June 25, 2010

How I Became a Home Depot Defender

Filed by David Castillo | June 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm not usually in the practice of coming to the defense of many coporations, especially a giant retailer like Home Depot, but Media Matters for America's County Fair blog pointed out a World Net Daily report that promoted a homophobic...Read More

Queer music Friday - Vanessa Carlton

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Another famous musician came out this week with Vanessa Carlton saying that she's a "proud bisexual woman." Here's "A Thousand Miles" from back in the day:...Read More

Interview: The world according to Maggie Griffin

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Project is partnering with Hyperion books to give away three copies of Maggie Griffin's upcoming book, Tip It! The World According to Maggie Griffin, in a couple of weeks but we had a chance to run this Q&A with...Read More

Dear Mr. President

Filed by Nadine Smith | June 25, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tuesday night Equality Florida's deputy director, Stratton Pollitzer, and I attended the President's reception at the White House in honor of Pride Month. During his address President Barack Obama reinforced his commitment to ending DOMA and DADT and passing a...Read More

Full Equality Now! Corporate Party Later!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Lots of Prides are happening this weekend, and in coming weeks, and there have already been a few. Reed Cowan, the director of 8: The Mormon Proposition wants all Prides canceled until we can get married. (Full equality now! Corporate...Read More

Stirring up the gay media's hornet's nest

Filed by Matt Comer | June 25, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

If gay journalist Michael Lavers, national news editor for Edge Media Network, intended simply to write a balanced article exploring the demise of Window Media, the future of gay print publications and the rise of LGBT digital media, then he...Read More

NV Senate candidate Sharron Angle's anti-gay newspaper insert

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Before Sharron Angle was the Republican candidate for Senate from Nevada, she was a member of the far-right Independent American Party. Angle switched parties in 1997 when she wanted to run for statewide office. The Independent American Party is a...Read More

Today's Trans Day of Action in NYC - What Racial Divide?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today at 4pm, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color and allies will take to the streets of NYC once again and demand justice to let the world know, that the rebellion is not over and we will continue...Read More

Michael Lucas shouldn't have a column in The Advocate

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Michael Lucas has another bash-Europe/Muslims column in The Advocate, which has taken a pretty hard anti-Gaza line since the flotilla was raided. I noticed a few factual errors, and could probably find more if I actually googled any of his...Read More

Matters of Size: Vintage military humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

WWII era humorous postcards. Though these are light and silly on the surface, they address issues in masculinity and male image that are eternal. Did men always lie about (and care so much about) their size? I especially love the...Read More

Supreme Court sends battle over release of petition signers' names back to lower courts

Filed by Nan Hunter | June 25, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in Doe v Reed that individuals who sign referendum petitions generally do not have a First Amendment right to remain anonymous. But the Court also held that courts should consider the particular facts in any...Read More


HRC wants Michael Steele to distance himself from Texas GOP

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2010 | 7:31 AM | comments

"Chairman Steele, I urge you to publicly reject the anti-LGBT language in the Texas Republican Party Platform. This kind of hateful rhetoric has no place in our political discourse. Unless the RNC endorses the Texas GOP's positions, it is up...Read More