August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy's Life is a Parable

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 26, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

It was mid-December 2007 when longtime politico Steve Smith beseeched me to go hear fledgling presidential candidate Barack Obama speak at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City. He's the real deal, Steve insisted. To Baby Boomers like us, saying someone...Read More

Breaking: two trans men stabbed; one dead

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 26, 2009 | 5:31 PM | comments

From the DC Fox News affiliate: Police are at the scene of a double stabbing in Northwest Washington that left one man dead and another injured. Police say two people were stabbed in the 200 block of Q Street Northwest...Read More

To the Barebackers

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | August 26, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

An online conversation about unprotected sex began with the publication of Father Tony's recent column in the South Florida Blade. Other bloggers have responded with essays of their own, The Milkman's being especially eloquent. I offer here a different point...Read More

Moni's Ah Kua Show Commentary

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 26, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was surprised when I received an e-mail from Leona Lo, my sis in Singapore, a few months ago with a request. She asked me to compose a comment for the program of her Ah Kua Show she was putting...Read More

A great light has gone out: R.I.P. Ted Kennedy

Filed by Phil Reese | August 26, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Few Senators draw such strong emotional reactions from folks as Senator Ted Kennedy. He was almost more of an idea than a person. At least to most Americans. He was the Liberal Lion of the Senate who refused to back...Read More

Sen. Kennedy on LGBT Equality

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 26, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here is Senator Ted Kennedy talking about his commitment to LGBT equality at the HRC 2008 Equality Convention. h/t HRC Backstory...Read More

IN state police intimidate & search gay rights activist

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Gay rights activist Chris Mason from Driving Equality recently did a stretch of road in Indiana and apparently got a dose of Hoosier hospitality homophobia. After getting pulled over for speeding, Mason was let go but was detained again 20...Read More

The Tyranny of the Tantrum

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 26, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Being a parent of a small child — who is apparently entering the “terrible twos” a few months early — I tend to put things in that context sometimes. You’ve been warned about the “terrible twos,” but you may be...Read More

Bob "Dubya" McDonnell - Virginia's Future Governor?

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 26, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

As an activist and political junkie, to date the race for Governor of Virginia is leaving me on the verge of being despondent. The reasons are many, but the principal ones are A lack luster Democrat candidate in the form...Read More

Florida's Gay Adoption Ban Headed to Appeals Court

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 26, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The archaic and discriminatory ban on gays and lesbians adopting in Florida is headed to a state appeals court. Attorney General Bill McCollum is leading the state's appeal of the November 2008 decision from Miami-Dade County Judge Cindy Lederman that...Read More

Circumcision, the CDC, and HIV

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Speaking of penises, circumcision and HIV are back in the news. Various news outlets have had stories this past week because the Centers for Disease Control are about to release recommendations about circumcisions because of a study that linked to...Read More

Stuart Milk: Hall of Fame isn't good enough for my uncle

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Stuart Milk is the out nephew of slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk. This month I had the privilege to meet and talk with President Obama who bestowed the nation's highest honor upon my uncle for...Read More

North Carolina's Hagan and Burr: Legislators of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 26, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

In North Carolina, there is another Senatorial split. One Senator is more likely than the other to vote yes on S1584, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Yet neither has confirmed support for the bill as of yet. They are both in...Read More

Jesse's Journal: Disco Gets R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Thirty years after the "death" of disco, 1970's dance music has made a comeback. Gay author John-Manuel Andriote, who followed his "serious" history of AIDS (Victory Deferred) with the more cheerful (and readable) Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco,...Read More

Ted Kennedy dies at 77

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Liberal Senator Ted Kennedy passed away last night at around midnight. He was an LGBT-friendly Senator, and I know that more than a few LGBT activists in DC were looking to him to introduce an inclusive ENDA in the Senate....Read More


Florida, DC & Indiana are looking for action

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Are you a blogger looking for a little more exposure or a writer who needs a blog home? Have we got a deal for you! Our state sites are looking for new faces that you can't find on TBP. If...Read More

X-Factor Danyl Is Amazing! Heidi Montag Lipstinks Miss Universe

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 26, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Are you watching X-Factor? Watch it on YouTube! What do you think of Danyl, Stephanie- Who else is good? 2. Did you watch Miss Universe? Thoughts on it and Heidi Montag's "performance"? 3....Read More


Frontline in the Northeast

Filed by Ed Team | August 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Today, the frontline in the battle to secure basic fairness and equal opportunity is in Maine. With the support of the Democratic National Committee -- and from Democrats across our country -- we will win this battle to preserve the...Read More

Barney Frank talks health care

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Barney Frank talks about his recent viral video in which he asked a tea-bagger what planet she spends most of her time on. Great Fox News "journalism" too.......Read More