December 3, 2009

Who decides LGBT strategy?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The fight for 2010 isn't dead yet: A coalition of Californian gay rights groups have said they are determined to get gay marriage back on the ballot next year. Jo Hoenninger of Restore Equality 2010, said: "This is a movement...Read More


Can A Transsistah Get Some Love This Holiday Season?

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's the start of the Christmas holiday season. From now until January 1 there will be nonstop Christmas music played on the radio airwaves and our favorite Christmas cartoons playing for a new generation of younglings. We'll have Christmas trees...Read More


Am I intersexed? Who cares!

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 03, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Did you get a genetic test to see if you're intersex? I get the question once every few months, usually from a well-meaning and honestly curious person. It's an interesting question, as well as a bit of a hot-button issue...Read More


Today, Afghanistan. Tomorrow, Africa.

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 03, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Recently the gay media have been full of outcry about Rick Warren and his support of the bloodthirsty anti-gay bill before the Ugandan parliament. Among other things, the bill mandates the death penalty for certain "homosexual crimes," including being HIV...Read More


Apathy and silence are luxuries of the privileged

Filed by Cassandra Keenan | December 03, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

So, there it was, a perfect chance to fill a glaring silence as my hairstylist and her colleagues snipped away at us customers. I sat in the salon chair thinking, Why yammer about the weather when I have something much...Read More


1920s Paris: naughty demoiselles

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Sweet and sexy hug in this vintage postcard from the Biederer studios, Paris 1920s....Read More


ENDA Postponement Trumped By Marriage Debacle, Again

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It is 5 minutes to midnight on ENDA, with still a possibility of getting a vote this year if everyone pulls together, and what happens? Do we have LGBT and progressive media exploding with articles of protest and telling people...Read More


Surviving a Hoosier transition, part one

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 03, 2009 | 10:37 AM | comments

Believe it or not, I think that Indiana's not a bad place to transition. Mind you, that assumes that you mind your P's and Q's, and carefully make plans for your process, but the laws of the state combined with...Read More


Go Ahead. Step Over That Line.

Filed by Father Tony | December 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear FT, About 10 years ago I met a guy. He was in on business from another state and asked me out. We went out a few times before he went home, and we had incredible chemistry. Things didn't...Read More


New York Senate votes against same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

With as much anticipation that went into the NY Senate's vote on same-sex marriage (I don't know how many times I read that the Senate would be voting on marriage "this week" or "today" or "soon" in 2009), one would...Read More


Papardam for Peace

Filed by Kate Clinton | December 03, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

When Urvashi and I went to the State House dinner, we found every bigwig we could find to talk about LGBT issues and peace. Of course, we suck at it; New York state just voted against marriage and President...Read More


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The Right Side

Filed by Ed Team | December 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"People have said to me 'now is not the time'. There's always time to be on the right side of history." --New York State Sen. Tom Duane...Read More