December 30, 2009

Top 10 LGBT Stories of 2009

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

2009 was a year of momentum for the LGBT community. For the first time, federal legislation was passed that included sexual orientation and gender identity, over 250,000+ LGBT people and allies marched on Washington for civil rights, same-sex marriage was...Read More

Gay professor killed, murderer claims he was sexually assaulted

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

An Indiana University English professor was found stabbed to death in his home. The professor was African American and gay, wrote for The Advocate and Newsweek, wrote a novel, and edited an anthology of essays on black masculinity. A suspect...Read More

Ohio Senate Removes LGBT Protections From Teen Dating-Violence Prevention Law

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Chris Geidner is a lawyer in Washington, D.C., who blogs at Law Dork, is a regular contributor to Metro Weekly and has written for The Atlantic Online, and elsewhere. You also can follow him on...Read More

Reprinted by request: My First Time

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

Note: I've had several requests over the past few months to re-run this post so newer Projectors can read it and start a fresh comment thread. This post originally ran in February of 2008. I still haven't found Steve to...Read More

Kissing Cousins - As Long as They Are Straight

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 30, 2009 | 1:12 PM | comments

I always knew there was something special about living in Indiana. I never knew it was that we are so backwards that we allow first cousins to marry - but only if they're of opposite sex, of course. We don't...Read More

Ushuaia is just as good as Buenos Aires

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

About a month ago a Buenos Aires judge ruled that the city couldn't ban same-sex marriage, and activists Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre set their wedding date for December first, World AIDS Day. Later that week, a federal...Read More

First Openly Gay Superhero to be Written and Drawn by Gay Comic Artist

Filed by Jason Tseng | December 30, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Northstar. For queer comic fans he is the longest running joke in Marvel. Since his groundbreaking coming out in 1992 (after a series of unfortunate events including a short stint as a fairy and adopting an AIDS baby who then...Read More

WTF? Deep fried fish eaten alive

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

WARNING: Graphically disturbing! I have never seen anything like this before in my life. According to the Huffington Post, Chinese chefs have found a way to keep a fish alive while deep frying it so it can gasp for air...Read More

Gays and lesbians left at the border in immigration reform bill

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

The LGBT community has been working for immigration reform for years. Our families are regularly split apart because we can not sponsor our foreign born loved ones for citizenship like married heterosexual couples can. Americans are forced to split up...Read More


Mark Feehily on Stephen Gately

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

"Stephen was extremely brave. He was the first member of a boyband to come out, and, in hindsight, it helped me and probably lots of other gay lads to understand their sexuality and come out. Every time a celebrity who...Read More

Gay kiss scene from Dorian Gray

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

For your viewing pleasure, here's the gay kiss scene from Dorian Gray. Happy New Year!...Read More