April 11, 2011

My Brother Aiden

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

The following is a collaborative work between me and my good friend Adam Tierney, a Creative Writing major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was 11 when Terry died. He had had a heart attack in his bedroom; he was...Read More


Should We Lift the Ban On HIV+ Organ Donation?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | April 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

When I was diagnosed with HIV, a friend said "You're an organ donor aren't you? You'd better change that." I agreed, and changed my driver's license organ donor status (goodbye, little red heart!). But in the back of my mind...Read More


Maryland Trans Rights Bill Dies in Senate Vote

Filed by Bil Browning | April 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Supporters of a Maryland bill to provide housing, credit and employment protections to transgender people were shocked today when the bill was sent back to committee for reconsideration. Today is the last day of the Maryland legislative session so the...Read More


Gay Blood Ban Eased in UK

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The UK is easing the gay blood ban, ever so slowly: The ban on gay men donating blood is being lifted because it was decided that the rule could be discriminatory and might breach equality legislation. However, gay men will...Read More


An Educational Campaign for Trans Equality

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's a nifty little educational campaign started by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. It's called I AM: Trans People Speak. This is a multi-media campaign aimed at raising awareness about the diverse communities of trans individuals, families, and allies. It's...Read More


Black Father Love: A New Type of Celebrity

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

In a world that gives so much credence and attention to Brangelina, Sandra Bullock, and every celebrity that takes in a baby of color, where is all the glory and paparazzi for black dads who are raising their children? During...Read More


Gay Candidate's Signs Defaced with 'Faggot'

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

NBC Miami is reporting that signs for a candidate for a local city council have been defaced after a mailer (origin not mentioned in the article) included a picture of him with his male partner and daughter. This is part...Read More


New York Times Tells of Trans Job Lawsuit

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The New York Times op-ed section brings word of an unusual lawsuit this morning. The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) has brought a lawsuit on behalf of El'Jai Devoureau (first name pronounced like LJ). El'Jai was hired by...Read More


DOMA Defense Will Not Bankrupt America

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 11, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The argument about how much the attorneys the House is hiring to defend DOMA in court will cost is stupidity on a stick for a variety of reasons and reminds me of the argument that states shouldn't try to pass...Read More


Distinctions Are Important in Fired Trans Teacher's Dispute

Filed by Mercedes Allen | April 11, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's not unusual for parties in a legal dispute to seek a non-disclosure agreement, in which the dollar amount or specific terms of an agreement are not for discussion. That kind of non-disclosure agreement was not what the Greater St....Read More


Selena Gomez Cries At Kids Choice Awards

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Slime Tears! And the Jonas Brothers were robbed?...Read More


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Assimilation Protects from Violence?

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

"These things go in circles. In the early 80s there was this sense that things were changing, and becoming more open-minded. But we don't have that sort of gorgeous youth culture any more, the glam rockers, the New Romantics. People...Read More


San Francisco Field Trip

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A news story covering parental backlash against an elementary school field trip to the Castro, in an effort to teach students about the variety of communities in San Francisco....Read More