November 4, 2009

Senate ENDA hearing: Where are the trans witnesses?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 04, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Tomorrow morning the Senate will hear testimony on S. 1584 - the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The legislation would provide employment protections for LGBT people. In a strategic move endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign and other prominent leaders and activists,...Read More


Mourn the losses... Celebrate the Victories!

Filed by Phil Reese | November 04, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Today is not a day to be sad. Anger is a different story. We have a lot to be angry about with our community's razor-thin defeat in Maine. Its a hard pill to swallow. I've given quite a bit of...Read More


Erotic Gay Comics - Superman Never Looked This Good!

Filed by Father Tony | November 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

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Our Muddled Electoral Mess

Filed by Diane Silver | November 04, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Anyone who says they know exactly what yesterday's election results mean for the future of LGBTQ people is a blowhard and a liar. Yesterday's results were decidedly muddled. Marriage equality lost yet again, this time in Maine. For anyone who's...Read More


The Day After a Hard Night

Filed by Kate Kendell | November 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Déjà vu is welcome when it flashes us back to a welcome or happy memory. Today déjà vu is not so pleasant. The loss of marriage rights in Maine is a traumatic reminder of our Prop 8 fight in California....Read More


Update: Statement on Gender Identity Disorder and Transvestic Fetishism in the DSM-V

Filed by Kelley Winters | November 04, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association is regarded as the medical and social definition of mental disorder throughout North America and strongly influences the The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and...Read More


Justice for Ryan and Something More

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 04, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Brian Winfield is the Equality Florida Communications Director. In March of 2007, Ryan Skipper was stabbed 19 times and left to die on a dirt road in rural Polk County, Florida. He was only 25. His killers drove...Read More


Will Rev. Bernice King's bully pulpit at SCLC bash gays?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | November 04, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rev. Bernice King has been bestowed the honor to be the eighth president and first women to head the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Co-founded by her father, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Bernice King may be...Read More


Strange wedding rituals of the heterosexuals: cake topper

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Ah yes, another tribute to the so-called sanctity of straight marriage. I've had nightmares like this....Read More


Indiana's Senator Evan Bayh: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 04, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Last night's loss in Maine for marriage equality was very disappointing, losing by about 5 percentage points, but the ENDA-like non-discrimination ordinance won in Kalamazoo by an amazing 30 percentage points. The Kalamazoo ordinance covers housing and public accommodations, in...Read More


Jesse's Journal: Kevin Jennings and the antigay witch hunt

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 04, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

In May 2009 President Barack Obama appointed Kevin Jennings to the post of Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education and Director of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education (the so-called "safe schools czar.") The...Read More


Election Day

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 04, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

At 7:30 yesterday morning, we walked to our local polling place in the elementary school, past the "Vote Aqui" signs, past the bake sale moms, the cellophaned chocolate chip Frisbees and into the voting area. The elderly near-sighted, hard-of-hearing, darling...Read More


Miley Cyrus kills lesbian cats!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 04, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day: 1. What do you think of this kitty website? Is it scary or funny? Should Miley tweet to save Fuzzy? 2. Do you believe John Gosslein really does not want fame? What is next...Read More


Steele: Election not a referendum on Obama

Filed by Bil Browning | November 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Funny. Michael Steele says that the Republican wins aren't indicative of a referendum on Obama. I, however, look at my "fierce advocate" and then the Maine election results and I think, "Yeah. How did Obama actually advocate for me...Read More


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The Vote of the People

Filed by Ed Team | November 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If you put it up to the vote of the people, we'd have slavery again." --Jesse Ventura on CNN, 11/3/2009...Read More