April 4, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell, Let's Talk About DADT

Filed by Don Davis | April 04, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

I had MSNBC on last Thursday night, and Lawrence O'Donnell was talking to Ari Berman of The Nation about the new Obama Campaign Chief of Staff, Jim "Not Part Of Loggins &" Messina. In the course of that conversation O'Donnell...Read More


Texas Wants Colleges to Promote Heterosexuality

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 04, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Texas's house passed an amendment, 110-24, that sounds like it was written by the guy Karen just posted on: While many members in the chamber cracked jokes and guffawed, the amendment's author, Rep. Wayne Christian, said the University of Texas,...Read More


The Advocate: Prop 8 Plaintiffs Received Hate Messages During Trial

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 04, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Andrew Harmon at The Advocate just posted an important exclusive on how one of the couples in the federal Prop. 8 trial - plaintiffs Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier - "were subjected to more than a dozen antigay voice mails...Read More


Her Goal: Ending 'Trans' Bias at Work

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 04, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last week the Minneapolis Star Tribune published a piece on the work of Vanessa Sheridan, a consultant who provides diversity training for companies on transgender diversity issues. I've read Ms. Sheridan's book, The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace,...Read More


Obama to Run for Reelection in 2012

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 04, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Bil posted the news you've been sitting at the edge of your seat for: Barack Obama's going to run for reelection in 2012. He kicked off his campaign with a Real Americans Telling It Like It Is video; Katherine from...Read More


Lesbian and Gay Parents Jumping Through Hoops

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 04, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The New York Times ran an article last week on "The Extra Hoops Gay Parents Must Jump Through" to gain legal and financial protections. Three experts - a lawyer, a financial planner, and an accountant (which sounds like the start...Read More


VIDEO: Sean Chapin's 'Go Go Get It' Will Rock You!

Filed by Phil Reese | April 04, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Quickly becoming the "LGBT Equality Movement's" official minstrel, Sean Chapin, has rocked us with his adorable and poignant videos spoofing Lady Gaga songs, Rebecca Black, and other stars, his pop-life parodies, and some moving original pieces. Sean became a sort...Read More


California Considers Queering History

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 04, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Karen posted about this bill a while back but it looks like it's gaining speed: If implemented, the measure, which would revise social science textbooks, could have effects beyond California. The state is a major purchaser of educational texts, and...Read More


Vote for The Old Guys in the Muppet Balcony

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | April 04, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

One of gay Muppeteer Richard Hunt's most popular characters is struggling to secure victory in the final hours of a Muppet fan contest that's a little too close for comfort. Statler and Waldorf, everyone's favorite balcony hecklers, are up against...Read More


Obama Announces Reelection Campaign

Filed by Bil Browning | April 04, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

President Obama announced his reelection campaign this morning in an e-mail to supporters. The announcement was expected to happen soon; President Bush also announced his reelection campaign around the same time. The text of the e-mail is after the jump....Read More


A Handsome Kiss: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 04, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

At first I thought this was a photobooth shot, but the quality looks too good. In fact, it looks like they were posing for the shot in a studio. I'm guessing it is ca. 1940s-1950s, by the haircuts and shirts....Read More


LGBT Social Media Ethics: Please Don't Post That!

Filed by Leone Kraus | April 04, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Try to follow me if you can. In 2003, I opened a Friendster account. In 2007, a MySpace account. In 2008, a Facebook account. In 2009, a LinkedIn account. In 2010, a Twitter account and a dot429 account. Most recently,...Read More


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Forced Gay Adoptions

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Rep. Anthony Weiner may have joked about 'mandatory gay marriage,' at the WH Correspondents dinner, but amazingly, Virginia's Dept. of Social Services is proposing new regulations that would require all adoption and foster-care agencies to do gay adoptions." --Maggie Gallagher...Read More


Hating Gays Doesn't Make a Hate Group

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 04, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Hate groups like the Family Research Council respond to being labeled hate groups. CBN reports. That's also an epic part on Peter Sprigg's head. I didn't know that was possible outside comic books....Read More