May 20, 2011


Queer Music Friday - Phranc

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Phranc is a folk/punk singer/songwriter who performed transparently queer music in the 80's in southern California. This is "M-A-R-T-I-N-A," and it's still hilarious. Here she is in a Dutch documentary singing about why people shouldn't wear swastikas (which was a...Read More

Rick Santorum Doesn't Know The Meaning of 'Personal'

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | May 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Rick Santorum has some nerve! The former Pennsylvania Senator and super long shot presidential claimed this week that he's not a homophobe, and anyone who says otherwise is just "personalizing" a political debate, which is a bizarre statement, because all...Read More

FOX News' Medical A-Team Attacks Chaz Bono

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Building off of Austen Crowder's post earlier today about how right-wing media is taking up Chaz Bono's increased visibility, we have yet another violently transphobic statement from Dr. Keith Ablow, member of FOX News' "Medical A-Team." FOX News published the...Read More

Republicans versus Democrats

The Difference between Republicans and Democrats Is Dead Real

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 20, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Michael Mitchell is the Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats. "There's really no difference between the Democrat and the Republican candidates." It's an all too familiar comment I hear around election time. While it would be a gross...Read More

Gay Man the Right Loved to Hate Leaves Education Department Job

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kevin Jennings is leaving the Department of Education to work for a nonprofit: The Be the Change nonprofit announced today that Kevin Jennings, currently serving in the Obama administration's Education Department as the assistant deputy secretary and the head of...Read More

The Gay Agenda, and the End of the World

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | May 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I was on the phone with one of my lay leaders talking about the congregational meeting one of my parishes is having next Sunday. We hashed out some details and were about to hang up when he asked me,...Read More

Trans Visibility Sparks Right-Wing Blogosphere Explosion

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 20, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

They say that no press is bad press, and Chaz Bono's making lots of press. The good news? He's using his fifteen minutes to plant discuss the need for protection and understanding. (He's also pimping his book, but how can...Read More

Gallup: Majority Support Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Gallup joined several recent major polls in finding that a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage OutletWhenFavorOppose APAugust, 20105246 Wash. Post/ABCMarch, 20115344 CNNApril, 20115147 GallupMay, 20115345 Well, that question is settled. How about some polling on LGBT anti-discrimination legislation, which...Read More

How Radical Christianity Destroyed My Traditional Family

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 20, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I'll be live-tweeting the #rapture this Saturday. Or for part of the day, at least. We'll also have a house to clean, because hey, life goes on. I do want to make clear, though, that I'm not mocking all Christians...Read More


ESPN Host Comes Out

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Are we ready to have our sports information delivered by someone who is gay? Well we are gonna find out. Because for the last 16 years, I've been living a free life among my close friends and family, and I've...Read More

George Takei Lends His Name to Tennessee Gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

George Takei takes on the "Don't Say Gay" bill in Tennessee by giving everyone his name....Read More