December 7, 2010

Winging Their Way to Gayness

Filed by Leslie Robinson | December 07, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Scientists in Florida have discovered that when male white ibises eat too much mercury, they turn gay. Don't blame an overbearing ibis mother. Blame the metal. Suspicious that mercury had led to lower breeding levels among the wading birds, researchers...Read More


Salvation Army donations down dramatically this year

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

While I'd love to think I helped do my part with my post, "Why You Shouldn't Give to the Salvation Army this Holiday Season," it seems that the Giant Food supermarket chain is the reason why Salvation Army donations are...Read More


This is not a recession; this is the new economy

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

We're not in a recession. This is the new economy, the way the economy will function until someone changes it. It's unlikely someone in the near future will want to change it for the better. The current economy can't be...Read More


Cary Grant's 1940s Tijuana Bible

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 07, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Another intriguing title from the days when these cheap, usually poorly drawn pornographic tracts were traded and sold to World War II soldiers. Wish I knew if there was gay sex behind the cover or if this Tijuana Bible shows...Read More


How Friendfactor Speeds Up the LGBT Equality Movement

Filed by Leone Kraus | December 07, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

In case you missed it, a new social networking site has sprung and it's an important one. Friendfactor is a social networking site designed to give members of the LGBT community a platform to show their straight friends what LGBT...Read More


Shelly Bauman Founder of Seattle's First "Out" Gay Bar Died

Filed by Joe Mirabella | December 07, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Seattle Gay News reported in her obituary: Shelly and a group of friends went to Pioneer Square on July 14, 1970 for the Bastille Day Parade. 'There was a cannon in the parade loaded with gunpowder, held in place...Read More


Trans people may get protections women don't have in Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 07, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

As Canada's trans rights Bill C-389 comes up for its first hour of discussion today, there is one curious aspect about this process that almost went unnoticed until Dale Smith at Xtra remarked on it on Friday. Bill C-389 proposes...Read More


Atlanta settles with Eagle patrons for illegal gay bar raid

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm surprised by this development. I really thought they would just run this thing through the legal system and appeal for years until everyone just lost interest. But Atlanta has settled with the Eagle's patrons who were illegally detained and...Read More


Liberty, Justice, and Marriage Equality for All

Filed by Davina Kotulski | December 07, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

A rally of 100 marriage equality supporters gathered early this morning outside the appellate court holding signs that read "Love and Commitment = Marriage" and wearing heart stickers that read "Liberty, justice, and marriage equality." Despite a powerful storm that...Read More


HRC to move into Harvey Milk's store

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

What fresh hell is this? HRC is moving into Harvey Milk's old camera shop in the Castro? Methinks "insult" is a little too dramatic understated. In what some grassroots gay activists are calling an "insult," the Human Rights Campaign is...Read More


Oral argument leaves many options open for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Filed by Nan Hunter | December 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The long-awaited oral argument in Perry v. Schwarzenegger before the Ninth Circuit is over, and we all now begin what I expect will become an even longer wait for a decision. Who won? To my hearing (via radio), it's hard...Read More


Obama admits: I was born in Morocco

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a press conference this morning, President Barack Obama admitted that he was, in fact, born in Morocco. "It's half-way between Kenya and the US," Mr. Obama explained, "so in the spirit of bipartisan compromise I'm going...Read More


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Gays will boycott FIFA

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We do not feel the World Cup should be held in any country that abuses and disregards the basic human rights of LGBT people. FIFA president Sepp Blatter talks of his wish for inclusivity and to bring the game to...Read More


Drag queens: Toucha toucha me, TSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This is a funny video from a drag/a cappella group making fun of the TSA groping....Read More