July 24, 2011


Comment of the Week: Claude Wynne on Queer Riff Raff

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Erica Chus's post, "Standing with Queer 'Riff Raff'," she compares the outcast queens of Stonewall with modern day's poor urban youth. Some contributors, like Claude Wynne, disagree: This is one barely middle class black man who is having...Read More


Media Round-Up: NY Couples Get Gay Married

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 24, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Today marked the first day that same-sex couples can legally marry in New York State. Here's a round-up of some of the most interesting media coverage we've seen today about the landmark day!Read More

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NAACP Hosting A Trans Free LGBT Town Hall Meeting

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 24, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the things I'm heartened to see the NAACP do at their national convention is finally address the undeniable fact that there are African descended LGBT people. One problem. They forgot the trans people. Read More

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My Last Weekend: A Health Care in America Story

Filed by Don Davis | July 24, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

So I disappeared for a full week, right in the middle of what should have been a busy writing schedule, and I have to claim some "personal days" to cover the time we missed here at the blog - but it won't be time entirely wasted.Read More


Report: HIV+ MSM At Higher Risk For Hepatitis C

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hot on the heels of Godzilla Gonorrhea, comes further buzzkill from Science Daily: HIV+ men who have sex with other men are at increased risk of contracting Hepatitis C.Read More


More Details Emerge on Norway's Fundamentalist Terrorist

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 24, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Given the constant drumbeat of grievances against gays, liberals, Hispanics, blacks and Muslims being put out by so-called Christian "family values" groups and far right GOP aligned organizations, one can only wonder how many would-be Breiviks are being cultivated here at home.Read More


'SLOW' Explores Constructions of Hooking Up

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | July 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

One is almost inclined to hurry the scenes along, but the expectation and energy of two sexually attractive black men potentially hooking up, makes the viewer want to stay. As the film progresses, it upturns expectations in a world of instant sex.Read More

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CBS LGBT Employees' 'It Gets Better' Video

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 24, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

CBS' LGBT employees have released a new "It Gets Better" video. Included in the participants is my friend Brian, who has shown me, especially in my darkest days, that it gets better.Read More