July 7, 2009

Is the Queen of the UK homophobic?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

It's a question I never really thought of before, even though she is one of the most powerful women in the world. She's the queen regnant of 16 independent nations and the Supreme Governor of the central Church in the...Read More

Indiana Equality, Lambda Consulting, The Word and my work history

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I was dismayed to read Alex's post yesterday about The Indiana Word's scurrilous references to me in three different columns of this month's issue. Especially disturbing was the official editorial from publisher Ted Fleischaker. While two-thirds of the editorial was...Read More

Powell: the GOP still has a race problem

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 07, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

And he's putting the blame on bigots like Rush Limbaugh, who fanned the flames all during the campaign....Read More

Fallen Idol: Why I won't automatically vote Obama in 2012

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 07, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Phil Reese began his career of LGBT advocacy in central Michigan and now resides in Champaign, IL where he teaches Middle School and attends graduate school at the University of Illinois. Phil is passionate about news,...Read More

Raising Money on the Backs of Crumbling Marriages: Stay Classy, John Stemberger

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 07, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

He's back and ready to raise some cash to "protect marriage." John Stemberger, the raging homophobe who brought us Florida's Amendment 2 (the state's far reaching marriage equality and civil union ban) and the head of the state chapter of...Read More

Batwoman for DC's First Lesbian Mayor

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 07, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yesterday Batwoman announced her candidacy to become the first lesbian mayor of Washington, DC. Batwoman aims to unseat current Mayor Adrian Fenty. If elected, Batwoman would not only become the first openly lesbian mayor of DC, but she would also...Read More

For Michael Jackson

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 07, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: We're republishing Terrance's post about Michael Jackson's death in honor of Jackson's memorial service today. Feel free to use it as your open thread to remember the King of Pop. We all have a few of them. Those...Read More

Arranging the Homosexual Agenda

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

For reasons I'll explain after the jump, I was thinking last night that someone should ask this question in a poll. Why can't that someone be me here on TBP? It isn't scientific, but I don't think any legit polling...Read More

An "insignificant" truth about common LGBT suicide

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 07, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

A trans person committed suicide in June. Nobody reported it, and her death went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. The death did not end in a sensational court case, or in some bloody mess that news cameras...Read More

Finding Space Again

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 07, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I've been a little remiss in posting and I'm sorry. I've been adjusting to having my sister here, full time and not well, adding in three boys on vacation with no camp, a new dog, and way too much rain...Read More

White House photo: Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The White House sent over this picture of Frank Kameny being honored at the gala reception commemorating Stonewall held last week. I imagine Kameny as thinking, "It was nothing being the first LGBT community organizer, Mr. President. Just doing my...Read More

Jesse's Journal - Obama and the GLBT Community

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 07, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last year, after the election of Barack Obama (whom I supported), I predicted that Obama "is likely to disappoint us the way that Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton did before." This was not meant as an indictment of Obama but...Read More

Same-Sex Marriage Law Goes into Effect in Washington, D.C.

Filed by John Shields | July 07, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

At 12:01 a.m. today, our nation's capital began recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. Issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the District of Columbia, however, remains illegal. The D.C. City Council overwhelmingly approved the new ordinance in a...Read More

Michael Jackson Memorial Polio!

Filed by Michael Buckley | July 07, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day: 1. What is your favorite wacky Michael Jackson moment? What is the silliest thing you have heard a "star" say about him since he passed? (polio?) 2. Will you watch the Memorial for Michael...Read More


Advice to Take to Heart

Filed by Ed Team | July 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As long as some Americans still must struggle, none of us can be fully content." --President Barack Obama, in an e-mail message on July 4...Read More

Gang of youths taunt and pelt gay man with stones

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Minnesota Independent is reporting a gang of Somali youths taunted a gay guy after he left the local gay pride festival and threw rocks at him. You can clearly hear them say things like "F--k gay people!" and...Read More