October 3, 2011

Obama campaign float

Do Liberals Criticize Obama Because He's Black?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Melissa Harris-Perry has a column in today's issue of The Nation arguing that white liberals who are disappointed with Obama are racist because they supported Clinton more at this point in his presidency. Read More


Is The Tea Party Over? Maybe

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 03, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Recent surveys show that the tea party movement itself is deeply unpopular. How unpopular? Unpopular enough that the even much maligned groups like atheists and Muslims are more popular than the tea party.Read More


Video: SF Mayor Candidate Makes History

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Bevan Dufty is making history. The openly gay mayoral candidate has put out a local television commercial that features his daughter, Sidney. No other LGBT candidate for major office has shown his children in a campaign ad.Read More


Occupy Wall Street: Generate Power

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been watching this protest for a while. Their message is not a clear, one line, snappy PR piece. It is a combination of voices, all chiming in, all asking for social and economic justice. This is not a twitter length issue.Read More

Cain: Defending Gay Soldier Would Have Been 'Appropriate'

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The latest GOP presidential candidate to offer up a half-hearted mea culpa for not rebuking a debate audience that booed a gay soldier is Herman Cain. You won't be impressed.Read More


Thank You Admiral Mullen for Your Service to LGBs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 03, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

It is customary and proper to thank people in military uniform for their service to our country. At his retirement ceremony Friday, Sept, 30, President Obama did that for outgoing Admiral Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Read More


Doe v Reed: The Next Chapter

Filed by Joe Mirabella | October 03, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Today, the next chapter in a legal case that many thought was long since over will be argued in Federal District Court in Tacoma, Washington.Read More


What a Yo-Yo

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

My God, if I'd known I could win contests by turning a yo-yo into a cat's cradle, I might have practiced more. As it is, I couldn't even get the damn thing to come back up the string.Read More


Anna Maria Lane: Soldier

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 03, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Just beyond the grounds of the Virginia Capitol stands a historical marker honoring Anna Maria Lane, a soldier in the American Revolution. It distinguishes her for donning men's clothing so she could enlist with her husband in the Connecticut Continental Line. Read More


Chicago LGBT Newspaper Closes

Filed by Ed Team | October 03, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"It is always sad when a print publication folds. Chicago has a rich history of LGBT media, going back to the 1960s when Mattachine Midwest published a critical newsletter for our community. Gay Chicago Magazine was part of that history,...Read More

Homophobic Jesus Makes Traditional Marriage PSA

Filed by Ed Team | October 03, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Have you heard of Homophobic Jesus? No, not the version regularly trotted out by the religious right, the one on Twitter and with his own website. Watch as the actor hired to portray Jesus tries to "make miracles happen."...Read More