April 29, 2011

Queer Music Friday - Wendy Carlos

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Wendy Carlos is an analog synth artist known both for her interpretations of classical composers and her own synth compositions. You probably already know some of her work through movie soundtracks, like Clockwork Orange. This is "The Funeral of Queen...Read More


Why Hate Crimes Charges May Be Appropriate in the Beating of a Trans Woman at McDonald's

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

There have been calls for "hate crimes" charges in the brutal assault on Chrissy Lee Polis in a Maryland McDonald's. Those charges would allow a longer sentence for those convicted of committing a crime, such as assault, found to be...Read More


As the DADT Fight Winds Down, South Korea is Just Getting Started

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | April 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

On March 31, the South Korean Constitutional Court upheld a 1962 law describing homosexual activity between two consenting adults as reciprocal rape, reversing on appeal a 2010 decision by a military court declaring the law to be unconstitutional. The military...Read More


14 Years Together, Married, and Still Filing 'Single'

Filed by Davina Kotulski | April 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This year Molly and I filed our taxes again as "married" in California and "single" on our federal documents. We are grateful that we are legally married and can file "married" in the state of California, but it is totally...Read More


Today's Trump This Racist Award Goes to...

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 29, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma or Mars, who said on the floor of the Oklahoma house: We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that's tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don't...Read More


Demons at Harvard

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first week of April, a major university conference took place whose speakers numbered some of the most extremist and wiggy religious activists in the U.S. One might assume that it was sponsored by the Tea Party, or The Family,...Read More


City Calm about Public Gay Sex in Park

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Copenhagen Post has a story on gay cruising that shows how no one cares about sex in a public park. An unknown person left signs telling people to clean up after themselves: Visitors to Ørstedsparken, just next to Nørreport...Read More


Zorita's Half and Half Act: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 29, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

One of the most popular and creative Burlesque queens of the 1950s, Zorita was famous for her "half and half" act. Below, the openly bisexual beauty performs as bride and groom:...Read More


Labor Department Adds Gender Identity Protections

Filed by Bil Browning | April 29, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Department of Labor announced new equal opportunity policies yesterday that included gender identity protections. The policies now protects all employees and applicants regardless of race; color; religion; national origin; sex, including pregnancy and gender identity; age; disability, whether physical...Read More


Why Hate Crimes Legislation Is Still Not a Solution

Filed by Yasmin Nair | April 29, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The brutal assault on Crissy Lee Polis in a Maryland McDonald's has led to a long and sustained conversation here and elsewhere about how best to seek solutions to the ongoing problem of harassment and violence inflicted upon trans and...Read More


Demi Lovato is Bipolar, Lady Gaga Backlash, and Glee!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 29, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Stay tuned for a special web chat in LA on Saturday!...Read More


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Will Somebody Please Think of the Children?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This will be a clarion call to all that want to indoctrinate our children into homosexuality? How will we ever be able to say no to our children?'' --Sally Naumann, a random citizen who testified against a gay supreme court...Read More


Christian School Expels Girl for Being Bisexual

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A bisexual teen was kicked out of a Christian school....Read More