The Movement: January 2011

Hello! Can I Get a Movement Please!

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | January 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Workplace discrimination runs rampant in movement organizations at a local, state and national level. As movements become more professionalized over the past thirty years, the internal structures and policies of many organizations increasingly mirror the worst patterns of exclusion and...Read More

Gay-Accepting Christians Can Surprise You

Filed by Nadine Smith | January 31, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Below is a note from a friend who took a chance on his fellow church members. I found it fascinating and a reminder to engage in the daily activism of being ourselves everywhere we are. Well, it seems that 2011...Read More

Transforming Anger

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Alan L. Bounville is a full time graduate student studying theatre for social change at New York University and is one of the founding members of Queer Rising New York City, a direct action group fighting...Read More

The Black Civil Rights Movement Is Dying, Finally

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 28, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last week, Martin Luther King tributes were taking place across the nation. And the spirit of MLK and the courageous acts of our foremothers and forefathers of the civil rights movement are etched indelibly in many of our hearts. But...Read More

Reader Submission: British Bisexual Youth on Coming Out & Building Community

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I got an e-mail the other day from William Moreland, a British bisexual youth, who recently gave a really engaging speech about coming out and the LGBT community as part of TEDxYouthDay. When you think about the future of our...Read More

Taormino's Replacement Keynote Also Has Porn Connections

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | January 23, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

This story just gets stranger and stranger. After administrators cited her "significant online business in pornography and related material" as the basis of uninviting Tristan Taormino from the Modern Sex conference, the replacement keynote speaker is Charlie Glickman, an employee...Read More

SameSexSunday: The Rights to Work, Have Housing, and Love

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

There is still so far to go before they gay, lesbian, and transgender communities will have full equality under the law. How should we set priorities while Republicans control the House? Will Republicans offer some relief for the LGBT community?...Read More

Sex Conference Un-invites Keynote Speaker For Being Too Racy?

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | January 20, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Tristan Taormino was scheduled to keynote the upcoming Modern Sex conference hosted by Oregon State University, with a talk entitled "Claiming Your Sexual Power."This past Monday, January 17th, university administrators decided to refuse funding for her talk and the conference...Read More

Gay Marriage Reality Check

Filed by Monica Roberts | January 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Now that the DADT repeal has been signed into law, there has been chatter in GL world and the Gayosphere about shifting the positive momentum gained from the historic win to renewing the push for gay marriage.That would be a...Read More

On The Rebecca Juro Show this Week: Dr. Dana Beyer

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

On The Rebecca Juro Show this week: Dr. Dana Beyer, former candidate for Maryland State Delegate, transgender activist, author of The Silent T an op-ed that appeared in Metro Weekly on why DADT and not ENDA was passed into law...Read More

Segregation Is Part & Parcel of the LGBT Experience

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 18, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: In addition to being named one of AOL's "Top Ten Bloggers in Las Vegas", guest blogger Derek Washington is Chairman of Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada, the largest LGBT political organization in Nevada. He is also the New...Read More

Trevor Project Joins HRC In Milk's Camera Shop

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Trevor Project has officially announced that they will be joining HRC in establishing an LGBT action center at the site of Harvey Milk's former camera shop. The group will be operating a crisis and suicide prevention Trevor Lifeline call...Read More

Look Back: GetEqual's 2010 Accomplishments

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

While I've often been critical of GetEqual's tactics and strategy, even I recognize a damn good marketing video when I see it. Their new release looks back at all of 2010's actions and the pressure they put on elected leaders....Read More

The Rebecca Juro Show Returns Thursday, January 13th at 7pm Eastern with Guest Autumn Sandeen

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

UPDATE: Becky's producer, Michael Ferguson, tells us in the comment section that the show has been canceled tonight due to a serious case of the stomach flu. See the thread for details. -Bil Yes, at long last it's the return...Read More

Trevor Thomas to leave SLDN for Equality Matters

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Trevor Thomas, Communication Director for SLDN, announced yesterday that he would be leaving his position with the group in late January. Thomas also worked for HRC's communications staff but left the group over a difference in opinion over the direction...Read More

#SSS: A Look at 2011, the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell Signing, and GOProud

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 09, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Same Sex Sunday returns from our holiday break with an episode that you simply can not miss. First Phil talked with LGBT Public Policy Director of the ACLU Alaska, Shelby Carpenter and the Executive Director of the ACLU of Alaska...Read More

The Democratic Party's New LGBT "Equality" Agenda: Big Words, Short Arms

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's really interesting to see how mainstream cable newsmedia is lauding the Democratically-controlled 111th Congress for getting so much done. It's not entirely undeserved of course, but when one takes a close look at what actually did get done this...Read More

FCKH8: A good idea for a good cause?

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 07, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Is having children yell "fuck you" to people who are against gay marriage on recorded video exploitative of children? Is it helpful to our cause? Should LGBT youth organizations accept money from organizations or individuals who publicly promote under age...Read More

Future of LGBT leadership in Illinois Part I: Anthony Martinez

Filed by Phil Reese | January 06, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

This is the first in a series of interviews with both established and up-and-coming Illinois LGBT leaders in this period of transition for our state. Look for another one with Andy Thayer in a few weeks, and more to follow...Read More

Claiming Butch Identity

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | January 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

"So, are you going to transition?" It's the question I get a lot these days. Although I've been a butch since I came out at 18 (and, arguably, for years before that... see my toddler pictures), it has only been...Read More

Michael Bloomberg: It Gets Better, if you're rich

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Want to see an It Gets Better video from a complete tool? This could be the first one I've seen that plays the issues of homophobic bullying against queer youth homelessness against one another: "Always be ongoing"? "I know life...Read More

Were LGBT people really fine with Obama back in October?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I've stayed out of the "Obama totally sucks for not giving me my rights" camp, but this is ridiculous: In an October survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, 64 percent of self-described LGBT community members said they approved or...Read More

Gay Elf Says End "Discriminatory" Policy

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 04, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Note: In case you don't read The North Pole Gazette, here's a reprint of an important story that just ran in that fine newspaper. By Sven Laplander It's always quiet at Santa's Workshop in the first half of January. Santa...Read More

Female inmate housed in male prison sues

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 03, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

A woman in prison in Virginia is finally suing so that she'll be placed in a women's facility. She's been housed with men even though her birth certificate says she's a woman, she lives as a woman, a medical exam...Read More

Test your LGBTQ news knowledge: A 2010 quiz

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

After Bil and I put together our list of the top LGBTQ news stories of 2010, I thought it'd be a good idea to go back and remember of the less-noticed stories as well as some of the details of...Read More