May 12, 2008

The International Queer

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 12, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sam Harris at the Huffington Post asked: But, leaving aside the practical and political impossibility of doing so, could we even allow ourselves to contemplate liberating the women and children of traditional Islam? I get asked to post (by emailers,...Read More

Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Ruth Simpson Dies at 82

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 5:45 PM | comments

Ruth Simpson, author and gay rights activist since the 1960's, died May 8 in Woodstock, New York. After several years of, as she said, "sampling an assortment of illnesses on the palette of old age," she finally succumbed to her...Read More

David Archuleta Daddy Drama! Sex in the City! Back Tats!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 12, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Today's show is about Effie's Daddy woes! My love of 30 Rock and the Office! Looking forward to the new Sex in the City movie! And more evidence to the wacky that is Mimi! Sorry...Read More

Black History: U.S. Colored Troops

Filed by Storm Bear | May 12, 2008 | 5:09 PM | comments

click to enlarge The history of African Americans in the U.S. Civil War is marked by 186,097 (7,122 officers, 178,975 enlisted) African Americans comprising 163 units served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and many more African...Read More

A Reader Writes

Filed by Eric Leven | May 12, 2008 | 4:45 PM | comments

After my Sirius OutQ radio interview with Signoreli, a reader writes: I've had AIDS for 17 years - the world has changed radically within that span. When it first appeared that an epidemic was looming, the gay community regarded it...Read More

I can't believe this

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

The reader who wrote me to point this out nails it on the head. I can't f**king believe this. Jim Bopp, the bane of abortion rights and gay rights advocates, and a Republican attorney who is to the right of...Read More

Praise the Almighty Dollar!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 12, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Alliance Defense Fund (homophobic lawyers) is looking for pastors to break federal tax law this year: The Alliance Defense Fund, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., will ask the clergy to deliver a sermon about specific candidates Sept. 28. If the...Read More

Q of the day: NC Dems party like its 2004

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 12, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

It's been an interesting and enlightening last few days over at BlueNC since the state primary on the 6th. As you know, Dem U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal was defeated by Kay Hagan, and the latter will face off against...Read More

Hate crime in Muncie?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 2:10 PM | comments

One of the Indiana Equality bloggers brings us first-hand testimonial from an unknown hate crime victim. The alleged attack happened the other evening in Muncie. Anyone with any knowledge of the crime is urged to call the Muncie police department....Read More

Kevin & Scotty Got Married!

Filed by Eric Marcus | May 12, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

There wasn't a dry eye in our house last night as "Brothers & Sisters" gay brother, Kevin, married his boyfriend, Scotty, in a ceremony hosted by Sally Field (Kevin's mother, Nora) and presided over by Calista Flockhart (Kevin's Republican sister,...Read More

Movement media, television with GRIT - and guts

Filed by Cathy Renna | May 12, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

I am so excited this morning - in a few hours I will be heading to the studio of the new GRIT-TV with Laura Flanders, who hired us to assist in the launch and outreach. I have been a longtime...Read More


Thank Goddess we got a station wagon

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's a good thing we always set an extra plate for dinner. In the past week, a masked man made his move, Mercedes sat on the couch and put her feet up, and now we're going to try and squeeze...Read More

Pas ici!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 12, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

So this past Friday, after a long day in downtown Paris, A. and I walked back uptown to a small pizzeria (the Place de Clichy area, for those readers who are familiar with gay Pah-ree). I've been there once before...Read More

Why Hillary Clinton should win the White House

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The number one reason why Hillary should win? I really want to see Amy Poehler continue to do the Clinton character she's been perfecting....Read More

Destruction Of The Black Transwoman Image

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

One of the things that I and my transsisters have in common with our biosisters besides our shared cultural heritage is defending the images of Black women from constant assault inside and outside the community. Ever since the advent of...Read More


Evangelicals are too politically involved

Filed by Ed Team | May 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"How did the evangelical movement get so far off track? I wouldn't suggest that evangelicalism's recent obsession with political activism is the only factor, but I do think it's a major one. If the same energies and resources that were...Read More

The Walk of Shame

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Ah, the walk of shame. We've all done it. AMP celebrates it....Read More