November 24, 2010

What would you do? Bigoted comments at Thanksgiving

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A friend asked: "What's the best way to respond to homophobic or other bigoted remarks at Thanksgiving without losing your dignity or throwing a wet blanket on the whole family affair?" What do you think?...Read More


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Bilerico Meet-up in Indianapolis

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 24, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm in town this weekend, and after finding that my parents moved while I was gone (don't they know they can't do that without asking their darling child?), I'm fairly oriented again and looking to go out. And I'm sure...Read More


Thanksgiving: Be Your Guest

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 24, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. For the first time in over a decade, I am not hosting my cadre of family, chosen and biological, to partake of the fruits of a month's worth of careful planning, shopping and...Read More


Demoulin Brothers: Fraternal hazing memorabilia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 24, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

I ran an intriguing oddity from the DeMoulin catalogue on my personal blog recently, and after a friend told me more about the Demoulin company of yore, I did a bit of research and ended up on Amazon, where I...Read More


The Best Little Trans Bathroom Controversy In Texas

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 24, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Projectors, time to do a post with a twist. It's now blown up into a kerfluffle that involves local hater Dave Welch and his right wing "Christian" minions, Mayor Annise Parker, a transphobic TV reporter, our local Fox Noise outlet...Read More


Risk doesn't matter in HIV non-disclosure prosecutions

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 24, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I can understand why the woman in this situation would want to sue for something after government officials watched her having sex with another woman while she was drunk and in a jail cell, but this doesn't seem to be...Read More


Amtrak: Our WiFi doesn't discriminate

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

When Zack Rosen from The New Gay rode the Amtrak Acela train from New York to DC after Halloween, he logged online and tried to access his blog only to be greeted by a popup window that said the site...Read More


Bitter Wine Of The American Bishops And The Pope's Red Satin Flip-Flops

Filed by Father Tony | November 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Pope Benedict XVI's comments in his new book Light of the World have tumbled some strange dominoes that allow us to see clearly the nervous fretting of American bishops, the moral maturity of American Catholics and the curious thinking of...Read More


Shifting the ritual of Thanksgiving, one child at a time

Filed by Susan Raffo | November 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Growing up, it was one of the holidays where we gathered together at my great-grandmother's house. Piles of aunts and uncles, cousins and people whose names I could never remember showed up with plates piled high with food. Turkey and...Read More


Reichen Lehmkuhl Sings to End DADT

Filed by Toshio Meronek | November 24, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Art can change the world, but I'm not prepared to put Reichen Lehmkuhl's new Don't Ask, Don't Tell protest song, "Up to the Sky," in the "world-changing" category. Or the "art" one. The former Air Force officer, Lance Bass-dater, and...Read More


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Fox News rejects gay ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell is still on hold, so claiming the military is planning repeal is incorrect." --Fox News, now scrupulously concerned with the accuracy of every sentence on their network, in rejected a Palm Center DADT ad...Read More


The Best 'It Gets Better' Video Yet

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This has to be the best "It Gets Better" video yet. I've been ho-hum about them so far, but John Berry, Director of the Office of Personnel Management for the federal government, shares one of the most personal and...Read More