October 6, 2011


13 Years: Happy Anniversary to Jerame & Me

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today is Jerame and my 13th anniversary. The fact that we ever went on a first date is practically miraculous. I spent months trying to shake Jerame and his advances; I actively discouraged him, in fact. I wanted nothing to do with him.Read More


Barney Frank on Republicans, Reagan & Obama's Jobs Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 06, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Openly gay Rep. Barney Frank, the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee who helped pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act last year, spoke with MSNBC's Al Sharpton Tuesday about the ideology of the Republican Right, Ronald Reagan on taxing millionaires and President Obama's campaign to pass the American Jobs Act.Read More


What's Next for the Progressive Movement?

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

As the last full day of the Take Back the American Dream conference ended, the “Building the Progressive Movement: What Should We Do Next?” action strategy session posed the question that was probably on the minds of many attendees: What should we do next?Read More


Spice Up Your Love Life: Question #1

Filed by Jeff Lutes | October 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

One playful yet helpful way to think about the true meaning of intimacy is to break the word down into the syllables IN-TO-ME-SEE. Healthy long-term relationships depend on allowing another to see us as we really are; yet this kind of authenticity and vulnerability can be unsettling, even terrifying. Read More


Lesbian Couple on NY Town Clerk Who Won't Issue Marriage Licenses

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Katie Carmichael and Deirdre Dibiaggio talked with MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts - who's openly gay - about Ledyard, New York town clerk Rose Belforti who is refusing to give any same-sex couple a marriage license.Read More


Is My Generation Destroying Gay Subculture?

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 06, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Rachel Maddow's interview in The Hollywood Reporter makes me question: How important is "gay subculture"? And what does that even mean? Perhaps my inability to pinpoint the subculture is exactly the issue that she's talking about...Read More


I Am Sad: Insanely So

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Steve Jobs was my Elvis, JFK and moon landing all wrapped into one. What he created - the company, the products, the way of thinking - profoundly and undeniably changed my life. I am who I am today because Steve Jobs thought differently.Read More


Westboro Announces Jobs Funeral Picket Via iPhone

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Westboro Baptist loons have announced they'll be picketing outside of Steve Jobs' funeral - and they did it on an iPhone. As Gawker says, "We can only speculate that WBC is targeting Jobs because he actually did something productive with his life, and they're envious."Read More


Equality California Says No to Prop. 8 Repeal Ballot in 2012

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 06, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Buried in a note to supporters of Equality California on what Executive Director Roland Palencia describes as a new "breakthrough" project is the announcement that EQCA will not be participating in any return to the ballot in 2012 to overturn Prop. 8.Read More


God Doesn't Want a Lot of Things

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

"New York law protects my right to hold both my job and my beliefs. I'm not supposed to have to leave my beliefs at the door at my government job. For me to participate in the same-sex marriage application process...Read More

The Crazy Ones

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 9:08 AM | comments

Apple Founder Steve Jobs narrates the first Think Different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired. Jobs died yesterday at the age of 56 after a lifetime spent becoming a "crazy one."...Read More


William Rufus King: First Gay U.S. Vice President?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 06, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Some historians have speculated that William Rufus King holds a significant distinction as likely being the first gay U.S. vice president, and possibly one of the first gay members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.Read More