September 30, 2010

Unexpected Gender Role Models

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I've been writing a lot recently about the gendered aspects of my childhood, trying to piece together that part of my trans narrative in a way that can be explained and understood by others. Whenever I heard messages about what...Read More

Gay student commits suicide after privacy violation

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

There was a tragic suicide at Rutgers University recently as a student, Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death from a bridge after his roommate secretly filmed him having gay sex and transmitted the movie via internet: "Roommate asked for the...Read More

Homophobia Kills

Filed by Joe Mirabella | September 30, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Homophobia kills. It kills. I don't know how else to say it. It kills. It kills. Homophobia kills. Hate is killing young men and woman every day. Just this month alone the media reported 4 suicides because of anti-gay bullying....Read More

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Fight Back New York: There Are Consequences

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Greg Rae got his start on political campaigns by taking over as tech lead for the No On 8 campaign. Since then, he has continued to advise organizations on online fundraising and outreach. He currently serves...Read More

Roasting a Lame Duck

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | September 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

For the sake of everyone's sanity, I'm not going to go into detail about the piece on that details rifts kept hidden for the sake of preserving coalition going into the Senate vote on the Defense Authorization bill last...Read More

Andrew Shirvell's campaign against a college student: What hatred looks like

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 30, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell, whose claim to fame is his bizarre campaign against the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president, is a perfect example of hatred. After he started getting attention for his website devoted to...Read More

Cupcakegate continues: A heartwarming moment

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Want to see one of the most heartwarming moments from Indianapolis' "Cupcakegate" ongoing story? For those of you who haven't been keeping up, Indy's Just Cookies bakery refused to make rainbow colored cupcakes for a local college's diversity group and...Read More

Carnival Cut-Out Cut-Ups: Vintage photo

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

There's always something great about people being silly and these two old dudes, out for kicks at an early 20th century carnival, clearly were having fun. But, gee, wouldn't this make a fun prop at Pride?...Read More

The A-List - Don't Hate Them Because They're Beautiful

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

Sometimes wisdom comes to us from unusual sources. You'd not expect to be impressed with anything more than the looks of the cast members of LOGO's new gay reality series The A-List premiering Monday Oct 4th 10/9c, but I attended...Read More

Greensburg Billboard: "No Bullying"

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | September 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Indianapolis's NBC affiliate reports that a billboard has been erected on a main thoroughfare in Greensburg, Indiana. Greensburg is the hometown of teenager Billy Lucas, who took his own life after years of being bullied. Sponsored by a local organization...Read More

The Long Dark Night Of Eddie Long, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand Workin' in the dark against your fellow man But as sure as God made black and white What's done in the dark will be brought to the light ~...Read More

A Quickie

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 30, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

A quickie....Read More


Gay cupcakes aren't about values, morality, or personal beliefs

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

"The mayor was certainly dismayed and wants to make it clear that a person's values, morality and personal beliefs are absolutely not relevant to making a purchase at the City Market." --A spokesman for Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard regarding Cupcakegate...Read More

Goodwill works with transgender org

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

A Goodwill in SF is working with a transgender org to increase employment opportunities for transgender people. Here's the local news report....Read More