December 28, 2008

Transwoman and her boyfriend murdered in Indianapolis

Filed by Bil Browning | December 28, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Updated at the end of the post Two Indianapolis residents were killed over the holidays. While details aren't definite, it would appear one or both individuals were specifically targeted. If the double slaying is a hate crime, nothing will be...Read More

Gay rights in 2008

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 28, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Carlos Mock, MD has published three books and is the Floricanto Press editor for its GLBT series. He was inducted in the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in October of 2007. He grew up...Read More

Where the Real Americans are

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 28, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

In the 2000 census, Americans were asked to state their "ancestry." Here's a map of the most common answers in each county (most were pluralities, not majorities). The light blue throughout the north is German, the dark purple band in...Read More

Barney Frank Keynote

Filed by Bil Browning | December 28, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Rep. Barney Frank Keynote at GLII Luncheon from Jerame Davis on Vimeo. This is the keynote address Rep Barney Frank gave at the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute luncheon. Those of attending the LGBT bloggers conference also attended. I've held...Read More

Un Chant d'Amour, in full video

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 28, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Un Chant d'Amour is a silent short film by Jean Genet, a French, gay artist. It's one of my favorite out-there films; it's a beautiful statement about love made in 1950. NSFW....Read More

How Can I Talk To My Parents?

Filed by Eric Marcus | December 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

More gay folks write to me for advice about how to have a relationship with their parents than just about anything else. And given how a lot of parents deal with their gay kids I'm impressed that their kids want...Read More


New York Times on Marriage vs Civil Unions

Filed by Ed Team | December 28, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Civil unions are an inadequate substitute for marriage. Creating a separate, new legal structure to confer some benefits on same-sex couples neither honors American ideals of fairness, nor does it grant true equality. The results are clearly visible in...Read More

Little Ashes - Movie Trailer

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 28, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

Little Ashes tells the story of the relationship between Federico Garcia Lorca and Salvador Dali. The film stars hot young actor of the moment Robert Pattinson of the hit film Twilight....Read More