August 22, 2008

We're here, we're queer and we're in Denver

Filed by Bil Browning | August 22, 2008 | 11:45 PM | comments

I'm sitting here in the hotel room in Denver with CNN turned on. I've now heard from several sources that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh got the phone call today to let him know he wasn't Obama's choice for VP. CNN...Read More

Queer music Friday - Deerhunter

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 22, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Deerhunter's "Strange Lights": iPhone users: Click to watch...Read More

McCain Antoinette

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

"If there be no bread, let them eat cake" -- Marie Antoinette. The historical portrait of Marie Antoinette is one of legendary excess and disconnection to the common man. When confronted with a starving populace, myth has it that she...Read More

Black Homophobia?

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 22, 2008 | 3:57 PM | comments

I've been meaning to blog on this for a while, so, before I forget, I think Ta-Nehisi Coates had some thoughtful comments on the much-dreaded "black homophobia": I think the whole "more homophobic" deal--kind of like the "more antisemitic" and...Read More


Filed by Sara Whitman | August 22, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have read that Obama's VP will be announced by text message. New, unusual, different. I think it's a brilliant grassroots effort and an excellent start to the head to head campaign season. It's a least something interesting to liven...Read More

I'd Rather Switch than Fight

Filed by Cathy Renna | August 22, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I am sure you remember that old cigarette ad slogan, "I'd rather fight than switch." Well, this reverse version should be the motto of all of us who supported Hillary Clinton. We all need to get behind Barack Obama and...Read More

Will someone ask McCain about Lawrence or will he be allowed to continue speaking in code about sodomy laws?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 22, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week I wrote a post entitled "John McCain promises to re-criminalize homosexuality" here at TBP. I emailed a few listserves I'm on about it, it got a few links, and I cross-posted it to a few other non-LGBT...Read More

Onward to Denver and the DNCC

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 22, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bil and I leave today for Denver to attend the 2008 Democratic National Committee Convention (DNCC). I really can't describe how excited I am. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as a member of the DNCC Rules Committee...Read More

Joe Jonas Home Address! SEND PUGS! Britney Spears Likes Sausage!

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. Madonna at 50? Thoughts? Time to tone it down or is she the Material Girl 4eva? 2. Did you read the OK interview with Britney? Am I wrong to...Read More

Survey reveals Veterans Administration discriminates against Transgender Veterans

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger and TAVA president Monica Helms reports on recent findings of a survey of transgender veterans. The Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has released the findings of a survey, conducted by Transgender...Read More

What Are Black Conservatives Conserving?

Filed by Bishop Mahee | August 22, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I have had a number of debates via telephone with my mother wherein I have tried to get her to understand not only the homophobic, but also the racist, classicist, anti-choice, anti-woman agenda of the Christian right. The Christian right...Read More

NBJC Celebrates the Life of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | August 22, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

WASHINGTON, DC --The fervor, passion and dedication of American Politics lost one of its greatest and colorful leaders. U.S. Congresswoman, Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio (D-11) passed away Wednesday evening leaving her family, a constituency and a legacy of social...Read More


Tim Gunn on gay pterodactyls

Filed by Ed Team | August 22, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It looks like it's a pterodactyl out of a gay Jurassic Park." -- Tim Gunn, Project Runway...Read More

God versus Lesbians

Filed by Bil Browning | August 22, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Mark Day is one of the funniest commentators on YouTube. While taking on the CA Supreme Court decision that in vitro fertilization clinics can't discriminate against lesbian couples, he describes it as, "God, lesbians, the...Read More