October 21, 2010

More united than divided: Coming together for Patrick Murphy

Filed by Adam Bink | October 21, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

For those of you who follow LGBT politics, you'll know there's a lot of what some call "infighting". Infighting over tactics, messaging, how much Obama should be supported vs. criticized, and the like. It can get distracting and sometimes very...Read More

Andy Moreno on MTV

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 21, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

I posted about Andy Moreno earlier, before she was officially disqualified from running for prom queen because she's trans. And now MTV did a report on her:...Read More

Allen West on Gays in the Military: "Unfortunately, they are serving "

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | October 21, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

On September 21, 2010, I attended a candidate's forum hosted by the Pompano Beach Civic Association to listen to a friend running for the Florida State House. I showed up in dressed in jeans and a polo shirt and upon...Read More

Whitman campaign tweets transgender cosplay video

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

Meg Whitman's campaign learned the importance of making sure a tweet doesn't go over 140 characters yesterday and they learned it the hard way. After senior campaign consultant Mike Murphy tweeted that the Deputy Sheriffs' Association of San Diego County...Read More

War on Christmas gets judge rejected?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 21, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Chuck Schumer recommended an openly gay lawyer, Daniel Alter, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, who'd be the first openly gay judge to serve on a federal court. Obama rejected that nominee, and unnamed...Read More

Legends for equality

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 21, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Author's Note: I serve on the Equality Virginia Legends Committee. The following is an op-ed piece that we hope to have published in the Virginian Pilot and the Daily Press. Among other things, Equality Virginia believes in a truly inclusive...Read More

Live chat with Rep Patrick Murphy

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

We're proud to be hosting a live chat with Representative Patrick Murphy today in conjunction with Open Left, AmericaBlog, Good As You, and Pam's House Blend. Congressman Murphy, the lead sponsor for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell in...Read More

Choi Triumphs at Ramapo College, While 9th Circuit Stumbles

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Former Lt. Dan Choi spoke to a capacity crowd last night at Ramapo College. The students were very excited to see him speak, and while he and I sat down for a cup of tea in the college cafeteria, students...Read More

Hard-Working Women: Depression-era photo

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

As always with vintage/antique photos, impossible to know whether people are what they seem to a contemporary eye. They could be a trans/lesbian couple; or they could be sisters or friends who performed manual labor. Either way, I think they...Read More

You Cannot Catch HIV Through A Trial Vaccine

Filed by Father Tony | October 21, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

If I learned nothing else on a recent night in Harlem where my husband and I attended the screening and announcement of the winning Generation V videos sponsored by the New York City HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, I did get...Read More

Rep Tim Bishop: I'll continue the fight

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 21, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY) is today's guest blogger. Congressman Bishop was picked by National Stonewall Democrats as an Elect Equality candidate for his record of supporting LGBT issues. You can donate to his campaign if you'd like to...Read More

Hillary always classes up the joint

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

This shot of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Situation Room yesterday with President Obama and other civilian and military leaders is simply striking. Clinton is wearing purple in solidarity for Spirit Day to honor the recent LGBT youth...Read More


The root cause goes deeper

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

"While the national press has picked up this issue over the last two months, we have been losing high numbers of LGBT youth to suicide for decades. In recent years, we've labeled the cause as bullying. But the root cause...Read More

Google Employees: It Gets Better

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

Google employees created a fantastic It Gets Better video. This is one of the best I've seen so far....Read More