October 27, 2009

Arlen Specter: A Tale of Two DOMAs

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Interesting. Take a look at these two statements from Pennsylvania Republican-turned-Democrat Senator Arlen Specter. On September 2nd, Specter sent this in reply to a constituent who wrote about amending the constitution to ban same-sex marriage. In 1996, the Congress passed...Read More

Headed to DC

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 27, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I am honored, humbled, to have been invited to witness the President signing the Hate Crimes Bill. This is the first, the very first, piece of legislation to be signed into law that includes TRANSGENDER. Truly honored. My kids... well......Read More

If it's all about procreation, then why did I just marry an octogenarian?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

While there are still major issues with the Perry vs. Schwarzeneggar case to overturn Prop 8 at the federal level, at least the case it turning out gems like this: A federal judge said sponsors of California's ban on same-sex...Read More

Stephen Colbert Wants You to Approve Referendum 71

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 27, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Colbert Report took aim at Washington State's Referendum 71 on last night's episode. Colbert used his popular "The Word" segment to decimate the opposition to LGBT partnerships. The word was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and looked at how the...Read More

We Had A Ball

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | October 27, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Saturday night the Damien Center of Indianapolis held their 22nd annual Grande Masquerade, the premier fundraising event for the city's primary HIV/AIDS support center. I was privileged to be one of many volunteers to help this event run smoothly, and...Read More

Bend (Over) It Like Beckham

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 27, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I spend an inordinate amount of time cutting out pictures of male icons from magazines - Levi Johnston, Zac Efron, James McAvoy - and glue-sticking them to the outside of condom wrappers. I think...Read More

Ten biggest lesbian and bisexual pop icons!

Filed by Phil Reese | October 27, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Joan Jett, Le Tigre, Tegan & Sara, Leisha Hailey of the Murmurs. These are just a few of the outstanding women that didn't make this list of top living lesbian and bisexual women pop-stars. That should just tell you the...Read More

How to make your femmy son butch for Halloween

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Too... many... memories.... This is great advice for the Yes Campaign's folks in Maine, considering how much their strategy has depended on parents' fears that their kids will turn out gay....Read More

Olivia and 1200 Lesbians invade Key West

Filed by Father Tony | October 27, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Should anyone doubt my taking seriously my responsibilities to deliver the complete Key West picture, please know that I broke away from our poolside group here at the all-male clothing-optional Island House resort to greet the ladies of the Olivia...Read More

Drag memorabilia: vintage Finocchio's postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 27, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Sweet! Found it on eBay. Wonder how many of these ladies are still around. Back of the postcard after the jump....Read More

ND's Senator Kent Conrad: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 27, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

North Dakota is a key state in the fight for ENDA. North Dakota's Senator Kent Conrad may be a supporter of ENDA, but his vote is unconfirmed. Please call him today to ask for his support of S.1584. Facts and...Read More

Atlanta Pride Committee Throws Eagle Raid Victims Under the Bus

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 27, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Mike Alvear is the author of Attract Hotter Guys with the Secrets & Science of Sexual Body Language, host of HBO's The Sex Inspectors and writes a sex advice column syndicated to the gay press. He...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Yves St. Laurent

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 27, 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 Yves St. Laurent. One...Read More

On A New System (Sort Of), Or, Referendum 71 And Mail-In Voting

Filed by Don Davis | October 27, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

We are now about two weeks away from the November election in Washington State, and one item on the ballot that has national attention is Referendum 71, the so-called "everything but marriage" proposal that would give same-sex couples more rights...Read More


A Senior Moment in the Prop 8 Battle

Filed by Ed Team | October 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The last marriage that I performed involved a groom who was 95, and the bride was 83. I did not demand that they prove that they intended to engage in procreative activity. Now, was I missing something?" --Judge Vaughn R....Read More

Barney Frank explains his comments on the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rep Barney Frank's controversial statements about the National Equality March created quite the stir. So much so, that when the Congressman sat down to answer the top 10 questions asked on social media giant Reddit.com, this question asked him...Read More