December 30, 2010

Context: Let's Talk About "Tranny"

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

This is part three in a three part series. You may want to first read part one, which details the meanings and associations of the term "tranny" when used as a slur. Understanding those meanings provides useful background for understanding...Read More


2010: When Official Republican Bigotry Went Unchecked

Filed by D Gregory Smith | December 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

For me, 2010 is/was about Republican political shaming of The Gays- and about the relative silence surrounding the issue. The Montana GOP approved a platform which included this blatant piece of ignorance and bigotry: We support the clear will of...Read More


Notable Celebrity Deaths of 2010

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

MSNBC did a remarkable job with this video montage of notable celebrity deaths of 2010. Quite frankly, I'd forgotten about a few of them. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy For some reason when...Read More


Enough Faux Agonizing, Mr. President

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 30, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

There has been much coverage of Barack Obama's confession that he's "evolving" on the issue of same sex marriage - which in my view is yet another example of Obama trying to have his cake and eat it too by...Read More


Rupert Everett talks about homophobia in Hollywood

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Rupert Everett is the latest star to come right out and say it: Hollywood is a pretty homophobic place to work. When asked about the professional reaction he received after he came out of the closet, Everett responded, "Nothing very...Read More


The Top Pop Songs of 2010

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Check out this mashup of the top pop songs of 2010 by DJ Earworm. Do all pop songs really sound the same? Rob Paravonian's Pachabel rant pales in comparison, eh?...Read More


If Frank Kameny Was a Pop Star

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 30, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Leo who is losing his hair. He blogs at The New Gay. You know who Madonna is, right? Or Lady Gaga? Can you recite every line of Kathy Griffin's latest standup routine...Read More


We don't have good sex ed or condom distribution, but we want more ideas?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 30, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Michael Weinstein has an interesting column up about the potential of PrEP, the pre-exposure medication regimen that recently showed some potential to slow the spread of HIV: The potential use of this drug is based on the premise that we...Read More


Leather Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees

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

I'm honored to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Leather Hall of Fame, a project devoted to honoring pansexual leather/fetish/BDSM history by selecting three individuals each year whose contributions to our Community shaped our growth. The...Read More


2010: A Lesson In Trust

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

I learned some personal lessons in trust in the course of 2010 when I became the second of three board members to resign from the fizzling Catholics4Equality, but that was small in comparison to what our entire LGBT community learned...Read More


Betsie Gallardo Transferred to Hospital

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've been featuring Betsie Gallardo, an HIV+ inmate in a Florida jail for the crime of spitting at an officer. She is dying of gall bladder cancer and the state had stopped her chemotherapy. After she developed a large tumor...Read More


Kate's Theme

Filed by Kate Clinton | December 30, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

No, I'm not wearing a muskrat on my head. It's cold in New York but the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell still has me warm inside!...Read More


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Kill gays, make sure they don't reproduce

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

"This isn‚'t just a designer baby for Sir Elton John, this is a designer accessory‚ [cut] Now it seems like money can buy him anything, and so he has entered into this peculiar arrangement‚[cut] The baby is a product of...Read More


Gretchen Phillips's "Reluctant Butch"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Gretchen Phillips channels Barry White to sing about her relationship to butchness....Read More