March 29, 2012


On Trans* Beauty Contestants

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 29, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

I have to admit, as far as trans issues go, beauty pageants are way down my list of priorities. Miss Universe seems an alternate reality, in many ways. Read More


Caption This: Darth Ratzinger

Filed by James Holmes | March 29, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

In an effort to bring Catholicism to a younger generation, the Vatican has teamed with Lucasfilms to soften the Pope's image. Most agree the Pope in Palpatine Drag is much less terrifying than the Papal white - and very slimming. Read More


Blogswarm: Trevor Thomas Needs Our Help

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Today I'm joining in with several other sites to promote Trevor Thomas' campaign for Congress in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trevor is openly gay, pro-choice, and a personal friend.Read More


Positive Thinking as a Cure for AIDS?

Filed by Toshio Meronek | March 29, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

At events she dubbed "Hayrides," Louise Hay raked in thousands of dollars from AIDS-afflicted audiences who paid her to help them heal using her meditation and positive-thinking techniques. Days, weeks, and months later many of these followers were dead.Read More


A Few (More) Words About Breasts

Filed by Paige Schilt | March 29, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

As a chronicler of queer family life, there are two topics I have studiously avoided: breastfeeding and my wife's chest surgery. It has not escaped my notice that both of these topics have to do with boobs.Read More

Missouri Birther Law Passes First Hurdle

Filed by James Holmes | March 29, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Oh Missouri. You continually remind me why I don't make it home very often. On Wednesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed by voice-vote a measure requiring presidential and vice presidential candidates to present their birth-certificates to appear on the ballot. Read More

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Talk Radio Comes 'All the Way Out!'

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | March 29, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Talk radio is not known for being especially culturally sensitive. I want reflect on that experience and discuss both the importance of discussing our issues on AM radio, known for conservative talk shows, and of creating radio and podcasts from diverse points of view.Read More


Santorum Hearts Pink [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Apparently real men don't have anything to do with the color pink - unless it's paired with a fabulous seersucker suit!Read More


Ask Landmark Theatres to Show 'Question One'

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 29, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

There's a serious proposal before Landmark Theatres to show the documentary "Question One" in its cinemas nationwide. We'd like your help in letting Landmark know that there's genuine interest in seeing this film. Read More


Carson Daly Makes Gay Joke; Apologizes for Being Funny

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2012 | 9:08 AM | comments

"We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality. I'm truly saddened that my words today suggested otherwise. I've long been a supporter...Read More

CA Republican Assemblyman Quits Party

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2012 | 9:04 AM | comments

Republican California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is running for Mayor of San Diego. Yesterday he put out a web video announcing he is quitting the GOP to run as an independent, saying both parties are more worried about perpetuating power...Read More