Commentary: Apathy kills

The Tortoise and the Hare by Arthur Rackham

Dear LGBT community member, I need your help. Our community is so giddy with the recent gains in rights for LGBT people that we have taken our eye off the ball. We all remember the children’s story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise challenges the boastful hare to a race because he is [...]

Trans: A definition primer

Transgender Flag 1

Last week, I read the misinformed article by Jeremy Ogul in Gay San Diego entitled “One of the girls.” I immediately contacted trans-activist, and LGBT Weekly columnist, Autumn Sandeen to get her perspective about those in our community who are clueless about trans issues and seem to have no desire to learn. Ogul’s story was [...]

Despite federal order, Mobile County Probate Judge denies marriage licenses to same-sex couples


MONTGOMERY— Tuesday, Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis ignored a federal court order by denying same-sex couples the opportunity to obtain a certificate of marriage. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade again refused to issue a stay in her ruling which struck down Alabama’s discriminatory constitutional amendment, banning same-sex couples from marrying. Earlier [...]

Commentary: The man in the mirror

Elton John

This weekend Elton John weighed in on the controversial comments made by Dolce and Gabbana with respect to same-sex families. The pair reputedly said “We oppose gay adoptions. … The only family is the traditional one. … No chemical offspring and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be [...]

Oklahoma Pro-Conversion ‘Therapy’ Bill dies on State House floor

Sally Kern

OKLAHOMA CITY — This afternoon, a bill introduced to the Oklahoma State House by Representative Sally Kern that would legalize anti-LGBT therapy died without coming to a vote. The defeat follows months of extensive grassroots organizing by national and state organizations working in coalition to educate parents and families about the ineffective and harmful practices [...]

Delete Does Not Mean Delete


It is amusing to see the political chattering classes talk about the issue concerning Hillary Clinton’s email and where it was stored. While the requirement is that all government emails on any personal account are supposed to be uploaded to a government server for backup, history, and transparency because the majority of the emails will [...]

Just released: US trailer for Russell T Davies’ ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’ (VIDEO)


Banana – Banana – Logo TV Logo TV  have just released the U.S. trailer for the highly anticipated Cucumber and Banana drama series.  The two interlinked dramas from Russell T Davies (Doctor Who and Queer as Folk) are slated to premiere on Logo TV  Monday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET. The two interwoven drama series [...]

An open letter to the Log Cabin Republicans


Dear Mr. Angelo and Ms. Jester: As a leader and representative of a significant constituency of the LGBT community, I am writing to ask you to address some ongoing concerns with the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) and the Republican Party. Thank you in advance for your prompt response. First, the LGBT community is concerned about [...]

A bag of Skittles


Well the GOP has opened its first bag of Skittles for the 2016 election and it includes San Diegan Jacquie Atkinson. A bag of Skittles, you ask. Yes, a Skittle is a member of the LGBT community who puts their personal interest before that of the community as a whole. A Skittle is someone who [...]

Sexual transmission of HCV in gay men should not be a PrEP deterrent, say advocates

Sofosbuvir experimental (2013) hepatitis C virus drug, chemical

By Mathew Rodriguez From After two men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), clinicians at the center penned a letter to the editor of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases calling for routine HCV testing in gay men who are currently [...]

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