September 22, 2010

Dan Savage Tells Bullied Kids "It Gets Better"

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | September 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

When Dan Savage learned the story of Billy Lucas from a reader, he wished he'd had five minutes with Billy to tell him "it gets better." Dan went on: "But gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools...Read More

A Pox on Both Political Parties: So Where Do We Go From Here?

Filed by Michael Hamar | September 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In the wake of yesterday's debacle on the defense authorization bill which included DADT repeal and the DREAM Act as amendments, like many others, I felt like vomiting. The Democrats, naturally are saying it's all the GOP's fault. One Democratic...Read More

Rebound: Waiting to Date After a Break-Up

Filed by Michele O'Mara | September 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

My ex and I were together 13 years and we just broke up last month. I have met someone new and while I'm not in love, I am enjoying the distraction and want to continue seeing her. My friends...Read More

Did Chambliss aide make anti-gay death threat?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Right after the cloture vote failed on the repeal of DADT yesterday, blogger Joe Jervis reported getting a comment that said, "All faggots must die" from an IP address traceable to Senator Saxby Chambliss' Atlanta office. Senator Chambliss confirmed to...Read More

Florida appeals court finds ban on gay and lesbian adoptions unconstitutional

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 22, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

In a long-awaited ruling, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal, in In re Adoption of X.X.G. & N.R.G. (usually referred to as the Gill case), has declared the state's ban on adoption by gay men and lesbians unconsititutional. The...Read More

True Blood a Metaphor for Trans Folks?

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Vampire-Human relationships in True Blood are set up as a metaphor for same-sex relationships. They are hated by the right wing Christians, legally persecuted, and at one point they sneak in a reference to vampire-human marriages being legalized in Vermont....Read More

Nonviolence: It's more than not hitting people

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 22, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I posted Monday and Tuesday on Martin Luther King's Stride Toward Freedom, one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read. Have you gotten a copy? Even if you think my posts on the subject have been garbage, King's book...Read More


A reader writes with concerns

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yesterday evening Projector Leigh wrote in with some concerns about our push to urge Senators to vote for cloture on the defense authorization bill. The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the DREAM Act are both attached as amendments...Read More

Wanna Know Who Your Friends Are? Watch This

Filed by Don Davis | September 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm not even going to bother to add any editorial comment to this video, except to say that if you haven't yet seen it, you should, and if you want to know something about who your friends really of...Read More

The X Factor

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 22, 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


O'Donnell's Lesbian Sister: She's Not Homophobic

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"to all my friends and family..thank you for your great wishes.. for the wisdom to see through the insane lies that were being tossed around, and still will be, i supose [sic]. i'm sure they will make up new ones;...Read More

McCain flips out on gay reporters

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

You have got to see this. Watch as Senator John McCain has a meltdown in front of the press when The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld and Metroweekly's Chris Geidner start asking him about Don't Ask Don't Tell. McCain literally starts...Read More