June 22, 2010

300,000 to 400,000 LGBT Youth Facing Homelessness Each Year

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 22, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Center for American Progress released a report yesterday on LGBT youth homelessness and the federal response to it. It is not a pretty picture. According to the report, there are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people...Read More


Thoughts on The Owls

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm always kind of stunned by the demographics of Frameline audiences. As I'm walking up to the Castro Theatre, almost every single person in line is a lesbian. Hundreds and hundreds of lesbians, mostly middle-aged, and of course this is...Read More


What Hospital Visitation Rights Heroine Janice Langbehn Won't Tell Obama Tonight - She's in Pain and Financial Trouble

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Janice Langbehn, the accidental activist most responsible for securing hospital visitation rights for LGBT families, will be a guest at the White House Pride event, which begins one hour from now. The White House is expected to webcast the reception...Read More


Sanka or Spanka? Vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 22, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'd hate to see what kind of punishment she'd give if she was on caffeine. (OK, I confess, I'd love to see it.)...Read More


Open Letter to The Advocate

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 22, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Yesterday I received an apology from Christopher Harrity, Manager of Online Production, apologizing for misidentifying my photo as Briana Freeman. It's quite clear that it was not malicious, but simply a matter of not paying close enough attention while google...Read More


A wise ex-gay woman, the richness of her experiences, etc.

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Nan Hunter's right; Elena Kagan is like a Rorschach. That is, what people see when they look at her says more about them than it does about her. We want her to be a lesbian, the right wants her to...Read More


Your guide to San Francisco wildlife

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Via Joe.My.God. comes this Field Guide to Bears. You can buy the poster too....Read More


U.S. Supreme Court: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The U.S. Supreme Court is making less and less sense to me these days, particularly when it comes to speech. There have been thousands of U.S. Supreme Court decisions about speech, the freedom of speech, and its various forms and...Read More


Yes, Virginia, Rahm Emanuel Isn't Quitting

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I said that the news Rahm Emanuel might be stepping down as White House Chief of Staff after the midterm elections was like being told what your birthday present will be early. Today comes news that's much more like...Read More


An Elephant Doesn't Fit in a Closet

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Matt R. Salmon is an ASU Graduate with a Bachelor's in Psychology. He works in clinical research and is the chairman of the Arizona Log Cabin Republicans. In newspapers and blogs, on television and the Internet...Read More


Health insurance industry shuts down pioneering HIV/AIDS practice

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Dr. Marcus Conant, one of the first doctors to identify Karposi's Sarcoma and to receive the first grants to study HIV. Now he's shutting down his San Francisco practice because the insurance industry's paperwork requirements are getting out of hand:...Read More


At Black Tie Ceremony, Feith Passes Torch To Barton

Filed by Don Davis | June 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Honestly, I am absolutely sick of commercial air travel these days. Just dealing with security is bad enough, but then there's the airlines, and, hey, all you really need to know here is that there has to be a pretty...Read More


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Objective-driven arguments

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2010 | 7:31 AM | comments

"One of the things Ted made very clear was that they had one theory at the time of the ballot, they had another theory after the ballot passed, they had another theory when they started the trial, they've got another...Read More


"We're here, we're not queer, get used to it"

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

Maggie Gallagher makes a funny. Wasn't that chant created in response to the HIV epidemic in the early 90's to call attention to how a disease associated with gay people was treated worse than it would have been had...Read More