June 25, 2011

Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev gets arrested (PostBlurb)

UPDATED: Activists Attacked at St. Petersburg Slavic Pride

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 7:30 PM | comments

A group of LGBT activists hosted an unofficial, unapproved Pride parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, and several of the participants were attacked by anti-gay protesters. 14 people, including activists and their attackers, were arrested.Read More


Pride at Work Stands by AT&T Merger Endorsement

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Pride at Work's decision to focus almost solely on unions and ignore the effects of the AT&T / T-Mobile merger on net neutrality is prioritizing the job security of a group of LGBT T-Mobile workers over the future fairness of the Internet. Read More


Designer Prosecuted for Hate Speech in France

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

I just don't get the prosecution of hate speech. Isn't it more effective to respond instead of pushing it underground? Examining the case against John Galliano, Christian Dior designer. Read More


The New Republic Cover Story On Trans Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 25, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The New Republic, a magazine of politics and the arts, reaches older, influential establishment liberal types, who don't read much about transgender or transsexual people. Read More

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Gillibrand and Democracy for America Target DOMA Repeal

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Democracy for America and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are looking to capitalize on the momentum of marriage equality passage in New York by making a renewed push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More


70 Years Ago: Bayard Rustin Built Foundation for ENDA

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Guest blogger Tico Almeida takes a look at Bayard Rustin, who helped organize a 1941 march on Washington so successful that it never even took place and create the foundations for Obama's proposed ENDA executive order.Read More


Troup Coronado Resigns from Equality California

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

After resigning from GLAAD's board on Wednesday, Coronado, the lobbyist at the center of the "GayT&T" scandal, has now resigned from Equality California, too. Read More

Marriage Equality in New York Passes

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

In case you missed the Senate proceedings last night, here are some of the highlights - without, of course, all of the rumblings from Sen. Ruben Diaz....Read More


White House Response to NY Marriage

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

"The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. That's why he has called for repeal of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and determined that his Administration would...Read More


History at the Stonewall Inn

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

There was a huge celebration in front of the Stonewall Inn on Friday night. The crowd grew. And grew. And grew. I knew I was standing in the right place at a moment when history was about to be made.Read More