December 20, 2010

Cupcakegate: The finale

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Remember "Cupcakegate?" Just Cookies, an Indianapolis bakery, refused to serve a college LGBT group rainbow frosted cupcakes for National Coming Out Day and the city went into an uproar. The Mayor's office launched an investigation and the local news was...Read More

Milk Photographer Jerry Pritikin is OK with HRC at Castro Landmark

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 20, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Photographer Jerry Pritikin emailed me saying he has a different opinion from those who are upset that the Human Rights Campaign is setting up an “Action Center” in the storefront once occupied by the late LGBT hero, Harvey Milk. I...Read More

Let's Talk about "Tranny" - Meanings

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 20, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Two years ago I wrote an article "Is Tranny Offensive?" which still gets cited and referenced. It's a decent breakdown, but after two additional years of watching arguments unfold around the term, I've got a little more to say. This...Read More

Reversal of DADT a Good Beginning

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 20, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Warren J. Blumenfeld is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University. Among his books are Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States and Readings for Diversity...Read More

A Shining Star of Activism in the Arizona Desert

Filed by Bobby Parker | December 20, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Caleb Laieski, a brilliant, 16-year-old dynamo from the town of Surprise, Arizona is a one-man force for equality and safety for all school children in our state. I don't think there's anyone like him in our whole nation. I'm giving...Read More

Michael Lucas is still writing at The Advocate

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Earlier today I posted on how The Advocate will be losing Kerry Eleveld, who writes one of their politically neutral columns. But they'll still have Michael Lucas, who writes one of their conservative columns (if there's a regular liberal columnist...Read More

VA legislator wants to ban gays from National Guard

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

In yet another black eye for a once proud state, Virginia state delegate Robert G. Marshall has announced that he'll introduce a bill in the state legislature seeking to bar "active homosexuals" from the National Guard. He claims the Constitution...Read More

Could It Really Take Another Year to End DADT?

Filed by Don Davis | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

So we got the good news that legislative repeal of the DADT policy that kept LBGT folks from openly serving in the military has occurred, as the Senate voted Saturday to first cut off debate on the question (that's the...Read More

DADT repeal is "done," so what next? Reactions in straight media

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Hate crimes, DADT, now... marriage? I've ready a half a dozen "What will the gays do next?" articles in mainstream media sources, and the gays with big media access are telling them the next goal is marriage, even though it...Read More

Moving forward in Illinois

Filed by Phil Reese | December 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

This piece is the first part in a series of posts about moving forward LGBTQ equality in Illinois. After eighteen years as the public face of the top LGBTQ advocacy organization in Illinois, Equality Illinois, it was announced Friday that...Read More

Coy Gay Canoodling, with Beard: Antique postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 20, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I think of this card (from ca. 1900-20) as "The Beard: An Instructional Tableau." Note Mr. Baldy's missing leg; note doll-like woman's skirt raised towards Mr. Hairy Beary. Infer that Mr. Baldy's tickling his toes on his secret mustachioed beau....Read More

2010: Blogs That Blew Me Away

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | December 20, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's been a whirlwind of a year, and in the midst of it, a few blogs have consistently blown me away with their transformative, inspiring visions, so I wanted to publicly thank them here. To the Other Side of Dreaming...Read More


The right's collective head explodes

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The armies of other nations have allowed gays to serve openly in the military. The reason they could afford to do this is simple: they could allow homosexuals to serve in their military because we didn't allow them to serve...Read More

Lesbian car ad from Italy

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's an ad from Italy that some people thought was banned, but apparently wasn't....Read More