May 24, 2009

Who celebrates our queer servicemembers on Memorial Day?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | May 24, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

There will be parades all across the country this Memorial Day commemorating our U.S. service members who died while in the military. But not all of our servicemembers will be honored for their acts of bravery and patriotism. Back in...Read More

From Penguins to Chicken Butts: Diversity and Subversion in Children's Books

Filed by Dana Rudolph | May 24, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

"Guess what?" "Chicken Butt!" The classic schoolyard gag has found new life in Chicken Butt!, a picture book by critically acclaimed children's author Erica Perl. There is nothing LGBT-specific about the story, but Perl's illustrator is Henry Cole, the prolific...Read More

Alberta Tops Itself (and North America) Again With Bill 44

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

On the heels of delisting Health Care funding for Gender Reassignment Surgery without consultation with the medical community, the Government has taken further ridiculous steps to alienate the closeted moderates in the Province. A small concession is being made in...Read More

The Master's Tools, Pt. 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 24, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

(Read part 1.) For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. ~ Audre Lourde The...Read More

Opposing gay marriage for all the wrong reasons

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Via LaFeminista, here's a particularly bizarre article in opposition to same-sex marriage. The writer, who is neither a historian nor social scientist, nor a lawyer, has taken it upon himself to prove that there are reasons to oppose same-sex marriage...Read More

The Dangers of Fundamentalism -- John Dominic Crossan

Filed by Donna Pandori | May 24, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Many of the points John Dominic Crossan makes in this video hits home when we think about how "fundamentalist" Christians demonize the LGBT community. The video speaks for itself:...Read More

California: Families, No Matter What the Court Rules

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 24, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's quiet today, minus the cats howling at my ankles looking for food. The sun is out, and we have many projects around the house lined up. Zachary is off at a sleep over, Ben just rolled out of bed,...Read More

Dyssonance: Then and Now

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 24, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Projector Toni D'orsay sent in this Then & Now. She is an advocate and activist for the trans community based in Arizona. If you'd like to participate too, send in your before and after photos and lists. THEN:...Read More


Sir Ian McKellen on Tolerance

Filed by Ed Team | May 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I [visited] a wonderful co-ed faith school in Harpenden. They were Christians and absolutely determined that their pupils did not discriminate. . . . I said that we were all part of a minority group - be it for being...Read More

Nancy Pelosi is a Pussy (Galore!)

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

While the Republicans never actually say the word "pussy" in their new attack ad against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the ad's tagline is "Democrats Galore" and they juxtapose Speaker Pelosi with James Bond's nemesis in Goldfinger. Why...Read More