January 17, 2011

MLK: Bayard Rustin's Partner Speaks

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today's must-read Martin Luther King Day article is penned by none other than Bayard Rustin's partner, Walter Naegle. Rustin was the openly gay adviser to Martin Luther King Jr who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Nine days after the...Read More

ENDA Is Dead: Bury It and Move On

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 17, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Babs Siperstein is a member of the Democratic National Committee, co-chair of the National Stonewall Democrats' Federal PAC Board and Political Director of the Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey. Attending the signing of the legislation that...Read More

NOM: Obama Is Sabotaging the DOMA Cases

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last week I posted about the Justice Department's non-substantive defense of DOMA. Perhaps it's not the worst defense they could be providing (they could have just not appealed the ruling), it was legalistic and avoided most of the substantive arguments...Read More

Wyoming Honors MLK Day By Debating Marriage Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

While Martin Luther King Jr is being honored today for his work on behalf of equality and civil rights, the Wyoming state legislature has decided to take a remarkably different approach to justice. They will be debating a bill to...Read More

One for Marriage: Vintage Magazine Cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 17, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Another amazing cover from the iconic ONE magazine. The year is 1953, and the topic - even then - was marriage rights. If anyone owns a copy of this issue or remembers its content, please let us know what gay...Read More

Would We Be Calling Martin Luther King a Civil Discourse Nut?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 17, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I wrote a five-post series on King's Stride Towards Freedom last year Four facts I didn't know about the Montgomery bus boycott, Gay is not the new Black: Why replicating King's strategies won't work for the contemporary queer, Nonviolence: It's...Read More

Martin Luther King Day: What's Love Got to Do with It

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 17, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Today we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and commitment to non-violent transformation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend," and, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only...Read More


Hatred Paralyzes

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." --Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....Read More

Chris Colfer's Acceptance Speech at the Golden Globes

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 17, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Chris Colfer talks about bullying at the Golden Globes during his acceptance speech....Read More