June 8, 2011


Interview: GLAAD President Addresses Recent Controversies

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 08, 2011 | 9:15 PM | comments

After being criticized by bloggers and a former board co-chair, GLAAD representatives, including president Jarrett Barrios and board member Gary Bitner, speak about the organization's finances, recent endorsement of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and their stance on net neutrality.Read More

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My Surprising Lack of Gay Pride

Filed by Mark S. King | June 08, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

For most of my life I've been judgmental and a little impatient with gay people who didn't just come out. Are the risks really that dire? I suspected they were just chicken shit, or unwilling to stand up to their family.Read More


City of Portland Gets Trans Inclusive Healthcare

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 08, 2011 | 5:45 PM | comments

Earlier this morning the Portland, Oregon City Council unanimously voted to remove the trans exclusion clause in their employee health coverage and implement a trans inclusive policy, a proposal brought by mayor Sam Adams.Read More


Gay Puerto Rican Man Found Dead

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 08, 2011 | 5:15 PM | comments

Ramón "Moncho" Salgado's murder is the 3rd LGBT-related attack to take place in Puerto Rico in the past 72 hours.Read More


A 'Thank You' Note After Reassignment Surgery

Filed by Drew Cordes | June 08, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Upon completion of my sex reassignment surgery, I want to thank publicly all those who helped make my gender transition happen. Transitioning is not something one can do alone.Read More


9 of 10 Voters Think Feds Already Ban Workplace Discrimination

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

As the governor of Connecticut prepares to approve a nondiscrimination law that protects transgender people, a new study indicates that 9 out of 10 voters already think a federal nondiscrimination law exists.Read More


Meneses-Sheets Lands New Job With Gay Group

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2011 | 2:45 PM | comments

Morgan Meneses-Sheets, the former Executive Director of Equality Maryland, has landed a new job as Development Director with gay labor org Pride At Work.Read More


Batwoman #1 Confirmed for DCnU Relaunch

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 08, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Batwoman, the butt-kicking lesbian former marine, will be included among the relaunch of DC Comics' comic book line-up.Read More


AstraZeneca to Pay $250k In Sex Discrimination Suit

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2011 | 12:45 PM | comments

Pharmacuetical giant AstraZeneca will pay 124 women a total of $250,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the US Department of Labor. The women were being paid an average of $1700 less than their male co-workers.Read More


My Best Trait

Filed by Anthony Carter | June 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

After being labeled "stubborn," I thought I better get some insight. It is official, I am stubborn.Read More


A Quick Site Update

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2011 | 11:15 AM | comments

We've had some gremlins with the new design including blocks where the site has been down entirely or folks couldn't comment. We have a team of experts working on the issue & they expect to have everything fixed & back to normal within the next day or so.Read More


AIDS at 30: ACT UP Demonstrates at L.A. Federal Building

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

One of the largest early ACT UP demonstrations in Southern California in October 1989 saw 400 people demanding that the federal government grant people with HIV/AIDS access to experimental drugs.Read More


Two Recent Entries in the Transgender Literary Renaissance

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Books by or about transgender people are experiencing a literary renaissance, and two of them - Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation and Balancing on the Mechitza - are excellent looks at diversity within the trans community. Read More


This Little Boy Wasn't a Science Experiment

Filed by Ed Team | June 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I want people to remember that this was a little boy who deserved protection, respect and unconditional love. I don't want him to be remembered as a science experiment. He was a person." -- Maris Murphy, sister of Kirk Murphy,...Read More

Gay In America

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

NYC photographer Scott Pasfield's new 224-page book of intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men across all fifty states will be in stores on September 27 and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon. Preview spreads...Read More