July 21, 2010

Interview: Derrick Martin talks Prom, Being Kicked Out, & Helping Other LGBT Youth

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 21, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

I recently wrote about Derrick Martin, the gay teenager from Georgia who sparked a media firestorm when he asked his school if he could bring another boy to prom, has turned his experience into a project to help other LGBT...Read More

Lee Surrenders To Grant, Obama Retains Slavery

Filed by Don Davis | July 21, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 1865 (FNS)--The Civil War ended yesterday with the surrender of General Lee's Confederate Forces to Ulysses S. Grant, the Union Commander, at Appomattox. Although most observers are generally happy with the surrender, many of President Obama's...Read More

Tea Party on the Nature of Liberty!

Filed by Sean Martin | July 21, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's always good to know that their priorities are so well thought out and consistent......Read More

Trailer for New Uganda "Kill the Gays" Bill Documentary: Killing in the Name

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 21, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A trailer has just been released for a new documentary about Uganda's odious "Anti-Homosexality Bill" that prescribes the death penalty and other harsh punishments for LGBT people and their allies. The film is by Dominique Mesmin and if the trailer...Read More

The ex-gay agenda

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Look what Wayne Besen turned up (trigger warning): I disagree - honest perversion is a whole lot better than what they're describing in that interview. There's nothing wrong with getting some kink on - where this crosses the line is...Read More

How Much Stuff Can You Sneak Inside Your Man Hole?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 21, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Sometimes these posts really just write themselves. So I'm just going to cut and paste this Associated Press report: Jail Officers Astonished by Inmate's Contraband WENATCHEE, Wash. - Police in Wenatchee are surprised at the amount of contraband an inmate...Read More

Paul Mayen: Fallingwater's Lesser-Known Architect

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 21, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Almost a year ago the boyfriend and I visited Fallingwater, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous residential projects, while in southwestern Pennsylvania for the boyfriend's family reunion. As I noted in a post last August on my personal blog,...Read More

Lonely Sailor Days: vintage photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 21, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Sweet early 20th century image of French sailors dancing away some of their boredom while at sea....Read More

Dan Choi Now Officially Discharged Under DADT

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 21, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Lieutenant Dan Choi's National Guard unit has notified him by mail and phone he has been fully disachrged and is no longer serving as an American solider. According to Gay City News: Choi lost his battle with the Pentagon on...Read More

Hate Is Hate But Love Is The Answer!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hate is hate no matter whose side it's coming from. In fact, I can not see the love from "our side" from this NOM video as their t-shirts ask. Here is a video that the anti-gay group NOM produced. Here's...Read More

School settles with Constance

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

This seems to be the best result from the whole prom fake-out: "The agreement ends a precedent-setting lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 18-year-old Constance McMillen, who suffered humiliation and harassment after parents, students and...Read More

What It Means to Be Out In the World of Sports

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Alexia Krause is a lifelong fan of sports and fitness. She is a passionate writer of issues close to her, including mixed martial arts. It can be extremely difficult for anyone to announce their sexuality in...Read More

Protest NOM's "Summer of Marriage" At A Town Near You

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | July 21, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage known as NOM is conducting a "Summer for Marriage" tour starting in July and culminating with a rally in Washington, DC on August 15, 2010. Click here to find out about the counter-protest to NOM's...Read More


First Vancouver Trans Pride March

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

""We're here, we're trans, and some of us are queer." Kate Lamothe, an organizer of the first Vancouver Trans-Pride March, to be held July 25, 2010...Read More

Four mimes demonstrate safe sex

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Who better to demonstrate safe sex techniques than four mimes? Oh, if only they'd had these guys teaching health class in middle school!...Read More