April 16, 2009

Angie Zapata's Murderer is About to Cook His Own Goose

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 16, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Abigail Jensen is a trans woman and attorney in Prescott, Arizona. She is also President of QsquaredYouth, a member of the boards of directors of the Prescott Area Women's Shelter and TransMentors International, and a general...Read More

LGBT Parenting Roundup

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's a compilation of recent stories about LGBT parents, LGBT kids, schools, and other related matters: Tragedy: GLSEN reports, "An 11-year-old Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hung himself Monday [April 6] after enduring bullying at school, including daily taunts of...Read More

Telling the Stories

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I took my dog for a walk today. It's been a long week and I wanted some fresh air, some quiet time. There were packs of suburban moms. They seem to run in packs out there. I usually go out...Read More

Washington state expands domestic partnership bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Washington state upgrades domestic partnerships: The Democratic-controlled House approved the Senate-passed measure on a mostly party-line 62-35 vote after nearly two hours of debate. It next goes to Gov. Chris Gregoire, who said she will sign it into law. "Our...Read More

Post-Personhood Parenting

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Joel Schwartzberg is going to get letters. That was my first thought when I read his "My Turn" column in the latest Newsweek about the depression he experienced after becoming a dad for the first time. He's already getting...Read More

The Virginia State Bar's Idea of Diversity

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Manuel A. Capsalis, the current President of the Virginia State Bar, has made much of the issue of diversity and the need for the membership of the Bar to better reflect the demographics of Virginia. Despite the vast increase in...Read More

Gareth Henry opposes Jamaican boycott

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, Wayne Besen responded to JFLAG's opposition to Boycott Jamaica mainly by taking a quotation from former JFLAG co-chair Gareth Henry out of context. I pointed out that Henry's statement was not in support of the current boycott - it...Read More

When you argue, and you will argue....

Filed by Father Tony | April 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, My partner and I spend all our time together arguing. We try to stop but it's impossible. I dread going home because I know what's waiting. Yesterday he told me that he feels the same. It's...Read More

A non-review of Ma Double Vie

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Last night I went to see the opening of the gay and lesbian theater festival here in Paris. Ma Double Vie (My Double Life) was a free play put on by a group of Swiss high school students that'll be...Read More

Gays All A-Twitter about Amazon: How They Nearly Ended Capitalism But Chose to Hate Porn Instead

Filed by Yasmin Nair | April 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Amazon debacle hasn't quite left us. For now, I offer some observations on what transpired over the last few days. None of this is based on more than my following the "debates" over various websites, Facebook accounts and the...Read More


New York archbishop will oppose marriage

Filed by Ed Team | April 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You'll find I don't shy away from those things. I wouldn't sidestep them. You could expect me to articulate that with all the clarity ... I can muster." --New York Archbishop-designate Timothy Dolan on same-sex marriage in New York...Read More

GLAAD's latest PSA

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Monday GLAAD announced new PSAs starring entertainers urging straight allies to stand up for gay and transgender equality. These PSAs encourage the audience to "be an ally," and send viewers to online resources to support LGBT family and friends....Read More