August 19, 2010

White House is "99% there" for us, except when they're not

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

There's some hope and a lot of out-of-touchness in this article on a recent meeting between state LGBT orgs and the White House, but let me zoom in on the part about ENDA: Tchen said that the administration was prioritizing...Read More


On Saving Us From The Immoral, Or "Ready, Fire...Aim!"

Filed by Don Davis | August 19, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It was about a week ago that we saw the ruling throwing out California's Prop 8; that decision has now been appealed, and we will see, at some point in the future, how the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handles...Read More


Flat Tires II

Filed by Sean Martin | August 19, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

And as the crisis moves into its second minute or two, the media is there....Read More


The Los Angeles Times' editorial on Target misses the point

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The LA Times thinks the peasants disagreeing with Target, et al's attempts to buy elections to take money away from schools, put poor people out on the street, and ban same-sex marriage is "distasteful" in an unsigned editorial today. The...Read More


Rand Paul doesn't believe HIV causes AIDS?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 19, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Kentucky Tea Party Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul belongs to a psuedo-science "medical association" that make the ex-gays look like the reasonable sort. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is one of those far-far-right whacked out groups that you...Read More


Can blacks rid themselves of the use of the n-word?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | August 19, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

In an attempt to dole out advice on the n-word, popular talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger slipped into a rant using it. When a caller -- a distraught African American women who called in to be advised on how...Read More


Damaging Secrets: SU Web Ad Part Two

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | August 19, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today's ad is a montage of perspectives: Navy intel officer Larry Baxley, Air Force spouse Kelly Sayers, and Marine mechanic Jon Martinez. A range of experiences, the overriding theme here is 'secrecy.' Sixteen years in the service is a big...Read More


No offense, but homosexuals are going to burn in hell

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I read the comments in blogs too often, and I've come across gibberish like this before: homosexual 'GAY' is not of God!!!![...] The Holy Bible says if your 'GAY' homosexual they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall...Read More


GetEqual Board Statement: Our Issues Will Not Be Ignored

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 19, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

As I noted last week, I have decided to work with GetEqual, the non-violent direct action group, as a member of its provisional Board of Directors. After its first in-person meeting last week, the Board released a public statement. That...Read More


It's a (gay) Jungle Out There: vintage pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Perhaps in Mr. Evans' dreams? Deliciously bad cover art on this gem. Has anyone read it? The "types" are great. My fave is the Beatnik -- the beret really does it for me....Read More


Practicing Safe Ex

Filed by Father Tony | August 19, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I write this with a hat tip to a friend who suggested this subject and its title, but had only examples of horribly Unsafe Ex illustrating what to avoid but not what to practice. As the highest form of animal...Read More


Not Getting Married Today

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 19, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Thom Watson was born in a "pro-America" part of the country but then grew up to become a gay, liberal, Harvard-educated atheist living in northern California. He has come to terms with the fact that this...Read More


Gay Or Straight, Marriage Matters -- For Taxes

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 19, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I have had to educate a number of political candidates on the issue of why the word "marriage" means so much to LGBT Americans. In fact, the issue came up last night at the Norfolk Democratic Party Committee meeting I...Read More


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Media exaggerate differences between boys and girls

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If you map the distribution of scores for verbal skills of boys and of girls you get two graphs that overlap so much you would need a very fine pencil indeed to show the difference between them. Yet people ignore...Read More


Ted Olson on religious tolerance

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Theodore Olson, who's a 9/11 widow and is arguing the Prop 8 federal case, is OK with the Islamic community center in lower Manhattan....Read More