February 2, 2010

TSA Plays Derogatory 'Jeopardy': More Fun in the Friendly Skies

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 02, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'll take misogynistic, homophobic, racist crap for $100, Mr. Trebek... CNN is reporting that the Transportation Security Administration has launched an investigation into a field office in Florida where supervisors used a game show-style crew assignment board to ridicule and...Read More

Hate crimes law and disordered sexual behavior

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I can't find anything in traditional media about this, but the Thomas More Law Center says they're suing to overturn the Matthew Shepard Act. This group is known for silly lawsuits, the kinds that make even those who feel like...Read More

HIV+ Smokers- Part 2

Filed by D Gregory Smith | February 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

You may remember the essay I wrote about HIV and smoking Poz Smokers and the Facts. You may also remember that the report I cited mentioned that there is evidence that smoking negates some of the effects of antiretroviral medications....Read More

Welcome. Orientation will now begin

Filed by Sean Martin | February 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Welcome to my little corner of the GLBT universe: Bilerico's new comic strip DOC AND RAIDER, the travels and travails of two Canadians trying to figure out life in the US. Before just throwing everyone into the maelstrom, I've prepared...Read More

When our Honor Code becomes a Jilted Lover, it wants revenge

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 02, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: 1st Lt. Dan Choi was a West Point graduate with degrees in Arabic language and Environmental Engineering. He was an infantry officer and Iraq combat vet, co-organizer of the National Equality March, and co-founder of Knights Out. Secretary...Read More

Congress and the public don't see eye-to-eye on ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Update: People are providing links to state-level anti-discrimination legislation in the comments. If you know of any, please pass it along. I'd like to see how much there is and make another post out of it, since the numbers are...Read More

Vintage male underwear ad: "You can't tear the fly!"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 02, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

There's text, nd then there's subtext, and then there's this vintage ad heralding the man-handling-withstanding indestructible fly....Read More

Gay, trans, man, and pregnant: Let's talk about cognitive dissonance in the media and the movement

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | February 02, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

...for all our effort to show how we are just as normal as anyone else, what we are saying is that we are not different from the het/cis people out there. And, in point of fact, we *are* different. And those differences shouldn't matter. We speak of how coming out is so awesome - how it frees us to be ourselves, how it loosens the shackles of conformity and enables us to truly be ourselves - to be an individual, different from others...Read More

Gist, or the demise of pseudo-privacy online

Filed by Dustin Kight | February 02, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

When I was fifteen and a budding gay in Small Town, South Carolina, I had an AOL account and a single mother who didn't have the time or the wherewithal to keep up with my Internet doings. (Thank God something...Read More

A Project of Love

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | February 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Often we cross paths with someone we never expected to meet who profoundly changes our life. Today was one of those days for me. Recently we had been contacted by the marketing executive for writer Barbara Benjamin Marcus who developed...Read More

Fashion models with hardons are the new pink

Filed by Bil Browning | February 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

This is not your typical fashion shoot, is it? I'll admit that I'm fascinated by the photo shoot. While this isn't meant as porn, there's plenty of sites out there that feature photos of guys with hardons under their pants....Read More


The Pope takes on Equality Bill

Filed by Ed Team | February 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society. Yet as you have rightly pointed out, the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to...Read More

Watch the Prop 8 trial online

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

You followed the live-blogs, you read the transcripts, now you can watch the Perry trial in the official reenactment! Day 1 is up here, part 2 after the jump....Read More