August 5, 2009

Barbed Walls

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 05, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I watched the curtains move silently with the ocean breeze. They are worn, having decades of sun bleach away the once colorful daisy pattern. A testament of perseverance, I could take a lesson from them. My sister is having her...Read More

Debate on National Equality March continues

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 05, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I didn't have a chance to link to this column by Steve Ault last week in the Gay City News. He was one of the organizers of two of the successful gay marches on Washington and he had some advice...Read More

Birthers Blues, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 05, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Has there been anything on the political scene, in recent memory, as amusing or disturbing as the “Birthers”. Birther – A racist sore loser who can’t deal with having a black president so they make up absurd conspiracy theories about...Read More

Award-winning gay cop accused of molesting illegal aliens.

Filed by Father Tony | August 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

This sad report about Broward County gay deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss leaves me unsure about what to believe. You should read the report in the Sun-Sentinel. You should also read the article about Officer Bleiweiss in the South Florida Blade. You...Read More

PR 101: Dustin Lance Black lawsuit over leaked sex pics

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is suing Starzlife, the website that published pictures of the writer having sex with an ex-boyfriend, for three million dollars damages. Black is also suing the person who leaked the naughty photos. Black, who also...Read More

'Voices of Honor' Tour Comes to Norfolk, Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I have written a great deal about the need for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, particularly because of the damage it does in the Hampton Roads community with its very large number of military personnel - and...Read More

Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

Filed by John Shields | August 05, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

For the first time in history, an Employment Non-Discrimination Act prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has been introduced into the United States Senate. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and...Read More

Why "Sex Change" Surgery is Medically Necessary

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 05, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The panic machine is in full swing, from far-right conservatives trying to terrorize Americans out of wanting universal health care. There are half-truths, such as the story of Ontarioan Shona Holmes who had to abandon Canada's public health system and...Read More

Judy Chu - An Ardent New Ally in Congress

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 05, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

On July 24, Dr. Judy Chu was sworn in as California's 32nd Congressional District's newest representative after winning a special election to fill the seat left vacant when former Democratic Rep. Hilda Solis became Secretary of Labor. Chu becomes the...Read More

If you kiss a guy you deserve to get punched, right?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Found this featured on YouTube - almost 2 million views as I write this. One fighter kisses another boxer and gets knocked out before the fight starts. I know! Isn't it hilarious when some brute feels his sexuality has been...Read More

The Washington State ENDA Game: Who IS this man?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 05, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

A vote on ENDA, HR 3017, is rapidly approaching in September sometime, and where are we? According to my calculations over at the Facebook Inclusive ENDA House spreadsheet, we're at 205 confirmed votes, and we need 218. That's close, but...Read More

The Great Nationwide Kiss-In!

Filed by David Badash | August 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

San Antonio. El Paso. Salt Lake City. Three cities. Three same-sex couples. All harassed and detained or arrested - for kissing. You've heard the stories. You've read the news. The lesbian couple arrested last December. The two men who kissed...Read More


An Environment of Hate

Filed by Ed Team | August 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Beyond the pain, the frustration and the anger, we are facing a situation in which the incitement to hate creates an environment that allows this to happen." --Israeli gay rights activist Mike Hamel, on the deadly shooting last Saturday night...Read More

Oregon Trans Mayor Stu Rasmussen reprimanded by City Council

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Silverton, Oregon Mayor Stu Rasmussen, the nation's first transgender mayor, wore a short skirt to a youth meeting and has been reprimanded by the City Council for it. No word yet if any of the women on the council...Read More