November 30, 2011


There Is No Closet: Learning about Queer Sexuality from 'Straight' Porn

Filed by Amy Andre | November 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Straight-identified men watching male-female porn aren't "secretly" bi. There is no secret. There is no closet. There is only the language we use to describe ourselves to ourselves and others, to create a sense of sexual intelligibility.Read More

The Pope Song

Et Cum Spirit Two Two Oh

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last Saturday night, the smell of overheating lamination machines wafted from Catholic Church basements. The next morning, parishioners lucky enough to attend churches not downsized by pedophilia payouts, consulted freshly plasticized pew cards for the new wording of their Mass.Read More


Call for LGBTs to March in Solidarity with Occupy LA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 30, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

An LGBT march in solidarity with the Occupy movement is planned for Saturday, Dec. 3 in Los Angeles after city officials evicted the encampment late last night.Read More


South Korea: Hooters for Women

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm still shocked that no one in the United States thought of this business model. A new restaurant in South Korea is turning the Hooters "sex sells" theme on its head by offering female customers a bevy of hot "construction worker" waiters.Read More


Gotcha Journalism Criminalizes Teacher's Gay Porn Past

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Boston affiliate of Fox is working this week to villify a new English teacher at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. Fox discovered that the teacher has performed in a number of gay adult films. This is "gotcha" journalism at its worst. Read More


Marine General Amos Now OK with DADT Repeal

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

In an interview with the Associated Press, Marine Commandant General Amos shocked those who remembered his staunch opposition to lifting the ban on gays in the military when he called the repeal "a non-event."Read More

Soul Kisses of Ancient Sisters: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 30, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

This photo was probably very special to someone, as they pasted it on black paper and wrote "The Soul Kiss" in chalk beneath. From the clothes and hair, I'm guessing it was 1900-1910.Read More


UPDATED: TN Tea Party Tweets Anti-Gay Slur at Barney Frank

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

So much for that whole meme that "The Tea Party doesn't care about social issues. It's all about the money!" Seems the Tennessee Tea Party didn't get the memo.Read More


Parting Glances: VIP Q Movie Pick for World AIDS Day

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1st it's a fitting moment to share the half-dozen VIP Q Movie Pickers who have named Bill Sherwood's legendary 1986 HIV/AIDS drama, Parting Glances as their number one favorite LGBT film.Read More


Don't Hold Them Responsible

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Methamphetamine is an insidious drug that causes enormous collateral damage. If Mr. Wallace is no longer in business he has perhaps become part of that collateral damage, for it was not a result of DEA regulations, but rather the selfish...Read More

Wait. What? Oh, Rick Perry!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Good Lord this guy is an idiot. You only have to be 18 to vote - not 21. Election Day is November 6th - not the 12th. Oh, Rick Perry. You're a hoot! That's what you are. A hoot....Read More