March 11, 2011

Queer Music Friday - Janis Ian

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Folk musician Janis Ian is probably best known for this song, "At Seventeen," which is an interesting mix of folk and samba....Read More


The Queen

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 11, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was doing some sleuthing online and came across this clip from the 1968 documentary "The Queen" directed by Frank Simon, which features Flawless Sabrina preparing for a drag queen contest in New York City. What strikes me most about...Read More


Sheriff Says Tye Murder Probably Isn't a Hate Crime

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Joe Mirabella posted about the shooting-and-dragging murder of Marcal Camero Tye earlier this week, and I wanted to point people to this interview with the Sheriff Bobby Mays who's now saying that he doesn't think it was a hate crime....Read More


Boxer Introduces Equal Access to COBRA Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

California Sen. Barbara Boxer reintroduced the Equal Access to COBRA Act in the US Senate Thursday. The bill would give domestic partners of a partner who loses their job the same access to COBRA health coverage as married spouses currently...Read More


Gay Men and Lesbians Marry in West Bank and Shanghai

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Haaretz has an article up on Orthodox Jews forming gay male/lesbian couples for marriage and child-rearing: His 12th couple has just announced their engagement, Harel said, and he has a list of another 30 gays and 20 lesbians seeking matches....Read More


The Fierce Urgency of This Movement Moment

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | March 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Revolution doesn't happen by accident. Revolution doesn't happen without tremendous vision, loss, and sacrifice. Revolution happens when a critical mass of courageous people come together to struggle for it with every fiber of their being. Revolution takes place over time...Read More


Claiming Rainbow Pride

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Hi everyone! I thought I'd make my first post a conversation starter. So last week wraps up some of the LGBT Pride events in Cape Town, South Africa, an opportunity for some queer Capetonians to unveil their new South African...Read More


Why Not Have Muslim Congressman Ellison Investigate the Catholic Church?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 11, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

For the record, I'm not anti-Irish - in fact, I am 3/8 Irish. That said, it's individuals like House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), that make it impossible for me to be a Republican no matter...Read More


Why Shouldn't You Give To GetEqual?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 11, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Political representation comes at a price. You have to go along to get along. When LGBT organizations started demanding that politicians pass ENDA, repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, and repeal DOMA, politicians started running for the exits. All three...Read More


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Un-African?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Is homosexuality un-African?" --Title of a BBC's debate next week...Read More


Sassy Gay Friend Does Black Swan

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Sassy Gay Friend does Black Swan. Spoiler alert....Read More