May 29, 2010

Weekly Reader: Saddam's sex tape, Larry Kramer at the mall & Veruca Salt

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

While "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal dominated the queer conversation this week, don't forget that there were plenty of other overlooked stories. We kept on pumping out great content you might have missed with all the focus on DADT. Check...Read More

Canaries in the Economic Coalmine

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 29, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

When the jobs-focused plenary panel at America’s Future Now convenes— with Angela Glover-Blackwell, Rich Trumka, Jared Bernstein, and Bob Herbert — it’s likely they will continue a discussion America desperately needs, and that tea party conservatives  wants desperately not to...Read More

Some Lubricants May Increase Risk for HIV Infection

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | May 29, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Two preliminary studies presented this past weekend indicate there may be an increased risk for HIV infection from using certain lubricants during unprotected anal sex. This risk applies to the receptive partner equally among men and women. The first study...Read More

No More Sex

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 29, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Now, apparently, homosexuality has nothing to do with sex. Andrew Sullivan has begun using "affectional orientation" instead of "sexual orientation," and this guy has suggested "romantic orientation." So, Christian bigot, you hate us because we engage in sexual behavior you...Read More

Don't Blame MSNBC for Our Poor Messaging on ENDA

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Bilerico Project contributor Rebecca Juro asked a very good question on Friday's post Insightful Yet Still Blind: MSNBC Just Doesn't Get the LGBT Civil Rights Movement I mean, what else could it be? How else can you explain the logic...Read More


Political homophobia

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Political homophobes aren't gay-hating in the traditional sense. In fact, publicly, most are strong supporters of LGBT equality. But, behind closed doors, many Democratic leaders, consultants, Hill staffers and the rest will vociferously argue that there is no political benefit...Read More

The creepiest mascots ever

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Have you seen the new mascots for the London Olympics? Wenlock and Mandeville are the creepiest mascots I've ever seen. Is it just me or do they seem to get more asinine as the years go by?...Read More