Take Action: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Just wanted to make sure everyone knows to contact their legislators about the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913). While some states have laws protecting LGBT people, there is no […]

Some good news, for a change!

Yay! Big props to Vermont, Iowa (??? who knew), and DC for recognizing marriage between any two people that love each other–regardless of parts.  Rather predictably, while most of us rejoice, some others think the […]

Weekly WTF: The Michigan Version

Ugh. So much to rant about right now in Michigan. The one that has me most annoyed is the way the Kalamazoo City Council caved and repealed their ordinance protecting LGBT folks from discrimination in […]

Things not to forget

I was going to try to stay on the insect topic all week, but enough stuff keeps happening that I just can’t. On the 45th anniversary of the 16th Street Bombing, Angry Black Woman connects […]

New Skeptics’ Circle!

Check it out at Reduce to Common Sense. Another well done Olympic theme; Woo-meisters are speedy, but the Skeptics are faster! And, some sad news–LGBT pioneer Del Martin has died at the age of 87–but […]

Now for something completely different

I got nothing, so how about you amuse yourself with these photoshopped bookcovers? Most amusing! Other sources of amusement/bafflement: You could not make stuff like this up. “Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual […]

Caught in the Bug Net 6.20

I’m going to be off doing trail maintenance most of this weekend, so here’s some other buggy stuff to read: You can now view the Linnean Insect Collection online! Yes, it’s Mr. Genus-Species’ bug collection. […]

A different kind of bug

Fagbug! What an awesome story of someone taking an act of hate and turning it into something positive. From a news article covering her story, and the rainbow makeover courtesy of Volkswagen: “Fag Bug has […]

Weekly WTF: Hate group not in violation of MSU policy

I really didn’t expect this. “A Michigan State University investigation has concluded that two conservative student groups did not violate the university’s anti-discrimination policy.” You can actually download a copy of the report, minus some […]