August 9, 2007

After the Forum: A few thoughts

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2007 | 11:17 PM | comments

While Jessica was lucky enough to be able to attend tonight's HRC/Logo Presidential Forum, I had to watch it online. (Logo isn't available at all on my cable system.) Jerame and I tried valiantly to watch it together, but the...Read More


That Hope/Dismay Space

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 10:56 PM | comments

Some quick post-forum thoughts: I have this general feeling of spacey-ness after typing all the way through that. I think it's a bit to do with the multitasking involved in live-blogging (especially because I've never done it before) and the...Read More


Clinton: Live from the HRC Candidates' Forum

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 10:38 PM | comments

[Editor's note] Full transcript of Sen. Clinton's section, after the jump. (Hillary walks on, and there's a comment about her clothes...Can this become an old story? When? Start talking to Gov. Richardson about his suits or something.) Her stances on...Read More


Richardson: Live from the HRC Candidates' Forum

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 10:25 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Transcript of Gov. Richardson's section after the jump. (Note from the press room:) All the journalists are laughing and smirking too ... no one appreciates evasion. Personally, I'm drifting -- the combination of this one-after-another format, cold medicine,...Read More


Gravel: Live from the HRC Candidates' Forum

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 10:04 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Transcript of Senator Gravel's section after the jump. -- Okay, Gravel, take on the prison-industrial complex and the war on drugs. Onward, onward ... now link that to the trouble with hate-crimes legislation ... maybe? -- Gravel didn't...Read More


Kucinich: Live from the HRC Candidates' Forum

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 9:58 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Transcript of Rep. Kucinich's section after the jump. Okay, sweet wingnut (and, really, I mean that in the best way), I may not have much hope for electoral politics, but I guess I'm a little glad that you...Read More


Edwards: Live from the HRC Candidates' Forum

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 9:25 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Transcript of Senator Edwards's section after the jump. [6:31] Sorry. I am an inexperienced live-blogger, and the adoption thing just flew by in my background while I was typing about class (but didn't she do the soundtrack to...Read More


Obama: Live from the HRC Candidates' Forum

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 9:03 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Transcript of Senator Obama's section after the jump. [6:20] I'm thinking I respect that he's talking about all this within the boundaries that we might care about his thoughts on it -- he might be in a position...Read More


The Forum Begins ... Any Minute

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 9:00 PM | comments

Questions, while we wait: The CEO of MTV said in her pre-show comments that this moment "feels transforming"--and I just wonder in what sense assimilation/inclusion-into-dominant-structures can be considered transforming. I mean, it's something -- but transforming? Others have asked this...Read More


Okay, Now It's Really Starting

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 8:59 PM | comments

Presidential candidates' answers to "the questions important to your lives, your families, and your future" -- that's what we'll be hearing tonight, according to Margaret Carlson. First candidate on his way ......Read More


What'll Be the First Question?

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 8:33 PM | comments

Post your guesses in the comments....Read More


At the Candidates' Forum (or, Outsider, Inside/What Is Out Is In, and Other Boundary Confusion)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 09, 2007 | 7:44 PM | comments

I'm in. I'm sitting in the press room at the HRC presidential candidates' forum (along with Fox News, among others). I'll be live-blogging from here for the next couple hours. Keep refreshing Bilerico for my comments and analysis here; watch...Read More


Rudy has done the most to help gays?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2007 | 6:41 PM | comments

I found an intriguing article today that quotes TBP contributor Matt Foreman and I have to admit, I hope Matt will expand on his remarks here at Bilerico. Who would you consider the most gay friendly based on what they...Read More


Young Republican leader pleads guilty to rape

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 09, 2007 | 2:45 PM | comments

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans admitted today that he sexually abused a colleague during a national convention here last summer. Michael Flory, a 32-year-old attorney from Jackson, Mich., pleaded guilty...Read More


An open letter to straight America

Filed by Mike Rogers | August 09, 2007 | 12:37 PM | comments

"There on the hill outside of Juarez [Mexico], the taste of dust in my mouth, I found myself face to face with the latest manifestation of a virulent capitalism in which masses of humanity become pawns for massive profits...Read More


Ban the B-word?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 09, 2007 | 12:28 PM | comments

The city of New York is thinking about a symbolic ban on the b-word [Note: Bitch, not bisexual], just like the one that they did for the n-word last year. From the NY Times: The term is hateful and deeply...Read More


Obama announces LGBT leadership council

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2007 | 10:42 AM | comments

Barack Obama's campaign announced the formation of his "National LGBT Leadership Council" today in a press release sent to The Bilerico Project. The group will be organizing house parties to watch the HRC/Logo debates tonight on television. Also new is...Read More


Slapped Around Over Cynthia McKinney

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 09, 2007 | 10:36 AM | comments

Freedom of speech is dead. After I recently posted about former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s potential Green Party presidential run, Alex decided to cross-post the entry at a number of other sites, including Daily Kos. And while I braced myself for...Read More


Whoopi

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 09, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

OMG I am number one featured today! Go to the main YouTube page and look!!!! YIPPEE! This video is about some people I love - some I hate! Love Her! Hate Her!...Read More


Al Gore: Poll Teaser

Filed by Storm Bear | August 09, 2007 | 8:50 AM | comments

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YGST: My generation

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2007 | 7:19 AM | comments

This video makes me smile every darn time. You can buy the single on MySpace....Read More


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Homotextual: Richard Kim

Filed by Ed Team | August 09, 2007 | 6:34 AM | comments

All of this news is kind of a downer, and nowhere near as cheery as thinking about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards or any of the other candidates presiding over festive gay weddings or civil unions. But the hard-boiled...Read More