July 12, 2010

What married same-sex couples owe to hippie communes

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 12, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

I'm guessing most married same-sex couples think they have little in common with the hippie communes of the 1960's and 70's. Free-loving hippies challenged the fabric of American society, including the nuclear family, while most married same-sex couples, or at...Read More


A few articles about queer prisoners

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 12, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I have a few items here about LGBT people in prison that remind us what an incredibly socially conservative environment that is and how that makes it more dangerous for LGBT people. Take, for example, the queer prisoners group Pink...Read More


The Most Powerful Man on Earth! (Part 4)

Filed by Sean Martin | July 12, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

And what goes on in that mysterious room?...Read More


Should I Be Me? The LGBT Ethics of Social Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leone Kraus is the voice behind the LGBT social media blog krausnotes.com. From volunteering, to lobbying, and now blogging, Leone has continuously played an active role in the fight for LGBT equality for the past 16...Read More


Reading in Print, How Queer

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Although (or maybe because) it seems very much to be true that the Internet is changing how those of us who are frequently on it read and think, and although every time I mention independent bookstores or publishers someone immediately...Read More


The NY Times Ethicist Responds: I Didn't Suggest Self-Outing On The First Date

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I received a reply to my email to "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen of the New York Times. I also wrote a scathing review yesterday of his advice column. It suggested that a transgender man who did not out himself to...Read More


On A Pair Of Victories, Part Two, Or, DOMA Ruled Unconstitutionally Irrational

Filed by Don Davis | July 12, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

We are back, just a bit late, to wrap up the discussion we began about the pair of rulings issued in Boston by Federal District Judge Joseph Tauro this week that declare the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional....Read More


Homophobic, transphobic professor loses job because he just knows too much

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 12, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Catholic professor, Kenneth Howell, at the University of Illinois was fired for an anti-gay and anti-trans email diatribe to students. He's saying that it violates his "academic freedom." He's an adjunct professor, and the university is claiming that he...Read More


Message heard: "The gAyTM is closed." So what now?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I stepped in it big time when I suggested it was not the right time to close the gAyTM in a post that I shared widely last week. I got a taste of the anger our community generally directs at...Read More


Who's afraid of equality?

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | July 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

If you follow LGBT politics closely, you know the polling numbers by heart. Two thirds of Americans believe same-sex couples deserve legal protections in the form of civil unions or marriage. About 75 percent believe gays and lesbians should be...Read More


(Not So) Little Genevieve

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

A former trumpet player turned radio star of the 1940s, the portly (250 lb.) Ted Morse played the role of Little Genevieve, a cry-baby, on a show broadcast out of Chicago called the National Barn Dance. His is an autobiography...Read More


Why We DO Need to Close the "gAyTM"

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 12, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Joe Mirabella had posts on Pam's House Blend and here at The Bilerico Project entitled "Don't Close the "gAyTM" that garnered high volumes of comments (65 comments on Bilerico and 197 comments on Pam's blog). Joe's argument - after reviewing...Read More


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Mel Gibson doesn't love the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"They take it up the ass. This is only for taking a shit. With this look, who's going to think I'm gay? I don't lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk...Read More


Conservative British PM Stumbles When Asked About Gay Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Smooth-talking conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, gaining a first class honors degree. But he turned into Porky Pig a few days ago when asked about gay rights....Read More