June 14, 2011


The Pastor of Saint Cecilia's in Boston Is Not a Pro-LGBT Hero

Filed by Father Tony | June 14, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

There was snow in June at Saint Cecilia's Church in Boston, but the miracle was a contrived hoax. Read More


Historic Prop 8 Ruling Rejects Effort to Disqualify Judge Walker

Filed by Kate Kendell | June 14, 2011 | 7:15 PM | comments

Only 24 hours after hearing the Prop 8 supporters' motion to disqualify former U.S. District Court Chief Judge Walker and invalidate his ruling striking down Prop 8, Chief Judge James Ware issued an inspiring defense of the integrity of judges everywhere today.Read More


Melanie Nathan's Final Weeks at Fraudulent 'Lez Get Real'

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 14, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

Former Lez Get Real editor Melanie Nathan speaks about how her co-workers cross-posted the "A Gay Girl in Damascus" blog, altered the site's direction, and, she said, squeezed her out of the picture.Read More

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Space Needle: If Community Raises $50k We'll Raise the Pride Flag

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 14, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

In a dramatic change of course, Seattle's Space Needle has announced that they will fly the Pride flag again this year during Seattle Pride Weekend, if the community can help them raise $50,000 for four organizations that support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Read More


Incest Is an American Family Value?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

No idea where this chart was displayed, or who displayed it, but it certainly makes its point! Can't help wondering if homophobia is the result of all that inbreeding. Read More


GOP Debate's LGBT Rights Recap

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If there was any doubt about where the Republican field of presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues, last night's CNN debate should have cleared things up. When it came to basic rights for our community, there was really no debate at all.Read More

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The 'Religious Liberty' Straw Man

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 14, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

As New York state prepares for a probable vote on legalizing same-gender marriage, a familiar argument from the anti-equality crowd is being raised: religious liberty.Read More

Don't Forget: Be a VIP at NYC Pride

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2011 | 2:15 PM | comments

Don't forget that you can win one of four big prize packages courtesy of MasterCard! You could be in the parade or sit in the VIP section with me to judge the floats!Read More


I Often Feel the Same

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2011 | 12:15 PM | comments

So let's talk about the comments section on Bilerico. Especially the "imbecilic, repugnant grunts" that seem to pop up regularly lately.Read More


The Allure of Relationships with 'The Other'

Filed by Anthony Carter | June 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

If you create relationships based on ignorance, assumptions, fears, and titillation of being with the "other," you have a definite recipe for disaster. I saw this firsthand when I decided I no longer cared what package affection comes in. Read More


Is Out Actress Amber Heard... Unheard?

Filed by Amy Andre | June 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Amber Heard has told the press that she has a girlfriend - but as someone who hates labels, she's never come out "as a lesbian." How did the media miss this memo?Read More


Lez Get Real? Inside the Imagined Life of 'Paula Brooks'

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 14, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

Bill Graber announced yesterday that he is the creator of Lez Get Real and that he has been cultivating an online identity for a false lesbian blogger. Here, we talk with Lez Get Real co-founder Julie Phineas. Read More


Larry Kramer's Historic Essay: AIDS At 30

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 14, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This article was first published in the New York Native, Issue 59, March 14-27, 1983, and was the Larry Kramer scream heard around the world. Kramer's famous AIDS play, The Normal Heart, is currently in revival in New York City.Read More


Bill Clinton Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Our nation's permanent mission is to form a 'more perfect union' - deepening the meaning of freedom, broadening the reach of opportunity, strengthening the bonds of community. That mission has inspired and empowered us to extend rights to people previously...Read More

If You Think the Pride Parade Is Boring

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Last year Belgrade's pride parade ended in violence with over 200 people injured after neo-Nazis organized anti-gay riots. The next time you feel like complaining that Pride festivals are boring, remember these people who are still willing to shed...Read More