September 26, 2008

google is great

Today, Google announced that they were taking a position on the California Marriage Amendment. Explaining that they normally do not take positions on political issues, Sergey Brin went on to say:

It is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8. While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality. We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8 -- we should not eliminate anyone's fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.

Official Google Blog

September 22, 2008

"next top tranny"

Oh, Fox News.

Apparently, there's a trans contestant on this season of America's Next Top Model. There really isn't anything special about this video clip. The two guys throw around a bunch of stereotypes and play the "she-he-she-I don't even know what to call it" game. But it's been a while since I've posted here, and watching this made me feel gross, so I thought I'd share it with y'all:

Has anyone been watching the show? How have they been treating her on air?

(Courtesy Bitch Magazine)

September 11, 2008

A vote for Palin =/= a vote for feminism

"Zombie Feminists in the RNC"

I spent about 2.5 hours at work one day trying to figure out how to put this. This post just about sums up how I feel, so I shan't waste any more words.

September 09, 2008

Harvard Dis-Orientation Guide 2008

A bunch of folks at Harvard have put together a "Dis-Orientation" guide to life on campus and in the Boston area, from a smart, progressive perspective. The queer section of the guide is really awesome, and has all the information I wish I'd had as a freshman. Plus, there's a shout-out to Quench. Yay!

September 07, 2008

An Addiction.

OK, I admit it. I'm following the Lindsay Lohan lesbian romance. And it's kind of growing on me. I think this is due mostly to the severe scarcity of queer celebrities my age.

Plus, I think it's kind of cool that a butch-femme couple are basically dominating tabloid headlines. And as Lindsay's MySpace blog posts about Samantha Ronson become increasingly mushy and obvious, it's really endearing.

And Sam is stepping up her style. Her new haircut is a major improvement over the dirty strung-out look, don't you think?