October 22, 2007

The Disinvitation Isn't in the Mail

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 22, 2007 | 8:30 PM | comments

Senator Barack Obama isn't backing down from his decision to include ex-gay minister Donnie McClurkin as part of a campaign swing through the south. Obama's campaign has now said that the Illinois Democrat "strongly disagree(s)" with McClurkin's views on sexual...Read More

WWYD: Sponsoring Friends in Charity Events

Filed by Nina Smith | October 22, 2007 | 7:30 PM | comments

“A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.” – Ralph Nader At Queercents, we run a weekly series about financial ethics called What Would You Do? Here's one that asks your views on charitable giving....Read More

Shameless plug for my other blog

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 5:56 PM | comments

I restarted my other blogging project today that was in hiatus for two months, Qomics for Queers. It's my humor blog where I make fun of the daily comics and try to find all the queer subtexts and then...Read More

The Nation on the ENDA split

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 3:10 PM | comments

The Nation's Chris Lisotta has an article up that goes through the ENDA split and the ensuing drama of these past several weeks. It's pretty thorough, but buried in it is this paragraph: One of the consequences of the ENDA...Read More

Sex offenders in California lose appeal on 2K feet restriction

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 1:20 PM | comments

Did you know that sex offenders in California can't live within 2000 feet of a school or park? I share Samhita at Feministing's skepticism that it'll do anything to prevent recidivism, but I suppose it makes some people feel better....Read More

Oprah Goes Global . . . and Gay

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 22, 2007 | 10:42 AM | comments

It'll be kinda like a getting a big gay stamp on your couch potato's passport . . . . On Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey takes a look at what it's like to be gay outside our own borders. In "Gay Around...Read More

Thompson, God and the Republic Party

Filed by Storm Bear | October 22, 2007 | 10:12 AM | comments

click to enlarge During the Family Values Voters Summit in DC last week, Fred Thompson received the only standing ovation of the night - that includes all the GOP candidates. The thing that bugs me is he got the...Read More

And on the issues....

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 9:15 AM | comments

If you're wondering why those issues like health care, Iraq, and the environment, which young evangelicals said were the most important to them in the recent CBS poll Steve posted on, weren't in the top four in the Value Voters...Read More


Did I forget to mention?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2007 | 9:05 AM | comments

I used to announce new additions to our blogroll in the same way I introduced new contributors. Lately I've fallen out of the habit. Perhaps it's time I reinstated that dedicated entry. After all, how are you supposed to keep...Read More

More on Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney at the Value Voters Summit

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 8:55 AM | comments

I posted this past Saturday the results of the Value Voters Summit straw poll of whom they want to support for president. Romney just edged out over Huckabee. Well, that's not entirely accurate, I've found. I was looking on the...Read More

Sheryl Swoopes at HRC National Dinner

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 22, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Basketball superstar Sheryl Swoopes speaks at the 2007 HRC National Dinner after receiving the National Visibility Award....Read More


Homotextual: Andrew Belonsky

Filed by Ed Team | October 22, 2007 | 7:15 AM | comments

"Through their massive - and expensive - efforts, HRC’s become the LGBT insider group in Washington. It’s this insider status that makes HRC so powerful - and so powerless." -- Queerty editor Andrew Belonsky in a post entitled "Necessary Evil?"...Read More

More disrespect from the Religious Right

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

Eugene at Ex-gay Watch points out the new Exodus Youth initiative: Allies, Too. Its mission statement talks about tolerance and respect in 10 different ways, but it takes about two seconds to notice that this organization is about anything but....Read More