24 Jun 2013

Anti-Gay Group Posts Their DOMA & Prop 8 Reactions Before SCOTUS Has Ruled

The nation remains in suspense as another Monday has passed without the release of opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court on the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases.  The anti-gay group Family Policy Institute of Washington is done with waiting, apparently, because it has already posted three responses to the unreleased

24 Jun 2013

Hate Group Wants Congress to Investigate the Southern Poverty Law Center

Last week, I received the following money plea email from the Family Research Council: The secret is out. The Obama administration has joined forces with perhaps the most anti-Christian organization in America today — the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). By making reckless accusations against those who stand for biblical

22 Jun 2013

Pam’s House Blend segment on Melissa Harris-Perry is up…

Wow – now this is really a “we’re not worthy” moment. Received a call from the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC on Friday. She is going to do a feature on the close of Pam’s House Blend at the end of the show on Sunday. (Of course with my luck

21 Jun 2013

Here’s a milestone – Disney Channel to feature two-mom family on kid series

Disney’s already been boycotted (unsuccessfully) by the professional anti-LGBT crowd, so The Mouse House is likely ready for the explosion from the fringe any moment now as the channel plans to feature its first two-mom family on its children’s show Good Luck Charlie. (Via Mombian): TV Guide reports that the episode involves

21 Jun 2013

Police use Taser on unarmed, nude child with autism wandering on highway

This is madness. I haven’t posted a Taser piece in a while, but this abuse of the “non-lethal” shock device is outrageous. Since when is an unarmed, naked child on the side of the road a threat to a law enforcement officer? This occurred in Ashland, Oregon, where motorist Adam

21 Jun 2013

Religious right promises to throw a hissy fit if the Supreme Court rules against DOMA, Prop 8

Several religious right groups have signed a statement of resistance should the Supreme Court rule in favor of marriage equality. But if you ask me, I have no idea what the hell they are threatening to do: As Christian citizens united together, we will not stand by while the destruction

20 Jun 2013

Steven Thrasher: ‘Master Bedroom, Extra Closet – The Truth About Gay Marriage’

Ace scribe Steven Thrasher — who was named Journalist of the Year in 2012 by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association — knows how to get a rise out of readers with his stellar work that often explores race, class, and LGBT issues. Blend readers may recall his epic piece

20 Jun 2013

Will there be a black vs gay Prop. 8 meme redux, or will the work building stronger coalitions prevail?

I recall all too well the conflicting feelings I had on election night 2008 — Barack Obama was elected as the first black President of the United States, and enough California voters cast ballots to pass Proposition 8, intended to “protect” marriage from gays. The despair turned into rage by

20 Jun 2013

Pray-away-the-gay group Exodus International is shutting down

The organization that came to symbolize the toxic, dangerous “pray-away-the-gay”/reparative therapy movement is biting the dust, according to its head, Alan Chambers.  He (finally) admitted that he still has same-sex attraction urges and recently apologized for the harm his work has caused the LGBT community (though he still personally believes

20 Jun 2013

A chat with Michelangelo Signorile about the end of the Blend

On Tuesday I went on the Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio to talk about the upcoming close of the coffeehouse on July 1. I am honored to call Mike — a legendary LGBT activist and journalist — a dear friend and he’s been a big booster of