September 2, 2010

Women in Wheelchairs: A Case Study in Inequality

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 02, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Comic books are largely a static medium. Captain America will always be the straight-laced, optimistic, idealistic soldier. Superman will always be the incredibly powerful yet distant hero. The X-men will always be the oppressed minority. No matter how many new...Read More

Dont Make Me Turn This Peace Talk Around!

Filed by Sean Martin | September 02, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Somehow the participants at these things always seem to remind me of something. Now what could it be.......Read More

I am the man my father built

Filed by Mark S. King | September 02, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Never in my short life had I been camping. I hated the grit of dirt and leaves, bugs, peeing outdoors, and the looming prospect of sleeping amongst it all. The woods looked like a life-sized version of the terrarium for...Read More

Parallels Between Priestly Celibacy and Afghanistan's "Dancing Boy"

Filed by Michael Hamar | September 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Having been raised Roman Catholic, I grew up well versed in the Catholic Church's obsession with all things sexual, and the sometimes less than subtle message that women were temptresses looking to corrupt men and/or dirty. After all, Eve was...Read More

Choosing Children: Help Preserve a Vital Piece of LGBT History

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

With Eric Stonestreet winning an Emmy Sunday for his portrayal of a gay dad in ABC's Modern Family, and the summer movie about two lesbian moms, The Kids Are All Right, garnering early Oscar buzz, it is easy to forget...Read More

Orlando's Parliament House in Trouble

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 02, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I first stayed at the Parliament House in Orlando in the summer of 1976, just a year after Bill Miller and Michael Hodges purchased the Abbey, a rundown motel at 410 North Orange Blossom Trail, and turned it into Florida's...Read More

Police exonerate selves in report on entrapment of gay men

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 02, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Two years ago the police performed some incredibly sketchy prostitution stings in porn shops and video stores in New York in which an undercover agent flirted with a man, proposed consensual sex, and then offered money. If the men didn't...Read More

Happy Birthday to Phil!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today is contributor Phil Reese's birthday. Yes, his birthday is 90210 this year. I'm lucky enough to be in DC with Phil as he celebrates. National Stonewall Democrats board member Chris Massicotte's birthday is today too and they're throwing a...Read More

Glenn Beck's Cynical Invasion of D.C.

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 02, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Maya Rupert is the federal policy attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where she has worked since Spring 2010. She graduated in 2006 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and has...Read More


Filed by Kate Clinton | September 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

On the same day marking Mother Teresa's 100th birthday, news broke that the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman is gay. Much to the chagrin of William Donohue, head of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious...Read More

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Drill No Evil

Filed by Don Davis | September 02, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I am one of those people who will actually watch those boring, boring, hearings on C-SPAN that most of us flip right on past while watching TV, and this past week I've been watching one of the longer events the...Read More


Fun is the new gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Fun your life must be." --Line from "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree," as sung in Le Page Primary School in Melbourne. The line used to be "Gay as your life must be."...Read More