November 5, 2010

Queer music Friday - Jayne County

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jayne County is a punk musician with a career spanning three decades, several media, and two continents. She was at the Stonewall riots back in the day, before acting in a Warhol play, moving to London and recording punk albums,...Read More

Victoria Kolakowski: A Judge, Or A Transgender Judge?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The New York Times reported yesterday that "Transgender Candidate Is New Judge." The The Oakland Tribune, a local paper, reported that "Alameda County has become home to the first transgender trial judge in the country as Victoria Kolakowski won the...Read More

Shooting kittens with lasers

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

It's late on a Friday afternoon and while I should have spent all day researching stories and slaving over the keyboard, I've spent most of the morning lazing around the house and my afternoon hanging out with contributor Jarrod Chlapowski...Read More

We Exist

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Today's guest post comes to us from a midwestern transman who asked to stay anonymous. He is not comfortable having his name attached publicly, but felt compelled to write about this topic. I wrote this post in response...Read More

Anti-gay ballot initiatives hurt straight people too

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The only anti-gay ballot initiative that passed this week that I know of was in El Paso. Surprise surprise, it was poorly-worded and now everyone's getting benefits cut: By a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent, voters passed an...Read More

WA-Sen: Can Murray's Math Teach Democrats a Lesson?

Filed by Don Davis | November 05, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

We now know the outcome, more or less, of the Washington State US Senate race--and it looks like it's going to be Patty Murray, D-(Actual No-Kidding Progressive), over Dino Rossi, R-(Guy Who Will Be Running Again For Something As Soon...Read More

Briar's Story

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 05, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last month I got the opportunity to visit New York and be a part of the Red Umbrella Diaries. It's a monthly storytelling series where people who've tangled with the sex industry tell personal stories about the complications that arise...Read More

Target Lost

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 05, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

When Target contributed $150,000 to conservative anti-gay Minnesota Candidate for Governor Tom Emmer, they quickly became a target of a boycott from the LGBT community and progressives. More importantly their $150,000 bought millions of negative impressions on social networks, and...Read More


Comment of the Week: Amy Hunter

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Austen Crowder's post, "3 Things You Can Do After the Election to Move Us Forward," got a comment from contributor Amy Hunter that's worth lifting up. After a hellish couple of months and an even worse few, sleep deprived days...Read More

Democratic leader in Iowa Senate vows he'll block vote on gay marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 05, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Despite NOMs bullying of the judicial system, one Iowa politician refuses to give into hate, "no matter how ugly it gets." There could be no truer ally to the gay and lesbian community than Iowa Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mike...Read More


Lesbian rumors

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let's just add to that lesbian rumor. Lesbian ruuuuuuuuuumoooooooooors!" --Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey on their camping trip...Read More

Kye Williams talks to the AP

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Kye Williams is a Division I transgender basketball player....Read More