September 28, 2007

Guest post on ENDA from Congressman Barney Frank

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 28, 2007 | 5:45 PM | comments

This guest post comes to us from Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA). Congressman Frank is one of two openly gay House members, is the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, and has been a leader in the development of the Employment...Read More

Recent ENDA developments

Filed by Joe Solmonese | September 28, 2007 | 5:30 PM | comments

We know that everyone has been waiting to hear from HRC about the status of ENDA. A lot has changed since Wednesday. Besides trying to ensure that the Senate beat the filibuster on Hate Crimes—an achievement which can not get...Read More

Queer music Friday - Mary Gauthier

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 28, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's a totally awesome folk song, Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now": And here's Mary, in her own words for, on why some queer celebs don't talk about their personal lives in interviews: I think it's internalized homophobia, though I don't...Read More


Filed by Marti Abernathey | September 28, 2007 | 4:44 PM | comments

This just in from the San Francisco Chronicle: The move has generated outrage in the gay rights community -- with the notable exception of HRC, which so far remains silent, refusing to return repeated phone calls. Sources say HRC has...Read More

Police Brutality at SRLP Anniversary Party: Hold the Cops Accountable

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | September 28, 2007 | 2:46 PM | comments

On Wednesday night, NYPD officers attacked without provocation members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization that works on behalf of low-income people of color who are transgender, gender non-conforming, or intersex. The SRLP's press release reported, "two of...Read More

A Frank Coming of Age Story

Filed by Marti Abernathey | September 28, 2007 | 1:49 PM | comments

I guess being screwed over is a rite of passage as a transgender activist/advocate. Becky Juro's written an excellent summary of the history of dangled carrots and broken promises. Vanessa Edwards Foster explains how we've been suckered like this in...Read More

The big breaking news about ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 28, 2007 | 12:38 PM | comments

Is that they're splitting it into two bills, one for sexual orientation, one for gender identity. From the SF Chronicle: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Reps. George Miller, D-Martinez, Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., believe...Read More

Telephones, Puberty and Penis Facts

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 28, 2007 | 11:15 AM | comments

My son has become completely obsessed with the telephone. He calls people all the time. Mom, can I use your cell phone? Ben, the regular phone is right over there. Yeah, but a cell phone is so… cool. He just...Read More

Maryland Marriage and its Discontents

Filed by Fannie Fierce | September 28, 2007 | 10:33 AM | comments

Dear Fannie, I’m a 35 year old lesbian, happily partnered living in a DC suburb in Maryland. I just heard about the recent court ruling in Maryland. My partner and I have been thinking about having children, and with...Read More

Why do Barney Frank & Tammy Baldwin, HRC, Nancy Pelosi & the Dems, and the Civil Rights Powers That Be Hate Gays?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 28, 2007 | 10:30 AM | comments

... smart people don't compromise themselves out of the picture and, even if you could pass for straight enough to get on the HRC Board of Directors, taking gender inclusion out of ENDA is going to leave a bill that could well end up not protecting you.Read More

A little bit here, a little bit there

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2007 | 10:20 AM | comments

Today is a big work day for me, so I'm putting up this round up to give you some things to check out while I'm away. I'm sure the other contributors will keep you up to date on any big...Read More

Marcia and Jan Brady: Scissor Sisters?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 28, 2007 | 9:38 AM | comments

Marcia and Jan Brady: who cares if its not true! It's awesome!...Read More

Why Gays In Iran Don’t Wear Burqas.

Filed by Storm Bear | September 28, 2007 | 9:14 AM | comments

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Sexual Addiction

Filed by Michele O'Mara | September 28, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

What is Sexual Addiction? Sexual addiction manifests in many different forms. There is no single type of behavior or even amount of behavior that will indicate you are a sexual addict. Three basic things to consider when you define sexual...Read More

Being Prepared for Unexpected Expenses

Filed by Nina Smith | September 28, 2007 | 7:20 AM | comments

According to a study released by the Consumer Federation of America, the typical person has around $2,000 of unexpected expenses in an average year. Here’s more: “The ability of Americans to cover unexpected expenses, such as a car repair or...Read More


Homotextual: Thomas Jackson

Filed by Ed Team | September 28, 2007 | 7:15 AM | comments

"We're disappointed the bishops made more explicit their intention to refuse to approve any 'non-celibate gay and lesbian persons' who are selected by a diocese to become a bishop. It is ironic for bishops to adopt this form of discrimination...Read More

TGIF eye candy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

Finding a new video every single day is hard! Be sure to send in your tips if you have something you think should be here! Since I didn't have anything today, I thought we'd go for some male eye...Read More

Here We Go Again...

Filed by Rebecca Juro | September 28, 2007 | 3:52 AM | comments

...and it's just oh-so-familiar, isn't it? Of course, by now you've heard that House Democrats are expected to strip protections for Transgender-American citizens from ENDA. You've probably also heard that the Human Rights Campaign and the Leadership Council on Civil...Read More

ENDA Three Card Draw

Filed by Marti Abernathey | September 28, 2007 | 1:57 AM | comments

With passage of The Matthew Shepard Act in the Senate on Thursday, it should have been a time for celebration. But on the heels of the victory came the news that gender identity could possibly be stripped of from the...Read More