December 2, 2009

Death Be Not Proud - RIP Christine

Filed by Donna Rose | December 02, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Until my father's death almost a dozen years ago I had never had to experience death in people I knew, or friends, or family. There were aunts and uncles and distant relatives who I never knew who died but to...Read More

Why isn't there a strong, ideological left in America?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 02, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Linda Hirshman has an interesting post up at Salon about what the women's reproductive freedom movement can learn from teh gayz. I'm not going to blockquote it, just summarize it, so feel free to go read the whole thing and...Read More

Porch Kitty needs you

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

My Twitter followers are well aware of the Porch Kitty situation that developed here at home late this summer. To bring the rest of you up to speed, here's the background... Why? Because Porch Kitty needs your help! Our neighborhood...Read More

Dragon Age: Origins - Humans Top and Elves Bottom

Filed by Jason Tseng | December 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

So, I won't deny that a large part of Dragon Age: Origins' squee factor for me was the possibility of getting it on with hot elf assassin, Zevran. What can I say? I always had a thing for Legolas. (I'm...Read More


Filed by Michele O'Mara | December 02, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I am deeply in love with my girlfriend, but at the same time I have a crush on this other girl, and it is making my girlfriend jealous. How do I get over this other girl? And if I can't,...Read More

Why not just give them the health care benefits?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 02, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

There are two interesting cases in the 9th circuit right now dealing with health care benefits for same-sex partners. In both cases, the judges ruled that the federal government had an obligation to give those benefits, but for different reasons....Read More

Is ENDA dead for the year?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 02, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Guess what's on next week's markup schedule? Not ENDA. The House Committee on Education and Labor has published its schedule for next week, and ENDA is not there. ENDA could be marked up the following week, but there wouldn't be...Read More

Found: Paint-on Stockings ca. 1940s

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Found some lovely gems from the 1940s when the nylon shortage made women find creative solutions. Some just drew on seams; others went for full leg-painting plus seams. More after the jump.          ...Read More

Meredith Baxter Comes Out: Family Ties, Family Lies?

Filed by Keri Renault | December 02, 2009 | 10:46 AM | comments

I almost choked on my cornflakes this morning. Milk dribbled down my chin as I smiled. America's favorite 1980's sitcom mom, Meredith Baxter of "Family Ties" came out gay during a surprise Today Show interview with Matt Lauer. Visit More

30,000 More Troops

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 02, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

30,000 more troops. 30,000 more men and women to Afghanistan. England is sending another 500. Not us, no no. We will take care of this mess, now won't we? I'm stunned by the number, by Obama's decision. Not surprised, mind...Read More

It is time for Congress to take action and pass ENDA now

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: This guest post is from Mara Keisling, Exec Director, National Center for Transgender Equality; Kate Kendell, Exec Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Jody Huckaby, Exec Director, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National; Michael...Read More

Jesse's Journal: Living Life to the Fullest

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | December 02, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

The most memorable person I ever met was my cousin by marriage, Roger Alan Weinstein. Roger never had much money, was never elected to public office, never won a major award, never appeared on People magazine or reality TV and...Read More

Miley Who?!! World AIDS Day! X Factor & Movie Bombs!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day! (Discuss!) 1. Thoughts on X-Factor Final 4? Who was your fave this week? Do you think Cheryl loves me too? HA! 2. Did you want Donny Osmond to win Dancing with the Stars? Thoughts...Read More


Sec. Clinton on Discrimination and HIV/AIDS

Filed by Ed Team | December 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Obviously, our efforts [to combat HIV/AIDS] are hampered whenever discrimination or marginalization of certain populations results in less effective outreach and treatment. So we will work not only to ensure access for all who need it, but also to combat...Read More

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil Wilton Manors Florida

Filed by Father Tony | December 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

At the World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil in Wilton Manors, Florida, Ken Keechl, Broward County's newly selected and first openly gay mayor, who lost his first companion to AIDS, addresses the crowd....Read More