Living: October 2011

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The Moral Roots of Liberals & Conservatives

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This TED talk by Jonathan Haidt is absolutely fascinating. Watch as he explains the moral roots of what makes us a liberal or conservative.Read More


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Anti-Gay Minister Killed in Uganda

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Since every tragedy has to have a message from God in it according to these yahoos, what's the message being sent to homophobic preachers tacitly approving the murder of LGBT people?Read More


Cal Baptist expels transgender student

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 31, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

A trans female student is expelled for checking "F" on her application form. Read More


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A Right to Be There

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 31, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

This time when I visit Occupy Santa Fe, some people are friendly to me and others seem disengaged, homophobic in the sense of a masculinist type of suspicion.Read More


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COW: Bose on Social Isolationism

Filed by Bil Browning | October 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Over on Alex Blaze's post "Fighting Alienation Is a Revolution," Projector Bose left this comment on one of the reasons for social isolationism that has swept large swaths of the world over the past few decades.Read More


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Zachary Quinto's Halloween Costume

Filed by Bil Browning | October 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last night newly-out actor Zachary Quinto sent out this tweet with a photo of his last minute Halloween costume. What do you think?Read More


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Edmonia Lewis: Sculpting Freedom & Independence

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

While many have speculated about her sexuality, Mary Edmonia Lewis was a transformational figure who used her art form to capture the historical legacies of women, African-Americans, and other figures central to black culture and the American Civil War.Read More


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5 Best Reasons for LGBT to Support T

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | October 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Some among us need it explained why the LGBT community needs to support trans rights. Guest blogger Winterson Tashlin lays it out in five concrete arguments.Read More


Moving Toward Equality for LGBT Servicemembers

Filed by Davina Kotulski | October 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

It is nothing short of awesome that this week the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network filed a lawsuit in federal court to secure spousal benefits for legally married gay and lesbian troops.Read More


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Arrest Made in Murder of Scottish Gay Man

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

An 18 year old man has been arrested for the murder of a Scottish gay man who was brutally killed last weekendRead More


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The Long & Short of It: Again

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 28, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've decided I'm not going to write anything today. That isn't to say that I'm not going to post today. I'm posting this now, aren't I?Read More


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Marriage Equality for Britain's Royal Family

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2011 | 11:10 AM | comments

Interesting story out of the United Kingdom this morning. It appears marriage equality has made it's way to the royal family - although in a way you might not expect.Read More


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Richard Noble: Historic Proclamation from Oglala Sioux Tribe

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 27, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

West Hollywood-based LGBT activist Richard Noble has been walking across America promoting the American Equality Bill. During a stop at the Wounded Knee battleground, the Oglala Sioux tribe presented him with a historic proclamation.Read More


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Ohio Gay Teen Beaten in Classroom

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

A 15-year-old teenager was severely beaten in his high school class room for being gay. The attack occurred at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, and was caught on camera.Read More


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'Details,' Stop Telling Me What My Body Should Look Like

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 27, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Men have set the agenda for what people should look like. In addition to deciding how women's femininity "should" look, men have also been responsible for deciding how men's masculinity "should" look and policing those who step out of line. Read More


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Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, Statesman & Ally

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 27, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

It was in his role as ambassador to France that Benjamin Franklin became the nation's first gay-friendly ambassador, helping a known homosexual escape prosecution and become a pivotal figure in the American Revolution.Read More


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Scottish Murder Victim Sexually Assaulted Before Being Set on Fire?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Police now say that there's a good chance Scottish gay man Stuart Walker was sexually assaulted before being set on fire and beaten to death.Read More


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Do You Really Believe You Are Lovable?

Filed by Jeff Lutes | October 26, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The quality of relationships we have with others is tied directly to the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves.Read More


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Health: Dead Bird with West Nile Virus Found in West Hollywood

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 26, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The city of West Hollywood has issued a public health advisory after a dead bird tested positive for the West Nile virus. Residents are encouraged to protect themselves.Read More


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Time to Occupy Pumpkins

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 26, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Every year, I always shudder at the colossal waste of a valuable national food resource, as thousands of tons of pumpkins get thrown in the garbage after the 31st.Read More


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Abraham Lincoln: A Life in the Closet?

Filed by Mark Segal | October 26, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

With Abraham Lincoln's life, most historians have referred to isolated facts rather than the pattern of events in his life to tell his personal story. Will history once again prove historians wrong?Read More


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Frederick Gotthold Enslin: An Obscure and Revolutionary Life

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 25, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

For the rest of his life -- and to present day -- Frederick Gotthold Enslin would become known as the first person to be dishonorably discharged from the military due to his sexual orientation.Read More


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Certain Sapphic Addictions

Filed by Leslie Robinson | October 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

My partner and I are both going through withdrawal. It ain't pretty. We're not addicted to drugs, alcohol, porn, sex, love, cigarettes, texting or gambling. I'll bet you a case of gin we're not. Our addictions have a lesbian flare.Read More


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Open Thread: Your Theme Song

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If your life had a soundtrack, what would be your theme every time you walk in the room?Read More


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World Serious

Filed by Kate Clinton | October 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I've had a major recurrence of my Bush Tourette Syndrome.Read More


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Horrific Killing of Scottish Gay Man

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Burned alive, beaten to death, and tied to a lampost? It's shades of Matthew Sheppard all over again.Read More


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No Excludies! Gay Men & Their 'Preferences'

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 24, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Guest blogger Brian Ramey jumps into the debate on whether or not excluding groups of people on hookup sites is simply expressing a sexual preference or exclusionary segregation.Read More


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The Gay Bar: Children of the Black Cat

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 24, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Much has been written recently about the decline of LGBT bars. But we must never underestimate the impact gay pubs and clubs have in our communities.Read More


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COW: AJ Insults Rachel Maddow

Filed by Bil Browning | October 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Over on my post about Rachel Maddow's appearance on Ellen and her comments about getting hate mail about her looks/gender, Projector AJ points out something Rachel says at the end.Read More


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Occupy Boston: Tents of Hope

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today, I went down to Occupy Boston. This is what I've been encouraging my students to do: Stand up, be counted, be heard.Read More


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Horatio Alger, Jr: From Scandal to Seminal Boys' Storyteller

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 22, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

While writer Horatio Alger Jr.'s work has come to symbolize the "rags to riches" possibilities of the post-Civil War 19th-century American dream, his stories were also an outlet for his own desires - fueled by his probable life in the closet.Read More


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Study: LGBT Inclusive Policies Good for Business

Filed by D Gregory Smith | October 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Business justifications may do more toward swaying the naysayers - or those on the fence - about LGBT inclusion policies. After all, money talks.Read More


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Stop Fisting Censorship

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | October 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today is International Fisting Day. Did you know that fisting is not allowed in almost all porn? Read More


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Deborah Sampson: American Revolutionary War Soldier

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 21, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Among the small number of women documented as experiencing military combat during the American Revolutionary War is Deborah Sampson, often said to be the first American woman to disguise herself as a man to join the ArmyRead More


How to Combat Rising HIV Rates in Young Black Men

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 20, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

As a mentor, I can offer the insight that is steeped in knowing how young people think and behave. I can give the "think of your future" nonsense a rest. I can actually "listen" to them give me the reasons and thinking behind their decisions.Read More


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George Washington: Gay-Friendly Father of Our Country

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 20, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Some of the Founding Fathers leaned right, but the majority held what modern historical language would term a secularist and globalist view. In some cases -- like George Washington's -- this included a strongly gay-friendly attitude. Read More


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What Makes a Marriage a Sham?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A military-civilian lesbian couple each married a male marine to get a bonus so that they could live together off-base. The marriages are "shams" because the women didn't love their husbands? Then there are millions of marriages that should immediately be dissolved.Read More


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Spoof: Gay Soldier Comes Out (Again)

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Feast of Fun has made a spoof of the gay soldier stationed in the war zone who made a YouTube video of himself coming out to his dad and then a second video about coming out to his mom.Read More


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Gay Kiss Prompts Students to Walk Out of School Play

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 19, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

In Hartford, Connecticut this weekend, a student theatre group's production of Zanna Don't, which boasts a script that features a boy-on-boy kiss, prompted more than a few students to walk out.Read More


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Does Success Equal Selling Out?

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 19, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We had arrived. We were now firmly entrenched in the Black Middle Class. The only problem was that nobody told me.Read More


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Lessons Learned from Kissing a Straight Boy

Filed by Mark S. King | October 19, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night I kissed a straight guy full on the lips. Then he tenderly put his arms around me and kissed me back. Tonight I'm going to do it again.Read More


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Why Do Straight Guys Have Sex with Men?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I've said it repeatedly on the site, but if it weren't for straight guys I wouldn't have had as much sex when I was younger. Now my suspicions why have been confirmed.Read More


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Queering Rick Perry's Curriculum

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 18, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Perpetuating the ancestral line is not something we discuss much in our donor-inseminated domestic domain. As far as I am concerned, my family's dominant genetic traits are early baldness, alcoholism, and a propensity for moles.Read More


Is Marriage Equality for White People?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 18, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Even after it was widely discredited that the black turnout could be responsible for the passage of Prop 8, the conventional wisdom has remained that the issue of marriage equality is simply not something that appeals to voters of color.Read More


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Best Buddies: Vintage Military Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just a couple of handsome young soldiers (World War II era?), doing what comes naturally.Read More


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Masturbation Is the New Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The funny thing is that this guy would have been taken seriously if he had said this just seven years ago. The times, they are a changin'.Read More


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Franklin Kameny Revised

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

History has neglected the pre-Stonewall "homophile" activists. Even today many histories of the gay movement begin with the Stonewall Riots of 1969, thus ignoring decades of groundbreaking political, educational and social work.Read More


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Is This Starbucks Poster Racist?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 17, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

What do you think? Are the posters racist? Or is this a case of the PC police run amuck? Read More


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When Marriage Equality & Immigration Policy Intersect

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

As marriage for gay and lesbian couples becomes more mainstream and less of a wedge issue for politicians to exploit, immigration has assumed that role. And bi-national same-sex couples are caught right in the eye of the storm.Read More


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COW: Antonio on F--king Your Friends

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

For the comment of the week, we have Antonio Brunson on fucking your friends from Anthony Carter's post, "How to Make Gay Male Relationships Significant."Read More


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Do You Feel Bad Because You No Longer Dream?

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 16, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

When I have felt bad about myself or some life changing decision that I screwed up, it is rarely about what is presently going on. Instead, I am worked up because of a past decision.Read More


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Palestine: Lillian Faderman Responds to Alex Blaze

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 16, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Guest blogger Lillian Faderman responds to Alex Blaze's post, "Palestinian Gays Are Palestinian Too," critiquing an article Lillian wrote for the Advocate magazine.Read More


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National Coming Out Day & the Deaths of Matthew Shepard & Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

At first glance, a more unlikely duo than Matthew Shepard and Frank Cameny is hard to imagine. Jim Toevs finds the connection: National Coming Out Day.Read More


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No Homo/No Terrorist: Challenges to Organizing in the US South

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Liz Kinnamon wonders if the rest of the Occupy Wall Street cities are facing the same setbacks as they are in the South. Read More


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Spanish Agriculture Minister Gets Naked

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Ever wanted to see Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak naked? Yeah, me either. Thankfully Spain has taken the pressure off of Vilsak with a cheeky ad campaign featuring Nicolás Chica, Secretary General of the Union for Small Farmers and Ranchers in Granada.Read More


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How to Make Gay Male Relationships Significant

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 15, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

When we are young and beautiful and unsullied, everyone is more than willing to sexually instruct the "newbie." Where is all eagerness when it comes time to mentor, teach, support, guide and encourage without the promise of a shared sexual experience?Read More


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Radical Hug: Extreme Ink Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Their two bodies clasped in embrace make a really fascinating, primal picture, with interesting contrasts. The gender ambiguity also adds to it. Wish I knew the photographer!Read More


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Why We Confuse Love With Care

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is and continues to be the absolute core issue in all of my immediate and familial relationships. The question is and remains: If I say I love you and you say you love me, what exactly does this mean? Read More


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Momentary Pain at a Straight Friend's Wedding

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

So there I was, standing on the altar swaying back and fourth anxiously as the clergy read the passage: "Christian marriage is between a man and a woman."Read More


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Desmond Tutu Writes American Presbyterians

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Tutu recently sent a letter to the leadership of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to welcome their decision to ordain non-celibate gay and lesbian ministers and give some support reminiscent of Paul's letters to the early churches.Read More


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Rachel Maddow Memorializes Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you knew Frank, get out your tissues. You'll need them. If you didn't know him, you'll never know what a treasure our community has lost.Read More


Learn About Gay & Trans Kids? No. Have Them Protest Abortion? Okay.

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 13, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, students are being given full credits for marching in an anti-abortion protest and principal David Hood is considering making it an official school activity.Read More


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Playing the Last Scene of a Marriage

Filed by Mark S. King | October 13, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

"I'm not in love with you anymore." He said this at the dinner table as he made the first cut of his steak. I put down my own knife and fork and stared at him.Read More


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Spice Up Your Love Life: Question #2

Filed by Jeff Lutes | October 12, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This week, I ask an important question inspired from my experience doing couples therapy.Read More


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Ben & Jerry's Occupy Wall Street PR Bullshit

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

You may have seen that Ben and Jerry's Board of Directors put out a statement expressing support for the Occupy Wall Street protestors. It all sounds great on paper.Read More


How Money Affects Gay Male Couples

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Within the black community, financial matters are rarely discussed. I know of couples who hide money from each other, lie about what they owe and to whom, and would rather be waterboarded than tell you how much the interest rate is on their credit card.Read More


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America Has Lost a Hero: Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

It was always an honor to speak with someone I consider a personal hero. If he hadn't stepped out front during a time when it was dangerously radical to do so, I doubt this site would even exist.Read More


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Advice To A Young Queer On Coming Out Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sometimes it's better not to come out just yet. Read More


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Explaining Ten Years of War to a Child

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

This week, my eight-year-old son asked me a couple of questions about the war in Afghanistan. They were simple questions. Yet, both times I struggled to answer.Read More


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Coming Out: Ten Years Later

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

October 10 marks the tenth anniversary of the day I first came out to my former wife. I had struggled for 39 years trying to convince myself that what I knew in my heart about my sexual orientation was not really true.Read More


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Can Gay Men Be Friends?

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 11, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

What do you do when you have decided that you will have a full bodied, powerful relationship with another gay man and there will be no sex? Period.Read More


The Forgotten Wife of Christopher Columbus

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 10, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

The mysterious Filipa's story, and that of her family, is a lens that can magnify half a millennium of Atlantic exploration. Some of our activists wonder if Columbus was gay, since his marriage appears to have been largely a matter of social climbing.Read More


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Dear Applicant: Ten Tips for the LGBT Job Seeker

Filed by Amy Andre | October 10, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Your resume should be one page max. If you're at a stage in your career where you've accomplished so much that you can't possibly fit it all onto one page, you're not applying for jobs anyway - you're being headhunted. Read More


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Columbus Day Open Thread

Filed by Bil Browning | October 10, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Do you see anything wrong with celebrating Columbus Day as a national holiday? If so, got any suggestions for a new holiday?Read More


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Built to Ride: Vintage Muscle Hunk

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 09, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

A lovely luscious muscle hunk, from the days when a tattooed bicep seemed defiant and hairy pubes (and thigh fuzz!) was hot.Read More


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Gay in Mexico: A Cautious Quinceañera

Filed by Father Tony | October 08, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Mexico is experiencing a "queer boom," but the reality is that this is the beginning - not the end - of the road to LGBT equality. In a recent panel focused on a book about gay Mexico, Mexico spelled with a J, more light was shed on gay Mexican history.Read More


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I Am Sooo Screwed

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here I spent all those years perfecting my technique only to find out I'm killing myself... At least I don't have to worry about smoking anymore.Read More


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Marriage According to the Bible

Filed by Bil Browning | October 07, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

All the rightwing religious nutjobs complain that we want to change the sacred definition of marriage - and it's been the same since the beginning of forever. But what is the definition of marriage according to the Bible?Read More


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13 Years: Happy Anniversary to Jerame & Me

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today is Jerame and my 13th anniversary. The fact that we ever went on a first date is practically miraculous. I spent months trying to shake Jerame and his advances; I actively discouraged him, in fact. I wanted nothing to do with him.Read More


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Spice Up Your Love Life: Question #1

Filed by Jeff Lutes | October 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

One playful yet helpful way to think about the true meaning of intimacy is to break the word down into the syllables IN-TO-ME-SEE. Healthy long-term relationships depend on allowing another to see us as we really are; yet this kind of authenticity and vulnerability can be unsettling, even terrifying. Read More


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Lesbian Couple on NY Town Clerk Who Won't Issue Marriage Licenses

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Katie Carmichael and Deirdre Dibiaggio talked with MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts - who's openly gay - about Ledyard, New York town clerk Rose Belforti who is refusing to give any same-sex couple a marriage license.Read More


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I Am Sad: Insanely So

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Steve Jobs was my Elvis, JFK and moon landing all wrapped into one. What he created - the company, the products, the way of thinking - profoundly and undeniably changed my life. I am who I am today because Steve Jobs thought differently.Read More


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Westboro Announces Jobs Funeral Picket Via iPhone

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Westboro Baptist loons have announced they'll be picketing outside of Steve Jobs' funeral - and they did it on an iPhone. As Gawker says, "We can only speculate that WBC is targeting Jobs because he actually did something productive with his life, and they're envious."Read More


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Guide to 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

LGBTs have a stake in this growing protest movement since our unemployment numbers and job searches are often made more complicated by having no job protections such as would be provided with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.Read More


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Antigua Attorney General: I'm Still Homophobic

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well, you gotta give Antigua's Attorney General, Justin Simon, credit for being honest about his bigotry. The guy just comes out and says he's homophobic. What's the first step to recovery? Admitting you have a problem. Read More


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Principal Physically Attacks Student for Advocating GSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

From what I've read, it isn't clear if the principal got violent because of the gay issue or an authority issue. (I don't know this principal's work history; he might just be out of control.)Read More


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Practical Clothes: Female Munitions Worker

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 05, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

It must've been a pleasant relief for women to give up their traditional uncomfortable girdles and dresses for the comfort of pants and loose coats.Read More


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Tennessee Pastor Orders His Son Attacked in Church

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jerry Pittman Jr. and his partner Dustin Lee were assaulted last week when they tried to attend a church service at Grace Fellowship Church in Fruitland, Tennessee. Pittman's father, the church pastor, ordered the attack.Read More


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3 Lesbian Couples Walk Into a NC Registrar's Office

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

It sounds like the setup to a joke doesn't it? Three lesbian couples walked into a North Carolina registrar's office and... Sadly, the punchline is no laughing matter. Read More


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Gay Resumes Get Fewer Calls

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

After being told a thousand times that cis white gay men were the most privileged people on the planet, definitely more privileged than Christian white straight men, a professor goes and performs a study like this.Read More


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Indiana Won't Fight Civil Union Claims in Fair Tragedy

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

While Indiana doesn't recognize civil unions, the state's Attorney General says he won't attempt to get the claims of lesbian victims' partners dismissed based on their marital status.Read More


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Transgender Wall St. Protester Alleges Abuse By NYC Police

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 04, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A 33-year old Assistant Director of the Williams Multicultural Center, participating in the "Occupy Wall St. Protests," tells his harrowing story. Read More


Trans Job Applications: To Name or Not To Name?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 04, 2011 | 9:45 AM | comments

Being trans often poses difficult employment dilemmas about whether to be "out," but the problem of prior names makes it even more impossible.Read More


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Your Morning Feel-Good Moment

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Need a pick-me-up this morning? I've got just the thing to turn that frown upside down.Read More


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Photos & Video: HRC Dinner Entertainment & Speakers

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2011 | 7:15 PM | comments

While Karen Ocamb wrote an excellent post earlier today about President Obama's speech to the Human Rights Campaign's national dinner crowd, I thought I'd throw in these photos and videos of the parts you couldn't see livestreamed on the HRC website.Read More


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The Little Zeus's Room

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This past summer, our family vacationed in Hawaii. We spent a lot of time swimming, snorkeling, picnicking and thinking about where my wife, Katy, could use the restroom.Read More