January 6, 2010

Anti-equality foes so ashamed they have to hide

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 06, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

This is part 2 of a 3 part series discussing the pending Supreme Court case that will decide the future of our petition gathering process in Washington, and the push by anti-equality forces to operate in secrecy nationwide. Yesterday I...Read More

The punishment doesn't fit the crime: More on transgender women, prison, and Maria Benita Santamaria

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I posted the other day about Maria Benita Santamaria, a transgender woman sent to prison after she was found with ten pounds of meth on her. She was sent to a men's prison, put in solitary confinement, and denied hormones...Read More

Scott Lively doesn't want you to think he hates you

Filed by Phil Reese | January 06, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

UPDATE: Reader Brad alerted us to this from Scott Lively: http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/newsarchives.php?id=4480922 As the Ugandan "Kill the gays" bill travels toward passage there, all stops are being pulled out to try to end its path toward becoming a law. Rachel Maddow--who...Read More

5 stars for HRC's iPhone App

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 06, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign launched a new free iPhone App with their 2010 Buying for Equality Guide. Packed with detailed information from the Corporate Equality Index, savvy shoppers now have mobile information when they want to purchase a product they...Read More

Westboro parodies Lady Gaga again

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

This is what happens when you feed the fundies... After rave reviews for her ridiculous parody of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance, Megan Phelps has released her sophomore effort and like all second attempts to re-capture magic, she's failed miserably. Our...Read More

The Rhode Island legislature recognizes, with a veto-proof majority, that everything is not marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Rhode Island legislature overrode the governor's veto to pass a bill to allow gay and straight unmarried partners to plan their partners' funerals in the case of death. I blogged about the governor's veto of this bill last November...Read More

Description, Affinity, Politics, and Identity

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | January 06, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

This is a continuation of previous columns: What Is Trans, What Is Sex, What Is Gender, and Situational Membership. For the next couple columns, I will examine aspects of group dynamics within the LGBT milieu that are affected by the...Read More

People Who Matter -- An Open Letter to Newsweek

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 06, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note: This is a somewhat extended version of a “Letter to the Editor” I emailed to Newsweek upon seeing their December 19th issue. To the Editor: I know what was meant by it, but I couldn’t help rolling my eyes...Read More

Jesus Datalo's underwear pics in gay mag causes stir

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Soccer player Jesus Datalo posed in his underwear for a photo spread in Italian gay publication Romeo Mag and the leadership of his club is hopping mad. Datalo plays for Napoli. The Argentinian player is hardly the first soccer star...Read More

The Prop 8 trial would make for better TV than Judge Judy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

How is National Review writer Edward Whelan not admitting that Prop 8 supporters are judgmental authoritarians whose willingness to uncritically accept what they're told means that their arguments are inferior? Walker's New Year's Eve surprise is a critical step in...Read More


Fauxmosexual Celesbian

Filed by Ed Team | January 06, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

It's tough to stand out these days. With more and more celebrities and celebrity wannabes, provocative behavior is becoming integral to any fame-seeker's career pursuits. Some have to sneak into the White House to get airtime, but if you...Read More

David Letterman on Amanda Simpson

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

David Letterman's show makes a joke about how Amanda Simpson, Obama's first transgender appointee, "used to be a man."...Read More