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  • What Can Stop The Gay Bashing In The MIlitary?

    The Associated Press reported today that another gay service member was abused by the military across several years of service to his country. Petty Officer Third Class Joseph Rocha, a sailor trained to work with military dogs in the Navy's anti-terrorism...
  • New DOJ Brief Defending Constitutionality of DOMA in Gill v. OPM

    The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, has filed its motion to dismiss in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, Case No. 1:09-cv-10309 (JLT) (U.S.Dist.Ct., D. Mass.), the constitutional challenge to Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage ...
  • Cafferty: When DeLay Goes to Prison They Can Show His Dancing Video to the Inmates

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  • Dancing with Redistricting

    Former bug exterminator and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay - under indictment as one of America's most corrupt politicians and author of a brazen GOP redistricting scheme - did a sparkly-vested, animal-print cha cha on "Dancing With the Stars" last night...
  • Gays Losing Value to “Value Voters”?

    If you paid attention to the “value voter” summit over the weekend you’ll have noticed that the right wing base hasn’t changed all that much. They want a religious zealot like Mike Huckabee to be the President of the United States and they still c...
  • Census: 150,000 Gay Marriages Reported

    Nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage relationships last year, many more than the number of actual weddings and civil unions, according to the first U.S. census figures released on same-sex marriages....
  • The Last Time Right-Wing Hatred Ran Wild Like This a President Was Killed

    That being John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down in Dallas, of course. I've been thinking a lot of Kennedy and Dallas as I've watched the increasingly violent rhetorical attacks on Obama be unfurled. As Americans yank their kids of class in order to save ...
  • Gay Boys in Oil City: The Fight For LGBT Rights In Rural America Is Far From Over

    Forty years ago, the Stonewall Riots sparked a revolution in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) rights in the United States. Since then, gays and lesbians have seen laws passed across the country protecting their right to work, to associate fre...
  • Coburn’s Chief Of Staff On Keeping Kids Away From Porn: ‘All Pornography Is Homosexual Pornography’

    At the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit today, FRC Senior Fellow Pat Fagan, Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding and Michael Schwartz, the chief of staff for Sen. Tom Coburn, held a discussion on “The New Masculinity.” Schwartz...
  • Mike Rogers: The Man Who Outs Closeted Right-Wing Politicians

    Mike Rogers talks to Greta Christina about why it's important to report on the secret sex lives of gay conservatives who are in bed with anti-gay forces....
  • Obama Recognizes Health Care Nightmares Faced By Gays And Lesbians

    When President Obama wanted to single out Americans whose problems illustrate shortfalls in the health care system, he invited Easter Spencer to sit in the first lady's box for his high-stakes address to a joint session of Congress. ...
  • Christian Nationalism: The Darkest Side Of Religion

    Christian nationalists are theofascist bigots, in the truest sense of those words. The real question that needs to be addressed is “Are Christian nationalists a time bomb waiting to explode?” Christian nationalism. What is it? In her 2006 book Kingdom...
  • Bill O’Reilly Wants a Public Option

    Bill O’Reilly says of the very public option that makes his Foxy friends’ heads explode: “I want that. ... [I]f the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.” Quick,...
  • Teabaggers Think the Public (Transit) Option Inadequate

    Let me get this straight. Thousands of teabaggers take Washington, DC public transit -- let's call it the public option of transportation -- to their 9/12 protest....
  • The Respect for Marriage Act of 2009

    Representative Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as lead sponsor together with more than 90 co-sponsors introduced H.R. 3567 in the House of Representatives.  ...
  • ‘Newlywed Game’ Goes Gay With Sulu

    Even as states and jurisdictions made gay and lesbian marriages legal, "The Newlywed Game" has played it straight — until now....
  • Unregulated Capitalism and Christian Fervor: Report from the 9/12 Rally at the Capitol

    Comparing Obama to Hitler and Al Qaeda, and claiming to be agents of God, protesters in Washington—supported by a coalition of conservative Christian groups, as well as pharmaceutical lobbyists—raise the bar on unreasonable discourse....
  • Gay Marriage: Already At Work Destroying Heterosexual Marriage

    My coworker, K, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl six weeks ago. She brought in little A to meet the office the other day. ...
  • Are You Married?

    That is a question that will be asked on the 2010 US Census and it you’re heterosexual it’s a pretty easy question to answer. But not if you are a same-sex couple. ...
  • Sex Comes For the Archbishop: Rembert Weakland’s Unflinching Memoir

    Rembert Weakland is a Catholic progressive, a Benedictine monk, and a former Archbishop. His new memoir tells the story of a career marked by good work, pastoral advocacy, and the public scandal of a gay love life....