November 3, 2010

LGBT Candidates and Allies Win Big in California

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 03, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Geoff Kors is the Executive Director of Equality California. Last night's elections in California were full of victories for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Meg "Civil Unions Are Good Enough" Whitman was defeated by pro-equality...Read More

What makes someone gay?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 03, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Getting away from talking about the elections, I'm currently reading Ritch Savin-Williams's book, The New Gay Teenager. Savin-Williams caused a mini-stir a few weeks ago (so mini you probably didn't notice it) by saying, "there is no gay teen suicide...Read More

3 Things You Can Do After the Election to Move Us Forward

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 03, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm going to keep my election postmortem short. Look, it sucks that the Dems lost. It was expected, and in many ways necessary to put the Dems in check. But it's not all bad in the end; with conservatives slowly...Read More

The Impact of the Midterms on Repeal in the Lame-Duck

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | November 03, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I know, it's 4pm and everyone's exhausted discussing the results of last night. I won't make this long. Without going into too much detail, last night's election mattered in regard to DADT repeal in the lame-duck for four reasons....Read More

House now 33% gayer

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 03, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

There will be four openly gay members of Congress come January. David Cicilline was elected last night. That means that we'll go from two out representatives in the 110th to four in the 112th. If we keep on doubling at...Read More

Voices of the Past: Alix Dobkin album cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 03, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Found this wonderful old 1970's record album cover by the legendary lesbian/feminist/lefty activist and musician, Alix Dobkin. It's great to know that an older but still beautiful Dobkin has a beautiful website where she provides wonderful history and memories of...Read More

Some queer wins in Illinois

Filed by Phil Reese | November 03, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Okay, yes. Looking at the New York Times House election results map for Illinois you may see a big giant red blob. This is true. We lost three major allies in the US House of Representatives last night: Debbie Halvorson,...Read More

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project Returns

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 03, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project is back. After a period of inactivity, plus some hosting problems, the site is back up. It disappeared after my initial hosting account expired. After a brief, and unfortunate, switch to what turned out to...Read More

The Democrats will not get the message

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 03, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

If America was sending a message to the Democrats in this election, it was "Care about the country instead of your own money." Sure, voting Republican isn't the best way to send that message, but considering how much disinformation there...Read More

Korea to end ban on gays in the military?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 03, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

While American politicians and pundits are all atwitter this morning claiming that Democrats moved too far left, news comes out of South Korea - not exactly a bastion of liberal politics - that the country might end their ban on...Read More

Social Security Investment and Chile

Filed by Don Davis | November 03, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Those who support privatizing Social Security in this country often point to Chile as an example we could follow. In 1981, Chile adopted a privatized Social Security-like (pension) program that requires most workers to contribute 10% of their income to...Read More

Iowa Supreme Court Justices Ousted For Marriage Equality Ruling

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 03, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Three of Iowa's Supreme Court Justices were up for a retention vote in Iowa on Tuesday. NOM spent millions trying to oust them after their unanimous Supreme Court ruling granting Same Sex marriage equality. Sadly, the judges were punished for...Read More


Anti-gay ballot initiative succeeds

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The city of El Paso endorses traditional family values by making health benefits available only to city employees and their legal spouse and dependent children." --Wording of the winning ballot initiative to eliminate domestic partnership benefits in El Paso for...Read More

Gay wedding in Pink video

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's the long-anticipated gay wedding video from Pink. Don't blink because you might miss the two dudes in tuxes kissing....Read More