30 May 2008

Jesus Wept

I came across an interesting news story on the BBC’s website the other night. Stan Brock is like a 21st-Century Florence Nightingale. He started a charity – Remote Area Medical (RAM) – more than 20 years ago to bring relief to those cut off from healthcare. Originally it was to

01 May 2008

Lesbian? Not unless you’re in Greece.

Some Greek citizens are trying to change the term lesbians to only apply to people from the Greek island of Lesbos. The group of concerned Lesbians  has even taken the case to court in Greece, to decide if LGBT groups there can use the term Lesbian, or if it can

12 Sep 2007

Hate Speech, Hypocrisy, and Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin’s in trouble once again for something she said, which doesn’t really come as a surprise. What is surprising in this case is the reaction coming against her latest remarks during her acceptance speech for her recent Emmy win. [Entertainment Weekly] A lot of people get up here and

21 Aug 2007

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Rally

This just reminds me that while LGBT rights have a long way to go in the US, we certainly have it better than some of our family around the world. Under pressure to relax their anti-gay laws, many Ugandans came together at an anti-gay rally in the nation’s capital. The

30 Dec 2006

An Open Letter to Peter LaBarbera

Note: After reading a post about Autumn Sandeen, I got the general impression that Peter LaBarbera spends at least some time reading the goings on here at the Blend. Since this is the case, I wanted to write an open letter to him, just to give him some insight as