January 21, 2011

Queer Music Friday - Big Freedia

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Big Freedia is the only musician up for a GLAAD Media Award this year that I haven't already posted about on the site. She makes bounce music, which sounds a lot like crunk to me. Since separating her music from...Read More

You Are the Most Loathsome Person of 2010

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

You are the most loathsome person of 2010. Well, not our international readers - just the Americans. The Beast has released their list of the 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010, but you're number one. Your brain's been cobbled together...Read More

GAO Releases Numbers on Cost and Class Impact of DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I know everyone's pointing to the GOA report on DADT, gasping that a government that says that it can't afford a decent health care system (never mind that single-payer would cost less than what we have now) would spend $193.3...Read More

New HUD Housing Regulations: Even Martians

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 21, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced proposed new regulations to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in programs sponsored by or financed by HUD. Alex discussed them in a post this morning....Read More

When Hickeys Go Wrong

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

An unidentified woman from New Zealand is proof that not only are hickeys uncouth, but they can be dangerous to your health. The woman was sitting in a chair watching television after having sex when her left arm became paralyzed....Read More

Courage Campaign Launches 'Issa Watch'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Even before the Republicans officially took over the House in the new Congress, Southern California conservative Republican Rep. Darrell Issa was gleefully rubbing his hands in anticipation of all the investigative hearings he could hold as chair of the House...Read More

The Ballad of Sarah Palin

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Earlier this week brought us the Battle Hymn of Sarah Palin, but Lady Bunny has now joined the fray with The Ballad of Sarah Palin. If you thought watching two old people warble out the praises of the Half Guv...Read More

A Girl Named Butch: Lesbian Pulp Fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 21, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Found these two books, ca.1950s/1960s, by different authors, so I am assuming they are different characters and not part of a series (please correct me if you know more). Now, why a butch would be getting a spanking from a...Read More

New HUD Rules Released on Housing Discrimination

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Great new rules, if for anything they're setting the tone when it comes to housing: Most notably, the rules would prohibit lenders from using sexual orientation or gender identity as a basis to determine a borrower's eligibility for Federal Housing...Read More

The Freedom of Monogamy

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | January 21, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've been reluctant to write much about this new relationship I think partly out of some vague, superstitious fear of jinxing it, but, I think, too, because I want to hold it close, keep it to myself, protect it. It...Read More


Rick Santorum Is Still a Homophobe

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But what I can say is that the state is not doing a service to the child and to society by not putting that child in a home where there is a mother and a father. This is common sense....Read More

Robert Gibbs on ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 21, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

So, no, I'm guessing Obama isn't expecting ENDA to pass any time soon, according to this Q&A with Robert Gibbs....Read More