Posts from January 12, 2013

Anti-Gay Maryland Lawmaker: Gay Marriage Vote Made Me Drink

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Don Dwyer, the anti-gay GOP Maryland lawmaker who drunkenly crashed his boat and injured four children last August, claims that his separation from his wife and the fact that some of his Republican colleagues voted for marriage equality led him to dr…

News: ‘We Do,’ Zayn Malik, Italy, Outkast

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Anti-gay activist Brian Brown is in France trying to stir up more homophobia in the nation's debate about marriage equality. Former Smithsonian researcher Tim Gold and his husband Mitchell Gold, of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Furniture, hope to…

Reddit Cofounder Aaron Swartz Dead From Suicide At 26

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Some sad news out of New York City: Aaron Swartz, the digital activist best known for laying the groundwork for massively popular (and powerful) aggregating site Reddit, took his own life yesterday. MIT’s The Tech gives more details about Swart…

Wade Davis: Closeted Gay Players Not ‘Chicken’

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A few weeks ago, just before the new year, I shared a gay history flashback in the form of a post about Gay Comix, the short-lived, late-70s/early-80s periodical that covered, with tongue in cheek, the burgeoning gay rights movement in illustration.…

Rachel Maddow Eulogizes PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow ended her work week with a lengthy and well-deserved segment on the late Jeanne Manford, the woman who founded PFLAG during an era when most people were disowning their gay and lesbian children. Manford was a pioneer in the LGBT rights…

Towleroad Talking Points: Purebread Gays

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 PHOTO OF THE DAY: Everyone is super pissed about Kate Middleton's first official portrait.  BY SAM GREISMAN A look back at today's top stories GAY ISSUES Now that the Supreme Court has decided on dates to hear Prop 8 and DO…