June 5, 2009


Setting the Tone

Filed by Ed Team | June 05, 2009 | 10:53 PM | comments

"I'm going to angle a little bit more towards Jon Stewart in a perfect world." --Neil Patrick Harris, in People, on hosting the Tony Awards tonight...Read More

Indy Pride events - something new for every day!

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 05, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Events can always use more cross-posting. Indy Pride has some great events this year! Saturday, June 6th Circle City IN Pride Kick-Off with the Bag Ladies Location: Greg's Time: Doors Open at 8:00pm and Show Begins at 9:00pm Cover: $2...Read More

Queer music Friday - Lady Gaga

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Guess who just came out? That's right, Lady Gaga just let us know she's bisexual. As was pointed out in the comments, she's been out for a while. I don't keep up with the kids. Here's her "Just Dance." And...Read More

My Own Adoption Deemed "Confidential"

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 05, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

When second parent adoption became legal in Oregon I was 16. My parents and I jumped at the chance to be legally recognized as a whole family. Within that process, we had the chance to change my name. Since I...Read More

Gay apathy in South Florida

Filed by Father Tony | June 05, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Either it was a slow news week or they felt my piece on apathy was worth hyping on the cover. It's the sort of topic I usually leave to others, but having been asked for it, and having had a...Read More

Who hasn't seen Bruce's birthday suit?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 05, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Today is contributor Bruce Parker's birthday! Yaaaaay! He's 29 now. When Bruce and I first met, I thought he was nuts. After all these years I know he's certifiable! (After all, he's part of the Bilerico family so that automatically...Read More

Lesbian couple separated at hospital

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Wow. "By that time, I was going in and out of consciousness. The paramedics wanted nothing to do with Teresa and she had to practically fight them to be allowed to ride in the ambulance. I remember one of them...Read More

Betty Bowers Takes on "Traditional" Marriage

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 05, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, takes time to explain to less informed Christians the curious details of the Lord's concept of marriage. Funny, smart, and completely on point. Maybe we can get her to take on "homosexualizing" next......Read More

Introducing Annise Parker

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 05, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

One of the first mayoral elections I was eligible to participate in back home after I turned 18 the previous year was the historic 1981 one in which we elected city controller Kathy Whitmire our first female mayor. The road...Read More

Discussing the federal case for same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

While I'm not fond of George Will, George Stephanopoulos annoys me to no end. No, his politics aren't bad, since he doesn't really have any. The problem I have with him is how vapid he is and how he doesn't...Read More

Licking James Bond

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 05, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

When I saw hunky Daniel Craig emerge from the ocean wet and sexy in the 2006 James Bond reboot, Casino Royale, I thought to myself, "I wish I could lick that." Well, I guess I should've been more specific because...Read More

Don't Tell Me Who To Love

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 05, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hat tip to Louise over at Pamshouseblend.com , for finding this great video clip:...Read More

Only the Coldest Heart Can Dismiss a Child's Tears: Cue Up Republican Senator Jeff Sessions and Roll The Tape

Filed by Sean Bugg | June 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

As if we didn't have enough proof that far-right Republicans are lacking in empathy, and possibly actual human hearts, comes this charming vignette from Wednesday's Senate hearing on the Uniting American Families Act. Shirley Tan, the 43-year-old mother of twins...Read More

The Hidden Cost of Marriage Exclusion

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Robert-Jay Green is distinguished professor in the PhD clinical psychology program at the California School of Professional Psychology and executive director of the Rockway Institute, a national center for LGBT psychology research, education & public policy. The California...Read More


Women 4 Women

Filed by Ed Team | June 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm a woman and I'm so proud to be a woman, and I'm proud to do programming for women. But we need to build each other up, not tear each other down...We all have to make sure that women rule...Read More

Michelangelo Signorile at the Lambda Literary Awards

Filed by Bil Browning | June 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Father Tony talks with author and journalist Michelangelo Signorile at the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony....Read More