September 29, 2009

The Bench: A story about Wabash College's gay community

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 29, 2009 | 7:45 PM | comments

A friend of mine from Wabash once summed up the gay experience at Wabash with a single shirt. He distributed it to all his friends, who wore the shirt with a proud sense of irony. The joke, in plain white...Read More


Banned Books Week -- 10 LGBT Books to Keep Unbanned

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 29, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Banned Books Week is an annual happening that celebrates the First Amendment freedom to get your hands on a book, whether for information or a good story. BBW also points up the dangers and insanities of censorship. I selected my...Read More


Good, Bad, Beautiful and Ugly

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 29, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

What a day. Let me start with some of the good stuff- my sister is happily ensconced in Ogunquit, and we spent her first weekend there with her, helping her get settled. The boys were all tremendously good all day...Read More


John Berry says ENDA is first

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 29, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

OPM director John Berry talked a bit about LGBT legislation coming up, and he's saying that ENDA is first thing that'll have to pass: "The most important thing we can do right now is we got to ... secure the...Read More


Hanging citizen journalists out to dry: shield-law amendment excludes unpaid bloggers

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 29, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

This may seem like a little inside baseball, but bear with me, because it will directly affect some of your favorite blogs. At the Blend we have inboxes overflowing with emails asking us to cover this story or that event...Read More


Not gay but queer: A statement on my mood

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I have one helluva sinus headache today thanks to the change in the weather. This goes well with my mood. (Hat tip to Projector Matthew for finding it on 7 Minutes in Evan.)...Read More


Spanish gay billboards

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 29, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

There are more pro-gay billboards going up, this time in the Milwaukee area. And some are in Spanish. They set up a website (with a Spanish version) where you can check all the billboards out. According to the Census Bureau,...Read More


This Woman's Work

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 29, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Talk about “desperate housewives.” This AlterNet article brings to mind something I’d noticed before. In even the most progressive households, the lion’s share of the housework and childcare falls to the woman. But anyway you measure it, statistically speaking, women...Read More


Mario Nguyen is a natural born politician & needs a theme song

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The National Equality March has a couple of American Idol-like contests going on currently where you can vote on a theme song for the march and a speaker for the event. Here's contestant Mario Nguyen. This kid will be a...Read More


Remorse, love, and how we tell our stories

Filed by Cathy Renna | September 29, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The is a article on the AP wire this morning about Aaron McKInney, one of the young men convicted of killing Matthew Shepard. It focuses on interviews with him that are part of the new Laramie Project 10 years later:...Read More


The Vatican talks man-boy love

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 29, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Ho boy. It's going to be fun to see the response to this one: In a defiant and provocative statement, issued following a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva, the Holy See said the majority of Catholic...Read More


The French French Kissing at a Gay Kiss-In

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 29, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Kudos to the French gays for this slice of queer visibility to Forum des Halles, an underground shopping center. Yeah, some gays will say "we shouldn't be shoving it in people's faces." Whatever. There's nothing wrong or shameful about showing...Read More


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The Importance of Family

Filed by Ed Team | September 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian, families encourage us to do our best and enable us to accomplish great things." --President Barack Obama, proclaiming Family Day 2009...Read More


Put your hands on me

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Crookers new song featuring Kardinal Offishall is f--king awesome. I love the video that goes with it too; elderly women starting a lesbian relationship isn't the usual fodder for dance videos....Read More