February 20, 2009

Upper West Side Religion

Filed by Father Tony | February 20, 2009 | 10:00 PM | comments

Now that's my idea of church! In our neighborhood is the totally delightful Society for Ethical Culture. After the jump, their sign announcing this week's sermon....Read More

Queer Music Friday: Alex is on Vacay Edition

Filed by Abigail Hannon | February 20, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hey guyz! Uncle Bil asked me 2 rite about some new tunage 2 share w/ u older peeps. So heres wots on the ipod this week. IDA CORR - LET ME THINK ABOUT IT Best evs video. Best evs song....Read More

GLAAD: Get on Track and Fight Back!

Filed by Cathy Renna | February 20, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

This week, we saw something unprecedented happen in the media. The New York Post apologized (sort of, which for them is saying a lot) for a nasty editorial cartoon by Sean Delonas, a longtime fixture on the editorial page of...Read More

Minnesota's Gay Republican Senator Koering Answers Questions about his Anti-Equality Vote with Nasty Email

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 20, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Wow. If this is "damage control", I'd hate to see him stick his foot in his mouth! State Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley Minnesota, is answering those who are asking him about his statement that he will not vote for...Read More

GMU Elects Drag Queen As Homecoming Queen

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | February 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

From The Washington Post: Ryan Allen, a popular host of the George Mason University's yearly drag show, was elected its homecoming queen over the weekend in an emotional crowning ceremony at halftime of the sold-out GMU vs. Northeastern basketball game...Read More

Witness: Ryan Skipper Killed Because He was Gay

Filed by Nadine Smith | February 20, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Ryan Skipper Murder Trial Update As the trial of Ryan Skipper's accused murderer unfolds, it is clear that anti-gay hatred played a significant role in Ryan's murder. According to a witness who took the stand yesterday: "He (Bearden) said he...Read More

End of the week flotsam and jetsam

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

There's always so much queer news anymore that no blog can get around to covering it all. Here's some of the stories we didn't have space for this week, but you should definitely check out: Utah State Senator Chris Buttars...Read More

Who's History? My Curious Encounter with the Radical Faeries

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I don't do gossip, which is kind of unfortunate because I hear a lot of good stuff. And I actually do strive to keep my personal opinions out of my reporting - an old ethic, to be sure, but a...Read More

Governor Crist commits to Review Title V Abstinence-Only Funding

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | February 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Wednesday, February 18th I attended a town hall meeting in Fort Lauderale to ask Governor Crist if he would commit to review the wasted tax dollars the State of Florida contributes to ineffective Title V Abstinence-Only sex-education programs. Florida...Read More

The Christianist Propaganda Blue Print

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Having followed the tactics and propaganda methods of a number "family values" Christian organizations for nearly ten (10) years, one thing has always struck me. Namely, that their tactics and their propaganda campaigns against gays draw heavily on the Nazi...Read More

India.Arie giveaway

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

This week we're giving away 5 copies of India.Arie's new album "Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics". To win, just leave a comment on this post; five winners will be drawn at random. Universal Republic Presents Testimony: Vol. 2, Love...Read More

Pick A Hottie! Miss YouTube 2009

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 20, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Miss YouTube = a very serious honor!...Read More


Talking about tokenism

Filed by Ed Team | February 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let's talk about tokenism. Let's talk about how it happens everywhere and everyday. Let's talk about how it's the flip-side of oppression. Let's talk about how it makes me question every award I receive, every job I get, every person...Read More

Wheel of Fortune tribute to gay stylist

Filed by Bil Browning | February 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

How touching to see this beautiful Wheel of Fortune tribute to Pat Sajak's late stylist, Alan Mills. Sajak gets obviously emotional and when he offers sympathies "to the love of his life, Ivan."...Read More