March 7, 2011

Deconstructing the Angry West Hollywood Election

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 07, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

For some long-term West Hollywood residents, there has never been as nasty a campaign season as the one leading up to the Tuesday, March 8 election for three seats on the West Hollywood City Council. Unsubstantiated allegations of corruption and...Read More

Anti-Gay Bullying: One Mother's Letter to President Obama

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

As The Advocate and other news outlets have reported, President Obama - who I often refer to as our faux fierce advocate in the White House - will be holding an anti-bullying conference on March 10, 2011. The Advocate notes...Read More

Rhode Island Congressman Now Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | March 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Check out this public letter Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin published in the Providence Journal over the weekend. While he didn't support marriage equality previously, he's changed his position. For many years, I supported civil unions as a reasonable way...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 38

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Hey Betches! We're back this week bringing you the latest queer comic book news! This week we talk about the neew Daken: Dark Wolverine, X-Factor (and Shatterstar's increasingly nuanced sexuality), House of Mysteries, Astonishing X-men, No Ordinary Family (and it's...Read More

The "Gay Imam"

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I get a lot of emails from friends who know that I love to read all sorts of things, but don't have a lot of time to search for it myself. One of my friends looks at websites from the...Read More

Trans Prisoners Gain Rights in Germany, UK

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

New guidelines on how to deal with transitioning in prison were handed down by the Ministry of Justice in the UK: The document says: "An establishment must permit prisoners who consider themselves transsexual and wish to begin gender reassignment to...Read More

Former Godfather Pizza CEO to Run for Prez?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 07, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

How cheesy is this? Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather Pizza, is exploring a presidential run on the GOP ticket. Cain has caught the attention of conservative activists influenced by the tea party movement who aren't bothered by candidates...Read More

A Day in the Life of a Real State Worker

Filed by Don Davis | March 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

What with all the attacks on labor in states like Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, and Wisconsin, there has been just so much misunderstanding out there these past couple weeks about what things are actually like for state workers. Are the...Read More

How Discharges Will Happen Post-DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 07, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Here's a preview for what life will be like in the military for LGB soldiers. Stephen Jones is being charged with "deriliction of duty" for the incident described below: According to the Navy's investigative summary of the episode, the trouble...Read More

DOMA & the Death of My Beloved Partner

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Ted Hayes is a retired chemist, Baptist minister and Doctor of Counseling. He was recently featured in D. Gregory Smith's post, "Educate Me." There is cause for a great deal of rejoicing these days. The Obama...Read More

Turn of the Century Butch: 19th Century Photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 07, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Two fascinating photos, dated 1890, from a private estate sale. Presumably a bunch of 19th century misses that had a fun costume party, but do I sense a special tenderness between some of the couples! Photos like these pose so...Read More

New Free Legal Resource for LGBT Families

Filed by Nadine Smith | March 07, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

For LGBT Floridians looking to navigate the legal landscape, Equality Florida is providing a free legal guide created in partnership with Carlton Fields, one of Florida's premier law firms. The Equality Florida Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families...Read More

Log Cabin Republicans Support DOMA's Constitutionality

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Log Cabin Republicans, who are challenging the constitutionality of DADT in court, apparently support the constitutionality of DOMA. My guess is if Obama, two years ago, had said he wouldn't defend DADT in court the LCR would have...Read More


Donald Trump Is Against Gay Rights

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"At of this moment, I would say no and no." --Donald Trump, on whether he supports any rights for same-sex couples...Read More