December 23, 2010

My Seester

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 23, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

My sister, my most wonderful seester, who I loved so much, died Tuesday morning at 10:30am, with me holding one hand, stroking her head, and my sister in law holding her other. It's a long story, as everything with my...Read More


How Gay Is Christmas? (Really Gay)

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | December 23, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

There's an interesting essay on my new favorite blog, The Awl, about the gutting of Leonard Cohen's transcendent "Hallelujah," in order to make it vague and Christiany enough for Christmas. Which follows in the long, noble tradition -- well, there's...Read More


Pat Robertson supports pot decriminalization

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I just saw this clip of Pat Robertson supporting pot decriminalization and thought I'd share it with you all in case you felt the need for a little hope this time of year. Even a hardened, well-payed rightwinger can, if...Read More


The Religious Right Doesn't Want Barney Frank Showering With Them, Either

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

As Canada's Bill C-389 -- which would extend rights to employment, housing, access to services and protections from the excusing of violence for gender identity and gender expression -- inches on toward Third Reading and a similar bill (ENDA) languishes...Read More


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Fear and Loathing at the Eye Doctor

Filed by Paige Schilt | December 23, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last month, we took our son to the optometry clinic at a large urban university. As it happens, it was the same clinic where I was treated as a child for amblyopia, AKA "lazy eye." Although twenty-five years had passed,...Read More


Ask, Tell... But Don't Love?

Filed by Steve Ralls | December 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

At long last, our country's military will soon afford its dedicated, patriotic troops some of the liberties they have long fought for abroad. The end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is surely one of the biggest steps our country has...Read More


TAKE ACTION: We Need a Christmas Miracle for Betsie Gallardo

Filed by Bil Browning | December 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Folks, we need a Christmas miracle and we need it today. Get out your cell because you're about to start crying and then start making phone calls. Betsie Gallardo was a dying HIV+ Haitian child when missionary Jessica Bussert adopted...Read More


Barack Obama's ENDA post-mortem: DADT had to happen first

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Kerry Eleveld published an interview with Barack Obama yesterday in which she asked a few questions about ENDA. Obama basically says that he didn't have time to do more than one piece of LGBT legislation, and here's why it was...Read More


Classic Holiday Conversation: Vintage comics

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 23, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Worrying about the holidays with the biologicals? Nervous that Uncle Joe will challenge you to arm-wrestle again? Or that Mom will dip too hard into the egg-nog and say something creepy about your incredibly patient date? Cheer up and remember:...Read More


The Short Term Queer Memory Of Chris Finlay

Filed by Father Tony | December 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

South Florida is a treasury of queer memory. Many who live here can recall the secret codes of cruising in the 50s and 60s, the post-Stonewall eruptions and euphoria of the 70s and the grim arrival of AIDS in the...Read More


Reflections on Witnessing the DADT Repeal Bill Signing Ceremony

Filed by Joe Mirabella | December 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm on my flight home to Seattle from Washington, D.C. after witnessing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell's" signing ceremony this morning at the Department of Interior. After receiving an invitation from the White House, I could not say...Read More


Don't Move So Fast

Filed by Michele O'Mara | December 23, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

the right time to move in togetherRead More


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Joe Manchin's sorry he cut out of work

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let me apologize to anybody and everybody within our listening and reading areas. I'm very sorry for missing the two votes.[...] Saturday was our Christmas and Saturday evening was our Christmas dinner. I got up Sunday and came back to...Read More


Barney Frank gets snappy with fundie reporters

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Barney Frank gives a snappy response to the gay bathroom issue. It's a far cry away from "the demands of the transgender community fly in the face of conventional norms."...Read More