August 21, 2009

Anti-gay beating raises concerns about violence in Kalamazoo

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 21, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Todd Heywood is a professional journalist for the Michigan Messenger. Activists and leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are raising a red flag of concern about the potential for violence following the attack on a...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Guest DJ Captain John

Filed by John Shields | August 21, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Since Alex is biking the Rhine and on vacation, you're stuck with me. As I love DJing, but have a bit of trouble picking my favorites (so many songs, so little time...), here are a few. First off, since it...Read More

Michael Moore: Capitalism

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'll admit that I'm a huge fan of Michael Moore's movies, but I really want to see his newest flick that comes out in early October. I honestly have no clue about the stimulus package and how all of this...Read More

Unintentional funny of the day

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Now that I'm back from galavanting all around the eastern seaboard, I've had a chance to check in on the recent developments in Goshen. While I was cruising around catching up, this quote from an opponent of expanding the town's...Read More

Tobias Wolff (and Lou Dobbs!) slay NOM's Gallagher on DOMA

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 21, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tobias Wolff, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, does a great job of taking on the irrelevant bile coming out of the piehole of the National Organization of Marriage's Maggie Gallagher during a debate on CNN. What's amusing is...Read More

Double down for Maine!

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you hurry and donate to the No On 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign today, a generous donor has agreed to double all donations up to $20,000!! We've set up an Act Blue page for Projectors to support marriage equality in...Read More

The Bride Wore Red

Filed by Eric Leven | August 21, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

In an unlikely twist, the California Gay community now stands an even greater chance of hearing wedding bells ring in their name. Theodore Olson, the Republican Lawyer who helped steal argue George Bush's election, could now be same-sex marriage's strongest...Read More

In Praise of Long Engagements

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 21, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I’ve always been a fan of long engagements. Even before I met the hubby, I had a strict rule that I imposed on myself while dating: No matter how much I liked the guy, how great he was, etc.,...Read More

Woodstock, the rise of the Lesbro, and European secularism

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I enjoy doing these roundup of news and articles that didn't get covered on the site. I read a lot more than I write and some of these get filed away for future posts, but never quite make it. Do...Read More

Delaware's Carper and Kaufman: Legislators of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 21, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

How will Delaware's Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman vote on S1584, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act? We don't know, since they have not yet indicated their positions. Please call them and ask them to co-sponsor S1584. Contact info and more...Read More

Is Social Media Saving the Public Option?

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editor's note: Guest blogger Jake Kaskey is a queer activist, organizer, lobbyist, rabble-rouser, and social media enthusiast living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He blogs at and can be found tweeting away @jakekaskey. Last weekend, liberals had little to be excited...Read More

When do protests work?

Filed by Diane Silver | August 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Twenty, thirty, or forty years from now I suspect we'll look back on these confused, exciting moments in LGBTQ life and think about the role we played -- or didn't play -- in the revolution. These are times of transition....Read More

Lets Be YouTube Friends!

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 21, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

My name is Michael! Nice to meet you! 1. What's your first name? 2. Where are you from? Where do you live? 3. How old are you? 4. Whats your favorite color? 5. Do you have any pets? Tell...Read More


Misery Loves Company

Filed by Ed Team | August 21, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let's just go right on the record and say that anybody who wants to get married ought to be able to get married. Why should heterosexuals be the only ones that are miserable?" --David Letterman...Read More

How did I miss this?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

How did I miss this cute video of Chicago's Great Nationwide Kiss-In? Jerame and I participated in Pittsburgh. There was a photographer there from the local newspaper who did a big panorama for their website as well as regular...Read More