Recent Posts

Defender Of Marriage GOP Sen. John Ensign Admits To Cheating On His Wife

Presumed 2012 GOP presidential candidate Sen. John “Defender of Marriage” Ensign (R-NV), who has a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition, has admitted to an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer. Oh, and there’s blackmail involved too. The news certainly damages any hope Ensign has of running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 – he had fueled speculation about …

Read More »

DNC Fundraiser Turning Into PR Disaster

Yesterday I posted a message from noted activist David Mixner, who says he will not attend next week’s Democratic National Committee $1000/head fundraiser at the DC Mandarin Oriental. Since then, other well-known LGBT folks such as blogger Andy Towle, Empire State Pride Agenda head Alan Van Cappelle, and former Clinton aide Richard Socarides have all announced they will not attend. …

Read More »

When Free Will Cost You

Anti-virus software company McAfee has examined hundreds of thousands of websites and come up with a list of search terms that are most likely to land you on a page loaded with attack malware. The study examined 2,600 popular keywords on five major search engines — Google, Yahoo, Live, AOL and Ask — and analyzed 413,000 Web pages. “Just in …

Read More »

Product Placing The Gays

For years advertisers have given sly, subtle nods to homo consumers, a phenomenon coined by the Commercial Closet as “gay vague.” Ramping up the visibility ever so slightly, a few brands have begun placing logos known mostly only to gays in their ads. Below left, an Orbitz ad features a man wearing an HRC golf shirt. Below right, an ad …

Read More »

Equality California Targets Blacks With New Marriage Equality Ad

Although there is no set plan yet for overturning Prop 8, Equality California is already working on making inroads with the state’s black community. As same-sex couples who were able to legally marry last year celebrate their one-year-anniversaries, Equality California (EQCA) and Jordan / Rustin Coalition (JRC) are together launching an education and mobilization effort on the freedom to marry …

Read More »

Georgia Supreme Court: Kids Can Visit Gay Dad’s Friends

The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a lower court’s ruling that the children of a divorcing couple could not have any contact with the (now openly gay) father’s friends. The ruling was hailed by gay rights groups who said the decision focuses on the needs of children instead of perpetuating a stigma on the basis of sexual orientation. The state …

Read More »

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

As Andrew Sullivan has exhaustively documented over the last few days, the most fascinating aspect of the brewing revolution in Iran is the way that internet social media, particularly Twitter, has worked to unite, inform, and inspire the rebels. Twitter, the online service designed to tell the world – in 140 characters or fewer – how your day is going …

Read More »