March 10, 2011

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The Great Queer Migration Myth

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | March 10, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This weekend, I am going to the house where I grew up for the last time before our family sells it. I have been surprised at the depth of my feelings of loss. I wonder how much my experience of...Read More


Roadtrip: Intern Jake Takes the Wheel

Filed by Bil Browning | March 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I are headed to San Francisco for the weekend. I'm convening a gathering of 30-some top LGBT bloggers, journalists, and newspaper editors to talk about major issues facing our community that currently don't get nearly the amount of...Read More

Human Rights Watch Compares Mississippi HIV/AIDS Services to Ethiopia

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

HRW filed a report on HIV/AIDS in Mississippi. Remember, they're talking about a part of the richest country in the world that constantly says it has the best health care system in the world: The 59-page report, "Rights at Risk:...Read More

Much Too Old

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 10, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger William Schindler, a.k.a., Brother William, founder and Spiritual Director of Ashram West, obtained a B.A. in Sanskrit from UC Berkeley, where he also studied Hindi and Bengali, and a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch...Read More

GOP Will Defend DOMA With Hired Lawyers

Filed by Bil Browning | March 10, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

What a waste of taxpayer money. What happened to making the economy the first priority? What about jobs? The only people getting jobs out of this will be the lawyers the government has to hire to fight for Republican legislators'...Read More

The Joy of Gay Banking

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Once a while back a few friends, who are French, were over and one read a line of poetry, an awkward but clever metaphor that involved fruit (it was a while ago, I don't remember it exactly). I joked that...Read More

West Hollywood Election (Unofficial) Results

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Tuesday, March 8, was Fat Tuesday and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood was filled with young LGBTs and allies bedecked in colorful beaded necklaces. At campaign night headquarters for John D'Amico near the city's Mardi Gras revelers - the...Read More

Replacing Charlie Sheen

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 10, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about one of my odd celebrity crushes. Some of them are not so odd, and then some of them are kind of odd. I’m not sure where this one falls, but it...Read More

Queen Bess: World's Greatest Woman Flyer

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 10, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, professional aviator Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was the first African American in the world to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered "the world's greatest woman flyer." Her tragic death at...Read More

Maryland Delegate Peter Murphy Comes Out

Filed by Bil Browning | March 10, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Maryland Delegate Peter Murphy (D-Charles County) has come out of the closet in an article in the Washington Blade. Murphy, who was previously married to a woman and has two children, says that he's been out to his colleagues and...Read More

What Is Happening in Madison Is an Essentially Queer Conversation

Filed by Susan Raffo | March 10, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've been struggling about how to talk about what is happening at the capitol building in Madison as an LGBT conversation. I've wanted to add to what we know - the numbers of LGBT people organizing in the capitol, the...Read More

Target to Same-Sex Marriage Group: Get Off My Property!

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I didn't know Target was involved in a suit against Canvass for a Cause, a group collecting signatures to legalize same-sex marriage by ballot initiative in California. Target is mad that they're collecting signatures outside Target stores and tried to...Read More


Target Responds to Lady Gaga

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We were very surprised and disappointed by the statements made by Lady Gaga's organization related to her partnership with Target. Target remains committed to the LGBT community as demonstrated by our contributions to various LGBT organizations, our recently established Policy...Read More

Hercules & Love Affair - My 'House'

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

I just saw Hercules & Love Affair perform last night, and I had a great time. It's probably the queerest concert I've been to in a good long time. Here's the first clip from their new album, "My House."...Read More