April 12, 2010

IN Senate hopeful Rep Brad Ellsworth hides from LGBT community (again)

Filed by Bil Browning | April 12, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

Indiana Congressman and Senate hopeful, Brad Ellsworth, held a liveblog on Blue Indiana Thursday evening that highlighted an important aspect of what LGBT Hoosiers can expect if he's elected to office; they can expect to be ignored and marginalized by...Read More

Barney Frank: Lobby like the NRA

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Karen Ocamb has a great, wide-ranging interview up with Barney Frank about DADT, ENDA, and other LGBT legislation that's worth reading if you want to know what's up with what. And he's trying to rally the troops: So what the...Read More

That's boring and gay

Filed by Davina Kotulski | April 12, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Really? Did Tina Fey really need to say "That's boring and gay?" Some are upset over the twisted SNL skit Fey did with a 16 year old singer, but I fell asleep before it came on. But, Fey offended me...Read More

Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory

Filed by Paige Schilt | April 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Have the conservative Christians on the Texas Board of Education got you down? Has the board's partisan bid to impact national social science curricula made your blood boil? The antidote might just be Micaela Campos--a Chicana baby dyke with a...Read More

Jacksonville, FL Councilman Thinks Human Rights Not Necessary for Human Rights Board

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Local human Rights Boards can be important places for minority communities to bring forward issues and concerns in their municipalities. The purpose of these boards are right in the name: Human Rights. They deal with issues around discrimination. Don't tell...Read More

Warriors for Christ

Filed by Donna Pandori | April 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

In 1998, Jack Smith and his wife Valerie founded Elijah's Fire International (EFI) Church in Elkhart, Indiana. According to their website, within eight years EFI grew from 8 to 300 members. They proclaim to be one of the "most radical...Read More

Could the Pope Be Arrested in Britain?

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 12, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Two recent news stories raise the question of whether or not Pope Benedict XVI could potentially face criminal charges if he proceeds with his trip the the United Kingdom later in the year. The first is from the Los Angeles...Read More

Fear of a queer Jesus

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

How many times has the American right beaten the story about the fatwa against Salman Rushdie for writing a "disrespectful" depiction of Mohammed in The Satanic Verses to show how primitive Muslim people are? I know they're beyond hypocrisy, but...Read More

Bad Manners, Bad Politics

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | April 12, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Before I get to the issue at hand, which has to do with the death of Polish President, Lech Kaczynski, I want to say that I feel some compunction about my tenure here at TBP starting on such a contentious...Read More

Listen: Guest Hosting Michelangelo Signorile's Sirius XM Radio Show

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michelangelo Signorile's Sirius XM Radio Show on OutQ 109 is on every weekday from 2pm to 6pm. I don't know how he does it every day for years, but now he is taking a week of well-deserved vacation. He asked...Read More

Pre-Modern Feminist advertising: Kotex

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 12, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Kotex ran an ad campaign around the the theme of "there is no average woman" in the 1940s, a lovely blip in pre-feminist time when women were filling in for absent soldiers in factories and other traditionally male-dominated professions. With...Read More

The Mitchell Gold Interview Part 2

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | April 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Mitchell Gold is a successful home furnishings designer and manufacturer and co-owner of the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chain of signature furniture stores. While he is long known for his advocacy in grassroots organizations and national nonprofits, Gold also...Read More

Gay Evolution 5!

Filed by Sean Martin | April 12, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Real estate, dancing, and Darwin! Click here for a larger version....Read More

Janis Joplin, "Little Girl Blue," live

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

Here's a great live performance of "Little Girl Blue" from Janis Joplin. I posted the same song from Nina Simone a few months back....Read More


I'd be cuckoo to care what the people actually affected by this policy think!

Filed by Ed Team | April 12, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I make that determination by retention and recruitment is at an all-time high, the highest in the history of the all-volunteer force. I get that opinion because I visit with the troops all the time. I go to Iraq, I...Read More