August 3, 2009

LGBT Teenagers Slaughtered by Tel Aviv Gunman

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 03, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Susan Ferman-Austin is a writer, blogger and LGBT rights activist. She has served on the Board of Directors of Washington State Stonewall Democrats and the Moscow-Pullman LGBT Pride Festival. Susan is married to Phyllis Austin and...Read More

Census will release raw data on same-sex marriages

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

w00t, the Census is at least going to release the raw data on same-sex married couples for 2010: "Later in 2011, the Census Bureau will release detailed tabulations from the 2010 Census, including counts from the relationship question," said a...Read More

What Were You Doing 25 Years Ago?

Filed by Nadine Smith | August 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

As a college student I helped to found the International Gay and Lesbian Youth organization along with a team of amazing activists aged 15-24. This past week IGLYO celebrated 25 Years with a huge conference in Amsterdam that brought the...Read More

Stonewall Dems Ex Dir Jon Hoadley resigns to lead Kalamazoo ballot fight

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Stonewall Democrats Executive Director Jon Hoadley will be stepping down at the end of August to be the campain manager for Kalamazoo, Michigan's ballot initiative over an LGBT-inclusive human rights ordinance. Opponents of the ordinance turned in enough signatures last...Read More

Gay Self Hate

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 03, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Note from Bil: I bumped this post from Buck's usual spot in the middle column because it deserves more attention than his usual entertainment show. It's not often that comedian Buck gets serious, but his reply to a viewer's apology...Read More

Is sorry enough?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Have you seen this video of University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin sobbing an apology for using the word "faggot" three times while talking about Notre Dame's football program? I'm surprised by this, and I'm sure McMackin is as...Read More

Lt Gen Claudia Kennedy: Easier to deal with race & gender than sexual orientation in military

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Lori Hahn (of Hahn at Home fame) has an interview with retired Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy that is definitely worth a read. Hahn, a former military member, served with Kennedy earlier in Kennedy's stellar career. Kennedy retired from her last...Read More

Write Your Own Caption #33

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 03, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Dylan has a case of the "scoots". So I'm home with him, and not likely to post much today. I've got a couple in the works for later. In the meantime, I thought this captioning contest from McClatchy Newspapers looked...Read More

Greg Walden: U.S. Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Greg Walden (OR-R-02) According to Wikipedia, Rep. Walden, a Republican, has been reelected with wide margins five times. His district contains some liberal-leaning communities such as Ashland,...Read More

Transgender Comics: Interview with Erin Lindsey

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I know I covered Venus Envy on this column before, but I wanted to let everyone know that the comic is about to start updating again. It just so happens that I recently interviewed the comic's creator, Erin Lindsey, about...Read More

Ever thought of adopting your partner?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Ever thought of adopting your partner? Not likely. But in times past -- sometimes not so distant -- that was the mechanism some couples chose to establish a legally recognized relationship. A few appellate court opinions on the subject have...Read More

iCarly Cancelled?!! Noooooooo!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 03, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think of BuckNews style vids? Fast and with edits. Do you prefer this or What the Buck? I am not changing format of What the Buck. This is just for...Read More


An Ally's Sacrifice

Filed by Ed Team | August 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Although I am not a part of the Igy community I really love being with them. I connected with a lot of people, met a lot of nice people and am not sorry for any moment." --16-year-old Liz Trobishi, in...Read More

Hawaii football coach apologizes for anti-gay slur

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin broke down sobbing as he apologized to the both the campus and LGBT community for repeatedly referring to Notre Dame players as "faggots" during a press conference. This was the second on-camera apology for...Read More