August 18, 2009

News from the front

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

What a week! First, Jerame and I went to Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh, then we ran off to New York City, and now we're in Washington DC. Out of all of this, only the Netroots trip was planned. Father Tony...Read More


The Roller Coaster

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 18, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I can hear the sound of a roller coaster, as you start up the first hill. Clack clack clack... get ready for your ride... My sister has been having a low grade fever since she's been home from the hospital....Read More


North Carolina upholds second-parent adoption!

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 18, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

The South is the region with the worst laws in the country for gay and lesbian parents. Well today add North Carolina to the list of states that approve second-parent adoption. Today's decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals...Read More


Deep thought

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I'm visiting family, which has meant a reduction in the PDA. Pretty much the only way two men can touch in front of others now is through violence (everyone knows we're together, but we got the talkin' to). I think...Read More


Jared Polis on Stephen Colbert

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cEven Better-er Know a District - Colorado's 2nd - Jared Poliswww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Protests...Read More


Anchorage Mayor Vetoes LGBT Rights Ordinance: The Power of Privilege

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 18, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It looks like we won the battle against discrimination and no one bothered to tell us! At least that seems to be the opinion of Mayor Dan Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska. Sullivan has vetoed an ordinance that would ban discrimination...Read More


National Organization for Marriage Comes to DC

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 18, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

As if DC residents didn't have enough to deal with, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is bringing it's anti-gay storm to the District. You remember NOM, right? They're the group responsible for the hysterically over-the-top anti-marriage ad The Gathering...Read More


Rep. Alcee Hastings Speaks Out for Gay Iraqis

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 18, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rep. Alcee Hastings of Miramar, Florida has issued a scathing statement against the extreme violence against gays and lesbians in Iraq. The Human Rights Watch has released a 67 page report detailing a wide-reaching campaign of extrajudicial executions, kidnappings, and...Read More


One More Time...Marriage Is Not a "Church-based Tradition"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 18, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Back in 1957, when I was 21 and closeted, I tied the knot with a heterosexual European guy named Yuriy. We did the deed at City Hall in New York City. My mother had wanted to see me walk down...Read More


Conan O'Brien was always a less-talented Letterman

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

GLAAD responded to a joke performed by Conan O'Brien on the Tonight Show in which O'Brien poses for "tabloid" pictures he could sell and make a whole lot of money off. What do you think about this one? Another one...Read More


ENDA support...but can you please drop the transgenders?: Florida's Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 18, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Employment Non-Discrimination, one of the only LGBT protections likely to be put in place this legislative session, is haunted by a giant shadow of the sordid past. That shadow is the effort by our "leaders" to pass ENDA in...Read More


I pray that God doesn't tell Michelle Bachman to run for President

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I can't be the only one hoping that God is too busy to be one of the voices in Rep. Michelle Bachman's head. In a recent interview with the conservative World Net Daily Rep. Bachman was asked if she would...Read More


Regurgitated homophobia at "God Has a Better Way"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Political duty led me to read the speech delivered a couple of weeks ago at an anti-gay rally -- pardon me, a "God has a better way" rally -- in North Carolina. The speech was crafted to reflect how Christians...Read More


We Said No Special Rights Dag Nabbit!

Filed by Donna Pandori | August 18, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Patrick Mangan, Executive Director of the Citizens for Community Values of Indiana (CCV) submitted a scathing "opinion" in the South Bend Tribune about South Bend Mayor Steven Luecke's recent executive order. Luecke's executive order bars discrimination on the basis of...Read More


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The Problem of a New Order

Filed by Ed Team | August 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order...Read More


Pam interviews Patrick Murphy

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Pam Spaulding talks with Rep. Patrick Murphy at Netroots Nation. Murphy recently announced that he would lead a repeal of DADT through the House....Read More