June 30, 2011


Southwest Pilot Apologizes for Anti-Gay Rant... Sort of

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 30, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

James Fritzen Taylor, the Southwest Airlines pilot who made news for the homophobic cockpit screed that was caught on tape, has issued an general mea culpa for his 'offensive' and 'derogatory' remarks. Well, he is sorry for being 'insensitive.'Read More

Watch: Obama's LGBT Pride Reception Speech

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Obama spoke last night at the LGBT Pride Reception he hosted at the White House, where he continued to deflect questions about how far along his evolution on marriage equality is. Read More


Meet Tona Brown, Who Sang For President Obama

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Tona Brown is an African American Transgender violinist and vocalist who has had a career spanning both North America and Europe.Read More


The Appropriation of Stonewall, 'Bad' Immigrants, & Sex Policing

Filed by Toshio Meronek | June 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

By the end of this year, we'll have three new books covering the shamefully under-addressed issue of the targeting of queer people by the American court, policing, and prison systems.Read More


Washington Gov. Candidate Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Don Davis | June 30, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Congressman Jay Inslee is running for the gubernatorial position in Washington state. He's pro-marriage and supports legalization of medical marijuana.Read More

Oh My Midol! Vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Well, bless you heart, Sally. If only it was that easy for everyone.Read More


Maine Launches Pro-Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

LGBT advocates in Maine announced plans today to pursue a 2012 ballot initiative for marriage equality. They are confident that despite the state's previous failures in citizen ballot initiatives, voters will approve marriage equality in 2012. Read More


AZ Trans Social Services Provider Faces Foreclosure

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

This property, home to eight residents who are members of the most underserved population in the Phoenix metro area, faces foreclosure.Read More

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Catholics Deny Gay Man Funeral

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Catholic church officials originally banned a gay man's funeral from the church he attended, but changed their mind after a community uproar.Read More


Marriage Equality: How We Won New York

Filed by Marc Solomon | June 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

How did we pull this historic victory off? With lessons from my work in marriage battles from Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and California to draw on, I want to share my best thinking on what enabled us to win and what this means for the future.Read More


NY Town Clerk Says She Won't Sign Marriage Licenses

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

If town clerk Barbara MacEwen had her way, she wouldn't be signing any marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Volney, NY.Read More


Twitter Hashtags that Promoted NY Marriage Equality

Filed by Leone Kraus | June 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

#NY4M and #ssm, among other terms celebrating marriage equality in New York, were tweeted thousands of times in the past week. Here's a closer look at the power of Twitter in spreading word about marriage equality.Read More

Cheerleader Dances His Heart Out

Filed by Ed Team | June 30, 2011 | 7:45 AM | comments

This cheerleader's got some of the best moves on the court. His confidence is empowering and heartening....Read More


This Is Not a Shy Group

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

"It was here, in the East Room, at our first Pride reception, on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a few months after I took office, that I made a pledge, I made a commitment. I said that I...Read More