December 2, 2010

115,000 LBGT Troops: How Many Is That, Exactly?

Filed by Don Davis | December 02, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I took a couple of weeks off, as Thanksgiving and snow came around (a subject we'll address in a day or so), but we are all again occupied as lots of things we've been talking about either will or won't...Read More


Bilerico meetup in DC this weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Since Managing Editor Alex Blaze is in the States for a bit, what better time to have a meetup? Each time we host one, everyone's first question is "Where's Alex? I really want to meet him!" He lives in Paris,...Read More

If we're a Christian nation, then shouldn't we all be allowed to criticize Christianity?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 02, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

I wanted to write about the controversy surrounding "Fire in my Belly" by David Wojnarowicz and Diamanda Galas, the film that got pulled from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery because Bill Donohue complained (he's apparently a trained curator and gets...Read More

Canadian Trans Rights Bill C-389 Moves Toward Third Reading

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 02, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Canada's Trans Rights Bill C-389 will have its first hour of debate at third reading on December 7. A vote on third reading is expected in early 2011. There is a Quick Facts article available to those answering Charles McVety's...Read More

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Gay donors give matching grants to LGBT groups

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 02, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Talk about putting your money where your mouth is: Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and his partner, Freedom to Marry political director Sean Eldridge, have a made a huge commitment to the nonprofit push for marriage equality nationwide. The couple will...Read More

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I called Lady Gaga evil and got death threats on Facebook

Filed by R Conrad | December 02, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

As some folks may know, I have been touring around the United States .with the new book, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage. I edited this anthology which contains critical work from some really wonderful voices in queer and...Read More

The good kind of victim or the bad kind?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 02, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Am I the only one who's more than a little surprised that the Family Research Council and the American Family Association cares this much about being labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center? My first thought is...Read More

What was that about being persecuted?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Boston Globe has a fantastic feature on Massachusettes Justice Roderick L. Ireland who signed the Supreme Court's decision in favor of same-sex marriage. He and his family received death threats. His mailbox mysteriously disappeared, prompting the State Police to...Read More

Gary Bitner is GLAADly Up To His Neck In Beach Balls

Filed by Father Tony | December 02, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The pleasure of attending a great party is exceeded by only the satisfaction of throwing a great party, and that is what Gary Bitner, president of Bitner Goodman, an advertising/public relations/marketing firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, is doing as a...Read More

May-December Romance, ca. 1950s: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 02, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

A very happy find, this super hot photo from a private estate sale. Totally love the way the older man is holding the younger one. You can sense what's coming next, off camera! Plus the tucked in plaid shirt and...Read More

LiveBlog: DADT Hearing, December 2, 2010

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 02, 2010 | 9:00 AM | comments

This morning, the Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing on Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal. To view the Senate hearing, click here to open a new window with the online hearing video. Below you will find our liveblog...Read More


Schakowsky: This is a beginning

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is a momentous day in Illinois and I commend the state House and Senate for taking a historic vote to pass civil unions legislation. With it, Illinois removes some of the most egregious barriers currently faced by gays and...Read More

Kenyan TV: Prime Minister calls for arrest of gays

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch as a Kenyan TV station covers the Prime Minister's call for the arrest of all gays in the country. Notice that all of the men being rounded up and beaten are effeminate. The next time someone doesn't understand...Read More