December 9, 2009

Ali Forney Center gets some help from Episcopals

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 09, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

As we talk about what issues get attention and work and resources in the LGBTQ community, few get ignored more than that of queer homeless youth (they neither vote nor donate to political campaigns). The Ali Forney Center, which was...Read More

Whenda ENDA?

Filed by Nan Hunter | December 09, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The joint statement issued last week by all the major lgbt rights organizations designed to generate alarm about the delay in ENDA should be heeded. ENDA is over for 2009. Why? Not because members of Congress are lazy or dismissive,...Read More

Here's your liberal media for you

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 09, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Here's an interesting story. Larry Grard, a journalist for the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, Maine, lost his job because, the day after Question 1 (same-sex marriage ban) passed in Maine, he sent this email to HRC: Who are the hateful,...Read More

Did the White House gate crashers really go through proper security?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I had a chance to sit down with contributor Kate Clinton at the Victory Fund's Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference to talk about her experiences at the White House state dinner last month. Kate and her partner, Urvashi Vaid, were...Read More

Stilettos, Sissy Boys, and the Limits of "Gender-Neutral" Parenting Advice

Filed by Paige Schilt | December 09, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Last week, PBS Parents featured a blog titled "Gender Appropriate Toys." It begins promisingly enough with a critique of parents who enforce binary gender norms in their children's toys and activities. The author (Kristen of Supersisters) suggests that boys should...Read More

Transgender teen called "faggot" sues McDonald's

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 09, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Zikerria Bellamy, with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, is suing McDeath after she was rejected from a job there. The manager left a message on her machine saying that he doesn't hire "faggots." Good for her: A lawsuit...Read More

Rachel Maddow slays ex-gay Richard Cohen

Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Did you see Rachel Maddow rip ex-gay Richard Cohen to pieces last night? If not, it's a beautiful thing to behold. Cohen's book is being used as justification for Uganda's proposed "Kill Gay People" legislation, but he tries to do...Read More

Vintage mermaid sex(ist) humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Seeing this vintage postcard reminded me that this was a popular joke when I was a kid, and, albeit briefly, a popular subject of het male speculation. I think I'll go back to blocking that memory now....Read More

A Message that National Democrats Need to Hear

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

In this past Sunday's Richmond Times Dispatch former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder - the first black elected to a governorship since Reconstruction - has a message that ought to kindle fear in the hearts of national Democrats. In his op-ed...Read More

Damien Center Food Pantry Needs You

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 09, 2009 | 11:43 AM | comments

Folks, this is the worst time of year to have the food pantry run out of food, yet that's exactly what is happening at the Damien Center's Coby Palmer food pantry. The Damien Center's food pantry is a vital resource...Read More

Rep. Andre Carson: Doing Things the American Way

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 09, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Representative Andre Carson is today's guest blogger. Congressman Carson is a Democrat who represents the Indianapolis area. He is a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) legislation currently waiting for mark-up in a House committee. We all...Read More

War Distraction 101: Call Tiger

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

How do you divert attention from an endless war in Afghanistan? Call Tiger Woods. It seems we are all too busy counting mistresses than troops being sent overseas. Less than a week, and our attention is diverted. Um, hello? People?...Read More

Lady Gaga X Factor - Bad Romance as Batgirl

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who do you want to win X Factor? Who was your fave this week? Are you surprised Danyl is not in the finals? 2. What did you think of Lady Gaga and Janet...Read More


The Boss for Equality

Filed by Ed Team | December 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I've been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered in Trenton. I've long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and...Read More


Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Projector and frequent guest blogger Monica Helms put together this YouTube video that you should check out. Monica's video is "a plea to Congress and the President to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) HR-3017, which is currently stuck...Read More