August 1, 2008

Ranking Indiana blog traffic and authority

Filed by Bil Browning | August 01, 2008 | 9:40 PM | comments

A friendly e-mail to Josh Gillespie of Hoosier Access turned into a conversation on blog rankings and how to measure influence. Image via WikipediaJosh referred to the BlogNetNews site that regularly ranks Indiana-based blogs, when he said, "...which mean absolutely...Read More

Queer music Friday - Cole Porter

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 01, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Song writer Cole Porter, while he married a Linda Lee Thomas and maintained a sexless relationship with her, had many affairs with well-to-do and famous men. Here's "Easy to Love," which he wrote for architect Ed Tauch, performed by some...Read More

Held Suspect

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 01, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I don't remember how old I was the first time it happened. I couldn't have been more than ten years old. We were in Philadelphia -- my mother, my younger sister, and I -- visiting my great grandfather on my...Read More

The Reality Comes Crashing In

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 01, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I officially miss my kids. Maybe it's because Jeanine is back in Boston today, working, and I'm up in Maine with all the animals. Maybe it's because I received two letters from Jake and one from Zachary today. Jake drew...Read More

Proposition 8 funding

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 01, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's the break-down of cash in California to either support or oppose Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage (7/31 numbers, in millions): ForAgainst Total California $2.0$2.8$4.8 Out-of-state $1.3$2.9$4.2 Total $3.3 $5.7$9.0 Well, they did say same-sex marriage...Read More

Costner Plays Politics in "Swing Vote"

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | August 01, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

In the new movie "Swing Vote," Kevin Costner plays an alcoholic single father named Bud who has just lost his job. He makes a promise to his daughter Molly that he will show up and vote on election day, but...Read More

Murderer of Young Transwoman Says He Killed "It"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 01, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The rage and tragedy continue over the murder of Angie Zapata, a 21 year-old transgender woman in Denver. The alleged killer, Allen Ray Andrade, has admitted to bludgeoning Zapata to death with his fist and a fire extinguisher when he...Read More

Arresting new campaign to reach despondent LGBTQ youth

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Charles Robbins is the Executive Director of The Trevor Project, the non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. He previously held key leadership positions...Read More

Provincetown, Not Palm Springs

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 01, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

You can marry a same-sex partner in That's right. Now. Governor Patrick signed the law and it contains a waiver of the usual 90-day waiting period to take effect. If you want one less legal headache, cancel the plans...Read More


Equal means Equal

Filed by Ed Team | August 01, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In Massachusetts equal means equal. Today by repealing the nearly century old law, we affirm the right of same-sex couples from out of state to marry in Massachusetts; to enjoy all of the protections of our good laws. Today by...Read More

Britney Spears and McCain- Two Peas in a Pod

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 01, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch After trying to smear Obama with pictures of Britney Spears and Paris HIlton, McCain fails to realize he actually has more in common with the troubled pop starlet than Obama does. (h/t Queerty)...Read More