January 11, 2011

Virginia freezes ADAP enrollment

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Virginia announced that they're freezing enrollment in the state's ADAP program, a move that'll keep most people to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS from being added to the medication program and will move a bunch of people already in the program...Read More

HRC's SF 'Action Center' is Now Just a Store

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: From San Francisco, Guest blogger and advocate Michael Petrelis reports stories the mainstream media choose to ignore. Michael has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, ABC News, and National Public Radio. He has been quoted by The New...Read More

Crosshairs or Surveyor's Symbol? You Decide

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

OK. I have at least a couple of posts about the Tucson shooting that left six dead and Rep. Gabriel Gifford's in critical condition. I might even finish writing one of them before the story is no longer news. (But...Read More

Help Yourself: Vintage how-to guides

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 11, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Two funky old self-help guides from the 1950s. Interesting to see the built-in gender assumptions. Catering to gender insecurities about masculinity (real men have deep voices -- though why the women are studying the same skill leaves a modern person...Read More

Watch: Ricky Martin gays it up for newest music video

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

I get really tired of hearing celebrities complain about how coming out destroyed their careers. Chely Wright is complaining that her album sales dropped in half after coming out. Poor Rupert Everett can't get a gig in the movies anymore....Read More

Teacher has advice on coming out

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

An article from a lesbian middle school teacher in California discusses coming out in school. This teacher decided to let her students have some Q&A time with her about her sexuality, only to be told in advance not "to tell...Read More

Showtime's 'Shameless' Gay Character Says Being Gay is a 'Choice'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 11, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Wrap has an interview with 17 year old Cameron Monaghan who plays a gay teenager on the new Showtime series "Shameless." The hour-long Sunday night drama, produced by John Wells, takes a gritty look at a near-poverty working class...Read More

Violent Rhetoric: Compare and Contrast

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

There've been quite a few people drawing connections between this weekend's tragic attempted assassination of Rep Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and the violent rhetoric that's been coming out of various rightwing fundie radio programs, TV shows, and politicos. After the jump...Read More

Fixing the problem - not the blame

Filed by Ricci Levy | January 11, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Enough. Seriously. Enough. An insane young man walked into a store and attacked human beings. Each of the human beings, those wounded physically, those wounded emotionally, and those who died, are (and were) individuals with individual stories, but first -...Read More

Passport application forms amended, re-amended

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Last week the State Department announced that applications for passports wouldn't ask for information about people's "Father" and "Mother" anymore, but instead ask about "Parent 1" and "Parent 2." It makes sense, and not just for same-sex couples raising children,...Read More

Trevor Thomas to leave SLDN for Equality Matters

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Trevor Thomas, Communication Director for SLDN, announced yesterday that he would be leaving his position with the group in late January. Thomas also worked for HRC's communications staff but left the group over a difference in opinion over the direction...Read More

Country Singer Chely Wright: "Coming Out Hurt My Sales"

Filed by Toshio Meronek | January 11, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Last April, People promised to reveal a country star's big gay secret on Cinco de Mayo. All the pop culture blogs played the guessing game. That star turned out to be Chely Wright, who wasn't really known to people outside...Read More


Fred Karger on gay ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"That's code for homophobia. I'm going to send him a letter and ask that I be included, and I'm going to look to the FEC to see what the rules are." --Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger, on being banned...Read More

Scott Lively coffee shop

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Scott Lively has opened a coffee shop for high school students. This report doesn't get into his more extreme views, like that the Holocaust is the gays' fault....Read More