October 22, 2012


Senator George McGovern's Role in the History of Gay Rights

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 22, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

In the remembrances of McGovern, many might note that McGovern's Democratic Convention featured the first ever gay speaker. They may not, however, note that he was the first major political figure putting gay rights within the broader context of civil rights.Read More

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What Became of the Happy Hustler?

Filed by Mark S. King | October 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

As Michael Kearns' parents battled each other at their divorce proceeding, his father presented damning surveillance of his mother's many infidelities. The evidence was unimpeachable, but then the father tried raising the stakes by charging that the woman also physically abused him.Read More


Fruit Roll Up: A Systemic Failure of Empathy

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 22, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Last Tuesday, The Daily Wildcat, the student newspaper of the University of Arizona in Tucson, ran a comic strip that appeared to celebrate violence against gay people. This isn't the first time the paper has courted controversy with offensive cartoons.Read More

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South Florida Schools Come Out for LGBT History Month

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | October 22, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

This past September, the South Florida LGBT community and allies in Broward County came together to pass a school board resolution in support of LGBT History Month. In 2013 more school districts around the nation will step forward with similar leadership.Read More


Changing Minds with 'Marry Them' [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | October 22, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

In this new video by musician and filmmaker, Sean Chapin, he uses his original song, "Marry Them," to hopefully change some minds in real life in the four states voting on marriage equality this November.Read More


Chris Kluwe Shows Off His Abs & Hair Dickey

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is best known to LGBT people for his spirited defense of Baltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo's outspoken position on marriage equality. But there's more than brains to Chris Kluwe - there's abs and a beautiful hair dickey too.Read More


Lying for the Lord

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"If you challenge a Mormon about their beliefs, they will LIE that this is not what they believe. In Mormonism, it is called 'lying for the Lord,' which teaches them that it is OK to lie about their true beliefs...Read More


Crafty Reverend Edition [What You Need To Know]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | October 22, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

A reverend turns ant-LGBT arguments against the people who make them, Austrians get overworked over bare balls, Congress gets worse on our issues, the weirdness of being voted on, and more! Plus, a fun take on "reparative" therapyRead More

Obama Releases Foreign Policy Ad Before Tonight's Debate

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Obama campaign has released this ad before tonight's debate that will focus on foreign policy. "A president has no higher responsibility than protecting our nation and its people, and Mitt Romney has failed to share any specifics about...Read More