October 6, 2010

The context of bullying and how I was part of it

Filed by Susan Raffo | October 06, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

She still feels shy about it. It doesn't matter how many times we tell her that she gets to make her own decisions; that it is not her responsibility to take care of or protect us, she still gets shy...Read More


New York ComicCon: Queers, Quotas, and Questionable Practices

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 06, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

A few months ago, a friend of mine who runs a production company specializing in producing panels at geek conventions like Otakon, AnimeUSA, and New York ComicCon (NYCC), asked me to join a panel called "This Panel is Gay"-- a...Read More


A unicorn petting a cat

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been so busy today running around town with all my anniversary machinations that I forgot to write my 5pm post! (I had to go get a haircut so I look good for tonight's romantic dinner and I surprised Jerame...Read More


Straight people are hurt by homophobia too

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Jonathan Zimmerman has an interesting column in the Christian Science Monitor about the recent gay teen suicides discussing how homophobia hurts straight boys: And we've known about this problem for a long time. In the early 1980s, observing hundreds of...Read More


Fred Phelps and Goodness

Filed by Diane Silver | October 06, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

As I continue work on The Goodness Project, I can't ignore the day's news: The Rev. Fred Phelps gets to make his case to the U.S. Supreme Court today. A friend noted this morning that all the media attention is...Read More


Amateur Impersonators: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 06, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Halloween Party? Stage show? Behind the scenes at a drag ball? Or fun and games at the senior center? Your guess is as good as mine....Read More


Chicago Stands Up Against Anti-Gay Bullying & LGBT Suicide

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 06, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's been a hard month for many LGBT people and their allies. The news has been filled with horrific story after horrific story of bullied gay or questioning youth who have taken their own life. While LGBT bullying and the...Read More


KKK to rally for anti-gay counseling student

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jennifer Keeton, the Augusta State University student who filed suit against the school after she was expelled for refusing to attend diversity classes, has found some support from an appropriate group. The Ku Klux Klan has announced that they will...Read More


Trans guy calendar for sale

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

A group of people got together to make a trans man calendar to raise money to help trans men with transition-related expenses. Check out their site....Read More


Churches That are Anti-Gay are not Holy

Filed by Joe Mirabella | October 06, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Spiritual bullying is deadly. Children are listening when religious leaders call gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people sinners. Children hear them when they shout "abomination" from the pulpit. "Thou shalt not!" they scream into our children's ears. There is no...Read More


Our anniversary: A dozen years

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

It seems crazy that it's been so long... Today is my and Jerame's anniversary. We've been together for 12 years now - a full dozen. We've had our ups and downs like any other couples, but we've also faced quite...Read More


Enough is Enough: Andrew Shirvell Creates Climate of Harm & Hostility

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 06, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Shane Windmeyer is the executive director of Campus Pride, the only national organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. Warren J. Blumenfeld, Ed.D., is Associate Professor in the...Read More


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Fruit loops

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I hope all the queers are thrilled to see [House Speaker Joe Hackney get an award from a gay rights group]. I am sure there will be a couple legislative fruitloops there in the audience." --NC state rep. Larry Brown...Read More


Kathy Griffin Speaks

Filed by D Gregory Smith | October 06, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Kathy Griffin on the recent LGBT-related suicides. Another reason to love her... (via The Trevor Project)...Read More