December 17, 2010

Queer music Friday - D'Geyrald

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Bil posted earlier this week about French former boy bander D'Geyrald (link NSFW). Since I have a special place in my heart for terrible late 90's pop, especially cheesy boy bands and girl groups, I thought I'd put some up...Read More

Troubleshooting your label-maker

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 17, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Our culture loves labels. From designer jeans and dresses to sexuality and gender, it's an obsession. It's supposed to make things a little easier to understand, but lately the more I think about labeling, I only see catch-22s. So I've...Read More

When lesbians conceive through sexual intercourse, different legal issues can arise

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | December 17, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

We don't discuss it much. It confounds notions of fixed sexuality and fidelity. But sometimes when a lesbian couple wants a child one partner conceives through sexual intercourse. Relatively speaking, it is cheap and reliable, but it alters the legal...Read More

Phallometric tests used for good... or evil?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last week I posted about the phallometric test the Czech Republic was using, and told to stop using by the EU, to see if asylum-seekers are actually gay. If they got turned on by straight porn, then they were assumed...Read More

If Scrooge Were Queer: 20 Questions for Couples in the New Year

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jeff Lutes is a psychotherapist who lives with his husband and their three adopted children in Austin, Texas. He is the principal consultant for, where he teaches online dating and relationship workshops to the LGBTQ...Read More

Kinda: Kevin Spacey sorta comes out

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

When I wrote about Queen Latifah being photographed on a yacht in an embrace with her lover, I mentioned the conversation Jerame and I had at home about whether or not she had a duty to come out. I argued...Read More

"Homosexual" vs. "Gay and lesbian"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Back in February there was a CBS poll on DADT that asked some people if they were OK with "homosexuals" serving in the military and other people if they were OK with "gay men and lesbians" serving in the military....Read More

Life is a Beach With Close Friends: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 17, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Vintage image (guessing 1920s by the bathing suits) in an age when men could still show fraternal affection openly. Lovely, happy image of the joys of male camaraderie....Read More

Who was the first openly LGBT candidate elected in the U.S.?

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | December 17, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

This week we asked Gay Politics Report readers who they thought was the first openly LGBT candidate ever elected to public office in the U.S. (Poll results here.) The five choices included the first five openly gay and lesbian candidates...Read More

Canadian MP, Sponsor of Bill C-389, Retiring Before Next Election

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 17, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Bill Siksay, Member of Parliament for Burnaby-Douglas, has announced that he will not be running again in the next election: Put simply, it just seems like time. I am now in my 25th consecutive year working in federal politics. I...Read More


McCain plans to filibuster

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Yeah, I do. I think my father will filibuster probably. And I think that this will probably pass, and I think gay marriage will pass in this country." --Meghan McCain on her father's position on DADT...Read More

DADT vote to happen on Saturday

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Harry Reid files cloture on DADT repeal and Dream Act so that votes can happen on Saturday....Read More