19 Oct 2010

If The Military Wants Me To Help With LGBT Education, I’ll Enlist

Via the New Civil Rights Movement, video of Dan Choi (r). Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs.  Today, in compliance with the Don't Ask Don't Tell injunction, the Pentagon has guided recruiters to process applications for applicants who admit they are openly gay or lesbian. That means that right now, I should

14 Oct 2010

President Obama Can’t Talk About Gay or Trans Folks With Conviction, And Other Bluffs

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs . At an MTV Town Hall this afternoon, President Obama answered several questions about the LGBT community, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and bullying/cyber-bullying. It was full of spin and a complete lack of conviction about the LGBT community. Not only was it as if he just learned

05 Oct 2010

Common Enemies: Muslims and the LGBTQ Community

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs  Joe Erbentraut has a piece up on EDGE looking at the relationship between the Muslim community and the queer community. The piece poses the question of whether the LGBT community should defend (or ally) with the Muslim community, and ultimately answers that we should: As gay

04 Oct 2010

Beyond Vigils: Ending Bullying At All Levels

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs This week, a lot of folks are in recovery mode. Justin Aaberg, Billy Lucas, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Tyler Clementi, Raymond Chase, Cody Barker, Tyler Wilson, Chris Armstrong… the list of recent names is short compared to the many that go unreported. This spate of harassment

29 Sep 2010

Navigating the Schism in the LGBT Movement

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs.(A follow-up post addressing HRC's response can be found here.) I first wrote about the schism in our movement back in March, but an extremely thorough piece on Congress.org paints an updated picture on where things stand through the lens of DADT repeal. I, personally, have been

27 Sep 2010

Conservative and Gay: Not Hypocritical, But Not Healthy Either

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs Here's your quote of the day, courtesy of the queen of the GOProud Homocons, Ann Coulter: Marriage is not a civil right. You're not black. I found it odd that in Politico's coverage of this weekend's GOProud gather that it would suggest that Coulter's "presence marked

24 Aug 2010

Catholics for Equality: Laudable, Laughable, or Simply Oxymoronic?

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs  This week, a group called Catholics for Equality officially launched. Catholics for Equality empowers pro-equality Catholics to put our faith into ethical and effective political action on behalf of the LGBT community and their families. Something about "pro-equality Catholic" just doesn't sit right with me. There's

20 Aug 2010

Someone at HRC Needs to Take a Psych Class, and Stat!

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs [Update: Michael Cole, HRC's Press Secretary, said today that Target and Best Buy would be removed from the Buyer's Guide: Because we understand the impact of leaving Target and Best Buy on the various products associated with the Buyer’s Guide, both companies will soon be removed

18 Aug 2010

What The White House Whine Says About The LGBT Blogosphere

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs Last week, Brian Bond (White House liaison to the LGBT community) met with state-level LGBT equality organizations. At one point, Morgan Meneses-Sheets of Equality Maryland urged that we need the President to support full equality, full inclusion on ENDA and marriage. Bond agreed, but expressed frustration

11 Aug 2010

The (Apparent) Power of the Word “Cowardice” (And Why I Write Critically)

Crossposted on ZackFord Blogs Yesterday, I used the word "cowardice" to describe my interpretation of Equality Pennsylvania's decision to not counterprotest the National Organization for Marriage and to do discourage others from counterprotesting as well. From my point of view, it was an accurate word to use. The definition is