November 17, 2009

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: "Jess, Bend, Oregon, 2009"

Filed by Jeff Sheng | November 17, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

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Happy Anniversary

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 17, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I know, I know, I know. I've been away for a while. Partly, I needed a break after the loss in Maine. I needed to stop and think about where I am in my life, where I was heading and...Read More


What really happened to the Washington Blade and Southern Voice?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Word has started to leak out surrounding the closure of Windows Media's LGBT publishing empire - including the Washington Blade and Atlanta's Southern Voice. While blame originally fell on the Small Business Administration for unexpectedly pulling the plug on LGBT...Read More


First same-sex couple to marry in Latin America will be from where?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 17, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Argentina, of course. Since I'm the only person of Argentine heritage I can think of in the American LGBT blogosphere, it'd be a shame if I didn't mention this story. A judge in Beunos Aires last Friday ruled in favor...Read More


NOM's answer to "ban gay marriage" talking points: Chatty Cathy

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 17, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

It's difficult to make it through an entire video clip of NOM's executive director Brian Brown anymore but when I can I get a horrible déjà vu of Chatty Cathy. Somebody PLEASE stop pulling that string! Mr. Brown's "ban same...Read More


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Needed: A Better Definition of Bigotry

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 17, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

"Bigot" is an excellent word -- a necessary word. If it didn't exist, we'd have to invent it. History has shown us the awful picture of how bigots operate, and why we shouldn't mis-define their activities today.Read More


Michelle Obama - What a Woman!

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Roberta Raeburn is a photographer who lives Staten Island, NY and is a Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE) client and volunteer Imagine my surprise when Catherine Thurston, Deputy Director for Programs at SAGE called...Read More


Perspective: Career Blogging, LGBT Priorities, & a Courage Award

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last week, Jerame and I traveled to NYC where I was honored to receive the NYC Anti-Violence Project's Courage Award alongside fellow LGBT bloggers, Joe Jervis (Joe.My.God.), Pam Spaulding (Pam's House Blend), and Andy Towle (Towleroad). The honor is two-fold:...Read More


WWII memorabilia: WAC gives a leg up on hygiene

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 17, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

A fine sentiment for all occasions....Read More


The Recession and LGBT Communities: A Series

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | November 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The global economic recession has been rolling over the world full force for over a year now. We have seen the markets flowing in red, homeowners being turned out at a rate not seen since the great depression, and the...Read More


Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 17, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

While news of the postponement of ENDA is still fresh, and there is no word on when ENDA might get back on track, that is no excuse to slack off. It will get back on track sooner or later, and...Read More


Bash Back disagrees with calling vandalism "homophobic"

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 17, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yasmin Nair emailed me a link with the subject: "I think you called this when it first happened..." Back in September, a Memphis billboard put up by the LGBT community center went from this: To this: Folks were quick to...Read More


Another Quiet Day in the LGBT Community and Mainstream Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Robert Olivarez is Los Angeles area Latino gay grass roots activist. He loves his community and works to do his part to make sure that Latinos and the LGBTQ community work together and for each other...Read More


Out 100: Cathy Renna & Pam Spaulding

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Congratulations to contributors Cathy Renna and Pam Spaulding for making the Out 100 list of LGBT movers and shakers. Pam is featured with music blogger Arjan Timmermans while Cathy shares the page with Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld and WashingtonPost.com editor...Read More


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Religious Liberty and Equality Can Mix

Filed by Ed Team | November 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think we can have religious liberty and still treat people equally. Words do matter, and the words of this ordinance say that no discrimination will be tolerated." --Fort Worth, Texas Councilmember Sal Espino, on the city's decision to add...Read More


Erotic art by Paul Cadmus

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 17, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Selections from the work of American surrealist, Paul Cadmus. You can see my entire list of youtube art compilations by visiting Erotographica [Possibly NSFW if your boss is a prude]...Read More