February 17, 2010

The question of issue prioritization

Filed by Adam Bink | February 17, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I like to have a lot of discussions around political strategy with friends, both politically-oriented folks as well as more detached friends. I was e-mailing with one fairly politically-oriented friend of mine back and forth through the day yesterday about...Read More

The military can move faster on DADT

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 17, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Gina King comes from a family with a strong tradition of military service is a veteran of the US Navy. She identifies as intersexed and trans identified. Currently she works within the military industrial complex as a vital...Read More

Senate Rule V: Suspension of the Filibuster Rule Only Takes 51

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 17, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The momentum to amend the filibuster to make it less susceptible to abuse is growing and growing. The cause has now been taken up by more non-partisan media outlets, includingUSA Today, CBS Evening News, That's good for the LGBT agenda,...Read More

Palm Center's Nathaniel Frank: DADT repeal in 'grave peril'; SLDN endorses the blog swarm

Filed by Pam Spaulding | February 17, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Whoa, two bits of big news. An essay at Huff Post by Nathaniel Frank (the author of, Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America) is a serious endorsement of yesterday's blog swarm, as is the...Read More


Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 17, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I am afraid that the LGBT community is going to give up. I'm afraid that we are going to make excuses like, "Oh, it's an election year. We're not going to get what we want this year." I'm afraid that...Read More

Civil unions can be about choice

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

An Austrian straight couple wants to get a civil union, which just started in that country in January: A heterosexual couple in Austria is fighting for the right to enter into a registered civil partnership - introduced for homosexual couples...Read More

Olympic Pants!

Filed by Sean Martin | February 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Isn't it fascinating that some Olympic uniforms just seem to engender controversy, while others... Click here for a larger version....Read More

Hairy Beary Vintage Wrestler: Baron Leone

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 17, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Pro-wrestler, Baron Leone (1909-1988), painted by Vaughn Bass in 1954....Read More

Colorado Springs: Conservatism's Shining City

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 17, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

If you've ever wondered where conservative economic policies like permanent tax cuts for the wealthy, slashed social services and government spending are supposed to lead us, look no further than Colorado Springs. David Sirota's description of what's happening to that...Read More

Rep. Nancy 'Anal Sex in Schools' Elliott: Liar, Liar...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 17, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

New Hampshire Representative Nancy Elliott became youtube/Sally Kern famous last week when she gave a detailed rant on gay male sex and made the ridiculous claim that a fifth grade class had been instructed to draw two men having anal...Read More

Being a D--k: 20 More Seconds of Transphobia

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm a fan of Daniel Tosh's comedy and his Comedy Central show, Tosh.0. Tosh isn't an insult comic like Lisa Lampenelli, but his schtick is to make slightly offensive jokes that usually targets a certain community. Most of the time...Read More


Ray Gosling talks about mercy killing

Filed by Ed Team | February 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Maybe this is the time to share a secret that I have kept for quite a long time. I killed someone once. He was a young chap, he'd been my lover and he got Aids. In a hospital one hot...Read More

Pride House at the Vancouver Olympics

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 17, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Xtra went to the Pride House in Vancouver....Read More