November 6, 2009

Queer music Friday - Aiden James

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 06, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

TBP reader Scott sent in this video for gay pop/rock singer Aiden James' video for "On the run." Scott says: "A good song, even after the election results." And the video's cute....Read More

Take a tip from the Lions: or why I don't like the marriage fight

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 06, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Thinking of gay marriage reminds me of Detroit. Here was a team that did everything wrong; up until the third game of this season they hadn't won a game since 2007. The stadium rarely filled up. The sportscasters used them...Read More

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Today is Sesame Street's 40th birthday! Google has a special front page image for the show and I automatically thought back to my dad's favorite story about me as a kid. We'd gone to visit my sister who lived in...Read More

The Top 10 Best Ballot Questions Ever

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 06, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

If "Let the people vote!" is now the dominant, deeply-considered political philosophy, I don't see why we can't all dream about what we want to see on the ballot. There's no cow too sacred, so add in your ballot initiative...Read More

Ok... So, now what?

Filed by Amy Hunter | November 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's funny, Tuesday afternoon, after watching the noon news, inside my head, I was willing to entertain the idea that we could lose. I mean actually lose! The local newscast had ended with a piece about ballot question 1856--the non-discrimination...Read More

Chaz Bono & Media Representation of Trans People

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 06, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Antonia "Toni" D'orsay is an advocate and sociologist based out of Phoenix Arizona working for several organizations in an advisory capacity, where she works on issues of empowerment, education, and language within and without the LGBT community under...Read More

WWJD? Incite Hate Crimes Against LGBT People, according to this "Pastor"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 06, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The furious explosion of nutjobs over the passage of the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act continues... Our old fundie friend, Pastor Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (yeah, that's clue number one about his point...Read More

Delaware's Senator Ted Kaufman: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 06, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Interesting doings yesterday at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which you can view here. I congratulate the Committee and witnesses on doing a wonderful job of addressing business and religious objections...Read More

Tampa City Council Votes Unanimously to Add 'Gender Identity and Expression' to Human Rights Ordinance

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

An amendment to add "gender identity and expression" to the Tampa Human Rights Ordinance passed first reading and will come to the council for a final vote in two weeks. The council voted unanimously 7-0 to move the measure to...Read More

Thank GOD police didn't use excessive force at the Rainbow Lounge in Ft. Worth, Texas

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The police came out with their internal investigation of their raid on a Ft. Worth gay bar, and I for one am grateful for the results: they didn't use excessive force in the raid. The only thing police did wrong...Read More


Tolerance and Sex Education

Filed by Ed Team | November 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Some faiths have a view about what in religious terms is right and wrong - what they can't do though is not teach the importance of tolerance." --U.K. Schools Secretary Ed Balls, on the government's decision to make gay-inclusive sex...Read More

Video: Trans inclusive pre-ENDA press conference

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Thanks to Senator Merkley's office for sending us the video of Thursday morning's press conference about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. When committee members decided not to include a trans person for public testimony during the recent hearing, Sen Merkley...Read More