August 31, 2010

Uncle Stacey

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 31, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I start thinking I'm an expert. I get to feeling like I've got things all figured out. And then, inevitably, parenthood brings me right back down to earth. Take the time we told our son, Waylon, that his friend...Read More

Sea Turtles!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 31, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's those little ironies you have to watch out for......Read More

Cancer and Kittens

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 31, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Home again. This time for good. No more Maine, no more driving outside the city limits, no more beach. Bah. I went to Dana Farber, the cancer hospital of extraordinary care, with my sister yesterday. It's not the greatest news....Read More

Very good mushroom risotto

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Ever since I was a little kid I loved cooking. My first memory with my mother in the kitchen is hearing the old food processor she had to shred dry mozzarella and running to go and get the last little...Read More

The Trouble with Women: Vintage ads

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 31, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Stereotypes of women in vintage ads never cease to amaze. Here, two pre-feminist ads which more or less the traditional patriarchal view of what's wrong with females. First, we're very emotional. This woman, for example, just learned about the Tea...Read More

Richmond, Virginia Launches Gay Tourism Site

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 31, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

In a move that one would think has Virginia's uber-Christian and decidedly anti-gay attorney general Ken Cuccinelli having convulsions, the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a tourism page aimed at the LGBT tourism dollar. The site, called...Read More

Why Can't I Tell My Ex to F-Off ?

Filed by Michele O'Mara | August 31, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I try my best to stay on good terms with my exes. I wouldn't say we always end up friends but we can at least see each other and have a decent conversation. However, it's different with one person....Read More

Silently Listening

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 31, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Alan L. Bounville is a full time graduate student studying theatre for social change at New York University and is one of the founding members of Queer Rising New York City, a direct action group fighting...Read More

Focus on the Family's Model Pro-Bullying Policy

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Focus on the Family is going all out when it comes to schools, mainly to try to make the next generation of Americans more homophobic than the group of teens who just graduated. They know the battle is in schools...Read More

How Janet Jackson Can Save the Democratic Party

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Fresh polling out from Gallup doesn't bode well for the Democrats. August is the cruelest month...for Democrats, it seems. Driving the news today is a new Gallup poll that shows Republicans holding an unprecedented 10 point lead over Democrats on...Read More

Does the Gay Men's Health Summit make me look fat?

Filed by Mark S. King | August 31, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I took more time than usual choosing an outfit this morning, because of two terribly conflicting forces. First, I was on my way to the 2010 Gay Men's Health Summit and, diametrically opposed to this fact, I went shopping for...Read More

'Equality' is My Middle Name: A Look at One of Facebook's Most Simple and Effective Uses

Filed by Leone Kraus | August 31, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

We've all seen them in our Facebook friend networks, the friends who have 'Equality' as their middle name, such as Joe Equality Smith or Jane Equality Doe. The other night, I was scouring Facebook for blog ideas and came across...Read More


The voice of LGBT Kurds

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are 15 million Kurds in Turkey, and one in 10 people is gay, but where are the Kurdish gay people? That is the question that led to this. We wanted to find out how people express their sexuality in...Read More

"That's Gay" on schools

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Brian Safi discusses Focus on the Family's back-to-school focus....Read More