03 Jul 2011

The Tears Of Unfathomable Sadness

My friend Rich Murray, activist with Queer Rising happened to be in the galley of the New York Senate during the vote for marriage equality. He got the opportunity to snap this photo of Bryan Brown of National Organization for Marriage weeping as the gays were rejoicing.

02 Jul 2011

DOJ Argues Against Motion To Dismiss DOMA Challenge

Chris Geidner at Metro Weekly has a report about a move the Obama Department of Justice made yesterday. The DOJ filed a brief arguing against the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's request to dismiss the constitutional challenge of the Defense of Marirage Act, brought by Karen Golinski and Lambda Legal

01 Jul 2011

Social, Fiscal Conservatives In GOP Split On New York’s Marriage Equality

While the conservative faction of the Republican Party is busy rending its garments over the four GOP turncoats in the New York Senate that made marriage equality possible, some in the GOP have adopted a wholly different attitude. A top GOP operative in Neveda has suggested Nevada Republican party should

21 Jun 2011

GOP Senator: Passing marriage equality is the most important thing I could do.

  New York Republican State Senator Jim Alesi got a warm reception at a marriage equality rally in Albany today. The recent convert to the “full equality now” camp explained he’d lost some friends over his decision to support marriage equality. This was met with a scattering of boos and disapproval. 

13 Jun 2011

Tracy Morgan Talks to Russell Simmons About “The Incident”

Tracy Morgan spoke to hip-hop record producer and strong LGBT ally Russel Simmons in this interview here. Russell:  Having fought for decades for the gay community in their struggle to be treated fairly and with dignity, I think you know you crossed the line.  However, I know you…I know you

13 Jun 2011

Roland Martin Spews Bullsh*t Defense of Tracy Morgan

On Friday, CNN news correspondent Roland Martin posted an essay that defended Tracy Morgan. It was posted at 7:55 pm, hours after the comic had repudiated his own hateful words by saying, “…even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context.” Roland

10 Jun 2011

PFLAG Reacts to Tracy Morgan’s Apology.

I'm glad to see PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays weigh in on the Tracy Morgan incident. His thoughts on parental reaction to a child coming out seemed to place it squarely in their purvey.  While parents stabbing their children for coming out is rare, violence is less

10 Jun 2011

Not Funny, Tracy Morgan

Comedian Tracy Morgan and star of NBC's 30 Rock is currently under fire from allegations he launched into an over-the-top homophobic rant while performing in a club in Tennessee. Update: Morgan Apologizes To be clear, I did express it’s healthy to be skeptical to the credibility of a Facebook post

09 Jun 2011

Julian Bond, Ted Olsen and David Boies Remember Loving Vs. Virginia

From Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus, NAACP  and Advisory Board member, American Foundation for Equal Rights, group behind the Federal Court Constitutional challenge of California's Proposition 8: This Sunday, we celebrate the 44th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court’s decision that that struck down laws that forbade African Americans

09 Jun 2011

Obama’s Future Win Will Come Too Late

Wednesday, Freedom to Marry released a video produced in partnership with In The Life Media telling the moving story of Cristina Alcota and Monica Ojeda, who, though legally married, face deportation or separation because the Defense of Marriage Act denies married same-sex couples immigration protections. (The video has also been