January 14, 2010

Transphobia In Mainstream Media: Are The Right-Wingers The Real Problem?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 14, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

It seems like all too often when you tune your radio or television to mainstream news and talk shows these days, there's good reason to be at minimum pretty annoyed, and sometimes even genuinely pissed off and angry if you're...Read More


Conflicting Signs on DADT Repeal

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 14, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

There are conflicting opinions coming out of the Military and the Administration on when to move forward on a repeal of the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Pentagon legal...Read More


Haitian ambassador responds to Pat Robertson's idiocy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Bil posted Pat Robertson's comments on Haiti this morning, how Haiti deserved the earthquake because they made a pact with the devil some 200 years ago to free them from "Napoleon the Third and whatever," who was born four years...Read More


Stay closeted to win Idol for yourself, lose equality for all

Filed by Phil Reese | January 14, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Former American Idol contestant Kat McPhee thinks gays and lesbians on Idol should stay in the closet so they can get farther on the show--and she's right. Gays and lesbians aren't likely to go as far as someone who looks...Read More


GLAAD Announces Nominees, Special Honorees for 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Filed by Father Tony | January 14, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced its latest batch of English language and Spanish language award nominees. Yesterday, GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios called me to make his regularly scheduled confession. When it became obvious that he had...Read More


Erasing Marriage

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | January 14, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'm in the process of writing the last of my articles in my series on foundational stuff, but I'm not quite finished. In the interim, I'm going to talk about other stuff. In this case, the trial regarding marriage equality...Read More


Supreme Court shuts down webcast of Prop 8 trial, finds risk to security of defense witnesses

Filed by Nan Hunter | January 14, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

In a 5-4 per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court yesterday effectively shut down any broadcasting of the trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger beyond closed circuit transmission to other rooms in the federal courthouse in San Francisco where the trial is...Read More


Liberty Law School drops out of CPAC because of GOProud

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Actually, this GOProud sponsorship is turning out to be kind of fun to watch. Now Jerry Falwell's Liberty Law School has dropped out of the CPAC because they refuse to kick out GOProud, the newer gay Republican group: Liberty University...Read More


What Your Friends Will Never Tell You

Filed by Father Tony | January 14, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, [....]and then as soon as I let everyone know that we split up, all my friends are like "We never liked him. We always hated him. We knew he was a jerk. We knew it wouldn't...Read More


Live Twitter feed of Prop 8 trial: Day 4

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Our live Twitter feed of the Prop 8 trial has been really popular this week, so I'm bumping it back up to the top to make it handy for Projectors to find. Unfortunately, Davina isn't able to attend the trial...Read More


The LGBT community response to Haiti's humanitarian disaster

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

News and information out of Haiti is difficult to get because of the magnitude of the disaster from Tuesday's earthquake. What we do know is the situation in Haiti is likely one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent memory....Read More


The World of Late Night Comics: An Expert Opinion

Filed by Kate Clinton | January 14, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Everyone keeps asking me for the inside scoop on what's going on in the world of late night comics - whether Conan O'Brian, Jay Leno or David Letterman. I've got on my expert witness hat and I'm ready to...Read More


Renault Ad - Drag Queen

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | January 14, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

I got this from Monica Canfield-Lenfest, COLAGE's Kids of Trans (KOT) program coordinator, who in turn got it from Helen Boyd. This car commercial has a great KOT moment....Read More


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Pat Robertson on the Haiti earthquake

Filed by Ed Team | January 14, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French ... and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We...Read More