May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Anyone got any big plans for tonight? Contributor Prince Gomolvilas will probably be dressing up his cat, Pork Chop, again....Read More

Cheerleader Punished for not Cheering Rapist

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 05, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

In 2008, a high school cheerleader (known in court papers only as "HS") was raped by a student athlete at her school. He confessed and got probation. Later, at a basketball game, the cheerleaders were instructed to chant his name:...Read More

Country Star Blake Shelton's Homophobic Tweet

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

They say you can tell someone's true character by the way they tweet. Blake Shelton, country music star and judge on NBC's latest singing competition show The Voice tweeted a homophobic parody of Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine" Wednesday...Read More

Bin Laden's Winning Bet?

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 05, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, and the celebrations inspired by news of his demise, there’s been some discussion of whether Americans should be celebrating and just what Americans are celebrating. Are we celebrating the death of...Read More

Florida's Sexting Bill: A More Measured Approach

Filed by Ricci Levy | May 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

While I don't believe sexting ought to be a crime in all instances, I am pleased to see that Florida is taking a more measured approach than most states. Florida's SB 888 creates the crime of "sexting", the transmission of...Read More

Taiwan to Teach about Gays in School

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 05, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

California is debating teaching about LGBT people in schools, but Taiwan will be starting in September: At a press conference with like-minded parents and teachers, [Legislator] Chu said she was not opposed to the idea of teaching children about gender...Read More

Nelson Vergel, the Personal Trainer Who Does Your Homework

Filed by Father Tony | May 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Personal trainer and author Nelson Vergel is the founder of The Body Positive Wellness Clinic in Houston, and the creator of "wellness restoration" programs for his clients. His body is composed of the rippling lean muscle you would expect of...Read More

Your Husband Will Be Deported Tomorrow

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

BREAKING NEWS: MetroWeekly: Attorney General Holder Vacates Immigration Decision Based on DOMA The Velandia case has been stayed until mid-summer. Imagine that your beloved were being deported tomorrow. He is not being deported because he is a criminal, or entered...Read More

Blood Money: Google's Dan Savage Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I know this is going to make me unpopular (again), but here goes. While Google's Dan Savage commercial made other folks weepy, it sickens me. When the ad came on during Glee at our house, we were hosting a small...Read More

Is Rape a Legitimate Form of Punishment?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 05, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Trigger warning for rape. A millionaire accused of murder in South Africa who was arrested in the UK is arguing that he shouldn't be extradited because he will certainly be raped in prison and has a good chance of contracting...Read More

Surviving: Living in the Borderlands

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 05, 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


Maggie Gallagher on the Secret Sodomy Mafia

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 05, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's important for all of us to remember that life for ordinary gay people can still be difficult, even as a powerhouse gay movement flexes its cultural, financial and behind-the-scenes political power to repress the rights of others to organize,...Read More

Clovis, New Mexico, Refuses GSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 05, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Local news covers Clovis, New Mexico, schools banning all clubs after a GSA applied to be a club. The city is near an Air Force base and its economy is largely supported through that and agriculture....Read More