August 4, 2010

Judge Walker Strikes Down Prop 8: Shows the Backbone the Virginia Supreme Court Lacks

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 04, 2010 | 10:00 PM | comments

I have now had an opportunity to review Judge Walker's opinion handed down today in Perry v. Schwarzenegger and my reaction in a nut shell is wow!! The reaction of professional Christians and others who are enriching themselves by beating...Read More

Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional: Gays and Lesbians One Step Closer to Equality

Filed by Joe Mirabella | August 04, 2010 | 9:00 PM | comments

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ruled today that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional in Perry vs Schwarzenegger. In the 136 page ruling he wrote: Proposition 8...Read More

Brief Summary of Judge Walker's Reasoning in Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Judge Walker said that he found Prop 8 in violation of the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the US Constitution. Our hero! Here's a quick definition of these terms: Due Process: the gov't may not deny anyone life,...Read More

Good Riddance Prop 8

Filed by Kate Kendell | August 04, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Well, it's official: Proposition 8 is history - hopefully, for good. Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and violates the United States Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection of the...Read More

Our Constitution Is a Living, Breathing Document

Filed by Marc Solomon | August 04, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Reading the words of Judge Walker moves me deeply. Once again, our constitution is a living, breathing document, and today it protects our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, just as it should protect all people and peoples when the...Read More

The Prop 8 Verdict: Gays Win In California!

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, chief justice of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, released his verdict in Perry v. Schwarzenegger just now and we've won. The case was brought by American Foundation for Equal...Read More

Prop 8 Preview: The 'Basis' Is The Thing

Filed by Don Davis | August 04, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

As you look at today's Prop 8 ruling, I want you to think back a few weeks to the Massachusetts Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) rulings for a bit of legal logic that will make a huge difference as this...Read More

Road Trip III

Filed by Sean Martin | August 04, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Of course, even on something as educational as a road trip, it never hurts to have a little information to share yourself....Read More

42% of Americans living with HIV/AIDS feel "alone and isolated"

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I post often here about prosecutions of people with HIV for not disclosing their status before having sex. Using the law to force people to disclose just doesn't work, and real solutions will have to start with an actual understanding...Read More

Sometimes a hot dog is just a hot dog: Vintage Hollywood

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 04, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

A very coy photo of two stars who were closeted for most of their lives. That's Roddy McDowell on the right -- and I believe that's Tab Hunter (?) serving him an all-beef wiener. So to speak....Read More

'The Kids Are All Right' Missed the LGBT Mark: The Modern Family Through Social Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 04, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leone Kraus is the voice behind the LGBT social media blog From volunteering, to lobbying, and now blogging, Leone has continuously played an active role in the fight for LGBT equality for the past 16...Read More

This would not be happening if you were not a lesbian

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Kimya has a master's degree in social work and nearly two decades of experience in the field. She was the manager of a unit of a long-term care facility for sufferers of Alzheimer's and dementia. She enjoyed her job, and...Read More

Criminal Queers on the Run: Bitch Magazine Interview with Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas

Filed by Yasmin Nair | August 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I first met Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas when they came to Chicago for a viewing and panel discussion of their first film Homotopia. The event was packed to the gills and included one of the most thought-provoking public conversations...Read More

Prop 8 decision expected today

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Judge Vaughn Walker is expected to rule on the constitutionality of California's Prop 8 today sometime between 4-6pm Eastern/1-3pm Pacific. We'll bring you the news as quickly as the decision is announced. American Foundation for Equal Right will be hosting...Read More


150 Orthodox Rabbis sign pro-gay statement

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Embarrassing, harassing or demeaning someone with a homosexual orientation or same-sex attraction is a violation of Torah prohibitions that embody the deepest values of Judaism. Jews with homosexual orientations or same sex-attractions should be welcomed as full members of the...Read More

Bryan Safi on anti-gay ads

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bryan Safi talks about the rising anti-sissy messages in advertising. The Arby's one makes me the saddest, considering a bunch of execs who probably never eat the crap Arby's serves sat around thinking of ways to exploit men's insecurity...Read More