December 29, 2010

On Starving In Prison, Or, Who Gets Pardons In Florida?

Filed by Don Davis | December 29, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

If you were with us on Christmas week you heard the story of Betsie Gallardo, who, unless something changes quickly, is going to be intentionally starved to death in a Florida prison after being convicted of spitting on a cop....Read More


The End Of The World As We Know It

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | December 29, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

In an LA Times op-ed piece that college students of the future will be citing in papers about how everything changed in the early 21st century, no less than Jonah Goldberg welcomes the "gay bourgeoisie."...Read More


The Working Poor: America's Invisible Economic "Other"

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 29, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week, I made a case for an investment agenda for America. Now, a report from The Working Poor Families Project has underscored the urgent need for an economic agenda based on investing in the American people and preparing...Read More


The Nigerian Porn Star Scam

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the most common spam swindles is the Nigerian e-mail scam. Some Nigerian prince needs to find a way to get a bajillion dollars out of the country and if you'll kindly provide your bank account information, he'll happily...Read More


Homophobic Hollywood - Where's the LGBT Outrage?

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Over the weekwend I commented on my personal blog (as did many other LGBT bloggers) about Richard Chamberlain's advice to gay actors that they should stay in the closet in order to protect their careers. Chamberlain's advice may sound practical,...Read More


Love on a Pedestal: Antique lesbian erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 29, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Guessing this is ca. 1890-1910, a French cabinet photo loaded with period symbolism. The short feral girl (representing primal woman) worships the elegant goddess (representing human perfection) on a pedestal (representing, um, a pedestal). And then there's that cute tiger...Read More


Conservative orgs pull out of CPAC because of GOProud

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

CPAC, the largest yearly conservative convention in the US, is coming up, and it seems like the Religious Right set is more prepared for the homocons this year than they were last year. Two rightwing orgs have already announced that...Read More


Behind the scenes at DADT repeal signing ceremony

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The White House blog has put up a great video of behind the scenes footage from last week's presidential signing ceremony for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Captain Jonathan Hopkins, who was discharged under the policy, Rep. Patrick...Read More


Police officer apologizes for the anti-gay slur, not the anti-gay arrests

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

As Tobi Hill-Meyer posted last week about the word "tranny," there's always more to a slur than the word itself. Here's more from the cruising stings trial in Palm Springs, which the attorney defending six of the two dozen men...Read More


Should Kwanzaa Stay in Black Neighborhoods?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 29, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Immediately following Christmas this year will mark Kwanzaa's thirty-eighth anniversary. From December 26 through January 1, millions of African Americans, like myself, will start their week-long celebration by greeting families and friends with the Swahili term "Harbari gani!" which means...Read More


Airbags Equal Death

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 29, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm in Ogunquit now. I needed some alone time, where I could close my eyes and let my mind race to wherever it wanted to. It's freezing up here and I moved the overstuffed chair and stool right next to...Read More


Trans man denied marriage license

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The local news covers the story of a trans man in Michigan denied a marriage license even though he had all the paperwork needed. This story says a lot about how politics, which is people of differing opinions on everything...Read More


My Christmas SUCKKKKKED!!!!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 29, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

My Christmas sucked. How was yours? Here is an honest detailed account of my last 2 weeks :-)...Read More


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The police care less about gays being attacked than gays having sex

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sorry, guys. We'll give you a report number, but we'll never catch these guys." --Christopher Ortega on the police's response after he and a friend were beat up in Austin while leaving a gay bar...Read More


Modern Family preview

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Preview from a hot tub scene to come on Modern Family. You all will have to tell me what's in the video since ABC doesn't allow their YouTube stuff to play out of the country....Read More