October 22, 2010

Florida Attorney General Will Not Appeal Adoption Ban

Filed by Nadine Smith | October 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has announced he will not appeal the Third District Court of Appeals ruling that the state's anti-gay adoption ban is unconstitutional. Since Sept 22nd, Florida's ban on gay people adopting has been over. We are...Read More

Queer music Friday - Gioia Bruno

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Gioia Bruno, one-third of the Italian 80's girl group Exposé, went into solo dance music after her success with the pop band, sang with the rock band Wet, and opened a performing arts academy. She also came out of the...Read More

Election night 2004: The worst night of my life

Filed by Phil Reese | October 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

September 2004 was an optimistic time for me. I was starting my first term as Vice President of the Gay Straight Alliance at Central Michigan University, and I was gearing up to apply for the Membership and Community Events co-chair...Read More

Why should I feel sad? I'm not the one who committed suicide!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The recent media coverage of gay teen suicides (that have been happening all along and normally go unreported), one would think, would raise some compassion in the folks who aren't usually on the side of reason. And that probably happened...Read More

Senate Candidate O'Donnell Flunks The First Amendment

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 22, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

As a college professor, I am contractually obligated to bemoan the state of our educational system today, but this one takes the cake. When United States Senate candidates don't know what the First Amendment says, we really need to think...Read More

Teasing Accountability out of a Convoluted Situation

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | October 22, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't Ask, Don't Tell has always been inconsistently enforced. As a vaguely written policy based on a vaguely written law enforced at a very low level, the law was doomed to be a failed policy in a very true sense,...Read More

David Duke says Tea Party isn't racist: He should know

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

You know things have gotten bad when white supremacist David Duke comes out to defend the Tea Party for being overwhelmingly racist. Completely unrelated, of course, comes news of a NAACP report that links the Tea Party to several white...Read More

Adding The Voices Of Our Elders

Filed by D Gregory Smith | October 22, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I've worked with, lived with and am proud to have friends who are my LGBT elders. I love their voices of experience, of self-knowledge and humor. I also love the stories of desperate survival in societies and situations well beyond...Read More

Obama - It Gets Better

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

The administration released a video today of the President's message for LGBT youth for the It Gets Better project. Check it out and let us know what you think:...Read More

With Equality on the Line, Your Vote is Critical

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | October 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Conservative right-wing extremists are working harder than ever to get elected and trample on the rights and hopes of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. While many of us may be angered and frustrated with the slow progress for...Read More

Facebook Announces the 'Network of Support'

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

To assist in efforts to stop anti-LGBT bullying, Facebook has teamed up with LGBT organizations to form the Network of Support. The Network of Support is comprised of MTV's A Thin Line campaign; the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation...Read More


Those darn historical facts

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

"It's not just the contempt and arrogance from Washington Democrats - it's the total failure of their policies. On election night in 2006, Speaker Pelosi crowed about how voters had voted for change by electing Democrats and now we see...Read More

GOProud TV ad attacks gay candidate

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

In a never ending rush to the bottom, GOProud has released this TV ad that targets Rep. Barney Frank, Senator Barbara Boxer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The ad will run in California and Massachusetts where the...Read More