October 12, 2010

Florida's Anti-Gay Adoption Law Ends Today

Filed by Nadine Smith | October 12, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

It's over! Moments ago, Department of Children & Families' (DCF) Director, George Sheldon, announced that the agency will not appeal last month's court ruling which struck down Florida's ban on gay and lesbian adoption as "unconstitutional." It is now legal...Read More


Predators

Filed by D Gregory Smith | October 12, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am filled with frustration, anger, sadness and pain with the rash of gay teen suicides, the hate speech being spewed by religious leaders, the hate institutionalized by organizations, the violence directed toward peaceful people, the silence by those who...Read More


A Quick Breakdown on Today's Injunction on DADT Discharges

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | October 12, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Well, maybe not so quick. As of right now, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is not in effect. Tomorrow, next week, is another story. Maybe. Today, Judge Virgina Phillips who is presiding over the case LCR v. USA in Riverside declared...Read More


"Don't Ask Don't Tell" Protest of Obama Fundraiser Makes Local and National News

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In the crush of local and national and international news, getting a line in an article can be considered a major victory. GetEqual succeeded in getting a toe in that door. Yesterday evening, GetEQUAL and other Floridian activists, unleashed a...Read More


Queer Dog Indeed: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 12, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Just too cute not to share this late 19th/very early 20th postcard. Of course, queer had a very different connotation back then, but, gee, I kind of wish I could get this in a bumper sticker....Read More


I get bitter

Filed by Kate Clinton | October 12, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

How far back did Cher turn time? Neanderthal NY Republican Gubernatorial wannabe Carl Paladino, looking like that other homophobic-spewer Pope John Paul, knuckle-drags out tired old anti-gay tropes - brain-washing, pride parade indecencies, I wouldn't want my nieces, etc. Paladino...Read More


Recovering 70's Lesbian-Feminism, on Its Own Terms

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 12, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Emily Douglas is editor of TheNation.com. Formerly an editor at RH Reality Check, she has written on reproductive health, LGBT issues, women's rights and the law for The American Prospect, The Nation, The Women's Review of Books, RH...Read More


The Playground is Often Anything but Playful

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | October 12, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Retard. Stupid. Uneducable. These were the words that were used to describe me and dozens of students with disabilities in my elementary school. Each morning, the "resource room" teacher would walk the hallways going from classroom to classroom calling out...Read More


A lesson in protest optics

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

While reading the news this morning, I came across this picture in the Indianapolis Star from the rally yesterday opposing discrimination in the wake of cupcakegate: I'd assume that the person on the left is either gay or pro-gay and...Read More


Fmr. Lt. Dan Choi Speaking At Ramapo College of NJ October 20

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 12, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Next Wednesday, Former Lieutenant Dan Choi will be speaking at Ramapo College of New Jersey, located in Mahwah, NJ (about 30 min from NYC). If anyone in the area would like to come, I can get you tickets if you...Read More


Coming Out at Fourteen

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 12, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Chasing Girls As far back as I can remember I've always chased girls. I'd frequently buy my middle school "best friend" flowers and boxed chocolate with my $5 a week allowance. When I could, I'd slip my hand into hers...Read More


McDonald's new American gay marketing?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Okay, remember when McDonald's put out a gay themed commercial in France and a high level American McDonald's executive said he was a Christian and wouldn't allow an ad like that to air here? Apparently someone thought the fast food...Read More


Accepted? Top colleges recruiting LGBT students

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 12, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Drew Cordes is a transgender woman from Albany, N.Y. She is a 2004 graduate of Vassar College. A recent story in Details magazine examines the hypercompetitive college-application process at the country's top schools, and asks whether...Read More


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Liza Minnelli doesn't get the gay love

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't know what gay people see in my music. I really haven't thought about it. I think they see what everyone else sees in my music." --Liza Minnelli...Read More


Belgrade Pride turns violent

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

France 24 reports on Pride in Belgrade that was disrupted by skinheads and injured 150....Read More