April 18, 2011

A Tale of Two Kinds of Democrats

Filed by Don Davis | April 18, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

If your view of politics is filtered by a lens marked "Progressive" or "Liberal," there's a pretty good chance that you've been gnashing your teeth and pulling your hair in frustration over the "give away the store, then negotiate" approach...Read More


Naked Emperor Alert: Trans Employment Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

When Maryland State Senate President Mike Miller, the Democrat who was supposed to be on our side during the recent transgender protections battle said this on Maryland Public Television's State Circle, people were shocked: "...The problem is this: I have...Read More


LGBT-Friendly Firm to Defend DOMA; John Boehner to Take Money from Justice

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The House Republicans have recruited Bush-era U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement to defend DOMA in court. He works for the prestigious Atlanta-based firm King & Spalding. The Justice Department was running an anemic defense of the law before the president...Read More


I Won't Lie About My Marriage on My Taxes

Filed by Kate Kendell | April 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

My birthday is April 15. No one ever forgets my birthday, which is great of course, but it is also a sometimes bittersweet date since April 15 is always - until this year's anomaly - tax day. Every year, I,...Read More


The American Dream Deferred

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 18, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Langston Hughes once asked, "What happens to a dream deferred?"; a rhetorical question answered with still more questions. The current economic crisis raises a similar question: What’s happened to the American Dream? According to-- a recent survey, less than one-third...Read More


Bad Child Sex Trafficking PSA's

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

These new videos from Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are just dumb. This isn't the sort of problem that can be solved with ads. Or, as VideoGum put it: I'm pretty sure that anyone who is interested in buying a...Read More


Tax Day Flashmob at Bank Of America

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't forget! Thanks to Emancipation Day in Washington, DC last Friday, the due date for all federal taxes was extended to today. While you're reaching deep in your pockets to pay Uncle Sam, Bank of America is enjoying their bajillions...Read More


Imagine a Trump Presidential Campaign Run by Ralph Reed

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Donald Trump is a headline-grabber, that's for sure. But he can't be serious about wanting to be President of the United States. This is all just a publicity stunt to boost ratings for his NBC reality show, right? Well,...Read More


Journalist Investigates 'LGBT Population Is 9 Million' Claim

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

A couple of weeks ago I posted about that Williams Institute brief that said that there were nine million LGBT people in the US. Gary Gates averaged results from several problematic studies that asked people what their sexuality was and...Read More


Has Queerty Shut Down? Sources Say Yes

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Has gay tabloid-style blog Queerty shut down? The popular site hasn't been updated since last Tuesday and the front page now just shows you their Twitter feed. If you try to click any of the links to their stories though,...Read More


In the Navy: Vintage Gay Cheesecake

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 18, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

A classic homoerotic theme, this beautiful image is ca. 1940s. The guy in the foreground has a gorgeous Roman profile too!...Read More


Catch a Grenade

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 18, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

You know that song on the radio, I'll catch a grenade for you... I think the artist is Bruno Mars. I was listening to it on the radio driving home today and thought, yup. That's my story. I'll catch a...Read More


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Rap Album 'I'm Gay'

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm gonna do the most controversial thing in hip-hop. Ya'll heard it first. And I'mma just show you that words don't mean shit. I'mma make an album called I'm Gay, right." --Straight rapper Lil' B...Read More


London Kiss-In Protest

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 18, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Video from a kiss-in protest April 15 that Alex posted about yesterday in London after two gay men were asked to leave the John Snow pub in gay district, Soho, for kissing....Read More