05 Jul 2009

Mental Junk Drawer #3- FOOD et al.- Open topics

So I'm browsing the overnight and early morning comments in the Blend this morning and a fellow Blender wakes it up by saying he's going to some diner or another, presumably in North Carolina. In spite of the modest portions of BBQ that I ate yesterday, I developed a sudden

02 Jul 2009

Barack the Wilsonian?

I was at my activist meeting the other day when one of my activist buddies showed me an interesting snippet from a Woodrow Wilson speech.  The speech was given at a women's suffrage meeting in 1916.I wish I had noted the book that I copied the speech (simply for proper

27 Jun 2009

Parents and Kids of Nettelhorst Elementary School to March in Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Coming next to a NOM video near you? Parents and kids of Nettelhorst Elementary School will march in Chicago's Gay Pride Parade tomorrow. From the Chicago Tribune: “We've never had a grammar school, or a school for that matter,” said Richard Pfeiffer, who has coordinated the parade since 1974. “The

23 Jun 2009

Heterosexual Privilege- Some Talking Points

Lately I've been tossing this word “hetero privilege” when I am in online and face-to-face conversations with people. But to be honest, hetero privilege is something that I know when I see but I can't quite define it. I do know that the level of ignorance and denial in the straight

17 Jun 2009

The Official White House Guide to the Gay Community for Dummies

NOTE FROM PAM: I'll be offline a lot of the day, but I look forward to seeing your suggestions here. One thing this admin can and should do pronto is renounce the DOMA brief's homophobic arguments. Ok, I have to work it out the best way I can. Obviously, the

16 Jun 2009

Jared Polis Releases Statement On DOJ Brief

I was shocked and disappointed to learn that President Obama chose to defend DOMA in federal court, especially given his campaign promise to call for a full repeal of DOMA. My sadness turned to outrage when I read the Justice Department’s brief that not only defended this hurtful law but

31 May 2009

Questions of Power

Last week I found myself caught up (yet again) in a Huffington Post thread that quickly devolved into a sick, sick blacks vs. gays thread. Usually, when that happens, I tend to leave the thread but this time I asked to questions that I will ask here: Why is that

29 May 2009

A Question About Article 1 Section 7.5 of the California Constitution

If the ballot initiative to overturn Article 1 Section 7.5 of the California Constitution (it's no longer “Proposition 8”) is successful, does that mean that the CASC's decision in In Re: Marriage Cases automatically becomes the law?

02 Apr 2009

Iowa Rules on Same-Sex Marriage 8:30am Friday. 4/3/09


15 Mar 2009

Houston: We have a problem

One of the only groups that showed an increase in voting for the Republican Party  the 2008 election cycle was GLBTs. The 27% of the GLBT vote that went for the McCain/Palin ticket has been cited as further evidence of racism in the GLBT movement generally, and in GLBT voting patterns