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The Grammys, What Was Your Take?

I generally don't catch the award shows, but I finally figured out where CBS is on my basic cable TV (I've been planted on PBS for so long I don't know where to find anything else). ...

Open Thread: Happy Valentines Day

A concept to ponder for Valentines Day, vulnerability.   ...

Staying on Your Program When You’re Sick?

Since Tuesday I’ve been tumbling down the germy rabbit hole of a cross between a winter cold with a splash of flu-like symptoms. ...

Open Thread: Weekend Edition

Who is the best actress of all time? ...

Gaga Born This Way

Were you up at 6 am listening to the new Lady Gaga single, "Born This Way"? Neither were we, but here it is and it is all about the Gay:   ...

Toxic Is as Toxic Does

As I continue deeper and deeper into my journey toward health, I find myself learning about and ruminating on things that seem incredibly obvious. ...

Open Thread: Feb 11, 2011

Do you think GOP Congressman Chris Lee expected to get away with his Craigslist add? ...

Lesbian Tampon of Choice Canceled!

Why lesbians love non-applicator tampons we know not. ...

Holy Crap Gay Media Scandal!

Queerty has done an excellent job of digging into the Regent Media scandal (or scam as the case may be). ...

Open Thread: Naked Thursday

What is one book you are planning on reading this year? ...

More Cute Kids Doing Smart Things

When cute kids make more sense than adults... ...

Cute Kids, Gay Allies

Can someone tell these kids flash mobs are soooo two years ago? Just kidding, they're cute. ...

Open Thread: Feb 9, 2011

If there was one female action/superhero you could see in theaters right now who would it be and who would play her? ...

Beating the Economic Blues with a Little Help from Your Friends

Sadly enough, the home foreclosure crisis isn't yet over in America. ...

Scientologists Homophobic?

There are things I've said I'll blog about I haven't yet and blogs I've written I haven't posted yet. It's perverse. Welcome to the secret life of a writer. A constant battle of talent vs. lies. ...

Features

Happy Purim

I recently talked to Nikki Morse a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. ...

Open Thread: Weekend Edition

Who is your favorite person to follow on twitter? ...

Babydyke Drama Karma on Pretty Little Liars, We Give Emily Some Pointers & Props

So there’s this show on ABC Family called Pretty Little Liars. ...

Art Round Up, New York and Los Angeles

This week if you are in Los Angeles you must hit "My Taste in Men" by artist Onya Hogan-Finlay yet ano ...

Part Two: Literary Lez Heroines

As promised, I have created a list of literary heroines.  Unfortunately, this was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.  While compiling this list, I was reminded of something ...

Gay Marriage In California: Equality California To Decide Whether To Push For 2012 Ballot Measure
Huffington Post
April 5, 2011

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

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Massachusetts taps lesbian for top court
Reuters
April 5, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Monday nominated Barbara Lenk, a lesbian, to fill an opening on the state's highest court.If confirmed, Lenk would be the first openly gay Supreme

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Former judge Michael Kirby wants gay marriage, but not for himself
Herald Sun
April 5, 2011

FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says he longs for the day when gay marriage is legal but he and his partner Johan van Vloten probably wouldn't tie the knot.

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Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
NY Times
April 5, 2011

The arrests have sent a chill through China’s burgeoning gay community, which in recent years has grown self-confident despite intermittent harassment from the authorities.

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Rhode Island looks at civil unions
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize gay marriage are weighing civil unions as one possible alternative.

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Married Gay Couples Refuse to Lie on Tax Forms
NYTimes.com
April 5, 2011

Some same-sex married couples are challenging the government's requirement that they file separate tax returns.

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Another unprecedented SJC pick
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick nominated Barbara A. Lenk to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday, choosing an openly gay appellate judge who wed her partner following the high court’s landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

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What Gay and Lesbian Homeowners Need to Know for Tax Season
Gayapolis News
March 31, 2011

Not only did LGBT Americans lose an hour of sleep by setting clocks forward in March, but many of them are still losing sleep as they worry about looming state and federal tax filing deadlines.

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Frank brings back gay, lesbian workplace protection bill
Boston.com
March 31, 2011

U.S. Representative Barney Frank revived a signature piece of legislation today that bars workplace discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people, but acknowledged that the bill has little chance of passing this session.

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Wash. to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages
The Advocate
March 31, 2011

A bill heading to Washington governor Chris Gregoire's desk would allow the
state to recognize marriages of gay and lesbian couples performed elsewhere.

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Montana hangs onto unconstitutional law that bans gay sex
Last Word
March 31, 2011

''Keeping an unenforceable law on the books that has been struck down as unconstitutional simply doesn't make sense. Like the bipartisan majority in the Senate, I'm hopeful that Republicans and Democrats in the House will join together to get rid of this outdated law that holds our state back.''

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Mediplacements
Gay people 'at higher risk of chronic illness'
March 31, 2011

Gay people 'at higher risk of chronic illness'. Homosexual and bisexual people...

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Victim of gay-bias attack says it's part of larger problem
NY Daily News
March 31, 2011

The victim of a gay-bias attack in the West Village spoke out Wednesday about growing violence against members of his community.

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Vt. governor comes to RI to support gay marriage
AP
March 31, 2011

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is heading to Rhode Island to show his support for a push to legalize gay marriage in the state.

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Isolation, chronic disease more common among older gays, lesbians
California Watch
March 30, 2011

Aging lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in California have higher rates of chronic disease, mental distress and isolation than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report released yesterday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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Headlines

Gay Marriage In California: Equality California To Decide Whether To Push For 2012 Ballot Measure
Huffington Post
April 5, 2011

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

Massachusetts taps lesbian for top court
Reuters
April 5, 2011

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Monday nominated Barbara Lenk, a lesbian, to fill an opening on the state's highest court.If confirmed, Lenk would be the first openly gay Supreme

Former judge Michael Kirby wants gay marriage, but not for himself
Herald Sun
April 5, 2011

FORMER High Court judge Michael Kirby says he longs for the day when gay marriage is legal but he and his partner Johan van Vloten probably wouldn't tie the knot.

Police Raid Shanghai Gay Bar and Detain More Than 60
NY Times
April 5, 2011

The arrests have sent a chill through China’s burgeoning gay community, which in recent years has grown self-confident despite intermittent harassment from the authorities.

Rhode Island looks at civil unions
Boston.com
April 5, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers considering a proposal to legalize gay marriage are weighing civil unions as one possible alternative.

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