January 18, 2010

Down to the Wire: Coakley vs. Brown

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 18, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

I took the kids to the Obama rally yesterday. Yeah, they were really happy about that. Actually, we had the chance to meet the President and they all willingly put on ties and suits. It was the President after all....Read More

Michael Steele's Wall Street Populism

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 18, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Eugene Robinson thinks maybe Michael Steele is crazy like a fox. I think he’s just plain crazy (and only slightly crazier than the GOP for hiring him in the first place), for a number of reasons, the latest of...Read More


Bilerico Project at the Creating Change conference

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

NGLTF's Creating Change conference for LGBT activists is coming up quickly and this year Bilerico Project is co-sponsoring six workshops focusing on online activism and best practices for new media campaigns. We're partnering with the New Organizing Institute and Feministing...Read More

The Devil versus the Democrats

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 18, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger J. Todd (Tif) Fernandez is a volunteer activist with a Masters of Law in Human Rights from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a JD and BA from Boston University. With a past career in...Read More

Trans man banned from Facebook is back

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 18, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The transman who was first kicked off Facebook for uploading a picture of himself without a shirt, and then had his account reinstated but was told not to upload the offending picture again, has been told he can upload the...Read More

Fun with Pat Robertson: Voodoo dolls and press statements

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

After Pat Robertson said that Haiti's earthquake was caused by a deal with the Devil, conservatives and liberals alike condemned the asshat televangelist. Even the Haitian ambassador responded to Robertson's idiocy. Now you can buy a voodoo doll of Robertson...Read More

Justice Department takes on gay student's case

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 18, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Justice Department is getting involved in a case of high school bullying on behalf of a gay boy who was beaten up for being too feminine and the school did nothing. It's a great development, considering that the case...Read More

Donor-Turned-Boyfriend after Break-Up

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 18, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

When my partner and I were pursuing parenthood, everything we read suggested that using an anonymous donor from a sperm bank is the most legally sound way for a lesbian couple to ensure their legal parental rights. Using a known...Read More

Educating Congress

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 18, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I am still stunned by last week's statement from Capitol Hill about Congressmembers' miseducation on trans issues in ENDA: There continues to be concerns on the part of many members about the transgender issue, particularly about the question of places...Read More

Caption This: Ride Without the Hide

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Grabbed this pic from DC Agenda photographer Michael Key's photospread from Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. There's no caption for the photo on the site, but I'm assuming that the two pleathermen are anti-leather protesters. Are they from PETA? Anyone know? It...Read More


The true threat to fundie morality

Filed by Ed Team | January 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We need answers from Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada about his affair and if he used 'sex toys' which are illegal in the state of Nevada! ...If we can convince Ensign's wife of the threat to the morality of...Read More

Big Brother Brazil 10's Gay Kiss

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Two gay Big Brother Brazil 10 contestants kissed on a recent episode. The kiss is at the 35 second mark. (Hat tip to Made in Brazil who also has footage of drag queen contestant Dicesar strutting an improvised catwalk.)...Read More