May 7, 2012

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Biden, Duncan Support for Marriage Equality Underscores Political Minefield

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 07, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Despite President Obama making repeated trips to North Carolina, he's made no direct mention of the initiative. Considering the generally scripted nature of TV appearances, some politicos viewed Biden's remarks on marriage just days before the primary to be more than merely fortuitous.Read More


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Self Care for Activists: Robyn Ochs Shows Us How

Filed by Amy Andre | May 07, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

"It's not enough just to change our personal relationship to our activism... It's important that we also develop a culture around us into one in which we support and appreciate each another as activists both within and across issues." Read More


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Another Trans Health Insurance Victory

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 07, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Beth Scott, a trans woman who was denied coverage by her health insurer for a mammogram, has won her fight against Aetna. Cases like this make up the small footsteps we must take on the path to equal treatment.Read More


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Days Of Our Lives: Hope Brady's Snide Prison Rape Reference

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 07, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Soap opera fail. If "Days Of Our Lives" wants to survive a few more years, promoting gay bashing jokes is not the way to win the hearts and minds of LGBTQ viewers. Or anyone. Read More


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N2N Bodywear Photo Shoot [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | May 07, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Monday's suck, so here are some men in underwear to make it better. Read More


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Vito Russo: The Celluloid Activist

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | May 07, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Inspired by the renewed energy of the 25th anniversary of ACT-UP/NY? A great place to start learning about that history is Michael Schiavi's excellent biography of ACT-UP co-founder Vito Russo, a finalist for gay memoir/biography in next month's Lambda Awards. Read More


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Arne Duncan vs Joe Biden: Who Endorsed Marriage Equality?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Only in Hollywood would movie magic allow Vice President Biden's lips to move while new words are dubbed over top of what he's actually saying. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shows the veep how it's done.Read More


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Kellogg's to Catholic League: Go F--k Yourself

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

"We understand that our customers come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and cultures and we respect their individual decisions to choose the television programs that they deem acceptable for themselves and their families. Consumers speak most loudly when...Read More


Why I Joined The Board of Lambda Legal

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 07, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

This past weekend, I was elected to the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal, a national legal organization dedicated to achieving full equality for LGBT people. Trans people have had difficult experiences with some national organizations over the years, so I thought it apropos to explain my decision.Read More


North Carolina Rises Up Against Amendment One

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Watch as politicians, activists, celebrities, and everyday people stand firm in their beliefs that the citizens of North Carolina should vote against Amendment One. The campaign has done a truly amazing job at getting all of these folks on...Read More


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The Musik/Dance/Love of Andy Kuncl

Filed by Father Tony | May 07, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sexy-sweet singer/songwriter/dancer/New Yorker Andy Kuncl talks about his new EP, Musik/Dance/Love.Read More