January 15, 2010

Indiana State Senate to take action on marriage amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | January 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

A constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana has been re-introduced in the state senate and will be heard in committee next week. Similar legislation has already been introduced into the Indiana House of Representatives. Indiana legislators have introduced...Read More

Queer music Friday - Matthew David

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I first heard about Canadian pop singer Matthew David when he got a little earned media on Xtra for being "from Abbotsford. I am gay. I am Christian. I'm not hiding anything." Go him. Here's a live performance of "Masquerade."...Read More

Playing Politics: It's Our Lives

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last night I read that 18 Republican state senators from Iowa are introducing an amendment to ban "gay" marriage. I would like to remind them, it's not "gay" marriage, it's marriage equality. And since there isn't a hope in hell...Read More

Facebook will assign you a gender, and you'll like it!

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

A Canadian trans man found in December that his Facebook account had been disabled because the admin found that he uploaded a photo of himself shirtless. He said he put it up because he was "proud of my new chest,...Read More

Vote to give LGBT youth $1,000,000

Filed by Bil Browning | January 15, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Here's a rare opportunity for LGBT youth to get some much needed support - up to a million dollars worth of support! Chase Bank's $1,000,000 Big Idea charity contest starts today and three queer youth orgs are among the 100...Read More

Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing is Funny at Notre Dame

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 15, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

What a load of anti-LGBT crap. This gem of a comic strip got the full print treatment in the Notre Dame Student Paper, The Observer: Character 1: "What's the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?" Character 2:...Read More

Day 5 Prop 8 trial update: Our children are well adjusted

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Michael Lamb, PhD discussed the impact of same-sex marriage on children. Lamb is the author of The Role of the Father in Child Development and co-author of Child Care and Its Impact on Young Children (2-5) published by the National...Read More

Ann Coulter's Favorite Democrat

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 15, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. is considering a run for the Senate from New York and you know what that means, right? He's backtracking and flip-flopping on issues faster than you can say "I love gay people." The good folks...Read More

Day 5: Live Twitter feed of Prop 8 trial

Filed by Bil Browning | January 15, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Our live Twitter feed of the Prop 8 trial has been really popular this week, so I'm bumping it back up to the top to make it handy for Projectors to find. While Davina had to take a day off...Read More

ENDA: More Trans Follies

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Representative Barney Frank, quoted in the Advocate, has said that the House Committee on Education and Labor will mark up ENDA sometime in February, with a full House vote in March. Right now, of course, the Congress Channel is all...Read More

Prop 8 Trial: Sunrise Vigil Video & Witness List

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'll be back in the courthouse today, but I wanted to share these videos from the Sunrise Vigil (for and against marriage equality) and a list of the witnesses (thanks Pam Brown). If you are interested Google them and learn...Read More

Mariah Carey Live Drunk Awards Show & Peter Pan Stage Falling Disaster

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 15, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the day: 1. Have you ever been on stage and the set fell or been in the audience when such disaster happened? 2. Are you a Mariah Carey fan? What do you make of her public...Read More

LUV doesn't feel the love

Filed by Bil Browning | January 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

Can't you feel the love? Iowa's new fundie group, Let Us Vote, at a recent rally demanding that the legislature pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. (Hat tip to Good As You)...Read More


He's not just a pretty face; He's a brilliant mind too

Filed by Ed Team | January 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back. She was proclaiming her rights as a disadvantaged, African-American older woman. And I'm doing the same. I'm actually standing up now, and...Read More