November 11, 2009

Why I'm So Damn Frightened of You

Filed by Diane Silver | November 11, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

YOU - that's the "you" that's generally young, gay, trans, queer, lesbian, etc., and so certain you're right - YOU scare the living heck out of me. I'm not exactly certain what it is that is so frightening. I do...Read More

Counterpoint: trans-inclusion is distracting to LGB legislation

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 11, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Author's note: this piece is a point-counterpoint, academic discussion of issues currently circulating in the LGBT community. These points in no way represent my personal beliefs on the issue: as a transwoman and LGBT activist I want to see solidarity...Read More

Everything is not marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm more accustomed to calling out the idea that same-sex marriage will solve every problem that queer people face. No, it won't end school bullying, it won't give us all access to health care, it won't make our relationships any...Read More

Recent Racist Italian Laundry Ads

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Check out this 2006 television ad for the Italian laundry product Coloreria Italiana. Nothing like reinforcing the stereotype of the black man as the virile, better lover, eh? Of course, while we're using stereotypes to hawk Coloreria Italiana, we might...Read More

Time For Gay Power

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Ronald Gold was media director for the Gay Activists Alliance in the early 1970's. He was one of the five original cofounders of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and its first media director. He is best...Read More

A Presbyterian Welcome: Convincing the "Movable Middle"

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | November 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I spent four days last week in lovely tropical Cleveland, OH, at the annual convention for the Covenant Network of Presbyterian Churches (CovNet), an organization of churches and individuals who affirm their welcome to the LGBT community. The event was...Read More

Broken Embraces is Almodóvary Good

Filed by Father Tony | November 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I recently attended a preview of Pedro Almodóvar's new film Broken Embraces. Like a dessert composed of crust, cream, compote and chocolate, this movie is an amour foulish confection of fatality, jealousy, treachery and guilt. If you like a movie...Read More

Rumors of ENDA Slow-Down In The House

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Congressional offices are closed today for Veterans Day, so we can take a break from calling our Senators. As you know, we have been working on moving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the U.S. Senate, where the real fight is...Read More

GLAD collecting stories of trans health care woes --NE Region

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 11, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Public notice: GLAD is collecting stories about people's experiences with health insurance coverage related to gender transition, to help us determine how we can best address legal concerns in this area. If you have a story to share, please complete...Read More

Weather Girl

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Purpose of your visit?" "To visit friends." "And you're only staying one night?" "It's for a party." "Are you bringing gifts?" "No." As usual I began my trip to Vancouver, feeling like a really bad friend. As we began our...Read More


Rhode Island Red

Filed by Ed Team | November 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This bill [to grant same- and opposite-sex domestic partners the right to make funeral arrangements when one partner dies] represents a disturbing trend over the past few years of the incremental erosion of the principles surrounding traditional marriage, which is...Read More

Tyra on "Gay for Pay"

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 11, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's the first part of an old Tyra Banks Show episode on straight guys who go gay for pay....Read More