May 3, 2011

The Oral Sex Insult I Can't Use in this Headline

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | May 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

There's no shortage of homophobic insults out there. Though some are more blatantly bigoted, like "faggot," and others - "fairy" - are more feeble, the pejorative meaning of many of these phrases is pretty straight-forward. Still others, however, are more...Read More

NOM's Superficial Diversity

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Louis Marinelli, the NOM organizer who defected, has a post up about how NOM uses imagery of racially diverse crowds in their promotional materials. The entire thing is worth a read - he publishes a bunch of emails that NOM...Read More

Caption Fun: The Situation Room

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 03, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Put your best ones in the comments... "Oh. My. God. Look at that screen. How did Bristol Palin survive another round of Dancing with the Stars?" "If you think this is tense, imagine if it was The Donald and The...Read More

Having the Sex Talk with Children

Filed by Jeff Lutes | May 03, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Healthy, age-appropriate, and sex-positive conversations with our children about the birds and the bees, or the birds and the birds, or the bees and the bees, or the "birds and either a bee or bird... are challenging for most parents,...Read More

A Look at the Social Media Strategies of the 'Standing on the Side of Love' Campaign

Filed by Leone Kraus | May 03, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Author's Note: The post originally ran on April 10, 2010, on my personal blog The interview below is with Adam Gerhardstein, former campaign manager for the Standing on the Side of Love campaign. The new campaign manager is Dan...Read More

Why Does God Keep On Making Gays If He Doesn't Like Us?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

A Minnesota representative Steven Simon in a house debate on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in that state asks, "How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants...Read More

LGBT- Friendly Justice Sotomayor To Speak At Ramapo College Commencement

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 03, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is coming to give the commencement address at my college, Ramapo College of New Jersey, on Friday, May 14. I am especially pleased about Justice Sotomayor because of her positions on LGBT issues. Are you listening, LGBT...Read More

Bin Laden: Many More Lives Yet to be Lost

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 03, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm disappointed and a little disgusted. I find it incredibly hard to be happy or excited today about Bin Laden's death. Of course I am glad that chapter has been closed. Bin Laden was a fugitive of justice. He was...Read More

The Second Tour of Officer Carney

Filed by Father Tony | May 03, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Is Officer Michael Carney more Irish than he is gay? There was strong evidence of both while he shared his story with me on Saint Patrick's Day in Wilton Manors over a strong brew, a strong brew by Starbuck's, to...Read More

Straight Men Like Penis

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Salon has an interview with two researchers who studied internet sex searches and organized them into usable data. And they've found more evidence to support what the average straight pornographer already knows: There's pretty overwhelming evidence for it: Men search...Read More

The Odyssey of the Utterly Fabulous Mario Sierra

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 03, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Brett Stockdill is a queer, HIV positive activist, teacher and scholar in Chicago. He is an Associate Professor in Sociology, Women's Studies, and Latino & Latin American Studies at Northeastern Illinois University. His four-part series, "Living...Read More

Royal Pain

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 03, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Marriage Is Like a Golf Club

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's like in golf. A lot of people -- I don't want this to sound trivial -- but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It's weird. You see these great players with these...Read More

A Teacher on Coming Out to Students

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A teacher talks about being open about being gay to his students....Read More