January 12, 2010

What the LGBT movement can learn from anti-abortion protesters

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Randall Terry's new anti-abortion group, Insurrecta Rex, has really been on my radar recently. They came to the National Equality March and recently encouraged people to burn Sen Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in effigy. I...Read More


So Harold Ford is OK with marriage now... does that change anything?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

How long did it take for Harold Ford to convert his position on same-sex marriage after announcing that he wanted to challenge Kirstin Gillibrand for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat? He leaked rumors that he'd challenge her on the January 5,...Read More


Putting Up with Disrespect

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 12, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Why does a female continue to date a female who constantly cheats and lies to them and totally disrespects them? ~ baffled Dear Baffled, There's a variety of reasons that might motivate someone to stay in a relationship when...Read More


Prop 8: The Twinkie Offense

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 12, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

During the Prop 8 trial in California yesterday, plaintiff Paul Katami, a fitness manager, was asked why he didn't think domestic partnerships were good enough. He replied with a metaphor of putting a Twinkie at the end of a treadmill...Read More


The Spirit of Harvey Milk: Day 2 of the Prop 8 trial

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 12, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

It's hard not to think about the legacy of Harvey Milk when the Prop 8 court case is only a block away from where Harvey made history, changed the world, and was tragically murdered by Dan White. And Harvey's spirit...Read More


From all around the court building

Filed by Gloria Nieto | January 12, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The first day of the federal Prop 8 trial felt like the start of overtime in a hockey game. There was excitement everywhere in the building, anything could happen in testimony, what lineup would the coaches use and what would...Read More


I know you're looking for more critiques of gay marriage...

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | January 12, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

And yes, there's a brilliant one-hour radio program over at Women's Magazine on KPFA-Pacifica. Listen and learn... And wait -- I'm a bit late linking to "Queer Kids of Queer Parents Against Gay Marriage," another smart critique... " Enjoy!...Read More


The Politics of Being Transgender: GRITtv panel

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, Naomi Clark of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and blogger at Feministe, and filmmaker Jules Rosskam of Against a Trans Narrative, were on Laura...Read More


Pre-trial begins in Duanna Johnson beating

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Local TV is covering the the cop's trial, but I do wonder if they got two independent sources to verify their accusation that Duanna Johnson, who's dead and therefore cannot defend herself, was a prostitute. Sure, she was arrested on...Read More


Prop 8 trial a "teachable moment"

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 12, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I made my way with to the Federal Court House in Seattle as a typically nasty Seattle winter rain storm managed to drench me to my soul, despite my over-sized umbrella and hearty rain jacket. No matter, I was...Read More


Prop 8 Trial: Day 1 Recap

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Okay, I was blogging, tweeting, and facebooking for 8 hours yesterday and, damn, my hand hurts. But I'm willing to go the extra mile for equality. I woke up yesterday morning at 4:30AM to support my princess bride, Molly McKay,...Read More


Twilight New Moon Finally! More Nipples & Less Bella

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 12, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of New Moon? 2. What parts from the book should have been added? 3. Did you like New Moon better than Twilight? 4. What movie should I review next?...Read More


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Gays are the hottest accessory

Filed by Ed Team | January 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Recent research shows that our social networks have a profound effect on our behaviors and attitudes--including how we perceive our appearance. "It's hard to feel good about your looks if you're surrounded by people who criticize their own," says Etcoff....Read More


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The gays endanger the human race

Filed by Ed Team | January 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"To carry our reflection further, we must remember that the problem of the environment is complex; one might compare it to a multifaceted prism. "Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we...Read More


Here's to you, Iris Robinson

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

If a romance novelist put together a story about a middle-aged woman who has an affair with a 19-year-old and named the protagonist "Iris Robinson," they'd be told that the name is just over-the-top. Same with Beau Breedlove last...Read More