January 4, 2010

How a transgender prisoner gets tougher punishment because of her gender identity

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Six years of prison, solitary confinement, and denial of medical care, all for a nonviolent drug offense? Thank you, War on Drugs. You gave us such sane ways to deal with addiction. Officials at Central Virginia Regional Jail said they...Read More

Oklahoma to ignore new hate crimes law?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Representative Sally Kern isn't the only right wing fundie nutjob in the Oklahoma state legislature. Republican state senator Steve Russell is now proposing legislation to exempt Oklahoma from the recently passed hate crimes law. This proposed measure would forbid state...Read More

Crazy tea baggers and liberal blogger friends

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 04, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Friend of the blog, Abdul Hakim Shabazz, is a conservative radio pundit, blogger and part-time stand-up comedian (no, seriously - he teaches college part-time too.) His show, Abdul in the Morning is on WXNT radio and his blog is Indiana...Read More

Building an Inclusive Church

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | January 04, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

January's episode of IN THE LIFE presented "A Call For Inclusion" which in part profiles Emily Eastwood, the Executive Director of Lutherans Concerned/North America. Eastwood helms the organization which led the charge to change the constitution of the Evangelical Lutheran...Read More

Ex-gay mom steals daughter and goes on the lam

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Ex-gay mom Lisa Miller has stolen her daughter, Isabella, in a desperate attempt to prevent her former partner, Janet Jenkins, from getting custody. The two women have been fighting over custody arrangements for months as two states decided who had...Read More

Denise King, Mother of Simmie Williams Jr & LGBT Advocate, Dies

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 04, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

There is sad news from South Florida. Denise King, the mother of slain 17 year old Simmie Williams Jr and LGBT advocate, died unexpectedly at 10pm New Years Eve. Since Simmie's death in 2008, Denise King has balanced her grief...Read More

New rights for trans people in Pakistan

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 04, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Pink News Reports: The Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered the government to allow trans people the right to a distinct gender. The court said that trans people, known as hijras, should be able to get national identity cards showing their...Read More

Neil Patrick Harris needs us!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Neil Patrick Harris has called his fans and followers to battle! My favorite stalkee out gay celeb is in a Twitter battle royale for the title of AfterElton.com's Man of the Decade. Neil sent a tweet to his followers asking...Read More

That is Mayor Annise Parker now

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Congrats to the new mayor: HOUSTON -- Annise Parker has been sworn in as Houston mayor, officially making her city the nation's largest to be led by an openly gay person. Parker took the oath of office in a private...Read More


Testicle terrorist tormented by repressed sex issues

Filed by Ed Team | January 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As i get lonely, the natural sexual drive awakens and i struggle to control it, sometimes leading to minor sinful activities like not lowering the gaze [in the presence of unveiled women], and this problem makes me want to get...Read More

Lady Gaga outfits inspired by Pokemon?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Suddenly Lady Gaga's outfit choices start to make sense. Who knew she was getting her inspiration from Pokemon characters?...Read More

Rare joint appearance!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 6:00 AM | comments

I almost forgot to mention this, but if you're in the Indianapolis area, Jerame and I will be making a joint media appearance on Abdul Hakim Shabazz's radio show this morning from 7-8am. We'll be talking about local and state...Read More