February 15, 2010

New Video Shows Plight of LGBT Binational Families

Filed by Steve Ralls | February 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

On January 28, 2009, there was a knock on Shirley Tan's door. The mother of two, originally from The Philippines, was starting her morning as usual. She was getting her 12-year-old twin sons ready for school, and preparing to see...Read More

Compromise 3 - Analysis of the DSM-V PRs

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | February 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I have looked at some of the more simple aspects of the PR's thus far in the first and second parts of this series. This time around, I will look at the little things in there that are both good...Read More

We aren't over the rainbow yet

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In case you were operating under the false assumption that L, G, B, or T oppression was over, several studies to the opposite effect were released these past couple weeks on youth suicide, transgender employment discrimination, health care, and bullying...Read More

Standing on the Side of Love in Uganda

Filed by Cathy Renna | February 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

We have been working with some of the bravest souls I have encountered this past week, as over 200 LGBT and allied people (primarily youth) gathered in Kampala, Uganda, to stand in solidarity and express their faith and love in...Read More

3D Porn: The Cutting Edge of Technology? Or the Decline of Western Civilization?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Now that Avatar, James Cameron's 3D extravaganza, has grossed more money than, well, anything, studios are tripping over their dicks to jump on the 3D bandwagon. The upcoming 2D releases, Clash of the Titans and Harry Potter and the Deathly...Read More

What does Evan Bayh's retirement mean for LGBT rights?

Filed by Jerame Davis | February 15, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

[UPDATE: I made a few edits for clarity and added the statement made by Senator Bayh today in Indianapolis. Statement is after the jump.] Evan Bayh, proving he's a bigger douchebag than anyone expected, will announce today that he is...Read More

UK man trying to get buggery conviction removed from record

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A 70-year-old man in the UK is trying to get his 1959 conviction for sodomy removed from his record. He found out that that was on his record a few years ago and thinks it was responsible for his being...Read More

February 15

Filed by Sean Martin | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The inevitable possibility of a let down after a holiday.. Click here for a larger version....Read More

Vintage drag: 1920s chamber maid

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 15, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Sad that the background stories on images like this are lost to history but delighted, at least, to find this 1920's cabinet card. Was this a stage actor in role? Or someone just doing what came naturally? Thousands, perhaps even...Read More

Hiding is bad for the military's mental health

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Mary Barber, MD, is a psychiatrist and member of the LGBT committee of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry. Imagine one day at work that you are being evacuated because of a terrorist attack. However getting...Read More

Senate "Monkey Wrench" Rule Repeal Only Needs 51 Votes

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

In my last post, I reviewed two court cases bearing on the Senate filibuster rule. These cases, U.S. v. Ballin and Skaggs v. Carle, strongly suggest that the Senate "monkey wrench" rule can be broken by a simple majority vote...Read More


Showering with the gays in the military

Filed by Ed Team | February 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Oh, oh, it's like every single time my high school used to play the football team from the gay high school across town, where they bused all the gay students who would ordinarily have been mixed in among us, like,...Read More

Nancy Elliott on anal sex

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Meet NH state rep Nancy Elliott, who's become a YouTube sensation in the same vein as Sally Kern. She's worried about fifth-graders being made to photograph anal sex demonstrations....Read More