March 22, 2011

Flushing the 'Bathroom Bill' Fear Once and For All

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

As I write this, the LGBT community is struggling with a situation in Maryland where the provision for "public accommodations" has been removed from a bill that proposes to extend human rights to trans people, due to the ongoing "bathroom...Read More


Clementi Parents Don't Want 'Harsh' Punishment

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 22, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Six months ago Rutgers student Tyler Clementi committed suicide shortly after he was taped engaging in sexual acts with another boy. Dharun Ravi, the student accused of doing the taping, and Molly Wei, the fellow student whose computer Ravi used,...Read More


DOMA: Judge Adjourns Deportation Until Spousal Status Decided

Filed by Bil Browning | March 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

An Argentinian woman who married her lesbian partner in Connecticut has won a court victory postponing her deportation. The judge ruled that after recent developments surrounding DOMA, the women should submit a form to the government requesting spousal status that...Read More


NOM Lies & Distorts the Truth Again in New Attack Ad

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 22, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

As regular readers of my personal blog know, I view Christianists and pathological liars to be pretty much synonymous. Never is this more the case than when looks at the propaganda put out by the National Organization for Marriage ("NOM")...Read More


The Face of Same-Sex Marriage?

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 22, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

“Honey, we’re on page two of the Washington Post.” That’s what my husband said to me Saturday morning, when he and Dylan returned from their swimming class, as he left on the counter a page that had been ripped...Read More


Video from Haas Convening: LGBT Suicide and a DOMA/Prop 8 Update

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 22, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

On Saturday, March 12, I attended the 2nd annual convening of LGBT journalists, editors and bloggers in San Francisco, sponsored by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. We heard extraordinary presentations from Ann Haas from the American Foundation for...Read More


Video: A Quick Chat with Wilson Cruz

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 22, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Living in New York City, you see a lot of celebrities walking around. More often than not, it's difficult to recognize them. When I attended the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday, March 19, I thought I...Read More


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Walmart Is Selling a Profane Book

Filed by Mark S. King | March 22, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Walmart is selling the new It Gets Better book. Just don't call it "gay." When I noticed that Walmart had listed It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living on their web site, I answered...Read More


Context Doesn't Always Help

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 22, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

But you know how people always say that someone accused of homophobia, etc., was taken out of context? A lot of times the context doesn't always help. It's like how Dr. Laura complained that her n-word rant last year was...Read More


Poll: Most Hoosiers Oppose Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | March 22, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

A new poll released this morning by Indiana Equality Action shows an overwhelming shift in Hoosier's attitudes about a proposed anti-same-sex marriage amendment. Most Indiana residents oppose the amendment and pro-LGBT measures have massive levels of support. The poll surveyed...Read More


The Self Esteem Our Precious Young Boys Need to Thrive

Filed by Anthony Carter | March 22, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

To all the boys who may or may not be queer. The boys picked last in sports but first for the latest in fashion, entertaining, and tasteful decorating. The boys who couldn't catch a football but instead could clean a...Read More


Sheela Na Gig

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 22, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Highlighting the LGBT saints you might not know about!...Read More


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Flexible Bodies

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Certain social groups may be seen as having rigid or unresponsive selves and bodies, making them relatively unfit for the kind of society we now seem to desire." -- Emily Martin, Flexible Bodies...Read More


Johnny Are You Queer?

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 22, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Go Go's Live at the Whiskey, 1979....Read More