May 18, 2009

I thought I heard some offshore partying last night

Filed by Father Tony | May 18, 2009 | 7:20 PM | comments

Yesterday, Cuba had a gay pride celebration. That is not a sentence I would have expected to write while Fidel Castro is still alive, but the pace of change in favor of LGBT rights worldwide seems to be quickening. There...Read More

Contrast: NY marriage rallies

Filed by Eric Leven | May 18, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The contrast between two marriage rallies yesterday in NYC couldn't have been greater. In the early part of the day I jumped uptown to attend an anti-marriage equality rally organized mostly by a group of Hispanic and Latino church goers...Read More

Gay Pride: Singapore vs Moscow

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Compare and contrast: Moscow police drug gay rights demonstrators off to jail last weekend after the notoriously anti-gay mayor refused to grant the activists a permit for a pride parade. In Singapore activists held a peaceful and harmonious rally to...Read More

Statement by Friends & Family of Rodger McFarlane on his Death

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 18, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: The following statement was released by Bruce Brothers, Patricia Evert, Tim Gill, Howard Grossman, M.D., Patrick Guerriero, Larry Kramer, Ilana Lobet, Caz Matthews, John McFarlane, Lulu McFarlane Crawford, Brad Miskell, Dean Prina, M.D., Susan Richardson, Tim Sweeney, Ted...Read More

Still Work To Do

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 18, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Life here on the Point is very different. There is no drip coffeemaker, with a timer, to have a lovely cup ready the first moment I open my eyes. Instead, a peculator pot sits on the stove and cooks some...Read More

Traditional domestic violence is between one man and one woman

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

South Carolina's been working on a bill to educate teens about relationship violence, since the state ranks pretty high when it comes to men who kill women. They've been debating this over the past week, and the stickler has been...Read More

Bits and Bytes

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

A few things worth mentioning early on a Monday afternoon: Has same-sex marriage replaced abortion as the Supreme Court litmus test? Pennsylvania will become the 16th state to offer domestic partner benefits to state employees, beginning July 1, 2009. The...Read More

Change Policy, Change Behavior

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 18, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

As a parent, I’m familiar with the powerful effect that even the threat of a “change in policy” can have on behavior. It can bring troublesome, annoying, or even hazardous behavior to an abrupt end. That change in behavior suggests...Read More

France demedicalizes transsexuality

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

France has demedicalized transsexuality by taking it out of its list of mental disorders. I don't know if this is just a net or an unadulterated positive for French trans people, considering the French have one of the best universal...Read More

Scuba diving

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

It's pouring rain this morning. The water is fairly still and if I weren't such a baby, I'd be out there fishing. Perfect time to catch fish. A friend sent me a note yesterday talking about the depths in which...Read More

Bed Gymnastics

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 18, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

its not jet lag i am just like this xoxo Michael...Read More

Wilton Manors Annual Gay Pride Festival in Financial Crisis

Filed by Father Tony | May 18, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

On Saturday, May 16th, I attended a meeting of 35 business owners who gathered at Georgie's Alibi to discuss a financial crisis that, if not resolved, might mean the cancellation of Wilton Manors' annual Gay Pride event, Stonewall Street Festival,...Read More


World AIDS Vaccine Day

Filed by Ed Team | May 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Only a truly effective, preventive HIV vaccine can limit and eventually eliminate the threat of AIDS. . . . Today, let us commit ourselves to developing an AIDS vaccine within the next decade. . . . My fellow Americans, if...Read More

Chris O'Donnell in his underwear

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Actor Chris O'Donnell takes off his pants to perform a "stupid human trick" on David Letterman. Why am I soooo not surprised that Chris is talented at rolling on to his back with his knees by his face and...Read More