July 27, 2010

That's Amore: Goodbye Fritz

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

I miss you, my fat little friend. You stuck with me for almost 20 years - through thick and thin as only a best friend can. I'll bring a balloon for us to play with when I come to meet...Read More

Ted Haggard: It was all just a misunderstanding!

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Ted Haggard, who founded a church recently for the tax break, actually has a following and it seems like he's falling back into his old ways: "I over-repented," he said. In February 2008, Mr. Haggard asked to be released from...Read More

It's all fun and games, until...

Filed by Sean Martin | July 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Until someone loses an eye, then it's selling out....Read More

What I Learned At Netroots Nation

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 27, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

There were many lessons for me at Netroots Nation, few of them learned in a seminar room. As a transgender woman, who grew up in a very straight environment, and not attuned to gay life by virtue of any early...Read More

The Devil is in Her Details: Vintage pulp cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 27, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'd like to say this is the latest publication from the American Famliy Association (it would explain so much!), but, sadly, it's just a wonderfully tacky old pulp novel....Read More

To Play or Not to Play... Separately

Filed by Michele O'Mara | July 27, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

After being together 5 years and occasionally adding a third person, my partner and I played separately for the first time this weekend. As he put it, "It's only sex, what matters is that we came home to each...Read More

Indian university lets students choose M, F, and TG

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 27, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Last year I posted about India allowing people to choose "Other" on voter registration when it comes to gender and Pakistan legally recognizing hijra as a third sex. Now Bangalore University will allow students to apply as "TG" for transgender,...Read More

Stupid Medical Profession Tricks

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 27, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the things that continues to be an issue in the trans community is the negative treatment that trans people receive at the hands of people in the medical establishment. While some doctors, nurses, EMT's and other medical personnel...Read More

They Should Just Give You Rings. Marriage is Easy to Understand

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 27, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I just returned from Iowa after visiting family and friends. We flew into Cedar Rapids, Iowa a small river town I called home for 17 years of my childhood. My parents greeted my partner and I as we left the...Read More

A Grassroots Call to Action: End Discrimination Against Immigrant Families

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

On Wednesday evening, advocates, activists and allies from across the country will come together to strategize on how to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants and their families and pass immigration reform legislation this year. The Immigration...Read More

The DownRIGHT Crazy

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 27, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Matt R. Salmon is an ASU Graduate with a Bachelor's in Psychology. He works in clinical research and is the chairman of the Arizona Log Cabin Republicans. Growing up in a political, conservative, religious family instilled...Read More

Showing NOM some Hoosier hospitality

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

When the National Organization for Marriage brought their Summer of Marriage tour bus to Indianapolis to hold an anti-gay marriage rally on the Indiana Statehouse steps, the Hoosier LGBT community decided to greet them with our renowned hospitality. Apparently no...Read More

The answer is in the hair dye section of the Walgreen's

Filed by Gloria Nieto | July 27, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

First, thank you to Mike Rogers for helping me attend Netroots Nation. Second, NN what were you thinking going to the Rio hotel? There were around 2000 participants there with multiple ways of accessing the net but there was a...Read More


Evan Wolfson on NOM lynching sign

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While funneling millions of dollars into political campaigns aimed at stripping away basic protections from gay people and their families, NOM's typical ploy is to conjure up phony claims of harassment and infringement and complain when anyone speaks the truth...Read More

The NOM Tour Tracker shoutout

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Arisha Michelle Hatch tells us about the NOM Tour Tracker and what they're doing to document the lies and hate the group spreads around the nation. You can follow the Trackers on their blog....Read More