December 16, 2010

Both the French and Americans need alternatives to marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

France restricts marriage to heterosexual couples but created civil unions, known as "PACS," back in 1999 for both straight and gay couples. In 2000, 76% of the couples that pacsed were heterosexual, in 2006 93% were, and in 2009 (the...Read More

Solution to HRC taking over Harvey Milk's store?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I was surprised to find myself quoted in a recent Associated Press article about HRC leasing Harvey Milk's old camera shop in the Castro. I banged off a quick rant, used my massive Photoshop skills to whip up the graphic,...Read More

White House Invites Father at Center of Adoption Victory

Filed by Nadine Smith | December 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Martin Gill, the plaintiff in the successful legal challenge to Florida's anti-gay adoption ban, will be attending a White House Holiday Reception today. The invitation follows a direct appeal by Equality Florida to the President asking him to spotlight the...Read More

Oprah is not gay, folks

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Oprah is known everywhere around the world, and has touched nearly everyone. Her media stardom and public ministry make her omnipresent as well as omnipotent. Her converts would argue she is also omniscient, especially with her monthly oracle -- O,...Read More

Peabody MA Says Anti-bullying Law Too Much Work

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 16, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

How stupid are the school board and the school administrators in Peabody, Massachusetts? They say that the law intended to save students from bullying and its often suicidal after-effects "creates more work for administrators, costs too much money and is...Read More

A cure for HIV infection?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Can it be true? Has a cure for HIV infection been found? On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a...Read More

Gay soldier being tortured in prison

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

There's been some talk about Dan Choi's mental health issues (hope he takes care of himself first and gets better), but there's another gay* soldier whose mental health we should be talking about. Private Bradley Manning, the whistleblower who gave,...Read More

On Honoring Elizabeth Edwards's Legacy

Filed by Don Davis | December 16, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

So it has come to pass that Elizabeth Edwards has died. Despite having more things thrown at her than anyone I've ever had the chance to support in my entire political life, she managed to represent, in her very presence,...Read More

Gay porn panic rejected by jury

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Conservatives complain a lot about silly lawsuits, which are the main means by which consumer protections are enforced in the US, but usually the silliest lawsuits are filed by them. Here's one such case. A man says he received an...Read More

10 in '10: Freedom to Marry's Top Ten Moments for Marriage in 2010

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Evan Wolfson is founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide. In 2004, TIME magazine named Evan one of the "100 most influential people in the world." It's been a whirlwind year...Read More


Solidarity, Religious Right style

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Family Research Council, American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel and other pro-family organizations that are working to protect and promote natural marriage and family. We support...Read More

Papal acrobatics

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

For no reason at all, acrobats!...Read More