October 11, 2010

My first coming out day

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | October 11, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Reverend Sammy Clark had one of the thickest Georgia accents I had ever heard in my life. He was a United Methodist minister; a representative of a denomination that did not affirm LGBTQ people. He was already well into...Read More


Matthew Shepard, National Coming Out Day, and Marriage Equality Looking Back

Filed by Davina Kotulski | October 11, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

On the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death in 2004, 43 marriage equality activists and I stood at the Fireside Lounge, the bar where Matthew Shepard was last seen alive. We were crossing the country on a bus tour that I...Read More


No Room at the Inn For Lord Jesus Christ III?

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 11, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I haven't seen anyone remark on this yet, but even if someone in our community may seem colourful, that doesn't mean that their issues are less significant. MassLive reported that Lord Jesus Christ III was ejected from a Belchertown library...Read More


Can Coming Out in a Religious Context Help Bullied LGBTQ Youth?

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 11, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

There's been a lot written on the recent bullying-related suicides. I found this piece by Rabbi Victor Appell, "If Only Tyler Clementi Had Been to a Gay Synagogue," particularly moving. Too often religion and LGBT rights are set up as...Read More


Coming Out: The Agony And The Ecstasy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 11, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

She opened the door of the apartment where we had made a life together, her eyes steady, but ready to fill with tears. She knew that I had something to tell her, but I had refused to say what in...Read More


City councillor: Coming Out Day is like an Aryan Nations march

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

For those of you not following Cupcakegate, a bakery, Just Cookies in Indianapolis, refused to fill out an order of rainbow cupcakes for an LGBT student group, citing multiple reasons (we don't have all the colors of the rainbow, we...Read More


This Can't Happen Here: Suicide of Tyler Clementi, Rutgers University

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 11, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Jarad Ringer is a Coordinator of Hate Violence and Police Relations Programs at the New York City Anti Violence Project. As a Rutgers University alumnus, I was devastated to learn of the suicide of Tyler Clementi, an 18...Read More


New Religious Right Horror Flick

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Picture it. If the religious right were going to make a horror flick what would their monster be? You know, zombies, vampires and werewolves are so overexposed if this movie is going to stand a chance it'll need a more...Read More


Another gay teen commits suicide

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

From Oklahoma: An Oklahoma teen, Zach Harrington, 19, has committed suicide, barely one week after attending a local City Council meeting where a debate over whether or not the city would recognize October as LGBT History Month got "toxic," with...Read More


1960s Gay Intellectual Life: Vintage magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sometimes I think people today imagine that all of gay theory, activism and political debate didn't begin until Stonewall (or maybe even the Interrnet -- agh!). But, hard as it may seem to believe, your grandparents' and their grandparents' were...Read More


National Coming Out Day and Morality

Filed by Diane Silver | October 11, 2010 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today is National Coming Out Day, so it seems appropriate to note that there is nothing more important to my search for goodness than integrity. The dictionary on my iMac defines "integrity" as "the quality of being honest and having...Read More


Miley Cyrus blind-folded in bed - "Who Owns My Heart" Video

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 11, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think of Miley's video? Too skanky or just skanky enough? 2. What would you rather be? BONUS: Physical compliments are nice for Buck- new tie and all!...Read More


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Obama is "firmly committed" to ending gay teen suicide

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Recently, we've all been shocked and heartbroken by the deaths of several young people who had been harassed and bullied for being openly gay - or because people thought they were gay. It's a terrible tragedy. And it has turned...Read More


Sassy Gay Friend says it gets better

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The guy who got internet fame for stopping literary suicide (Juliet, Ophelia) says that it gets better....Read More