The beating of a gay man in Georgia gave us some feelings about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and pervasive homophobia in the military. Plus, gay men still can’t give blood, the 16-year-old sailor has been found, culture wars are here to stay, and a lesbian cop is suing the NYPD for sexual harrassment.
Lady Gaga talked to Larry King and it was kinda awkward, kinda fun. Plus, Racialicious takes on SATC2, Marie Claire France has women with real curves, Charlotte Church lost her husband over a gay smooch, and Tila Tequila is even worse at life than usual.
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the DADT compromise. The House is expected to make a vote on the legislation tonight or Friday.
Lt. Dan Choi shares his feelings about the DADT compromise and announces a controversial hunger strike, which we have a lot of feelings about. Also; VFW refuses trans member, Elena Kagan gets Sandra Day’s support and India aims to prevent gay & lesbians from using surrogate parents.
GetEqual interrupts Obama’s speech, again. Closing arguments for the Prop 8 trial will be heard on June 16, but will there be cameras? Also, a behind-the-scenes look at trans rights advocacy in Washington, Clayton McKleskey of The Dallas Morning News wants to know if we can stop talking about gay stuff yet, and more on college courses on gay marriage (or, as we like to call it, ‘marriage’).
Sara Isaacson came to school on her ROTC scholarship before she realized she was a lesbian. But coming out has cost her $80,000 — ROTC wants her money back. In 2002, the same thing happened to a girl that I once knew — who I learned today is still fighting against DADT in unexpected ways. A look at how much things have changed, and how much they have stayed the same. Also, do your hobbies make you gay, a good day to love gay men, and meet Chris Pureka!
Jenna Bissell is being discriminated against in the fifth grade because she has two moms. Happy Mother’s Day! Also, Iowa hates gay campers, David Dean Bottrell hates Setoodeh’s Newsweek article, and important historical milestones for gays in Lithuania and the Philippines.
The long hard march towards a DADT repeal continues, as do the chained-to-the-white-house-fence arrests — and Defense Secretary Gates saying repealing DADT would be a bad idea. Also, potential progress for gays in immigration reform and Olson and Boies get the shoutout they deserve!
Lt. Dan Choi, along with five other veterans and GetEqual protesters, had a lot of feelings yesterday. Obama’s speech is interrupted by “hollering” gay activists. Is this a defining moment for the gay rights movement as activism takes a new turn? Where does the good go? What do you think happens next?
Obama responds to DADT protesters interrupting a recent speech, Dan Choi has chained himself to the White House fence again, and we don’t know how to feel. Plus, an Arkansas judge has overturned the law banning adoption by gay or unmarried people, two men are being held in the death of a gay professor, and gay divorce is the flipside of the gay marriage fight.
Everyone still has many feelings about Elena Kagan & Elena Kagan’s potential sexuality and we’re here to tell you about them. Also Conservatives have A LOT of feelings about radical ‘Amerophobes’ taking over SCOTUS. Also, DADT stories get shared, bigots get invited to dinner, we’re not sure how to feel about the GOP in Massachusetts, and elderly couples are cruelly separated by the courts.
Sinead O’Connor speaks out about the Pope’s crappy apology, Maureen Dowd thinks women could fix this shit & people freak out about gay bunkmates in war but ignore alarming sexual assault statistics against women. Also; more new headlines on Church scandals, DADT, and a controversial film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Also, discrimination and the census, and a look back at Christine Daniels’ life and death.
Some are ‘worried’ that extending family health care under Obama’s plan to 26 year-olds will encourage ‘slackers,’ many more find this safety net ‘awesome.’ New provisions will make it harder to kick gays out of the army ’cause of DADT (like your ex-girlfriend can’t do it for revenge, etc.) while they decide what the f to do long term. Also; the redacted memo, web 3.0, prom in New Orleans? & marijuana legalization on the ballot.
A ruling is made in the case of Constance McMillen and the heteronormative prom and Newsweek interviews Dan Choi about his new radical stance on political action. Prop 8 opponents have to give show the other side internal emails and memos, which could push back the verdict on the Prop 8 trial. Also: two Malawi men arrested for getting engaged go on trial soon, and Lambda Legal is challenging for same-sex marriage in NJ.
Dan Choi was arrested at the White House today after he chained himself to the White House gates to protest Don’t Ask Don’t Tell during an HRC Rally. Oh, and Kathy Griffin gave a speech and made some jokes.
Get a sticker and queer the census, or go without education and health care. Just saying, it’s up to you. Patraeus says the time has come to repeal DADT. Also; just like kids in middle school, more and more seniors are daring to come out as queer or trans. Even more legal analysis of the Prop 8 trial and what it all means! Plus, a lesbian couple was granted a marriage license in CA because of regressive gender laws, and you can get married at Mt. Everest!
Gay people, especially lesbians of color like Jene Newsome, continue not asking or telling and being discharged anyways — and sidenote, Rapid City has a significant history of racial discrimination. J. Crew has discriminatory hiring practices, Elton got a death threat, gay men may or may not be able to give blood eventually, New Hampshire is standing for marriage equality, and the Paycheck Fairness may be able to make a difference for working women and their families. Also, Jon Stewart explains it all for you.
New Virginia AG doesn’t waste any time in office trying to make gays really pissed at him, but at Liberty University students are lovin’ the Creationism 101 discussion. The Denver Archdiocese doesn’t want kids of the gays in their schools, but there are some Catholics who are down with equality. Westboro Baptist Church is going to the Supreme Court. Plus, kerfluffle in Virginia, some tips for the census, and another blow to DADT.
General Petraeus doesn’t care if you’re gay, hater gets hated on at CPAC 2010, Martha Coakley is done with DOMA, and marriage rights are getting people angry in Lisbon. Also, gays are gaining ground in Texas, and should gay news media stay objective on Prop 8? Also, see how Stephen Colbert prepares the Olympic Gay Pride House for their guest appearance!
According to the pro-DADT “logic,” there’s really no reason for lesbians to get kicked out. A straight male tells Autostraddle his opposition to DADT. Also; anti-homophobia ad hits production snag and The Lunar New Year’s gay inclusion.