April 15, 2011

Queer Music Friday - Troy Jackson

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Canadian funk/punk singer Troy Jackson released this video for "The Batty Boy's Revenge" last year....Read More

Scarlet Betch 42: X-travaganza

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 15, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Hey Betches! Despite there being less mutants nowadays, there seems to be more X-books than ever. It looks like we're going to be designating X-clusive episodes for the X-men releases. To be fair the X-men have isolated themselves on Utopia,...Read More

Maggie Gallagher Gets GetEqual Anita Bryant Award

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just in case Delaware's passage of civil unions legislation has Maggie Gallagher down in the dumps, GetEqual has given her something to look forward to! At today's congressional hearing about marriage equality, the direct action group's members bestowed their first...Read More

CA Senate Passes FAIR Education Bill, Some Parents 'Have Concerns'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thursday the California state Senate passed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48), authored by Sen. Mark Leno, by a vote of 23-14. The bill would require schools to fairly and accurately portray the historic contributions...Read More

Michael Lucas's Desecration Porn and Silencing Queers on Palestine

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 15, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Savannah Garmon is a physics researcher and queer and trans community activist presently based in Toronto. She studied both physics and creative writing in her birth state of North Carolina and later received her Ph.D. in physics at...Read More

Building Queer Community (or The Queer Migration Myth, Redux)

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | April 15, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last Saturday night I went to the birthday party of a local lesbian activist. I've attended easily fifty meetings with her, many as small as five or ten people. At the door, she threw her arms around the friend I'd...Read More

Delaware Legislature Okays Civil Unions

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

While states like Indiana and North Carolina are fighting constitutional amendments to ban any form of relationship recognition for gay and lesbian couples, another north eastern state has stepped forward to treat us like almost-equals as Delaware's legislature okays civil...Read More

Girls Will Love Girls: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 15, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I've been enjoying looking at vintage bathing pictures lately. I guess summer's on my mind. It's sweet to see all the natural curves and muscles, not to mention the natural poses and relaxed affections in old photos. The happy smiles...Read More

Tales of the Radical Faeries

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 15, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

On Labor Day Weekend, 1979, 200 men gathered in the Arizona desert for the first Spiritual Conference for Radical Faeries. Called forth by Harry Hay (of Mattachine Society fame), Hay's partner John Burnside, Don Kilhefner and Mitch Walker, this first...Read More

The Daily Show Takes on J. Crew Transgender Fox-traversy

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Daily Show mocks the fake controversy around the J. Crew ad I posted about earlier this week. The original Fox News story I linked said "doctors and parents" were upset about the J. Crew ad, which was disingenuous because...Read More


John Amaechi on the N- and F-words

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm surprised that people are surprised. This is common language when I played. It was an everyday word that I heard. I haven't seen anything new put in place (by the NBA) to tackle homophobia. There's no reason for it...Read More

Jerry Nadler Introduces UAFA in House

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rep. Jerry Nadler reintroduces the UAFA....Read More