April 23, 2012


Live Blogging RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4: Episode 13 The Final Three

Filed by James Holmes | April 23, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Heya folks. We have reached the end. We are down to our final three queens, and I will be here live to watch it with you. Read More

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Women & LGBT People Under Attack: 1930s & Now

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 23, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Though I rarely offer comparisons between events transpiring before and during the ascension to power of the German Third Reich with resemblances to contemporary United States, I am haunted by certain parallels that demand expression. Read More


Gender Diversity, Scapegoating & Erasure in Medicine & Media

Filed by Kelley Winters | April 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The media erupted after psychiatrist Robert Spitzer rescinded his controversial claim that conversion therapy can change sexual orientation in gays and lesbians, but that's only half of the story. Shifting stigma from one oppressed class to a more oppressed class is not real change.Read More


Antigay Christians vs Kids in NC's Amendment One Fight

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 23, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Antigay Christian leaders are silent on the harm the initiative would have by recognizing only heterosexual marriage as legal in the state - something these Chad Griffin/Mark Armour-produced TV ads with real people for the Protect All North Carolina Families campaign underscore.Read More


Gotye Hates on 'Glee'

Filed by James Holmes | April 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Remember a few weeks ago when Blaine of Glee broke up with his brother with a rendition of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know"? While we may have swooned over the siblings' crooning, turns out the original artist was less that pleased. Read More


Even in Failed 'Worldwide March,' Grassroots Effort Finds Seeds of Success

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | April 23, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

What if they gave a "Worldwide LGBT Equality March" and no one came? Well, they gave it, few showed, and now it's time for Monday morning quarterbacking.Read More


Celebrating Safe Space at the 'Rainbow Reception'

Filed by Adam Polaski | April 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Next month, when I graduate from Ithaca College, I'll walk across the stage and receive my diploma wearing my cap, my gown, and something extra: my rainbow cords, a gift from the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services at Ithaca College.Read More


Teddy Bears Are Masculine [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

We've talked before about the absurdity of exclusionary rhetoric on hookup apps and websites, but this Grindr user takes the cake. Maybe if these sexually prejudiced guys opened their boundaries a bit, they'd find someone for longer than a one night hookup.Read More


French Elections: LGBT Rights Could Be Coming Soon to France

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

The French Socialist party is capitalist in ideology but has kept its old name even as it moved to the right. Consider them the French equivalent of American progressives, along the lines of the Congressional Progressive Caucus with a few mainstream Dems thrown in.Read More


No Room for Obama's Silver Spoon

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"He had no room for a silver spoon in there [because] he was stuffing his face with dog that he hunted and killed and skinned and barbequed himself because it was illegal in Indonesia." -- American Family Institute jackass Bryan...Read More

First North Carolina TV Ad Drops

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

North Carolina's first television ads against the proposed marriage equality amendment aired last night. This one focuses on how the amendment would invalidate domestic violence law if the couples aren't married. Another ad focuses on a child losing healthcare...Read More