April 7, 2011

The LGBT Population Is Not 9 Million

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

I would be really nice to know how many LGBT people there are in the US. I often scoff at studies that say "X% of LGBT people do/believe Y" because, since we don't even know the size of the queer...Read More


Maryland Nondiscrimination Bill Marks Potentially Life-Saving Advance

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Mara Keisling is the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Lisa Mottet is the Transgender Civil Rights Project Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force An important thing we have learned from "Injustice...Read More


ENDA Reintroduced, 92 Fewer Co-Sponsors: Who's Missing?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

ENDA was reintroduced in the 112th Congress today as HR 1397, with 92 fewer co-sponsors than when the 111th Congress closed, according to the Washington Blade. Why are there 92 fewer co-sponsors, and what does this mean? There are many...Read More


How Many LGBT Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

Filed by Cathy Renna | April 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Full disclosure: The Williams Institute is a client of Renna Communications but the opinions expressed by me are mine and mine alone. Any agreement on the part of anyone is purely coincidental. Even my wife's. Trust me. New analysis coming...Read More


Can Your Penis Do This?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

France's latest HIV prevention campaign features one clever dick. Watch as this cute guy's penis paints a picture, defuses a bomb, solves complicated math problems, and more. He's got a cute butt and all, but I'm curious to see how...Read More


Was Glenn Beck Just Promoted?

Filed by Don Davis | April 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

So, the thing is, I'm not the one who tends to follow the herd. If everyone's backed up on the freeway, I'm the one who will look for the longer but less crowded country road. When everyone's talking about whoever...Read More


Teacher Fired for Posting Gay Sex Ad on Craigslist

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Frank Lampedusa, a teacher at a San Diego public school, was fired for putting up an ad with pictures on Craigslist's "men seeking men" section. He didn't use his name or mention the school. He fought the decision, got reinstated...Read More


Malcolm X Was Gay for Pay

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | April 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Before any of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities laud Malcolm X as our new gay icon or castigate him for being a black heterosexist nationalist on the "down low," we might need to closely examine the...Read More


Should Good Friday Become a National Holiday?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What fresh hell is this? The Campaign to Commemorate Good Friday as a National Holiday is holding a rally on the National Mall later this month to promote federal recognition of the Christian holy day as a national holiday. Apparently...Read More


FAIR Education Act and Gender Nondiscrimination Act Pass Committees

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 07, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

On Monday, April 4, about 70 LGBT and ally high school students from around California participated in the annual Queer Youth Advocacy Day, first rallying on the steps of the state Capitol in Sacramento and then lobbying legislators on key...Read More


Prop 8 Judge Is Gay; He Didn't Have to Recuse Self

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Vaughn Walker, the trial judge during the Prop 8 case, made his first public statement that confirmed that he was gay and had some sensible things to say about when judges should recuse themselves: Former U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker,...Read More


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Believing in God

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You know we really believe in God at my show." --Lady Gaga in response to an anti-gay protester at her show...Read More


Pie to the Face in Belgium

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Check out Andre-Joseph Leonard, the head of Belgium's Roman Catholic Church, being hit with cream pies several times on Tuesday during a speaking engagement at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels. According to Towleroad, this is not the...Read More