September 10, 2010

Queer music Friday - Chuck Panozzo of Styx

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I didn't know until this morning that Chuck Panozzo, bass player for prog rock band Styx, was gay. According to his Wikipedia entry, he came out back in 2001 as both gay and seropositive. Since I've put up bands on...Read More

Google Instant censors "lesbian" but "fag" is OK

Filed by Nathan Strang | September 10, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Google, in their never-ending quest to be the "third half of your brain" launched a new search service called Google Instant. Aptly named, results start to pour in the millisecond you start typing your term, and constantly update as you...Read More

A little justice for the patrons of the Eagle

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last year, the Eagle in Atlanta was raided by 15 police officers who forced all 62 patrons onto the floor, where they were forced to stay for two hours. The patrons weren't told why they were being held. The police...Read More

Should GetEqual Have Targeted Rep. Chris Carney of PA for Playing Coy on LGBT Rights?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 10, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The direct action LGBT rights group GetEqual this week targeted Representative Chris Carney of Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District for his failure to support ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would prohibit job discrimination against LGBT people. They held a sit-in...Read More

Elections go homophobic and transphobic... this is nothing new

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

This guy gets right to the point, doesn't he? A functional economy, a decent living, and solid infrastructure are for pussies. Real men spend all their money on war and stop silly sissies from giving away their hard-earned cash to...Read More

Gays, Welcome To The Tea Party?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | September 10, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was the first blogger to break the news of the hateful dialog in which Montana Tea Party president Tim Ravndal was caught. In short, he appeared to advocate the torture/lynching of gay people, conjuring up the disturbing image of...Read More

Private Pictures: men stepping up the fun

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 10, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I found a handful of very sweet private photos of folks dancing and having fun together and this is the first of the lot. This one looks reasonably recent, and captures a some darling older guys enjoying some dance moves...Read More

Tell Congress to move on ENDA now!

Filed by Phil Reese | September 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yesterday and Wednesday, we saw actions around the nation calling on Congress to move on ENDA. We saw a debate between Republican candidate Rick Tubbs and Chair of the Education and Labor Committee, Congressman George Miller interrupted by advocates. We...Read More

Orlando hosts the 2010 United States Conference on AIDS

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | September 10, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Once again I'm finding myself back in my closet trying to decide what to pack in my suitcase for the 2010 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) hosted in Orlando, Florida from Sunday, September 12 to Wednesday, September 15, 2010....Read More

So DADT's Unconstitutional. What's next?

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | September 10, 2010 | 9:00 AM | comments

Note: Cross-posted on Pam's House Blend. Yesterday a ruling was finally issued on the years-old LCR vs. USA case declaring DADT to be unconstitutional and placing an injunction on discharges. I still remember the day - after a meeting with...Read More

Equality Means Business Launched

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 10, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today, my organization Equality Florida is thrilled announce the launch "Equality Means Business," a project to spotlight employers in Florida that demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting diversity and that specifically provide protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trandgender (LGBT)...Read More


DADT violates free speech for no good reason

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"All of these examples demonstrate that the act's restrictions on speech not only are broader than reasonably necessary to protect the government's substantial interests, but also actually serve to impede military readiness and unit cohesion rather than further these goals."...Read More

Robin Tyler does stand-up

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Did you know Robin Tyler used to be a stand-up comic? She sent us this video of her from 1979....Read More