July 30, 2010

Okay, let's talk

Filed by Sean Martin | July 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

No cartoon today, guys (please, hold your applause). Instead, a little story. As some of you know, I moved to Canada in the mid-80s, and the simple act of crossing that border had a profound impact on my view of...Read More

Queer music Friday - Yo Majesty

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I just got Yo Majesty's 2008 album Futuristically Speaking this week, and I've spent a good part of this week listening to that. They're a lesbian, Christian rap duo from Florida. Here's the video for "Don't Let Go":...Read More

GOProud, NOM, Grover Norquist: A conservative family photo

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Grover Norquist is a conservative hit man who has absolutely no values other than helping the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. So it was an interesting move last month to put him on the board...Read More

Should gays and lesbians boycott Target?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A video featuring an amazingly well intentioned straight ally from Minnesota has been widely shared this week on social media sites. She respectfully purchased over $200 worth of merchandise from her local target store, then returned it to customer service...Read More

Telling Your Story of Workplace Discrimination And Harassment

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 30, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

At Netroots Nation, a bunch of us got together to talk about why ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, has fallen to the bottom of the barrel. One of the points we noticed is that the campaign to put soldier's stories...Read More

State will not investigate police shooting of man in cruising area

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Last week I posted on the fatal police shooting of Dean Gaymon and said that the orgs working on that were asking for a federal investigation. Shortly after Bill Dobbs emailed to correct me - they were asking for the...Read More

New Gay Street Beat Podcast (Featuring Me!) Talks About DADT, Music, Target, & More!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was back on the new LGBT podcast "Gay Street Beat" this week for their latest edition and wanted to share it with all of you! Be sure to download it free on iTunes or listen to it on the...Read More

Equality Federation ED to step down

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Toni Broaddus, Executive Director of the Equality Federation, will be stepping down. She has served the organization for nearly six years and was the group's first leader. Toni is also a personal friend who has helped many state organizations gain...Read More

Tribute to Julian Eltinge: Theatre memorabilia

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

America's first great professional trans stage performer, Julian Eltinge, was a subject of intrigue, romance, and controversy. According to W.C. Fields, "When Julian Eltinge enters a room, all the women swoon and all the men leave for the smoking room."...Read More

NetRoots Gaytion: Is It Wicked Not To Care?

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

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Leo who is losing his hair. He attended Netroots Nation on a Freedom To Marry scholarship. He blogs at The New Gay. Nothing looks more democratic than Las Vegas from the 36th...Read More

Dumbledore is Gaaaaay

Filed by Paige Schilt | July 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has arrived. In order to convey the excitement that this news generated at our house, I have to confirm one of fundamentalist Christianity's most apoplectic fantasies: the Harry Potter series is...Read More

Chelsea Girls

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 30, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Congratulations to Chelsea Clinton who's getting married this week. It's so exciting. She's getting married there because she can....Read More


It's not gay if you do it for money

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Simon was so insulting. But it wasn't just him. Ant and Dec said I loved dressing up as a woman as if I liked doing it all the time. I'm a female impersonator, that's what I put on my application....Read More

Brian Bond interview

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Brian Bond was interviewed by the Courage Campaign and refuses to repudiate the "Solution to gay marriage"/nooses sign....Read More