September 21, 2010

Log Cabin: What are they smoking?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Proving once again that gay Republicans don't know their ass from a hole in the ground, Log Cabin put out the following statement after today's failed cloture vote in the Senate. The Log Cabin Republicans are troubled by the parochial...Read More

"Trsitan and Zeke" by Jeff Sheng (DADT)

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: the Invisibility of Male Couples

Filed by Jeff Sheng | September 21, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

One of the most touching moments for me while working on my "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" photo series has been the photographing of couples. It dawned on me recently, that the element of relationships and couples, particularly of men, has...Read More

Castro triggered the American LGBT rights movement?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

In a fascinating e-mail to Andrew Sullivan, longtime activist Frank Kameny gives credit to Fidel Castro for triggering the American gay rights movement. While, Castro had no notion, of course, of what he was doing in this context at that...Read More

DADT Repeal: Take a Breath

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | September 21, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

The vote went down as predicted as early as last week when the procedure used to push voting on NDAA by Reid became known. We did not get cloture, and we lost. The "why" is a many-headed hydra that will...Read More

Against Equality Is Hitting the Road with Our New Book!

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 21, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The recent Prop 8 decision by Judge Vaughn Walker was greeted with great celebration in mainstream gay and lesbian circles. Defenders of gay marriage have been lovingly quoting entire sections of the decision and drawing some strange conclusions. For Jennifer...Read More

Liveblog with Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Please join us in welcoming Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet to a liveblog co-hosted by Americablog, OpenLeft, Good As You, and Pam's House Blend. The Mayor will be accepting questions from participants, so ask anything you'd like. He is running...Read More

Queers and Global (In)Justice

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | September 21, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I am often kept awake at night thinking about issues such as war, the international trafficking of women and girls, indigenous rights to land and water and the US's role as a global exporter and enforcer of colonialism and genocide....Read More

Gay is not the new Black: Why replicating King's strategies won't work for the contemporary queer

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 21, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I posted on Stride Toward Freedom, Martin Luther King's account of the Montgomery bus boycott, one of the most successful direct actions in American history. Why was it successful? I'll get more into that tomorrow, when I'll relate more...Read More

Pin-Up Women: the art of Pearl Frush and Zoe Mozert

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I recently did a big show on Pin-Up art of the 1940s-1950s (you can watch a video anthology of the show on youtube) and was interested to learn that two of the most prominent artists were women. Pearl Frush and...Read More


Live today at 2 PM EST- Mayor Steve Pougnet takes your questions

Filed by Adam Bink | September 21, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Please join us today at 2 PM EST for a live chat with Mayor Steve Pougnet, the Democratic nominee for Congress in CA-45 (against incumbent Republican Mary Bono Mack). Continuing our series of live chats with selected pro-equality candidates in...Read More

Take Action: DADT Repeal Possible Today

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday both Senators Leiberman and Levin (chairman of the Armed Services Committee) mentioned that they weren't sure the Democrats had enough votes to repeal DADT. Thanks to Senator McCain's filibuster of the Defense Authorization Bill, Dems need 60 votes for...Read More

Becoming Queer

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 21, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sara Beth Brooks recently completed the Leadership, Organizing, and Action: Leading Change program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is pursuing a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and lives in Sacramento, CA. Sara...Read More


Retro Pat Robertson

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

''The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.'' -- Pat Robertson in a...Read More

Chinese choke the chicken with Christine O'Donnell

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Next Action Media, the Chinese company making the animated new shorts that have been sweeping the internet lately, has done one on the Tea Party's surge in American politics. Watch for how they work Christine O'Donnell's anti-masturbation stance....Read More