June 7, 2012

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Cronkite - An Early LGBT Ally & How It Changed Network News

Filed by Mark Segal | June 07, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

While the 1973 disruption of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite has been known for years, much of it has not been made public until now in esteemed author Doug Brinkly's new best seller "Cronkite." Read More


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Alberta Reinstates Healthcare Funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 07, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Alberta Government has announced that it will be reinstating health care funding for sex reassignment surgery (often called gender reassignment surgery, and abbreviated as GRS by the province and its clinicians), effective June 15th. Read More


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GRYGIEL & Students of RAW Art Works Craft a Powerful Message

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | June 07, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'll be the first to admit that I didn't have high expectations before I watched this music video, produced by high school students through RAW Art Works' Real to Reel Program, and featuring a song by local activist/musician Jen Grygiel. Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Defying Gravity'

Filed by James Holmes | June 07, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

I haven't tapped into many musicals of the past decade in these sing-offs. However, I have decided on a face-off that pits Idina Menzel against herself and a few others to Wicked's "Defying Gravity." Read More


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The Secret of Joy: Six Lessons From Quebec's 'Maple Spring'

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 07, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

As I read more about the student movement in Quebec, known as the "Maple Spring" or the "Casserole Revolution," it brings to mind the final scene from Possessing the Secret of Joy, by one of my favorite authors, Alice Walker. Read More


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Obama's LGBT Fundraiser in Beverly Hills

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 07, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am heading out to Netroots Nation so I will not be covering President Obama's LGBT fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire. However, my friend Ted Johnson of Variety is covering it, and I recommend that you pop over to see what happened.Read More


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DOMA Unconstitutional Again

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

"Regardless whether a more 'searching' form of rational basis scrutiny is required where a classification burdens homosexuals as a class and the states' prerogatives are concerned, at a minimum this court "must insist on knowing the relation between the classification...Read More


Zombie PSA

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

After the recent Zombie Apocalypse scare, it's nice to see that the stars are coming out in support....Read More