May 4, 2011

EGRIFTA, Erasing the Scarlet Letter of HIV

Filed by Father Tony | May 04, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Steve Stagon is a beautiful man, an eye-catcher in a crowd, whose handsome smile is a distraction from whatever he may be saying. Steve is neither vain nor overly self-conscious. In the mirror, he sees his flaws rather than his...Read More


Lara Logan Talks About her Sexual Assault

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 04, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Lara Logan's appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday was overshadowed by the breaking news about the killing of al-Quada mastermind Osama bin Laden. I do not want her bravery in telling this horrendous story should go without notice for in some...Read More


A Gay Alum Has Words for Mt. Markham High School

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 04, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jen Grygiel, a lesbian who was bullied during the time she attended Mt. Markham High School (class of '97) in West Winfield, New York, recently was inspired by the Back to Your School program to write to the principals in...Read More


Indiana's First Openly Gay Politician?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Congratulations to Indianapolis activist Zach Adamson on winning yesterday's primary race to be one of four official Democrat candidates for the Indianapolis City-County Council. Many of you know Zach from the comments section of Bilerico; he was one of our...Read More


Trans Golfer Gets Golf Associations to Change Policy

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Lana Lawless, the trans woman who sued the LPGA and the Long Drivers of America after she was refused the ability to compete as a woman, has settled her case. Both organizations have both changed their rules on trans women...Read More


Canada Votes for Hard Right Turn

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 04, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Canada voted Monday, and in the end, centrist Canadians decided - thanks to some effective Conservative Party messaging and third-party vote-splitting - that they were more frightened by "socialism" than they were by the thought of a theocratic-influenced, Republican-style, control-fixated...Read More


Transgender Law Institute 2011 Schedule Announced

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 04, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Soon, it will be time again for the Transgender Law Institute at the National LGBT Bar Association Conference and Career Fair. Last year's TLI, our first, was a great success, with over 75 lawyers in attendance. Our planning committee has...Read More


61 Year Long Engagement

Filed by Michael Crawford | May 04, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Richard Dorr, 83, and, John Mace, 91, are seriously the most adorable couple ever. And, after being together for 61 years, haven't they waited long enough to get married in New York? This video featuring Richard and John is one...Read More


Local News Segment Says Glee Will Turn People Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

GLAAD's calling out this Houston-area Fox affiliate for running this "debate" on whether TV is getting too gay because Glee had a Lady Gaga episode (I'm still looking for the debate on whether Two and a Half Men is too...Read More


Making a Change at Change.org

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 04, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I have a change in my life that I am incredibly excited to share with you. Today, I will join the Change.org team, as the Organizing Manager for LGBT Rights. I am thrilled to join Change.org because they are working...Read More


Breaking Silence & Coming Out: Living in the Borderlands

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 04, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Brett Stockdill is a queer, HIV positive activist, teacher and scholar in Chicago. He is an Associate Professor in Sociology, Women's Studies, and Latino & Latin American Studies at Northeastern Illinois University. His four-part series, "Living...Read More


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Protest Against Civil Unions

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This legislation codifies the idea that lesbian and gay families can be treated differently.[...] Separate is never equal, we are not second class citizens and we demand to be treated equally." --Martha Holt, chair of Marriage Equality Rhode Island in...Read More


Google's It Gets Better Ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Google runs an ad that's not really an It Gets Better video, but more to show that their various products can be used to view the videos and to associate their brand (for the purpose of profit) with a...Read More