December 8, 2009

Greg Grunberg Responds...and So Do I

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 08, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Early yesterday afternoon, I received a email through the Bilerico Project from "Heroes" star Greg Grunberg about my recent post about his tweeting about Chaz Bono. It read: My comments about Chaz Bono letting himself go had NOTHING to do...Read More

Woman Auctions Her Right to Marry in NY

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | December 08, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

In response to the recent denial of same-sex marriage to LGBT people in New York, Jamie Frevele is auctioning off her right to marry as a heterosexual woman on EBay. What do you think about this? Here's her reasoning:...Read More

Lesbian Priest Reignites Church Storm

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 08, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Since the 2003 consecration of the Bishop V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the church's first openly gay bishop, that set off a worldwide firestorm of reactions both positive and negative, the recent election of an openly lesbian candidate, the...Read More

Where to find a same-sex couple

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 08, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

This map is not a map of where gay people live. Rather, it's a map of where same-sex couples are, specifically same-sex couples who identified themselves to the Census Bureau. Since the average is 4.7 same-sex couples per 1000 couples,...Read More

Vintage lobby card: Why So Reluctant, Sadist?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 08, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Lobby card for a film I'd never heard of before. Apparently it was a Danish film titled "Jeg - en marki" and was made in 1967. According to IMDB, the "hero" of this story is named "Marcel de Sade."  And according...Read More

Reflections on the trip to San Francisco

Filed by Bil Browning | December 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I've spent the past few days in San Francisco and had a fantastic time. It was one of the best trips Jerame and I have taken. Unfortunately, travel has its revenge on bipolar people (especially when combined with jet lag)...Read More

Have Kid. Will Travel.

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 08, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

In one way, I’m inclined to give Amy Alkon a break, even if she isn’t inclined to give Peggy Root much of a break. After all, I used to complain about “those people,” right up until I became one of...Read More

It's about money, not religious discrimination

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 08, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of the Christian Legal Society and the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. The case is about a rightwing Christian student group that applied to be recognized by the...Read More

An interview with Annise Parker for Houston Mayor

Filed by Adam Bink | December 08, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Late last week I talked to Annise Parker, the out lesbian and Houston City Controller who is running for Mayor of Houston. Annise is in a run-off, and the election is this Saturday. If elected against her opponent- a lobbyist...Read More

Working in Indiana to pass ENDA

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Adrian Matanza is HRC's field organizer. He is currently working to increase support for an inclusive ENDA in Indiana. HRC is the only national organization working in Indiana in support of the legislation, while Indiana Equality...Read More

Sex and Sexual Semiotics in Literature

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

(You're free to share this, just spell my name right.) FaceBook just kicked me to the curb, presumably because some of my naughty vintage erotica offended them. Why do people keep banning sex-related imagery in the 21st century? As I...Read More

Senator Ed Murray's road map towards full equality

Filed by Joe Mirabella | December 08, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

State Senator Ed Murray led the charge in Washington for the last three years that eventually resulted in our "everything but marriage" victory last November. Senator Murray was initially criticized for his incremental approach by some in the community. I...Read More


A Step Forward in New Jersey

Filed by Ed Team | December 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Throughout the history of our nation, New Jerseyans have been among the first to champion the fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - from the fight for independence to the civil rights movement. By moving forward...Read More

A history of teabagging

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 08, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rachel Maddow discusses the history of the term "teabagging."...Read More