September 6, 2011


EM Forster's 'Maurice,' Ex-Gay Therapy & Immortal Love

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | September 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Written in 1913, EM Forster's Maurice echoes through the ages and reminds us of the dangers of Marcus Bachmann's ex-gay clinic.Read More


An Open Letter to Estranged Queer Family Members

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 06, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Zeph Fishlyn pens an open letter to the estranged factions of the LGBT community after attending the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for the first time in over a decade.Read More


31 Days: My Chipmunk Friend

Filed by Bil Browning | September 06, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I was in middle school when I unexpectedly became a surrogate mother for a chipmunk.Read More

Vintage Adult Scandal: Pagans! Lesbians Too!

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Possibly my favorite title and pulp book cover of all times. Remember, you pagan goddesses: never leave home without your sparkly pasties!Read More


NYT: Gays Discharged Under DADT Seek to Re-Enlist

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The New York Times has a good story out Monday about how some of the more than 13,000 LGBT servicemembers discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" want to re-enlist but face many obstacles to doing so. Read More


Brussels Hosts International Intersex Organizing Forum

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This weekend Brussels played host to the first-ever International Intersex Organizing Forum. 24 activists from 17 different intersex organizations around the globe attended the forum, which was facilitated and sponsored by the ILGA.Read More


Streaming: Live Coverage of Court Hearing on Prop 8

Filed by Bil Browning | September 06, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The American Foundation for Equal Rights alerts us that the California is currently addressing the issue of standing in the Proposition 8 challenge.Read More


Everyone Knows Uncle!

Filed by Davina Kotulski | September 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

What would you do? What would you do if your entire hometown found out you'd been keeping a secret?Read More


What's Wrong With This Picture?

Filed by Annette Gross | September 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday I was invited to my first commitment ceremony between two men. Did buildings fall down and did birds come dropping out of the sky? Did oceans flood the land and did volcanoes erupt? Did millions of happy marriages disintegrate? No!Read More


Why Are the Extremists Proclaiming President Obama's Political Demise?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 06, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yes, I'd like to have seen President Obama practice his extreme wrestling skills this past week, but we have a long way to go before the elections. Read More


Rep Tammy Baldwin Announces Senate Run

Filed by Bil Browning | September 06, 2011 | 8:45 AM | comments

America's only (openly) lesbian Congresswoman, Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), announced this morning that she will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl.Read More

'Wherever There is Bigotry, Let There Be Glitter'

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 06, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

At the Minnesota state fair this weekend, LGBT activists continued the glitterbomb brigade by dropping glitter from the fair's chair lift. The glitter rained down on Minnesota for Marriage, an organization in the state advocating for marriage to be...Read More


Primetime Sends Mixed Transgender Message

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 06, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Just a couple of years ago, Barbara Walters did an extraordinary job covering trans kids on a 20/20 special. ABC's Primetime Nightline is on the same network. I figured it would be just as good. Read More


Three Publicly Executed For Homosexuality In Iran

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 06, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Yesterday's executions for sodomy might be among the rare cases were the Iranian authorities admit to having executed men convicted of homosexual acts. Iranian authorities normally present such cases as rape, but rape as not been mentioned in this case"....Read More