September 3, 2008

Back to school...

Filed by Cathy Renna | September 03, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

This week, millions of kids and young adults will stream back to school. It is a perennial media story usually focusing on the cost of supplies. Sadly, the stories of the challenges so many students face did not make it...Read More

I have Palinitus

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Wow. Sarah Palin. Hurricane Gustav. Mitt Romney. The Republican convention. Tom Ridge. The plane circling LA with a broken wheel. John McCain. They're all scary and they've all dominated the news lately. I need a silly break. I need something...Read More

Equality is Gainesville's Business Rally

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 03, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

On Thursday, September 4th at 12 noon, Equality is Gainesville's Business and a coalition of leaders in Gainesville's faith, African American, and university communities will hold a Press Conference in support of Gainesville's civil rights protections. These persons stand united...Read More

I'm John McCain and I Approved This Anti-Gay Message

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 03, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Despite the spin being put on John McCain's anti-gay record by Log Cabin Republicans, there is ample evidence that McCain is no "maverick" on LGBT equality. As an example check out this ad from 2006 promoting an anti-gay constitutional amendment...Read More

Ricky Martin's a father

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 03, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A little late, but worth mentioning (via Feministing): "In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons," his rep tells PEOPLE. "The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time...Read More

In Secularism We Trust

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 03, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This clip from The Colbert Report had me peeing my pants. Atheists are a totally oppressed group and we need to stand up for godlessness! In all seriousness, though, I think Colbert has a point....Read More

The Men's Club of Congregation Etz Chaim: A Social Group for Gay and Bisexual Jews

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 03, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

As some of you probably know, I am currently the president of the Men's Club of Congregation Etx Chaim. According to the Bylaws, the purposes of the Men's Club "are to strengthen the involvement of its members in the Congregation,...Read More

Barefoot and Pregnant in the White House: Sarah and Bristol Palin

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 03, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Some on the putative left, represented by the likes of John Nichols, have taken it upon themselves to tell us all that the Bristol Palin pregnancy story is simply too insignificant in comparison to, for instance, the "Troopergate" story. Or...Read More

HRC's Corporate Equality Index 2008

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 03, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I could tell that HRC's Corporate Equality Index, which ranks LGBT worker friendliness of major corporations based on a questionnaire, was out because I got a bunch of press releases from corporations with subject lines bragging about how LGBT friendly...Read More

Commander in Chief - Geena Davis vs. Sarah Palin

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 03, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was very surprised when I heard about John McCain's recent VP pick in Alaska governor, Sarah Palin. The announcement filled me with a mixture of surprise, confusion, and a little tinge of fear. I'll admit that I was an...Read More

New Study Reveals Dems and HRC Still Lagging

Filed by Rebecca Juro | September 03, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

A new study released today indicates how woefully behind the times the Democratic Congressional leadership and the Human Rights Campaign are in terms of their support for LGBT "bread and butter" issues, and most especially on workplace rights for transgender...Read More

Transgender Themes in Science Fiction

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 03, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Cheryl Morgan is a science fiction critic who takes a particular interest in feminist and gender issues. Her online book review magazine, Emerald City, won a Hugo Award in 2004. While the magazine has now ceased publication, Cheryl...Read More

Last night's Republican convention headliners

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Just in case you missed every thrilling moment of last night's Republican National Convention, our partners at MSNBC bring you video of all the major speakers. While Joe Lieberman was the last to speak, I thought I'd put him up...Read More

Trans/Dyke take on Michael Jackson

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 03, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Did you ever wonder what a trans/dyke reenactment of the most stylized battle of the 80's, Michael Jackson's Beat It music video, would look like? Well, now you have the answer. And it's totally fetch....Read More