May 28, 2010

QMF: A word from our demonic master

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Since the religious right has been trumpeting it everywhere, the secret is out that we're all hedonistic demented freaks possessed by the devil and fighting for our Nazi masters. So when the Prince of Darkness asked to be this week's...Read More


Incrementalism Shoe on the Other Foot on DADT

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 28, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

John Aravosis of Americablog yesterday called out the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP). As he notes, CAP has been on a rather public campaign to take credit for the entire Don't Ask, Don't Tell compromise that has much of...Read More


Stonewall Statement Regarding DADT Repeal Vote

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 28, 2010 | 3:41 PM | comments

Indiana Stonewall Democrats released the following statement today regarding yesterday's historic votes to move forward with the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Yesterday, five Indiana Democrats stood on the right side of history and voted to repeal the discriminatory...Read More


This Memorial Day

Filed by Sean Martin | May 28, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Plenty to remember. Plenty to think about as well. Unlike most of my activist friends, I'm not as hopeful about the fate of DADT. I honestly believe we're being played, in an enormous shell game that's hopelessly stacked against us....Read More


DADT: Are we pulling a Veruca Salt?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Kudos to Projector Aaron for this great analogy to the recent debate on repealing the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. Grassroots activists' sturm und drang has stood in direct contrast to the more conciliatory tones taken by some of...Read More


Am I A Smug, Privileged Jerk?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 28, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Recently, someone suggested to me that I am condescending and obtuse towards low-income transgender people of color. She noted that I insist on putting white wealthy trans women as the judges of what is legitimate, and worthy of further action....Read More


Insightful Yet Still Blind: MSNBC Just Doesn't Get the LGBT Civil Rights Movement

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 28, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I mean, what else could it be? How else can you explain the logic involved in presenting the kind of excellent coverage MSNBC has been doing on Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the virtually absolute silence from the network on...Read More


Life is hard when you're a dog

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today's Caption This photo comes courtesy of my dog, Lucky. Jerame and I had to laugh last night when he flopped down and stretched out on our loveseat with a big groan. I snapped a quick picture because I knew...Read More


Darling Man Dance: Early 20th century gay/drag ball

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 28, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Another fabulous find, this vintage photo seems to be ca. 1920s-30s. I love everything about this precious piece of history -- except for not knowing the story behind it. A private event? A gay nightclub? US? Berlin? Agh! Any thoughts,...Read More


Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Passes House and Senate Armed Service Committee, Soldiers Still at Risk

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 28, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

An amendment to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell passed the House of Representatives Thursday night with a vote of 234 to 194. 5 Republicans voted in favor of the Amendment. 229 Democratic Representatives voted in favor. The Senate Armed Services...Read More


1961: Love Letter to a Soldier

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 28, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: "Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama" was launched to underscore the urgent need for congressional action and presidential leadership in the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). With the House and Senate votes,...Read More


Cream Rises

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 28, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Do you celebrate Shallow Day? Did you see the American Idol finale? The best singer always comes in second....Read More


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Barney Frank on DADT repeal

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The votes in the Senate Committee and on the House floor to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" constitute one of the most important advances in our fight against prejudice based on sexual orientation. A very few years from now, it...Read More


Liza Does Donna Summer!

Filed by D Gregory Smith | May 28, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

In anticipation (or comparison) of/to Ms Minnelli's Sex and the City 2's "Single Ladies"- a 1980 clip of La Liza in the prime of camp.......Read More