July 22, 2009

Living while Black in Cambridge

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 22, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

None of us African-American residents of Cambridge are surprised or shocked by the humiliation and harassment Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 58, of Harvard University encountered at the hands of Cambridge police. My partner, Dr.Thea James, an Emergency Room physician...Read More

Why isn't Bryce Faulkner speaking for himself?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

There's an interesting article up now at Pink News about Bryce Faulkner's parents threatening to sue Bryce's boyfriend for gathering media attention to the fact that Bryce disappeared to an ex-gay camp and no one even knows if he's OK...Read More

Listen: bOUT2 Podcast Interview About ENDA, Indiana Equality, and Facebook

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 22, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Here's an interview I gave to bOUT2, an LGBT podcast based around a radio show that broadcasts in southern Indiana. Hosts Helen Harrell and Sean Lemieux of WFHB's Blooming Out radio show and I discuss the legal and political meaning...Read More

The Single Prayer Plan: Please god, don't let me get sick

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 22, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Let's all pull up our camp chairs around the fire and tell our scariest health care stories: the friend who couldn't afford her thyroid medication and permanently damaged her eyes; the friend who needed a hip replacement and got caught...Read More

First all Israeli gay porn movie

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lucas Entertainment is promoting a new porn movie, "Men of Israel." The big hook here is that it's the first gay porn movie to feature only Israeli men and be shot on location in Israel. Former porn star and company...Read More

Tampa Bay Community Not Speechless Over Homophobic Infomercial

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 22, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: R. Zeke Fread, has been a GLBT Rights Grassroots Activist for past 20 years. The Director of Pride Tampa Bay, Zeke has organized local actions for ImpACT Florida, Join the Impact, Day of Decision, Don't Amend and for...Read More

Calling Brandon "obsessed with Nazis" seems restrained now

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday I posted about the first day of the trial against the killer of Larry King, Brandon McIrnerney. I wrote about how the trial, unlike the media coverage, was shaping up to be more about Brandon than about Larry. If...Read More

Meet the Anti-Gay NYU Professor of Human Rights: "Diversity is not a License for Perversity"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 22, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

New York University Law School has found a new visiting Professor of Human Rights. Dr. Li-ann Thio, a professor at the National University of Singapore, will be teaching Human Rights Law during the Fall 2009 semester as a Global Visiting...Read More

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Glenn Nye

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 22, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday we sent about 90 emails to Rep. Flake. And now... Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rep. Glenn Nye, III of Virginia Because his office doesn't accept emails from outside the district,...Read More

Why are white gay men so racist? Why are straight black men so homophobic?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 22, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Phil Reese began his career of LGBT advocacy in central Michigan and now resides in Champaign, IL where he teaches Middle School and attends graduate school at the University of Illinois. Phil is passionate about news,...Read More

Our Families Count

Filed by Jerame Davis | July 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Late last year, I put out a notice on some email lists that we had a domain name that was just calling out to be used in some creative way. It was originally envisioned for an Indiana education campaign that...Read More

FL Attorney General Bill McCollum's Appeal to Uphold Gay Adoption Ban

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has launched the state's appeal to overturn Judge Cindy Lederman's decision declaring the state's homophobic adoption ban against gays and lesbians unconstitutional. Here's the brief: DCF...Read More

Caption This: And Opossum Makes Five

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Good Lord, what in the hell were these people thinking? C'mon, Projectors, the jokes - they write themselves with this one. This photo and Sunday's "Caption This" picture both came from awkwardfamilyphotos.com. The blog is hilarious. Check 'em out....Read More

The New Miley Cyrus Brainwashed!

Filed by Michael Buckley | July 22, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1.Thoughts on The New Miley- Bridgit Mendler? 2. Are you watching Big Brother? Who is your favorite/least favorite? Is that Ronnie gay or what? Please discuss- I need to catch up! 3. Do you...Read More


70 Years and Counting

Filed by Ed Team | July 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

''Honestly, I think they are more in love with each other than they were back then." --Gayle Scott, longtime close friend of Caroline Leto and Venera Magazzu, a Florida couple who have been partners for 70 years...Read More

Tom Duane's speech

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's NY state senator Tom Duane's speech on a bill for seropositive people receiving state assistance. He gets a standing ovation, but I wonder if people actually cared about what he said....Read More