August 28, 2011


31 Days: Phil & the Stonewall Inn

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

When Phil and I jumped out of Jill's Jeep in front of the Stonewall we both had our picture taken in front of the neon sign. It may not have been the Himalayas, but Phil and I had survived the storm.Read More


Human Rights Court Hears First Sexual Orientation Case

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 28, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard the case of Karen Atala, a lesbian mother from Chile who lost the custody of her three children in 2003 because of her sexual orientation. This is their first case ever dealing with sexual orientation. Read More

Comment of the Week

Comment of the Week: Capitalist Piggy On Socarides' Marriage Equality

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Projector Capitalistpiggy says Richard Socarides, president of Equality Matters, is wrong when he says marriage equality will help trans rights.Read More


Closing Arguments in McInerney Murder Trial

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 28, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

One issue the LGBT community is watching closely is whether the jury accepts what many perceive was Wippert's use of the "gay panic defense."Read More

HRC's Solmonese Resigns: Staffers Angry at News Timing

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend reported that the Human Rights Campaign's Executive Director, Joe Solmonese, would be leaving the organization late on Friday night and Washington insiders and HRC staffers are understandably upset at the timing of the report.Read More


Who Am I?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Being trans means complicated, abstruse debates, and I'm sometimes left wondering who I am. Read More


My NLGJA Acceptance Speech

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I was unable to attend the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association award ceremony yesterday. Metroweekly's Chris Geidner also won an award and he gracefully offered to read my short acceptance speech and pick up the trophy on my behalf.Read More


NYT On Glittering As Protest: Fabulous, Maybe

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think the whole thing is a wonderfully fabulous way to protest. It's peaceful and it doesn't hurt anybody. But it does get a really important point across in a fun way." --Diane Anderson-Minshall, Executive Editor of The Advocate, in...Read More

The Gay Barbarians Flashmob

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

On Thursday a group of "gay barbarians" organized a flashmob outside of presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann's "therapy" clinic she owns with her husband Marcus. He's infamous for calling gays and lesbians "barbarians" and offering ex-gay therapy at his clinic....Read More