March 21, 2011

Modern Medicine Now Able to Bestow Constitutional Rights

Filed by Drew Cordes | March 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

If there's anything that illustrates the inanity of our nation's policies on queer rights, it's what I'm about to go through. In two months, I'll be trekking up to Canada for sex reassignment surgery. (Yes, Canada. That's what I think...Read More


Our Queer Intergenerational Life

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | March 21, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This piece was written in collaboration with Carmen Vazquez If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice; have recognition for difference without attaching difference to privilege. -- Bell Hooks Building beloved community is a passion we share....Read More


Trans Rights Group Announces Lawsuit Over Refusal to Correct Birth Certificates

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 22, at the New York State Supreme Court in lower Manhattan to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the City of New York...Read More


Obama & Brazilian President Agree to Action on LGBT Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | March 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and President Obama put out a joint statement today about their meeting in Brazil. I found this section to be interesting (emphasis mine): Democracy, Human Rights, Racial Equality and Social Inclusion They agreed to cooperate in...Read More


Did I Sign a Youth Death Sentence?

Filed by Anthony Carter | March 21, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I am a cowardly murderer. I stood by watching the hate and homophobia of the world devour our youth and did nothing to prevent it. I could have spoken up. I could have screamed. I could have demanded they take...Read More


Homeless Youth to Lose Housing as Millionaires Whine about Taxes

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 21, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The state of New York is considering serious budget cuts to homeless youth programs, institutions that are already serious underfunded will have to get by with even less. A resident at the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth in...Read More


Social Media Was a Top Priority for the GLAAD Media Awards

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

If you are on Twitter and follow @glaad, then you know that social media was a huge part of the GLAAD Media Awards this year. Almost every memorable moment was captured on Twitter, thanks to Allison Palmer, director of digital...Read More


Jake Shears Gets Naked (Again)

Filed by Bil Browning | March 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Photographer Tim Hailand has a new book coming out. One Day in the Life of Jake Shears follows the lead singer of Scissor Sisters around during a regular day in the life of a rock superstar. Hailand has also profiled...Read More


Founders Tell America: "You Figure It Out"

Filed by Don Davis | March 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

In our efforts to form a more perfect union we look to the Constitution for guidance for how we might shape the form and function of government; many who seek to interpret that document try to do so by following...Read More


Ft. Worth Officials Recommend $400K Settlement in Gay Bar Raid

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The legal battle in Ft. Worth after the Rainbow Lounge bar raid continues. Almost two years ago the gay bar was raided by police, significantly injuring several of the patrons. After the fact, the Texas ABC and the Ft. Worth...Read More


Whatever Happened to My Middle Age?

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 21, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Steve Publicover is a former DC resident who lives in southwestern Virginia. I got the word from my doctor this week that it's time for me to schedule my first colonoscopy. That's the procedure where they dope you...Read More


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The Vito Russo Award

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I just want to be free. I can say, today I am free." -- Ricky Martin's acceptance speech at the 22nd annual GLAAD media awards in NYC, March 9 2011....Read More


Disappointing Gay Best Friend on Gaga

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 21, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Disappointing Gay Best Friend" on Lady Gaga....Read More