April 14, 2011

Verizon Guy Comes Out: Can You Hear Him Now?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Remember Paul Marcarelli? He's the actor who starred in all of the Verizon commercials and kept repeating the tagline, "Can you hear me now?" Now that his contract with Verizon is winding down, the actor's contract restrictions are being lifted...Read More

US to Deport Gay Man to Uganda

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Here's a story that highlights a lot of problems with America's immigration system. Joseph Bokombe is a gay man from Uganda who came to the US several years ago on a cultural exchange visa. His visa soon expired but he...Read More

Note to My Students

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Okay, we are doing blog writing in class and I'm sure about half of you have looked up this blog and are now reading it. A couple words about blogs... they are not for bashing people. Nothing you ever say...Read More

I'm Still Tired of Being in Pain

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well, per the other day's post, yesterday was a better day pain-wise. I can't say it was pain free, and may have to start standing up on the bus in order to ensure things don't go downhill before I get...Read More

Gay Couple Kicked Out of Pub for Kissing

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A gay couple was kicked out of a pub in Soho, London's gay neighborhood: He said that during their first drink, a drunken man had asked them politely to stop kissing. Mr Williams said he politely asked the man, who...Read More

ENDA Reintroduced in Senate

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) held a press conference this morning to announce the reintroduction of a fully inclusive ENDA. According to a Washington Blade article yesterday, the legislation will quickly gain co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. The Senate...Read More

I Miss 'The Love Boat' & Celebrity Reality Shows Suck: An Open Letter to Tori Spelling

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Steve Publicover is a former DC resident who lives in southwestern Virginia. Once upon a time in a galaxy right here, there was a place called the 70's, where people with really bad fashion sense and way too...Read More

Is 'Queer' Offensive? One School Says Yes

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

A Missouri high school has taken up one of our favorite, completely unresolve-able, and inconsequential debates: is the word "queer" offensive? A bisexual student was sent home for wearing a "queer" T-shirt. He got it at a regional queer youth...Read More

Louis Vernassier: 1906 'Excentrique'

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 14, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

A gem of a publicity card from 1906, listing the talents and marvels of the eccentric French musical prodigy, Louis Vernassier. In addition to playing a multitude of instruments, he performed dressed as a woman....Read More

Kobe Fined $100,000 for Antigay Slur During NBA Playoff Game

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 14, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The New York Times reports that LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant will be fined $100,000 for apparently hurling an antigay slur at a referee during the heated playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs, which was broadcast live. On...Read More

Jon Kyl Meets Twitter

Filed by Don Davis | April 14, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

So Arizona Senator Jon Kyl went and did a stupid thing the other day by claiming on the floor of the Senate that 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is related to abortions, and that, by God, we need to...Read More

Kitty Powered Blogging

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Occasionally Jerame will ask me why it's taking me so long to write a post or essay. Sometimes my assistant helps too much. There's another snapshot from last week after the jump....Read More


Barney Frank on Homophobia in Politics

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I worry about what will replace [anti-gay prejudice]. I think they will increasingly focus on abortion, escalating it as their issue to inflame people. They'll work on whittling away the right to have an abortion, striking down any federal funding....Read More

San Francisco's Big Gay 10K

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

San Francisco's Big Gay 10K, benefitting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation....Read More