November 30, 2010

I'm not writing a World AIDS Day column this year

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm not. I wrote a column last year, and I think it's still completely relevant- with only a few updates of statistics, geographic and demographic trends. I'm not going to talk about the rash of new HIV infections among young...Read More

Obama issues statement on Pentagon's DADT report

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This just in from the White House... President Obama has issued a statement on the report from the Pentagon on the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. As Commander in Chief, I have pledged to repeal the "don't ask, don't...Read More

Then again, if the movie was about a decorator they'd ask the same thing

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I actually thought the Jack Sparrow was pretty heterosexual in the movies, but then I don't work for Disney: Johnny Depp's flamboyant portrayal of Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean" was good enough for an Oscar nomination, but the...Read More

Dressing Up in the 1950s: Vintage trans photo

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

A sweet and bittersweet photo, showing the humble beginnings of trans community in repressed times, probably ca. late 1950's. They look like they're attending a party together. My first thought was the legendary annual "Texas T Party" (which stopped running...Read More

Pentagon Study Quick Analysis, Go!

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | November 30, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Pentagon DADT study is out. Duhn duhn duhn. Read it. The study came out a little over an hour ago, and most are still analyzing. Reports that you'll see will be based mostly on the executive summary of the...Read More

Lady Gaga's DADT video

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lady Gaga sent a message out to her bajillions of followers on Twitter last night that included a link to a YouTube video she'd made about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. A message from Gaga: Repeal #DADT More

The story behind the gay rally photo

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 30, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I posted back in October about this photo that ran with an Indianapolis Star story about a gay protest (on Cupcakegate) with an antigay counterprotest (on sodomy): The interpretation was supposed to be "Look at those angry gays and how...Read More

It Gets Bitter

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

I loved Matt Siegel's take on the "It Gets Better" campaign. He decided to make his own video, but he's a little bit off....Read More

Gone to Rochester

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 30, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

My sister left today. Gone back to Rochester. She believes the treatment will be good, but more important, the home care better. It's true. I have three kids. A job. I cannot take care of her 24/7. It has been...Read More

What the Rich Can Do With Their Tax Cuts

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 30, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Ya gotta love Alan Grayson. It's a shame he's not going to be in Congress anymore. That's one less Democrat with the guts to say what desperately needs to be said, though it may be impolitic. Here's hoping he won't...Read More

FRC vs SPLC on Hardball

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

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins made an appearance on Chris Matthew's Hardball on MSNBC last night to debate the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok. The SPLC recently designated the FRC as an anti-gay hate group; SPLC is known...Read More

Math really is hard

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's interesting to see this from the Washington Post ombudsman considering I criticized two Post writers in the past few months for their inability to question the value of statistics in even the most basic ways (like reading the warnings...Read More


From Kenya

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

"The constitution is very clear on this issue and men or women found engaging in homosexuality will not be spared. If we find a man engaging in homosexuality or a woman in lesbianism, we'll arrest them and put them in...Read More

John McCain on DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Either John McCain just isn't following this debate, or he assumes that no one else is. Is he saying that no one cared about DADT before Obama brought it up? That a voluntary military means that gays don't get...Read More