July 9, 2010

The Most Powerful Man on Earth! (Part 3)

Filed by Sean Martin | July 09, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Most Powerful Man on Earth asks the question that Larry King won't -- and he'll do so with style!...Read More

Queer music Friday - Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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

I've put up rappers, singers, various instrumentalists, song writers, composers, music industry gimmicks, and producers here on QMF, but this will be the first for conductors. Openly gay Yannick Nézet-Séguin just signed a contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Here he...Read More

Bad Advertising: Bearded Lady & Nonsensical Text

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

Talk about bad advertising... I get that this poster is meant to be some sort of texting PSA, but what in the world does a bearded lady have to do with it? Worst of all, the text makes absolutely no...Read More

The limits of Tentherism

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The right can be expected to have a hissy fit over the decisions that came out of the federal court in Massachusetts yesterday that rejected parts of DOMA. And, as always, their complaints will be about judicial activism, since a...Read More

Why DOMA? The "What The Heck?" Defense

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 09, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

In my last post, I discussed how the concept of equal protection works. I explained that the government, if they're going to treat a group unequally, must have a rational basis for doing that. Congress had come up with four...Read More

Gaga: play away! TODAY show ends same-sex couple discrimination

Filed by Phil Reese | July 09, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Lady Gaga played the TODAY show guilt-free today. Yesterday night--after meeting in the late morning--GLAAD and the TODAY show production team announced new rules to the show's iconic "Modern Wedding" contest. After earlier excluding same-sex couples because organizers erroneously thought...Read More

You push or get pushed in this world, there's no middle ground

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Miss Manners gets a question from a gay guy who's already trying too hard: I am a 26-year-old man living near my family, with whom I have very close relationships. This often brings me into contact with their friends, many...Read More

On A Pair Of Victories, Part One, Or, "I DOMA Think Congress Can Define Spouse Anymore"

Filed by Don Davis | July 09, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I have to work fast over the next two days to get you this story, but it is a good one. We are all aware of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), championed by former Congressman Bob "I'm A...Read More

The passion of the bigots: political cartoon

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 09, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Found this incredibly powerful cartoon in one of my Facebook groups. Its bitter truthfulness makes me want to laugh and weep at the same time. via Wipeout Homophobia...Read More

What The Massachusetts DOMA Decisions Mean

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 09, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

As you undoubtedly know by now, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued two opinions last night finding that the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional. Why two different opinions? The first one, Gill v....Read More

My ADAP Story from the Hill

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 09, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've spent the past few days in Washington, DC meeting some wonderful people fighting for their lives and the lives of those they love. Together, we engaged in rich dialogue and each of us took turns to vent our anger...Read More


Mark Twain's still got it

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one likes to be interviewed, and yet no one likes to say no; for interviewers are courteous and gentle-mannered, even when they come to destroy." -- Author Mark Twain in a newly published essay, 'Concerning the Interview'...Read More

Eve's sassy gay friend

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

The "Sassy Gay Friend" people are branching out of Shakespeare and into the Bible....Read More