June 1, 2009

Virginia GOP Selects Violently Anti-Gay Slate

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 01, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

As expected, the Republican Party of Virginia tapped Robert "Taliban Bob" McDonnell (pictured right) as the party's standard bearer for the race for Governor of Virginia. Adding to the ticket's extreme anti-gay tilt is Ken Cuccinelli - who I view...Read More

Indiana removes gay white men from HIV/AIDS funding priorities

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Indiana State Department of Health recently cut gay white men as an HIV/AIDS funding priority. African-American and Hispanic men who have sex with men are still included as priority populations. The decision was made by the department's advisory Community...Read More

My "Non-Traditional" Family: Blogging for LGBT Families

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 01, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I often tire of the labels that those against LGBT people put on our families. They say they fight for "traditional marriage" and preserving "traditional families", as if there is such a thing. Their close-mindedness extends beyond just our community...Read More

The Leading Edge

Filed by John Shields | June 01, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

First off, let me state for the record that the newspaper, as we now know it, will cease to exist in the next few years. I'm thinking it's going to hit - or actually not hit - your driveway or...Read More

Better than the Eminem/Elton John duet at the Grammys

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It seems that Slim Shady had a new friend "drop in" on him at the MTV awards. From today's USA Today: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. ... In character as Bruno, the flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter, Cohen, clothed...Read More

My Two Moms <3 Their Trans Daughter

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 01, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I consider myself really blessed to have such a strong queer family. Recently, I got a chance to interview one of my moms about being a lesbian mom of a trans daughter for the public radio program Story Corps. A...Read More

Listen to the (Trans) Kids: EQAZ Interviews Kim Pearson

Filed by Simon Aronoff | June 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last week, Equality Arizona Radio broadcast a long format interview with Kim Pearson, Executive Director of TransYouth Family Allies. TYFA is the first national organization exclusively dedicated to supporting, educating and advocating for gender variant and transgender children. Hosted by...Read More

My Impossible Father

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 01, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

As part of the 4th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day, here is an essay by a teenager about his LGBT family. I thank him for sharing it at my request, and I think we can all learn something from...Read More

Obama not marching with Black Pride

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 01, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

June is Pride Month. And Black Pride contributes to the multicultural aspect of joy and celebration in the queer communities. Black Pride symbolizes not only black LGBTQ uniqueness as individuals and communities, but it also affirms our varied expressions of...Read More

Those Goddamn Activist Judges

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Al Hausman is an Economics student at the New College of Florida in Sarasota, Fl. He works as a policy analyst for the United States' Government and is dedicated to improving the quality of public debates in this...Read More

Did Adam Lambert Lose Because of His Sexual Orientation?

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

In my opinion Adam was the best American Idol. Watching this video clip there is no denying that Adam is a great performer and has an absolutely amazing voice: Adam Lambert "Mad World" by Tears for Fears on American Idol...Read More

Codenamed "Not even trying"

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This is a bit old, but projector boi polloi sent this in. The Herald-Sun wrote an article about a transboy who, at age 17, got a court order for a double mastectomy. Not really news, but if they were going...Read More

Foot Soldiers Needed in California and Maine, Not Washington DC

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

With all due respect to Cleve Jones and David Mixner, who I've known and covered for many years, I think we seriously need to question the wisdom of convening a march on Washington this October. Yes, LGBT people are angry...Read More

Dr. George Tiller Shot Dead: A Painful Reminder to Us All

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, while walking into church, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed. He was one of the few doctors left in the country who would perform late term abortions. Contrary to the propaganda of the Right to Lifers, late term...Read More


The Most Important Thing

Filed by Ed Team | June 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Harvey would have loved this because he said the single most important thing you can do is come out." --Cleve Jones, speaking of his friend Harvey Milk at last Saturday's "Meet in the Middle for Equality" march in Fresno, California...Read More

Don't Tell Me...

Filed by John Shields | June 01, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This video is powerful. It speaks to the issues of our times, reaches back into our past, as well as challenges us to build a better future - together. Don't tell me what I can't do, and don't tell...Read More