October 11, 2008

Weekly Roundup: The Trainwreck Edition

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 11, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Has anyone noticed how all the political pundits on the mainstream news are crediting Tina Fey's impression of Sarah Pailn for boosting Obama's numbers? SNL has such good ratings that NBC has launched a prime time series on Thursdays that...Read More

Coming Out as a Gay Montana Redneck for Obama

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 11, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Updated after the jump Editor's Note: Jim Toevs was a member of the founding Board of Directors, and is a past President of The Pride Foundation of Seattle. In 1990, he co-founded the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,...Read More

Silly Season? Scary Season.

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | October 11, 2008 | 4:02 PM | comments

The story of the week has been the noxious fruit of the McCain campaign's recent "character attacks" on Barack Obama. As the Washington Post's Dana Milbank reported, lead by Sarah Palin's inflammatory cheerleading, McCain's campaign rallies have turned increasingly ugly...Read More

The Coming Out Journey Begins...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 11, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I know that today is National Coming Out Day. I understand the need to commemorate this act in a lot of peoples lives, and to offer a community support for those people still going through it. However, I see coming...Read More

What's left to come out as...

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | October 11, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I've come out as so many things over the years. Bisexual, queer, trans, kinky, poly -- not to mention the odd identity shifts through a dozen different related identities. Sometimes I'm left feeling as if there's nothing left to come...Read More

National Coming Out Day: An Every Day Celebration

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 11, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today is National Coming Out Day, the day we encourage and celebrate our community coming out and living life out and proud. Since I wrote about my personal coming out story last year, I wanted to really take a different...Read More

Why I won't Come Out on National Coming Out Day

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 11, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Public discussions around sexuality evoke simplistic narratives about gays versus conservatives. We automatically assume that anything gay is part of a leftist or progressive agenda. In this context, National Coming Out Day takes on the aura of a sacred rite...Read More

Coming Out and the Revolving Door

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | October 11, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

In most of my childhood, I felt extreme loneliness, even when with those who loved me. It is possible when you are desperate to believe two opposed ideas when the outcome gives pleasure beyond all that you had ever known....Read More

Obama Pride Giveaway: More Goodies from Bilerico-Florida!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 11, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: I am moving this back up to give more people a chance to enter. We'll announce all the winners on Monday morning! It's the last day of the Great Bilerico-Florida Launch Giveaway! We are giving away more great...Read More


Bilerico Project Florida Launches with a hint of Queer Sunshine!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 11, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: We bumped this back up to make sure everyone got involved in Bilerico-Florida! Get out your sunscreen and flip-flops, Projectors! The Bilerico Project is heading to the Sunshine State of Florida! We are happy to now offer LGBTQ...Read More


Filed by Gina de Vries | October 11, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

There is no bigger pleasure than hearing Leah, Zuleikha, and myself screaming chants on FemmeCast. Check out Episode 5 to hear some of my best & brilliant friends shark-sharking it up. (I also make a tiny little cameo as an...Read More


The shaky standing of the U.S. in the world

Filed by Ed Team | October 11, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The U.S. should start by changing its own policies regarding LGBT people -- only then will it have a legitimate voice with which to urge other countries to do the same." -- Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the International Gay...Read More

National Coming Out Day- It's Every Day

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 11, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Great video from last year's National Coming Out Day....Read More