stories the past few days, and the images presented have been of gatherings where you might see some current or former official "death panel" for the benefit of the crowd, where the...Read More


Pandora's Box: The National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | August 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've made my concerns about the National Equality March known and Cleve Jones responded with his reasons why it should go forward. After spending a week at Netroots Nation talking to Kip Williams, the Director of the march's organizing campaign,...Read More


Texas to teach Bible classes

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Not that there's anything wrong with teaching "history of religion" or "world religion" type classes in high school. I personally took a world religion class back in the day from a Wiccan lesbian and found it fascinating, and a lot...Read More


Orlando Sentinel Poll: 68% of Floridians Think Gays Should be able to Adopt

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Orlando Sentinel, the major paper for Central Florida, did a poll recently asking readers: "Should Florida allow gay individuals to adopt children?" The results are impressive, especially coming out of the more conservative area of Central Florida: We asked...Read More


Game Changers in New Media

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Huffington Post announced on Thursday they are accepting nominations for their list of the top 100 people changing the world through new media. We want your suggestions about the innovators, visionaries, and leaders who are harnessing the power of...Read More


Alaska's Murkowski: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 17, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

By my calculations, we now have 47 confirmed Senate votes for ENDA, with another 11 likely. That's 2 shy of the 60 we need to overcome the probable filibuster. In the House, I estimate that we have 172 confirmed House...Read More


What Color are Those Toes?

Filed by Father Tony | August 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

OK. It has come to my attention that at least two (men!) of you have interesting colors painted on your toenails. (Long have I felt that the time has come for men - cis-men, to be specific - to start...Read More


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Not a Problem to Worry About

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

"I feel like we are in Washington. We're talking about an issue, but we're not dealing with it. We're too small for that. Sure we have a problem. Anyone who would deny that would be a liar. But it's not...Read More


The ex-lesbian magazine publisher

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 17, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Charlene E. Cothran talks ex-lesbianism....Read More