Working for LGBT rights here in flyover country…

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We've been doing a lot of blogging about LGBT issues at the national level, specifically ENDA and all the political schisms erupting here and elsewhere, but it's good to remind ...

The difficult discussions people don’t want to have

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I started out intending to do a short piece on this ridiculous incident in Louisiana about college students who thought it was knee-slapping funny to roll in the mud and play blackface ...

Bush’s miscreant rent-a-cops: Blackwater contractors canned for drugs, violence

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This is what happens when BushCo contracts out his military misadventures. Your tax dollars are being burned on this: Private security contractor Blackwater USA has had to fire 122 ...

NC Pride 2007 – fundies toot their horn (literally)

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Kate and I had a great time at Pride on Saturday. We marched with the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association, my former haunt, which is the host neighborhood for the NC Pride parade. ...

Senate approves expansion of hate crimes legislation

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The big hurdle facing hate crimes legislation in the Senate as been overcome. In a 60-39 vote to proceed to adoption, the Senate approved the Kennedy amendment which adds sexual orientation, ...

Focus on the Family lays off 30, moves 15 more to new jobs

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Oh my goodness! Flogging the gay boogeyman isn't filling the coffers these days. Time for a happy dance…MSNBC: Focus on the Family announced Monday that it is laying off 30 ...

Exposing the moral bankruptcy of the unraveling professional ‘family values’ crowd

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At the religious right's Family Impact Summit this past weekend, a brave woman took on the self-righteous, prevaricators at the event. Cathy James, a lesbian, who has a child and ...

With friends like these: David Duke on Jena

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Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke’s bank account must be low, so it looks like he’s appealing to the “lynch the Jena 6″ crowd for some scratch.  ...

Even worse than the “gay panic” defense

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The murder of Michael Sandy in Brooklyn last year was heinous. A group of thugs arranged on the Internet to meet him for sex, then attacked Sandy, who fled into traffic on the Belt ...
Police taser parties

Police taser parties

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Here we go again. Law enforcement inappropriately using a tool meant for use against violent out-of-control individuals. A University of Florida student was at an event where John Kerry ...
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