October 4, 2010

Sad. Mad. Glad.

Filed by Kate Clinton | October 04, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Those were my emotional flash card options when I first started therapy. I would tell stories about growing up and my therapist would ask me how I felt. I'd start, "Well I think..." That's when she started with the cards....Read More

The war on LGBT teachers is about controlling what kids think of themselves

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The solution to LGBT teen suicide, specifically death-by-bullying, should be about the students. There's a lot of attention being paid to gay teen suicide right now, and I hope that it doesn't get misdirected to other projects that people want...Read More

The progressive march that wasn't

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Over the weekend I had the chance to attend the One Nation Working Together march that was billed as the "progressive" march to answer last month's Glenn Beck rally for teabaggers. The event had been planned for months - mostly...Read More

Unity, One Short Word

Filed by Amy Hunter | October 04, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

There are many signature issues around which the gay, transgender and allied communities rally — repeal of DOMA and DADT, passage of an inclusive ENDA, same-sex marriage. Social justice today for LGBT people seems to be defined by bumper sticker...Read More

Interview with Qasim Basir: We Talk Mooz-lum, Obama and LGBT Equality

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 04, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The other day, like most days, I was playing around on Facebook. Someone in my online community posted a video from CNN and in the text box they wrote, "Congrats Qasim!" I saw this and did a double take. I...Read More

Lame Duck ENDA: Rep Polis 'Optimistic' & Sen Merkley 'Hopeful'

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 04, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Pam Daniels is a writer and activist with 23 years experience in broadcast news and media including the staff of a former Governor. "The Speaker has said that she plans to bring it up this session so I...Read More

"It Gets Better" with Gay Brothers!

Filed by Mark S. King | October 04, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

My brother Dick and I couldn't resist making a contribution to this campaign. Dick has often shown up on my video blog, "My Fabulous Disease," but never have we spent three more heartfelt minutes than these. Anyone with a video...Read More

Atlanta PD's LGBT liaison during the Eagle bar raid out of a job

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

After the police raid on Atlanta's Eagle gay bar last year, where people were systematically searched, had their cell phones confiscated, and insulted by homophobic police officers, officer Dani Lee Harris, the Atlanta PD's LGBT liaison, who was not told...Read More

Did SNL go too far with bullied boy sketch?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Saturday Night Live's recent show featured a sketch about a small fifth grade effeminate boy who dreams of being a mural artist that's bullied by the other kids at school; his father decides to show the kid how to defend...Read More

Fox News Face-off: "Cupcakegate" Debate

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | October 04, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was invited to participate in a debate with Micah Clark, the executive director of the American Family Association-Indiana. Set on a mock-up boxing ring, it will air tonight on Indianapolis Fox affiliate Channel 59 at 10:00 p.m. This is...Read More

Bad, Naughty Belly Monkey: tattoo photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I love tats. Have a few myself. But is there no decency left in this world? This is from a rogue's gallery of ridiculous belly tats and, actually, this one is artistic, albeit questionably positioned. Click over and groan at...Read More

Literary Quickie: Lady Chatterley, Shoe Sex And Saving The Written Word

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | October 04, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's no secret the written word's in danger. With newspapers, magazines and other printed matter falling victim to the ongoing digital revolution, it wouldn't be completely irrational to imagine a future in which the alphabet's been reduced to pixels and...Read More


Gays won't change marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I want to say to the gentleman to my left, gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right...Read More

Interview with an ex-gay ally

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Don't really like the slut-shaming at the beginning of the video, but the interview with former SF Pride Queen Karyme Lozano is interesting. Her story of going from wild to conservative after she found "something was missing" sounds a...Read More