November 12, 2010

Queer Music Friday: Rosie Flores

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

For this week's Queer Music Friday, I wanted to write about queer fandom--specifically my queer fandom for Rosie Flores, the "rockabilly filly." Over the past four decades, Rosie's career has spanned the L.A. punk scene, the Nashville country scene, and...Read More

Maine Human Rights Commission Rules For Trans Student Bathroom Access

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled Monday that Orono Middle School unlawfully discriminated against a sixth-grader during the 2008-2009 school year by not letting the male-to-female transgender student use the girls' bathroom. The commission's investigator cited in her report derogatory...Read More

The GOP's Pyrrhic Victory: Why It Won't Work, Pt. 4

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

President Obama is right. The Democrats got a “shellacking” in the midterm election. But not from the people who voted. And in a sense, the pundits and prognosticators are maybe half right. The president and his party were sent a...Read More

Disillusionment & Consequences: Moving Equality Forward After Setbacks

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 12, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Now that a little time has passed after the midterm elections, it's time for us to pick ourselves up and figure out how to move forward in a very different political climate. There has been much talk about voter disillusionment...Read More

JC Leyendecker, I Love You and Your Work

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | November 12, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I celebrated beefcakes like Ricardo Montalban. Today, I'd like to turn the clock back a bit further to shower some praise on famed advertising artist JC Leyendecker's breathtaking illustrations. Anyone who's familiar with my work knows I have a...Read More

Susan Sarandon, Joy Behar, Michaelangelo Signorile discuss "tranny"

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

Susan Sarandon likes the word "tranny" and thinks GLAAD shouldn't be criticizing Glee's use of it (no word on what she thinks about Glee censoring the word "transsexual"): Sarandon, who starred in the original film version of the musical, defended...Read More

The Message of the Catholic Bishops: "It Should Not Get Better."

Filed by Father Tony | November 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Well I've looked about and I've googled and I've asked folks who might know. Just as I suspected, there don't seem to be any "It Gets Better" videos by Roman Catholic bishops or by diocesan priests. I've seen one video...Read More

Ten Little Suffragists: Suffrage memorabilia at Bryn Mawr

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

Thanks to a friend, I was directed to this sobering 10-card series of anti-suffrage propaganda (early 20th century), which manages to cram infinite sexist insults into its cutie-pie illustrations. You can see the full set of cards at Bryn Mawr's...Read More

Back In Power, Republicans Reclaim Anti-Gay Marriage Mantle

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | November 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

With the rise of the Tea Party and fiscal conservatism, I truly hoped -- and believed -- that Republicans had moved on from divisive culture wars. I sincerely thought the days of forcing gay marriage bans was in the past,...Read More

Celebrating the veterans of another kind...

Filed by R Conrad | November 12, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

"We Oh shoot girl, no you didn't!? Could it be that young queers in some of the most militarized school districts this country has ever seen are sick and tired of military recruiters lying to them about careers in the...Read More


Filed by Michael Buckley | November 12, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day: Answer Any or All! YAY! 1. Confess to something!!! #confessiontime 2. What PISSES YOU OFF?? #thingsthatpissmeoff BONUS: I am always accepting SONG REQUESTS!!! HA! *************** We play the Trending Game, I open gifts you...Read More


White House asks top court to allow gay dismissals

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"An immediate court-ordered repeal of the statute would risk disruption to military commanders and service members as they carry out their missions, especially in zones of active combat." Neal Katyal, United States Acting Solicitor General...Read More

HRC Staff and Interns: It Gets Better

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 12, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

HRC Staff and interns remind Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth that even when life seems its worst, IT GETS BETTER....Read More