August 23, 2011


31 Days: One-Dog-Only Soccer

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Fritz's hatred of balloons was a common story for our friends to hear, so when Fritz skidded to a halt in the middle of the living room, Dave tossed a balloon into the air to get him started and the one-dog-only soccer game was on.Read More


What Can Coverage of the Earthquake Teach Us about the LGBT Movement?

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | August 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

What does the recent earthquake have to do with LGBT rights? On the surface not much. But as I sat watching coverage, I was struck by a familiar feeling that we were missing the heart of the story.Read More


Beginners: Growing Up in Dad's Closet

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's not surprising that stories of fathers coming out late in life remain largely in the shadows. Ours are not the affirming, heart-warming "I love my gay dads" stories of the gayby boom.Read More


Hard & Harder: Vintage Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 23, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A classic cover with all of the exaggerations in the right places, it got the motor running before you even looked inside. Read More


Earthquake in DC: Gay Org Staffers Sent Home

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

Between today's earthquake and Sunday's expected landing of Hurricane Irene, somewhere Pat Robertson is getting an anti-gay religious conspiracy theory ready to trot out.Read More


Watch: Don Lemon and Ashley Love Spar Over Words

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last month, the CNN anchor was interrupted at the NAACP's LGBT town hall meeting. Love said she considered Lemon's exclusion of transsexuals and transgenders an insult when he said he intended the discussion to be all-inclusive.Read More


Q&A: Clarifying the 'Candidates' LGBT Stances' Chart

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 23, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

How can GOP hopeful Buddy Roemer support "full marriage" while opposing DOMA repeal? And is Obama really a "maybe" on marriage equality? Ned Flaherty from Marriage Equality USA clarifies some aspects of his LGBT stances chart.Read More


Real Presidents Don't Read Novels?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

This year, Obama brought three books with him to Martha's Vineyard and then stopped by a local shop to pick up five more. So what's Obama reading?Read More


Libya: What Now?

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 23, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

As far back as I can remember, Libya meant terrorism, death and an insane leader. It wasn't until I was older that I realized it also meant oil.Read More


Indiana: Scandal Plagued Lawmaker Will Keep Seat

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma is now publicly calling on Phil Hinkle to resign, but the embattled legislator says he's staying until the end of his term but won't seek re-election.Read More


Media Dieting

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 23, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I need to go on a media diet. What's your favorite diet plan?Read More


At Microsoft, Bi Is 'What's Next'

Filed by Amy Andre | August 23, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Microsoft is the only company in the world with a bi-specific Board position in its LGBT Employee Resource Group. Read More


Iowa Civil Rights Investigators Love To Hate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[They] made fun of and/or ridiculed obese people, gay, transgendered and/or transvestite people, elderly people, Walmart customers, African-American men, white high school students, white men, and white people generally." --Iowa Administrative Law Judge James Timberland, upholding the suspension of three...Read More

Shirtless Evangelical Twink Minister

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Blah, blah, Jeebus, muscle flex. Blah, blah, the Lord, cute eyebrow lift. This cutie turned to the Lord a few months ago and now he can't even take a vacation without talking about God's love. Just watch this one...Read More