November 17, 2010

Deck chairs on the Titanic

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Pardon me for being a little bit maudlin today, but three CNN Breaking News! alerts have come in to tell me that: John Boehner is the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the new minority leader Senator Lisa...Read More


In the Beginning there was Sam Elliott

Filed by Mark S. King | November 17, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A moment of reverence, please. In 1975, I went to the movies and discovered everything I needed to know about men, sexual allure, chest hair and the masculine ideal that would fuel my fantasies for the rest of my natural...Read More


Palestinian statehood vs the LGBT movement

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Check out this interesting article today from the NY Time about Hillary Clinton's emerging role in the push for Palestinian statehood. While the original subject is fascinating, there's one point that can be expanded to also reference the LGBT movement...Read More


Building Our Movement with Heart and Chutzpah

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | November 17, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Movements are supposed to move. They are supposed to be nimble enough to respond to what is happening at the grassroots level. After all, it's been proven that change historically takes place from the bottom up not from the top...Read More


The Three Mysterious Misses: antique theatre photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 17, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

One of the great frustrations of sex research is finding wonderful estate pictures like this and not having any idea who the people are or the story behind their poses. Were they transgenderists away from the cameras or actors who...Read More


Everyone Talks About the Weather

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 17, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

The mid-term auction kicked my ass. The gushers of money, the belly-up Dems, the betadyned Reps, the gloating media, my bummin' friends. At first I tried to be cheery but the jowly seditious Mitch McConnell, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Michele Bachman's...Read More


Every Girl in the UK is Singing This Song!

Filed by Mark S. King | November 17, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

They don't make them like Alice Ghostly and Kaye Ballard anymore. If you are unfamiliar with their (gay, snarky, hilarious) magic, treat yourself to these glorious 90 seconds. This song is being sung, whistled and whimpered through bitter tears across...Read More


An Online College Course in Gender and the Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 17, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm offering an elective course on gender and the law this Spring at Ramapo College. It's nice when your job and your interests coincide, so it's especially sweet to be teaching this course. The course will examine the law's role...Read More


Obama's Presidential Library

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Contributor Andrew Belonsky has an interesting post up at Death and Taxes that looks at two colleges that want to be the future site of Barack Obama's presidential library. He gives a quick rundown on the history of the libraries...Read More


Is William the Next King of England?

Filed by Mark S. King | November 17, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Well, I do love a wedding, and those royals know how to throw out a spread. I sat glued to Diana's wedding to what's-his-name, and that was before Diana was "the people's princess," or simply "Di" to all her gay...Read More


Upcoming Senate TSA Oversight Hearing

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 17, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

News about the TSA "grope" policy have been spreading like wildfire and many hope that they will be the subject of a Senate TSA Oversight Hearing today. In case you haven't heard, they've implemented bodyscanners that take naked pictures of...Read More


How To Prepare For Your First Kiss

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 17, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Take it all with a grain of gay salt. I ain't no expert! Just what I think and having fun! This time I take on how to prepare for your first kiss and how to deal with violent thoughts....Read More


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Mormons: Same-sex attraction is normal

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We continue to disagree with the Mormon Church about fundamentally important issues like full respect for the marriages of same-sex couples, but we are encouraged that our advocacy has paid off with real movement that will help save young lives."...Read More