February 6, 2009

Queer Music Friday: Gretchen Phillips

Filed by Paige Schilt | February 06, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I can still remember the first time I heard her voice. It was the early 90s, and I was listening to Seattle's famed college radio station, KEXP. When the usual barrage of angsty boy-rock was interrupted by a clear, quirky...Read More

Gainesville is Ground Zero, Help Defend Our Protections

Filed by Nadine Smith | February 06, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

We're Fighting Back, Join Us! The far right has made Gainesville "ground zero" in their effort to role back hard-won antidiscrimination protections while dehumanizing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Floridians. Equality Florida is standing up to this blatant...Read More

Dr. Zucker Fights Back, and the APA's Special Exemption on Reparative Therapy Remains

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 06, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Q: When is reparative therapy not reparative therapy? A: When the patients are gender variant children. Then it's okay, or so the implicit judgment from the American Psychiatric Association would still seem to say. But more on that in a...Read More

Ugliest. Caterpillar. Ever.

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Don't like my caption? Give us yours in the comments section!...Read More

A Question of Religion

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 06, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'll be the first to admit that I have a long and messy history with organized religion. Having been chased out of the Southern Pentecostal church I grew up in for at first asking too many questions, then for coming...Read More

Pierced ears

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 06, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jake came up to me yesterday and said, Mom? Can I get my ears pierced? The question surprised me but I shrugged. Lemme talk to your mom. I texted her and she didn't care. I emailed a friend because it...Read More

Jon Hoadley: Looking past the election

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

During Creating Change I had an opportunity to sit down with Jon Hoadley, the Executive Director of Stonewall Democrats. We chatted about the Obama campaign, openly gay Congressman Jared Polis' winning campaign and the Trans for Obama fundraiser....Read More

So what's so wrong about a little bit of unpaid taxes?

Filed by Ricci Levy | February 06, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I mean, clearly, this is not an usual situation. Lots of folks don't pay their taxes - or pay them, but not quite all of them - or even have liens against them for back taxes due for 16 years....Read More

Hello, San Francisco (with an LA Infusion): Get Queer-Literary Next Week ...

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | February 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some LA friends and collaborators are heading to the Bay Area next week for some events I thought you might want to check out: Monday, the rad and talented Raquel Gutierrez (of Butchlalis de Panochtitlan, among many other projects), is...Read More


Brady Quinn and homophobia: From the reader mailbag

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

It's not just a certain local gay blogger who sends me lovely hateful e-mails. This gem came in last night after someone found my old post on Brady Quinn and the Superbowl. If you search Google images for either "shirtless"...Read More

Miley's Gay Dad! - Sexy Peta Ad?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 06, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this episode of What the Buck, I discuss Chris Crocker wanting to be Miley's dad, the danger of calling Jessica Simpson fat, the racy new sexed up Peta commercial, and the little skank orphan Annie who wants her...Read More


72 cents on the dollar

Filed by Ed Team | February 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Indiana deserves better than 72 cents on the dollar." -- Indiana state senator Sue Errington (D) at a rally in favor of a state-based equal pay bill currently being considered. In Indiana, women earn .72 for every $1 men earn....Read More

Dirty Dancing

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I love it when these two give the demonstration. "Is this too far?" No, boys, it's not. Not at all. Not at all....Read More