April 16, 2010

Queer music Friday - Jennifer Knapp

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Christian music star Jennifer Knapp came out as a lesbian this week. Another artist this week I had never heard of until now, but she sounds great. Here's her big hit, "A Little More." There was a great interview with...Read More

Separated: Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Lesbians around the nation wept (for joy) last night after People magazine broke the news that rocker Melissa Etheridge has left her wife, Tammy Lynn Michaels. A mob of hopeful women broke into an impromptu version of "Come to my...Read More

What's the Key to the Gay Rights Movement? Straight Liberation.

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 16, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Grace Chu lives in New York City, and she is the editor-in-chief of lesbian humor and culture blog Grace The Spot and a staff writer at AfterEllen. She likes penguins. I've been hit with deadline after...Read More

Homophobia still exists

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 16, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Marc Ambinder has an interesting post up on the speculation that Elena Kagan is gay (she's not), but not interesting in the way he intended it to be. Mainly, it typifies the way mainstream political journalists understand gays and gay...Read More

Poisonous Parenting: The "Puppies" Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

(TRIGGER WARNING: The descriptions and some of the media in this post depict extremely violent acts of child abuse. If this is an issue for you, consider yourself warned.) I had not expected to update this series so soon after...Read More

Open Thread: Cherry Blossoms and Weekend Plans

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Now that Spring has sprung, how are you going to enjoy it? What do you have planned for this weekend? We have company coming into town today; Jerame and I are taking them on a "redneck tour of Indiana." Should...Read More

An LGBT, beyond marriage win

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 16, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Obama released a presidential memo late yesterday to allow people to choose who gets to visit them and who gets to act as health care proxy, effectively banning hospitals that participate in Medicaid or Medicare (almost all of them) from...Read More

Vintage Lesbian Demographics

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 16, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Found this fabulous curiosity as I surfed a "funny images" site, but have no idea where it's from. Looks at least 60+ years old. Any of the fine researchers here have ideas what book/pamphlet/magazine it's from or who may have...Read More

Not Sure About The Transgenders in ENDA; CBS pushes hate group message

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 16, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

An article appeared yesterday in Roll Call, a DC newspaper covering legislative news. In it, Rep. Collin Peterson, so-called "Democrat" of Minnesota, said he's not sure whether transgender people should be included in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that coming up...Read More

Doc and Raider: the rest of the (somewhat) brief history

Filed by Sean Martin | April 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Naming a cartoon character can be perilous: once you've identified and labeled them, that's it. There are no redos, not without killing them off and starting over. If you do a Google search for "Doc and Raider", you'll not only...Read More


Doing it Obama's way

Filed by Ed Team | April 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Ok - let's do it Obama's way. One right of marriage at a time. Only 1136 more strokes of the pen to go and same-sex couples won't need to get married." -- A Facebook friend in response to an e-mail...Read More

Teabaggers Make a Point for Educational Reform

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 16, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Good lord, at least be able to spell your hate....Read More