July 7, 2010

Putting people to work and saving lives won't destroy the economy

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

I've been reading Michael Rajner's recent coverage of ADAP funding cuts and the Obama administration and Congress's refusal to make up for state budget cuts that will put people on wait lists for necessary HIV/AIDS medication, and I'm wondering why...Read More


IN Senator Lugar won't oppose DADT repeal

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

The Washington Blade that Republican Indiana Senator Richard Lugar won't support a motion to strike the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell from this year's defense authorization bill. He also wouldn't support John McCain's threatened filibuster over DADT's inclusion. Asked...Read More


Why is Lady Gaga playing the discriminatory TODAY Show?

Filed by Phil Reese | July 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Hey, we've all been there. We've all had jobs or done work just for the money. Today I'm a proponent of "locally owned, locally grown," "buy local, shop local, eat local." I'm a nearly-vegan vegetarian (I did put mayo-based Cajun...Read More


Prop comic Gallagher is a crazy rightwinger

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I remember Gallagher from old reruns of his work on Comedy Central. Who would have thought he's a crazy rightwinger? (via Salon) "Hey, President Obama," he spits out the name like a mouthful of burning hair. "You ain't black. I...Read More


Yup, I'm a racist!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Oh, those silly teabaggers. They complain about being called racists and bigots, but I guess some of them have decided to reclaim the words. Apparently "racist" and "bigot" are the new "nigger" and "queer." Greg Skilling, a columnist for the...Read More


New Questions Around Uganda Beheading, but Situation Remains the Same

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 07, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

It appears that some of the details about the motivation behind the violent beheading of Pasikali Kashusbe and his connection to LGBT rights group Integrity Uganda are still very much in question. A story that some connected to the beheading,...Read More


Hawaii doesn't get civil unions

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hawaii's Republican governor Linda Lingle vetoed a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions: "This is a decision that should not be made by one person sitting in her office or by members of the Majority Party behind closed doors in...Read More


Diseased Women: Vintage WPA anti-VD art

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 07, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Interesting to consider that the spread of venereal disease was, until modern times, largely blamed on women (and specifically on prostitutes). Somewhere perhaps some scholar has drawn the comparison between the misogyny that historically attached to VD and the intense...Read More


AIDS Activists head to the Hill to save ADAP Today

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 07, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Today, it will be another scorching day in Washington, DC, where the mercury is rising up to 100 degrees as AIDS advocates and activists pound the marble hallways of Congress to save AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). Nearly 150 people,...Read More


Officer Down! It was 9 years ago yesterday...

Filed by Nadine Smith | July 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The death of two Tampa police officers conjures the painful memory of Officer Lois Marrero, killed in the line of duty in July 6th, 2001. Her partner of 10 years, Mickie Mashburn, was denied benefits that would properly be provided...Read More


The Man That AIDS Forgot

Filed by Mark S. King | July 07, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

The New York City of 1979 shown during the opening minutes of "Sex Positive," the documentary now available on DVD, is awash in gay sexual liberation. Male couples strut their stuff arm in arm, sporting biker jackets and cocky mustaches...Read More


Georgia Federal Court Rules For Trans Woman on Sex Discrimination Claim

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled late Friday that the Georgia General Assembly illegally discriminated against a transgender woman by firing her when she announced her plan to transition from male to female. In so...Read More


Gay and (Reasonably) Athletic

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 07, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Bill Konigsberg is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Out of the Pocket and a GLAAD Media Award-winning sports writer. Bill came out on the front page of ESPN.com in 2001 with his essay "Sports World...Read More


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How do they get the numbers out of the tubes?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The internet's completely over... The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be...Read More


Hawaii Guv vetoes civil unions bill

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bigotry Wins: Hawaii Gov. Lingle Vetoes Civil Unions from Joe Jervis on Vimeo. Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a civil unions bill late yesterday afternoon claiming that citizens should vote on the issue. That's such a piss poor excuse it's...Read More