August 3, 2010

Road Trip II

Filed by Sean Martin | August 03, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Ah, vacations. When life is supposed to be stress-free....Read More

Man kills 17-month-old boy for acting like a girl

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

This seems less like an attempt to kill the child and more like excessive violence that ended up killing someone, gender policing gone too far. And now a kid is dead. Transcript at the local news site....Read More

People of the Margins: Sideshow memorabilia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 03, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Someone recently called me "eclectic." I guess that's better than "mad as a hatter." Hm. Anyway, among my multitudinous quirks, I've lately developed a fascination with images from the sideshows and circuses of old, and particularly with the people who...Read More

Black church stages fight to test white cop

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Indianapolis has seen a rise in racial tensions this summer. First an African-American teenager accused police of brutality for wrestling him to the ground after he intervened in his brother's arrest for breaking and entering. The teen also tried to...Read More

DNC Chair Responds to Me and Others About LGBT Issues

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 03, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

This past weekend, I was in Washington, DC to represent Indiana for the National Stonewall Democrats Convention. It was a memorable weekend overall with a great mixture of speeches, tours and learning opportunities. During one of the plenary sessions, the...Read More

Queers Read This

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Bash Back pointed out on their blog that it's been 20 years since "Queers Read This" was first published and distributed. I was going to try to say something interesting on this, but rereading it now and understanding it in...Read More

How To 'Think' Like Bill O'Reilly

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 03, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Steven D, at Booman, notes that Bill O’Reilly is still attacking Shirley Sherrod. Bill O’Reilly, the first entertainer propagandist news analyst on Fox News to run the edited, out of context Breitbart clip of Shirley Sherrod, walked back his intense...Read More

Interview with NOM's Brian Brown

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The NOMTourTracker folks caught up with National Organization for Marriage Executive Director Brian Brown and took the opportunity to ask him some questions about his stance on marriage equality. The interviewer asked Brown the same questions Judge Vaughn Walker asked...Read More

Think of the children and vote

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

It's not at all surprising to me that the recent study of Prop 8 campaigns found that the "gay marriage will be taught to your children" argument was effective. There's just something about kids and gay people, usually men, that...Read More

A Breakthrough Study of the Prop 8 Campaign

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 03, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Kenneth Sherrill is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Hunter College, CUNY. A specialist in public opinion, voting, and elections, he has been studying the LGBT rights movement since 1972. Classic studies of electoral behavior...Read More

Why I'm In Love With the Ali Forney Center

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 03, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

"You're all family now," said the devilishly handsome Bill Torres, Director of Community Resources at the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth in NYC, where I went last week to a training for volunteers. He was telling us how...Read More


Smoking banned outside

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sadly, smoking is widespread in the LGBT community. As a leader in LGBT health, the Center feels strongly that we should set an example within our community." --Susan Cohen, director of the Health Education & Prevention department at the Los...Read More

Manchester Grand Hyatt protested

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

LGBT activists protested the Manchester Grand Hyatt as GOProud is holding a convention there....Read More