Tuesday, January 31, 2006
(Link) Years after her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. died, his wife continued to keep the dream alive for the rest of us: "I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people."
Monday, January 30, 2006
(Link) After 30 years of effort (and being blown off by several previous governors) Washington state's anti-discrimination bill becomes law. Now you can be fired solely because you're a crap employee -- not because you're "different."
Friday, January 27, 2006
(Link) We all knew about the queer Arabic linguists getting booted out despite being desperately needed. Now we discover life-saving medics aren't important either if they're LGBT. Apparently beggars can be choosers after all.
(Link) Already spreading to three cities, Alpha Chi Upsilon is a social organization -- which means you don't have to go back to university to enjoy the Sapphic sorority experience. Wow, but that just sounds hot, doesn't it?
(Link) Knowing that it's nearly impossible to boycott all Microsoft products, Reverend Ken Hutcherson is now pushing a stock dumping scheme in hopes of crushing queer-friendly companies. Future News: Bulk up your retirement fund with the Nasdaq/NYSE Half-Price Sale!
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
(Link) Remember the Alambama judge who brought the religious loonies out of hiding with his demands that a huge monument featuring the Christian Top Ten is a-okay as courthouse decor? He's back and rallying the faithful against same-sex marriage. Yeehaw.
(Link) After struggling half her life to accept her sexuality, Betty Berzon spent the rest of it helping others. Among her accomplishments: the books "Permanent Partners" and "The Intimacy Dance", co-founding the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center and convincing the American Psychiatric Association that we're not crazy after all.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
(Link) Backed by an exhaustive list of corporate sponsors, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gears up for the annual recognition ceremony of who's made us proud this year. And yes, The L-Word and Melissa Etheridge made the list.
Monday, January 23, 2006
(Link) Circuit court sides with nine same-sex couples denied marriage certificates: "Although tradition and societal values are important, they cannot be given so much weight that they alone will justify a discriminatory statutory classification."
Friday, January 20, 2006
(Link) Atlanta's fabulous femmes are staging the year's big event next Saturday -- the Mafia Masquerade, complete with belly dancers, DJs, drag kings and hotties galore! Need another reason to attend? Two words: lapdance auction!
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
(Link) A proposal to ban gay marriage in Florida isn't getting its biggest boost from the radical right. The big cash injection is coming from the Republican Party, who clearly know the threat of equality for homos will get Bubba out to the polls.
(Link) When a 17-year-old already admits she likes girls and writes in for advice on how to handle an extreme crush, does she get advice on handling the crush? Of course not! These wise heteros tell her to "just ignore it" because it's "experimenting."
(Link) The same pastor who convinced Microsoft to buckle last year (causing Washington state to lose a gay rights bill by one vote) has called for a nationwide boycott of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Nike and other companies with gay-friendly policies.
Monday, January 16, 2006
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
(Link) A unanimous County Board of Supervisors vote put Paula Aboud in the District 28 State Senate seat left empty when her predecessor ran for higher office, beating two straight guys who were also vying for the job. You go, grrl!
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
(Link) How serious is Cher's lesbian daughter about joining the B-List Celebrity Circuit? She's putting her house through a makeover show, too! Says Chastity, "Somebody said that the deck should just be burned and kind of intimated that it wouldn't be a problem if the rest of the house went either."
(Link) Concerned Women for America have discovered the next threat to America: Barbie! By asking children who visit Mattel's Barbie website to say if they're boys or girls, the doll responsible for all our body image issues is creating gender confusion! Which leads to homosexuality! Oh noes!
Monday, January 02, 2006
(Link) Even though Ford backed down on a decision not to advertise in queer mags, the damage may already be done -- and spreading to other companies. Would you buy a product from a company that just might cave in to the anti-gay crowd?