January 8, 2010

Queer music Friday - Harisu

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In 2002, Harisu became the second person in Korea to legally change their sex in the official family registry. She said: "I couldn't get a passport, visa or even my own bank accounts because I was legally a man." Her...Read More

"The Uh-Ohs": A Decade of Conservative Failure

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

“Stuff happens.” - Donald Rumsfeld on the looting of Iraq following the U.S. invasion Forget about “the Aughts.” Never mind “the Naughts.” The decade just passed — and which promises to leave a lingering, bitter aftertaste — deserves a...Read More

Global HIV travel and immigration policies

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The US and South Korea just ended their HIV travel bans this week. UNAIDS has an interactive map up with information about the restrictions other countries put on entry, stay, and residence of foreigners with HIV/AIDS. Blue means there's some...Read More

On that SeaWorld merger with Bel Ami...

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Boy, that merger between SeaWorld and Bel Ami looked much better on paper, didn't it?...Read More

Death of Denise King is a Call to Our Community

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | January 08, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

During the last final hours of 2009, many of us reflected on what meaning the year and decade had for us, and the hopes and resolutions that waited in 2010. For Denise King, she was unable to revel in the...Read More

FCC receives 5000 Adam Lambert complaints

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 08, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The FCC received over 5000 complaints over Adam Lambert's American Music Awards performance. Not really too many considering the millions who tuned in, and it's fewer since not all of them are actually complaints. The Smoking Gun put a few...Read More

Kissing cousins, the Oval Office, and Avatar's transphobia

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

What are other blogs talking about? Here's some of the posts that caught my eye recently that you should definitely check out too. Glee's "all-Madonna" set list has been leaked. Obama's Oval Office has been redecorated (with pictures!) In Indiana...Read More

Indiana: Marrying your kissing cousin

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Jerame posted a cool graphic last week that compared states where you can get married to your same-sex partner vs where you can marry your first cousin. Indiana has a ban on same-sex marriage, but you can have an incestuous...Read More

What are the best ways to show interest in someone?

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 08, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

How do you go about showing someone you are interested in getting to know them? I did a little research on this topic and learned that according to the book, Are You Normal About Sex, Love and Relationships, there are...Read More

No, I don't need a uniform for my falafel

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 08, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I do so love a uniform. I'm sure it has something to do with deep seated issues with authority but I don't want to delve too deeply in it. I want to be able to smile when I see a...Read More

Michael Cera's "Youth in Revolt" Premiere & My First Red Carpet!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 08, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I had a GREAT TIME!!!! Michael Cera loved me and Chuck Bass was there too! YAY! Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Would you want to create a supplementary persona like Fran├žois Dillinger in the movie (think Sasha Fierce)...Read More


Ellen on American Idol antigay banter

Filed by Ed Team | January 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If we lived in a world where there was no such thing as racism or homophobia, then obviously there would be no off-limits [humor]. Unfortunately, there are people in this world that don't like other people, and that was one...Read More

Neil Patrick Harris on Kimmel: Winning Gay Man of the Decade

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Neil Patrick Harris went on Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night to push the 100th episode of How I Met Your Mother, but Kimmel wanted to talk about AfterElton's Gay Man of the Decade contest. Of course, NPH didn't thank me...Read More