March 1, 2010

Catholic Charities chooses worst option for complying with DC law...and pretends it has no choice

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | March 01, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

The long wait is over. Catholic Charities of Washington, DC has settled upon its response to the District of Columbia's approval of marriage for same-sex couples. Effective March 2, its employees will no longer be able to add a spouse...Read More

Personal musings about last weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | March 01, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

I was honored to co-host a gathering of top bloggers and print media editors with Paul Schindler of the Gay City News last weekend. The Four Freedoms Fund sponsored the gathering and we spent several hours on Saturday talking about...Read More

Prop 8 trial: At least they admit they aren't the "reality-based community"

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 01, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Final briefs were filed in the Prop 8 trial, and we also found out that, despite the judge's suggestion otherwise, closing arguments won't be televised. You can read more about Olson and Boies's arguments at Karen's place, which are really...Read More

Kudos: Joe Solmonese and Criticism of HRC

Filed by Bil Browning | March 01, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Pam Spaulding brought us news that HRC President Joe Solmonese is promising that Don't Ask, Don't Tell will be repealed this year (among other priorities). He also gave a hat tip to bloggers and grassroots activists. And Solmonese acknowledged that...Read More

REAL ID & Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 01, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I suspect you'll be hearing about Comprehensive Immigration Reform off and on over the next few weeks. If for no other reason than I'll be talking about it. The good and the bad. One of the bad parts has me...Read More

Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren "Kill the Gays" Ashley Interview

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Looks like someone need a little practice on the interview portion of the pageant... Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley has hired publicist and is ready to talk to the media to "clarify" her statements that gays should be killed....Read More

Where is ENDA?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 01, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

We have been promised a markup and vote on ENDA in March. It's the first of March today. After the markup, it has to be scheduled on the House floor for a vote. Ideally, there will be some time for...Read More

Take Action: Illinois rightwingers want to gut LGBT protections

Filed by Phil Reese | March 01, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

In 2005, a broad coalition of labor, LGBT, and progressive activists from across the state of Illinois joined together to form "The 85% Coalition" to pressure the legislature to pass an inclusive amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act [IHRA]...Read More

VH1 to bust out the beautiful trannies

Filed by Cassandra Keenan | March 01, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Trans girls have to be beautiful. Isn't that what most people want? That's certainly what people are going to get when they watch a new cable TV reality show set to debut on March 15 on VH1. The eight-show series,...Read More


Filed by Sean Martin | March 01, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

And sometimes a cigar just isnt a... well, you know.... Click here for a larger version....Read More

Man hurt in Rainbow Lounge bar raid charged with "assaulting a state agent"

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 01, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Sorry, comments were down for a while for no reason I can find on this post. They're back up. Also, updated after the jump. This is fairly ridiculous: City prosecutors in Fort Worth, Texas, announced on February 24 that they...Read More

A bra, a sleepmask, and thou: vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 01, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm feeling kind of joyous right now....Read More

HIV/AIDS In Rural America: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 01, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) at Indiana University has prepared a new fact sheet detailing the challenges of HIV prevention, education and treatment in rural areas of the U.S. as well as some strategies which seem to have...Read More

US Ambassador David Huebner preparing for tsunami in Samoa

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 01, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Following the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a tsunami watch was initiated along the entire West Coast and out to Hawaii, Australia, Samoa and the territories. I emailed openly gay U.S. Ambassador David Huebner to see what was happening there...Read More


Maryland Dems don't want to defend AG opinion

Filed by Ed Team | March 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In my opinion, it couldn't have been worse timing. You know they say in politics, timing is everything. It'll be a campaign issue, I think. And for Blue Dog Democrats, it could be tough." --Del. Galen R. Clagett, on the...Read More

Some has-been doesn't want gays in the military

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 01, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

John McCain, who isn't liked by either Republicans or Democrats and will probably lose reelection either to a rightwing primary challenger or a Democrat after having lost the presidency last year, was on the Meet the Press to say...Read More