July 19, 2011


Trans & People of Color Disproportionately Targeted

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 19, 2011 | 8:30 PM | comments

A new report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs demonstrates that people of color and transgender people are significantly disproportionately affected by anti-LGBTQ hate violence. Here are some of the report's key findings. Read More


Alaska Sued Over Trans Driver License Denial

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The State of Alaska canceled this woman's license unless she replaced it with one listing her as male. Read More


NYC Addresses Demand for Marriages with Lottery

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In anticipation of a huge number of couples wanting to marry this Sunday in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg has capped the number of couples - same-sex or otherwise - who can wed at 764. Read More

Vector: Historic Magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 19, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Found a couple of wondrous vintage covers of Vector, the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights. Read More


Obama Endorses Repeal of DOMA

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 19, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Obama administration announced today that the president supports repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act by publicly endorsing the Respect for Marriage Act. Read More


Rewind: Homophobia on Friends

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Remember Friends? Watch Tijuana Mamula's distillation of ten years worth of rank homophobia and transphobia into a one hour episode called Homophobic Friends.Read More


When Murdering a Queer Isn't Enough

Filed by Toshio Meronek | July 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Eric. A Stanley examines the violence and threat of violence experienced by queers in America today in this one-hour radio program and news article. Read More

Navy Prosecutes More Sailors Who Married to Hide Sexuality

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 19, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Navy is continuing its witch hunt for LGBT service members who married to hide their sexual orientation, and local individuals have been arrested. Sadly, the same effort to weed out sham straight marriages doesn't seem to be materializing. Read More


Worst. Yard Sale. Ever.

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After posting an ad on Craigslist for a yard sale in northern Virginia, a woman sent an e-mail to people inquiring about some of the items for sale to tell them she won't sell to gays, Muslims or "illegal immigrants."Read More


HIV: Treatment Is Prevention

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 19, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday's New England Journal of Medicine discussed that the results of the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study has provided definitive proof that antiretroviral treatment reduces the rate of sexual transmission of HIV-1.Read More


Breast Cancer Activist Brenner Featured in USA Today

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 19, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday the newspaper profiled Barbara Brenner, a lesbian breast cancer activist who has been fighting ALS.Read More


Dustin Lance Black Shines Light on Prop. 8 Trial

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 19, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

With 8, a new project that incorporates verbatim statements from the Proposition 8 trial of last year, the Milk screenwriter is looking to combat the censorship of the video footage from the trial. Read More


Queer Narratives on the Page, the Ground, & Onscreen

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some notes on The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Homefulness, and The True Deceiver, queer narratives that remind us that we are all connected.Read More


Niagara Falls Gears Up for NY Same-Sex Weddings

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 19, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The falls will be lit with a rainbow spectrum on Saturday evening, as the first same-sex couple will marry in New York at midnight. A larger ceremony will follow the next day.Read More


First Openly Gay Man Confirmed By Senate To Federal Judgeship

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This confirmation marks another important milestone in the acceptance of gay people in our national politics. Read More


Paul Oetken Confirmed As Federal Judge

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The president welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Oetken and is confident that he will serve the American people with distinction from the district court bench." --Shin Inouye, a White House spokesperson, on the appointment confirmation of Paul Oetken, the first...Read More

Dan Savage On the Bachmanns & Santorum

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Dan Savage's appearance on Bill Maher has drawn quite a bit of attention for two reasons. One, his sharp takedown of the Bachmanns and, two, his quip about fucking Santorum....Read More