LGBTQ Issues Archives

A Facebook friend of mine whom I don’t know at all posted this image. I couldn’t let it slide without saying something – partially for fear that if I didn’t say something, no one in his circle would.

Here’s Jam-Rock with the topline: Together with one of the most hard-nosed campaigns in recent memory, Obama managed to bounce back from the nadir of 2011 to one of the broadest re-election victories in recent memory. At this point, news networks have called New Hampshire, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, and Ohio for President Obama. Read More

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy…for women? That was my immediate reaction when I happened to see the ad for this while watching RuPaul’s Drag Race 2 ( I don’t care if you judge me, that show is GREAT). TRANSform Me is  a makeover show with a twist – transgendered women acting as style consultants Read More

Unless you’re from there, it would probably be easy to write off Houston as a backward, smoggy, sprawling conservative stronghold. And there might be some truth to that. But  Houston is also a large international hub when you consider the demographics, the institutions and the diversity of industries. And last night, my hometown made a Read More

So where do we go from here? President Obama has been portrayed as a monkey, witch doctor, various types of pimps and now The Joker. Certainly, there’s more variations on this general theme. But I really want to know, what’s the endgame? Is this supposed to advance some principled political opposition? Or merely “to get their country back”?: As always Read More

Hey, has anyone else seen that picture of President Obama ogling that 17-year-old girl’s ass at the G8 summit in Italy?: Of course you didn’t. Because there’s no such picture and he wasn’t doing that. Silly rabbits. And without any further ado, your reading material from the weekend: 1. On Friday, the Washington Post reportedthat Read More

Don Cornelius would like a word with you. Don’t make any dinner plans. In the meantime, your Post-Bourgie-approved reading material from the weekend: 1. Of course, homage must be paid to the King of Pop. But we will try to spare you from the overkill. Check out some really good write-ups here, here, here, here, Read More

Did you know that some Republicans, like Sen. John McCain for instance, are unhappy with President Obama and his leftist agenda? News at 11! Your PostBourgie-approved reading material from the weekend: 1. In her exhausting and depressing essay in this month’s edition of The Atlantic, author Sandra Tsing Loh makes a compelling case that the Read More

from guest contributor hilzoy at Obsidian Wings. Crossposted with permission. I haven’t written anything about Jesse Helms’ death, since I don’t like speaking ill of the dead. However: every so often, conservatives wonder: why oh why do people think that the Republican party, and/or the conservative movement, is bigoted? I think that the conservative response Read More

Yesterday was by far our little blog’s busiest day ever. Kinda amazing, since there wasn’t an update. I couldn’t figure out why. Stacia pointed out that Thomas Beatie, that man who happens to be with child, was on Oprah yesterday. Apparently, going into yesterday, we were one of the top sites for this guy via Read More