May 15, 2007

Former President Carter calls for end to DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out today about America's discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that forces gays and lesbians in the closet in order to serve in the military. The former President won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002...Read More

Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 15, 2007 | 1:56 PM | comments

For Immediate Release Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise The Lesbian Death Angels, concerned that Rev. Falwell's followers will misattribute the cause of their leader's demise to their antigod or to some weenie group like Soulforce, have announced that, in...Read More

Does this mean the Teletubbies are straight again?

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

OK, maybe not. That Tinky Winky always was rather fey. Sadly, we may never know the other children's television characters who are surreptitiously making American's children into Nancy boys and Tom girls. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who in his...Read More

Jerry Falwell Dead at 73

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 15, 2007 | 1:42 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Jerry Falwell died earlier today. Falwell stands in interesting juxtaposition to the movement for LGBT rights. On the one hand, this is the guy who so famously opined "I really believe that the pagans,...Read More

Latina trans teen an awesome prom queen!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2007 | 12:44 PM | comments

Roosevelt High School, a Fresno area school, had it's first transgender prom queen this weekend. Johnny Vera (yes, she goes by Johnny) won in a landslide. From the Fresno Bee:"For me, it's about more than a crown. It's about...Read More

Where's a border patrol agent when you need one?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 15, 2007 | 11:47 AM | comments

From the "don't let this guy back in" files: the Kansas Witchita Eagle reported yesterday that the former deputy attorney general of Kansas, Bryan Brown, is moving back to Fort Wayne to open a law firm specifically to "be a...Read More

Transgender Candidate for City Council

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 15, 2007 | 11:36 AM | comments

As a part of a fairly impressive and definitely exciting discussion of transgender issues on the Newsweek website there is a story about Pam Bennett. Pam is a transgender woman who is running for a city council seat in Aurora,...Read More

Disappointing Mom and Dad

Filed by Michele O'Mara | May 15, 2007 | 10:16 AM | comments

I never felt married, until I got married. I got married twice, in fact, to the same person. The legal ceremony, if you will, took place in Canada (no bitterness there, right?) I don't have a long history of partners,...Read More

Talk back to us

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2007 | 9:28 AM | comments

If you haven't done so already, please take this brief survey and tell us a little bit about yourself. All answers are anonymous, so don't worry about getting SPAM. In fact, no one will see any identifying information about you....Read More

Tuesday open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2007 | 9:02 AM | comments

Gender made the front page of Newsweek. How would you describe how you perform your gender? Masculine, feminine, androgynous, something else? Is this something that people should care about?...Read More

Morning with Mitt

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2007 | 8:36 AM | comments

My God this man is an ass. Just in case you missed the fabulousness that was Mitt Romney's 60 Minutes appearance last week, never fear. Here's the part you were waiting for... You guessed it, it's a "Screw the queers....Read More

The Dark Side of Yard Sales

Filed by Storm Bear | May 15, 2007 | 8:07 AM | comments

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Coffee & Toast with Lucretius

Filed by Ed Team | May 15, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling." -- Lucretius...Read More

Particularly Pertinent at 3:30 AM

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 15, 2007 | 3:15 AM | comments

A while back one of our past contributors Brylo posted a link to a blog that dealt with issues of productivity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. From time to time when I can't sleep or have decided to spend a...Read More

Jeremy Scahill and the privatization of war

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 AM | comments

Of course, just about every detail about the US war on Iraq is horrifying and overwhelming, but the first time I watched this, I started sobbing. Which is impressive, considering Jeremy Scahill's dispassionate delivery geared towards convincing the monsters...Read More