October 18, 2009

Equality Across America wants you

Filed by Diane Silver | October 18, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

The grassroots group that pulled together the National Equality March is leaping into local organizing in a big way by calling for a National Week of Initiative, November 1 - 8. This is the best news I've seen in months....Read More

Why ENDA Matters: True Stories of Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination from the ACLU

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 18, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: To illustrate why Congress must pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA), a federal law that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the workplace, we will be posting the firsthand accounts of people...Read More

Obama y los derechos LGBT

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | October 18, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Mucho se ha dicho sobre las promesas a las comunidades lésbica, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT) que hiciera el ahora presidente estadounidense Barack Obama durante la pasada campaña eleccionaria. Y mucho más se ha dicho de sus ejecutorias como presidente...Read More

Congresman Andre Carson at the 2009 Indiana Stonewall Democrats Leadership Awards

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 18, 2009 | 3:59 PM | comments

Last Sunday October 11, the same day as the National Equality March, the Indiana Stonewall Democrats held their 2009 Leadership Awards ceremony. Honored were Congressman Andre Carson and activist Joe Miller. Since neither Bil nor I could be there, our...Read More

My Cleaning Trolley, just in case real cleaning wasn't fun enough

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 18, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Miriam at Feministing highlighted this toy earlier (and its "Girls only" sticker) this week, and since we discussed the Swedish school that filed a complaint against Toys R Us, I thought I'd look up Toys R Us's ad for it....Read More

District of Columbia publishes list of registered relationships that will be recognized as domestic partnerships

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | October 18, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last year's expansion of the District of Columbia's domestic partnership laws included a provision requiring DC to recognize as domestic partnerships those relationships registered elsewhere that are "substantially similar" to domestic partnerships in DC. The law required the Mayor to...Read More

Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'No Homo'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Brian Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This clip...Read More

Churches Ignore Jack Price Anti-hate Crime Rally in Queens. Vicious is Holier than Gay?

Filed by Father Tony | October 18, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

We joined three hundred people in College Point, Queens (one of the five boroughs of New York City and one of the most ethnic and racially diverse places in the world) for a rally and march to protest the homophobic...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Paul Monette

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 18, 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 Paul Monette. Paul Monette...Read More


A Basic Human Right

Filed by Ed Team | October 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one should have been able to deny our children and [me] the ability to say goodbye to Lisa and let her know -- if only be holding her hand -- that she was so loved. That should not be...Read More

Shouldn't I get the day off work for Joe Jervis Day?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Father Tony has the pictures from the official Joe Jervis Day celebration in San Francisco last weekend. Joe wasn't able to go to the National Equality March because the mayor was busy proclaiming a day in honor of everyone's...Read More