July 25, 2011


Collection Procedures Continue for DADT Servicemembers

Filed by Bil Browning | July 25, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

While the administration might be touting the certification of DADT repeal last week, the ramifications are still being felt by service members who were discharged. Lt. Dan Choi shares his recent collection letter sent by Diversified Collection Services, Inc. Read More


Revenue from NY Marriage Equality Estimated at $155 Million

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Williams Institute has released a new study revealing estimations for the measurable economic impact of marriage equality in New York, using U.S. Census data and previous data from other states where same-sex marriage is legal. Read More


Severus Snape: It Gets Better (Until He Kills You)

Filed by Bil Browning | July 25, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm pretty sure that Dumbledore might quibble a bit about that whole "getting better" part, but, as Snape points out, life is not a bunch of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.Read More


Messages from Opponents of CA's FAIR Education Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 25, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Capitol Resource Institute launched an online campaign to repeal the California FAIR Education Act using a slick new email message and a new campaign website called StopSB48.Read More


Queer Youth Define How Schools Need to Change in New Book

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 25, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

In the just-released book project called Queer Youth Advice for Educators, 30 students from around the country detail the crisis of being queer in school. Guest blogger Abe Louise Young talks about the unique and interesting book. Read More


For Ted and Jack, Marriage Equality Came Too Late

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 25, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Marriage equality is also about the people of advancing age who have struggled to live their lives with love and integrity in the face of hatred, anger, denial, and oppression - the kind that many of us today simply cannot fathom. Read More


Guys Talk to Guys About Guys Who Like Guys

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 25, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Straight But Not Narrow is a rapidly expanding campaign to promote anti-bullying LGBT views among straight guys and girls. By focusing on a key demographic of young people who are often responsible for bullying, SBNN is looking to promote change. Read More


Tackiest PR Pitch Award Winner

Filed by Bil Browning | July 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

It's been a while since I've felt compelled to offer up a PR pitch so incredibly tacky that it deserves to be lifted up on the site for public ridicule. This one, however, should get an award for its sheer insensitivity and crassness.Read More


Why Gay Organizations Might Be Missing Out

Filed by Amy Andre | July 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Would you join an organization that included LGBT people in its mission statement - and was called the National Bisexual Association? Maybe. But maybe not. Read More


Low-Key Point Foundation Educates LGBT Leaders of the Future

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Point Foundation is the most amazing LGBT activist organization you've never heard of. Read More

The First Same-Sex Marriages in NYC

Filed by Ed Team | July 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

If you weren't in New York this weekend, this video is a great way to get an on-the-ground report from New York City same-sex weddings. Some great photos, great video, and a talk with Lt. Dan Choi about him...Read More


Inseparable: God's Love, Norway, And Us All

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | July 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This weekend I wrestled with this week's lectionary text, Norway, and what to say to my congregations. This was the result. It's one Christian's response to a terrorist who has hijacked the name 'Christian.'Read More


First Couple to Wed in NYC

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am breathless. The fact that it's happening to us, that we are finally legal and can do this like everyone one else, it's mind-boggling." -- 77-year-old Phyllis Siegel, on marrying her 85-year-old companion, Connie Kopelov, at the Manhattan city...Read More