November 18, 2009

Jorge and Will: Tragedy and Hope

Filed by Kate Kendell | November 18, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

This week two stories collided: The story of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado and the story of Will Phillips. On November 14 the decapitated, dismembered, and burned body of Jorge Steven Lopez was found by the side of the road in...Read More


Lambda Legal sues because health care isn't a luxury

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 18, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

A few months ago, saying they needed to cut spending, the state of Arizona rescinded domestic partner benefits for same-sex partners of state employees. They seemed to forget that it would have saved a whole lot more money if they...Read More


Illinois' Jacob Meister aims to be the first openly gay Senate candidate

Filed by Phil Reese | November 18, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jacob Meister and his campaign manager, Lowell Jaffe, were standing outside of a CVS Pharmacy on DuPont Circle, in Washington DC the morning of the National Equality March. Jaffe stuck his hand out as I passed and they started a...Read More


Queer Maine - a very different anti-marriage postscript

Filed by Father Tony | November 18, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

When you have fifteen minutes to devote to this, I urge you to have a listen to this articulate anti-assimilationist queer as he constructs an excellent economic reframe of Maine and gives voice to a point of view that was...Read More


Thank You, Straight, White Women!

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 18, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

In the 1980's, when AIDS transfixed and terrified the entire nation, decimated a generation of gay men and brought the concept of guilt and shame to a whole new (mostly sexual) level, something remarkable happened. In the cities, ACT UP...Read More


DC Board of Elections rejects marriage ballot initiative... a model for America?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 18, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

HRC's blog reports that there won't be a ballot initiative on marriage in DC: Today, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics announced their ruling [pdf] that for a second time that a proposed ballot measure that would undermine marriage...Read More


Colbert & San Fran's Rep Jackie Speier

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Representative Jackie Speier of California's 12th District sat down with Steven Colbert for his "Better Know a District" segment. The two talk about marriage equality and whether or not sexual orientation is genetic. She's a really good sport about it....Read More


Simon LeVay and the Biology of Sexual Orientation

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | November 18, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last Friday I had the great pleasure of attending a seminar intended to help professionals in the mental health field understand and counsel clients who are lesbian, gay and bisexual. Open to interested parties as well, it was held at...Read More


Gay Men's Health Crisis: FASHION FORWARD with Tim Gunn and a host of hot runway models in swimwear

Filed by Father Tony | November 18, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I scored a front row seat on the runway (Thank you GMHC!) at the annual FASHION FORWARD event hosted by the Gay Men's Health Crisis. The silent auction lots were fabulous. The crowd was metastylish and gorgeous. In this video,...Read More


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New contributors!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

As we prepare for our grand re-launch (current estimate for the Big Day is January 1st), we're working hard to increase our stable of contributors. We want to continue to bring you some of the web's smartest commentary and so...Read More


Stephen Colbert on DC Gay Marriage

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 18, 2009 | 10:43 AM | comments

Stephen Colbert takes on the DC marriage equality issue in the way only he can. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cThe Word - Skeletons in the Closetwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorU.S. Speedskating...Read More


Today Is National Call-In Day for ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 18, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

United ENDA, a coalition of hundreds of LGBT groups across the nation, has designated today as National Call-In Day for ENDA. They are asking us to call our U.S. legislators today -- your Representative and your two Senators. The idea...Read More


Lesbian and Gay Parents Are Not Better--and That's Okay

Filed by Dana Rudolph | November 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Everyone's been asking the question. The New York Times: "Are Same-Sex Couples Better Parents?" The Advocate: "Gay Parents Better than Straight?" SF Gate: "Are same-sex couples better parents?" The Dallas Voice: "Do gays and lesbians make better parents?" All were...Read More


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A Healthy, Loving Florida Home

Filed by Ed Team | November 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We need a system in which all of our children are assured that they live in a healthy, loving home -- a home that's determined not by any law. The decision has to be made by the judge, in consultation...Read More


Gay beach flash mob from Australia

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Over 100 dancers surprised Bondi Beach with a flash mob on Saturday. Joyce Maynge - one of Australia's most famous drag queens - leads the group (which looks suspiciously more like a good drag show than a flash mob)....Read More