December 27, 2010

Gays Dragged Into Anti-Islam Batman Debate

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | December 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Right wingers continue to rage against DC's 'Batman' for teaming up with an Algerian Muslim, and Marvel's 'Thor' for the use of a black man in a "white role." Now conservative blogger Warner Todd Huston has brought the gays into...Read More


Holiday dinners: Pass the gender roles

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The holidays always provided me an opportunity to observe the curious divide between our world's two most popular genders. Every year, at every age, I have sat at tables with both sides of my family for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners--most...Read More


Dear Cathy

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 27, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Dear Cathy, I've spent the last few days in complete shock that you are gone. What is up with that? I knew you were sick, but this dying thing was a little too extreme. And after all the years that...Read More


Patriarchy Alive & Functioning

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Warren J. Blumenfeld is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University. Among his books are Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States and Readings for Diversity...Read More


Hospital loses Catholic status for life-saving abortion

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 27, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's one of the big reasons people are moving away from organized religions. I can't imagine why anyone would want to hear moral lectures from people who censure hospitals for saving people's lives (via Feministing): Bishop Thomas Olmsted said he...Read More


Jib Jab's 2010 Year in Review

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

It's that time of year again! While Alex and I will be putting out our annual Queer Year in Review this week, Jib Jab has released their yearly animated song and dance extravaganza. What do you think? This one doesn't...Read More


NYT's Dowd on the Love Story of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 27, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I confess I'm am less an avid fan of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd than of her colleague Frank Rich, an LGBT hero. But Dowd's 1994 cover story for POZ magazine on Mary Fisher, the Republican straight woman with...Read More


Myth of the homosexual as sexual predator is deadly

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 27, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

A small article last week in the Trenton, New Jersey, Star-Ledger said that Essex County is looking to create an LGBT advisory board for the police. The article doesn't mention why now, although people in the community might realize that...Read More


Religious right scandal brewing in Indianapolis?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Where there's smoke there's usually fire... It seems that there's a possible Eddie Long-style scandal brewing in Indianapolis and a couple of media outlets are hot on the case. Long is the vehemently anti-gay African-American minister from Atlanta who recently...Read More


Remembering Past Gays in the Military

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

With the legislative repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, thankfully future generations of gays in the military will not find themselves living in fear of outings and expulsion from careers that many of them truly love. Likewise, the military will...Read More


Marching for Gay Rights in NYC: Historic photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

This photo was taken in Greenwich Village, NY, ca. 1970, shortly after the Stonewall riot. A beautiful blast from the past. Check out all the hippie-chic facial hair and raggy jeans. Also love seeing the tot in the stroller being...Read More


Cagle syndicates tasteless, offensive 'Don't Ask' cartoons following historic repeal signing

Filed by Matt Comer | December 27, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

A friend of mine still living in Winston-Salem, N.C., pointed my direction to a handful of ill-conceived, tasteless and offensive political cartoons syndicated by Cagle Cartoons and published by The Winston-Salem Journal following Wednesday's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal signing....Read More


Dan Choi gets his ring back

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

Shortly after the President signed the bill repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a meeting with Lt. Dan Choi to return his West Point class ring. Choi gave Senator Reid the ring at Netroots...Read More


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Richard Chamberlain: Stay in the closet

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"It's complicated. There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is. For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren't,...Read More