July 15, 2008

The Importance of the West Village and those God-Damned Christopher Street Kids

Filed by Eric Leven | July 15, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

I want to start this blog entry by prefacing that, yes, I realize the Christopher street kids are loud, that they loiter and yes, I feel for those residents plagued by the noise pollution, crowded and dirty sidewalks and youths...Read More


Is anyone paying attention at McCain Central?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

And I don't mean his campaign office, since they were smart enough to send out this release to *ahem* clarify McCain's position on gay and lesbian adoption. I mean the McCain Central in his head. "McCain could have been clearer...Read More


Stunning: Talking with Calpernia Addams

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 15, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Ambiente Magazine has a cover story on actress, activist (and PFLAG spokeswoman) Calpernia Addams, the star of Transamerican Love Story and one of the country's most visible, and outspoken, transgender advocates. Calpernia, who is also the cover girl for PFLAG's...Read More


The Fog Rolls In

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 15, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I'm back... if you don't count the fact that I'm sitting on a porch watching an enormous fog bank creep in off the ocean. I still haven't read a paper in over a week. I'm hoping someone got Jesse Jackson...Read More


Congratulations to our winners from last week

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I just wanted to give a shoutout to all of our winners from last week's birthday celebration contests. We have a great community here at TBP so it was a lot of fun rewarding some of you for hanging out...Read More


We'll Come Back, Really....

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

When explaining why Congress will have a hard time passing a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Congressman Barney Frank loves to point out that: In fact, many States in this country still have laws that protect only against sexual orientation,...Read More


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Welcome back!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've been so busy on Bilerico Project that there have been days I've neglected the local version. What's a guy to do? Bring on more bloggers, of course! I'm very happy to welcome back a bilerico.com blogger who left before...Read More


Massachusetts might lift out-of-state marriage ban

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Massachussetts legislature is considering repealing their ban on out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying in that state, and there's a good chance it'll pass: Senator Dianne Wilkerson, who is championing the issue in the state Senate, said she is "extremely...Read More


What you are missing at Netroots Nation in Second Life

Filed by Storm Bear | July 15, 2008 | 12:18 PM | comments

click to enlarge Netroots Nation in Second Life is in full swing today: While this year's Netroots Nation conference (formerly YearlyKos) takes place in Austin, a concurrent gathering will take place in the virtual world Second Life. Netroots Nation...Read More


He Strikes a Pose; There's Nothing To It

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 15, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

"You're not half the man you think you are. Save your words because you've gone too far." Now comes the story of poor Christopher Ciccone, ex-communicated prince of her Madge-sty's queendom. His axe is ground and his pen flails wildly,...Read More


Dick Lugar featured in new Obama ad

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2008 | 11:45 AM | comments

We'll probably be able to hear a certain local Obama hating blogger's head explode when he sees this new commercial for Barack Obama. After all, what self-respecting Republican would dare to attempt to tarnish Senator Dick Lugar's image? Oh. Wait....Read More


TRANScending Identities - A Resource for Transgender Literature

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 15, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I have recently been working on a research project and publication that combines my work with TransYouth Family Allies and my Ph.D. studies in education. The study addresses portrayals of gender variant and transgender characters in young adult literature. A...Read More


GOP Gold Digger

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Serena, since you asked for it, I'm gonna bring it for you and all our Projectors. On TransGriot I occasionally do song rewrites satirically skewing various subjects to keep the creative writing juices flowing. Thanks to Serena, I got an...Read More


Has Anybody Seen the Presidential Campaign Lately?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 15, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Aren't presidential elections supposed to have the drama and brevity of the Olympic Games, with the winner getting the Oval Office instead of a gold medal? Lately this election feels more like watching paint dry. Most democratic countries have sense...Read More


John McCain knows computers

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 15, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Lord knows someone needs to help John McCain, and it might as well be Video Professor....Read More


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The evolution of gay rights

Filed by Ed Team | July 15, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The pull of precedent is powerful but scarcely all-powerful when a shift of personnel or perspective breaks the spell, allowing the forces of change to exert their counterpull. The road from Bowers v. Hardwick, the 1986 decision that dismissed a...Read More