October 19, 2009

The APLA AIDS Walk, the Age of Aquarius, and people like me

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 19, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Most of us take historic events in stride, rarely pausing to notice that once something momentous happened that day. Religious holidays, on the other hand, demand that attention be paid - if only in buying of gifts or breaking of...Read More


Rain: Mika's new video

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Now that Mika's new album, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," has been out for a bit, how many of you have bought it? His new video for "Rain" just came out. Come to think of it, Mika came out...Read More


Pride and Joy

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 19, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Parents talk a lot, amongst ourselves, about the unending work of … well … parenting, and less about the immense rewards of that work -- when being your kids’ mom or dad pays off with moments of incredible “pride and...Read More


Lots of Love... and Good Boundaries

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 19, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Thursday night was Ben's birthday. 14 years old. It's hard to imagine my little baby with curls and a big giant smile all the time is 14. Zachary called around 5pm- he and Walter had been in a car accident....Read More


This is all we're getting from Obama

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 19, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The White House released a statement about R-71 in Washington and Question 1 in Maine (FYI, they had to be nudged by the Advocate to do this. Yay for the new management over there, and yay for Kerry Eleveld): "The...Read More


Jesse's Journal: Halloween, the Great Gay Holiday

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 19, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

October is an important month in our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender calendar. This is GLBT History Month (www.glbthistorymonth.com), dedicated to re-discovering our past and celebrating our community's icons October 11 was also "National Coming Out Day," which we observed...Read More


Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol quote on tattoos & being transgender

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm reading Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol, and came across this snippet at the beginning of the book. He's describing the book's villain, Mal'akh, who is heavily tattooed. (emphasis his) The goal of tattooing was never beauty. The...Read More


Need Insane Fundie GOP Congressmembers? There's an App for that!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

This makes me me smile. And it also scares the crap out of me because it is all true. This brilliant video parody of an iPhone App commercial takes aim at the bigoted, homophobic, fear-mongering, racist, misogynistic nut-baggery coming out...Read More


Click Here To Email 36 U.S. Representatives Unconfirmed on ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 19, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The House is poised to take a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) soon. While the real fight is going to be in the Senate, it is worthwhile to pause for a moment and take note of where we...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Pauli Murray

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Pauli Murray. The Reverend...Read More


It is time for an Agenda to really exist

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 19, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Antonia "Toni" D'orsay is an advocate and sociologist based out of Phoenix Arizona working for several organizations in an advisory capacity, where she works on issues of empowerment, education, and language within and without the LGBT community under...Read More


Balloon Boy pukes on live TV

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 19, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think of Balloon Boy? Was it a hoax? Were you watching live? Any thoughts on family, etc? 2. Any funny balloon stories? Stay tuned for George flying away!!!!!...Read More


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Because of and Regardless

Filed by Ed Team | October 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I absolutely believe that the citizens of Houston will vote for me knowing that I'm gay and knowing that it will mean a lot to my community -- but they'll elect me knowing that I am the best, most qualified...Read More


Are Mainers really this resentful towards Massachusetts?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 19, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I know the strategy is technically "kids, kids, kids" for the Yes campaign in Maine, since Maine isn't that religious so talking about churches being shut down would probably just send people out to vote no. But do people...Read More