On one of the last straggling days of summery skies and subsequent sunburns, Equality Across America lured queer freedom fighters, the out & proud, the ambitious allies and the hungover & downtrodden to Washington, D.C. for The National Equality March for GLBTQ rights.
Somewhere between 20,000 and 200,000 gays & supporters marched on Washington on Sunday — a commentary roundup. Also; speeches by Lady Gaga & Cynthia Nixon (and Gaga’s HRC Dinner performance of “imagine,” a bus breakdown derails Chicago marchers, black people feel left out of gay rights agenda, and the haters hate back.
Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize after only nine months in office, surprising everyone in the world including him. Lesbians suffer more under DADT, and the possibility of gay marriage in D.C & New Jersey.
Skyler James grew up believing that joining the military “was the best thing you could do to make your parents and your country proud.” Now 21, James was denied the DADT discharge she expected and wants you to know the true story of her appeal to Canada for asylum.
Only four days left to make dramatic statements about Obama’s HRC speech on Friday! Stories of gay Iraqis escaping to New York to avoid getting beaten, tortured and killed at home. Anderson Cooper tries to get Elaine Donnelly to make a good point for DADT and stop talking over Dan Choi. And HAVILAND’s new column!
This just in: Obama to deliver speech to room full of gay people. What are you gonna do without Conde Nast’s parenting, wedding, and gourmet cooking advice? Autostraddle can help. Also; Lady Gaga endorses the National Equality March and Illinois introduces gay marriage bill.
Thursday was a big day for gay marriage, as a Texas court ruled in favor of gay divorce and Nevada began issuing domestic partnerships. Haviland guest-blogs for NOW, DADT repeal is thrown out there, and it looks like the NFL might be getting more accepting.
A sad ending to the heartbreaking case brought against a Miami Hospital from a lesbian mother who, along with her children, was denied visitation as her partner of 18 years died alone. Also, the entire cast of Hair is going to be at the National Equality March, are you? It’s not Loloapalooza though FYI, Cleve Jones says so.
Churches love/hate us, Mormons have signs for us, Jersey wants you to have a chance to vote against us, and Dan Choi is on NPR’s THE MOTH!
A Boston College professor is in trouble for using his creds to spread hate in Maine’s Protect Marriage campaign, but FoxNews gets the headline wrong. Also, Montreal’s oldest gay bar closes its doors, Ann Coulter is an idiot, and a coming out week billboard gets vandalized.
In South Africa, a mixed verdict for murdered lesbian soccer player. A sexual harassment case is considered “hot” ’cause it’s girl-on-girl. Anti-gay judge confirmed. John Stewart is funny about gay porn.
Baby, sometimes love just ain’t enough.
Is Archbishop Tim Dolan really ‘the archbishop of charm’? If being gay and having a short temper are similarly conquerable “character flaws,” how many Hail Marys do we have to do if our short temper and our homosexuality combine to make us want to throw this guy’s Jameson in his face? (Or just drink it)
From now on we’ll be having the Daily Fix in three parts! This is News & Politics. Today, a music prodigy who performed at the Sydney Olympics is jailed for a sexual affair with a female student, a lesbian Mom wins in court, Obama is anti Patterson and Serbia’s gay parade is totally f*cking canceled.
On October 11th the gays will gather in Washington to demand “equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.” But not everyone thinks the march is such a good idea. We look at that marches we’ve done before, the one coming up, and offer our endorsement.
Lindsay Lohan goes out, Samantha Ronson goes out, they do not go out together. Ellen is getting sued. In San Francisco, girls are playing soccer in clever costume. Vampire Diaries flashers. Jodie Foster breakup rumors. Do you know where your girlfriend is? NSFW Sexy Sunday Funday
To shed some light on DADT as it relates to gay women, Autostraddle has been fortunate enough to snag an interview with Lissa Young, an insanely intelligent, aware, reflective and accomplished woman. Lissa graduated from West Point in 1986.
Check out Girldrive (the book trailer), That’s What She Said (the comedy team), The Life of Harvey Milk (the movie), Self-Made Man (the book) and upcoming seasons of Heroes and Top Chef!
“What I do not enjoy is people saying a woman marrying a woman will lead to a woman marrying a dog. I do not want to marry a woman. I am very little and she would crush my bones.”
“It took me a very long time to come to terms with what I felt for girls. Not because of my own religion, but because of the religion and judgment of others, and because growing up in such a small town greatly limits what you see as viable options for yourself.”