February 23, 2011

What The Obama Administration's Decision on DOMA Means

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Alex reported earlier today on the big news about the Obama Administration's announcement that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in court, and that it believes that statutes discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation should be...Read More

Educate Me

Filed by D Gregory Smith | February 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I love my life. It sometimes seems that I'm a magnet for fascinating people; I know so many whose stories and attitudes have shaped my life for the better- some of you are reading this right now, and believe me,...Read More

The Midlife Calm of Gregory Kabel

Filed by Father Tony | February 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The quality and sound of a man's laughter often disclose more about him than do the words he offers. Some men laugh only on cue but probably never when alone. Some laugh hysterically at a world they define as beyond...Read More

Justice Won't Defend DOMA; Obama Holds Sexual Orientation Discrimination to Higher Scrutiny

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

All during the Smelt brief drama in the summer of 2009, certain former lawyers on the internet kept on saying that the Justice Department didn't have to defend DOMA because Barack Obama had already said that DOMA was unconstitutional. That...Read More

Hawaii Civil Union Bill to Be Signed Tonight; Different-Sex Couples Included

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | February 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The modern era of the movement for access to marriage for same-sex couples began in Hawaii in 1993. Of that there is no doubt. That year the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional...Read More

Female Wrestling: 1900 v. 1950s

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 23, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Two photos, 50 years apart, beginning with this ca. 1900 images of the wrestling Bennett Sisters:...Read More

A Brief History of Equality California and LGBT Rights

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 23, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

EQCA History Part 1: Introduction Saturday night, Feb. 12, 2011, supporters of the statewide LGBT lobbying group Equality California gathered in the grand rotunda of San Francisco's City Hall for the annual Equality Awards. This year EQCA honored two...Read More

Mainstream Coverage of Gay Cruising Misses the Point

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

WBTV in Charlotte, NC, noticed that there was gay sex going on in their town. Outrage ensues (text version at link): Here's the title of the story: Internet Site Links Charlotte To Gay Sex The silliness of this report obliges...Read More

Game On: Spaulding to Expose NC 'Family Values' Hypocrites

Filed by Bil Browning | February 23, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday contributor Michael Hamar posted that he was joining in my quest to discover the dirty secrets behind hypocritical "family values" legislators in his home state of Virginia, last night brought us another convert to the cause. After North Carolina...Read More

Civil Rights Under Attack in Washington State

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 23, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Recent budget cuts have resulted in a disturbing developments that will directly harm the LGBT community. I met with Charlene Strong this weekend to discuss her concerns as the Human Rights Commissioner. She shared the message with you on her...Read More

Lady Gaga Saves the World from Target

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Gag: "That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I've ever had in a business meeting," Lady Gaga said. "Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin...Read More

Who Will Take Home an Oscar this Sunday?

Filed by Mark S. King | February 23, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Exact science? Hardly. But I do have a knack for predicting Oscar trophies (and cleaning up in the Oscar pool) when I set aside my personal preferences and use common sense. Get out your cheat sheets and get ready for...Read More


Why Scott Brown Voted for DADT Repeal

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm in the military, I'm still serving. I'm a lieutenant colonel. There are gays in the military, and when they come home injured or dead, I don't ask if they are gay or straight....All the leaders said -- and I...Read More

Gay Final Fantasy Ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A couple of cartoon gay twins in an ad for Final Fantasy. More history here....Read More