February 10, 2011

Strong Stuff

Filed by Anthony Carter | February 10, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

When I was ten, Tanya Nelson repeatedly tortured me by jabbing me with a compass. She sat behind me and constantly tormented me along with others for being a sissy. I took the abuse. I learned to tolerate it and...Read More

Australian TV Station Cleared of Charges in Homophobic Bathhouse Sting

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last May a TV news station in Australia staked out a bathhouse and taped transport minister David Campbell leaving. Gay blogs in America were calling it "Australia's George Rekers," even though no one could really show any reason to believe...Read More

Another Congressmember with Zipper Itches: Republican Chris Lee Resigns

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 10, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Rep. Chris Lee, (R-NY) who was elected to Congress in 2008, resigned Wednesday afternoon after the website Gawker posted a story that included email exchanges and a photo Lee allegedly sent to a single 34-year old woman he found on...Read More

Haitian Vodou and the Acceptance of LGBTQ Identities

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | February 10, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In celebrating Black History Month is year, I want to lift up our West African ancestral religious contributions. One of them for me as a lesbian, is the contribution of Vodou. As one of the religions brought to the New...Read More

The Good Die

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 10, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The good die and the assholes live, a colleague said to me yesterday. So painfully true. I think about my sister every day. She is in my thoughts, always. In my dreams, she is smiling and happy. I can't shake...Read More

Dr Phil Doesn't Want 'Confused' Boys to Play with Girls' Toys

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I don't particularly like Dr. Phil's brand of pop psychology, which is more focused on being normal than it is on being happy. No matter how many times he asks "How's that working for you?" it's fairly clear that he...Read More

Interview with Comedian Erin Foley: We Talk Buttered Rolls, Twitter and PR

Filed by Leone Kraus | February 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I always love meeting comedians. To me, they're like really funny public relations representatives who have to market themselves and communicate in a way that both engages and attracts an audience. This includes their skits and communications via their social...Read More

Canada's Trans Rights Bill C-389 Passes

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 10, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bill C-389, an Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression), passed at Third Reading, on a vote of 143 for to 135 against. Third Reading took place nearly a month sooner...Read More

Rancho Bilerico: The Latest Houseguest

Filed by Bil Browning | February 10, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Since we've moved to DC, Rancho Bilerico has become quite the popular place. While we had a few regular friends that would swing through Indianapolis and crash in the spare bedroom, it's nothing compared to the action our couch is...Read More

San Francisco to Advertise Female Condom to Gay Men

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The ads themselves haven't been released yet, but the Bay Area Reporter is reporting that the city of San Francisco will start a campaign for the female condom (also known as the Reality condom) for men who have sex with...Read More

Egypt: We Should be Celebrating

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 10, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Egypt is a multicultural, diverse population. It is one of the oldest cultures in our world today. Egyptian culture has six thousand years of recorded history. Egypt has the highest number of Nobel Laureates in Africa and the Arab world....Read More


Rhode Island Compromise on Marriage Looks Familiar

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There seems to be an issue with a word and I want to make sure there is equality. If we're hung up on a word, let's use a different word." --Rhode Island Rep. Karen MacBeth, a conservative Democrat, on the...Read More

Adam Sandler's Transphobic Joke

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Adam Sandler tells David Letterman that he has a transgender housekeeper to have "another penis in the house." Sigh....Read More