March 23, 2011

Gay-ish Ad for Mercedes-Benz

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is a strange ad for Mercedes-Benz. Like, does everyone stop and look at the protagonist because she's pretty and therefore can't be a lesbian? And why is she silent and nervous until she's saved by her knight with a...Read More

The Metaphor Trap

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Hugh Yeman is a redneck cursed with a modicum of intelligence. He enjoys hiking, beer, history and excluding the serial comma. Lately I've been running into a lot of metaphors relating to LGBT rights. I tend...Read More

Philadelphia Keeps Genders Separate on Bus Passes

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

When you buy a monthly public transport pass in Philadelphia, you have to choose if you want a boy-pass or a girl-pass if you're buying online. In person, the agent at the counter will judge for herself whether you should...Read More

Captain America Preview: Chris Evans Strips Down

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I've been a Captain America fan for the longest time and I'm definitely excited about the upcoming movie. I have a well-deserved reputation for almost always wearing a t-shirt and one of my favorites is the Captain's shield; it almost...Read More

Rebel With a Cause: Vintage Hollywood Photo

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

The one and only Eartha Kitt teaching the one and only James Dean some soulful moves. Check out the intensity of his focus as he follows her lead. Amazing photo ca. 1950s. via More

Dame Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Longtime gay icon and movie star Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79 in Los Angeles. Taylor died of congestive heart failure after being ill for many years. She was well-known in the LGBT community for her dedicated support...Read More

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Walmart Gets Better

Filed by Mark S. King | March 23, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Yesterday I had a conference call with Walmart PR manager Ravi Jariwala, and Crosby Cromwell, a manager for constituent relations. We discussed the fact that I wasn't able to use the word "gay" in my review on the Walmart web...Read More

Fred Karger to File for GOP Presidential Candidacy Today

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 23, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Los Angeles-based openly gay Fred Karger, a longtime Republican political consultant and a major thorn in the side of the National Organization for Marriage, announced that he will file paperwork seeking to be the Republican Party's candidate for President in...Read More

Indiana Senate Committee Passes Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

An Indiana state senate committee passed a marriage discrimination amendment this morning, moving the proposal one step forward to passage. The legislation now goes to the full senate for passage. The measure passed on a 7-3 vote. After every Fortune...Read More

Woman Prosecuted After Failed Suicide Attempt

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

An Indianapolis woman is being prosecuted for murder after an attempted suicide caused a miscarriage: David Rimstidt, chief deputy to Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, said the case was unique but the charges were appropriate given the facts. Shuai admitted...Read More

Lobbying Against Indiana's Marriage Discrimination Amendment: Newbie Report

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | March 23, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

A couple of weeks ago I attended a lobbying workshop presented by Indiana Equality Action, in which we learned how to address our legislators on the upcoming vote to embed marriage discrimination in the Indiana constitution. On Tuesday I drove...Read More

Rebecca Black Bullied On GMA

Filed by Michael Buckley | March 23, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato BFF Again?...Read More


In Little Towns

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In little towns, lives roll along so close to one another; loves and hates beat about, their wings almost touching." -- Willa Cather, Lucy Gayheart (Cather 1935, 167)...Read More


Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Denver is so ashamed of himself for getting in the kitty cat's treats! I'm going to cry!...Read More