August 20, 2012


Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Phyllis Diller has died at home at age 95. She's the first female comedian I can remember - and I loved her.Read More


Akin's 'Legitimate Rape' Remark Causes Rift Among GOP

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 20, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin's comments about abortion Sunday have caused a rift among Republicans a week before GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan even step on the convention stage in Tampa, Florida next week. Read More


Spongebob & Me: A Threat to Masculinity

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | August 20, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

How can Spongebob pose a threat to masculine patriarchy and why is it that my fabulous gait undermines gender ideals? Read More


GOP Ready for Grindr at Convention [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | August 20, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

After rumors of a Grindr crash at the Olympics, seems the GOP started prepping to prevent such a crash at its upcoming national convention - at least that's what Funny or Die has given us the joy of imagining. Read More


A New Anthology of 'Letters to My Bully' [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | August 20, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

The editor of a new collection of "Letters to My Bully" shares her inspiration for the creation, as well as the issues she sees the LGBT and people of color communities facing.Read More


Pittsburgh Editorial Cartoon Sums Up FRC's Hateful Offense

Filed by Sue Kerr | August 20, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Rob Rogers posted a phenomenal cartoon yesterday morning, neatly summarizing the weak cries of the Family Research Council about being "unfairly" labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.Read More


The Bread Heel Parable

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

An old man and old woman have been married for forty years.They love each other in every way. The years have been kind to them and between them there is only one hidden resentment. Read More


Immigration Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | August 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Can immigration save the US economy or will the issue never be brought up because both parties fear working together? This and other exciting news you need to know!Read More


Rape Victims Don't Get Pregnant According to GOP Representative

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | August 20, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Rep. Todd Akin believes that women can be illegitimately raped, whatever that means. That makes rape no excuse for abortions. Read More

An Evangelical Hospital's Gayness Cure Walk

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | August 20, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

An evangelical hospital in Georgia held its fifth annual Walk to Cure Gayness to shed light into the advances made into curing gayness. Read More