March 8, 2011

40+ and Refusing to Be Dismissed

Filed by Anthony Carter | March 08, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Within the gay community, there seem to be two factions, old and young. I want to specifically address these issues even though I know someone will bitch and say we have more issues than this, or this is too simplistic,...Read More


One Queer Reports on Changing Hearts and Minds of White People in Wisconsin

Filed by Caitlin Breedlove | March 08, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

One of the things about the Wisconsin protests that has not been written about much is that most of the uprising consists of working class white people. The culture of the space reflects the culture of this place: country and...Read More


Afghani Feminist Speaks Out on International Women's Day

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Yahoo! News interviewed Chekeba Hachemi, a women's rights activist and editor of Afghanistan's only magazine for women for International Women's Day, today. While I don't know which year she's referring to, Afghanistan has consistently appeared on 10-worst countries lists for...Read More


Gay Film and Theatre Arts, 1920s Berlin

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 08, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

In the course of doing some research on libertine life in 1920s Berlin, Germany, I came across two small but very meaningful images. The first one, showing two gay sailors, was a banner that once hung on a theatre in...Read More


Maryland Gay Delegates' Open Letter to Colleagues on Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | March 08, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Six openly gay and lesbian Maryland state legislators have written an open letter to their colleagues in the House of Delegates to urge them to support marriage equality. The body is set to vote on legislation legalizing same-sex marriage this...Read More


Jeff Sharlet and Alan Cumming at the IGLHRC Awards

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 08, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Last night I attended the awards ceremony of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, also known as IGLHRC (apparently pronounced "iggleherc"). No one likes the name, and my proposal, IGLBTHRC (igbilthric?), has not yet been accepted, but their...Read More


Anal Sex and Human Evolution

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Here's a video of a Colorado woman testifying on the civil unions bill in that state, arguing that anal sex isn't something we're supposed to do because we have anal sphincters. I'm guessing some people couldn't keep from giggling during...Read More


Clarification in New York Marriage Rules for Transgender People

Filed by Austen Crowder | March 08, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

One of the most understated barriers to equality for trans people isn't animus - it's ambiguity. Some of our biggest steps of progress come from the clarification of rules regarding gendered institutions like marriage. Take TLDEF's latest victory regarding policies...Read More


Hillary Clinton & James Bond: International Women's Day

Filed by Bil Browning | March 08, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Today is the 100th annual International Women's Day - a "global celebration of women" that originally started as a German socialist political event that has morphed into different celebrations in different areas of the globe. Some treat it like Valentine's...Read More


The Myth That LGBT Youth of Color Can't Be Supported

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 08, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Kyle Bella currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he is an undergraduate studying through Goddard College's low residency program. He is working on his senior thesis project titled, "Queer: Self. Selves. Selvedges." and writes articles for...Read More


America Is Not Broke

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Michael Moore had a column yesterday at Truth Out, responding to the biggest rightwing lie since "Saddam Hussein has WMD's": America is not broke. Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up...Read More


In Praise of Good Men

Filed by Anthony Carter | March 08, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

In an effort to make sense of so much of the craziness that goes on, everybody would like a scapegoat. Someone to blame everything on. I have read a great deal of feminist literature. I love me some bell hooks...Read More


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Michael Stipe Is 80% Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"On a sliding scale of sexuality I'd place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women. I had sex with, and enjoyed sex with, women until I met someone that I fell in love with, and who is...Read More


Indiana Teen Beaten at School

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

An Indiana teen was beaten in school by a student who used "anti-gay slurs" but the police refuse to deal with it as a hate crime. The report is sloppy so it's hard to tell if the other students...Read More