March 15, 2010

Which of the Busted Prostitutes Is A Man?: On NBC's "Dude Looks Like A Lady" Edition of Mug Shots

Filed by Yasmin Nair | March 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I came across this accidentally while following Alex Blaze's Twitter/Facebook status update about a man being tasered for the ghastly crime of hiding out in Macy's. Apparently, the police were so intimidated by him that they were compelled to use...Read More

"I played by 'don't ask, don't tell'": Police and privacy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

A USAF sergeant lost her job when the police, investigating her partner, looked through the window of their house and saw their marriage license from Iowa. So, just for fun, they called up the Air Force and turned her in....Read More

Why do I have to wait to get married?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

My partner and I are trying to decide when we should get married. We have a Domestic Partnership from Washington State, so we have some basic protections at the state level. Our home state of Iowa opened the door to...Read More

Radical Queer Semaine Wrapping up in Montreal

Filed by R Conrad | March 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

From March 5th to 15th rowdy and radical queers have been gathering in Montreal to share information, learn from one another and to celebrate our queerest selves in the highest of low fashion. Radical Queer Semaine is an annual gathering...Read More

Michael Bublé, I Wish You Were a Cupcake, So I Could Eat You Up

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

After my recent Michael Bublé love letter blog post, Father Tony pointed out that the music video for the irresistible "Haven't Met You Yet" featured some bad autotuning. I didn't really notice because I was too busy looking out for...Read More

In binary-deconstructing news

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 15, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last year we saw Pakistan approve a new gender class on its ID's for hijras and India allow voters to declare themselves "O" for "Other." Now NSW, Australia, has changed its records on someone to identify hir as nongendered: The...Read More

Why I want to drop the healthcare bill

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm over it! The bill the President is pressing forward is not at all what progressives hoped for when we elected Obama, so I'm not going to pretend to support it. If the Democratic Party were interested in supporting meaningful...Read More

Making Trouble: Trust, part one

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 15, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

This is part of the Making Trouble series, although it takes a different tack as I get ready to end it this week. This time, I talk about differences between now and several months ago. Trust. It's been just shy...Read More

When queer meant no war and fighting against the body police

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Susan Raffo lives in Minneapolis where she writes, is a bodyworker, parents, lives in communal housing, organizes and, when the weather permits, gardens. She is planning on going to Detroit for the US Social Forum. She'll...Read More

Unisex shoes, 1908: Regal Purr!

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I love these. First, because I have a bit of a shoe and foot fetish, but mainly because, wow, they are sexy and comfy and really would be equally flattering to men and women. I've never been the type to...Read More

Time to Get Serious About ENDA, Speaker Pelosi

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

Speaker Pelosi, we have been promised a vote on ENDA in the House in March. And we mean to get it. Tomorrow is lobby day for ENDA, and a couple hundred people are expected in DC to go talk to...Read More

Damaged goods!

Filed by Sean Martin | March 15, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It makes you wonder if there're revolving doors on the confessionals as well. Click here for a larger version....Read More


He's been more than generous

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

"I believe that takes care of it." --Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on why he won't push for nondiscrimination legislation in the state legislature after his nonbinding executive directive to end LGB discrimination...Read More

Chaz Bono on Anderson Cooper

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

Chaz Bono was on Anderson Cooper to lead into the Susan Stanton documentary on Saturday....Read More