August 4, 2009

Angie Zapata's Murderer Has A MySpace Page

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 04, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Autumn Sandeen is a transgender activist living in San Diego. She is a regular barista at Pam's House Blend where she covered the Angie Zapata trial at length. Tomorrow would be Angie Zapata's 20th birthday. I'm...Read More

Indiana Black Pride is this weekend!

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

You are going to Indiana Black Pride, right? It doesn't matter what skin color you are, you know you should be there to support the community. This is the 5th anniversary of Black Pride; I haven't missed one yet and...Read More

Obama's classy birthday

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Happy Birthday to President Obama. The leader of the free world took a moment today to also honor veteran journalist Helen Thomas as well. What a class act. Aren't you glad to have a President who's willing to honor a...Read More

Lu's Womyn-Born-Womyn-Only Policy: The Ongoing Discussions

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

On July 6th, I noted the story of Lu's: A Pharmacy for Women, operated by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC) , and noted how the Vancouver pharmacy's policy to serve only "women who were born as women and live...Read More

LGBT Challenges: True Leadership

Filed by Phil Reese | August 04, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Recent leadership gaffes in California have reminded me of the challenge of leadership in general--specifically LGBT leadership. What is it about our movement that seduces us to keep picking leaders that we are inevitably unhappy with? In her July 28,...Read More


¡Tenemos un nuevo contribuyente!

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have a very special new contributor to announce today. Pedro Julio Serrano isn't just a friend of mine, he's also a communications powerhouse. You might remember him from my post "Pura PolĂ­tica entrevista pareja gay" where he and his...Read More

If You Work for a Private Employer in DC, You Want to Know This

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you are a District of Columbia government employee, you have been able to get health insurance for your registered domestic partner for many years. If you are a federal government employee - well, you are out of luck unless...Read More

Who cares about health care? It's just your life on the line.

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

It just seems like there's so much opposition to what should be a basic right in the richest country in the world, a program that would help a country morally, economically, on a visceral level, that should have been enacted...Read More

DINKS with Drinks?

Filed by Father Tony | August 04, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jeremy Hobson has delivered a report on NPR's Marketplace that is simply shoddy and rather offensive to at least this half of a DINK (Dual Income No Kids) couple. It begins by questioning whether or not DINKS (of any orientation)...Read More

This just in: transgender acceptance in its "trendy," "chic" phase

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 04, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

That's right, folks. If we're lucky, knowing a trans person may finally edge out that tired old "I'm not bigoted because have a gay friend" excuse people sometimes march out in the name of tolerance. Chaz Bono's transition announcement tipped...Read More

Death, Dishonesty & The GOP

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 04, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

In an effort to defeat universal health care, conservatives are engaging in a campaign of lies that will ultimately cause more families to suffer needlessly at a most painful time. As someone who worked for years with end-of-life care issues,...Read More

Bart Stupak of MI: U.S. Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Bart Stupak (MI-D-01) Rep. Stupak is in a very conservative District, which he wrested from the Republicans in 1992. He is one of several pro-life Democrats, but...Read More

A Supremely Ridiculous Argument

Filed by Dana Rudolph | August 04, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Sometimes I read something that is just so mind-blowingly irrational I don't know where to begin. Robert P. George, in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled, "Gay Marriage, Democracy, and the Courts," begins by stating that it would be...Read More


What Family Really Means

Filed by Ed Team | August 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I have two moms because they love each other and wanted to have a family. My sister and I were born in China. We're not blood related and all that, but we love each other and are one family brought...Read More

New MIKA video: We Are Golden

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch it before YouTube takes it down... The video for MIKA's new song "We Are Golden" is out and it's awesome. I love me some MIKA, but MIKA running around in his boxers is always better....Read More