April 25, 2011

Karger Has a Shot

Filed by Leslie Robinson | April 25, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

If you haven't heard of Fred Karger, you have an awful lot of company. Karger is a retired political consultant from California. He's also a gay activist, and he's running for the presidency. As a Republican. Clearly this is a...Read More

Don't Say Straight, Either

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Washington Post has a humorous column up responding to the Tennessee "Don't Say Gay" bill that would ban teachers from discussing any sexuality other than heterosexuality in schools. Apparently there's too much heterosexuality at school for one of the...Read More

NYC Subway: Family Guy Does It Again

Filed by Cathy Renna | April 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I am not sure if this is also in other cities - I am guessing so. After all the controversy around their transgender story lines this seems especially insensitive (to say the least). When I posted this on my Facebook...Read More

Advice To A Young Queer On National Coming Out Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 25, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Poem by Dane Kuttler: 1 - Learn to dance; it is your birthright and your heritage. 2 - Be proud of who you are, and we will be proud with you. 3 - If coming out to your parents is...Read More

Will Body Bags Be the New Gold Watch?

Filed by Don Davis | April 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

We are continuing a recent theme here today in which two of my favorite topics are going to converge: Social Security and in-your-face political activism. I have been encouraging folks to take advantage of the recent Congressional recess to have...Read More

Boys Battle and Girls Love: Word Clouds of Gendered Advertisements

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A blogger who writes on boys and images of masculinity put together two word clouds based on advertisements for toys that appear in major afterschool cartoons, one for boys and one for girls. Here's the boys: And the girls:...Read More

King and Spalding Drops DOMA Defense

Filed by Bil Browning | April 25, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Looks like John Boehner is going to have to find a new law firm to denigrate gay and lesbian couples. Facing stiff opposition to their contract with the House majority to defend DOMA, law firm King and Spalding has backed...Read More

LGBT Social Media Ethics: What Happened to Decency?

Filed by Leone Kraus | April 25, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The other day, I went for coffee with Jim, the man who found Tyler Clementi's body floating in the Hudson River in New York. Jim and I met via Twitter about six months ago and have remained in Twitter contact...Read More

Slow News Day: Towleroad Pulls a Fox Trick

Filed by Bil Browning | April 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I was all set to report that LGBT activists had forced Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to abandon his plans to attend the upcoming royal wedding after reading Towleroad's headline, "Royal Wedding Invite Declined By Crown Prince of...Read More

Texas Moves to Defund Campus LGBT Centers

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Inside Higher Ed has an article on the Texas bill that would require the same funding for pro-heterosexual campus groups that LGBT groups receive. The last I saw of this bill it made little sense since almost everything on college...Read More

Lonesome Fantasies: Vintage Girlie Magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 25, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

This magazine has such a sad title, it makes me want to invite them all to a party. Was the next issue called "Depressed Gals"? On the other hand, it's nice to know at least two of the gals aren't...Read More

Rick Santorum's Dangerous Shift in Tone

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 25, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

When questioned about rights for gays and lesbians, Rick Santorum told Fox New's Mike Wallace: "Well, sure. I mean there are all sorts of contractual benefits that anybody can contract for. But the question is whether we should institutionalize that...Read More


Maggie Gallagher: Don't Hate!

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"And if you see a difference [between gay and straight couples], there is something wrong with you. You are like a bigot who is opposed to interracial marriage. If you want to know how same-sex marriage is going to affect...Read More

Yara Sofia as Lady Gaga

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Yara Sofia, who was eliminated from Rupaul's Drag Race, performing to "Poker Face." The finale is this week, isn't it?...Read More