November 10, 2011


Senate Committee Passes DOMA Repeal Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Respect for Marriage Act today. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act which bans same-sex marriages from federal recognition.Read More


Perry: Major GOP Debate Gaffe Won't End His Campaign

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 10, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Thursday morning, Perry told AP, "Oh, shoot, no,"when asked if the major gaffe would end his presidential run. "This ain't a day for quitting nothing."Read More


Time To Retire the 'Greedy Geezers' Myth

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 10, 2011 | 4:45 PM | comments

A report on wealth gap between younger and older Americans - which is being spun by the right as "proof" that we "spend too much" on grandma, at the kids' expense - is a reminder that what we're spending is keeping both out of poverty.Read More

Catholic Intellectuals See LGBT Church Equality as Inevitable

Filed by Father Tony | November 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Four conferences sponsored and hosted by Fordham University, Union Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School and Fairfield University may be remembered as extremely important in the evolution of the contentious relationship between the LGBT community and the Roman Catholic Church.Read More


New Equality MD Director Carrie Evans And Trans Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After last year's Maryland debacles and the Equality Maryland's organizational issues, which way should ED Carrie Evans go on trans issues?Read More


CONTEST: Yodeling Lesbian Twins

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today we bring you one of our oddest contest to date - and you'll want, want, want to enter this one.Read More


Oregon Abandons Marriage Equality Initiative for 2012

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 10, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Oregon was poised to be the first state to overturn an anti-marriage equality state constitutional amendment in 2012. Basic Rights Oregon sent an email to supporters announcing their plan to wait until they are ready to win.Read More


Kenyan Newspaper Cartoon Mocks Gay Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2011 | 10:15 AM | comments

After British Prime Minister David Cameron threatened to cut aid to nations that abuse their LGBT citizens, African nations have erupted in anger. Yesterday, The Kenya Star published this editorial cartoon mocking gay people and international pressure for basic human rights.Read More


Rikki Beadle-Blair: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 10, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Rikki is best know as screenwriter of the 1995 drama, Stonewall and writer-director of the hit British TV series, Metrosexuality. Read More


The Penguin Is Mitt Romney's Alter-Ego

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2011 | 8:49 AM | comments

"The Penguin is NO ONE'S favorite Batman villain. everyone loves The Joker, Two Face, Catwoman, Scarecrow... but no one ever cites the Penguin as their favorite Batman villain. And yet because he's a classic (and classy), they keep trotting him...Read More

Rick Perry Tries to Count to Three

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Watch as Rick Perry's alligator mouth gets his canary ass in trouble... He says he'll eliminate three federal departments, but then can only name two. I'd say this is "campaign ending," but w-t-f - Herman Cain's campaign is still...Read More