February 3, 2011

Social Security: Where's Our Tahrir Square?

Filed by Don Davis | February 03, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

We have seen some amazing days in Egypt, and it has provided a better lesson than anyone could have expected for how taking action, against long odds, can really get something done. A secret police mechanism has been pushed aside,...Read More


Advocate Columnist Supports Hosni Mubarak

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Foreign policy expert Michael Lucas has a column up talking about how much he loves Hosni Mubarak. You see, dictators are bad and anyone who supports them is "brainless," but sometimes a pro-America dictator is needed to keep dirty, stinkin',...Read More


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The Hilarious Idiocy of Anonymous Gay Sex

Filed by Mark S. King | February 03, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

These horny robots are about to get it on after hooking up through a gay chat site. Except the horned up bareback bottom forgot to ask about the top's HIV status. Hilarious stupidity follows. Now allow me to share some...Read More


Jane's Story: One of Challenge and Resilience

Filed by Cathy Renna | February 03, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

As I hit the road for this year's annual Creating Change conference, I go with no plans for moderating a panel or doing a training. Instead, Renna Communications has an even greater responsibility and challenge. We will be helping with...Read More


Book: Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 03, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

For some time now, the LGBTQ community has been involved in various internal disputes and conversations about its relationship to law and order. With Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention...Read More


Disability Justice Collective at Creating Change

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | February 03, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm not at Creating Change, but if I were, I would sure be attending some of these sessions put on by Disability Justice Collective (DJC) members Sebastian Margaret, Mia Mingus, and Eli Clare. (Info below via Mia Mingus.) If you...Read More


This Week on The Rebecca Juro Show: NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling

Filed by Rebecca Juro | February 03, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

With the Republicans now in control of the House and the introduction and passage of LGBT-protective federal legislation a pipe dream for the next couple of years at minimum, where do we go from here? We'll explore that with National...Read More


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Mubarek's Bloody AIDS Legacy

Filed by Mark S. King | February 03, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

If you need further reasons to feel queasy about U.S. support for Egypt's "he wasn't all that bad" dictator, Housing Works has posted a heartbreaking article about the treatment of people living with HIV. The piece describes a country with...Read More


Thoughts on Chick-fil-A

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Chick-fil-A has been in the LGBT news the past month after a franchisee sponsored a Pennsylvania Family Institute event, Jeremy Hooper dug around and found that they also have a nonprofit that sponsors fundamentalist politics, have worked with NOM, and...Read More


Murder of Prominent Ugandan Activist Demands Action

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 03, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Paul LeGendre is the Director of the Fighting Discrimination program at Human Rights First. Paul has worked extensively with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on human rights issues and particularly hate crime laws and enforcement....Read More


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The Miami Fashion Week Kickoff Event

Filed by Mark S. King | February 03, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Father Tony and I were set loose with a video camera at the exclusive kick-off party for Miami International Fashion Week, and for two guys who don't know much about fashion, we had a blast. We told models they looked...Read More


Is an Executive Order Version of ENDA Possible?

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 03, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Here in Virginia, LGBT citizens can be fired at will from their jobs simply for being a sexual minority - it happened to me personally in the private sector in a law firm setting. And, as my client Michael Ware...Read More


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Obama Shouldn't Attend The Family's Breakfast

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is a combination of the intolerance of the organization's views, and the secrecy surrounding the organization. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to hold their breakfast; of course they should. The question is, Should American officials be lending...Read More


Anderson Cooper Attacked in Egypt

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

CNN released video of Anderson Cooper being attacked by anti-democracy protestors in Egypt....Read More