May 17, 2010

Will Gay Opposition Help Indiana Democrat Ellsworth?

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | May 17, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Indiana's Democratic Party named Congressman Brad Ellsworth as retiring Sen. Evan Bayh's replacement on this November's ballot. The news comes as no surprise: Ellsworth's long been described as the strongest Democratic contender. That doesn't mean, however, that the state's Stonewall...Read More

Putting the "Therapy" in NARTH

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It looks like media outside of Bilerico and Zoe Brain's blog decided to take a little stroll down Memory Lane and revisit George Rekers's work at UCLA, where he told parents to spank their boys for being too femmy and...Read More

So that's why we call it that!

Filed by Sean Martin | May 17, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Another linguistic mystery... solved!...Read More

Stopped Dead in My Tracks

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 17, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In a moment, sometimes, you're whole life can change. A friend of mine had her whole life change in an instant last Friday with a call from the doctor- cancer. It was caught early, it is a fairly curable cancer...Read More

Indiana Young Dems side with gay group on Ellsworth

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

In a message posted to Facebook Saturday evening, the Indiana Young Democrats issued a statement of support for the Stonewall Democrats abstention from voting on Rep Brad Ellsworth's nomination to replace retiring Senator Evan Bayh on the fall ballot. While...Read More

Poisonous Parenting: The "Intact Family" Edition

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 17, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

My initial reaction to Ross Douthat’s (whose name I habitually mispronounce as “Ross Doubt-that”) recent New York Times column was to roll my eyes. Fifty years ago, American family structures were remarkably uniform. The rich married at roughly the same...Read More

Why Do Realistic Representations of Gay Relationships in the Media Matter? Ask EW's Annie Barrett

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The recent blogosphere buzzing about the lack of physical affection between ABC's Modern Family gay couple Cam and Mitchell has really underlined a huge problem with modern portrayals of LGBT families. My recent article ABC's Modern Family: How "Modern" Is...Read More

Career advancement

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

From the Huffington Post: On Friday, the Washington Post ran a meta-piece on the matter under the title: "Is sexual identity our business, or are we a nation of busybodies?" In it, author Karen Tumulty reported that "administration officials asked...Read More

Watch: Amazing short film Steam

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Be sure to check out this amazing short film, Steam, by Jewish filmmaker Eldar Rapaport. It's only 13 minutes, but the conclusion of the movie will shock you. AfterElton called it "provocative," but I call it "brilliant." A man finds...Read More

She's a winner at the poker table and she is OUT

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

My partner, Cheryl, watches poker on TV. You may not realize it, but poker is a sport. Ask the ESPN channels that regularly carry the big tournaments. I go for the WNBA myself, but Cheryl prefers poker. She comes to...Read More

Dems: The Dog Ate My Homework

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

As a college professor, I've listened to many excuses on why the report wasn't done over the past decade. These included classic homework-eating dogs and tales of laptop explosions, Lazarus-like grandmothers who passed away, only to miraculously revive in order...Read More

Special for the little ladies: vintage, uhh, humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 17, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Actually, I've never seen a better argument for female separatism. *cough cough* It's after the jump....Read More

The American People Are Not Quitters

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 17, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: "Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama" is a new media campaign launched to underscore the urgent need for congressional action and presidential leadership at this critical point in the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't...Read More


Filed by Kate Clinton | May 17, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

May is now officially National Neanderthal Awareness Month....Read More


Aaron Sorkin: No living gay movie stars

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I can only imagine that Setoodeh's piece felt like a solid kidney punch, not to just Mr. Hayes and the other actors tagged in the story, but to teenagers -- kids who live in daily fear of what their parents...Read More

Freddie Mercury speed painting

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Williams Shamir posted this recent time lapse video of himself painting Freddie Mercury's portrait....Read More