April 2, 2008

If not you

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 02, 2008 | 10:20 PM | comments

Dear Senator Kennedy: I understand you are going to support a non-gender identity inclusive ENDA. As a constituent, as a lesbian but mostly, as a mother, I am asking you to reconsider. It's a bad choice, Senator Kennedy. And one...Read More

Privileged, Anxious

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 02, 2008 | 9:11 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Just what are those "sensitive areas" that would cause "white voters" to "turn against Obama" that are "politically incorrect to talk about it in polite company sometimes" that Clinton's going to use to try to...Read More

Scholar's Inn is definitely LGBT friendly

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2008 | 7:15 PM | comments

I had an opportunity to speak to Lyle Feigenbaum, owner of the Scholar's Inn restaurant mentioned in yesterday's blind item. He assured me that the restaurant was not trying to drive away gay clientele and, instead, hoped to showcase the...Read More

Florida Delegates Will Be Seated

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 02, 2008 | 4:40 PM | comments

It seems Howard Dean has been listening. As per a NY Times article posted a few minutes ago, the Florida delegates will be seated. How, who will get what delegates, it seems, is being worked out between the two campaigns....Read More

David Orentlicher's Campaign Online

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 02, 2008 | 4:16 PM | comments

Check out all the ways to keep in touch with David Orentlicher as he runs for Congress in the 7th Congressional District. David's grassroots campaign is reaching voters all across Indianapolis. Be sure to tell your friends, family, and co-workers...Read More

Dave Matthews to perform free concert for Obama in Bloomington

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

The Obama for President campaign announced a free concert featuring Dave Matthews and his longtime collaborator, Tim Reynolds. The performers will urge concert-goers to register to vote. Concert information (including where to get tickets) after the jump...Read More

We Can, and Must, Keep All Youth Safe

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 02, 2008 | 1:59 PM | comments

Editors' note: Jody Marksamer is Youth Project Director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King identified himself as gay. He was out to his classmates at school. Sometimes he wore make-up, feminine jewelry, and high heeled boots....Read More

We did it!

Filed by Jim Neal | April 02, 2008 | 1:20 PM | comments

We did it! I wanted to drop by and tell you that I was just named the Favorite eQualityGiving Endorsed Candidate. eQualityGiving hosted this contest, pledging to give a $1,000 campaign contribution to the candidate who earned the most votes....Read More

Black History: Slave Market of Charleston

Filed by Storm Bear | April 02, 2008 | 12:20 PM | comments

click to enlarge The seasoning camps of the Caribbean were built to break the will of the Africans before being sold. Any emotional bonds between slaves were torn by selling the slaves in different markets. If families were together,...Read More

Mourning in America

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 02, 2008 | 12:15 PM | comments

Today I am wearing a large black armband for my beloved Rutgers Scarlet Knights. I sat Shiva all night after their loss to U Conn. My eyes are downcast. I am despondent. No more Epiphanies. No more joie de C....Read More

Abigail's X-Rated Interview - Elizabeth Wills

Filed by Abigail Hannon | April 02, 2008 | 11:29 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch my first evs. interview w/ folk/pop singer/songwriter elizabeth wills! head to www.abigailsteendiary.com for more!...Read More

Deaf Lady Goes Down on Dancing With the Stars!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 02, 2008 | 11:18 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch This episode is my recap of DANCING WITH THE STARS! Who are you rooting for?!...Read More

They Aren't Fooling Us In April or November

Filed by Nadine Smith | April 02, 2008 | 10:37 AM | comments

Dennis Patrick, his partner, Tom Patrick, and their four adopted children lost their family health benefits after Michigan passed a constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex partners. Those backing the amendment promised voters it would not hurt unmarried couples....Read More

Ted Kennedy wants non-trans ENDA

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Senator Ted Kennedy will push the non-inclusive ENDA forward in the Senate. While he's usually extremely LGBT-friendly, Kennedy has taken a page from Rep Barney Frank's playbook. The Massachusetts Democrat is leading a push in the Senate for a federal...Read More

Jay Leno Apologizes for Dumb Gay Joke

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 02, 2008 | 8:58 AM | comments

Jay Leno has apologized for the stupid segment on The Tonight Show when Leno asked Ryan Phillippe to show him his "gayest look." Phillippe was on the show to promote his new movie Stop Loss when Leno started to grill...Read More

What blogs are you reading? Non-political edition

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 02, 2008 | 8:27 AM | comments

What are you all reading? Besides us, of course. Every now and then I post this question, and we get a lot of people saying Pam, Joe My God, Box Turtle Bulletin, or one of the many great sites that...Read More

Sex ed for girls

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 02, 2008 | 7:36 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Here's the filmstrip they showed back in the 50's to the girls after the boys had left the room. Molly gets "the curse" and Dad realizes she's not a little girl anymore. Part 2 is...Read More


These aren't hard souls...

Filed by Ed Team | April 02, 2008 | 7:35 AM | comments

"I was an anti-gay bigot, wrote about the unnatural state of being gay to my college newspaper Editorial section, etc. A couple years and various revelations about my (unknown to me at the time) social conservative views later, my band...Read More

Pelosi helped Baldwin's relationship get recognized

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 02, 2008 | 7:09 AM | comments

The Politico's reporting that Nancy Pelosi helped get Tammy Baldwin's partner on a fact-finding trip to Europe: Under House guidelines, members of Congress may take their spouses with them on military flights if there is room for them and when...Read More