October 26, 2010

On Juan Williams & Our Inalienable Irrationality

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 26, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I think Ezra got it about right, re: NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams, following his “Muslim=Terrorist” remarks on Fox News. It may have been that NPR was looking for a reason to fire Williams, and he gave it to...Read More

What I Can't Say

Filed by Diane Silver | October 26, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm in awe of my friend Jennifer Lawler, who writes so movingly about raising Jessica. I wish I had half of Jennifer's talent. But this morning in meditation I finally stopped picking at myself for spending the last few days...Read More

Republicans are only concerned with economic issues this cycle

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I haven't been following the midterms as closely as I did the presidential election two years ago or even the midterms four years ago. I'll fully cop to being one of those unenthusiastic left-leaning voters this time around, and not...Read More

Grim Remembrance: Gay Nazi prisoners photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 26, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

My parents were Holocaust Survivors (Polish Jews), so any and all material about that episode in human history always catches my eye. This image popped up on my radar the other day, showing gay prisoners at Sachsenhausen. It is one...Read More

Indiana: South Bend HRO fails again

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Once again the South Bend Common Council has voted down an amended human rights ordinance that would expand protections to cover sexual orientation. The ordinance has been brought before the council two other times and has failed each time. Indiana...Read More

Allen West on Gays in Military Barracks "tumultuous things happen"

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | October 26, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Once again last night I was subjected to more of disgraced retired Colonel Allen West who is campaigning to be elected to Florida's 22nd Congressional District. West was asked by the moderator to explain why he supports the military's discriminatory...Read More

California helps LGBTQ youth in foster care

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | October 26, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

The vast majority of states are officially silent on the issue of both LGBT foster parents and LGBT children in the foster care system. We've gotten so used to opposing the states that ban LGBT foster and adoptive parents that...Read More

How to fight homophobia in schools

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

While I'm guessing there's a lot of hype behind this story of a school in North London that claims to have eliminated anti-gay bullying, they're going in one of the many right directions and I imagine American conservatives' heads would...Read More

When the liberal agenda isn't so liberal

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's not very often that this happens! I find myself agreeing with a gay conservative!! Well, not the whole article that Tammy Bruce published at the Guardian, but at least this one paragraph. The rest of the article is your...Read More

Double your money!

Filed by Phil Reese | October 26, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Remember this video for Patrick Murphy? We're still pushing hard for Rep. Murphy: a true ally to the community. We need him back in Congress next term to keep fighting for us. He's one of the few 'good ones' folks....Read More

New York Times Boosts Trans Political Candidates

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The New York Times yesterday ran an article about several transgender political candidates running in various parts of the country. It's interesting to note how many such candidates there are. Are transgender people finally entering the political life of our...Read More

Potosnak: We Must Do Better

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 26, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Ed Potosnak is running for Congress in New Jersey. Ed is one of a handful of openly gay candidates this season and could really use your support. National Stonewall Democrats have raised $838 for him as...Read More


Everyone's watching... judges in Iowa

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I can't overstate the significance of what is about to happen in Iowa," said Brian Brown, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage. "The whole country is looking at you. This cannot be overstated." --NOM XD Brian...Read More

Candidate endorses her opponent for office

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

I thought this ad from Jerry Brown's gubernatorial campaign against Meg Whitman was cute....Read More