July 25, 2010

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Have we squandered our moment in Illinois?

Filed by Phil Reese | July 25, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm here at Netroot Nations in Las Vegas this weekend, learning about strategies and tactics on organizing in the Progressive field. Progressives are still excited, we're still fired up, and we still have the right plans and the right ideas....Read More

Response to 'An Open Letter to Louisiana's LGBt Organization, Forum for Equality'

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 25, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: This guest blog comes from the Forum For Equality in response to Wesley Ware's post "An Open Letter to Louisiana's LGBt Organization, Forum for Equality." Dear Mr. Ware, Thank you for your open letter and expressing your concerns...Read More

New Media Journalist Sets Self On Fire To Protest Soul-Destroying Boredom At Netroots Session

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'm in a session at Netroots Nation writing this. No New Media Journalists were harmed in the making of this post, but, boy, it sure feels like dementors are sucking my soul out of my mouth. Omfg. as I write...Read More

Sunday Funnies: Comic Con Counter-Protesters Show Westboro How It's Done

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 25, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

I know I usually post videos for Sunday Funnies, but the thing that made me giggle the most this week were pictures of the counter-protesters against Westboro Baptist Church at San Diego's Comic Con. You can check out my original...Read More

Speedo Student Gets Probation: The Corbett Harper Story

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | July 25, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

We first discovered Corbett Harper when The Huffington Post ran an article in March discussing how his exhibitionism of taking pictures of himself in a Speedo in university classrooms was causing a "ruckus" on campus. The original comprehensive article ran...Read More

Senator Reid Gets Dan Choi's West Point Ring As A Pledge

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

During Senator Reid's speech at Netroots Nation on Saturday, the moderator handed Dan Choi's West Point ring to the Senator on behalf of former Lieutenant Choi, asking the Senator to get Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal passed....Read More

AIDS2010 in Vienna: A Final Look

Filed by Mark S. King | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Life is such an arbitrary thing; I was born here, you were born there, she was born over there... and that simple geography equation will mean virtually everything when it comes to our human rights, our access to basic health...Read More

Respect Your Elders

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

So many of the conversations here at Netroots Nation have revolved around what we have yet to achieve: marriage equality, ENDA, a DADT repeal... The list goes on. Clearly these are pressing, essential issues. As we move forward, however, it's...Read More


SameSexSunday 8: Troop survey, gay candidates, Vienna, Argentina, and strategies the LGBT movement can learn from others

Filed by Phil Reese | July 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

This is a special SameSexSunday from the Democracy For America's Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas, the largest Progressive blogger and online organizer conference in America, and we took advantage of the availability of outstanding leaders and thinkers gathered here...Read More


Disappointment Over Failure To Endorse Gay-Friendly NY Senate Candidate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's not only surprising, it's disappointing. He's one of the insurgents who actually has a good shot." -- Lynn Shulman, a gay community leader from Forest Hills, NY, on the failure of Empire State Pride Agenda to endorse state senate...Read More

What Were They Thinking?!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 25, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

What Argentinian moron made this ad to support marriage equality right before the country's legislature decided to allow same-sex marriage? Here in America, we don't like to put actual gay people in our gay ads for gay marriage and...Read More