August 28, 2009

Queer music Friday - Bush Tetras

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 28, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Bush Tetras from the 80's. Check out that awesomely distorted guitar. That in itself is well worth the listen on this track, "Too Many Creeps." And the Lower East Side of NYC, where Bush Tetras came from, keeps on...Read More

Goodbye, Reading Rainbow

Filed by Dana Rudolph | August 28, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Some sad news this morning from NPR: Reading Rainbow, the 26-year veteran of children's television programming, airs its final episode today. The show has won more than two-dozen Emmys, and is the third longest-running children's show in PBS history, after...Read More

Vogue is back

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 28, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

It's moments like these when I wish I could watch American TV. America's Best Dance Crew has a troop that's made up of four out gay men and one out transwoman, and they, as their name suggests, vogue. Here's a...Read More

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart Signs on to Letter Supporting Extension of the Ryan White Act

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 28, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Our friends over at SAVE DADE, along with Bilerico Florida contributor Michael Rajner, passed along this great bit of news about Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart becoming the first Florida member of Congress to sign on in support of an extension for...Read More

Finding the "unity" in community

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 28, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Michael Eichler is a co-founder and primary contributor to The New Gay. Q: What's worse, being gay or being black? A: Being gay. You don't have to tell your parents that you're black. I apologize for...Read More


Offensive e-mail of the day

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Got this in the inbox this morning from a friend who will remain nameless. You'd think they'd know not to send me crap like this. The other day, I needed to go to the emergency room. Not wanting to sit...Read More

Why LGBT groups need to get with the social media revolution

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 28, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I've had conversations with more than a few LGBT activists who don't understand how the social media revolution is changing the way we communicate and share ideas and information. And, the implications that these rapid changes will have on the...Read More

Pro-LGBT teacher reinstated in Oklahoma

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 28, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's an item about a teacher who got fired because he was pro-LGBT. I don't know if he's queer or not, but he took the school to court for wrongful termination and won. Considering how maddeningly hard it is to...Read More

Gays United? Not so much...

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Well, sometimes you just can't live up to a good group name. Fresh in the inbox this morning is a press release from The Gays United Network announcing they've changed their mind about when California's LGBT community should return to...Read More

Tennessee's Corker and Alexander: Legislators of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Tennessee's Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander are very conservative members of the Senate. It would almost seem like an automatic slam dunk that they would be happy to march into the Senate chamber and vote against any gay rights bill....Read More

Know the Enemy: Christian Family Coalition thinks Gays are "High Risk"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Not surprisingly, the case fought by the ACLU moving through the appeals court that would strike down Florida's onerous ban on gays and lesbians adopting has brought out the very worst, and very false, so-called "Christian" groups in force. These...Read More

Anti-gay laminated pouches in New Zealand

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

A gay guy in New Zealand saw this message on a package of laminated pouches: Here's the text: It's a beautiful day And it's good to play Then I met a gay Suddenly the clouds turn grey. It sounds more...Read More

The New Gay presents Homo/Sonic tonight at the Black Cat

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Here's a message from our friend the fabulous Zack Rosen, co-founder of The New Gay: It's time for Homo/Sonic, The New Gay 's flagship alternative queer dance party. The great folks at the Black Cat have given us Friday, August...Read More

3 things you can do to protect equality in Maine

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 28, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

In just over three months the LGBT community and its allies in Maine will face one of its toughest fights ever. And, they need our help. Here are three things you can do to help preserve marriage equality in Maine:...Read More


The Slippery Blue-Eyed Slope

Filed by Ed Team | August 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

""We don't have an epidemic of blonde-haired, blue-eyed people getting fired or evicted. We do have a situation where gay and transgender people are being evicted and losing their jobs, not for job performance, but because they're gay or transgender."...Read More

Madonna on Gypsy and gay rights

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 28, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Madonna speaks in Bucharest about Gypsy and gay equality....Read More