October 7, 2010

When will the homophobic bullying cease?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 07, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

When Sirdeaner L. Walker of Springfield spoke at a press conference in Massachusetts last year calling for effective and comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to be passed in response to the tragic loss of her 11-year-old-son, Carl, I had hoped I would...Read More


Beyond the Scandal: Indiana's BMV Head in Sex Sting

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Indiana's head of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Andrew Miller, was caught yesterday in a sex sting at a public bathroom after masturbating in front a plain clothes officer. He has since resigned his position. There's been quite a bit...Read More


Transgender student barred from running for homecoming queen

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 07, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Andy Moreno is awesome, standing up and fighting against one of the constant messages sent to LGBT students that there's something wrong with them. And the time the local news gave to this issue is impressive as well....Read More


MetroWeekly's Analysis of LGBT Movement: Evolution and Failure

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 07, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

DC's MetroWeekly Magazine came out today with an analysis of the LGBT movement based on conversations with 15 LGBT leaders. The analysis, entitled "State of Play," and written by MetroWeekly's Senior Political Writer, Chris Geidner, concludes that the LGBT movement...Read More


Leaving a church and finding God's grace

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | October 07, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

In December of 2001, just a few months after my 25th birthday, I was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). My ordination was the end of a long process of discernment and formation that had begun a...Read More


HRC: Corporate Equality Index changes for better transgender health care

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Meghan Stabler is a nationally recognized spokesperson and activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She also served on Senator and then President-Elect Obama's LGBT Policy Committee. There are many issues with regards to adequate access...Read More


Day of Silence counter-protest canceled

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 07, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Ya think? A day devoted to telling students to make LGBT teens feel ashamed, out of place, and hopeless might not be a good idea right now? "All the recent attention to bullying helped us realize that we need to...Read More


Top celebrity "It Gets Better" videos

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I really struggled with the title with this post. First I considered, "Celebrities jump on the bandwagon stuffed with our dead kids' bodies," or "Celebrities get warm fuzzy publicity on our bullied youths' backs." Those seemed a little harsh, but...Read More


Hot Bodies in Blind Alleys: Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Are they trapped behind chicken-wire? Is the guy on the right a robot? How does realism trap a person? Is this a psychological drama or a story about sex in an alley? What? Huh? "Anonymous" has a lot of explaining...Read More


The Meticulous, Efficient and Perhaps Inevitable Murder of God by American Religion

Filed by Father Tony | October 07, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

The obvious blood on the hands of American religious leaders is that of LGBT youngsters driven to despair by exclusion from salvation, from the consolation of the earthly flock, and from a place at the table of God in the...Read More


Scarlet Betch Episode 28

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

We got such a good response from y'all on our last video, we've made the decision to transition to a video podcast. We hope y'all like the new format and bear with us as we experiment with a new medium....Read More


LGBT History -- Theater Pioneer George Birimisa

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 07, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Birimisa: Portraits, Plays, Perversions: The Work of George Birimisa, edited by Lanny Baugniet and Paul Sagan (Sweetheart Press, 2009). Our annual history month always brings out the faction that believes our real history started in 1969 with Stonewall -- that...Read More


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What do you have to do to be homophobic, beat someone up at the Stonewall?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 07, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm not going to say sorry, because I don't know what I should be sorry for. I don't hate gay people. I don't hate anybody." --Matthew Francis, who allegedly beat up a gay man who he called a faggot at...Read More


Sarah Silverman, To the Point

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Sarah Silverman, to the point....Read More