September 16, 2009

An Open Letter to Cleve Jones from Toni Broaddus

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 16, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Toni Broaddus is the Executive Director of the Equality Federation. The Federation is the national alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations. Dear Cleve, We don't really know each other, but I've always...Read More

Rep. Earl Blumenauer: DOMA "Worst Vote of My Political Career"

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) published a column on the Huffington Post today entitled, "Proudly Changing My Position on DOMA". The Congressman details his decision making process and takes responsibility for his vote. On July 12, 1996, I cast the worst...Read More

DADT repeal in 2010

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

They're setting a time line for DADT repeal in 2010: Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) said he expects the House to hold hearings on a bill to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in winter or spring of 2010. Murphy, speaking to...Read More

Deja Vu All Over Again

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Homosexual marriage [could be] taught in schools whether parents like it or not." Sound familiar? The ultra-right used the argument to drum up support for Prop 8. Now, Stand for Marriage Maine is busting out the same drivel in support...Read More

Love your inner lesbian

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's a new poster ad campaign being run in the UK by Stonewall, an LGBT group, directed towards lesbian and bisexual women. I think it's cute, but do you think it's effective? The other two posters in the campaign are...Read More

Phelps clan says they'll picket in Indy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Fred Phelps and his group of crazed anti-gay nutjobs from Westboro Baptist Church have announced they'll be picketing outside of Indianapolis's North Central High School on Sept 24 from 2:55-3:30pm. Why? Because the school is putting on a performance of...Read More

Judy the "Teabagger" disrupts meeting of Broward's AIDS advocates and Senator Nelson's staff

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | September 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It was a hot and humid afternoon yesterday in South Florida when I accompanied a team of clients from The Poverello Center to meet with US Senator Bill Nelson's Broward district office staff. These courageous individuals were determined to communicate...Read More

Danish unwed mother tourism ad FAIL

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

WTF? Who signed off on this Danish advertising gimmick of an actress posing as an unwed mother looking for the foreigner who fathered her child? The Danish tourism agency called the faked video, "a nice and sweet story about a...Read More

What is equality, really?

Filed by Amy Hunter | September 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Equality; being involved in LGBT politics means that I probably utter or hear this word a hundred or more times every day but, do I truly understand what it means? What are the implications it carries for my private as...Read More

Why teabaggers shouldn't rap

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I spent part of last weekend live-tweeting the teabaggers rally that was in D.C. and the most painful experience was listening to Hi Caliber, the so-called "Republican rapper." Hi Caliber claims to have been inspired by the racist and homophobic...Read More

"I thought this was a sex club"

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Atlanta Police Department released complaints filed by Eagle bar patrons regarding the bar raid last week that turned up several arrests for permit violations. Is this how permit laws are supposed to be enforced? • One man said officers...Read More

Bea Arthur Remembered

Filed by Father Tony | September 16, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I attended the star-studded memorial service for Bea Arthur at the Majestic Theater on 44th Street in New York City with my friend JoeMyGod. Angela Lansbury hosted, and participants included Adrienne Barbeau, Zoe Caldwell, Norman Lear, Rue McClanahan, Ann Meara...Read More

Montana's Max Baucus: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Montana is a key state in the fight for ENDA. Senator Baucus's colleague, Senator Tester, has indicated his support for ENDA privately. Will Senator Baucus support ENDA? Please call him today to ask for his support. Facts and contact info...Read More

Indiana gay men have smaller willies?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Not that men don't lie about their d--k size on the internet, but... Now that gay cruising site Manhunt has a spot to put in the length of your member, they can track and see which state is most has...Read More

Repeal DOMA bill introduced in Congress

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Respect for Marriage Act, which would overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA.) was passed by Congress and signed into law in 1996. The Respect for Marriage Act, which is a brilliant name...Read More

Atlanta Eagle raided by cops. Why?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Caught this and it surprises me as much as it concerns me. Cops are claiming they saw sex and drugs at the Eagle in Atlanta. Which can only mean one thing: they weren't looking at other Atlanta bars. Sex and...Read More


Coming Home

Filed by Ed Team | September 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"At a time when the opportunities and challenges faced by our community are limitless, the Center is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of LGBT people. I am honored and excited to lead the Center in providing the kind of...Read More

Billionaires for Wealthcare

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rachel Maddow takes on the Tea Baggers and features Billionaires for Wealthcare...Read More