Living: June 2010

The Perils of Pink

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 30, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Joe Saunders is Equality Florida's State Field Director. He lives in Orlando with Donald his partner of five years. This weekend was supposed to be fun. After a long two weeks at work, and an especially...Read More


Georgia begins ADAP Wait List on July 1

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 30, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

On July 1, 2010, Georgia will now join 11 others states with a Wait List for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 people in the United States waiting for safe access for their lifesaving and sustaining HIV/AIDS-medications....Read More


Doctors work on cure for lesbianism, bisexuality, women's liberation

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Via Dan Savage (and reader Susanna by email) comes this story about a pediatric endocrinologist working on a natal hormone therapy to prevent girls from being lesbian, bisexual, uppity, or intersex. The story centers around Dr. Maria New, who's been...Read More


Can An E-Cigarette Really Help You Quit Smoking? - Part 2: Using Blu

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 30, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I used the Blu starter kit for about two weeks. It was a decent introduction in the world of "vaping," the popular term among e-cigarette users to distinguish e-cigarette use from tobacco smoking. That said, using Blu has its advantages,...Read More


Playing the HIV Waiting Game

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Monday, shortly after posting my action alert Demand President Obama & Congress Address ADAP Crisis , I received an email from a wonderful advocate in Tampa, Florida, who is also a woman living with HIV/AIDS. As I read her e-mail...Read More


Cuz We Gotta Have Faith!

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | June 29, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

I am a secular Jew who was raised by a Jewish father and a Muslim Syrian, Lebanese mother. We were active in our temple and celebrated the high holidays. We were not the most religious family on the block, but...Read More


Seattle Pride: A Mix of Politics, Celebration, and Laundry

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 29, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Seattle Pride was a huge success. Easily over 100,000 people participated in the Pride Festival and Parade. We made history by displaying the Pride Flag for the first time ever on top of the Space Needle. Politics were not shoved...Read More


President's Advisory Council to discuss growing ADAP Crisis

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 29, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS will be meeting via conference call to discuss the ongoing crisis with AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). This meeting will be open to the public....Read More


Everything Old is Dead Again

Filed by Mark S. King | June 28, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

We can turn it around in our minds, trying various reasons on for size, but nothing ever fits. In the end, it doesn't matter how much he was adored by his friends or whether he ignored his better judgment or...Read More


Everything Old is Dead Again

Filed by Mark S. King | June 28, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

We can turn it around in our minds, trying various reasons on for size, but nothing ever fits. In the end, it doesn't matter how much he was adored by his friends or whether he ignored his better judgment or...Read More


Supreme Court Upholds Law School Non-discrimination Policy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a national organization of Christian lawyers and law students. Students at the University of California's Hastings College of Law formed a chapter in 2004 at Hastings, and applied for school recognition. The school's policy...Read More


Supreme Court Upholds Law School Non-discrimination Policy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a national organization of Christian lawyers and law students. Students at the University of California's Hastings College of Law formed a chapter in 2004 at Hastings, and applied for school recognition. The school's policy...Read More


Senator Robert Byrd Dead at 92

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Senate's longest serving member, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, has died at the age of 92. The Senator, a former Ku Klux Klan member, had evolved during his time in office and was generally considered LGBT friendly for the...Read More


American Nuns, Other Faith Leaders, Speak Out for UAFA

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 28, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The coalition of faith leaders who support the Uniting American Families Act is growing and becoming stronger in their insistence that Congress end discrimination against LGBT binational families. Earlier this month, the United Methodist Church responded forcefully to an evangelical...Read More


ACTION ALERT: Demand President Obama & Congress Address ADAP Crisis

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 28, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

On June 24, 2010, the number of individuals in the United States on a wait list for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) reached an all time high of 1,840 people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the National Alliance of...Read More


The SousVide Supreme: Very Tasty Science.

Filed by Nathan Strang | June 28, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I consider my self to be a fairly competent cook (just look at my partner's belly) and only claim to be great at a few dishes. One of those just happen to be Carne Asada. Chile rubbed flank steak, quickly...Read More


Who Gets to Say What at Pride?

Filed by Amy Hunter | June 27, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Twin Cities Pride doesn't want Brian Johnson, his family and especially his message at their Pride Festival this weekend. Johnson and his family hand out Bibles and preach that homosexuality is immoral—a message obviously upsetting to all of us open-minded,...Read More


Victory Garden: Starting Over

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

It was sad to leave behind a lot of things -- a neighborhood I like, some favorite neighbors, the fruit trees I planted. The new owner is doing a remodel -- the building is already gutted and undergoing a complete...Read More


Victory Garden: Starting Over

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

It was sad to leave behind a lot of things -- a neighborhood I like, some favorite neighbors, the fruit trees I planted. The new owner is doing a remodel -- the building is already gutted and undergoing a complete...Read More


Seattle's Space Needle Historic Pride Flag Raising

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was honored to be invited to the Space Needle to witness history early Friday morning. For the first time ever, the Space Needle raised the rainbow flag on top of the iconic Seattle symbol. It was a pure joy...Read More


How I Became a Home Depot Defender

Filed by David Castillo | June 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm not usually in the practice of coming to the defense of many coporations, especially a giant retailer like Home Depot, but Media Matters for America's County Fair blog pointed out a World Net Daily report that promoted a homophobic...Read More


Thoughts after a preview screening of We Were Here: Voices from the AIDS Years in San Francisco (a work-in-progress)

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The thing that haunts me the most from this movie is the look in the eyes of one young guy in the hospital, dying at 22, and he's looking out at the doctor or the camera so stunned, so scared,...Read More


Summer Solace

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 24, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here in gorgeous Provincetown, three days after the summer solstice, I walk out the jetty at the far west end of town. I have started many walks here in all kinds of weather, often with a burdened mind. Most days...Read More


Fantastic Voyage: How the HIV Cruise Changes Lives

Filed by Mark S. King | June 24, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although living with HIV, many of them have never been able to speak openly about their HIV status. Their HIV physician could be located hours from their home. But once a year, on a "family cruise line" far out to...Read More


Boy Scouts win right to $200,000/year government hand-out

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Philadelphia lost their court case and they're not allowed to charge the Boy Scouts rent to use one of their properties. That doesn't mean the city is giving up: The jury's answers to the 11 questions on the verdict sheet...Read More


Wisdom In The Rocks

Filed by Father Tony | June 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

She was the mistress of her domain consisting of a modest colonial on a corner lot in an energetic post war suburb, with a husband and three sons, the oldest of which am I. She did not like the huge...Read More


Two Moms Fight to Stay Together

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Breakthrough TV and RestoreFairness.org recently sat down with Shirley Tan, Jay Mercado and their family in Pacifica, California, for a powerful new video highlighting the urgent need to pass LGBT-inclusive immigration reform. Shirley came from the Philippines decades ago, and...Read More


NY Senate Passes Dignity for All Students Act 58-3: Why?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The bill empowers the New York Commissioner of Education to establish policies and prohibiting harassment and discrimination against students based on a number of categories, including...Read More


Gary and Tony Have a Web Site

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

OK, Gary Spino and Tony Brown, the dads featured in CNN's upcoming Gary and Tony Have a Baby, don't have a site--but CNN does. They've built a special portal for their "Gay in America" series of which Gary and Tony...Read More


300,000 to 400,000 LGBT Youth Facing Homelessness Each Year

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 22, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Center for American Progress released a report yesterday on LGBT youth homelessness and the federal response to it. It is not a pretty picture. According to the report, there are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people...Read More


Thoughts on The Owls

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm always kind of stunned by the demographics of Frameline audiences. As I'm walking up to the Castro Theatre, almost every single person in line is a lesbian. Hundreds and hundreds of lesbians, mostly middle-aged, and of course this is...Read More


What Hospital Visitation Rights Heroine Janice Langbehn Won't Tell Obama Tonight - She's in Pain and Financial Trouble

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Janice Langbehn, the accidental activist most responsible for securing hospital visitation rights for LGBT families, will be a guest at the White House Pride event, which begins one hour from now. The White House is expected to webcast the reception...Read More


An Elephant Doesn't Fit in a Closet

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Matt R. Salmon is an ASU Graduate with a Bachelor's in Psychology. He works in clinical research and is the chairman of the Arizona Log Cabin Republicans. In newspapers and blogs, on television and the Internet...Read More


Health insurance industry shuts down pioneering HIV/AIDS practice

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Dr. Marcus Conant, one of the first doctors to identify Karposi's Sarcoma and to receive the first grants to study HIV. Now he's shutting down his San Francisco practice because the insurance industry's paperwork requirements are getting out of hand:...Read More


No reasonable compromise on mental health

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 21, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

These people sound like they'd make the greatest counselors ever: Jim Cunningham, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, says psychologists, therapists and other licensed counselors should be able to refuse to treat or refer clients because of religious or...Read More


Father's Day Thoughts - A Father's Gift

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 20, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

I lost my father in the fall of 2006 - strangely, he died on my son's birthday, something that has made that date bittersweet ever since. On this father's Day I want to re-publish a post from over three years...Read More


Meet Stephen Ira Beatty, America's second most-famous trans man

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Not everyone has the most supportive parents: Kathlyn Beatty, 18, is now known as Stephen Ira and is said to be planning a sex-change operation. According to reports in the U.S., Hollywood veteran Beatty, 73, is 'crushed' by his child's...Read More


Photos: Indianapolis' forgotten east side

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

I've mentioned before that our neighborhood in Indianapolis isn't the nicest. We bought into an area that was gentrifying, but the downward economic spiral really hit this area hard. We've had a surge in prostitution in our area, the vacant...Read More


Soccer Is So Gay

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 19, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dan Woog is the author of the "Jocks" books on gay athletes. His "OutField" column on LGBT sports is syndicated nationally. It's official: Soccer is gay. That's not the word from millions of football-loving, futbol-hating Americans....Read More


Facebook Plea For Live Testing by Anderson Cooper or Dr. Sanjay Gupta- Will It Work?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | June 18, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

National HIV awareness organization Who's Positive is launching a ten-day effort to promote HIV testing by taking a Facebook group viral. "Just like a successful attempt to bring Betty White to Saturday Night Live, Who's Positive encourages people from all...Read More


Ms. T-DART And The Dallas TBLG Community Get Screwed

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 18, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Never underestimate the determination of people who wish to oppress and discriminate against others. It's a lesson that the GLBT community has painfully had to be reminded of repeatedly over the last 40 years in our civil rights struggle. The...Read More


Goalllllll!

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 18, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thanks for stopping by! I've been following the Prop 8 trial and I'm a little worried. No matter what, this case is going to the Supreme Court and they're the gang that said corporations were people. In that case,...Read More


Virginia City Solicts LGBT Investors and Entrepreneurs

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 17, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Will Phoebus' Mellen Street be the next Rehobeth Avenue or Duval Street? While Virginia Governor "Taliban Bob" McDonnell and delusional Virginia AG Ken "Cooch" Cuccinelli endeavor to maintain Virginia's reputation as a non-gay friendly state, fortunately, there are elements within...Read More


Returning to traditional values

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Now here I thought rich people got their money by working harder, smarter, and better than the rest of us. Agnes Cybulska, who has been in the relatively unregulated housekeeping industry for 19 years, is suing Dana Hammond, the heiress...Read More


The Feathering Of The Empty Nest

Filed by Father Tony | June 17, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I've known men who have dedicated their lives to cock. I've known others who have inadvertently serviced alcohol for most of their adult lives. Others plan their week around their perpetual search for love without ever reaching into the pockets...Read More


Family Values: Who is it Trying to "Destroy Marriage" Again?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 17, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

In a move that isn't that surprising (but which nonetheless stings), Proposition 8 supporters want to 'revoke recognition' of the 18,000 legal same-sex marriages that occurred in California before the marriage ban went into effect. Removing any doubt about how...Read More


Beautiful Cytherea: Classic lesbian art

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 16, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Found this lovely Victorian engraving of a Greek myth, depicting the goddess "Cythere" (in French) embracing a girl. According to Wiki, "the goddess Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, from which she emerged on a sea...Read More


Covenant House Humiliates Homeless Youth, Again

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 16, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Several years ago, Covenant House in New York was in the news because of its rejection of transgender homeless youth. As noted in the Village Voice article, workers at Covenant House genuinely want to help homeless youth, but often bring...Read More


Play Smart: Visual AIDS Trading Cards Debut

Filed by R Conrad | June 15, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Visual AIDS, an New York based organization dedicated to utilizing art to fight AIDS, has recently released a new series of artist edition broadsides and trading cards, Play Smart, that promote sex-positive harm reduction practices for men who have sex...Read More


We Are Enough

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

When long term relationships fail, rarely are the people involved surprised. It's been years of negotiations, of discussions, of trying to work out a plan that works for those involved. No one is surprised that a final straw has been...Read More


The Brook Bites the Dust

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dan Woog, a lifelong Westporter and a graduate of Brown University, is a full-time freelance writer. He is the author of 16 books, and an award-winning columnist. Once upon a time, Westport, Connecticut had both a...Read More


The Brook Bites the Dust

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dan Woog, a lifelong Westporter and a graduate of Brown University, is a full-time freelance writer. He is the author of 16 books, and an award-winning columnist. Once upon a time, Westport, Connecticut had both a...Read More


The science of "Gays are icky"

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Here's an interesting chart from an article by a research psychologist who's studying the correlation between homophobia and disgust. He lists few established predictors of homophobia like sexism, religiosity, conservative politics, sexual anxiety, and impulsiveness (!), and goes on to...Read More


Gay men would use fewer condoms if an imperfect alternative were available

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A small study of HIV- New York gay men who use party drugs and have had unprotected sex recently looked into whether they'd be less likely to use condoms if PrEP (taking anti-retrovirals while negative to keep from getting HIV)...Read More


Tijuana Pride Weekend: 15th Annual Parade & a New Festival

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rex Wockner has reported news for gay media for 26 years in hundreds of publications. He focuses on on California politics and local life. Tijuana's 15th gay/lesbian pride march hits the streets Saturday, June 19, at...Read More


Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Breakaway Anglicans

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 11, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

In an unusual display of courage and decency, the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a lower court decision that would have allowed break away Episcopal parishes to abscond with the property of the Episcopal Church USA. The lower court...Read More


Discussion: What Media or Pop Culture Figures Do You Identify With?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 11, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Every generation has them- media or pop culture figures that resonate or are reflective of the changing fabric of society. The LGBT community is no exception. Our community has always found or made icons in pop culture that speak to...Read More


Can An E-Cigarette Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 10, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

That's what I'm going to find out, very soon. When people tell me, as they so often do, that I should quit smoking, I like to joke that I'm an expert on quitting smoking since I've done it seven times...Read More


Can An E-Cigarette Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 10, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

That's what I'm going to find out, very soon. When people tell me, as they so often do, that I should quit smoking, I like to joke that I'm an expert on quitting smoking since I've done it seven times...Read More


Something to Celebrate in Pride Month

Filed by Father Tony | June 10, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

When they were new, Chatroulette and the subsequent Manroulette caught my attention. I never used them to have sex, a process that when mediated by technology makes me laugh uncontrollably, but I was fascinated by the randomized serving up of...Read More


Odd Comment: The Klan, Bisexual Harems & a Hippie Utopia

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I've become accustomed to reading tons of really out there comments from readers. Some are cruel to another commenter or the author of the post, others are incomprehensible, and many are just, well, odd. You wonder what was going on...Read More


Summer Vacation and the List

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 08, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The end of school is yet but moments away. The boys are exited to have the relaxed summer routine upon them. I am completely freaked out about the relaxed summer routine being upon me. It's not that I don't love...Read More


Photos: San Francisco's Fairoaks Hotel

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Oh, how I wish I lived in Los Angeles now that I see drkrm/gallery is hosting a collection of Frank Melleno's candid Polaroid snapshots taken at San Francisco's Fairoaks Hotel during the spring and summer of 1978. The bathhouse closed...Read More


Teens With Lesbian Parents Better Adjusted than Most

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new report from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running and largest study of American lesbian families, has found that the 17-year-old children of lesbian mothers, all conceived through donor insemination, "were rated higher than their...Read More


Teens With Lesbian Parents Better Adjusted than Most

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new report from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running and largest study of American lesbian families, has found that the 17-year-old children of lesbian mothers, all conceived through donor insemination, "were rated higher than their...Read More


I Can't Believe My Eyes

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 06, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

It’s official. I’m getting older. It started, actually, a year ago. I went to my annual eye exam, and the doctor told me that I was just starting to show a touch of presbyopia. Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around...Read More


I Can't Believe My Eyes

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 06, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

It’s official. I’m getting older. It started, actually, a year ago. I went to my annual eye exam, and the doctor told me that I was just starting to show a touch of presbyopia. Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around...Read More


Won't somebody please think of the children('s skin color)?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 06, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Not the most racist thing to happen in Arizona recently, but this is just such a bizarre and exasperating story: R.E. Wall, director of Prescott's Downtown Mural Project, said he and other artists were subjected to slurs from motorists as...Read More


Building a Network of Gay Entrepreneurs

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 06, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

On May 20, 2010 Hampton Roads Business Out Reach ("HRBOR") held its third anniversary event, which was a huge success. The number of attendees was in the 200 range and included local elected officials, Jessica Sandlin, a gay-friendly Republican running...Read More


Sex Reassignment Surgery: When Things Go Wrong

Filed by Amy Hunter | June 06, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sometimes, things go wrong with the surgery. It has many names and many acronyms, SRS, GRS, GCS-Sex Reassignment Surgery. Whatever you call it, it is an irrevocable commitment and irreversible step should you choose to take it. Male to female...Read More


Religious Based Discrimination Wins in Moore v. Virginia Museum of Natural History Case

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 05, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Washington Blade has a story on the Michael Moore v. Virginia Museum of Natural History case wherein the Supreme Court of Virginia refused to hear Moore's appeal. For those not familiar with the case, Moore was fired by the...Read More


VT lesbian takes child to Central America to avoid custody dispute

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Lesbian turned ex-gay turned renegade parent, Lisa Miller, has reportedly spirited her daughter, Isabella, to Central America in an attempt to avoid turning over the child to her former partner, Janet Jenkins. The two conceived the child while they were...Read More


One thing we all agree on: If children see a breast, they die

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

The story about the group of trans women who supposedly went topless on Rehoboth Beach in Delaware ("supposedly" because no one's talked to them and the only people saying they did are the cops) has now been picked up by...Read More


Best Friend Turned Potential Lover

Filed by Michele O'Mara | June 04, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I asked out my best friend last night. She said yes and we kissed for the first time. We only have a week and a half left of school and we live in different states. How do the two...Read More


Freedom to Cheat

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 04, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I'm in Provincetown. Happy Gay Pride month. I'm currently surrounded by a bunch of LUGs - Lesbians Until Graduation. So have you heard the latest about DADT? How about Al and Tipper Gore? Or the Sex in the City...Read More


Finding Gay Candidates for the Catholic Priesthood Is Mission Impossible

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 03, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Recently, the New York Times wrote about the Catholic Church's attempt to ferret out certain types of gay candidates for the priesthood, using psychological testing. This attempt is obviously something they feel strongly compelled to do, given their long history...Read More


New Rules For The Barracks

Filed by Father Tony | June 03, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

According to recent studies, most soldiers are OK with the idea of gay comrades in arms, but the generals would have us believe that straight military personnel are trembling with fear at the thought of the elimination of DADT. I...Read More


A Shot Across The Bow...

Filed by D Gregory Smith | June 02, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today I received in the mail (at my home address no less) an unsigned, unmarked theological terrorism note. When I collected the mail, I looked through it all as usual, tossing the "immediately recyclable" pieces into the bin, and taking...Read More


Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Banksters

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 02, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

So much for telling kids to "always tell the truth." It turns out, toddlers who tell lies do better as adults. Whether this is surprising news about child development, or a sad statement about the kind of society we live...Read More


Tony Perkins of FRC on CNN: DADT Is A Religious Issue

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

On CNN's Belief Blog yesterday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council made a very strong pitch for the idea that homosexuality in the military is a religious issue. He says that allowing gay soldiers to serve openly would infringe...Read More


Blogging for LGBT Families 2010: My "Non-Traditional" Family

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 01, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Author's Note: Over the past five years, hundreds of bloggers from around the world have participated in "Blogging for LGBT Families" on June 1st, including lesbian moms, gay dads, bisexual parents, transgender parents, adult children of LGBT parents, LGBT individuals...Read More


Anarcho-Transsexual hacker on the prowl

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 01, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Hoan Ton-That, a self-described "Anarcho-Transexual Afro-Chicano American Feminist Studies Major" and author of the ViddyHo virus, is back on the attack with Fastforwarded.com. The site is basically a revision of the ViddyHo virus, which spread through chat services and left...Read More


Like a bad game of Telephone

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I read lots of LGBT news, both in LGBT and straight media. And lots of times the way stories about transgender people in straight media are covered makes it impossible to know what's going on. One would think that out...Read More


Happy Birthday to Me...

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 01, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Sara's birthday was actually yesterday, but since the Ed Team was enjoying the holiday, we weren't able to get this post published in time. Happy belated birthday, Sara! Today is my birthday. 47. I think. I asked my...Read More