June 22, 2011


NY Marriage Vote Unlikely Tonight

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 22, 2011 | 9:30 PM | comments

As finalized language is reached and bills are printed for several measures in the state senate, it's looking more and more likely that the vote on marriage equality in New York won't occur until Thursday. Read More


Equality California Withdraws Anti-Net Neutrality Letter

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 22, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

The advocacy organization withdrew its 2009 letter to the FCC opposing net neutrality, joining similar withdrawals from GLAAD and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Troup Coronado, a former AT&T lobbyist, continues to sit on the org's board. Read More


Flying the Not-So-Friendly Skies

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

An unlucky Southwest Airlines pilot who decided to go on a sexist, anti-gay, and age-phobic rant in the cockpit found out too late that his microphone had become stuck and transmitted his entire outburst for hundreds of miles.Read More

Last Chance: Be a VIP at NYC Pride!

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2011 | 6:30 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 Bil to judge the floats!Read More


IL: Troubling Tax Loophole with Civil Unions

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 22, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Opponents of full marriage equality for same-sex couples often ask why the LGBT community can't simply be happy with separate institutions and groupings of rights like civil unions and domestic partnerships. It seems pretty straightforward, but it's not.Read More


HHS Sec Sebelius Commits to Collecting LGBT Data in Health Surveys

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 22, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

You can't underestimate the importance of collecting data on LGBT people to better understand where problems lie and how to help. At a news conference on Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced they will start collecting LGBT data as part of federal health surveys.Read More


Understatement of the Day

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This little graphic is making its rounds across Facebook. I couldn't agree more.Read More

Celebrity Power Brokers Coming Out For Marriage Equality

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 22, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Atlantic Wire has the scoop on Lance Bass, Cynthia Nixon, Michael Strahan, and Sean Avery, with videos. Read More


Boone & Bondage: 'Have Gun, Will Travel'

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you like men or you like bondage, you will like this.Read More


GOP's Huntsman Courts Gay Votes

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After announcing his run for the presidency yesterday, Republican candidate Jon Huntsman told reporters that he would respect New York's marriage equality law and launched a fundraising campaign to win gay dollars.Read More


5 Tips to Make It Better Now

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Eric Poole gives five tips to teens who can't wait for it to get better when they become adults and need a way to combat bullying now.Read More


6 GLAAD Board Members Resign; Coronado Remains

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 22, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Resignation letters from six GLAAD board members now join that of president Jarrett Barrios. But Troup Coronado, the former AT&T lobbyist at the center of the corporate controversy, remains on the board as new information about him surfaces. Read More


Oregon Trans Health Benefits Lawsuit Points To Prejudice

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 22, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Oregon prohibits private insurers from excluding trans health benefits, but they won't extend them to their own state employee. "Irrational" defines the State's position here. Read More


Live Updates from Albany: NY Marriage Vote

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 22, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Rev Emily Heath is spending the day in Albany to monitor New York's proposed legislation to legalize marriage equality. She'll be sending in dispatches throughout the day and this post will be updated as news comes in.Read More


Get Over It

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It says, 'Raise an army.' It says absolutely nothing about race, color, creed, sexual orientation. How dare we, then, exclude a group of people who want to do the same thing you do right now, something that is honorable and...Read More

NY Celebrities for Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

HRC has been running a series of web videos showing celebrities, politicians, and other prominent New Yorkers expressing their support of marriage equality. On the eve of the vote (or no vote at all!), they've released this last video...Read More