November 8, 2010

They're Coming for Your Kids

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | November 08, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Everybody is talking about gay kids now, and I have to admit that at times I've been very moved noting how much has changed since I was 10 or 11. The very idea of coming out in middle school is...Read More


Gay philanthropist's new monkey species: Rhinopithecus strykeri

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Noted gay philanthropist Jon Stryker has been given a unique and rare gift by scientists. Researchers who discovered a new species of monkey have named it Rhinopithecus strykeri in recognition of Stryker's support of great apes. David Mixner brings us...Read More


Ivan Coyote's "Femme Piece"

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A while back, this video circulated among my friends. Performer/author/filmmaker Ivan Coyote calls it "The Femme Piece." What touched us is how even though its subject is the butch-femme dynamic between women, so many other queer issues shine through. Invisibility,...Read More


Calm Down but Don't: The Continuing Adventures of DADT Repeal

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | November 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Word is via Wall Street Journal that Senator Carl Levin is in talks with McCain to discuss stripping the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) down to its barebones without any controversial issues attached, which presumably means anything mentioning abortions, the...Read More


Do the media know the word "transgender"?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Or "transsexual"? Or "trans"? Because you wouldn't know it from coverage of the blog post from the woman whose kid, "Boo," dressed up like Daphne from Scooby Doo. This weekend I posted a video from CNN with a child psychologist...Read More


Log Cabin's R. Clarke Cooper: The LGBT Community's New Inside Man

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 08, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I am among the many trying to read the tea leaves of the Nov. 2 mid-term elections. Some, such as openly gay Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart, note that CNN's small exit polling sample indicated that 31 percent of...Read More


Bishop Gene Robinson: Retiring over death threats

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson will step down early from his post after recieving numerous death threats. "Death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding your election of me as bishop, have been a constant strain, not just on me, but on...Read More


Police chaplains quit to protest co-worker's sexuality

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 08, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

A lesbian minister joined the volunteer police department chaplain group and six other chaplains quit in protest. It shows what happens when a gay person enters the intersection of two decidedly worlds filled with anti-gay people: The chaplain said those...Read More


I'm sorry I'm the reason you didn't vote

Filed by Phil Reese | November 08, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I really didn't think I was being all that nuanced. I was, am and will be critical of crummy work, laziness and poor outcomes. I can't help it. My parents were whip-crackers. As a child, if I promised to do...Read More


Gays: Voting 'Straight' Republican

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Michelangelo Signorile had an interesting show last week. He asked his listeners who voted for Republicans to call in to his show and explain why they voted that way. The responses were fascinating for their leaps of logic and incredible...Read More


Isadora Duncan's fluid movements: vintage dance photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 08, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

You probably knew that the dancer Isadora Duncan was killed in a freak car accident. Did you know that she was openly bisexual? Here are two lovely photo portraits of the Mother of Modern Dance....Read More


Canada's Trans Rights Bill: Quick Facts and Answers to Opponents

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 08, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The following is some things I've written previously at DentedBlueMercedes, with a bit of updating. This is free to distribute, far-and-wide, for anyone interested in presenting the facts of what Canada's Trans Rights Bill, C-389, proposes to do (it doesn't...Read More


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Savior

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Condoms save, the Pope damns" --Sign from kiss-in in Barcelona...Read More


Two women dance on Israeli TV

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 08, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

A same-sex couple is competing on the Israeli version of Dancing with the Stars....Read More