October 5, 2009

Obama will speak at HRC National Dinner on eve of March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign announced today that President Obama will address their annual national dinner on Saturday evening. No matter what your thoughts are about HRC or President Obama, it is worth noting that this is only the second time...Read More

Marriage, money, discrimination, and the New York Times

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The New York Times has an interesting article up about how much more it costs to be a same-sex couple than a heterosexual couple over a lifetime, considering additional expenses when it comes to retirement, health care, and income tax....Read More

The garters of our fathers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 05, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

They're gem-dandy, and they make you feel cocksure! Need I say more? Back of the box after the jump....Read More

Think positive, Wacky Jackie. Think positive.

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Holy crap! Indiana State Representative Jackie Walorski is seriously being considered as a credible Republican candidate to challenge incumbent Congressman Joe Donnelly? Perhaps the RNC likes having fringe candidates running in that spot - like last election cycle's Tony Zirkle...Read More

Levi Johnston busts a nut

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

First there was the Vanity Fair photoshoot with Levi Johnston shirtless diapering a baby doll. Then came the rumors that he'll be posing for Playgirl. Now we've got video of Levi publicly busting a nut. Yeah, my way is much...Read More

It's That Time Again...

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

It's that time of year again... time to plan the much anticipated Halloween costume. I have to admit, the pressure is always on as I have created a small following that awaits each years outfit. I still think when I...Read More

Go Tammy Baldwin!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation to increase funding through the CARE Act for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in the US. With state budget crunches all over the country, with people losing their jobs and needing to rely programs like Medicaid...Read More

Time to Get Involved: Oct. 11th is National Day of Action for Equality

Filed by Nadine Smith | October 05, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

On Oct. 11th, throngs of pro-equality advocates will rally in Washington DC at the National Equality March. The March is the centerpiece of a National Day of Action that calls on people across the country to make Oct. 11 a...Read More

Ramapo College Goes To Washington

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 05, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

At Ramapo College of New Jersey, where I teach, we're taking three vans down to the National Equality March on Saturday morning. I am so excited! And more importantly, so are they. They are psyched! You wouldn't believe what they...Read More

Senator Harry Reid endorses & welcomes the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Good news for this weekend's LGBT rights march - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has endorsed the National Equality March [pdf] calling it "part of a larger movement for peace and social justice." No word yet on whether or not...Read More

Can't go to the Natl Equality March? Want to talk to Rep Andre Carson in Indy?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Indiana Stonewall Democrats will honor Congressman Andre Carson and local businessman and philanthropist Joe Miller for their work on LGBT issues on October 11. The Frank O'Bannon award will be presented to Congressman Andre Carson for legislative leadership on LGBT...Read More

NYT: The High Price of Being a Gay Couple

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 05, 2009 | 12:45 PM | comments

For many of us, the emotional and human costs of being denied the freedom to marry are clear. The moments that matter most are fraught with additional worries including difficulties in visiting one another on the hospital, the worry about...Read More

Why Maddow Matters

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 05, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first time I ever listened to Rachel Maddow on the radio for any length of time was when she guest-hosted for Michelangelo Signorile on his Sirius OutQ afternoon drivetime show a few years ago. It wasn't that I didn't...Read More

A brief history of domestic violence against men, in vintage postcards

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 05, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Wives beating up their disobedient or wayward husbands was once perceived as downright hilarious. Maybe it was the shock of the role reversal (wife-battering was a commonplace in those days) or that men who submitted to female authority were viewed...Read More

Virginia's Senator Mark Warner: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 05, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Virginia Senator Mark Warner, like his colleague, Virginia Senator Jim Webb, is a friend and supporter of ENDA. He has privately indicated his support for ENDA. For that we can be grateful. It's time for him to come out publicly...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Ruth Ellis

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 05, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Ruth Ellis. For more...Read More

Straight, now gay: How do you come out every day?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Who was it that said, and I can't quote directly since I can't find it, "Whenever I read Dear Abby I feel the world is dark and mean..."? I used to read Dear Abby every day, along with Ann Landers...Read More

20 reasons you should go to the National Equality March

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | October 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The National Equality March on Washington will happen on October 10 and 11, 2009. Here are twenty reasons you should go: Go because you are worthy. Go because we need each other. Go because you will never forget this. Go...Read More

Lady Gaga Attacks Madonna on SNL!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 05, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment questions of the day: 1. Was this episode of SNL any funnier than the last with Megan Fox? 2. What did you think of Lady Gaga's live performance? 3. Who would win in a bitch fight Madonna or...Read More


Real Maine Family Values

Filed by Ed Team | October 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Our love for one another, covering four generations, four New England states, and marriages that have lasted decades, is the kind of family portrait that those in opposition to same-gender marriage would want you to believe does not exist. ....Read More

Bill O'Reilly upset about "cross-dressing" video

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

You know, something tells me this isn't anything at all what Bill O'Reilly is saying. I wish I had more background on this video but I don't....Read More