September 5, 2012

Gay CA Assembly Speaker John Perez Addresses Dem Convention

Filed by Bil Browning | September 05, 2012 | 9:45 PM | comments

Openly gay California State Assembly Speaker John Perez addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight and, as Jill requested, he made sure to actually say the word "transgender" instead of just lumping everything queer into the LGBT buzzword.Read More


Michelle Obama's Speech to LGBT Luncheon at Dem Convention

Filed by Bil Browning | September 05, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke this afternoon at a luncheon co-hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, the Victory Fund, National Stonewall Democrats, and Equality North Carolina to honor out elected officials.Read More


Glee's Amber Riley Sings National Anthem at DNCC

Filed by James Holmes | September 05, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

I wrote a sing-off post for "The Star Spangled Banner" in June. As of last night, I feel the need to add another to the list.Read More


Lesbian Rep. Barbara Jordan Delivered Dem Keynote in 1976

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 05, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

President Barack Obama was 15 years old in 1976 when Texas Rep. Barbara Jordan became the first African American woman to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Read More


Gender of Novelists in Gay Fiction: Does It Matter?

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | September 05, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

More authors in gay fiction are not only using pseudonyms, but actually trying to pass themselves off as gay men in interviews and marketing efforts. Which begs the question, "Does the truth matter when writing fiction?" Read More

Gay Congressman Jared Polis' Convention Speech [Video]

Filed by Bil Browning | September 05, 2012 | 2:45 PM | comments

Openly gay Colorado Congressman Jared Polis spoke last night at the Democratic National Convention.Read More


What Do GLAAD's New NRI Numbers Really Mean?

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | September 05, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

GLAAD released their annual Network Responsibility Index, right into the teeth of a long weekend and the DNCC. It would seem that this is a case of dumping a story in the proverbial trash, and I can see why. Read More


GOProud on Hand for DNC Rebuttals

Filed by Matt Comer | September 05, 2012 | 1:20 PM | comments

GOProud director Jimmy LaSalvia says Democrats are skirting jobs and economy.Read More

Say It, Democrats, 'Transgender'

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 05, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Democratic Party 2012 Platform is out and it is good for the gays. It's pro-marriage equality and for elimination of discrimination in its civil rights platform and expresses specific support for ENDA, mentioning "gender identity" - twice.Read More


A Trans-Warrior Must Reverse Cross Dress?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 05, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jenn came out to her commanding general and all the top brass back in May but would have to report to Fort Dix to finalize the paperwork that would officially retire her from the Army. That presented a problem. Read More

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Forward, Not Back Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | September 05, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

We were reminded last night how important it is to move this country forward. The advances we've made in LGBT issues have been extraordinary and the LGBT delegates continue moving us forward. Now, some more news you need to know!Read More


Donna Brazile Steals Show at NJ Delegate Breakfast

Filed by David Moore | September 05, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Enthusiastic crowd regales speakers with swell of support.Read More


Gov. Deval Patrick Revives Democratic Spirit

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | September 05, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Great speeches by many during the first night of the DNCC but one man spoke the truth about Romney, Obama's achievements, and what Democrats need to do to maintain our path forward.Read More


Historic Democratic Platform Calls for Expanded LGBT Rights

Filed by Matt Comer | September 05, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

New plank supports full marriage rights for same-sex couples, opposes Defense of Marriage Act. Read More

Chuck Norris' Calls to Arms Evangelical Christians

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | September 05, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Chuck Norris will awaken all the evangelical Christians and save America! You gotta see this!Read More


LGBT Caucus Energizes Delegates & Guests

Filed by James Nichols | September 05, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Rep. Tammy Baldwin and DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan among speakers.Read More