March 13, 2011

Comment of the Week: Darren Cohen

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

In Joe Mirabella's post on the horrendous events in Forrest City, Arkansas, in which 25-year-old trans-woman Marcal Camero Tye was found dead in Forrest City, Arkansas, after being shot and dragged by a car, Joe wrote about the apparently improper...Read More


Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Call it nepotism if you like, but I wanted to use my temporary editor powers to make you all aware of a project my cousin Leilah Weinraub has been working on called "SHAKEDOWN." The film chronicles the day-to-day lives of...Read More

"The Gay Gene Will Not Protect You"

Filed by Yasmin Nair | March 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the wake of Lady Gaga's new song "Born This Way," there have been several online discussions about the worth of arguing whether queers are biologically determined or not. I think it's a pointless issue. Whether or not science supports...Read More

Invisible at Death

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 13, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Death Certificates in Washington State do not count gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people, and Washington is not alone. There is not a single state in this country recording this data. This is problematic for several reasons. For example: Local,...Read More

LGBTQ Mentorship Program - DIY!

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

So last Wednesday I had four coffee dates. The first at 10AM was with a 42-year-old graduate student, who recently admitted to himself his attraction to other men, and is looking for guidance through the coming out process. The next...Read More

Coming Out in Wisconsin

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Ryan Biava is a PhD Candidate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a founding board member of Equal Rights Washington. [Disclosure: He is a member of the Teaching Assistants Association, a public-sector union affiliated...Read More

Same Sex Sunday

#SSS LGBT Youth, Immigration Equality Reform & Montana Queer Politics

Filed by Phil Reese | March 13, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

This week Joe and I are at the Haas Jr. Foundation LGBT writer, journalist and blogger summit in San Francisco California, however we wanted to share a few special interviews this week while we're away. This weekend we will be...Read More


Pre-K Teacher on the Future of Wisconsin Schools

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Under Walker's budget, my school and all the other public schools in the state are facing drastic cuts. We could lose the arts. We could lose music. We could lose sports. And counselors. And librarians. Custodians. Secretaries. School nurses. Field...Read More

PS22 Chorus Sings "Firework"

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here is a super cute clip of the PS22 Chorus, a fifth-grade glee club from Staten Island, NY singing Katy Perry's "Firework" to promote their appearance at the Oscars earlier this month! Incredible!...Read More