NBC’s Lester Holt spoke with the family of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his life after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him. There’s an awkward moment in which Tyler’s mother, Jane Clementi, talks about her struggles to accept a gay son, while Tyler’s older brother, James, looks on. James also is gay, and, to me, he appears pained as his mother speaks....
Disappointing: Seattle Center won’t be raising a rainbow pride flag this year on the Space Needle.
Pentagon to celebrate military's gays and lesbians
The Pentagon has announced it has plans to celebrate the contributions of LGBT military members. The Associated Press reports: Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking gay pride month just as it marks other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups. Officials said Thursday that they’re planning the...
I support the meaningful work of the Boy Scouts in preparing young people for...– Jim Turley, a board member of the Boy Scouts of America, according to a Reuters story. Turley said he plans to encourage progress on diversity from within.
Why are there gay women? →
Life’s Little Mysteries looks at one of the great evolutionary questions. Straight women are much more likely to get themselves knocked up than gay women. So, in terms of evolution, they would seem to have a much better chance of passing on their genes, while at the same time it would seem that the genes that make women gay would quickly vanish from the gene pool. This raises the question,...
One Million Moms are an embarrassment to...
One Million Moms are an embarrassment to motherhood. I don’t just mean because of the apparent lack of basic math skills. (The group’s recently-deleted Facebook page sported fewer than 50,000 “likes.”) One Million Moms is a front for bullying — something most mothers fight to protect their children from. Of course, as a subsidiary of the American Family Association, acting as an anti-gay...
The best way to interview a cartoonist is in... →
The Rumpus has a fantastic interview with lesbian comic book creator and award winning author Alison Bechdel. It’s a must read. Bechdel has a new book out, a memoir, called “Are You My Mother?”
As to the so-called ‘apology,’ it was, of course, no apology at all,...– Joseph and Jane Clementi, rejecting the apology from Dharun Ravi, the college student convicted of webcam spying on the couples son.