January 10, 2012


Shifting Sexuality During Gender Transition: Your Thoughts?

Filed by Drew Cordes | January 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Obviously, gender and sexuality aren't synonymous, but the two certainly are linked. I've noticed in myself, and in many other trans people I talk to, that gender transition often is accompanied by a shift in sexuality.Read More


Activism in Gestures of Affirmation

Filed by Kyle Bella | January 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Kristen Wolfe published a story about two brothers she helped at a store recently. Her experience forced me to examine what activism is, and to suggest how it can occur in day-to-day moments of affirmation that form unexpected connections.Read More


Mitt Romney, Vulture Capitalist

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 10, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

One of the benefits of the seemingly endless Republican primaries, aside from the entertainment value, is the opportunity to discover how right the candidates are ... about each other.Read More


MARS Canada Chooses Not to Affiliate With Transphobia

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 10, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you're a consumer like me who shops with her feet, it probably won't hurt to thank Uncle Ben's for taking a principled stand against transphobia. And if buying M&Ms just became a little more guilt-free, well, that's an added bonus.Read More


Lesbians Make History as Contestants for Miss California USA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 10, 2012 | 3:15 PM | comments

What a long, long way from Religious Right Miss California runner-up Carrie Prejean! This year, the Miss California USA pageant featured two openly gay contestants seeking that coveted crown!Read More


HIV Positive Criminals: Have Sex, Go to Jail

Filed by Mark S. King | January 10, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

This may be the defining HIV issue of our time, and it is a true test of our compassion and understanding of both HIV stigma and the law. Please read this closely.Read More


When Did Being Smart Become an Obstacle to Success?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

I've mostly avoided all those "Shit [insert generic group] says" videos because most of the time they're just regurgitated stereotypes accompanied by bad acting. Whether it's Shit Gays Say, Girls Say, Guys Say, or whatever, they're mostly just, well, shit.Read More

Planning for the Third Transgender Law Institute

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 10, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

It seems like just yesterday that I volunteered to chair a planning committee in 2010 to create a Transgender Law Institute to be held at the National LGBT Bar Association Conference. And now, we've just started planning the third annual...Read More

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Salvation Army Mail Continues to Pour In [From the Inbox]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 10:15 AM | comments

The e-mails continue to pour from the media coverage of my information campaign about the Salvation Army's anti-gay history. Instead of trying to respond to each missive directly, I've given up and decided to post the last batch here and quickly respond.Read More


Smoking Gets You Laid While Kids Watch

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

What message is being sent with this Israeli HIV/AIDS PSA? This one would never fly in the United States what with the smoking and children watching two guys have anal sex.Read More


Vice President Santorum?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"So where could Mitt Romney turn in order to make himself both palatable to his conservative base and tap into an economic populism that he's also missing? Enter the former senator from Pennsylvania who knew how to get out the...Read More

Grandma Gets Down to Party Rock Anthem

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

This is Too. Damn. Cute. Adam Forgie's 90 year old grandmother has some health problems, but she loves to dance. Watch as she cuts a rug to LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem. (Hat tip to Unicorn Booty)...Read More