October 30, 2009

Queer music Friday - Me'Shell NdegeOcello

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 30, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Since Phil mentioned Me'Shell NdegeOcello earlier this week, I wanted to highlight her in the last QMF before the election. Here's "If that's your boyfriend":...Read More

Most Maine Catholics - Gay Or Straight - Are Going To Hell

Filed by Father Tony | October 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Let the handful of Roman Catholics in Maine who are not divorced, not remarried or having sex with someone new, not having gay sex, not practicing some form of contraception or not cohabitating decide who among themselves should cast...Read More

Christianist Loons and Halloween

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Each year Halloween sends many far right Christians completely over the edge - not that many of them aren't already there - and they begin to spout all kinds of lunacy and seek to prevent their children from being exposed...Read More

When the Government does Right

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 30, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Finally, we're in. The body of federal law of the United States of America now formally recognizes and protects its citizens from violence driven by hate based on sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time in American history....Read More

Obama Signs Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act and Announces End of HIV Travel Ban

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 30, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

President Obama announced an end to the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban during the signing ceremony for the vital Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act this afternoon. The travel ban, a legacy of Jesse Helms, has been in place since...Read More

Dragon Age: Origins and Buttsex

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have always loved fantasy. Be it high fantasy a la Tolkien or Lewis, or B-list magic pony fantasy of the Tamora Pierce variety. I also love gaming... so, naturally wherever the two shall meet I'm so there. I was...Read More

Erotographica presents Pierre Klossowski

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

Editors' Note: Video showing Klossowski's art is probably not safe for work. If you don't already know this artist, you really should. Really. Watch Erotographica Presents Pierre Klossowski on youtube.com...Read More

The unspoken violence in our relationships

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 30, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. With all the talk of hate crimes happening in our community, and with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to take an opportunity...Read More

South Dakota's Senator Tim Johnson: Legislator of the Day

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

Will Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota support S1584, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)? Though he might seem to be leaning yes, we don't know where he is on this important bill. Please call him and ask. I remind you...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Gus Van Sant

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 30, 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 Gus Van Sant. Gus...Read More

On Being A Government DJ, Or, "Torture? You Call That Torture?"

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

It's become more or less common knowledge that US forces have been using music as an operational tool for some time now, and I've begun seeing lists of the songs that are being used either to inflict pain, to demoralize,...Read More


Equality Is the Natural Thing to Do

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

"It just really seemed like a natural thing that we would do. We believe as African Americans who have been discriminated against . . . we don't have the right to discriminate against anyone else." --Rev. Christine Y. Wiley, pastor...Read More

Girls: Lust for Life video

Filed by Bil Browning | October 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The video for Girls' "Lust for Life" single is here and the band has provided a special treat for the LGBT fan base. They've also released a NSFW Director's Cut for the song that's got a blue boatload of...Read More

Gays, kids, and recruiting: It's ain't over yet

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 30, 2009 | 1:00 AM | comments

Jonathan Zimmerman in the SF Chronicle asks the $64,000 question: Let's suppose, for a moment, that conservative critics are correct: Gay educators want to "promote homosexuality" in American schools. So what?[...] Jennings acknowledged the contradiction in a 1997 interview about...Read More