January 21, 2010

Pat Robertson's Theodicy on Haiti

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 21, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

Religion-based bigotry has been the main-stay of Rev. Pat Robertson's bully pulpit. And he mounts this pulpit as an uber-God, possessed with an inherent omniscience in knowing not only the mundane and wicked thoughts and actions of man but also...Read More

A Notre Dame Student Viewpoint: All Eyes on Us

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 21, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest Blogger Jason Coleman is a senior accounting major at Notre Dame University. He originally expressed his views on the Observer Comic controversy in a article in the Observer on Jan. 20th. Last week, the national LGBT scene...Read More

Mais je rêve: More from the Prop 8 trial on queer political power

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Back in San Francisco, the homophobes had a chance to cross examine Prof. Gary Segura, who was there to testify that gays and lesbians (they stuck to those categories) aren't politically powerful. My eyes rolled when I saw that apparently...Read More

NOM wants Indiana

Filed by Donna Pandori | January 21, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage sure is a busy organization. Brian Brown, Executive Director of NOM, sent an alert to his sheeple just as the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee was considering the marriage discrimination amendment. The Senate Judiciary Committee and...Read More

Iowa Catholic Church Fires Woman Over Transgender Counseling

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | January 21, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

A recent article in the Des Moines Register reports that in September of last year a housekeeper at a Catholic student center at Drake University was fired by the parish bishop. Susan McIntyre, a transgender woman, is a certified social...Read More

More Queer/Trans Maine Activists Speaking Out Against Equality

Filed by R Conrad | January 21, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

More and more queer and trans activists in Maine are finally speaking out against the parasitic campaign for gay marriage here in the pine tree state. During the last election in November 2009 any dissent around the issue, particularly why...Read More

Testifying at Indiana State Senate Hearing on January 20, 2010

Filed by Annette Gross | January 21, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Last week I was asked to testify at yesterday's Senate hearing of SJR-13. Of course I said yes, being very happy to be able to tell the Senate committee how I feel about this issue. As a PFLAG mom, I...Read More

Explosive Revelation on Mormon Church Involvement in Prop 8

Filed by Bobby Parker | January 21, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Good Morning, President Monson. Hope you slept well. Bit of bad news out of California. Seems there are some internal Church documents admitted into evidence in the Proposition 8 trial that prove we were more involved in Yes on Prop...Read More

As Haiti crumbles, the US sends in troops -- get ready for a long occupation!

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | January 21, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'm standing in line at Walgreens and some white guy is yelling at one of the cashiers, a Latina woman, about Haiti, spouting racist corporate media lies about how Haitians are corrupt, they steal from their own people, they can't...Read More

Web ads against prison rape

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Just Detention International is a group that works to stop sexual assault in prisons. This problem affects gay and transgender inmates more than straight and cis ones, and results in the spread of HIV and other STD's as most prisons...Read More

Prop 8 Trial Twitter Feed: Day 8

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Our live Twitter feed of the Prop 8 trial was really popular last week, so I'm bumping it back up to the top to make it handy for Projectors to find. Contributor Davina Kotulski is in the courtroom today and...Read More

Nepal: Proud to be gay capital of Asia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm officially on hiatus this month, working on a new book, and completely utterly obsessed with it... but there's just too much news to ignore. Anyone want to move with me? Nepal is set to legalise gay marriage later this...Read More

What Men Want

Filed by Father Tony | January 21, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, What the hell do men want? Running on Empty...Read More

Cindy McCain, Wife of Sen. John McCain, Poses for NOH8 Campaign

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 21, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Update on John McCain's Reaction, after the jump. Cindy McCain, wife of former GOP Presidential Candidate John McCain, has posed for the NOH8 Campaign, the project from photographer Adam Bouska that was started as a response to California passing Prop...Read More


Always room for one more!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I get to announce a new contributor today! *does happy dance* Please join me in welcoming R. Conrad to the site. Conrad is an outlaw artist, terrorist academic and petty thief dividing his time between Lewiston, Maine and Montreal, Quebec....Read More


Tea partiers

Filed by Ed Team | January 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The tea partiers are enjoying their day in the sun, but coffee is the beverage preferred by most Americans." --Garrison Keillor...Read More

Barney Frank on Coakley's loss

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Barney Frank doesn't think reconciliation should be used to pass health care in the Senate. I don't think there was much chance of that happening anyway....Read More