July 24, 2009

Queer music Friday - Blue

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 24, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hey, Duncan James of the British boy band Blue just came out as bi last week! I had never heard of them, but they're covering Next's "Too Close," so at least someone knows what they're doing when it comes to...Read More

Natural Harvest: Semen-based recipes

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Tired of annoying dinner guests? Got relatives who conveniently drop by unannounced just as you're setting the table? Just leave this book out on the coffee table or kitchen counter: Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes. No kidding -...Read More

Bareback the f--k up!

Filed by Eric Leven | July 24, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Fresh off the digital pages of Will Clark's blog comes the story of International Mr. Leather President Chuck Renslow's refusal to continue including bareback vendors, videos and other bareback paraphernalia during next year's 2010 event:...Read More

DADT bill dropped in Senate

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 24, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Kirstin Gillibrand isn't going forward with her amendment to suspend/end DADT discharges: The New York senator who once said she was considering an amendment to a defense bill mandating a stay on discharges under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has decided...Read More

Mass Ave Video: Only 8 Days Left

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 24, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Rick Cook is the co-owner of Mass Ave Video, Indianapolis's only video store catering to the LGBT community. The store has been a community resource for years and is facing closure soon. As I sit here...Read More

From the reader tipline (w/ bonus video!)

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't be shy! Send us your tips to news and other cool links. We may not be able to cover everything sent in, but we check them all out. Here's some of the best suggestions sent in this week that...Read More

Miami and South Beach Pass Resolutions Against DADT

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 24, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Both Miami and South Beach have passed city resolutions opposing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and in support of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (HR 1283)! Kudso to the City Commissions and all the hard work of the Servicemembers Legal Defense...Read More

A "New Era" for the White Attire Affair

Filed by Dan O'Neill | July 24, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

What a night to remember! Decked out from head-to-toe in full white regalia, I ventured to the Southeast on Saturday evening to attend the 10th Annual White Attire Affair, produced by the newly formed non-profit, the Al Sura Foundation. Of...Read More

Power to the... states?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 24, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Clark at Show Me Progress gets it right: the states' rights argument has been primarily deployed in US history to justify slavery and then Jim Crow. It's about racism, and hearing the argument used by anyone on the left makes...Read More

Wisconsin domestic partnership law under attack

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Wisconsin Family Action has filed a suit to block implementation of the Wisconsin domestic partnership law. This is no surprise. In a post two weeks ago, I argued that a more inclusive registry would have actually made such a...Read More

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Frank LoBiondo

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 24, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yesterday's Legislator of the Day, Rep. David Dreier, received "hundreds of calls" requesting support of ENDA, according to a staffer. This response shows how sore is the crying need for job equality legislation. We extend a hand to Rep. Dreier's...Read More

What's it like to be gay?

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 24, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

A friend of mine passed this video along to me. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best visualization experiment I have ever seen for straight people trying to understand what it's like to be gay. I'm keeping...Read More

AAA South Pledges Family Memberships to Same-Gender Spouses

Filed by Nadine Smith | July 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

During a face-to-face meeting yesterday between Equality Florida and AAA South, top management at the 4th largest AAA affiliate in the country committed to recognizing all spouses, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The policy allows gay married couples to...Read More


The Most Trusted Man in America Supported Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | July 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It certainly is the right of the anti-abortionists and those who oppose gay marriages to defend, express and even propagandize their beliefs. But is it their right to impose their definition of morality on those who hold opposing views? The...Read More

A bear cub jumps rope

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I'm not going to say which one of our bloggers was filmed jumping rope with friends, but I will say that Eric Leven is just as sweet and smart as he is pretty....Read More