August 8, 2010

'Legalize Trans' campaign takes on American Apparel, gender equality issues

Filed by Matt Comer | August 08, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Legalize Gay. Repeal Prop 8." We've all seen it. American Apparel has made sure of that. Their brightly-colored T-shirts emblazoned with an amazingly simple yet strongly impactful slogan have been passed out to thousands at LGBT Pride festivals and other...Read More

When Does Good News Become Bad News?

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 08, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rev. Rick Elliott has been a minister since June 1973 and has frequently handled the overflow of weddings from a university chapel. He has received an M/Div from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and did five-sixths of...Read More

An Open Letter To My Fellow Straight Christians About Marriage Equality

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | August 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I write to you who are still ambivalent about the issue raised by Judge Walker's repeal of Proposition 8 in California: is it a sin to support the marriage of two people of the same sex? Let me explain why...Read More

On Organized Fearmongering Revealed, Or, "Lock Up The Kids...It's The Gay!"

Filed by Don Davis | August 08, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The airwaves (and the print and blog waves, for that matter) are filled with the news that a federal judge in California has declared that state's Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, which could clear the way for the resumption of...Read More

Information Obesity

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 08, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

This is a great video that I saw when I was reading my daily headline email yesterday from the New York Times, that posted a video (with no embed code!?) found on Of course I had to immediately tweet...Read More

Tyra Hunter Medical Transphobia Death 15th Anniversary

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 08, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday marked another sad anniversary. It was the 15th anniversary of the death of Tyra Hunter on August 7, 1995 at the hands of Washington DC transphobes. Transphobes who sadly held the titles of doctor, nurse and emergency medical technician....Read More

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#SSS: Rep. Jim McDermott, David Fleisher's Prop 8 Study, Prop 8 Ruling

Filed by Joe Mirabella | August 08, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

On this week's Same Sex Sunday, I start off the episode with an interview of Congressmen Jim McDermott (D-WA). We discuss the holdup of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the House, Citizens United, how to end the war...Read More


Arnold Schwarzneggar: Don't stay Prop 8 ruling

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court's judgment to go into effect, thereby restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Doing so is consistent with California's long history of treating all...Read More

Dumbass of the Week Award Winner

Filed by Bil Browning | August 08, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch Mr. Young Conservative squirm as he stands outside of Media Matters' offices asking staff what it feels like to work for George Soros. Soros, however, has never donated to the organization - no matter how many times FOX...Read More