September 16, 2010

H.E.R.O., GetEQUAL Disrupt Senate Armed Services Hearing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Today, GetEQUAL and H.E.R.O. - an Arizona-based grassroots group of community organizers - interrupted a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Members of the LGBT civil rights organizations stood up in the middle of the hearing in room SD-106 of the...Read More

NMAC's joyful HIV/AIDS Awareness video

Filed by Mark S. King | September 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In a new segment last week, Oprah Winfrey revisited a town that shunned an HIV positive man for using the public pool in 1987. The episode haunts me to this day. Thank goodness for the healing balm of the National...Read More

Scott campaign: Feds should shut down Twitter & Facebook

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

My original story about Indiana Republican congressional candidate Marvin Scott's campaign manager grew legs and was reported all over the country and resulted in his termination from the campaign. The manager, Stan Solomon, repeatedly made anti-gay, xenophobic, and racist comments...Read More

No one's homophobic

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

If it wasn't obvious before, we're now fully in the era where we just can't assume that an action is homophobic no matter what its effects or intentions are unless the people performing it say the word "faggot." But this...Read More

Realizing The Dream

Filed by Steve Ralls | September 16, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Next week, the Senate is expected to cast a long-awaited vote on the Department of Defense Authorization bill. As almost everyone now knows, the bill holds a special significance for our community this year because of its potential to repeal...Read More

Will Tea Party climate repeal "Don't ask, don't tell"?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | September 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

With the global kerfuffle about an Islamophobic minister, Rev. Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, threatening to burn the Koran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, little attention last week was given to a federal district court judge's ruling that the...Read More

Australia allows transgender people to serve in the military

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's really, really hard not to make a comparison to the US here: Chief of the Defence Force Angus Houston issued an instruction Monday revoking the policy that effectively banned transgender service members. The ADF is believed to be the...Read More

Don't Read This if You Have Hang-Ups: vintage magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 16, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Published barely 13 months after the Stonewall riots, this magazine for the exclusive Fire Island crowd makes it clear that the tide had shifted to a spirit of self-acceptance and gay pride. A really fabulous little piece of gay history....Read More

Catholics For Equality Makes A Smart Start

Filed by Father Tony | September 16, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

On Tuesday, September 14th, Catholics For Equality was launched after nine months of preparation. As one of the founders, I am satisfied with the initial reactions. I'd like to tell you what to expect from this fledgling organization and I'd...Read More

IHOP sues fundie group for copyright violation

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

IHOP - the International House of Pancakes is suing fundie Lou Engle's International House of Prayer. The restaurant is claiming copyright violation. The church's tagline is "Preparing the way of the Lord through night and day prayer." Pshaw, not even...Read More

They Meant Well: Microsoft

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leslie Robinson's brother-in-law works for Microsoft, and his attempts to educate her are downright noble. Check out more of Leslie's humor columns at We've reached a point in America where many companies seek to do...Read More

Zestra Fiesta!

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 16, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Yes, it's true. It's time for me to pull up stakes from Provincetown and head back to New York City (or as we call it, the office)....Read More


Blame it on Obama

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Once again, we see the intersection of national security and social policy when it comes to the recent effort by the Obama administration to overturn the historic ban on homosexuality in the military. Yesterday's ruling by a federal judge in...Read More

Adam Lambert & Jake Shears make out

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

In the latest installment of the Scissor Sisters webisodes, Adam Lambert joins the gang for a makeout session with lead singer Jake Shears....Read More