Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding

At a Glance:

Pam Spaulding has been a Project Contributor since July 2007, has written 147 entries and currently lives in Durham, NC.


Pam Spaulding is the editor and publisher of Pam's House Blend, honored as "Best LGBT Blog" in the 2005 and 2006 Weblog Awards. The Blend, which averages 160,000 unique visitors a month, was launched in July 2004 as a personal response to the anti-gay state of the political landscape.

A regular contributor to the progressive blog, Pam has also guest posted at the national blogs Firedoglake, The Rude Pundit, and has written for The Independent Weekly. She is the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award from The Monette-Horwitz Trust for making significant contributions toward the eradication of homophobia.

With roots in North Carolina and the New York City, Pam considers herself to have "dual citizenship" status as a Southerner and a Yankee -- and brings that perspective and voice to her blogging, which focuses on current political events, LGBT and women's rights, the influence of the far Right, and race relations.

She lives Durham, NC with her wife Kate -- they legally married in Vancouver in 2004 -- and their two dogs.

Pam Spaulding: Recently Filed

The 2010 census and the browning and seasoning of America

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

We're really going to learn a lot more from the 2010 census about the browning of America, as well as how many of us identify racially -- understanding that "race" is an artificial construct. The white supremacists' worst fear will...Read More

Q of the day: should Constance leave Fulton and never look back, or return to effect change?

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 07, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Itawamba Agricultural High School student Constance McMillen is a hero. She's paid a tremendous cost at the age of 18, no less, for standing up to the bigotry in her hometown over this debacle of attending the school prom with...Read More

Palm Center's Nathaniel Frank: DADT repeal in 'grave peril'; SLDN endorses the blog swarm

Filed by Pam Spaulding | February 17, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Whoa, two bits of big news. An essay at Huff Post by Nathaniel Frank (the author of, Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America) is a serious endorsement of yesterday's blog swarm, as is the...Read More

Andrew Sullivan joins LGF's Charles Johnson in kissing off the current 'conservative' movement

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 05, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

While Andrew Sullivan has been hard to peg on some issues (and catches heat on all sides for many), he's been clear that he was searching for U.S. conservatism to reflourish. As he notes in his latest column, he's supported...Read More

FAIL: Rick Warren tries to take a neutral position on Uganda's 'execute gays' bill

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 30, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Pastor Rick Warren attempts to straddle a volatile issue -- Uganda's legislation that calls for the execution of gays -- and commits a double twist, backflip FAIL by saying "As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I...Read More