September 15, 2009

The Dawn of LGBT Equality

Filed by Diane Silver | September 15, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Sometimes I wonder if we'll miss the moment when the LGBT revolution really does arrive. Many, myself included, have always expected that moment to come with cheers and back slapping as equal rights legislation finally becomes law. Others may be...Read More

Joan Walsh @ Salon: The Blackening of the president

Filed by Pam Spaulding | September 15, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

There's a portion of America that has insisted, despite ample evidence to the contrary, that the nomination and election of the first black president was proof that we've reached a post-racial society. The President's status as a biracial man largely...Read More

Maine: National Day of Action Sept 27th

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 15, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Maine is the critical battleground in the fight for marriage equality and our side is leading in the polls by a slim majority. Please commit 2.5 hours on Sept 27th to phone Maine voters. Even better, commit to finding 3...Read More

DOMA repeal legislation introduced

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) had a press conference today to announce the introduction of the "Respect for Marriage Act." The legislation would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that passed Congress and was signed into law by President Clinton in...Read More

Loose ends in same-sex marriage bans: divorce

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 15, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

From the Chicago Tribune: Indiana court turns down same-sex divorce request: An Indiana judge has turned down a divorce request from two women married in Canada, ruling that state law doesn't give courts the authority to dissolve same-sex marriages. These...Read More

Police now saying they saw sex shows at The Eagle in Atlanta

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

The police's story is changing when it comes to the bar raid at The Eagle in Atlanta last Thursday. First they said they were there because of noise complaints from the neighbors. Yesterday, their gay liaison said it was "criminal...Read More

L@s homofóbic@s pueden cambiar

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | September 15, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

En mi último blog, di un consejo muy saludable a l@s homofóbic@s: dejen de serlo. Así de sencillo. Algun@s se ofendieron y trataron infructuosamente de justificarse porque no querían ser catalogad@s como lo que son, pero es que no se...Read More

Tom DeLay on DWTS: Like stepping on a baby's head

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The only thing missing here is the White Man's Overbite. (You know what I'm talking about - 80% of straight white men push those front teeth out to bust a move!) Ah, yes, Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars....Read More

Hot half naked Republican strippers

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

How did I miss this? Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today! Somehow I doubt our local Republican wingnuts actually have abs of steel. Hearts of steel, probably, but abs? Not so much. State Senator Brandt Hershman, Indy City-County Council President Bob...Read More

Kander & Ebb Theatrical Concert

Filed by Brett Abrams | September 15, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

DC area residents are the first to see a new show by two gay icons of the American musical theater, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Fresh off a Tony Award for the top regional theater, Signature Theater created First You...Read More

Take Action - Ryan White program expires in 2 weeks

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | September 15, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

On September 30, 2009, the Ryan White Act will expire endangering the essential access to care, treatment and support services to many people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. Last week, 72 Members of Congress joined Congressman Hank Johnson...Read More

Chai Feldblum nominated to EEOC

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 15, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

The White House announced Monday that it will nominate Chai Feldblum, LGBT rights scholar and advocate, to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Chai is a Georgetown Law Professor, former law clerk to former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, a primary...Read More

EQCA: What should our priorities be?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 15, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Geoff Kors is the Executive Director of Equality California. It's been a stunning year in California. We've seen partisan gridlock and a budget showdown that led to millions of dollars being cut from critical programs that...Read More

Jesse's Journal: California's Nude Beach Crackdown

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Since 1979, California nudists enjoyed a "live and let live" attitude from that state's Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). That year DPR Director Russell Cahill decided that California's anti-nudity law will not be enforced in the state's "unofficial" clothing-optional...Read More

Indiana's Lugar: Fighting ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Last week, Indiana's Senator Richard Lugar was our ENDA Legislator of the Day. Reports were that he was one of a few fair-minded Republican Senators who favored ENDA. But those reports were apparently wrong. Betty Greene Salwak has posted a...Read More

The Catholic Church enters Maine's marriage battle

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Catholic Church is revving up for the ballot initiative in Maine. Does anyone think it's appropriate for the Church to be saying that a legal contract is defined by God? Notice the children being forced to participate in this...Read More


A Playful Masculinity

Filed by Ed Team | September 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"By shuttling so easily along the continuum of masculinity, from frat-boy stud to dapper showman, he's raised questions about what might be possible for other actors, gay and straight. . . . If more actors were out, if the larger...Read More

First homophobic ad in Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Yes side has their first ad on the air. I think it sucks - it looks like an injury law firm ad run during The Price is Right. But it does hit on the children, freedom of religion,...Read More