April 10, 2009

Queer music Friday - Lee Waters (with Free mp3 Downloads!)

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 10, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lee Waters just emailed me this week, and his music is pretty good! He's got a nice, mellow indie rock sound and is a great new voice on the scene. He's also offering up free mp3 downloads on his site,...Read More

Right or Happy?

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been in a mood lately. I don't know if this book I'm working on is a good idea. Writing it leaves me in a miserable place. It sends me back to old places. I don't want to feel that...Read More

Barney Frank statement on hate crimes bill

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Representative Barney Frank's office sent out a statement the other day on the recently reintroduced hate crimes bill. It's after the jump for your reading pleasure and discussion. Personally, I find it interesting from an editor's point of view that...Read More

Fathers, sons and lies about marriage

Filed by Sean Bugg | April 10, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Two of the biggest catalysts for intra-familial bad behavior and hurt feelings are funerals and weddings. A grandparent dies and someone is always ready to lay claim to contested family heirlooms. When a niece marries the "wrong" man, an aunt...Read More

A Mother, Her Son and a Test of America's New Foreign Policy

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 10, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

In recent months, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans have begun cautiously expressing hope that, in addition to recent, hard won victories here at home, we may be on the verge of a little bit of progress abroad, too. Our...Read More

A friendly reminder: Cut-a-thon this Wednesday, April 15

Filed by Austen Crowder | April 10, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Just a reminder to everyone looking to support a good cause: the cut-a-thon in support of Dr. Rodney Anderson's office will take place this next Wednesday, April 15. I'll be there from 2:00-3:00, if you're interested in meeting....Read More

Susan Stanton working again

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 10, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Congrats to Susan Stanton, the woman who lost her job as city manager two years ago because she began the process of transitioning. She's working again in her field of expertise. Susan Stanton, fired two years ago from her job...Read More

Maybe New York next?

Filed by Bo Shuff | April 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Gov. Patterson from New York said yesterday on an Ithaca, NY, radio station that he intends to introduce a same-sex marriage bill similar to the one previously introduced by former Gov. Spitzer. The only problem is, the Empire State isn't...Read More

Reflections on the Iowa Supreme Court Ruling

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

In a perhaps surprising - but totally correct - ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that limiting civil marriage to one man and one woman to the exclusion of same sex couples violates the equal protection clause...Read More

A quick point from a "nut" about mental illness

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday John Aravosis posted about a tragic murder/suicide in Florida. A mentally ill woman went with her 20 year old son to a shooting range, shot and killed him and then turned the gun on herself. The woman had a...Read More

Whether you like it or not, Gavin Newsom is awesome

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 10, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Jerame posted on Gavin Newsom being honored by the Task Force this week with a Leadership Award earlier this week. He also won an award, indirectly, at the Pollies two weeks ago. The Pollies are the awards political consultants give...Read More

Educating Young Women about Breast Cancer

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 10, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz represents Florida's 20th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Breast cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries. It strikes women from all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities, the rich and the...Read More

Cool Your Jets

Filed by John Shields | April 10, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

What a gay week! There was the unanimous ruling by the the Iowa Supreme Court, making same-sex marriage legal in the Hawkeye State. Just days later, Vermont legislators weighed in on the issue, overriding the Republican governor's bigoted veto of...Read More

Starbucks VIA ReadyBrew: Instant, just not that kind of Instant

Filed by Nathan Strang | April 10, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

It was bound to happen.... Starbucks VIA Ready Brew is coffee on the run. Just add hot water for "rich, flavorful Starbucks® coffee in an instant." Maybe its just me, but I immediately wondered if VIA could be ingested like...Read More

Spotlight 2009 is coming

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Be sure to get your tickets now! Spotlight 2009: One Night, One Stage, One Reason will be Monday, April 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis. An art exhibition about "Courage and Hope," as a part of the...Read More

My Twilight Dog - A Star Is Born! (George Glass 2.0)

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 10, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Question of the Day: 1. Who is your favorite Buck dog? Buddy - excited yorkie terrior Colin - hot silky terrior Ellie - psychic poodle George Glass - fatty 2. After his makeover does George look more like...Read More


Bad precedent

Filed by Ed Team | April 10, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"People will not be disclosing their HIV status to their partners for fear of being charged. People are going to not be tested even if they suspect they may have the HIV virus in order to protect the knowledge that...Read More

This is how it's done

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Yesterday I complained that too many bloggers were focusing too myopically on the fact that the National Organization for Marriage commercial used actors. This is how you work that tidbit into a much larger landscape like I was suggesting....Read More