April 21, 2011

This Is Nonsense: Your iPhone Is Not Tracking You

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

After reading the repeated breathless reports about how our iPhones are spying on us all, I couldn't help but roll my eyes - then I got annoyed. Seriously folks, this is a non-issue. Yes, iPhones collect general location data that...Read More

Texas A&M Student Senate Backs Homophobic Measure

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 21, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A bill of support passed through the Texas A&M Student Senate last night for a Texas Legislature bill (SB-63-106) that would require Texas colleges and universities with GLBT resource centers to provide equal funding for "Traditional and Family Values" Centers...Read More

NOM Sues Miss California USA Pageant

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Just when you think that the National Organization for Marriage couldn't get any wackier, along comes this story from Michael Musto about running into an official from the Miss California USA pageant outside of a musical the other evening. Musto...Read More

What Price for this Life?

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Strange day today. I have the appraiser coming over to go through all my sister's things and put a price tag on it for tax purposes. Feels odd to have your whole life summed up in a number. I was...Read More

An Open Letter to Kelly James, PhD

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 21, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Peter C. Frank is a 30-something, disabled GOP LGBT political & community activist, advocate, & single gay technology-loving male night-owl living in the northern suburbs of New York City. He is a partner of The Symposium,...Read More

"Don't Say Gay" in Tennessee

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 21, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Tennessee's state judiciary committee passed the "don't say gay" bill this week, prohibiting any discussion of homosexuality prior to ninth grade. Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxille, the measure is being added to the existing Board of Education's "family life...Read More

The House Republican Contract with King & Spalding Really is Republican

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The LA Times, which puts out "We agree with the gays but their tactics are just so uncivil!" editorials every few months just to remind everyone how centrist they are, has an editorial out saying that HRC (you know, the...Read More

America's Gay Confederate and Union Soldiers

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | April 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Queer Civil War buffs have been arguing for some time that the deafening silence around LGBTQ Confederate and Union soldiers indicates proof of their very presence. With this month commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil...Read More

Boy Meets Girl but Wants Boy: Classic Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 21, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Classic novel from 1964, discussed in depth in Susan Stryker's Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback. Copies are rare and can go for upwards of $200 when they come up for sale....Read More

The Not-So-Pretty Face of Eating Disorders

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Huffington Post blogger Galia Slayen, a Chinese and Government Major at Hamilton College, has created a life-sized replica of the iconic Barbie doll as a shocking wakeup call for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Slayen kept Barbie's proportions the same;...Read More

The Case for a Truly Progressive Third Party

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 21, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

If there's anything progressives have learned over the last generation or so, it's that the Democratic Party can't be trusted to lead on the issues its members campaign on any more than the Republican Party can. The vast divide between...Read More

Don't Act Straight

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I posted a QOTD I found on the site for WBTV, a Rock Hill, South Carolina, local station. Here's the quote, attributed to Kelly James, a professor and advisor of her university's LGBT group: "I've got to let my...Read More


John Boehner Gets Smug

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The minority leader's new-found concern for saving taxpayers money is encouraging. We hope it means we can count on her support for reducing DOJ's budget to recoup any costs incurred by the House so that taxpayers will bear no added...Read More

Kobe Bryant Does Gay PSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers shot a PSA against using slurs. He seems really happy to be there....Read More