September 15, 2010

Liveblog with NH Senate candidate Paul Hodes

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Please join us in chatting with New Hampshire Senate candidate Paul Hodes. We're hosting this liveblog in conjunction with Americablog, OpenLeft, Good As You, and Pam's House Blend. You can follow along on any of the sites and various bloggers...Read More

Freedom of Religion and Non-Discrimination Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm writing a law review article about the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, and its interaction with non-discrimination statutes based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Here's some of my introduction to the article, setting the stage...Read More

Racist toothpaste?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Has your current toothpaste been a little lazy about keeping your teeth pearly white? America's most popular brands have been forced to bend to the pansy liberal FDA and add government handouts like Fluoride to each tube. It's a government...Read More

Now I Know Who All These People Running Around My House Are

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

A family includes same-sex couples with children, as well as married gay and lesbian couples. That's the belief of "a majority of Americans," who now include the above in their definition of family according to a study by Brian Powell,...Read More

Live at TBP tonight at 6 PM- Rep. Paul Hodes, NH Democratic nominee for Senate

Filed by Adam Bink | September 15, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Please join us at 6 PM EST tonight for a live chat with Rep. Paul Hodes, the Democratic nominee for the open Senate seat in New Hampshire. I am a big believer that if you're going to make a criticism,...Read More

The art of complimenting trans people

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 15, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Drew Cordes is a transgender woman from Albany, N.Y. She is a 2004 graduate of Vassar College. The next time you encounter a transgender person, do not tell them "You're very brave" or empathetically smile while...Read More

Credit for Reid? Who Cares? Just Keep Pushing.

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | September 15, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Maybe this is bigger to me because I live and breath DADT repeal, but there's this slight debate over why Harry Reid announced scheduling. Was it the power of Gaga? Was it Alex's piece in The Hill? Did the LCR...Read More

Baptist church breaks away because it likes LGBT people

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's an interesting reversal. Instead of homophobic churches breaking away from pro-gay governing bodies, as we usually read about, this church is accepting of queer people and decided to leave the state Baptist organization: Brent Beasley, Broadway's pastor, called the...Read More

On Election Day

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

As I am way too often required to do, I was sitting filling out forms yesterday. Of course, the after school program that Jake goes to had me because today was his first day and if I didn't fill them...Read More

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," photography exhibition opens in Los Angeles, new photobook released

Filed by Jeff Sheng | September 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Many readers will remember a series of my posts from earlier this year about my "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" photography project, featuring currently serving closeted service members affected by the policy. I wanted to finally update everyone about the progress...Read More

Bullied Young Indiana Teen Takes His Own Life

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | September 15, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

In a heartbreaking irony of circumstance, 15-year-old Billy Lucas killed himself during National Suicide Prevention Week. Billy was the victim of merciless bullying. While he never self-identified as gay, he was cruelly harassed for being different, and many of the...Read More

Dirty Dancing! Sister Act! My Awesome London Trip!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 15, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I'm back from my trip to London. Let me know if you took any trips this summer! This was our first vacation since March 2009 so I was so happy!!!...Read More


Sen Reid & Gaga tweet back & forth over DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

.@ladygaga There is a vote on #DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so #nvsen -- Senator Harry Reid tweeting back to Lady Gaga after the pop icon sent her 7 million...Read More

PSA on suicide

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 15, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's a new celebrity PSA about queer teen suicide....Read More