January 6, 2011

Shame as a tactic

Filed by Don Davis | January 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

We have been following the story of Betsie Gallardo lately, she being the woman that, due to a medical decision, was being starved to death in a Florida prison. She has inoperable cancer, her death is imminent, and her mother...Read More

Two Virginia Lawmakers Introduce Anti-Bullying Bills

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 06, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

As I have written before hereand here, Virginia's current anti-bullying laws are nothing less than a joke and school personnel who fail to address bullying are pretty much given blanket immunity while the bullies face virtually no consequences - even...Read More

Queer homeless youth funding restored in NYC

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The city of New York has restored money that was cut from homeless youth services after Bloomberg decided to care about LGBT people yesterday: As a result of extensive negotiations over the past six weeks, City Council Speaker Christine C....Read More

Ouch: John Edwards out of Elizabeth's will

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Elizabeth Edwards' will was published online yesterday and it had one shocking revelation. Edwards' husband, former Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, doesn't get a dime. The couple separated last year after it was revealed in the National Enquirer that John...Read More

Ugandan High Court rules in favor of LGBT advocates

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jim Burroway is editor of Box Turtle Bulletin, and has been following the situation closely in Uganda since breaking the story of the three American evangelicals who held an anti-gay conference in Kampala in March 2009....Read More

Vicky Kolakowski Sworn in as America's First Elected Transgender Trial Judge

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

On Jan. 4, Vicky Kolalowski was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge for Alameda County. The final tally of her hard-fought election revealed that she won by 9,535 votes, 50.98% to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney John Creighton's 47.98%....Read More

Maroon 5 Frontman Adam Levine Gets Naked

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine gets naked for the February issue of Cosmo UK. The sexy tattooed singer strips down "to encourage men to check for signs and symptoms of prostate and testicular cancer." I've always had a thing for...Read More

Police chief resigns over cruising sting allegations

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I've been posting about these two gay cruising sting operations a lot because they're both particularly vicious, the one in Palm Springs and the other in Essex County. And there have been developments in both. In Palm Springs, the cruising...Read More

Lesbian priests marrying each other!

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note, and what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate their commitment to each other than in holy matrimony. Before a jubilant crowd...Read More

Jumbo Prize Pack Winner

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Congratulations to Joe, our winner for this weeks' jumbo prize package. A random number generator picked Joe's New Years resolution as the top dog. What was his resolution? In this New Year I've committed to not fighting for LGBT causes...Read More

Patrick Wolf is getting married

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Patrick Wolf announced on Twitter that he's getting married. Whatever happened to "I'm not gonna marry in the fall/I'm not gonna marry in the spring/I will never marry, marry at all"? Bah, we'll always have The Hidden Cameras. Haha, just...Read More

Future of LGBT leadership in Illinois Part I: Anthony Martinez

Filed by Phil Reese | January 06, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

This is the first in a series of interviews with both established and up-and-coming Illinois LGBT leaders in this period of transition for our state. Look for another one with Andy Thayer in a few weeks, and more to follow...Read More


David Cicilline in the House

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For me personally, it was a very proud moment. I was very proud of the members of Congress, and then [the] members of Senate. It made me very proud and gave real meaning to some of our core values as...Read More

Sam Steward profiled on In The Life

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 06, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Father Tony posted about Sam Steward a while back, and now In The Life did a segment on him....Read More