July 21, 2011

Presidential signing ceremony for the repeal of DADT

Certification for Repeal of DADT Expected Friday

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 21, 2011 | 10:30 PM | comments

Reports indicate that Leon Panetta, Defense Secretary, and Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are expected to certify repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on Friday. The policy will be dead 60 days after Obama certifies repeal. Read More


Building Bridges Between Latino and LGBT Communities is Key

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Catherine M. Pino, a member of the National Council of La Raza, reflects on the potential for the LGBT and Latino communities to find commonality and work to promote a better life for more people. Read More


Honoring Those Who Died Before The Internet Boom

Filed by Jeff Lutes | July 21, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

15 years ago today, when the Internet was still in its infancy, I lost a partner to HIV/AIDS. It has always bothered me that a Google search of his name turned up no information or images about his beautiful spirit. This video seeks to change that. Read More


The 2011 ADAP Conference in Nine Minutes!

Filed by Mark S. King | July 21, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The 2011 ADAP Advocacy Association conference, held July 5-7 in Washington, D.C., was bursting with spirit. But where were all of the large, national LGBT organizations? Read More


4th Largest School District Now Protects Gender Identity

Filed by Nadine Smith | July 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Miami-Dade School District, the fourth largest in the nation, has added gender identity to their harassment and anti-bullying policy. The victory comes after years of work from Equality California and the Miami-Dade Safe Schools Coalition. Read More


Tobias Wolff on DOMA Repeal and Full Faith & Credit

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Here, Law Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff breaks down the debate on the Defense of Marriage Act and sets the record straight on the Full Faith & Credit clause of the U.S. Constitution. Read More


Denouncing West's Attacks on Wasserman Schultz

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 21, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Tea Partier Allen West has relentlessly bullied Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a longtime advocate and true leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus denounces West's behavior. Read More


MN School District Investigated for Anti-Bullying Policy

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 21, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights are investigating the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota for alleged abuse and bullying of students who do not conform to gender stereotypes.Read More

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A Pap Smear for Men - Diagnosing Anal Cancer

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | July 21, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Looking into anal cancer, a stigmatized disease with links to HPV and HIV. Why regular examinations are of utmost importance in getting diagnosed and preventing problemsRead More

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Gay Marriage Hearings On Capitol Hill: Democracy at its Best

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 21, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday held hearings about repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage. This is democracy at its best. Read More

Gender Glam: Vintage Music

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Found this fascinating tidbit of William Lingard, the once-famous performer, who frequently dressed in stylish period drag. Read More


Mag Explores Being Gay & Black in Corporate America

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 21, 2011 | 11:15 AM | comments

An extensive new feature in Black Enterprise magazine hones in on being black and gay in corporate America, taking a look at non-discrimination policies, transgender identities, and LGBT trailblazers. Read More


DC Police Investigate Trans Murder

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Another tragic trans murder in DC brings home the reality of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects report on violence against LGBT people.Read More


Media Group Complains ESPN Plays for the Other Team

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 21, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

An editorial by a conservative media criticism group thinks the sports TV network has no business covering LGBT issues. But in these past few months, when gays in sports have become a hot topic, isn't ESPN just doing its job?Read More


The Closet of the Future

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | July 21, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

We will still yearn for a place where we don't have to decide whether or not to come out every time we meet somebody new.Read More


White House Has No Comment on Ex-Gay Therapy

Filed by Ed Team | July 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I haven't had any conversation with [Obama] and I think that I would steer you to HHS since it involves Medicaid funding. I don't really have any comment. I'm not going to negotiate on behalf of the president or venture...Read More


Senator Franken Takes Down Tom Minnery At Senate Hearing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 21, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Isn't it true, Mr. Minnery, that a married same-sex couple that has had or adopted kids would fall under the definition of a nuclear family in the study that you cite?" --Senator Al Franken, taking down the testimony of anti-gay...Read More