March 17, 2011

The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | March 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Great to see that Muppet video this morning," I wrote to Bil. "You know I wrote the biography of Richard Hunt, the guy who played Beaker? He was gay and only 40 when he died from AIDS-related complications in 1992."...Read More

Irish Foreign Minister Supports Gays at St. Patrick's Day Parades

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The process to ban gay and lesbian people from marching under their own banners at St. Patrick's Day parades back in the mid-90's is my first memory of gay news ever being discussed on TV in my house growing up....Read More

400 (And Counting) Faith Leaders for UAFA

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In an overwhelming show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans with partners from abroad, a coalition of more than 400 faith leaders have called on Congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA). The letter, first...Read More

SquEEing for Glee: Gay Kiss

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday evening GLEEks around the world squealed in ecstasy (or squEEed: a Glee-induced squeal, as coined by my friend Caity) when two of the show's queer characters, Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, finally kissed. The tension had been brewing...Read More

Who Destroyed the Economy, Teachers or Bankers?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I would hardly call Jon Stewart a liberal, much less a leftist, and I don't remember him ever calling himself either of those terms either. He's a centrist with some fairly rightwing positions (like continued support for the occupation of...Read More

Oh, Danny Boy: St Patrick's Day

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Since I'm not Irish, I'll let the Muppets take it from here... So go kiss a leprechaun, pick a four-leaf clover, or lift a green beer in honor of Bilerico tonight. We may not be Irish,...Read More

No Gays in the Crystal Cathedral Choir?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 17, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

There is trouble at the famed Crystal Cathedral mega-church in California's Orange County - and it's not just that they've filed for bankruptcy. The church now appears to be vetting its leadership by making them sign a "covenant" promising that...Read More

In Another Time, He Would Have Been Honored, But Instead He Was Murdered

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The murder of Fred Martinez, Jr., shocked all of us back in 2001. A 16 year old Navajo living near racist Cortez, Colorado, Fred left to go to see the rodeo, and never came back. Fred was "nadleehi," a Navajo...Read More

1972 Philly Pride: Historic Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 17, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Awesome private photo of a contingent Gay Pride Parade in Philadelphia 39 years ago - a touching reminder of the passion and bravery of the people who fought for rights at a time when Gay Rights seemed like an impossible...Read More

Kansas Keeps Unconstitutional Sodomy Law

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

It must be time to give out the douchebag of the week award. This time the winners are Kansas state legislators Jan Paul and Lance Kinzer. The duo removed an amendment to legislation meant to clean up Kansas' outdated criminal...Read More

What if the Right Threw a Gay Pride? The Long East End Pride Story, Short

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

East End is a neighborhood in London described by Wikipedia as "synonymous with poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminality." It has a large immigrant population, which, today in London, means lots of Muslims. Earlier this year stickers (right) started appearing all...Read More

'Respect for Marriage Act' Is the Best Name Ever

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 17, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

On Wednesday the House and Senate versions of the repeal of DOMA were introduced under the name the "Respect for Marriage Act." This is the best messaging on LGBT rights at the federal level ever. Who ever came up with...Read More

Obstinance Only

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 17, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

We won't let Women's History Month become Women ARE History month!...Read More


No More a Sex Offender than Mother Teresa

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It was a screwed up deal from the start ... I'm no more a sex offender than Mother Teresa. But I don't want to go through this any longer." --A man arrested in a gay cruising sting last year in...Read More

Sassy Gay Friend - MacBeth

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Another Sassy Gay Friend. Here's Lady MacBeth sassy gay friend....Read More