January 14, 2011

Queer music Friday - Debbie Friedman

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Singer/song-writer Debbie Friedman, who was once called "the Joan Baez of Jewish song" by a Jewish newspaper and who's openly gay, passed away this week at age 59. So here's "Mourning into Dancing":...Read More

Look Back: GetEqual's 2010 Accomplishments

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

While I've often been critical of GetEqual's tactics and strategy, even I recognize a damn good marketing video when I see it. Their new release looks back at all of 2010's actions and the pressure they put on elected leaders....Read More

What Will Obama and Holder Do About Don't Ask, Don't Tell on Tuesday?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Eric Holder, a well-known civil rights advocate before becoming Attorney General, spoke briefly at the powerful memorial in Tucson for the victims of the Arizona shooting Wednesday night. He had a front row seat to President Obama's inspiring message urging...Read More

Minneapolis Public Schools to Teach about LGBT People

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Minneapolis School Board just passed a resolution unanimously that calls for more tracking of anti-bullying efforts, better training of teachers when it comes to LGBTQ issues, and for LGBT people to be included in curriculum: In a unanimous vote by...Read More

Anti-gay Fundie Opens Teen Coffeeshop; Hires Child Molester to Run It

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Everyone knows that the religious right fundies like to claim that LGBT people are more likely to molest children even though the facts say otherwise. Scott Lively, the evangelical who has been pushing Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill, has opened...Read More

My Top 5 Social Media Interviews of 2010

Filed by Leone Kraus | January 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I should have posted all my 2010 reviews before the New Year but I didn't. I wanted to avoid having my posts get lost in all the 2010 blog reviews, and, frankly, I wanted to take a moment to enjoy...Read More

"I Believe We Can Be Better"

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Everyone either wondered what the President would say, or knew what he should say. Now we know what he did say. It may be the finest speech he’s given as president, thus far....Read More

The Navy's a Drag: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 14, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

No, no, I swear it isn't a still from the fired Navy Commander's porn movies. Just a bunch of bored sailors entertaining themselves and each other with an old-fashioned drag show in this vintage snap. Looks reasonably modern but I...Read More

America's Most Literate Cities

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I love to read; it goes hand in hand with my love of writing. One of the things I most disliked about Indiana was how little a large portion of the populace was concerned with cracking open a book or...Read More

The Justice Department's Anemic Defense of DOMA

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Justice Department has filed for an appeal of the Tauro decisions in Gill vs. OPM and Massachusetts vs. US that struck down provisions of DOMA last year. Chris Geidner sums up Justice's arguments: 1. Congress Could Have Rationally Concluded...Read More


The Rise of Gay Sports Bars

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't want to go to some fancy lounge and drink martinis. Or end up at a leather bar." --Gay sports bar Boxers co-owner Rob Hynds, in a New York Times article on the rise of gay sports bars...Read More

Sarah Palin Breathing

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

You can sort of see why red staters have a hard time buying the idea that liberals are mature, working class heroes who are only concerned with improving the lot of the average American and are never influenced by...Read More