June 29, 2011


Rhode Island Senate Grants Civil Unions

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 8:30 PM | comments

The Rhode Island State Senate has approved a bill allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. But LGBT organizations are urging the Rhode Island governor to veto the bill, citing a discriminatory, counterproductive amendment in the bill.Read More

The Art of Paul Cadmus: Men, Beautiful Men

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 29, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I featured a video of the magnificent art of Paul Cadmus before but this one, by Augusto Mariante, is an exquisite tribute to this exceptional American artist.Read More


HRC Store Vandalism Ineffectively Protests Gay, Inc.

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign gift shop in Washington, D.C. was vandalized early this morning as a tribute to the 42nd anniversary of Stonewall and the riots that "started the movement." But this is not an example of intelligent, critical discourse.Read More


Dab Garner's 30-Year Story of Survival

Filed by Mark S. King | June 29, 2011 | 3:45 PM | comments

One man explains to you what happened to him, from becoming one of the first AIDS patients in San Francisco to his life today in the service of others with HIV.Read More


White House Hosts Briefing with Pride Reception Attendees

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2011 | 2:45 PM | comments

The Obama administration hosted a briefing for LGBT leaders who will be attending this afternoon's pride reception at the White House. I asked two questions of Matt Nosanchuk, the Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice. Read More


LGBT Groups Protest AR Paper's Obituary Policy

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Despite agreeing to review their obituary policies that discriminate against same-sex couples, the Arkansas newspaper The Daily Guard has insultingly reiterated its policy, which makes a distinction between grieving life partners. Read More


GetEqual Livens Up Ho-Hum White House LGBT Pride Reception

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 29, 2011 | 1:15 PM | comments

Pride Reception at the White House. Ho-hum boring, right? Not this year. Read More


13 Senators Release Group "It Gets Better" Video

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 12:40 PM | comments

13 U.S. Senators, all co-sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act and most co-sponsors of the Safe Schools Improvement Act, have released a group "It Gets Better" video. Read More

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A Dangerous Service Model for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Sassafras Lowrey takes a look at "Family Reunification," a common strategy for helping LGBTQ youth that's doing more harm than good. Other approaches, like building new families instead of reunifying destructive ones, should be explored.Read More


Lawsuit Filed for Marriage Equality in New Jersey

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit today for marriage equality in New Jersey on behalf of Garden State Equality and seven same-sex couples. The state currently offers "civil unions," which the organization says fail to offer an equal status to marriage.Read More


Unbinding the Spirit: Mobilizing Pro-Equality Clergy

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

During the next vote for marriage equality, I'd like for progressive, pro-equality clergy to stand up against religious bigotry with a voice that is heard loud and clear. The question is: How do we do it?Read More


Group Releases Investigation of DADT Survey Leak

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

As certification for final repeal of DADT awaits, the Center for Military Readiness has leaked the investigation into the December 2010 leak of the survey that showed that U.S. military members really didn't care about serving alongside gay peers.Read More

Should We Forgive Ken Mehlman?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 29, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Ken Mehlman was the gay architect of the national move towards constitutional bans against marriage equality. Now that he's evolved to support gay marriage, we ought to forgive him. Read More


Gays Under the Cover of Darkness?

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 7:45 AM | comments

"We saw a massive betrayal of marriage by a number of legislators, but most importantly, by the Republican party. On Friday, under the cover of darkness, the legislature voted to redefine marriage, a tragic day for New York. What this...Read More

When Your Gay Doesn't Cooperate

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

What's a fag hag to do when her gay doesn't seem as excited about marriage as she does? The entire "Disappointing gay best friend" series is really funny....Read More