December 22, 2009


Participate: A Christmas Eve treat from readers

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

We're going to try something new this year to celebrate the holidays. Earlier this week, contributor Joe Mirabella posted about "Gay Christmas" and what it meant to him. Now, we'd like to offer you the same opportunity. Share your holiday...Read More

8 Tips for LGBT People to Lower Holiday Stress

Filed by D Gregory Smith | December 22, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Feeling stressed and/or depressed lately? You're not alone. The holiday season is reported to be "problematic" for about forty-five percent of the general population, and there may be added concerns for LGBTIQ persons. There is often so much pressure to...Read More

Mexico City legalizes same-sex marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Mexico City has become the first Latin American city to legalize same-sex marriage. While other cities have passed civil union registrations, Mexico City is the first to give LGBT citizens the full equality. The new law also gives gay couples...Read More

Health care post

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This post went in a different direction, but I'd be remiss if I didn't link to this blog post from the Center for American Progress on how the Senate's health care bill does nothing to address various unique ways in...Read More

5 Keys to a New Year's Resolution

Filed by Michele O'Mara | December 22, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

If we set our sights on the things that are most important to us, even if they are the easiest to attain (and when you really think about it, usually it is the small stuff that is most important) the rest of our experience is just a bonus. If we are sure to focus on what will bring us the greatest joy, everything else is icing on the cake. Read More

Santa, Bound by L. Frank Baum

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 22, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I always figured Santa is a friend of Dorothy. Not far from the Laughing Valley where Santa and all his magical helpers live, and beyond the Forest of Burzee, there stands a huge mountain that contains the Cave of Demons....Read More

The White House, Hanukkah, & the Spirit to Prevail

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 22, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rabbi Kleinbaum is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, the world's largest synagogue for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. It was awe-inspiring to be in the Obama White House for its...Read More

Katy Perry offends LGBT people in a bout of twitterrhea

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 22, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Singer Katy Perry, who is no stranger to controversy with both the religious right and the LGBT community, is at it again. Now, instead of crooning about promiscuous lesbian fantasies or insulting an ex-boyfriend by insinuating he's gay, she seems...Read More


Whether you want Xmas cheer or not!

Filed by Ed Team | December 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together." -- Humorist Garrison Keillor....Read More

Dolly Parton: Hard Candy Christmas

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Dolly Parton reminds us that everyone might be broke and unemployed this Christmas, but we can always gather up a busload of Texan whores and have a hard candy Christmas. Or something like that....Read More