January 13, 2011

The Ex-Gay Jesus-Fix-It Perpetual Emotion Machine

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

(The following is not meant to absolve folks like Alan Downing, but to just show what it's like. Because the religious right would have everyone believe that it's all so simple: just pray, believe, and it will all go away....Read More

Employees Don't Want to Be Asked about Sexual Orientation

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

As part of the Equality Act passed in the UK last year, government agencies are required to monitor their workforce to see if discrimination is occurring. This means that agencies with over 150 people have been required to ask their...Read More

It's Not Just Inflammatory Rhetoric

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 13, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In the aftermath of the tragic Tucson, AZ, shooting that left six dead, and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D, AZ-8) hospitalized, much has been said and written about the degree to which incendiary rhetoric motivated the shooter. However, caustic rhetoric...Read More

Name Changes and Official Documents: A Kafkaesque Story

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | January 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today I set about recreating my identity from scratch. Or, I should say (knowing full well there's no such thing as any sort of fixed identity), my official identity. Somewhere, somehow, in my move from Austin to New York last...Read More

Marriage Equality Hero Gavin Newsom Sworn-In as California Lt. Governor

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 13, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Applause interrupted openly gay Speaker of the Assembly John A. Perez during his remarks before former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was officially sworn in as California's Lt. Governor on Monday. In 2004, "his bold leadership ushered in a...Read More

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's a flick you probably won't catch at the local theater in Hoboken, but Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same has been picked up to be part of the Sundance Film Festival this year. Who's buying their tickets now? One...Read More

Gay Graffiti at Islamic Center in Missouri

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 13, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A lot of hay has been made about how Jared Lee Loughner would have been already shipped off to Guantanamo if he were Muslim and the right wouldn't be arguing as forcefully as possible that he was "insane" and therefore...Read More

Huckleberry Finn's N-word: Artistic Integrity or Ethnic Property Rights?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 13, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

As Americans we have a hard time talking about race in this country when the n-word is not involved. And when this epithet is, predictably, we behave schizophrenically. And much of the kerfuffle is about who's staking a claim on...Read More

Love Between Men: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I don't know if they were best friends, brothers, cousins, or lovers, but I do know they loved each other. Their happy faces. The way they lean in together. The way they touch each other so familiarly and clasp hands....Read More

Buy the House from Ferris Bueller!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

If you live in the Chicago area (or would like to!), you can purchase the house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off for the low, low price of $1.65 million. The home is in Highland Park. Before I knew I was...Read More

Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing"'s Faggots Censored in Canada

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 13, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has upheld a complaint against the Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" without censoring the three faggots in the song. The song was a hit, one of the Dire Straits' most popular songs, and won the...Read More

Interview with Christine Macdonald: We Talk Equality and What it Means to Be a Straight Ally

Filed by Leone Kraus | January 13, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I noted in a previous post that the active and involved participation of straight allies is critical to winning LGBT equal rights. People have found it through search terms such as; "straight ally," "how to be involved straight ally," "how...Read More

The Rebecca Juro Show Returns Thursday, January 13th at 7pm Eastern with Guest Autumn Sandeen

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

UPDATE: Becky's producer, Michael Ferguson, tells us in the comment section that the show has been canceled tonight due to a serious case of the stomach flu. See the thread for details. -Bil Yes, at long last it's the return...Read More


Yoga instructor's anti-gay email

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Greetings! I know it sounds gay, but we are definitely less gay across the bored (sic) when compared to CMS, BOA, etc, etc. Closing completely because of some white stuff is being uber gay![...] Y2 Yoga is in full support...Read More

Obama's speech at the Tuscon memorial

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Obama's speech at the Tuscon memorial....Read More