January 25, 2011

Text of Tonight's State of the Union Address

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2011 | 9:00 PM | comments

Just in from the White House, here's the text of tonight's State of the Union speech. You can also watch online with pop up charts, graphics and commentary from various administration officials - including a live chat after the address....Read More

State of the Union Tonight... Predictions?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The State of the Union address is tonight at 9 Eastern. Does anyone have any predictions (not dreams) about what Obama will say regarding queer issues? Mine are after the jump. The news today has been the leak that Obama...Read More

Frito-Lay Distances Itself from Gay-Themed Ads

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Aaron McQuade is GLAAD's Associate Director of National News. Before joining GLAAD, he was the morning anchor for OutQ News on Sirius XM Radio. The company behind Doritos says it is not promoting a pair of...Read More

Pan Plays His Pipe: Vintage Nudist Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 25, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

I've been gobbling up photos from inside nudist colonies lately - apparently people cannot get enough vintage nudes! I found this spry fellow, who looks happy and supremely fit, frolicking in a 1950s nudist camp and following the music of...Read More


Do You Need to Book a Speaker for Your Conference or Group?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Excuse me for a second while I do some blatant self-promotion... If you're looking for a speaker for your college group, conference, or office diversity workshops, I'm available for speaking engagements. Over the past couple of years, I've led and...Read More

Death at Triangle Square Raises Questions

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 25, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Maria Dolores Diaz was an active organizer and educator in the Chicano movement who was "instrumental in mobilizing and increasing awareness around issues related to women of color--particularly lesbians of color--during the 1960s and 1970s," according to the featured "resident...Read More

The LGBT Movement Is for Promoting Freedom, Not Islamophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, in posting about LGBT lesson suggestions that the UK's government approved, I may have spoken too soon. I wrote: Anyway, the fact that the arguments there are weak-sauce says something about the opposition to LGBT people. If this were...Read More

JFK, Tucson and Fear

Filed by Diane Silver | January 25, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

In the wake of the Tucson shootings and liberal concerns about political rhetoric, our honorable opposition on the right has taken to yelling, "Foul!" Right-wing commentators claim that progressives' concerns about rhetoric aren't real concerns; they're politics. This scream has...Read More

Judge Rules White Girl to be Tried as Black Man

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Why is it that the most pointed and worthwhile commentary on American life tends to come from places like The Daily Show and the Onion? This one really nails the discrepancies between the races in the judicial system. Judge Rules...Read More

I Just Got Poked

Filed by Leone Kraus | January 25, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yes, it's true, last night I was Poked by someone very near and dear to me, but I will refrain from saying who it is in order to protect the Poker's identity. I had no idea people still Poked one...Read More

Dan Savage Responds, and: Are All Black People Poor?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Bilerico Project keeps on getting results! On Sunday I complained that Dan Savage wouldn't even explain why marriage is the most "meaningful" right a gay person can have, and yesterday he took to The Slog to defend the issue....Read More

(Gay) Shame on Roe v. Wade Protesters

Filed by Toshio Meronek | January 25, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Every year since 2005, the anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ group Walk for Life has marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by bussing people from around the West Coast into Devil's territory (a.k.a. San Francisco) for a big march down the waterfront...Read More


Elton John Says Taking Care of a Baby Is Relaxing

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[Fatherhood] is surprisingly very relaxing because this little soul that you are feeding, changing, bathing and that you're telling bedtime stories to is a blank palette, a blank canvas and all it needs is love and nurturing." --Elton John on...Read More

Robert Gibbs Doesn't Want to Talk about Obama in 1996

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Chris Johnson asks Robert Gibbs about Obama's 1996 stance on marriage, and he refuses to answer the question....Read More