January 28, 2010

DC Agenda declares ENDA dead for the year

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It looks like some folks on the Hill think ENDA's dead for this Congress: Breaking what some have called an informal code of silence adopted by mainline LGBT political organizations, at least four sources familiar with the gay and transgender...Read More

The Supreme Court: Wave Goodbye

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 28, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Can't hide my head in the sand anymore. I'd like to, but it's time to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision. Ouch. What the Supreme Court did, was to rule that corporations are entitled to "personhood" in a way that...Read More

Will faith-based agencies help Haiti's gay community?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Since the world community has descended on Haiti with relief aid in response to the January 12th earthquake, I am wondering how Haiti's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities are being helped. As one of Haiti's most marginal...Read More

My State of the Union Reaction: DADT Mention, Tough Talk, & Supreme Smack Down

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 28, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Note from Waymon: Let me first say that this was a really dense, full speech to the Nation from Obama. I hope the readers will jump in and leave their own views and impressions on the SOTU- I always learn...Read More

Building Blocks

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | January 28, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

A bit over a year ago, I had a phone conversation with Bil Browning. At the time, I was a frequent commenter and there was some stupid thing going on that had us riled up (myself included) and by fortunate...Read More

Put some class in your Valentine's Day (and get laid doing it!)

Filed by Nathan Strang | January 28, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I admit, I don't think much of Valentine's Day. Maybe it's because of all the cheap perforated valentines you can pick up at any drug store, and the not so delicious bone-meal conversation hearts that float around my office every...Read More

The Big Fat SOTU Roundup: Everything You Need to Know

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last night's State of the Union address had the LGBT world buzzing. The White House had dropped some considerable hints that LGBT issues would be mentioned and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell got the nod (although a subtle...Read More

Meeting religious objections to marriage equality head-on

Filed by Adam Bink | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

There's an interesting approach being taken to further the cause of repealing Prop 8 in California. This week, openly gay State Senator Mark Leno- who previously sponsored the legislation legalizing marriage equality which was twice vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger -...Read More

60s Men's Mag, Debonair: "Inside a Lesbian Convention"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 28, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Media tip: before you let someone inside your convention, make sure you approve of their conventions....Read More

Facing Saint Valentine

Filed by Father Tony | January 28, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Saint Valentine's Day is a lethal holiday, which is to say that it's not a holiday at all. More like the visit of an orderly bearing clean sheets to death row inmates in various stages of awareness and acceptance of...Read More

Will Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Cross the Finish Line In Maryland?

Filed by Keri Renault | January 28, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The rush is on to beat Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler to the finish line in defining the state's legal position toward out-of-state, same-sex marriage. Delegate Emmett Burns, Jr. (D-Baltimore), a Baptist minister and champion of equal opportunity for African-Americans...Read More


Lambda Legal: Very little has changed

Filed by Ed Team | January 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have heard promises before about ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and we welcome the President's statement tonight that the time has finally come to fulfill that promise. Very little has changed since Lambda Legal represented Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer 18...Read More

Obama at SOTU on DADT and discrimination

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

CBS has video of the LGBT part of the State of the Union last night....Read More