February 3, 2010

It's economic interdependence, not marriage, that should afford benefits to partner of deceased state trooper

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | February 03, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Missouri highway patrol officer Dennis Engelhard died in the line of duty on Christmas day. His surviving partner of 15 years, Kelly Glossip, is not entitled to a lifetime benefit of $28,000 a year. That benefit is reserved for spouses...Read More

Democrats Play Shell Game With Gay Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 03, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Why have I not seen anyone commenting on the obvious shell game that the Democrats are playing with LGBT rights? Shell game - you know, where they put a pea under one of three walnut shells, mix them up, and...Read More

Community Responds to Vandalism Hate Crime

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | February 03, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

On Monday morning February 1st, janitorial staff at the University of Oregon discovered the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance had been broken into; computer screens and the TV were spray painted over and a swastika had been spray painted...Read More

U.S. Tax Court Rules in Favor of Transsexual Woman

Filed by Keri Renault | February 03, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Rhiannon O'Donnabhain finally got the tax break she deserved from the IRS in 2001. Tuesday, Federal Tax Court ruled in favor of the petitioner, a transsexual woman in the landmark case of O'Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The favorable...Read More

The Injustice and the Hope of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Filed by Diane Silver | February 03, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Retired Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell has just joined the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs and another past chairman in calling for repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Powell, by the way, did more than almost anyone else in...Read More

Creating Change Day 1: Institutes, Trainings, & Activists... Oh My!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 03, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

It's day one of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's Annual Creating Change Conference, which is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQI activists from around the country. It's my second year attending and again I'm blown away by just...Read More

I doubt this is just Republicans...

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I've been saying for a while on this site that education is either the most or among the most homophobic sectors of the workforce, something that generally gets ignored since people don't really know what to do with it or...Read More

St. Louis officer killed in the line of duty, life long partner left in the cold

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 03, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The AP reports: Kelly Glossip and Dennis Engelhard shared love, a life together for 15 years and a modest ranch home in Robertsville. But in a state that doesn't recognize gay marriage, the two men didn't have a legal document...Read More

Wacky Quacky Virility Product: Von Graef's penis pills

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 03, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

German doctor Carl von Graef was one of the most successful 19th century quacks to exploit public naivete about sexual health. This is an advertising tract for his wildly popular herbal virility medicine (made mostly of Yerba Santa and Yerba...Read More

Review: Jeff Sheng's Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Volume I

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 03, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Scott Barnes is a photographer based in Indianapolis and Chicago. His work has been published on the DNA Magazine website and in numerous publications, and he is currently working on two fine-art books of photography. First, this book...Read More

Mark Feehily tweets his engagement

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I had a crush on Mark Feehily, the best boy band singer ever, that goes all the way back to when I was in college, well before he even came out. And now he's taken: Well, I hope he's happy,...Read More

Supporters of Anti-gay Legislation in Uganda Hosting President Obama Thursday

Filed by David Castillo | February 03, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Heads of state and other dignitaries will gather this week to attend the annual National Prayer Breakfast. A highly secretive Christian fundamentalist organization called The Family hosts the event each year. The Family has ties to major players in our...Read More

Eunuch Cohesion

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 03, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Creating change, tossing Charmin', asking, telling, superbowling......Read More


Air marshals aren't all nice people

Filed by Ed Team | February 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sexist, racist, homophobic, anti-disabled vet group, grossly incompetent. That's the general consensus among air marshals. This behavior has just spread like a cancer and it's out of control." -One air marshal, when asked to describe the air marshal's management after...Read More

"If Jesus had BroHarmony, he'd probably still be alive because Judas would have been screened out"

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This is pretty funny, these folks making fun of all the Super Bowl ad brouhahas of the past few weeks. My God, how many of the straight hipster bro pseudo couples do I know? People like to make fun...Read More