June 18, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church (PostBlurb)

Puzzling Out the Phelpsians

Filed by Leslie Robinson | June 18, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Some people argue that the best way to handle the ever-present, ever-protesting members of the Westboro Baptist Church is to ignore them. That sounds sensible. I just can't do it. Read More


Kat Horne on Melissa Etheridge's Paycheck [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sue Kerr's post from last Thursday, "Melissa Etheridge Rocks Pittsburgh Pride After They 'Show Her the Money'," got folks talking about what responsibilities LGBT celebrities have to the community. Read More


Texas Justice: Slap the Bully

Filed by James Holmes | June 18, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

A Texas teacher has been fired for allowing her class to slap a classroom bully as a means of punishment. Ignoring the involvement of the other students, do you think corporal punishment is a successful deterrent to bullying, or just a way to enable it? Read More


Father's Day Gifts from a Trans Daughter

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 18, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Hallmark holidays like Mother's Day and Father's Day can be a challenge for LGBT folks, because our relationship to the nutty cluster of family life can be complicated.Read More


This Week's New Yorker Cover

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

This week's New Yorker cover - "June Brides" features two lesbians tying the knot.Read More


Death, Taxes, & Student Loans

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 18, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Apparently, Ben Franklin was only partly right. These days, nothing in life is certain, except death, taxes, and student loans.Read More


The Best of Kylie Minogue CD [Contest]

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

This week's contest comes to us courtesy of EMI Records. Up for grabs are three copies of gay icon Kylie Minogue's new album "The Best of Kylie Minogue."Read More


Rodney King Found Dead at Home Sunday Morning

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 18, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police became a symbol of police brutality, was found dead in his swimming pool yesterday morning. Not reported by most mainstream media was the involvement of many LGBT people.Read More


General Mills Opposes MN Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2012 | 9:44 AM | comments

"We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy. We value diversity. We value inclusion." -- General Mills Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion, Ken Charles, in a...Read More

Glenn Beck Rants About Glee (Again)

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2012 | 9:12 AM | comments

Glenn Beck got his undies in a wad about Glee's popularity at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference. Imagine that. Glenn Beck. Glee. Hysteria. Must be a re-run. (Hat tip to Joe)...Read More