April 23, 2011

Weekly Reader: Kidnapping, Democrats, & New Bilerico

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Sadly, this week's big story was about the brutal attack on a transgender woman at a Baltimore McDonald's; employees filmed the assault but did nothing to stop it. I like it better when a positive story brings new visitors to...Read More

McDonald's Beating Updates: Victim Identified, Cameraman Fired

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The police report has been released in the case of the woman who was beaten in McDonald's yesterday, although redacted. And the victim was identified as female in it. The Smoking Gun identifies her as Chrissy Lee Polis The police...Read More

Rejected Don't Ask, Don't Tell Training Video - Laugh of the Day

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 23, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

LGBT ally Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, an officer in the Naval Reserve, told me recently that he had gone through the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell training and was very impressed. So imagine my surprise when Rachel...Read More

Thirteen Things We Know About Taxes

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 23, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

"What do we think? What do we know? What can we prove?" That’s a quote from And the Band Played On, HBO’s adaptation of Randy Schilts’ book about the beginnings of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It’s the mantra of CDC...Read More

Racist Comments on McDonald's Attack Video

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yesterday Bil posted the article, "Transgender Woman Severely Beaten at Baltimore McDonalds While Employees Watch," and I knew from the moment it began play that reception of this video would be dangerous. As predicted, the racist comments rolled in while...Read More


Equality Maryland Fires XD

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is with a heavy heart that I share that today will be my last day as the Executive Director of Equality Maryland. While it is not my choice to leave, it is my choice to make my voice heard...Read More

Memphis Gay and Lesbian Center May Close

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center may close soon due to lack of funding. It's one of the only LGBT resources in the area. Send them some cash to help keep the doors open....Read More