February 25, 2011


Queer Music Friday: Natalia Zukerman

Filed by Leone Kraus | February 25, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last summer, I had the pleasure of interviewing folk singer, Natalia Zukerman on how she uses social media to stay connected with her fans while on the road. A lot has gone down since we last spoke. Earlier this year,...Read More

Mitchell Out As Stonewall Dems Chief?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Washington Blade is reporting that there are questions about whether Michael Mitchell will continue as the Executive Director of the National Stonewall Democrats, the organization created in 1999 by, among others, Rep. Barney Frank. The group describes itself as...Read More

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist's Sites

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

There's nothing that Westboro Baptist fundies like better than seeing their names in lights. Eariler, the fake church put out a fake statement claiming that the hacker consortium "Anonymous" had threatened to take down their websites. Anonymous responded by saying...Read More

Why Didn't the Holder Memo Happen Sooner?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

To get an idea of how sudden an about-face the Holder Memo earlier this week was, here's a judge who just heard Justice Department lawyers arguing that DOMA is perfectly constitutional in December, who doesn't know what's up with the...Read More

EQCA History Part 2: MECLA, Alice and the DNC

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 25, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

It may be hard to understand now, but until the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, most LGBT people didn't identify as "a people," a "minority" or even as "a community" with a shared history, dreams and common problems. There had...Read More

Maryland Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yesterday afternoon the Maryland Senate passed a marriage equality bill which now goes on to the House of Delegates for approval. The bill's fate in the House isn't as certain as it was in the Senate. One sponsor has dropped...Read More

High School Column Calls for Death Penalty for Gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

A high school column in Kansas that seems to call for the death penalty for gay people has a school under fire and has started a debate on the limits of free speech in high school publications. Here are the...Read More

Should Cruising Be Considered an Unacceptable Risk?

Filed by Anthony Carter | February 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I was 36 the first time I had sex in public. I had no idea this was an option. I kept hearing Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in my head, "How long has this been going on". I truly thought...Read More

As She Was: Mystery Celebrity Photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 25, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

When an icon releases private family photos...well, how could I resist? See if you can guess who this adorable tot is: Maybe this photo of her in her teens will help:...Read More

Indiana LGBT People Stand With Labor Protestors

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Frequent commenter (and all around nice guy) Rick Sutton is the head of the Indiana Equality Action. Yesterday, he stood at the podium in the Indiana statehouse to address the gathered throng of union members protesting the Republican attempt to...Read More

Senator Patty Murray Announces her Support for the Repeal of DOMA

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 25, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I was at the Greater Seattle Business Association Business (the GSBA) and Humanitarian awards dinner on Thursday night. I am on the board, and this is one of our annual dinners where we recognize business and community leaders for their...Read More


Hyderabad Gays Protest Anti-Gay Sting

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We are calling for a boycott of the news channel after they telecast a program 'exposing' gays in Hyderabad. They logged into a gay dating site after creating a profile and shared a few profiles on television, in what they...Read More

NOM Releases Video on Chicago Church Protest

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

NOM releases a boo-hoo video over the gay protest of the Catholic Church in Chicago....Read More