December 29, 2008

Top 10 LGBT Stories of 2008

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Was 2008 the year of the queer? As our community gets more and more visibility, we've all had plenty to talk about this year but did anything actually get accomplished? Alex and I worked together on this post recapping the...Read More

Tel Aviv Has Balls

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has begun recruiting gay hunks jocks athletes to compete in World Outgames 2009, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, next summer and which will feature 38 different sporting events. (Of course, the only...Read More

Washington Times columnist: Pope Benedict hasn't a hateful homophobic bone in his body

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Frequent visitors to my pad know that we monitor including the latest one. This time it involved a speech to senior Vatican staff where the homo-obsessed Pope said that saving humanity from gays and transfolk was as critical as protecting...Read More

Congressional Democrats, HRC: DADT repeal won't happen until at least 2011

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

FYI. "[Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell] ought to be re-examined and it ought to be on the agenda, but it shouldn't be very high on the agenda," said Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI). "There are just too many other more important...Read More

The places you find yourself on the internet

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Isn't the internet grand? One of the funniest aspects to being a blogger is where you find yourself mentioned online. Last week my Google alerts brought me one of the oddest citations yet. I thought I'd throw it out there...Read More

Accept your LGBTQ kids - could it be more simple?

Filed by Cathy Renna | December 29, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

This week we are helping get media attention for one of the most important projects I have ever worked on in my career. No way to overstate that, which is saying something. Our community now has a tool that all...Read More

Kirchick: gays, cool your jets on Warren

Filed by Pam Spaulding | December 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

OK folks, what is your take on this piece by Jamie Kirchick, "The Gay Community Needs to Calm Down About Rick Warren"? A snippet: The problem for gay activists is that many Americans agree with Rick Warren when it comes...Read More

Unintentionally Homophobic, Virtually

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

As if the animated virtual world of Second Life, which has led to real-life divorces, weren't enough to keep geeks occupied and separated from more important things like, oh, reality, Sony recently launched PlayStation Home, yet another animated virtual world,...Read More


Laura Bush on George's inner core

Filed by Ed Team | December 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"His inner core and his belief in freedom, and that means not just freedom from terrorism, but freedom from disease and freedom from illiteracy is what really is the basic of American values and that's what I think he's shown...Read More

Julia Serano's "Cocky"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

Julia Serano on being transsexual in a culture obsessed with the gender binary. Via and transcript at Womanist Musings....Read More