October 13, 2010

Log Cabin Republicans R Us

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | October 13, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

A friend reminded me last night--I'd forgotten this--that, in the case in which a federal court ruled DADT unconstitutional yesterday, the plaintiff is Log Cabin Republicans. And we all know, because we talk about how politically brilliant it was, that...Read More


GetEqual from the inside

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | October 13, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

On Monday, October 11th, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi visited a DCCC fundraiser held at the Miami home of a basketball player who makes way too damn much money for playing a game. You've no doubt heard about the Get...Read More


Patrick Tutwiler: America's Next Top Pundit

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

My friend, Patrick Tutwiler, is in the running to be America's Next Top Pundit. The Washington Post is running a contest to find the paper's newest columnist and Patrick is running neck-and-neck to take home the top prize. The contestants...Read More


Anti-Gay Christians: Do They Still Embrace the Bible As Justification for Slavery Too?

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 13, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I have written before about the need of the LGBT community to confront anti-gay religious bigots and use their own rhetoric to expose their hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty. This is particularly true when publications like the Washington Post give gay...Read More


No, I won't join your crusade

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The right-leaning Advocate has another weird column up bashing Muslims for attempting to build a community center because that's, like, the number one LGBT issue right now. This one's from Jamie Kirchick, and I'm not going to get into much...Read More


The Castro: historic photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 13, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

An amazing, poignant and joyous photo of the 1979 Castro Street Fair, in those halycon pre-AIDS days when the cry rang out for Gay Liberation. I did not attend but, oh, I remember and, oh, how inspiring they were to...Read More


The Positives of being Negative

Filed by Mark S. King | October 13, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

HIV negative gay men hear a lot about what they should be doing (or not doing), but rarely about what they are doing well. They have had to plod along, making the best choices they could to remain negative, fearing...Read More


It's my birthday (party)!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Come help me and one of my best friends, Becky Dansky, celebrate our birthday! My birthday was last Friday and Becky's is October 27. If you came to last year's party you'll remember Becky as the lovely woman who held...Read More


Outing Homophobia and Transphobia

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 13, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Rebecca Haskell is a queer feminist and trans ally. She holds a master's degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. She currently works at the BC Society of Transition Houses. Brian Burtch is a Professor of Criminology and...Read More


Department of Justice appeal DOMA ruling

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

After the positive news on two court cases yesterday, we get this: The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a...Read More


Wal-Mart Carries "Cure the Gays" Book

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just when you think that Wal-Mart couldn't possibly go any lower, the company stoops to even new depths. Several stores are now carrying Chased by an Elephant, the Gospel Truth about Today's Stampeding Sexuality, a book by Janice Barrett Graham,...Read More


Thoughts on Those Cookies...

Filed by Chris Douglas | October 13, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Here's my perspective on the cookie situation. First, when I came out of the closet in 1996 here in Indiana, I did so publicly by founding an organization (the Indiana Chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans), issuing a press release,...Read More


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Pence: Marriage Inequality More Important Than Economy

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We will not restore this nation with public policy alone. It will require public virtue and that emanates from the traditional institutions of family and religion. ... To those who say that marriage doesn't matter, I say: You would not...Read More


Sorry Charlie (White)!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Indiana's Democrat Secretary of State candidate, Vop Oslii, has a new ad on the air capitalizing on the uproar after it was discovered that the Republican candidate had likely committed voter fraud while running for the office that oversees...Read More