June 19, 2009

See Update -- Another Brutal Murder

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 19, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Further Update: There is now concrete evidence that this murder did not happen. For more details see an updated post Update: As pointed out in the comments below, the original source on this story has pulled it because they cannot...Read More

Queer music Friday - Village People

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

First, thanks, Paige, for covering Queer music Friday last week while I was traveling! About a week ago I was IMing with Bil and I mentioned that I thought "Go West" was one of my favorite pop songs. He called...Read More

Hate Violence Report Sites the Changing Face of Crime

Filed by Keri Renault | June 19, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Violence against the LGBT community was up in 2008. So says the 2008 Hate Violence Report released June 16th by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects (NCAVP). A 2% national increase follows a 24% spike in violence reported in 2007....Read More

The latest on the flailing gay DNC fundraiser as more attendees drop out

Filed by Pam Spaulding | June 19, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been out of the loop for the last 24+ hours, so a lot has happened regarding 1) the blowback on the DOMA brief, and 2) the meltdown of the gay DNC fundraiser next week, as the list of those...Read More

There won't be a gay Martin Luther King: If you want a movement you will have to own it

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Max Mutchnick, cocreator of Will & Grace, wrote in the Huffington Post a post entitled "Where Is My Martin Luther Queen?" He worries about media representation during Pride: Dykes on bikes, Tarzana Trannies, Jewish Leather Daddies and Kathy Griffin's mom....Read More

Passing (Or Not) at the Pool

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

It feels like 95 degrees in the shade. We're standing in line at the municipal pool. The mom in front of us has three kids and a tattoo on her cleavage that says "Ivan" or "Juan," I can't tell which....Read More

Major Networks Fail Gay Service Members

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Major media networks frequently honor our military service members by providing news about the sacrifices they are making to keep us safe at home. Sadly, the news stops short when it comes to the additional human sacrifices made by gay...Read More

Five Bilerico-Florida Voices on the Merits of a March on Washington

Filed by Father Tony | June 19, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Have you read the venerable Cleve Jones' detailed response to the ten reasons listed by Bilerico's Bil Browning for not having a march on Washington? Fascinating stuff, and a core gay disagreement that clarifies so much about the status and...Read More

For Love AND Country: Immigration & The LGBT Community

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 19, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

In 1999, when I first began working for repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the question I heard most often - from friends, colleagues and the media - was "why?" Why did I, having never served in uniform, care about...Read More

White House Looks to Include Same-Sex Unions in Census Count

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 19, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Big news out of the White House today. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama Administration is turning its back on a Bush interpretation of the Defense of Marriage Act that they said prohibited the release of the...Read More

Indiana Equality: No stranger to controversy

Filed by Bil Browning | June 19, 2009 | 9:45 AM | comments

While Indiana Equality's opposition to the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has raised eyebrows nationally about the organization's leadership, the state equality group isn't new to controversy. The organization, led by Republican fundraiser and organizer Kathy Sarris, has been perceived...Read More

Maine gets Schubert Flint

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The famous publicity firm who won California Prop 8 and who then won Pollies for their successful campaign will be helping out in Maine: Gay marriage foes in Maine have hired the public relations firm that led the successful Proposition...Read More

The Legendary Billie Boots of Daytona Beach

Filed by Father Tony | June 19, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Via Michael Musto: Trust me, chickens. This one will sear into your memory till you're six inches under. It's Daytona Beach drag star Billie Boots, who may have been toothless but she was far from charmless. Billie--captured here in...Read More


New Light on the Past

Filed by Ed Team | June 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Police have been keeping an eye on the Stonewall Inn at 55 Christopher St. for some time. . . . Last week, they raided the Greenwich Village place, tabbed a homosexual handout and said they gathered evidence of illegal sale...Read More

Todd Show

Filed by Father Tony | June 19, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A gay dog named Evan. A canine etiquette maven named Dame Bisquette. What's not to like? This is the episode that launched the series....Read More