May 30, 2012


Dharun Ravi Abstractly Apologizes for Webcam Spying

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 30, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that Dharun Ravi - the former Rutgers student convicted of the webcam spying on his gay roommate Tyler Clementi appeared in court on Tuesday, May 29, and requested that he start his 30-day jail sentence soon. Read More


Thee Um Butlerum Itum Didium Est

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 30, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

You Latin III scholars have already worked out the translation, but for those who stopped at Latin I's amo-amas-amat threesome, here you go: "The butler did it." Remember, the verb always goes at the end of the sentence. Read More

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Creating Community: Western PA LGBTQA Social Media Advocates

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 30, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

I recently blogged about an initiative to build a network among LGBTQA Social Media users in Western PA with a shared goal of promoting equality. The response has been quiet but reflects interest in building a network. Read More


Three Latina Lesbians Win Primary Races in Texas

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 30, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

On a night when political eyes were on the Great State of Texas - where good ole Southern Christian boys helped Mormon Mitt Romney clinch the nomination to be the Republican presidential nominee -three Latina lesbians also won their primaries. Read More


IDAHO Has Come & Gone But the Work Continues

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 30, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) we recognized the tireless work of human rights defenders around the globe. In the face of harsh discrimination and persistent human rights violations, activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people everywhere demonstrate extraordinary resilience.Read More


On Becoming Positive: An Open Letter to Manny

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | May 30, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Dear Manny: Thank you for sharing with me your news, even though of course the moment does not seem great. I am moved and honored that you trusted me enough to tell me you were just diagnosed HIV Positive. Read More


Why Did I Change My Birth Certificate?

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

I recently changed the sex on my birth certificate. I did feel a sense of closure and relief, though it was mostly in the legal, official, my-ass-is-now-bureaucratically-covered sense. On the more personal side of things, I felt a little conflicted. Read More

Canadian Far-Right Pushes 'Homophobia Is Hate Word' Tactic

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 30, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is taking up the "homophobia is a slur" meme, though it (sort of) stopped short of calling for the word to be banned from anti-bullying programs as "hate speech." Read More


SEIU Passes Trans Healthcare Resolution & Builds Progressive Partnerships

Filed by Bil Browning | May 30, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

SEIU represents the service industry. These are the folks that are often overlooked in our society - the janitors, the security guards, and health care professionals, for example. They stand for the 99%.Read More


More Support for Obama's Marriage Stance

Filed by Ed Team | May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"We have much work to do as a community, and to claim the President of the United States must hold your theological position is absurd. He is President of the United States of America not the President of the Baptist...Read More

More Clergy Support Obama on Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | May 30, 2012 | 8:00 AM | comments

Today's quote of the day is pulled from the letter read during this video. I strongly encourage all to watch....Read More