April 13, 2011

Putting Away Childish, Damaging Things

Filed by Mark S. King | April 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sex with an underage person is a serious offense. This story does not seek to endorse or excuse such activity. For help, please contact the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. We're on a dirt road in the cotton fields, looking...Read More

Dr. Phil on Those 'Confusing' Girly Toys

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A couple months ago an item appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw's website where he told a mother to take away girl toys from her son because they're "confusing" him. The Advocate interviewed McGraw about that advice: You know, it's interesting...Read More

Gays, PTSD, and the White House's New Military Family Initiative

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 13, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The LGBT press has done a good job of addressing how lesbians, gays and bisexuals were officially excluded from the White House's announcement about a new initiative to help military families. (Here's The Advocate, the Washington Blade and MetroWeekly) The...Read More

Is Matthew Morrison Tiny Tim & Clay Aiken's Love Child?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I cracked up laughing during the episode of Glee where Mr. Schuester whips out a ukelele to accompany the teen singers in a rollicking song. Nothing says high school glee club teacher like a ukelele, right? I mean,...Read More

Victory: Illinois Kills Anti-Adoption Bill

Filed by Phil Reese | April 13, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

When you put your mind to it, you can achieve just about anything! [UPDATE: Find out who voted how after the jump.] Thanks to hundreds of calls being made by people all over Illinois and all over the nation, the...Read More

Stop the Don't Say "Gay" Bill

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 13, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The right wing is so threatened by the existence of gay people that they are trying to make it illegal to mention us in school in Tennessee. According to Change.org On Wednesday, April 13, State Senator Stacey Campfield will introduce...Read More

Religion Is Like a Penis

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 13, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

So true. (Thanks, Pete.) crossposted at Suburban Lesbian Housewife...Read More

How to Disparage Gays Effectively

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Now that gays have started being treated like human beings, far right fundies are in a tizzy and desperate to get the upper back hand. So what's a Christian bigot to do? Why, rebrand with new buzz words, of course!...Read More

The Bathroom Issue Gets a Bill in Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Maine rep. Kenneth Fredette has proposed a bill would "allow the operator of a restroom or shower facility to decide who can use which gender's restroom," basically to reduce legal protections for transgender people (although it does sound like a...Read More

Contest: Win Rabbit Hole on DVD

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

This week's contest comes to us courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. You can win one of 5 copies of Rabbit Hole before they land in stores. Named one of Time magazine's Top Ten Movies of 2010, Rabbit Hole premieres on...Read More

This Thursday: Stand with Shirley & Jay

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 13, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

On Thursday afternoon, Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York will reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act in the House of Representatives. The bill, which would finally allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for residency...Read More


Weight Loss Means HIV

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Not being bad, but if Ricky Gervais was homosexual, you'd be wondering if he was, you know, ill. His dramatic weight loss has left him looking like a dying man." --Joe Mott of the UK's Daily Star on Ricky Gervais's...Read More

Alan Simpson Calls Out Republicans

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Former Senator Alan Simpson rips the GOP for "getting off" on homophobia and controlling women while "diddling your secretary."...Read More