January 31, 2011

RIP: Betsie Gallardo 1983-2011

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 8:30 PM | comments

I knew it was coming, but that didn't stop the tears when I read this e-mail from Betsie Gallardo's mother, Jessica Bussert: This morning at about 10:00am, Betsie Gallardo Bussert passed away. She was surrounded by her parents and her...Read More

Hello! Can I Get a Movement Please!

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | January 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Workplace discrimination runs rampant in movement organizations at a local, state and national level. As movements become more professionalized over the past thirty years, the internal structures and policies of many organizations increasingly mirror the worst patterns of exclusion and...Read More

Gay-Accepting Christians Can Surprise You

Filed by Nadine Smith | January 31, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Below is a note from a friend who took a chance on his fellow church members. I found it fascinating and a reminder to engage in the daily activism of being ourselves everywhere we are. Well, it seems that 2011...Read More

Is It Wrong for a Bank to Call Gay Men Feminine?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Some gays in Australia have complained about this ad, although the Ad Standards Board has said it's OK: I don't think that we can really just complain about every time a gay person is portrayed as feminine in an ad...Read More

Mosley Braun: Opponent Is 'Strung Out on Crack'

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Holy shit. Why does Chicago always have the most interesting politics? Sometimes it reminds me of a third world country with all the corruption and scheming. While no one threw a shoe, I was waiting on it during this exchange...Read More

A Short History of Small Town Queer and Trans Youth Organizing in Central Maine

Filed by R Conrad | January 31, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

For the last year Outright L/A, the oldest continuously running queer and trans youth program in the state that I volunteer, has been working with talented Lewiston video-maker Craig Saddlemire of Round Point Movies to create a video documenting the...Read More

Will MassEquality Support Sen Brown in 2012?

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 31, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Kara Suffredini is executive director of MassEquality. As Sen. Scott Brown embarks on his re-election bid - the latest news in that regard is that he's sitting on a $7 million war chest - I have been asked...Read More

Thai Airline Recruits Trans Women As Flight Attendants

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A new Thai airline company, PC Air, has selected three transgender women to be flight attendants during their first round of hires. Before you start rejoicing though, the company will require the women to wear gold name badges that will...Read More

Lesbians Sue School for Homophobic Discrimination: How Is this 'Neutral'?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Anoka-Hennepin school district made the news last year when Justin Aaberg committed suicide following bullying that the school is accused of refusing to have stopped. Teachers at the school claim that the district's conservative "neutrality policy" on homosexuality prevents them...Read More

Lesbian Filmmakers Offer DVD on Challenger 'Teacher in Space' Christa McAuliffe

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 31, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Friday, January 28 marked the 25th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. Among the crew killed in the unexpected explosion (see video inside) was schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe whose presence made the space trip an educational mission viewed live by...Read More

Designer Charles Nolan Dies of Cancer

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Designer Charles Nolan, best known for his sportswear collections and work with Anne Klein, has died of cancer. His partner, Andrew Tobias, is the treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. Both men are well-known and respected for their work for...Read More

When Students Harass Gay Teachers

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

An out middle school teacher in the LA area and his union brought up the harassment he's experiencing and the school's indifference at a board meeting last week: Although Collins and the union are making specific demands of the district,...Read More

Scrambled Eggs

Filed by Kate Clinton | January 31, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thanks for stopping by! I watched the State of the Union address, but I think something is wrong with my satellite dish. Apparently I didn't see the same speech as everyone else!...Read More

Lady Gaga vs Britney Spears

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 31, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Do you mind hearing curses in songs? 2. Britney Spears or Lady Gaga or both? Why? Not who is better- who do you prefer and why? 3. Check out the Comedy Thunder vids...Read More


Primates of the Anglican Communion Respond to Kato Murder

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We would like to express our support for the statement of The Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the horrific murder of David Kato in Mukono, Uganda. We join him in saying that no one should have to live in...Read More

Balls of Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Toshio Meronek emailed in the link to this video: "It's a student-made video for GLAAD called "Balls of Pride" that pretty much just panders to straight guy machismo. The idea is to get straight guys' girlfriends to tag them...Read More