June 20, 2008

Call to protect the Fourth Amendment

Filed by Brynn Craffey | June 20, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

As I write this, the House of Representatives is poised to vote has voted--or may have already voted--on the bill to "reform" FISA--the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Democratically controlled House is on the edge of giving has given the...Read More

Queer music Friday - Lance Bass

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's the vid for "I Drive Myself Crazy." Whodathunk Lance Bass would turn out to be gay? And why didn't they give him any solos? iPhone users: Click to watch And Lance, in his own words, on being outed by...Read More

Mrs. Cowen-Whitman

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 20, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

For the first time today, I was called Mrs. Cowen-Whitman. More than once. It was the last day of school and the kids all wanted to go to Tom's Pizza. We went and as I stood in line to order,...Read More

White vs Black - Midwest Vs New Orleans

Filed by Storm Bear | June 20, 2008 | 3:50 PM | comments

click to enlarge Is it just me or is the Midwest getting more Federal help, got Federal help sooner than the Katrina victims received? No problems with ice. I haven't seen any issues with getting aid into the much...Read More

A Thoughtful Conservative Response to the California Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | June 20, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Right-wing talk show host Michael Savage on the recent nuptials: You've got to explain to the children ... why God told people this was wrong. You have to explain this to them in this time of mental rape that's going...Read More

Renewal for Abstinence Only Programs Likely

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

In spite of the ever-mounting research showing that it is completely ineffectual, it appears as though the Bush administration's abstinence-only, wait-until-marriage programs for schools will be renewed. According to 365gay.com: The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services,...Read More

10 Tips for GLBT folks in Dealing with Family and Friends

Filed by Michele O'Mara | June 20, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

With all of the wonderful attention resurfacing around same-sex marriages, I thought I'd pull together a list of tips for dealing with friends and family around the issue of sexual orientation. What issue? Nothing like a big ole gay wedding...Read More

This is absolutely hysterical

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch I ♥ this video! Why isn't the mainstream media reporting on McCain calling his wife a cunt in public? Combine that with his record on women's issues and all those middle-aged white women claiming they'll...Read More

The Bloggerist, #2: If you offer a free widget, I will take said free widget

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The RNC wants you to use their town hall meeting count-down widget: I can't argue with that. I mean, a widget told me, so it's gotta be important. What Hunter said about the RNC's count-down clocks: Of course, all the...Read More

First ever hearing on gender identity in the workplace

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The House Committee on Education and Labor's subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on gender identity in the workplace on Thursday, June 26. Congressman Robert Andrews (D-NJ) will chair the first ever congressional hearing to...Read More

Pink Lotus Bathrooms

Filed by Brynn Craffey | June 20, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Here's a novel idea: a high school in rural Thailand has provided gender-neutral toilets to protect and support the school's transgender students, not out of a desire to offer solace to the non-trans students. Tolerant "I'm so happy about this,"...Read More

On the Way to the Allied Media Conference

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Hey, readers! I'm on my way to Detroit (my dad's hometown) for the Allied Media Conference, which brings together a whole bunch of wonderful people who make media for a more just and creative world. I'll be live-blogging from the...Read More

Obama Leads McCain in Florida Poll

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Barack Obama leading John McCain in Florida for the first time. Until now, McCain has had the edge -- by 2 to 16 points -- in more than a dozen polls dating to September....Read More

"God Killed Him For Loving Fags!" (UPDATED)

Filed by Storm Bear | June 20, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

click to enlarge Updating from Monday's post... A guitar playing man who was supportive of same sex marriage passed out at my feet a little after 5pm. The medics gave him CPR for over 20 minutes before they moved...Read More


A common thread of uncommon courage

Filed by Ed Team | June 20, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While every refugee's story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage - the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives." -- U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees,...Read More

World Refugee Day w/ Angelina

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Angelina Jolie honors World Refugee Day today....Read More