June 1, 2011


The Death of the 'Transgender' Umbrella

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 01, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

If you've read trans or LGBT blogs in the past year or three, you've inevitably come across an ongoing battle over labels - particularly "transgender" as an umbrella term. It seems to be a conflict without end or compromise.Read More


The Top 5 Music Videos That 'Honor' Women's Butts

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Since I have somehow become the default blogger of posts about men's underwear, I thought I would try to regain some credibility around these parts by going in the opposite direction.Read More


Pat Robertson Says Muslims are the New Nazis

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Televangelist Pat Robertson spoke on The 700 Club yesterday equating Muslims to Nazis, adding that the world frowned upon people who opposed the Nazi regime.Read More


Art Toward Queer Utopias

Filed by Toshio Meronek | June 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new exhibit in San Francisco explores colorful, utopian queer art that challenges the norms of mainstream art and offers something distinct from traditional queer art. Read More


Equality Maryland Announces New Goals as Board President Resigns

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 01, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A week after admitting its dire financial instability, Equality Maryland's board president, Charles Butler, resigned. The organization has distributed a statement detailing its new short-term direction.Read More

Daric Richie Apologizes for Gay Teen Suicide Hoax

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 01, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The supposed young lover of gay teen Terrel Williams who reportedly had hanged himself last October made the startling confession. He created the deception as a way of coping with his own emotions about being gay and possibly transgender.Read More


Civil Unions Start in Illinois

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 01, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Hundreds of couples are expected to request their civil union license today in Illinois, now the sixth state to allow civil unions for same-sex couples.Read More


Barbers, Gender, & Why $5 Matters

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We may dismiss them as trivial, but even small demonstrations of gender discrimination - like price differences based on gender for a haircut - are significant. Read More


Australian Safe Sex Billboards Are Back

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

After realizing they'd been the target of a religious right campaign, the Australian agency responsible for placing ads in Brisbane bus stops has decided to reinstate a safe sex billboard showing two gay men embracing and holding an unopened condom.Read More


White House 2011 LGBT Pride Month Proclamation

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 01, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

President Barack Obama proclaims June 2011 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.Read More

ACT UP AIDS protest

A Stark Pride Reminder

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

As we start Pride month this year, take a moment to reflect on how lucky you are. Many of our elders weren't so lucky and paved the way for today's civil rights advances.Read More


The Politics Behind the NDAA Vote

Filed by Ed Team | June 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Asked if the organizations had made any effort to get House Democrats to vote against the full NDAA, once the DADT and DOMA amendments were added in committee, none of the organizations [HRC, SLDN, & Servicemembers United] responded that they...Read More

Ben Cohen Talks to CNN

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The English former rugby star has been doing a US tour promoting his new anti-homophobia campaign. Jerame and I stopped by the DC reception in Cohen's honor, but didn't stay very long since I wasn't feeling well and we...Read More