January 5, 2011

Claiming Butch Identity

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | January 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

"So, are you going to transition?" It's the question I get a lot these days. Although I've been a butch since I came out at 18 (and, arguably, for years before that... see my toddler pictures), it has only been...Read More

(Not so) Feminist car accident lawyer commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Presented without comment. I'll leave it to y'all to dissect everything that's so horribly wrong with this commercial for car accident attorney Judith Marsh. My favorite line is "Slow down cowgirl, don't click so fast you're not a man." Oy...Read More

WIN: Jumbo DVD/Books/CDs prize package

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

As I unpacked our final moving box, I came across a bunch of DVDs, CDs, and books that I'd been sent to review or as a giveaway on the site. Filled with the holiday spirits of generosity and getitouttahere, I...Read More

What will and won't happen in this Congress

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Huffington Post has an article up about what gay conservatives think this Congress is going to accomplish when it comes to LGBT legislation. HRC provided a graphic on how the change in levels of homophobia in both houses: It's...Read More

Be Gay and Say F--k You to the Armed Forces!

Filed by R Conrad | January 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

While many gay and lesbian activists are celebrating the recent overturn of DADT, I thought it important to remember and reflect on queer resistance to the military industrial complex. The fierce and deafeningly blunt anti-war cartoons of Mr. Fish and...Read More

Robert Gibbs to leave White House staff

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will follow in the footsteps of former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel. Gibbs announced today that he will leave the Obama administration. Some sources say Gibbs will create a consulting firm that will assist...Read More

Michael Bloomberg: It Gets Better, if you're rich

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Want to see an It Gets Better video from a complete tool? This could be the first one I've seen that plays the issues of homophobic bullying against queer youth homelessness against one another: "Always be ongoing"? "I know life...Read More

Reno's first baby of the year born to lesbian couple

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | January 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We are everywhere. And in Reno, Nevada, at two minutes past midnight on January 1, the region's first baby of the year was born to a lesbian couple. The birth mom, Jennifer Chamberlin, works as a nurse at the hospital...Read More

Betsie Gallardo to Be Released from Prison

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm simply overjoyed and in tears right now. I've been championing HIV+ prisoner Betsie Gallardo, who was jailed for five years for spitting at a police officer. I asked for a Christmas miracle for Betsie - that she be released...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 34: "Hi Greg Land!"

Filed by Jason Tseng | January 05, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Happy New Year betches! Hope everyone had a great weekend and stayed warm #hayo. This week, Anthony was visiting me up in New York City and obviously, we had to record a video podcast to commemorate the event! Anthony and...Read More

Playing Keep Away With Our Rights

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 05, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

In yet another segment of what feels like the never-ending California same-sex marriage struggle, the 9th Circuit Court declined to answer the question as to whether or not Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Instead they submitted a question to the California...Read More

Antonin Scalia does not interpret that Constitution literally

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Much ado is being made about this statement from Antonin Scalia, and I think that's because people never really understood that his interpretation of the Constitution, at least in his mind, isn't based on the text itself in a vacuum,...Read More


Former skinhead on homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Homosexuality was seen as a sick perversion of the natural order, an unnatural and unhealthy lifestyle choice, a symptom of the sick society that Jews were scheming to bring about. White men and women who were recruited into homosexuality wouldn't...Read More

Bill James's county passes resolution against hate speech

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's local coverage from the county where Bill James works. James called gays "sexual predators" in an anti-gay rant....Read More