July 31, 2009

Queer music Friday - Patrick Wolf

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Patrick Wolf's new video, "Hard Times": A great acoustic performance of "The Magic Position" is after the jump....Read More

Teach What You Learn: The Straight Guy's Primer on Gender Identity

Filed by Don Davis | July 31, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

For today's story, we will travel far afield from the typical domains of politics or science or law that have so often provoked our thinking into an often overlooked area of human relations: To which gender do you belong? It's...Read More

Devastating D.C. Center Budget Cuts Jeopardize Safer Sex Campaign

Filed by Dan O'Neill | July 31, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

My good friend, Terry Gerace, and I began a new HIV prevention campaign in June of this year to help combat the epidemic rate of HIV infection in Washington, D.C. After 8 years of "abstinence-only policies" and steadily rising rates...Read More

The "Gay Agenda" includes Medals of Freedom

Filed by Kate Kendell | July 31, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, the White House announced the recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. The list of 16 exemplary individuals includes Harvey Milk, awarded the medal posthumously, and tennis legend and gender equity champion Billie Jean...Read More

Out of the Minneapolis airport and into the Mainstream Media

Filed by Don Sherfick | July 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The flap over the arrest of a black Harvard professor by a Cambridge police sergeant, leading to the two sharing a beer or two on the White House lawn makes me wonder if another arrest, this one at the Minneapolis...Read More

Zack and the Black Cat

Filed by John Shields | July 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Want a queer way to make your way into the dog days of August? It is July 31st after all... If so, then head to the Black Cat tonight, as Zack is a spinning Transformer. And he promises to pump...Read More

GOP Sexual Hypocrite quote of the day - David Vitter

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 31, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

And the winner is...Senator Diaper David Vitter, who suggested that the fix for the Republican Party's malaise is to return to its -- ahem -- conservative values....Read More

Muslim state lawmaker supports gay marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | July 31, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Muslim Maryland state legislator voiced his support of same-sex marriage in a local newspaper. My stance on this issue isn't politically expedient. I am the first Muslim in the legislature. Homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam. As such I...Read More

HRC Launches New Grassroots Campaign Targeting Congress

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 31, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

We have to push harder and smarter if we want to see change in Congress. And, there's no better time to do it than the upcoming August congressional recess. As David Badash wrote in an earlier post, if we don't...Read More

Can we say the police acted stupidly here?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

We already knew expressing your opinion was an arrestable offense. I just thought the police would be a little less blatant about it, but I guess the fact that the media has fully turned them into "the troops" this past...Read More

Dutch Ruppersberger: U.S. Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 31, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * C. A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (MD-D-02) Rep. Ruppersberger is from a heavily Democratic district, and has run substantially without opposition. While he abstained on hate crimes bills in...Read More

Here Come the Eye-Rollers: Milk, King Honored by Obama

Filed by Dustin Kight | July 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm probably not the first to say that the LGBT community sounds (and acts) like a broken record sometimes. Ever since the President didn't wave a magic wand on Inauguration Day, we've largely been reacting to anything the Administration does...Read More

Shane Dawson - Mr Gay YouTube???

Filed by Michael Buckley | July 31, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today's video is a promo for my new Minisode Maniac featuring Christmas in July! I talk about popular videos on YouTube and Shane Dawson shows up and demands the results of Mr. YouTube!! I decide to interview him and...Read More

A Scorcha

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 31, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

What is this, a summer seminar on race? Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Lou Dobbs, and the cop, the professor and the President have a beer - what a conversation the nation is having!...Read More


A Standard to Which We Should All Strive

Filed by Ed Team | July 31, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"These outstanding men and women represent an incredible diversity of backgrounds. Their tremendous accomplishments span fields from science to sports, from fine arts to foreign affairs. Yet they share one overarching trait: Each has been an agent of change. Each...Read More

Surveillance tape of Mormon Church kissers

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Not that great of quality, but here's the video surveillance tape of the two men arrested for trespassing when they kissed several weeks ago on LDS Church property....Read More