May 11, 2010

Interview: 5 Questions for Suzanne Westenhoefer

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2010 | 9:00 PM | comments

Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer will play in Indianapolis tomorrow night in a benefit show for Indy Pride. Before Suzanne hit town we caught up on the phone and she sounds like she's just as full of mischief and mayhem as always....Read More

BREAKING: 2nd Sit-in at McCain's AZ Office to Protest DADT

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 11, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

H.E.R.O staged a sit-in today at Senator McCain's Phoenix, Tempe, Arizona office. This is the second sit-in by the group in less than a month. According to statement from the group: Quarter Master 3rd Class (QM-3) Shellaine Gokey served her...Read More

How many gays work at NARTH?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

According to this story from the Miami New Times, NARTH is trying to cover up the Reker/Rentboy scandal. After the story broke last week, Rekers sent Lucien a questionnaire with questions about what exactly happened during their trip to Spain...Read More

Circus Time!

Filed by Sean Martin | May 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This time around? It's not a three-ring event. I'm sure that by the time it's over, this one will be a five-ring, with thrills, chills, and excitement to last... well, until the next time....Read More

The ten things I love most about DC

Filed by Phil Reese | May 11, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I know I've been a bad blogger lately, getting all wrapped up in grad school finals and work stuff--and sadly I've had little time to research what I'd really like to do: The Top Ten Direct Action Campaigns in History....Read More

Obama Needs to Fire Gates Now!

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 11, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Contributor's note: I live in the Norfolk, Virginia, area and know many discharged under DADT. Hence, my emotions on this issue are high. I have previously drawn the parallel between Harry Truman's firing of General Douglas MacArthur for insubordination and...Read More

New state-wide LGBT organization to launch in Michigan

Filed by Amy Hunter | May 11, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

An event, long talked about and long overdue, will come to pass this week in Michigan. This state's two preeminent LGBT education, rights advocacy, and lobbying organizations, The Triangle Foundation and Michigan Equality combined this past January to form an...Read More

Young girls: from prim and proper to primordial

Filed by Cassandra Keenan | May 11, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

There are these three little girls who live across the way from me. Looks like they range in age from maybe 7-10. I get a kick out of watching their behavior as a group whenever they're outside playing. A couple...Read More

Is Elena Kagan gay? A sexy mystery

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday morning, I came across this post on Renew America's webpage, in which the author assumed Elena Kagan is gay: My main argument against adding a homosexual to the bench is simply this. That individual would have already made up...Read More

Spotlight 2010: Love Conquers Slurs

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | May 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Love. Red ribbons. Lots of them. Voices carry. Dancers glide like an orange tango on the wind. Strings collide in a unity of subtle joy. Children sing moments before a giant sized drag queen dances a last dance. Smiles everywhere....Read More

Girls Always Wanted to Have Fun: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 11, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Another of those beautiful photographic enigmas: appears to be early 20th century (give or take a decade). Married ladies on a raucous night out? Libertine women whooping it up? It's just sweet to see how much fun they are having...Read More

Caught in a Bad Hotel: San Francisco queers support hotel worker boycott

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 11, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: This post comes to us from Pride At Work San Francisco. On a bustling Saturday afternoon at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis Hotel, there was a strange disturbance at the check-in counter. A seemingly innocuous gay couple had...Read More

Woman Enough to Take Your Man: Happy Birthday Jill!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

It's birthday time! Dr. Jillian Weiss is turning *mumble mumble* today! Since she's a rather private person, I thought I'd share some of her extraordinary background with you. Jill was the second of eight children; her youngest sister is country...Read More

ENDA Now Ready To Pass

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 11, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The question on most people's minds about ENDA is: can it really pass? The National Center for Transgender Equality, along with the Transgender Law Center, and the Coalition of State/City Transgender Advocacy Organizations, held a conference call last night on...Read More

DADT: I was present at more than 1500 military funerals

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 11, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: "Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama" is a new media campaign launched to underscore the urgent need for congressional action and presidential leadership at this critical point in the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't...Read More

Betty White's Muffin on Saturday Night Live!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 11, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment questions of the day! Answer any or all! 1. What was your favorite Betty White skit on SNL? 2. Who is your dream host on SNL? 3. Do you fate in bed? How often do you wash your...Read More

qotd.jpg statement on Rekers scandal

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We remain open-minded and devoted to privacy for the people who use our site, but we can't take the risk out of leading a double life, or having a closeted or hypocritical career... If you're a famous heterosexual homophobe and...Read More

Liza Minnelli sings at Straight for Equality Gala

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

PFLAG hosted the second annual Straight for Equality Gala in New York City earlier this month. Among the honorees were Liza Minnelli (Straight for Equality in Entertainment award), Scott Fujita (Straight for Equality in Sports award), and Sodexo (Straight...Read More