January 30, 2011


Comment of the Week: Jon Trouten

Filed by Bil Browning | January 30, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

From Alex's post, "Why Hasn't Star Trek Ever Had a Queer Character?," Jon Trouten writes: Star Trek was definitely always more about gender identity as opposed to sexual orientation. The J'naii characters in that one TNG episode (which really never...Read More

SNL Makes Fun of Trans Women... Really, SNL?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last week I posted a difficult-to-parse series of jokes about transsexual women in The Simpsons, and today a reader emailed in this sketch from SNL. It's hard to figure out what the joke is here other than "Look at these...Read More

Perfect Parents

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I am not a perfect parent. Nor am I a perfect person. I know that. I try my best, sometimes I do a good job, sometimes great, sometimes, whooooa nelly, was I wrong. Judging other people's parenting? Not unless it's...Read More

From Both Sides Now?

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 30, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

After getting some concerns off my rest re: the shooting in Tucson, I’ve been reading what everyone else is saying, and I’m kind of amazed at the conservatives attempt at the “Both sides do it,” argument. To be sure, people...Read More

65 Years After Auschwitz & Christianists Have Learned Nothing

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

As noted by Bob Felton at >Civil Commotion, January 27, 2011, was the 65th anniversary of the day that Allied forces liberated Auschwitz and discovered the full extent of the horrors of the "Final Solution." The hatred and malicious denigration...Read More

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

Filed by Toshio Meronek | January 30, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

People fighting the Non-Profit Industrial Complex say that it doesn't take long before the number one objective at most non-profits becomes fundraising rather than the cause they were founded for. It's not a new idea, but it's one that people...Read More

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#SSS: Uganda murder, State of the Union, marriage and military

Filed by Phil Reese | January 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Nobody is left off the hook this week on SameSexSunday. D. Gregory Smith returns with another great interview with the Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Jason Marsden, discussing hate crimes, the state of the nation-wide LGBT community, and...Read More


David Kato Experiences Homophobia at Funeral

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

"The world has gone crazy. People are turning away from the scriptures. They should turn back, they should abandon what they are doing. You cannot start admiring a fellow man.[...] It is ungodly." --The pastor at David Kato's funeral, the...Read More

Egyptian Protestors Push Back the Police

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The vans being pushed back are police vans, and the bridge is in Cairo over the Nile....Read More