June 7, 2010

Photos: San Francisco's Fairoaks Hotel

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Oh, how I wish I lived in Los Angeles now that I see drkrm/gallery is hosting a collection of Frank Melleno's candid Polaroid snapshots taken at San Francisco's Fairoaks Hotel during the spring and summer of 1978. The bathhouse closed...Read More


IRS gives some same-sex couples a tax break

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 07, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

The IRS ruled that same-sex couples with domestic partnerships in California must put down the average of their incomes when they file federal income taxes, reducing federal income tax liability for same-sex couples where one person makes significantly more than...Read More


The covers of our mothers: Lesbian pulp fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 07, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

I just can't get enough of those wacky 50s and 60s pulp novels. I wonder if the women who bought them were like me when I first began exploring kinky sex -- stealing into newstands trying to look casual but...Read More


Is Lt Choi a gay hero? Does GetEqual know what they're doing?

Filed by Mark Segal | June 07, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Is Lt. Dan Choi an LGBT "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" hero? Yes, but a better question might be: Does GetEQUAL, the organization Choi is associated with, know what it's doing, is it acting out of passion and ego or becoming...Read More


Long Live QueerBomb!

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | June 07, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

My favorite sign at last Friday's "QueerBomb," the alternative pride march in Austin, Texas, was, "STONEWALL WAS A RIOT, NOT A TRADE SHOW." Queerty gets many of the facts right, but they are wrong to say that QueerBomb made people...Read More


Helen Thomas: Jews out of Israel & Helen out of a job

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

After video surfaced this weekend of Hearst Newspaper's White House correspondent Helen Thomas saying that Jews should stop occupying Palestine, the venerable journalist has announced her retirement. This is a travesty that all LGBT people - whether you support Palestine...Read More


Teens With Lesbian Parents Better Adjusted than Most

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new report from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running and largest study of American lesbian families, has found that the 17-year-old children of lesbian mothers, all conceived through donor insemination, "were rated higher than their...Read More


What I'd Like To See From GetEqual

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Bil and Heather have had their say about GetEqual's structure, accountability and transparency, and whether GetEqual has been going down the right road. Interesting and important stuff, but I'd also like to talk about where they're going. For that purpose,...Read More


Rush's fourth marriage proves that he has "sex only within marriage, marriage for life"

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 07, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The NY Times profiled lesbian conservative Eve Tushnet, and she had this to say about same-sex marriage: But same-sex marriage, she wrote in The New York Post in 2007, "can bring one of three outcomes: A two-tiered marriage culture, where...Read More


This is a very big deal!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Okay Projectors, we're the proverbial bridesmaid. We're always part of the party, but never actually make it to the alter on our own. This time, however, we've got a chance to catch the bouquet - but we need your help...Read More


Queers Without Borders

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | June 07, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico is keeping me up at night. The destruction, ignorance and inaction are just so HUGE. For generations to come the waters, plant life, fish... well let's just say the entire fucking ecology...Read More


Action Alert: NY Senate Vote on Gender Identity Protections

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 07, 2010 | 9:00 AM | comments

In 2002, New York State passed the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Law. There was a bitter fight at the time regarding transgender inclusion. Ultimately, the decision was made to pass the law without transgender inclusion, with the promise that a separate...Read More


Gays in the government

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Washington Examiner uses Grindr to prove... something....Read More


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Sex got in the way

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I should have been a more famous writer if I had written or rather published more, but sex prevented the latter." --EM Forster, in a newly discovered journal...Read More