July 12, 2009

Fig Trees, Transliminal Criminals, and Other Plural Nouns: Dispatch from Outfest 2009

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 12, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

So, you know, there's a bo-ring school of thought about how political art is didactic, great art can't be explicitly political, and bla bla bla silliness that shores up existing power structures and of course anyone who's outside or critical...Read More

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Starts to Sing

Filed by John Shields | July 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

From the failure to pass hate crimes legislation - which should have been a no-brainer - to ENDA and DADT, the fits and spurts of "we're this close" to "you're going to have to wait in line" have been both...Read More

Love It or Hate It, "Bruno" Will Probably Be the Highest-Grossing "Gay" Movie of All Time; Plus, What Do YOU Think of "Bruno"?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 12, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Perhaps you've read some of the wildly mixed reviews for Bruno, but I assure you that a comedy like this one cannot be considered objectively. I understand that many people may not find Sacha Baron Cohen's super obnoxious and super...Read More

Utah Court Says Non-Bio Mom Has No Rights to Her Child

Filed by Dana Rudolph | July 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

A couple of months ago, I mentioned the case of Gena Edvalson and Jana Dickson, a former couple now involved in a custody and visitation dispute over the three-year-old son they created together through assisted insemination and raised together until...Read More

Lifting the Veil off Mental Health: Life with a Bipolar Partner

Filed by David Castillo | July 12, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Bil announced a couple of weeks ago that I was going to be blogging here about my experience living with my partner, Jim, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Since Jim's first hospitalization, I've been on a personal journey to better...Read More

Who Will Be the Bride at our Gay Wedding?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

[E ditor's Note: Loren A. Olson MD is a board certified psychiatrist and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has received the "Exemplary Psychiatrist Award" from the National Alliance for Mentally Illness, and has received recognition...Read More

Art and Stereotypes: What is a Gay Character?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Robert Bettmann is the Artistic Director of Bettman Dances. His new work, 'All Good Men' premieres July 16th and 18th, 2009 in the Capital Fringe Festival. See www.dayeight.org for more info. A female friend turned to...Read More

Church Chat, Beltway Style

Filed by John Shields | July 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Here's what's coming up for the major network morning news shows today. In chronological order - broadcast channel-wise, in D.C. - that means 4, 5, 7 and 9. That would be NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS. Check channels and air...Read More


Definition of a Hate Crime

Filed by Ed Team | July 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If that's not a hate-crime, what is? Do you need a signed letter saying 'we attacked her motivated by hate'?" -- Pauline Park of the Transgender Legal Defense Fund and the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, on the...Read More

Nicole Kidman in French Shweppes commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | July 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Nicole Kidman stars in this Ridley Scott-directed commercial for Schweppes. It aired in France, has nothing to do with India, and the beverage's face-time is miniscule. The only thing missing is for her to get consumption and die at...Read More