October 28, 2009

Reclaiming "We"

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 28, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Mike Elk couldn't have been more right in his thinking about what Martin Luther King, Jr. would have thought of the Teabaggers, Birthers, etc. He would have seen that those faces that at first glance seem twisted in anger are...Read More

Queering Twilight

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 28, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

In preparation for the release of the latest Twilight movie, I've been thinking a lot about the series' leading man, Edward Cullen. Edward is mysterious and masterful, chivalrous and cool. He decides when his lover can touch him and where....Read More

MISSING: Have you seen Trevor?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Update 10/28/09 5:30pm: Trevor has been found. Thanks everyone! MISSING Trevor Garcia, age 17 5'7" tall, 130#, brown hair, brown eyes Braces on teeth, left ear pierced with a large, square diamond earring. Last seen on 10/26/09 at Avon High...Read More

Help Us Stop Murder Music in Miami

Filed by Nadine Smith | October 28, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's been just one month since five Florida performances were announced for Buju Banton. Since then, three venues have canceled the notorious singer whose lyrics call for the torture and murder of gay people. His song "Boom Bye Bye" is...Read More

Calvin and Hope? More like Calvin and Hobbes!

Filed by Phil Reese | October 28, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Wisdom does not necessarily come with age. Two of Michigan's oldest academic institutions are showing nothing but stubbornness when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Rather than endorse healthy academic debate, Hope College of Holland, Michigan and...Read More

WWJB: Where Would Jesus Bank? -or- Jesus Doesn't Bank Here Any More

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

While Jesus drove the moneychangers from the temple, a Minnesota bank brought the good Lord to commerce. Federal regulators, however, have closed "God's favored financial institution." It attracted national attention for advocating prayer in the workplace. Among the decorations in...Read More

Obama Signs Matthew Shepard/James Byrd Hate Crimes Bill into Law

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 28, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

President Obama has just signed the first ever piece of pro-LGBT federal legislation into law. The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act was attached to the Defense Authorization Bill and added gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and...Read More

Child witches, demons, and LGBT youth

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 28, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This Halloween many American children will dress up as witches. And we'll hear their laughter and see their smiles as they joyfully go door-to-door trick-or-treating. But in some places across the globe children would never pretend to be witches because...Read More

Acabemos los crímenes de odio

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | October 28, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Ante la histórica firma de la Ley para Prevenir los Crímenes de Odio por el Presidente Barack Obama, es hora de hacer valer los estatutos locales y federales para prevenir la violencia en contra de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales...Read More

Politicians fall further behind the public on LGB legislation

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 28, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Via the New York Times, here's an interesting chart comparing public opinion on various LGB rights issues (since it says NY has job protections I'm assuming it excludes transgender people). The different colors refer to different issues, the different lines...Read More

Blog This: The Battleground Basics

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009- less than a week away- there will be critical votes on on LGBT equality in three states: Washington State, Maine, and Michigan. With so much attention devoted to other issues in the political realm, bloggers...Read More

Atlanta Eagle owner speaks out: Pride committee makes changes

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 28, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

What with bloggers buzzing all over the story yesterday, seems like Atlanta's Pride Committee finally decided to do the right thing. Officer Harris will be marching in civilian clothes I'll be blogging more about this story this week and its...Read More

Tell IN Senator Lugar: No Small Business Will Be Harmed In The Making of This Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 28, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana is concerned about supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because of potential impacts on small businesses. Fortunately, he has said, in his letter to constituents on the issue: "I will continue to listen to thoughtful arguments...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Esera Tuaolo

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 28, 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 Esera Tuaolo. Esera Tuaolo...Read More

Picking an Easier Target

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Adam Howard teaches in the Education Program at Colby College. He has written numerous articles and paper, and a few books on issues relating to social justice in education with a particular focus on identity and...Read More


Resigning from Scientology

Filed by Ed Team | October 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I have finally come to the conclusion that I can no longer be a part of this group. Frankly, I had to look no further than your refusal to denounce the church's anti-gay stance, and the indefensible actions, and inactions,...Read More

And now for our closing prayer

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Over 100 witnesses spoke before a Washington DC Council meeting on ''The Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment of 2009.'' The bill is expected to pass through the Council (10 of the 13 members are co-sponsors). Ernestine Copelander...Read More