January 11, 2009


Support Independent Bloggervision!

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 11, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Your Public Blogging System brings you educational programs that enrich the lives of all readers. But it cannot survive without your support. The best news is, it doesn't cost you any money, it only takes a few minutes of your...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Michael Buckley

Filed by Father Tony | January 11, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Continuing our series of contributor profiles, I collared Michael Buckley (Buck Hollywood) on the red carpet that leads to his front door. You'll see I tried for the dirt, but he's sharp, and I get away with very little. How...Read More

Hulu Sunday: Edna Garrett on marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Straight from 1982, here's the episode of Facts of Life where Mrs. Garrett discusses the meaning of marriage. I thought it would be illuminating because of the ways in which the Religious Right has constructed false narratives about the importance...Read More

Real World Brooklyn Brings the Gay

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 11, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Real World Brooklyn is definitely giving Project Runway a run for its gay money. Real World has also had a gay cast member, except for the Chicago season when there were two gays. For the Brooklyn season there is...Read More

Indiana Family Institute and the LGBT community

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I don't think I need to add anything to this cartoon. (Clickety to embiggen)...Read More

Mary Bonauto Gets Raw and Real About Marriage Equality

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Mary Bonauto, lead counsel in the Massachusetts case that won same-sex couples the right to wed, spoke in November at a WBUR Kennedy Library Forum about marriage equality. When asked about the potential impact of the demonstrations that have sprung...Read More

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Shadowboxing with HIV

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 11, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Michael Eichler lives in Washington DC and works in urban planning. When he's not designing new bus rapid transit lines, he enjoys nearly-vegan cooking, cycling, making music, his rockin' boyfriend, and contemplating deep questions about the queer experience...Read More


Gay by Divine Right

Filed by Ed Team | January 11, 2009 | 10:22 AM | comments

"We're not talking religion, we're talking spirituality. People don't just happen to be gay. When people are born, they have that type of orientation, so he is gay by divine right." -- Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director...Read More

Activism and Change

Filed by Ricci Levy | January 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

A comment I wrote on AlterNet in response to a post about Obama's recovery plan got me started on a line of thought about how we approach advocacy and activism. I guess, since my flame-retardant garments are at the cleaners,...Read More

Call Her Ms. Ross

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 11, 2009 | 9:58 AM | comments

It doesn't get any better than The Supremes performing Love is Like an Itching in My Heart....Read More