June 24, 2010

Breaking: Supreme Court Rules Names on Petitions Can Be Made Public

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 24, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to in favor of Washington State's Public disclosure laws allowing petition signatures to remain public. This was a significant case originating from the Referendum 71 campaign in Washington State. Opponents to the Domestic Partnership law...Read More


Pride Toronto Reverses Censorship Decision on "Israeli Apartheid"

Filed by R Conrad | June 24, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Pride Toronto announced yesterday that it would not censor the term 'Israeli apartheid' from the upcoming Toronto Pride Parade as it had previously stated. This announcement comes after more than a month-long uproar over Pride Toronto's decision to ban the...Read More


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Discussion: Advice and Support for Straight Allies

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 24, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

As Pride celebrations approach around the country (or have just passed depending on where you live) and the community turns a bit more insular to celebrate our community's uniqueness, visibility, and diversity, there is a group we shouldn't forget: our...Read More


Thoughts after a preview screening of We Were Here: Voices from the AIDS Years in San Francisco (a work-in-progress)

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The thing that haunts me the most from this movie is the look in the eyes of one young guy in the hospital, dying at 22, and he's looking out at the doctor or the camera so stunned, so scared,...Read More


Break traditions, have sex, tell everybody

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm actually enjoying Kirsten Palladino's column on gay wedding etiquette at 365gay.com, mostly because of the bizarre questions she finds. Please tell me queers like this don't actually exist. Question: My wedding's coming up in a few months, and my...Read More


Summer Solace

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 24, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here in gorgeous Provincetown, three days after the summer solstice, I walk out the jetty at the far west end of town. I have started many walks here in all kinds of weather, often with a burdened mind. Most days...Read More


Fantastic Voyage: How the HIV Cruise Changes Lives

Filed by Mark S. King | June 24, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although living with HIV, many of them have never been able to speak openly about their HIV status. Their HIV physician could be located hours from their home. But once a year, on a "family cruise line" far out to...Read More


Gary and Tony have a baby, Bil Browning has a cow and I have some things to say

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A lot is being written about the CNN documentary airing tonight, kicking off their "Gay in America" series, called Gary and Tony Have a Baby. It premieres on CNN tonight, June 24 at 8pm ET & PT and on CNN...Read More


Boy Scouts win right to $200,000/year government hand-out

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Philadelphia lost their court case and they're not allowed to charge the Boy Scouts rent to use one of their properties. That doesn't mean the city is giving up: The jury's answers to the 11 questions on the verdict sheet...Read More


Those Darned Degenerates: Lesbian Exploitation movie

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 24, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Don't know much about this 1967 exploitation/horror movie, though IMDB's description makes it sound like the women are the aggressors. This poster, however, seems to suggest that women who don't need men deserve to be raped by men. Oh yeah....Read More


Wisdom In The Rocks

Filed by Father Tony | June 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

She was the mistress of her domain consisting of a modest colonial on a corner lot in an energetic post war suburb, with a husband and three sons, the oldest of which am I. She did not like the huge...Read More


The Ethics of Surrogacy

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I was recently sent a screener of CNN's upcoming broadcast of Gary and Tony Have a Baby (which airs at 8pm on Thursday). In it, Soledad O'Brien walks us through the lives of Gary Spino and Tony Brown as they...Read More


Laughing all the way to the bank

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Indiana congressional candidate Trent Van Haaften was added to the DCCC's "Red to Blue" program on Monday. The list of priority candidates is traditionally meant to flip Republican held seats to Democrat control. Van Haaften, however, isn't running to replace...Read More


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AFA on child abuse

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's shameful that adults would abuse a brain-washed child in this way. He's obviously just parroting the nonsense he's been told by manipulative adults. For gay activists to trot out this child and make him the poster child for promoting...Read More


Nadine Smith at the White House

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bilerico contributor Nadine Smith gives Obama a letter on a Florida gay adoption case....Read More