September 23, 2010

Sexual Freedom Day, Laura Flanders, DOMA, DADT & more

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Today has been a really hectic day. I'm still settling into the new routine here in DC and I was honored to speak at the Woodhull Freedom Foundation's Sexual Freedom Day celebration event at the National Press Club this afternoon...Read More


September Is The Cruellest Month

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

SEPTEMBER is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. --The Waste...Read More


Dressed up like a boy

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

A recent New York Times article "When Boys Are Prized, Girls Live the Part" written by Jenny Nordberg, described the Afghani tradition of 'bacha posh' which translates as 'dressed up as a boy.' Since boys are so valued over girls,...Read More


On Fear: The Islam Edition, Or, Do You Know My Friend Wa'el?

Filed by Don Davis | September 23, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

We last got together about ten days ago, when I put up a story that hoped to explain to the Islamic world that, Qur'an burning aside, we don't really hate either them, or our own Constitution. I pointed out that,...Read More


Meeting Girlyman: How the Band Uses Social Media

Filed by Leone Kraus | September 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Being at the right place at the right time does have its benefits. Over the summer, I was at a work event and had the pleasure of meeting the band Girlyman. One of the writers at Slate wrote a piece...Read More


Recognizing National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day - Six Things for Gays to Know About HIV/AIDS

Filed by Dan O'Neill | September 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Monday, September 27, 2010 marks National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, a new addition to the growing list of CDC-sponsored efforts that draw attention to the terrible toll this disease continues to have on high-risk communities. Sadly, I fear this...Read More


When suffering has meaning

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Two weeks ago I posted on the "boring life" myth in LGBT activism. I've noticed it for years - we say something along the lines of "Our lives are actually really boring. We go to work, mow the lawn, wash...Read More


Let's Get Physical: Lesbian pulp fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 23, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Fun cover from the late 50s/early 60s. "Peggy Swenson" was a pseudonym used by science fiction author Richard E Geis when he wrote pulp sex books (he penned over 100 of them!)....Read More


Next Stop: Minnesota

Filed by Father Tony | September 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Have you learned the pattern? Things percolate in a particular state where homophobes hatch strategies equal in strength to those in the pro-equality camps. Money flows in from out of state, and sometimes we win and sometimes they win. Meanwhile,...Read More


Cricket: Jimmy Anderson naked

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Suddenly I'm a fan of cricket! Attitude magazine's cover this month features British cricket star Jimmy Anderson and the athlete shows some skin that's well worth viewing. Take a peek at Anderson's naked photos after the jump. They just show...Read More


Redefining Intimacy

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 23, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sara Beth Brooks recently completed the Leadership, Organizing, and Action: Leading Change program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is pursuing a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and lives in Sacramento, CA. Sara...Read More


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Because women's breasts are shameful

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We do not believe that it can be seriously disputed... that Hoosier society, in general, considers the female breast to be an erogenous zone but does not consider the male breast to be one: public display of the former is...Read More


Google "Montana Hate"

Filed by D Gregory Smith | September 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Montana's becoming known as the "GOP Hate State". Voting is now more important than ever. This great little video shows why....Read More