What a year it wasWho Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were three major federal trials (four, technically -- but two were sorta merged in Massachusetts), promises ... More >>
LGBT Advocates Blast Special Interests' Campaign To Intimidate Judges NationwideThe huge shift to the right in yesterday's election probably doesn't bode well for any LGBT-friendly legislation coming down the pipeline. But perhaps the harshest rebuke of those who support LGBT rights came from Iow ... More >>
Dating material perhaps. But you want to marry this? The Week In GayHave you noticed that the midterm election is around the goddamned corner? If your home is like mine you shovel 10 pounds of crap out of the mailbox and into the recycling bin every day; you have stopped answering the phone altog ... More >>
The developments in the ongoing saga that is Don't Ask Don't Tell - the
ban on gays in the military - occurred faster than the depletion of Meg
Whitman's bank balance this week.On Monday, Judge Virginia Philips heard from both sides on her decision from a week ago that DADT was unconstitutional ... More >>
It's okay! Andrew Miller is married! The Week In GayThe biggest news this week is the new term I learned: Cocktober! Isn't that terrific? How have I lived on this planet for multiple decades without ever referring to this month as Cocktober??It's adorable, I tell you. And you'll never ... More >>
The Week In GayWho says creativity has died in the city that brought us the beat generation (as a matter of fact, Howl -- a story about Allen Ginsburg falling in love -- opens today in San Francisco) and the flower children? Don't forget who built this damn city, people! Two of San Francisco's bl ... More >>
Is pink the GOP's color after all? The Week in GayRepublicans are much more entertaining than Democrats, don't you think? They make the most outlandish and flamboyant statements without a hint of irony about the incredible insincerity of their positions. Democrats usually just bite their lips wai ... More >>
Photo illustration | Audrey FukumanRight-wing loons likened Judge Vaughn Walker to a porn impresarioU.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker's decision overturning Proposition 8 is, by the reckoning of most sensible observers, a masterpiece of judicial prose and reasoning. As such, it has been ... More >>
Gabor GardonyiGlory, glory hallelujah!
Today, Judge Vaughn walker drove a stake into the heart of Prop 8. And then he pounded the stake with a sledge hammer. And then he jumped up and down on it.Victorious lawyers Ted Olson and David Bois summarized Walker's decision at a press confere ... More >>
Romance blooms in the desert -- betwen Dan Choi and Harry Reid. Uh-huh. The Netroots Nation annual conference took place last week in Las Vegas. What is the Netroots Nation annual conference? It is a gathering of progressive bloggers who seek to learn from each other about strategies to influence ... More >>
This week, let's check in on the heterosThe National Organization for Marriage is on a month-long, 23-city tour in the U.S. to promote heterosexual supremacy. During the tour, NOM is depicting itself as the victim of a campaign similar to the one they are engaged in to marginalize and defame LGBT ... More >>
In Argentina, homosexuals can now tango and marryThis week Argentina's senate voted 33 to 27 in support of marriage equality and now it's legal down there. Frankly, I don't know a lot about Argentina. Apparently, it's winter there now. Isn't that fascinating?
You'll still have to stay in the closet for now, sailorThursday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that claims to repeal the ban on gays serving in the military (Don't Ask Don't Tell). But the details of the bill reveal that the policy is not really repealed and it won't be unt ... More >>
Which ineffective politician would Harvey donate money to? Everybody knows what today is, right? Harvey Milk Day Eve!! Get ready to have trouble falling asleep tonight and prepare for visions of trod-upon dog poop (Harvey's legislative legacy) to be dancing in your head.
Speaking of Milk and hi ... More >>
Uppity Fag has his eye on the one on the bottom left...Late yesterday afternoon President Barack Obama signed a mandate that extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex couples in hospitals throughout the country.
While some may hail this as a victory for gay rights, the bot ... More >>
A blogswarm was launched on March 18 to encourage the community to contact Nancy Pelosi's offices about her lack of effort behind the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
In addition to the pressure on the phone lines, her offices in D.C. and San Francisco were visited by ... More >>
Bad day for cake yesterdayFor those who support same-sex marriage, yesterday's defeat in Maine was both a head-scratcher and a stomach-punch. The "No on 1" campaign was well-run, well-financed, not hamstrung by, say, the mayor of Bangor crowing about "whether you like it or not," and a huge perce ... More >>
It's been a downward spiral for the beleaguered Miss California, Carrie Prejean. During the interview portion of the Miss USA contest, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton asked Prejean about her thoughts on gay marriage. Prejean replied that "...marriage should be between and man and a woman. That's how ... More >>