February 23, 2010

DADT, isolation, and sadness

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 23, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Gina King comes from a family with a strong tradition of military service is a veteran of the US Navy. She identifies as intersexed and trans identified. Currently she works within the military industrial complex as a vital...Read More

Indiana should be polled on the ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Dear media outlets considering polling in Indiana, Please consider asking about the ENDA, or, more generally, banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. I'm sure some of you are finally interested in Indiana again, interested enough to fund...Read More

Jesse's Journal: Gay Resistance, the Lessons of History

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Resistance takes many forms. For some of us, it means staging a demonstration or starting a political action group. For others, it means being defiantly different in a society that hates difference. As John Rechy and Charley Shively noted more...Read More

Get hitched or get ditched!

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | February 23, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Skinny in Edinburgh asked me to write a short piece on marriage (no, my dear, you're not the only one), and here's how it starts: My mother, a straight white woman in her early sixties, recently moved to a...Read More

Jamie Gillis RIP

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you've watched enough 70s and 80s porn, you've probably seen at least one film starring the infamously omnisexual porn actor Jamie Gillis, who died this past Friday. Find out much more about this legendary sexual radical in a (NSFW!)...Read More

LBL: Land Based Lesbian

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 23, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just washed ashore from the RSVP cruise, and should have my land legs back any day now. I need a Dramamine to go to the Duane Reade. I met up with my 2,200 mateys on the Eurodam in Curacao last...Read More

DADT: It's Showtime

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Not such a great start to the week yesterday. I hurt my back. I never hurt my back. As my sister said to me, you getting OLD. OLD. Yes, I am. All that happened was I was horsing around with...Read More

Kai (2)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The risks we take to serve our country arent always on the battlefield. Click here for a larger version....Read More

Uganda's Porn Peddling Pastor Ssempa Responds to Critics

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 23, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the biggest proponents of Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill and a favorite contact for American Evangelicals like Rick Warren, has apparently been googling his name and doesn't like what he's been reading. After numerous scatological...Read More

Canada is still prosecuting people under its sodomy law

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

A former chaplain's been charged with buggery, the equivalent of sodomy, in Canada: Now the retired chaplain faces a basket of charges, including sexual assault. Bazin was also charged with buggery, a now-abolished law, a fact that has alarmed gay...Read More

Brad Ellsworth: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rep. Brad Ellsworth announced on Friday he would seek the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh. I touched on Ellsworth's history of throwing LGBT people under the bus in a post last week for Huffington Post. Today I...Read More

Vintage drag: Boyz will be Can-Can Girlz

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Love this merry 1930s cabinet card. Shall we dance?...Read More


Not living in fear

Filed by Ed Team | February 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We want people to know that its not ok to do this and we're taking a stand because we don't want people to live in fear." --Anti-gay hate crime victim Emmanuel Winston, who was attacked while wearing a gay softball...Read More

Housing discrimination isn't illegal in West Virginia

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

A lesbian couple in West Virginia says they were denied housing because they were lesbian. Also, the media coverage was surprisingly good, stressing the fact that they have no legal recourse for this discrimination....Read More