January 4, 2008

This Week's Rebecca Juro Show With Guest Marti Abernathey Now Available For Download!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 04, 2008 | 9:57 PM | comments

Hey everyone, this week's Rebecca Juro Show with guest Marti Abernathey is now available for download here. Be sure to tune in to next week's show for a very special announcement!...Read More

Susan Stanton Responds

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 04, 2008 | 7:10 PM | comments

On a page on her personal website titled "Message to TS Community", Susan Stanton, the transwoman who came under fire from the transgender community for comments that were published in a story on her in the St. Petersburg Times that...Read More

Voting for Ourselves

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 04, 2008 | 5:31 PM | comments

Now that the Iowa caucuses are over, I've noticed posts on several of the blogs on my regular reading list with titles blaring "So-and-So for President" or "Why I'm Supporting Such-and-Such," followed by reasons why candidate This-and-That deserves even more...Read More

Queer music Friday - Tracy Chapman

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car": And Alice Walker on her relationship with Tracy: And it was delicious and lovely and wonderful and I totally enjoyed it and I was completely in love with her but it was not anybody's business...Read More

Colts' Coach Dungy bungles employment civil rights questions on HBO

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | January 04, 2008 | 4:31 PM | comments

Tony Dungy, in a recent interview on Bob Costas' NFL show on HBO, virtually announced how he has and/or plans to break several federal, state, and local civil rights laws regarding employees' rights to employment regardless of religion and sexual...Read More

Lifelong Companion

Filed by Eric Leven | January 04, 2008 | 3:23 PM | comments

Dear Virus, I was born on June 24th 1981- the same year you would be discovered. 18 years later, sitting on the living room floor of my suburban New Jersey home, a stream of tears running down my face I...Read More

Not Buying It: Alternatives to Hyperconsumption in 2008

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | January 04, 2008 | 2:47 PM | comments

I kept being "too busy" to watch The Story of Stuff (full video after the jump) when it came out in December, but I finally pushed the deadlines aside for 20 minutes this morning to check it out. This engaging...Read More

Values Voting

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 04, 2008 | 2:19 PM | comments

With Mike Huckabee’s ascension to GOP front runner, the role of so-called “values voters” are once again at the forefront of media coverage. My disgust with this block of voters was challenged by one of these conservative evangelicals in a...Read More

Paris Hilton pregnant with K-Fed? To catch a predator?

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 04, 2008 | 2:06 PM | comments

Dateline To Catch a Predator - OMG did you see that chair?! I'm not kidding! CREEPY! And gossip on Kidman, Paris and The Hills!...Read More

The Future of Anal Sex

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 04, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

[Editor's Note:] This guest post is by Jim Pickett, director of advocacy for AIDS Foundation Chicago. Jim is also chair of the Chicago Crystal Meth Task Force and chair of the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates. Most of us use lube...Read More


Washington Blade feature on The Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2008 | 12:40 PM | comments

The Washington Blade has a feature story about us in this week's paper entitled "Bilerico's 'underground flavor' draws gay fans." Jerame, Alex and I worked really hard to re-launch the blog nationally. I'd be remiss though, not to mention how...Read More

Local LGBT Priorities for 2008

Filed by David Mariner | January 04, 2008 | 11:50 AM | comments

We spend a lot of time online talking about LGBT priorities at the federal level (ENDA, Hate Crimes, etc ...), but perhaps not as much time talking about LGBT priorities for our local communities. The District of Columbia's Offce of...Read More

When Even Romney Isn't "Right" Enough

Filed by Steve Ralls | January 04, 2008 | 11:50 AM | comments

When Mitt Romney becomes too liberal for the GOP base, you know it's time to worry. That's just what seems to be happening, though, among the fervent few in the Republican party who hold tight to the idea that the...Read More

Penelope Cruz Kisses Another Woman, Not Her Sister

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 04, 2008 | 11:02 AM | comments

Penelope Cruz's PR folks are denying that she engaged in an incestuous lesbian kiss with her sister Monica in the new music video for the brother Eduardo. I, and seemingly every other gay in the blogosphere, posted the video last...Read More

Hoo Hoo: The Musical

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | January 04, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

For your Friday pleasure, I thought I'd post a video from one of my favorite queer comedians, Jen Kober. If my vagina was going to star in a play, I think it would be called "Coochie Conversations," and my cooch...Read More

The Hub

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 04, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

A lot of things became much clearer to me while I was away. A friend had said to me, as I was leaving, You’re the hub, you know. You are what draws everyone in. I laughed. I do not feel...Read More

My whole face scrunches up like I'm looking at something in a horror movie

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | January 04, 2008 | 8:45 AM | comments

Maybe I should add some red cabbage to the collard greens, that's what I'm thinking -- there's an old red cabbage at the bottom of this drawer, let me see if it's still okay. I pick it up in the...Read More

Sexy French PSA controversy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2008 | 8:17 AM | comments

The National Health Education and Prevention Institute (Inpes), the advertising arm of the French Ministry of Health, Youth, and Sports, has put out the ad on the left. I got it on the back of the most recent Tetu, France's...Read More

Religious Right: Jesus has abandoned us!

Filed by Storm Bear | January 04, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

click to enlarge Yesterday I made some bold predictions. Let's see how I measured up... Prediction: Hillary - losses big. Reality: Right on target. Prediction: Obama - Finally learns that having a FIRM STANCE on issues is really audacious....Read More


Peterson Toscano: Homotextual

Filed by Ed Team | January 04, 2008 | 7:45 AM | comments

You wanna be an Activist? Change the World? Be yourself -- without apology and without shame, walking hand in hand in public with the one you love knowing that is a loving act of Protest. You want people to change?...Read More

Mary Poppins drag queens

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2008 | 7:05 AM | comments

I have a thing for Mary Poppins. I'll just put it out there on the table. I must have missed this scene somehow. You'd think I'd have noticed. (Hat tip to OMG Blog.) Maybe NSFW: language...Read More

The founders got it right

Filed by Mike Rogers | January 04, 2008 | 6:00 AM | comments

Some Americans get it that religion has no place in politics....Read More

Toy Story!

Filed by Fannie Fierce | January 04, 2008 | 1:01 AM | comments

Dear Fannie, My girl and I have been together for two years and are madly in love. She is very shy about sexuality, I am her first lover, and in her culture talking about sex is taboo. I hoped...Read More