February 2, 2008

Safe Food and Safe Sex: More Thoughts on Risk

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 02, 2008 | 11:43 PM | comments

There's a yardstick of health safety that is never mentioned in the LGBT sex world...which is surprising, because this yardstick is one that measures our lives every day. It's about food. No fewer than 120 animal diseases can be transmitted...Read More


"Random Black Girl," Sung by Patina Miller

Filed by Dustin Kight | February 02, 2008 | 10:53 PM | comments

It's the Saturday night after a big Friday night. So what am I doing? Drinking water and checking up on old classmates, of course! I went to high school with the singer in this clip -- Patina Miller. We didn't...Read More


Yes We Can!

Filed by Bruce Parker | February 02, 2008 | 8:20 PM | comments

When I was watching the speeches after the New Hampshire primary, I admit that even though I am a Clinton supporter, I teared up when Obama gave his "Yes We Can!" speech. Even after not winning there he gave a...Read More


Abigail's First Diary on the Bilerico Project

Filed by Abigail Hannon | February 02, 2008 | 7:25 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch video in YouTube App...Read More


Playing catch up

Filed by Bil Browning | February 02, 2008 | 5:45 PM | comments

A few items I intended to mention this week, but didn't get around to sharing... Does your employer not offer DP benefits? Can you not get healthcare benefits because you have no access to the institution of marriage? Are you...Read More


Hillary Dodges The Trans-Inclusive ENDA Question Again

Filed by Rebecca Juro | February 02, 2008 | 1:33 PM | comments

Check this video out. Kudos to Jason Bellini for at least asking the question. A pity he didn't bother to follow-up and press for an actual answer when Clinton completely ignored the actual question and went off about hate crimes....Read More


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Why I am Endorsing Obama for President

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 02, 2008 | 1:13 PM | comments

[Editor's note:] This guest post is by Eric J. Stern. Eric is the former Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats and the former Director of LGBT Outreach for the Democratic National Committee. He currently serves as the Associate Director of...Read More


Black History LGBT Profiles: Mandy Carter

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | February 02, 2008 | 11:27 AM | comments

Mandy Carter is a self-described "out, southern, black, lesbian, social justice activist." 2008 marks her 40th year of working in multi-issue and multi-racial grassroots organizing. Although she was first introduced to social justice activism in 1965 when the Quaker-based American...Read More


Florida’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ban Makes it to the Ballot

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 02, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

After coming up thousands of signatures short just three weeks ago, the ridiculously named “Marriage Protection” Amendment to the Florida Constitution (pushed by the equally preposterous “Florida4Marriage” campaign) will be on the ballot in November. The broadly-worded amendment seeks to...Read More


Which Democrat Are You Supporting for President?

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2008 | 10:26 AM | comments

Now that we are down to two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, which candidate are supporting? Read Barack Obama's platform on LGBT civil rights. Read Hillary Clinton's platform on LGBT civil rights. ....Read More


Saying No... gracefully!

Filed by Fannie Fierce | February 02, 2008 | 9:03 AM | comments

Dear Fannie, I'm 21 and just beginning to explore the gay world. I'm lucky enough to have two really good gay friends who are helping get out and about in terms of exploring my gayness. The other night we went...Read More


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CA Assembleyman Mark Leno: Homotexual

Filed by Ed Team | February 02, 2008 | 8:17 AM | comments

"Harvey Milk was a true American hero. He gave hope to a generation of gay and lesbian individuals whose basic humanity and freedom had been denied and dishonored. His history is our history, and a day in his honor will...Read More


Larry Kramer on the Presidential Race

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2008 | 7:59 AM | comments

I originally considered using this quote from the amazing Larry Kramer as a Homotextual, but decided that the power of his words demanded its own post. Unlike Larry I have chosen to support one of the presidential candidates (Barack Obama)....Read More


You Know How I Know You're Gay?

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2008 | 7:29 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch video in YouTube App A hysterical NSFW clip from The 40 Year Old Virgin....Read More


The 1965 Dewey's Lunch Counter Sit-In's

Filed by Monica Roberts | February 02, 2008 | 12:02 AM | comments

When I first read about this event in Marc Stein's book, City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972 I shared it with my TransGriot readers. It's the first documented instance of people protesting over anti-transgender discrimination....Read More