May 2, 2011

Looking Back at 9-11: A Flight Attendant's Story

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 02, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Author's Note: I was asked to repost my first hand recollection of September 11th when the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden broke, so here it is in its original form. I think it's important that we use...Read More


LGBT Org Closes Its Doors

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The recession has claimed another LGBT organization. This time it's the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, which was mostly funded through federal grant money. From their press release: This is a very difficult decision and was not made lightly. The organization...Read More


Allegations of A Hoax: Was A Trans Woman Banned For Life From The Las Vegas Cosmopolitan?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 02, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In my dozen or so years in the trans community, I have seen many surprising things. One consistent phenomenon is the willingness of people to act out dark fantasies of prejudice, discrimination and violence against trans people. Another consistent phenomenon...Read More


Netroots Nation Scholarships

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

So, you've always wanted to take your blogging up to the next level... You've wanted to meet lots of other bloggers like yourself... You'd like to be a part of the largest online activist/blogger/journalist conference... This just might be your...Read More


Never Forgetting Means Remembering Where You Started

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | May 02, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was in the chow hall eating egg whites and bacon. We had TVs set up around the dining area which usually played Armed Forces Network (AFN) broadcasts. Usually it was innocuous news...Read More


A Change of Seasons

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 02, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

On Thursdays, T and I have dinner together. It's so easy to fall out of touch with friends here, and I didn't want that to happen when I moved out of T's place, so we decided to have a standing...Read More


Man Attacks a Log Cabin Republican at a Bar

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Some Log Cabin Republicans were at a bar, and the visit turned violent in an altercation with another, presumably heterosexual patron. In Dallas for their yearly convention, police say that some of the Log Cabin Republicans started cat-calling a straight...Read More


Arrests Made in Anti-Gay Attack on South Carolina Teen

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Back in mid-April, we reported that a South Carolina teenager had been attacked by a group of five men at a local gas station. Joshua Esskew told investigators that the assault started when one man shouted an anti-gay slur at...Read More


LGBT Older Adults and Social Security

Filed by Michael Adams | May 02, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Nearly every day, I am reminded of the many ways in which LGBT older people are more vulnerable than their heterosexual counterparts. They have faced historical prejudice that has disrupted their lives and hurt their opportunities to earn a living...Read More


London Police Sexually Assault 2 Trans People During Royal Wedding?

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 02, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jane Fae is a writer, journalist and activist in the field of sexual rights. Over the last few years, Jane's focus has been on issues of policing and the law, civil liberties and censorship in the...Read More


Osama bin Laden's Death and My Impromptu Dance Party

Filed by Phil Reese | May 02, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

[UPDATE: I wanted to amend the entry, at the bottom, with some extra thoughts that may give a bit more explanation to my emotion at the end of the piece. These come from a comment I made to the post...Read More


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Lost Dorian Gray

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is quite true I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man should ever give to a friend. Somehow I have never loved a woman.... From the moment I met you, your personality had the...Read More


Obama Announces Osama bin Laden's Death

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Obama announces Osama bin Laden's death....Read More