April 9, 2010

Queer music Friday - Marie France

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 09, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Marie France is a glamorous rock and pop singer of transsexual history who's been famous for her music, acting, and modeling here in France since the 1970's. Her current musical project is an hommage to Brigitte Bardot, France's Marilyn Monroe....Read More

Hair Emergency

Filed by Bil Browning | April 09, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'd planned on writing an insightful political piece today - and it's half done. A hair emergency, however, has called me away. I'm so furious, I could spit! My stylist slipped with the clippers this afternoon and before either of...Read More

The Incense Of A New Church

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | April 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

A censer swings through the aisles of a new church, the smoke curling through the sun's rays streaming from stained glass windows; and its scent is pleasing to God. This new church is an institution that people do not fear....Read More

Justice Stevens will retire this summer

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 09, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

This will be John Paul Stevens's last session with the Supreme Court. He's just short of 90 and has been an associate Justice since Ford nominated him in 1975. Right now he's the only Protestant in the Court, and he's...Read More

Coming Out: Trans

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | April 09, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Coming out is a pretty important process. And it is a process. For trans people, coming out is made a little more complicated, and the degree of complication follows the sort of trans person they are. For some trans people,...Read More

Giant Love: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 09, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Probably a posed photo to demonstrate the height of the tall man -- Victorians loved their human curiosities. But whatever their relationship actually was, the look in the eyes of the smaller fellow is filled with such admiration that I...Read More

Officer who held Duanna Johnson down testifies

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 09, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Updated after the jump with contact information for the newspaper. It's been almost two years since that disturbing video of one cop holding down while another cop beat a black trans woman, sending her to the hospital, was released. Both...Read More

Service Members Still at Risk under New DADT Instructions

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 09, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Aaron Tax serves as Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's Legal Director. Mr. Tax provides legal assistance to those currently serving who are impacted by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and related forms of discrimination, including those who are...Read More

Bareback porn is killing our community and you're to blame

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 09, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bareback porn is killing porn stars. From Edge: Chad Noel's March 17 death was reported on at GayPornGossip on March 26. The posting read, "Chad Noel age 25, a former 'twink genre' gay porn performer using the stage names of...Read More

Gay Evolution 4!

Filed by Sean Martin | April 09, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Well, *someone* had to step up and do it... Click here for a larger version....Read More

Drag Discrimination at Miss Gay IU 2010

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | April 09, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Several years ago, a friend called me and asked me to come down to Bloomington for the Miss Gay IU Pageant. Since I love pageants of any kind, I buckled in and headed down south, not quite expecting to find...Read More


Sometimes fitting in is more powerful than everything else

Filed by Ed Team | April 09, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I had chosen the desire to "belong" over kindness. I had placed my own fantasy idea of a high school "moment" over someone's actual, real-life feelings. I know, "belonging" and the myth of "glory days" can be pretty powerful stuff...Read More

Kyra Phillips responds to criticism

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 09, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Kyra Phillips responds to criticism around her segment with Richard Cohen....Read More