February 18, 2011

Queer Music Friday - Black Madam

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 18, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hip-hop artist Black Madam is in the news this week because she's a person of interest in the death of another woman. Here's her video for "Come on in my Kitchen." I'm not going to put up any more of...Read More

Indiana Government Intensifies Assault on Same-Sex Couples

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Indiana state senate has decided to intensify the assault on same-sex couples. Republican senators Scott Schneider and Carlin Yoder have introduced SB 475, a measure that would prevent state government from providing domestic partner benefits to employees in a...Read More

Facebook or Twitter: Strategies on Information Sharing

Filed by Leone Kraus | February 18, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Facebook and Twitter are two of my favorite social media platforms. I use them both in my daily communications to connect with people in my online community. Last year, Facebook announced that it had over 500 million users, which is...Read More

CBS News' Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted in Egypt, Stirs Internet 'Debate'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 18, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz reported Wednesday morning that the extraordinary CBS News correspondent Lara Logan has recovered sufficiently from her brutal sexual attack and beating in Egypt to leave the US hospital and be re-united with her two children....Read More

Indy's Reverend Ray: Yea, Verily!

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have no idea who Reverend Ray is but, Lord!, did his video about Indiana's marriage discrimination amendment make me chuckle. The hand motions when he quotes Leviticus is hysterical....Read More

Navy Chief in Anti-Gay Hazing Case to Retire with Full Rank and Pay

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

As readers may recall, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Toussaint (pictured), now based in Virginia Beach, was the ring leader in anti-gay hazing and other serious abuses at a military working-dog kennel in Bahrain. A female subordinate, Petty Officer 1st...Read More

Working: My Campaign Is Taking Off

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Not only has my call to expose the dirty underbelly of the Indiana legislature been covered by most major LGBT blogs and publications, it's also making local news. CBS's political reporter, Jim Shella, wrote about it on his blog, the...Read More

LGBT Fiction Fest: Last of the Lesbians

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 18, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

This brings my five-day queer pulp fiction fest to an end (sniffle), but I'll be back before too long with more fabulous literary finds for queer history buffs and book-lovers. Hope you enjoyed!...Read More

Prostitution Conviction Not Sex Offense

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 18, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Andrea J. Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer in New York City. She is one of the co-authors, with Joey L. Mogul and Kay Whitlock, of Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in...Read More

Target Changes Corporate Donations Policy

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

From the Washington Blade comes news that Target is changing their corporate giving policies. They set up a "policy committee" to advise the CEO on which political activities to fund. They did not say they'd stop meddling in politics thanks...Read More


Obligation to Rights and Dignity

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Everyone has an obligation to ensure that people have rights and dignity. It's just a question of doing something to counter the hate. It's about people in the area going to work on Friday and seeing something beautiful and loving...Read More

Student Who Fought Back on MSNBC

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 18, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

MSNBC interviews Desiree Shelton about how her school told her she couldn't walk with her girlfriend in front of the school....Read More