November 29, 2011

Barney Frank on ENDA's Future After His Retirement [Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Presented without commentary... I'd rather hear what y'all have to say about Representative Barney Frank's idea on how to pass ENDA after he retires in 2012. Read More


Marriage Equality Gets (Another) TV Spot

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 29, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The suggestion that LGBT equality needed a massive PR campaign has come to pass. Marriage equality has its own TV spots now. But is it good for the community?Read More


Race for CA's 50th Assembly District Is Getting Gritty

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the redrawn 50th Assembly District that stretches from Malibu through the Westside to West Hollywood, the race pits progressive Assemblymember Betsy Butler against challengers Torie Osborn, a longtime lesbian activist and nonprofit executive, and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom. Read More


Words That Are Transphobic & Why

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2011 | 2:45 PM | comments

Ever wonder if certain words or phrases are transphobic? Ever wonder why you're getting called out for some things you say?Read More


Applying Soft Power to Achieve Hard Results

Filed by Don Davis | November 29, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

There's news to report across a variety of issues; that's why today we'll be talking about trade, human rights, cybersecurity, poverty and development, and the methods by which you can apply "soft power" to achieve hard results.Read More


Canada Rules on Polygamy, Polyamory & Religious Freedom

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that Canadian laws which limit religious freedom can be upheld if the harms in question outweigh that freedom. The ruling broadens the ways in which the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms can be limited overall.Read More


George Michael's Family Gathers for Bedside Vigil

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Rumors have circulated for the past week that pop singer George Michael is at death's door in an Austrian hospital. Doctors have said the situation is grim, but spokespersons are denying his illness is that grave.Read More

Sassy Old Sisters: 1912 Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

This one is ca. 1912, and these lovely young women were likely Suffragettes spreading their wings and exploring new boundaries.Read More


Former EqCa Staffer: From Grasstops to Grassroots

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Eric Harrison, the former statewide development director for Equality California, has joined Love Honor Cherish as the marriage equality grassroots organization's Interim Executive Director, LHC announced Monday morning.Read More


Profoundly Irresponsible

Filed by Ed Team | November 29, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband's hands - and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining...Read More

Straight Girls Guide to a Lesbian Bar

Filed by Ed Team | November 29, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

While the official title for this video is "Straight Girls Guide to Gay Bars," the trio of middle aged women actually go to a lesbian bar. Still, no matter. With questions like "I got a little chaffing from the...Read More