July 8, 2010

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You've Got (Hate) Mail: 'When Tea Baggers Attack' Edition

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 08, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

I sometimes judge the impact I'm having on the world by the amount of hate mail or threats I get. It's a way of making something that could be disturbing into something positive. Plus, they make for a great scrapbook....Read More


The Most Powerful Man on Earth! (Part 2)

Filed by Sean Martin | July 08, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

And when the Most Powerful Man on Earth does an in-depth investigation, you never know what he's going to find....Read More


We Won! Two big marriage victories today

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Big news on the marriage front today. Marriage equality advocates won two court battles challenging the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. Judge Joseph Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts handed down decisions in...Read More


Learning not to share: Feeding homeless people bothers the family values crowd

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I post often enough here about gay sex stings in parks, so much so that I've gotten accused of being a bathroom-trolling queer (which is funny, because my sex life is boring and the most public sex I've ever had...Read More


ADAP Stories from the Hill - Arick Buckles

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

As activists walked the halls of Congress on Wednesday to speak with Hill staffers about the AIDS Drug Assistance Program crisis, the problem was no longer limited to just numbers of people on a wait list with no end in...Read More


Military starts surveying troops on DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Please circle one: Do you find queers to be icky? a) Yes b) No What ridiculous bullshit. The military started sending out surveys to servicemembers yesterday to find out their feelings about ending the discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy....Read More


Marriage won't fix your relationship

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Marriage doesn't make relationships more stable, a group of social scientists in the UK found: Parents who are cohabiting when their child is born are three times more likely to split up by the time their child is five than...Read More


Coming Out to Iowa

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 08, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm heading home to Iowa with my partner next week. We have two big events drawing us back to our roots, my class reunion and his family reunion. You know, a nice relaxing vacation. I reconnected with many of my...Read More


Glenn v. Brumby: Judge Story Makes Hamburger Out Of Perfectly Good Steak

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 08, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

As I discussed yesterday, the Glenn v. Brumby lawsuit is premised on the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment (No state shall deny to any person the equal protection of the laws), rather than the federal civil...Read More


Trans men & women together: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 08, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Turn of the century (ca. 1905-1910) photo of some nonconformists either clowning around or expressing their real identities, and probably both. Sweet!...Read More


"Don't Do Anything Stupid."

Filed by Father Tony | July 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

When I got married, I changed my name. I had no idea that the promulgation of this adjustment - simple for straight couples - would be so outrageously difficult for me. In strange Florida, where gay adoption is illegal and...Read More


AIDS Activists plead with Congress for action

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 08, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

On the final day of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program Crisis Summit, AIDS activists from several states took to the Hill and visited with Congressional staffers to urge their Members of Congress to take action and save ADAP....Read More


Our Lesbian Brokeback

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 08, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Kathy Wolfe founded Wolfe, an exclusive distributor of LGBT movies, 25 years ago and is the current CEO. People often ask my perspective on which movies I think are the most significant lesbian films ever released. As the...Read More


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Linda Lingle = George Wallace?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has aligned herself with another Governor, George Wallace, who also believed discrimination can and should be perpetrated under the law. Our Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law to every American, and our courts exist to...Read More


Queers Against Israeli Apartheid at Pride Toronto

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Canada's LGBT mag put together a report on QAIA's participation in Toronto Pride....Read More