September 24, 2010

Queer Music Friday: LZ Love

Filed by Paige Schilt | September 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Singer-songwriter LZ Love's career spans decades, genres, and genders. As a back-up singer, she has collaborated with everyone from the Godfather of Soul to Spearhead. As a solo artist, Love has made her mark on the European dance charts. Since...Read More


Worse Than 1994

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 24, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new msnbc.com Voter Confidence Index tracks midterm trends, and what it shows is "nisht gut" for the Dems, as my Yiddishe grandma used to say. The index measures the country's mood as shown by three poll questions from major...Read More


Constitutionally Crazy

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 24, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Digby confirms a suspicion I’ve held since the Clinton years: part of the method to the right’s maddness is to exhaust their opponents with their insanity. It’s related to what I previously dubbed “The Tyranny of the Tantrum.” Those...Read More


On cupcakes and communication

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

While the story out of Indianapolis of a homophobic bakery refusing to make rainbow colored cupcakes for a college gay group is the topic of this news report by local Fox reporter Ray Cortopassi, I want to take a moment...Read More


Something Got Lost In Translation

Filed by Don Davis | September 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have no idea what's going on in this Russian video, but as far as I can tell someone is stalking Paris Hilton, and then there's a dark tunnel and fish, and then she's apparently working at some place that...Read More


Would we be calling Martin Luther King a civil discourse nut?

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I read Stride Toward Freedom a few weeks ago because Bob Somberby kept on telling people to. I saw this post on his site about a month ago, where he caught a bit of Ed Schultz on MSNBC interviewing Martin...Read More


GetEqual vs HRC & GOProud vs Log Cabin

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday Dan Zac from the Washington Post gave me a call to talk about the differences and similarities between GetEqual and GOProud. He was writing an article about the two groups recent splash onto the scene this year and how...Read More


Why Marriage Equality Matters

Filed by Gloria Nieto | September 24, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last month I was in the hospital, twice within a 10 day period. No fun to say the least. While one could be considered life-threatening the cumulative effect was to feel completely helpless. I don't believe that is over yet....Read More


Egyptomania: antique female impersonator

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Another rare find, this image -- without any provenance or explanation -- showing a male dancer costumed as an Egyptian female. The photo appears to be from 1890-1920. Probably from a theatre performance or vaudeville production. But I can't help...Read More


What Asexuals Want

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 24, 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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Gibbs: Don't mind them; We're still with you

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Today, the Department of Justice made a filing in a legal challenge to the Don't Ask, Don't tell (DADT) policy, as it traditionally does when acts of Congress are challenged. This filing in no way diminishes the President's firm commitment...Read More


Anti-Sally Kern political ad

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This ad from homophobic Oklahoma state legislator Sally Kern's challenger highlights Kern's outrageous statements....Read More