The Movement: July 2008

What Hangs in the Balance

Filed by Kate Kendell | July 31, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

If we lose California, if they defeat the marriage amendment, I'm afraid that the culture war is over and Christians have lost. I've never said that publicly until now--but that's just the reality of the fact. Donald Wildmon, President, American...Read More


What'll happen to Californian domestic partners?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been doing a lot of personal research into French PACS (civil unions) this past week, and it's gotten me to wonder about what exactly is going to happen to Californian domestic partners. California created its domestic partnership registry in...Read More


Just Launched! Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 31, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm very excited to let you know about the launch of Enough. Created and edited by the wonderful Tyrone Boucher and Dean Spade: Enough is a space for conversations about how a commitment to wealth redistribution plays out in our...Read More


Just Launched! Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 31, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm very excited to let you know about the launch of Enough. Created and edited by the wonderful Tyrone Boucher and Dean Spade: Enough is a space for conversations about how a commitment to wealth redistribution plays out in our...Read More


Defining men and women at the Olympics

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The NY Times is reporting that the Olympics in Beijing this summer will be testing female athletes to see if they're actually women or men posing as women: Organizers of the Beijing Olympics have set up a sex-determination laboratory to...Read More


Diego Sanchez's speech at the HRC San Francisco dinner

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 31, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Diego M. Sanchez is the Director of Public Relations & External Affairs for AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. Deigo was a featured speaker at HRC's San Francisco gala dinner. This is a copy of those...Read More


Students Win Precedent Setting GSA fight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 31, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." Yesterday, Federal Judge K. Michael Moore ruled that school officials in Okeechobee, Florida, must allow a Gay-Straight Alliance to form at their high...Read More


New Studies Show Girls Have Eliminated the Math Gap

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 30, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Remember the posts I ran a few weeks ago about the biological basis of gender differences? One of the articles discussed the myth that girls are inherently bad at math. Well, last week the University of Wisconsin-Madison released a study...Read More


More Wedding Bells for Massachusetts

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to repeal a 1913 law that prevented the state from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be valid in their home states. This comes a week after the Senate voted...Read More


Will Arizona be abandoned?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest Blogger Barbara McCullough-Jones is Executive Director of Equality Arizona. A native of Seattle, Barbara first arrived in Arizona in 1989 and has since enjoyed nearly 20 years working in the LGBT movement. Barbara has received numerous honors...Read More


Back and forth on the HRC dinner dustup

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

After I posted about the older lesbian who was pitched out of the San Francisco Human Rights Campaign dinner this weekend, the comments section and mailing lists lit up. Several readers accused me of sensationalism and simply attacking HRC for...Read More


California Fundies Sue Over Prop 8 Language Change

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The supporters of Prop 8, California's constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage, are worried. California Atty. General Jerry Brown recently changed the measure's ballot title and summary from "to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman...Read More


Invisible Man

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | July 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Contemplating my response to CNN's Black in America series, I was reminded of something W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in the "Souls of Black Folk" published in 1903: How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word....Read More


Who Counts in an American Democracy?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 28, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Malcom Lazin is the Executive Director of the Equality Forum and the recipient of the US Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award and the National Education Association's Creative Leadership in Human Rights Award. On July 17, 2008,...Read More


Hate Crime at EuroPride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A gay couple was robbed and one stabbed in a hate crime at EuroPride 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden: A male gay couple were stabbed and robbed during Stockholm's EuroPride festival in what police described Monday as a hate crime. "Two...Read More


Elderly lesbian assaulted at HRC gala by hired thugs

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Catherine Cusic, a 63 year old lesbian from San Francisco, was forcibly evicted from this weekend's HRC dinner gala after she stood up during Joe Solmonese's keynote speech. According to witnesses and Ms. Cusic, while she had leaflets in her...Read More


Why we are better than they are

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 28, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly shows what an idiot she is. Quotes from gay service members sometimes make me cry. Dana Milbank at WaPo: [Wounded Iraq war veteran Eric] Alva spoke of his lost leg and how he 'nearly died to secure rights...Read More


Director of Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Fired

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

And she could be deported. Carol Coombes, a British Citizen, has sixty days to find a job in the film industry under her worker's visa or she may have to leave the country. She was working to get her permanent...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Nancy Polikoff

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 26, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


TGIF: Time to Throw Up

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 26, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Normally I'd do a lot more research on a story before posting about it, but I was nauseous before I could even finish watching the video of racist, sexist fuck Jon Justice over at brownfemipower's. So her post and Megan...Read More


A Great Divide

Filed by Eric Leven | July 25, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

This past Sunday I helped my friends of ACT UP New York sell tee shirts and buttons at their booth at the Broadway Street Fair. I'll always make myself available for any additional help ACT UP needs and I am...Read More


More on the Murder of a Black Lesbian Soccer Player

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 25, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Re the recent brutal gang-rape and slaying of South African player Eudy Simelane, Outsports reader Wayne Jones emailed me from South Africa to add: As you mentioned, there have been other lesbian murders (in black townships/ghettos) where the motive has...Read More


A disgrace to the Man Race

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 24, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I know that this dude probably just has issues with his own sexuality and... manliness... but does it have to be plastered in our faces? I haven't been keeping up the list of media instances where Obama has been called...Read More


Queer Time

Filed by Paige Schilt | July 24, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last week I attended a 60th birthday celebration for my friend Joanna Labow, percussionist and one of several singer/songwriters for the groundbreaking lesbian rock band Girls in the Nose, which reunited for the occasion. Nose co-founder Kay Turner will also...Read More


Obama 60-14 among LGBT voters

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 24, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Obama's not doing too badly among LGBT adults: Among LGBT adults, 60 percent favor Obama while 14 percent favor McCain. Three percent of LGBT adults favor Barr, while 1 percent choose Nader. Six percent choose "other," while 17 percent of...Read More


Officials Change California's Prop 8 Language on Ballot

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 24, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Election officials in California made what could be an important change to Proposition 8's language yesterday. Prop 8, which was put forward by fundies to reverse the state's Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage, is on the ballot in...Read More


Uncontrolled Anger Corrupts Absolutely

Filed by Donna Rose | July 23, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I don't like to think of myself an an angry person. Certainly, I get angry from time to time. That's just part of having emotion and being human. But there is a huge difference between short-term, controlled, constructive anger and...Read More


Have you heard of the Williams Institute? Read on....

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 23, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Ever wondered how many gay people there are in this country? How many of us have children? How much we earn? Where we live? Whether we receive public assistance? Well, no one can give perfect answers to these questions. No...Read More


Sesame Street Gets Feisty

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 23, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Only a few days ago, whilst reminiscing on my favorite rock act, Broken Social Scene, I mentioned that BSS helped to launch Leslie Feist's career. As a founding member of BSS, she's contributed vocals on all of their albums. She's...Read More


PETA Exploits Women's Bodies for Animal Rights

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are at it again. Last year they were turning heads with their ads featuring naked Playboy models protesting fur. This time they're running TV ads that compare teenage girls to cats...Read More


Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John Shalikashvili hails DADT hearings

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 22, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly is probably foaming at the mouth as we speak... Democrats in Congress hope to ignite a drive to reverse the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday with the first hearing on the subject since 1993, when President...Read More


Beating Discrimination, One Battle at a Time

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Ashwin Madia is a graduate of Osseo High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. After graduating law school, he chose to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 2002. He served as...Read More


Newsweek on Larry King's death

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It's surprising, even though it shouldn't be, to me that one of the most mainstream news publications in the US, in 2008, would be much more interested in dissecting the fact that a fourteen-year-old murder victim bought a pair of...Read More


Weighing In: The Skinny on Fashion & Body Image

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 21, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I originally wrote this piece last year for G-Spot Magazine, but after watching this week's premiere of season 5 of Project Runway, I thought I'd revisit the topic of fashion and body image. This season's designers are the typical collection...Read More


In Response To Meghan Stabler

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 20, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday the Human Rights Campaign's Backstory blog published the full unedited text of a letter to the editor of the Bay Area Reporter in support of HRC written by transgender activist and HRC Business Council member Meghan Stabler. Unfortunately, Backstory...Read More


When is a Marriage Not a Marriage?

Filed by Eric Marcus | July 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

When I read in Friday's NY Times that the "Census Will not Record Same-Sex Marriages," I asked myself a question: Dear Eric: Why won't the 2010 Census count legally married gay couples? --Perplexed in NYC Dear Perplexed in NYC: Remember...Read More


HRC's Project Win Back, Part II

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 19, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

I recently wrote about the lead role the Human Rights Campaign took in the historic transgender hearings, and it looks as if their project win back strategy is coming to fruition. The Human Rights Campaign has hired ordained Baptist minister...Read More


Bi the Way, Outfest: You've Got a Ways to Go in the "B" Department

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 19, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

"[We sought subjects] who were thinking about their sexuality in a fluid way ... who were less political." That's, in part, how Josephine Decker, codirector of the documentary Bi the Way, responded during a Q&A last night at Outfest when...Read More


California's Prop 8 will fail - 6 reasons

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm going to predict, in all my blogger glory, that the marriage amendment in California, Proposition 8, will fail this November. Here's why: It's polling pretty badly. A new Field Poll released today says that likely voters are against the...Read More


New Field Poll Good News for California Marriages

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 18, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

A new poll released by Field Research -- the standard in California polling -- indicates that a proposed amendment to the California state constitution which would define marriage as only between one man and one woman is failing to gain...Read More


Shared Spaces

Filed by Eric Leven | July 17, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I ran into Aaron at Nowhere Bar and we got to talking about the whole "Save the Roxy" topic and the case for dwindling New York City nightlife. He opened up a topic which is always on our minds but...Read More


Congrats to Kay Ryan!

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Lesbian poet Kay Ryan was just named the US's next poet laureate. "I so didn't want to be a poet," Ms. Ryan, 62, said in a phone interview from her home in Fairfax, Calif. "I came from sort of a...Read More


Jealousy, Friendship and Bisexual Chopped Liver

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 17, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Jealousy, Friendship and Bisexual Chopped Liver

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 17, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative Will Remain on November Ballot in California

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 16, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

The California Supreme Court ruled this afternoon that the ballot initiative to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage will go forward as planned. Numerous gay rights groups were involved in the litigation trying to stop the initiative. The...Read More


Obama's so... fancy

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Now it's GOP strategy. Here's a Republican operative, Andrea Tantaros, on MSNBC and Fox News, calling Obama a faggot (full text at Media Matter:...Read More


Trying to pull the wool over our eyes

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Elizabeth Dole has a passion for irony, apparently. The North Carolina Senator proposed an amendment to rename a tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV funding bill for Jesse Helms. Yes, she thought it was appropriate to name a bill aimed at fighting...Read More


A Few Random Gender Related Stories

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I clearly haven't been blogging much lately, but have been collecting a few things that I keep meaning to share with my Bilerico family. Below are a few gender related things that have been in my "blog ideas" folder for...Read More


Is anyone paying attention at McCain Central?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

And I don't mean his campaign office, since they were smart enough to send out this release to *ahem* clarify McCain's position on gay and lesbian adoption. I mean the McCain Central in his head. "McCain could have been clearer...Read More


Stunning: Talking with Calpernia Addams

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 15, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Ambiente Magazine has a cover story on actress, activist (and PFLAG spokeswoman) Calpernia Addams, the star of Transamerican Love Story and one of the country's most visible, and outspoken, transgender advocates. Calpernia, who is also the cover girl for PFLAG's...Read More


Massachusetts might lift out-of-state marriage ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Massachussetts legislature is considering repealing their ban on out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying in that state, and there's a good chance it'll pass: Senator Dianne Wilkerson, who is championing the issue in the state Senate, said she is "extremely...Read More


Gay Anglican Bishop Suffers Death Threats

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | July 14, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Bishop Gene Robinson is under siege in London. He has gone there at the invitation of an Anglican church to give a sermon to the faithful. He has gone to London because he was specifically disinvited from the Anglican annual...Read More


A robust and healthy debate on gay military service

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 14, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dr. Nathaniel Frank is Senior Research Fellow at the Palm Center at University of California, Santa Barbara, and teaches on the adjunct faculty at New York University. His scholarship and writing on gays in the military...Read More


Emasculation consternation

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 14, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm loathe to have this non-issue spread out into two posts, but I was surprised when i saw this video at how stupid some people in the media can be. They need to grow the fuck up....Read More


Me: Queer-identified, proudly out, emotionally articulate, feminist man. (Oh, and I'm FtM.) ...You?

Filed by Brynn Craffey | July 14, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Transitioning as I did in San Francisco did not prepare me for dating in the real world. In 1990's San Francisco--and probably more so today--being FtM was considered cool. Way cool. A definitely desirable dating category to be in. And...Read More


"My love is gonna cost you/ Ain't no way that you gon' get up in this for free"

Filed by Gina de Vries | July 14, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

I have a new pop culture crush, and her name is Trina. I decided to look at her videos on YouTube tonight on a whim. I'd heard that she performed in the Sex Workers' Art Show in January and February...Read More


BFLAG

Filed by Eric Leven | July 13, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tonight's episode of Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List followed her to the San Francisco International Bear Rendezvous where she did a cover shoot for A Bear's Life Magazine and preformed before a hefty crowd of 1500 at the...Read More


BFLAG

Filed by Eric Leven | July 13, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tonight's episode of Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List followed her to the San Francisco International Bear Rendezvous where she did a cover shoot for A Bear's Life Magazine and preformed before a hefty crowd of 1500 at the...Read More


Will They Choose for or against Equality?

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | July 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The VP's they choose and the party platforms they put forth will give a good idea about whether Senator Obama is proposing change we can believe in and whether Senator McCain is a maverick. Some will dismiss the importance of...Read More


Are Girls Really Bad At Math?

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 12, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday I talked about some new studies about the so-called biological basis for gender differences between men and women. Today I wanted to specifically look at the old stereotype that girls can't do math. According to a recent study by...Read More


Straight (so to speak) to the top

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 11, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

First the short version... Gay boycott urged of 2 San Diego hotels: Same-sex marriage advocates urged travelers Thursday to boycott two hotels owned by a San Diego County businessman who gave $125,000 to a group backing a California ballot initiative...Read More


New Studies Reveal Interesting Gender Patterns

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 11, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

The latest issue of Psychology Today has some articles about gender that I find highly entertaining, if not mildly offensive if they're not taken with a grain of salt. The first article is called "Money Ain't a Thing." It summarizes...Read More


A Bad Prescription for Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 10, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dixon Osburn is Co-founder and former Executive Director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. The Palm Center at the University of California Santa Barbara this week published a new report by a "study group" of four flag...Read More


Ohio Paid Sick Leave Initiative Leaves Out LGBT families...and others

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 09, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'd like to support Ohioans for Healthy Families in their effort to put an initiative mandating paid sick leave on the Ohio ballot in November. Then I'd like to support their effort to get out the votes to pass this...Read More


Finally, An HRC Campaign I Support

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 09, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Michael Petrelis is a long-time gay rights and AIDS advocate who works in San Francisco. He blogs at The Petrelis Files. As a longtime critic of the Human Rights Campaign and its very silly ways, with so little...Read More


McCain needs to pick on the gays more?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

One of America's sharpest conservatives, Fred Barnes, editor of the Weekly Standard, on Fox News on how McCain needs to start gay-bashing: iPhone users: Click to watch Oh, where to begin....Read More


No sympathy for HRC

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 08, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

If you're in the SF area: Subject: Advisory: Independence from HRC We Declare Independence from the Human Rights Campaign! Next Saturday, July 12 @ noon, the San Francisco LGBT community will celebrate its Independence from the Human Rights Campaign by...Read More


Best Slogan to Defeat CA's Anti-Gay-Marriage Initiative?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 08, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Michael Petrelis is a long-time gay rights and AIDS advocate who works in San Francisco. He blogs at The Petrelis Files. I went to the town hall meeting about gay marriage on July 3 at the gay community...Read More


Transgender Inclusion Goes Mainstream

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 07, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

If there's anything you can count on the city of San Francisco for when it comes to LGBT rights and community support, it's that even when they're not on the very leading edge of something, they'll still do it bigger,...Read More


Reflections from my anniversary

Filed by Annette Gross | July 07, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

When I first heard about marriage being offered to GLBT couples in California, I was so happy and relieved for this marginalized segment of society. I realized that they would finally be able to legally share their love and lives...Read More


Photos from Pride and Dyke March Chicago

Filed by Yasmin Nair | July 07, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Hi everyone, Thought you might be interested in photos from Dyke March Chicago and Pride. With regard to the latter: I just covered one portion of it, a new group named Bash Back! that's doing some interesing radical organising work...Read More


Ta Ta

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 06, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Conservative icon, former Senator Jesse Helms dies at age 86: Former Sen. Jesse Helms, who built a career along the fault lines of racial politics and battled liberals, Communists and the occasional fellow Republican during 30 conservative years in Congress,...Read More


Proof that girls are evil

Filed by Bil Browning | July 06, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

With plenty of feminist readers, I can't wait to see what everyone thinks of this... Your opinions? Would it be funny if "girls" were changed to "pets" or "hobbies"? First we state that girls require time and money. Girls =...Read More


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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Community Divided

Filed by Donna Rose | July 05, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

One thing clearly evident everywhere in San Francisco for PRIDE this past weekend: In many ways, it is a world unto itself. From the moment I landed at the airport (when someone greeted his boyfriend with a big hug and...Read More


GLB and T are all at risk to be discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 03, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger and TAVA president Monica Helms explores the application of DADT to transgender servicemembers. Tomorrow we once again celebrate one of our country's patriotic holidays, Independence Day. Inevitably, on the three major patriotic holidays, LGB people...Read More


Outrageous Website Behavior

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 03, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

In the Hall of Shame this week... Parentprofiles.com and Adoption Profiles/Adoption Media for their refusal to allow a New York gay male couple to post their profile on a website designed to let birth parents select the adoptive parents for...Read More


Black transwoman found dead in Memphis: Will there be justice?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

A black transwoman in Memphis was found dead. This is the same city that Duanna Johnson was beaten by police: iPhone users: Click to watch This happened in the same city with a police department that is more concerned with...Read More


Assimilation This!

Filed by Eric Leven | July 02, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

My friend Jay Blotcher, a long time ACT UP activist and an all around smart and bad ass guy responds to those in the community who feel as though same-sex marriage is one step closer to assimilation: Peep it. iPhone...Read More


Can gun-toting solve gay-bashing?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

In a 5-4 ruling the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own a gun for personal use. While the debate will continue to go on about whether the Second Amendment really means that American...Read More


Virginia couple won't be charged

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 01, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I posted a week ago about the possibly gay couple in Virginia who got married there because one person said he was the bride. The prosecutor has decided not to press charges: The case turned on whether the pair knowingly...Read More


HRC once again tries to put ENDA down the memory hole

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 01, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay area who also performs as a drag queen under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." Don't make her angry... you wouldn't like her when she's angry....Read More


John McCain, everyone's favorite pro-gay homophobe

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

John McCain released a statement on the anti-gay initiative in California last Thursday: I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman just as we did in...Read More


A short interview with Terrain Dandridge of the New Jersey 4, just after her release from prison

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 01, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

(I had the chance to sit down briefly with Terrain Dandridge of the New Jersey 4 just two days after her surprising release from prison, after 673 days in prison for fighting back against a homophobic attacker.) Mattilda: First of...Read More