20 Feb 2009

US Signs on to UN Declaration for Decriminalization of Homosexuality

One of my hopes for the mythical “first 100 days” of the Obama Administration has been the realized. Yesterday, the US joined the contingent of nations (mostly in Europe and South America) took the floor in support for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality. This from the UN Dispatch: Well, that was

16 Feb 2009

T.D. Jakes Issues Statement on Son’s Arrest

I just glanced over on Towleroad and noticed that Bishop T.D. Jakes has issued a statement on his son's arrest for flashing his wee-wee to 2 Dallas undercover cops in a public park. The statement reads:  ***FULL TEXT of BISHOP TD JAKES STATEMENT regarding SON'S ARREST*** As parents, we occasionally feel

14 Feb 2009

BREAKING NEWS- 7 Arrested in Chicago Valentine’s Day Marriage Equality Protest

I just received a phone call that seven people were arrested as part of a civil disobedience action at the Cook County Vital Records Bureau in downtown Chicago in protest of marriage inequality. As I played a small role in both the civil disobedience action and the accompaning protest by Join the

10 Feb 2009

Gay Marriage Bill Filed in Illinois

The fundies will be coming for us here in Illinois. Springfield, Illinois) Openly gay state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) has filed legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry in Illinois. The bill is slated for discussion Tuesday in the Youth and Family Committee and a large number of gay and lesbian

02 Feb 2009

New Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman comes OUT!

New Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman has now come out in a profile published in the Chicago Sun-Times. Here is some biography: “Huberman was born in Israel to a family with Holocaust survivors on both sides. When he was 5, his family moved from Israel to Oak Ridge, Tenn.,

27 Jan 2009

I Am Starting to Feel Sorry

for Ted Haggard, honestly. What I see is a man who is clearly hurting, who even now does not say that he is cured. Yes, I do see someone who struggled in much the same way I did. (And continues to struggle) Of course, I came on up out of the

16 Jan 2009

LGBT of Color at Highest Risk in Schools

I am not exactly sure what all I need to do to get this on the front page, but this is from a study reported at 365gay.com. It documents the experiences of over 2,000 LGBT middle and high school students of color who were African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, and multiracial. The