April 28, 2011

An Open Letter to My Genitals in Advance of Surgery

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Well, here we are, coming to the end of our time together. In a month you'll be gone, and things will be different. I don't know the ways in which they'll be different, and that's a bit intimidating in the...Read More

Ohio County Tries to Write Lesbians Out of Constitution

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 28, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Tico Almeida is a civil rights litigator at Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP, which was recently named by Law360 as the only plaintiff-side law firm on the 2010 list of the Top Five employment law practices...Read More

ABC News: Christian Network Involved in Lisa Miller Kidnapping

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 28, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

As more details emerge, it is increasingly obvious that Lisa Miller's flight from the USA in defiance of court orders was orchestrated and facilitated by a network of far right Christians, many with ties to Lynchburg, Virginia, or nearby Waynesboro....Read More

3 Printers Refuse to Publish LGBT College Group's Magazine

Filed by Bil Browning | April 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Three printers have refused to publish Fusion, Kent State University's LGBT magazine. The award winning publication is sponsored by Campus Progress. A fourth printing company has agreed to do the production run, but because of time constraints the magazine's costs...Read More

Pro-Gay Billboard Causes Stir

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Another pro-gay billboard in New York state is making people mad, including a state senator who says it's a political message to support same-sex marriage even though it doesn't mention marriage at all (text version at link): This is why...Read More

Father Claims Atlanta Braves Coach Hurled Homophobic Slurs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 28, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Justin Quinn, 33, of Fresno, California claimed Atlanta pitching coach Roger McDowell used homophobic slurs, made sexual gestures, and threatened him with a baseball bat during practice before the April 23 game against the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday, Quinn...Read More

Poet, Mother (and Lesbian) to Write Poem for Royal Wedding

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 28, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I wasn't going to write about the royal wedding at all. Despite having lived in the U.K. for a couple of years, I find the monarchy interesting only as an example of the persistence of older traditions of European leadership....Read More

Birther Blues: Obama's Birth Certificate

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 28, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

OK. I think I understand why he did it. At first I didn't think Obama's release of his long form birth certificate would do him much good. But now I'm beginning to think the president knows exactly what he's doing,...Read More

Simple Title, Powerful Statement: Lesbian Pulp Fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 28, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The title was so obvious at first I smiled, but then I stopped and thought about what a strong political act it is to state simply and without apology, "I Am A Lesbian." No "twilight hunger" or "perverse passions," just...Read More

Glee Open Thread

Filed by Bil Browning | April 28, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'm running behind this morning, so I'm gonna throw up an open thread. The floor is yours, Projectors. Who's your favorite character on Glee? Me? Why, thanks for asking! I'd pick Brittany; she gets all the best lines. (Glee wallpaper...Read More

Iowa GOP's Homophobia: Fire Kevin Jennings, Ban Trans Folk from Marrying

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

To follow-up on Joe's post on the Iowa Republican Party's platform, there's a lot of anti-gay and anti-trans ideology in there. While I'd love to go through and post on all the crazy (the platform actually says it opposes "The...Read More

Iowa Republican Party Wants to Re-establish Slavery

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 28, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Iowa Republican party platforms calls for a constitutional change that could theoretically result in a turn in slavery. With the Republican Iowa Caucuses campaigns underway, it is important to understand the kind of Republicans these candidates are going to...Read More


Religious Beliefs Come After Orders

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You remain obligated to follow orders that involve interaction with others who are gay or lesbian, even if an unwillingness to do so is based on strong, sincerely held moral or religious beliefs." --US Marine Corps training material on DADT...Read More

Trump Claims Victory for Birthers

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Donald Trump says his birtherism shows what a great person he is and then tries to start another conspiracy theory, that Obama was let into Harvard Law even though he had terrible grades, which is totally not based on...Read More