November 10, 2009

Neg, U B 2

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 10, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

I have done it. At least once. I know it's not uncommon. I hear it from friends, clients, strangers and it's even discussed in the media. So I'm pretty sure plenty of people reading this have done it, too. Or...Read More


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Bloggers honored at 2009 Courage Awards - The NYC Anti-Violence Project

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 10, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The 2009 Courage Awards were an inspiring event, and it was humbling to be honored as one of the citizen journalists (the glamour word for bloggers, don'tcha know, since we didn't have PJs on). For an organization that handles calls...Read More


LDS Changes Sides on Salt Lake City Human Rights Ordinance?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2009 | 5:45 PM | comments

Tonight's Salt Lake City city council meeting to pass a fully inclusive human rights ordinance might come with a pleasant surprise from the Mormons. The LDS church previously opposed the ordinance, but according to my sources they will announce at...Read More


About that LGBT boycott of the Obama Campaign, the DNC, and Organizing for America....

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 10, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I have the following problems with the LGBT boycott of the DNC that a few bloggers launched yesterday: 1. I thought we were already boycotting the DNC. Am I the only who thought that the gAyTM was already supposed to...Read More


Zenyatta: Why Should We Care About a Horse?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Whenever the U.S. economy is down and out, horse racing always manages to come up with a "feel good" champion that captures the public imagination. During the Great Depression, it was a homely little bay stallion from California named Seabiscuit....Read More


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From the Inbox: "Insane Happy Happy Hour"

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I just have to share what pops into my inbox while you guys aren't watching. I love this e-mail, personally. From now on, I'd like to be known as just "B." That's even better than just one word names;...Read More


On Paying for Immoral Things; or: Is Stupak on to Something?

Filed by Don Davis | November 10, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

There has been a great wailing and gnashing of teeth over the past day or so as those who follow the healthcare debate react to the Stupak/Some Creepy Republican Guy Amendment. The Amendment, which is apparently intended to respond to...Read More


A Rally in Albany

Filed by Father Tony | November 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

New York blogger bud Gavin contacted me with this report about yesterday's marriage rights rally in Albany, New York.. Just when I thought we were all burned out from Maine and Washington, looking at these photos made me feel hopeful...Read More


1903 Muscle Mag: VIM

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 10, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Talk about rare! A wonderful relic from the Victorian age, when men were put on pedestals. So to speak....Read More


Indianapolis Transgender Day of Rememberance

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 10, 2009 | 11:57 AM | comments

It's that time again. This year's Transgender Day of Rememberance activities include a presentation of "TransActions," a play exploring the emotions and realities of being transgender in this day and age. It's a wonderful play, and a wonderful way to...Read More


Please Thank Senators Paul Kirk and Ted Kaufman: ENDA's Newest Co-Sponsors

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 10, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Senator Paul Kirk of Massachusetts and Ted Kaufman of Delaware have signed on as the newest co-sponsors of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, S. 1584. Just as it is important to ask for support, it is also important to say thank...Read More


Our Families Count Launches Website

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 10, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

In July, I wrote about a project I've been involved with that aims "to educate and motivate all LGBT Americans and households to be visible in 2010, and to take part in the 2010 U.S. Census." At that time, Our...Read More


TAKE ACTION: End Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination in Florida

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 10, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Florida Competitive Workforce Bill adds "sexual orientation and gender identity and expression" to Florida's civil rights law that bans discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. End Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination in Florida Endorse the Florida Competitive Workforce Bill Even...Read More


Exclusion of GLBT dialogue in schools hurts all children

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 10, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

We've seen in California and now Maine how far religious fundamentalists will go to prevent same-sex couples from obtaining the civil right of marriage. The successful theme continually used which resonates with their supporters is "homosexuals will indoctrinate your children...Read More


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I need your help ASAP!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

This post will stay at the top of the page until midnight. New posts are underneath this one. Projectors, I know I was lucky enough to win the NYC Anti-Violence Project's Courage Award last night along with fellow contributor Pam...Read More


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What the Elections Meant

Filed by Ed Team | November 10, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Republicans were quick to claim on Tuesday that their victories were a repudiation of President Obama. The truth is, voters in Virginia, New Jersey and New York said their decisions had nothing to do with Obama. And voters in...Read More


Gays protest Catholics in Portland, Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 10, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Gays protested the Catholic Church in Maine....Read More