July 5, 2010

What I Mean When I Say Family

Filed by Paige Schilt | July 05, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Last month, my hometown of Austin, Texas, had two separate pride celebrations--Austin Pride 2010, organized under the auspices of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and QueerBomb, a counter procession dedicated to reclaiming pride's radical, carnal, noncommercial, and...Read More


The American Equality Bill: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 05, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The American Equality Bill is a proposed federal law that will amend all existing federal civil rights laws to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity". Drafted by Karen Doering, an attorney who has been involved in some of the most...Read More


The Most Powerful Man on Earth! (Part 1)

Filed by Sean Martin | July 05, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

In times of extreme emergency, there's only one person to call!...Read More


Indiana man wins $1.25M after doc discloses he's HIV+

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A Bloomington, Indiana man won $1.25 million judgment against Internal Medicine Associates after they disclosed his HIV status when they sued him for a $326 past due bill. The doctor's office gave the information to their collection lawyers who gave...Read More


Lit and Flicks Sustain the Newly Out

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leslie Robinson hails from New England, lives in Seattle and is shacked up with a Southerner. Check out more of Leslie's humor columns at generalgayety.com After we finished working out and I had breath again to...Read More


A Belated Independence Day Message from the Founders

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 05, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Locally here in Virginia both the Virginian Pilot and the Daily Press - and I suspect many, many other newspapers across the nation - carried the text of the Declaration of Independence as their main editorials. The Daily Press also...Read More


The Queer World of Tumblr Blogs

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | July 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I don't have a TV because when I do I use it like a brain babysitter, and I end up watching way too much. But I've been going through a painful breakup the last couple of weeks, which is one...Read More


More White House Briefing: A Strong Administration, Or A Weak Administration?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have discussed some of the things said in the White House briefing last week, but there is more that I was not able to get to. One of those items I didn't yet discuss was a question from Lou...Read More


Homophobia and Israel/Palestine or, What's political about "Queer?": Some thoughts

Filed by Yasmin Nair | July 05, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jasbir Puar, who wrote Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, has been writing for The Guardian's "Comment is Free" column. Her latest piece, "Israel's gay propaganda war," offers some interesting political analysis of claims made by Israel and many in...Read More


Roundtable: Holiday Weekend Version of SameSexSunday!

Filed by Phil Reese | July 05, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

For our second weekly politics round table, we discuss Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Google's gay partner salary bump, future Justice Elena Kagan's Senate hearings, Lt. Dan Choi's curious subpoena and why we weren't part of the President's first speech on...Read More


Chinese Opera Drag: antique postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 05, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

A wonderful piece of San Francisco memorabilia, this exquisite image of a female impersonator in majestic dress. Appears to be from the early decades of the 20th century. Though I know it's a tradition to have men play female roles,...Read More


Hate Crimes Reported in Hollywood

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 05, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Dominic Montelongo was shaking when he told his story to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck at a recent police forum at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. Between 1:30-1:45 a.m. on April 20 after leaving Mr. Black, a club at Bardot...Read More


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ENDA will lead to marriage!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Proponents often argue that ENDA and similar laws at the state and local levels are focused exclusively on workplace issues, but a large body of evidence suggests that such legislation would also be viewed as, and in many cases expressly...Read More


You Belong With Me, Gay Crush Version

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 05, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

AWWW! Awesome same-sex version of Taylor Swift's video for YOU BELONG TO ME, which closely follows the original version. Watch the original first if you're not familiar with it. Made by students at the University of Rochester (Yellowjackets). Filmed...Read More