April 26, 2007

Why we need hate crimes legislation

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 | 10:11 PM | comments

As promised earlier, here are some talking points to include in your letters in favor of the Matthew Shepard Act. Remember, the bill does 3 specific things: Expand the law to authorize the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute...Read More

On the Occasion of Passage of the Iraq Funding Bill

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 26, 2007 | 8:03 PM | comments

As you wait for the veto, please remember what is at stake and plan your TDA accordingly: There are twenty-two in the VideoVets series. All of them have something to make them worth the time to watch....Read More

Journalism Teacher to Keep Her Job, Sort Of

Filed by Ellen Andersen | April 26, 2007 | 7:48 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Amy Sorrell, the Woodlan-Junior Senior High School teacher who was suspended in March after a column appeared in the school paper calling for tolerance toward LGBT people, has reached a settlement with the school...Read More

Jesus needs your help

Filed by Bil Browning | April 26, 2007 | 7:35 PM | comments

Just in from Jesus Metropolitan Community Church, the mastermind behind the pro-gay billboards in Indianapolis that has everyone talking: We need everyone who can to take a few moments today or tomorrow to send a brief email of support to...Read More

First integrated prom for southern Georgia high school

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 | 3:21 PM | comments

No joke, a high school in southern Georgia is having an integrated prom for the first time this year. From CNN:Students of Turner County High School started what they hope will become a new tradition: Black and white students attended...Read More

You're Just A Tranny... And You Always Will Be

Filed by Marti Abernathey | April 26, 2007 | 2:59 PM | comments

So we've got a trans-inclusive ENDA, time to celebrate! Or so I thought, till I actually looked at the language. Section 8(a)(3) CERTAIN SHARED FACILITIES- Nothing in this Act shall be construed to establish an unlawful employment practice based...Read More

ENDA will help GLBT people

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 | 2:04 PM | comments

(Ed. note: The following is a guest post from HRC Regional Field Director Stuart Rosenberg in response to Marla Stevens' post on the ENDA. Enjoy.) In light of recent posts on this blog regarding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which...Read More

UCSD Intramural Rape League... oh yes, it's as bad as it sounds

Filed by Carrie Wooten | April 26, 2007 | 1:27 PM | comments

Thanks to feministing.com, this story has been circulating rapidly through the blogosphere. Four white male students (rumored to be fraternity brothers) at the University of California San Diego thought it would be cute to create the "UCSD Intramural Rape League"...Read More

Developments around the Nation

Filed by Ellen Andersen | April 26, 2007 | 1:25 PM | comments

Earlier today, the New Hampshire Senate passed a civil unions bill by a vote of 14-10. The bill, which has already passed the House, now goes to the Governor, who has already vowed to sign it. Yesterday, the Iowa legislature...Read More

Write your Rep about the Hate Crimes Bill!

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 | 12:51 PM | comments

The federal hate crimes bill, or the Matthew Shepard Act, will be brought to the floor this next Thursday. This means that today, tomorrow, and Saturday are the days to write your Representative expressing your support for that legislation. Remember...Read More

News from the sports world

Filed by Jen Jorczak | April 26, 2007 | 11:32 AM | comments

On the heels of the recently published autobiography of John Amaechi, a former Penn State and NBA player who came out in the book, today, Los Angeles Times sports reporter of 23 years Mike Penner announced to his readers that...Read More

SJR-7: The sore losers just won't go away.

Filed by Don Sherfick | April 26, 2007 | 9:08 AM | comments

Advance Indiana has reported a last minute attempt earlier this week by State Representative Ralph Foley (R-Martinsville) to blast SJR-7 out of the House Rules and Legislative Policy Committee and under a suspension of the rules get it to the...Read More

Thursday open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 | 8:45 AM | comments

After several events on the road this past week, this question seems relevent. Who drives better in general: people with this license plate: or people with this one: ?...Read More

The ENDA press conference

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 | 7:32 AM | comments

Last Tuesday, there was a press conference to announce the re-introduction of the ENDA in the House. Here are all the speeches, starting with Rosalyn Pelles of the AFL-CIO: The rest of the speeches are after the jump....Read More


Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | April 26, 2007 | 6:50 AM | comments

"My needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me. This has been an amazing experience and one I wouldn't have traded for the world." --Rosie O'Donnell, on leaving The View...Read More