February 17, 2011

You Are Beautiful: Pass It On

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I've had to deal with so much muck and nastiness today as I sort through all the gossip about the Indiana legislature, that I feel we need to end the day's posts on a high note. You're beautiful. Pass it...Read More

The Case Against LGB Military Recruitment

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Kenyon Farrow responds to those, like Dan Choi, who say DADT repeal is a way to end economic inequality: The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans reports that about one-third of all homeless people in the US are veterans, but about...Read More

Video: The Egyptian Revolution on Twitter

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is a fascinating video that's an animated visual of tweets surrounding former Egyptian President Mubarak's resignation. It's an amazing look at the power of social media and how news spreads virally now. (Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan)...Read More

CPAC and the Trouble with True Believers

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Covering CPAC was like stepping through the looking glass. It was like a lot of political conferences I’ve seen, just with the context flipped. Usually, these conferences are mix of pragmatists ans true believers. Ideally, that blend yields a message...Read More

Don't Wear an American Eagle Shirt for Your Yearbook Photo

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Why shouldn't you wear an American Eagle shirt for your yearbook photo? I'm sure it's obvious to this kid now... (Hat tip to Queerty)...Read More

ACLU Wants You... to See if Your School Blocks LGBT Websites

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 17, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The ACLU is calling on all high school students to see if their schools are illegally blocking LGBT websites. The ACLU got LGBT sites past Tennessee school filters last year suing, and now a Virginia high school student sent them...Read More

LCR Will Seek Equal Protection for LGBT Servicemembers

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Much of Monday's eQualityGiving.org-sponsored conference call on Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal focused on the issue of why and how the non-discrimination provision was taken out of the original DADT repeal bill. The consensus answer was that it was done...Read More

Pioneering Facts of Life Star and Disability Activist Comes Out

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | February 17, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Ever wish that smoldering Jo Polniaczek on 80s sitcom The Facts of Life was a dyke? Well, keep wishing. But the show's recurring guest star Geri Jewell has come out as a lesbian in her upcoming memoir, I'm Walking as...Read More

Hawaii Legislature Passes Civil Union Bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 17, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Hawaii's senate passed a civil unions law last night, which heads to a supportive governor now: The Hawaii Senate approved the proposed law by a vote of 18-5, sending it to Abercrombie for his signature. It had earlier been approved...Read More

Digging: Your Assistance Requested

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

My phone has rang off the hook since I put up my call for dirt on the Indiana legislators who voted in favor of a marriage discrimination amendment. I heard about naked pics, illicit affairs and kiddie porn. I'll only...Read More


The Time For Nice

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The time for nice is over. They stole marriage from us in California. They took away our rights in Maine. Enough is enough. If they want to, are willing to, rip our families apart - and they already have -...Read More

Gay Kiss-In in Beijing

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

Gay and lesbian activists crashed a kissing competition in Beijing, only to see it canceled, so they protested instead....Read More