May 11, 2011

Mitch Daniels Cuts Funding to Planned Parenthood

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Hey, remember how Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) called for a truce on social issues a bunch of times? Apparently there was an asterisk no one noticed, because he's leading the way on the right's extreme social agenda: And in Indiana,...Read More

Diva Fight! Babs Gets Testy With Larry Kramer

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Apparently Larry Kramer has been telling folks that the reason The Normal Heart was never made into a movie was because Barbra Streisand wanted to change the script to make herself the star. Babs has taken issue with the charge...Read More

San Francisco Bans Yellow Pages

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A breathless and hyperbolic press release landed in my inbox yesterday afternoon after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban Yellow Pages from the city. The Local Search Association, described as "the largest trade organization of print, digital,...Read More

NOM's Ad against Same-Sex Marriage: It'll Turn Your Kids Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

NOM has an ad targeting African Americans in New York, whose legislature is considering same-sex marriage this year: The ad discusses the children, over and over again, as if children will be turned gay because same-sex marriage is legalized in...Read More

Jill Weiss's Birthday: A Guessing Game

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Today is Dr. Jillian Weiss's birthday and it's an important milestone in her young life. I won't tell you how old she is now (you never tell a lady's age!), but I will give you a few clues as you...Read More

Wait, Congress Is Messing with DADT Repeal Again?

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | May 11, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

So over the past few days some have been making a show about Duncan Hunter introducing an amendment that would add each of the Joint Chiefs as certifying authorities on repeal. The language introduced by Hunter is the same exact...Read More

What Does Discrimination Cost?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

A new research study released today by The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy shows that employment discrimination against transgender residents of Massachusetts likely costs the Commonwealth millions of dollars each year. The findings...Read More

Gay Republicans Fight Back Against DADT Repeal Backlash

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 11, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The headline in Tuesday's Navy Times reads: "Effort to alter DADT repeal may be too late." The story, in advance of this morning's House Armed Services Committee mark-up hearing for the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, is about the...Read More

'The Daily Show' on New Gay vs. Old Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Daily Show did a segment on that cute Advocate "study" earlier this year that showed that Minneapolis was the gayest city in America, which some people took far too seriously (in 2010, the same writer at The Advocate said...Read More

Presbyterian Church Approves Ordination Amendment for Gay Clergy

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | May 11, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

After 33 years of proposals, voting, and defeat, on May 10 the PCUSA approved Ordination Amendment 10-A, which allows individual churches and presbyteries to ordain gay clergy and lay leaders if they so choose. Passed by a simple majority of...Read More

Justin Bieber Gets Egged!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Beyonce Gets Booed, Miley Cyrus and a new GLEEcap....Read More


No More Same-Sex Marriages on Base

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"My memorandum of 13 April 2011 is hereby suspended until further notice pending additional legal and policy review and inter-Departmental coordination." --Chief of Chaplains Rear Admiral M.L. Tidd, reversing a previous memo that allowed same-sex marriage ceremonies on base in...Read More

Trailer for Chaz Bono Documentary

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Trailer for the Oprah Winfrey Network's documentary on Chaz Bono, Becoming Chaz. Rupaul and Cher appear in it....Read More