October 27, 2010

Glee Neuters Rocky: "Tranny" is OK but "Transsexual" isn't?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I probably would have just put up an open thread on the Rocky Horror episode of Glee last night, which Jerame recorded for me, with a couple of lines if it weren't for the fact that Ryan Murphy, the creator...Read More

New Santa Monica Ordinance Would Help to Protect Same-Sex Couples

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 27, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Geoff Kors is the Executive Director of Equality California. Last night, Santa Monica City Councilmember Richard Bloom introduced an Equal Benefits Ordinance. This ordinance would require any company that contracts with the city of Santa Monica...Read More

Notorious Homophobe New Head Of Montana Tea Party Group

Filed by D Gregory Smith | October 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

You heard me. KXLH News is reporting that: Tim Ravndal, who headed the Big Sky Tea Party until he was ousted following a controversial message he posted on Facebook, has been tapped for a leadership post in the Lewis &...Read More

Making the Push for December a Little Easier

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | October 27, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

All the news over the last few weeks has been confusing as hell, and not just for you guys. Wading through all the elating and depressing moments sucks, hard. Through the haze, one fact remains quite clear: We need to...Read More

Let's Have A Toga Party! 1962 Halloween photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 27, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Amazing private photos (from an estate listed on eBay) of a gay/drag costume part in 1962! In those days, prints were dated when they were developed (not shot), so this was probably a Halloween hoe-down. And what a night it...Read More

GetEqual wins big in Indianapolis

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

GetEqual Indiana has pulled off a coup in Indianapolis. After meeting with the city this morning about sensitivity training for Indy police officers, the group not only walked out with the full support of the city for diversity training but...Read More

VA GOP's Scott Rigell Lists Hate Group Leader as Endorser

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 27, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Click image to enlarge: Imagine my surprise at finding Lou Sheldon, head of the Traditional Values Coalition proudly listed as an endorser of Scott Rigell, the GOP candidate for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District. After all, the Southern Poverty Law Center...Read More

Gold's Gym's CEO: Full equality now!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Earlier this week it came to light that the CEO of Gold's Gym, Robert Rowling, had donated around $2 million to an organization set up by Karl Rove to get conservative Republicans elected all over the country. It's basically the...Read More

Just $200 left to double your money!

Filed by Phil Reese | October 27, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, I posted about America's oldest liberal political organization, Americans for Democratic Action, offering to double up to $1000 every donation made to Patrick Murphy at this link. You turned it out. We raised almost $800 in two days. Today...Read More

Socarides: Incrementalism Is Dead; Protesters Are Heroes

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Last night, Richard Socarides spoke at Seton Hall Law School, my alma mater. Mr. Socarides is well-known as a former advisor to President Clinton, and he is currently of counsel to the New York and Los Angeles law firm of...Read More

Wizard hats, frat boys, and gay undergrads at Emory University

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | October 27, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I am a proud Emory alum. I have to start by saying that. From 1994 to 1998 I was an undergrad at the university, a place that has left an indelible mark on my life. I still stay officially connected...Read More


Gay rights, you know, is kinda sorta about sexual liberation

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think our movement hits on so many nerves, not just for reasons of anti-discrimination and all the platitudes of the civil rights movement. I believe that it's also because it has elements of sexual liberation. And it shows people...Read More

Sued for Prop 8 rally violence

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

A gay cameraman who was covering the Prop 8 rallies in 2008 was roughed up by Sacha Baron Cohen's camera crew, and now he's suing. Violence starts at around 5:00....Read More