August 27, 2010

FRC Head Tony Perkins Reacts to Ken Mehlman Coming Out

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Tony Perkins, head of the antigay Family Research Council, is “saddened” by the news about former GOP heavy weight Ken Mehlman coming out as gay, according to an email to supporters he sent during a break from his vacation. Perkins...Read More

More single frame comics

Filed by Sean Martin | August 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just some more of the single-panel pieces that run at places like "Family Circus," Alex? God help me....Read More

Queer music Friday - Hurray for the Riff Raff

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been posting way too much big record label pop these past few weeks, so here's a lo-fi folks song from Hurray for the Riff Raff that a marketing rep just emailed me called "Daniella." A live radio performance for...Read More

Why a Pentagon Meeting with LGBT Spouses Matters

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | August 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is pretty dang cool: Yesterday, the Pentagon has agreed to meet with LGBT military spouses during SU's Military Partner Forum on DADT on September 16. Context: So, over the weekend the DOD sent out 150K surveys to ask military...Read More

LGBT Bar Speaker Highlights GetEqual's ENDA Timeline of Broken Promises

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 27, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

At the opening plenary at the National LGBT Bar Association this morning, before hundreds of lawyers from around the country, there was a panel presentation entitled Real Change: LGBT Issues and the Administration. There were several speakers on the panel,...Read More

FRC goes on the attack against Harry Reid

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Check out this ad that the Family Research Council is running in Vegas against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Of course they use us as the boogeyman. God, guns, and gays. You really can't teach an old dog new tricks,...Read More

Reclaiming what's theirs

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Several years ago people would have found it unseemly for a white millionaire to tell his mostly white audience that he wants to "reclaim" the Civil Rights Movement. It was just two short years ago that most LGBT people agreed...Read More

Egyptian Gay Coke Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Keep in mind that homosexuality is illegal in Egypt. This is a push-the-boundaries ad for Coca Cola that's currently playing on Egyptian TV. It's really tame for the US, but the ad agency, Cairo's Fortune Promoseven, could face some potential...Read More

Cop who beat Duanna Johnson gets two years prison

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Bridges McRae pled guilty to violating Duanna Johnson's civil rights after his first trial ended in a hung jury. He could have been convicted the second time around and gotten ten years, but he pled and got two. A month...Read More

The Fruit of Her Hands: vintage farm-work flyer

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 27, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Wonderful World War I era poster, urging the women of Scotland to work as fruit-pickers to keep soldiers at the front nourished....Read More

Blue Ranger Billy Finds New Calling as Lavender Ranger

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I grew up during the 90s. And pretty much every kid in my generation grew up watching the Power Rangers. It was an unavoidable social phenomenon. The zany costumes, the dinosaur zords (even though two "dinozords" were actually prehistoric mammals),...Read More

For all the suffering: A benefit greater than words

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 27, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: With the Pentagon's family survey now in the field, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), will release a letter each day this week from...Read More


Where else to go?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It says that it is better for students to go to their home or their community or their church. I can't go to any of those. I go home and my parents tell me I am cursed. I go to...Read More

Creepiest commercial winner

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Have you seen this latest commercial for Orbit gum? This is one of the creepiest damn things I've seen in a while. It's just horrid....Read More

Gay Coke ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's a Coca-Cola ad from Egypt. It's kind of gay....Read More