August 12, 2008

Obama declares vice presidential candidate, may support slavery

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | August 12, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Speculation has run rampant over the past several weeks as Barack Obama searches for a vice presidential candidate -- guesses have run the gamut from the usual suspects of Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards to New York Mayor...Read More


The Majesty of His Loins

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 12, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Over at The Bilerico Project, Alex Blaze has an interesting piece which is something of a counter-point to yesterday's post on the Edwards-Hunter curfuffle. Alex's main point is that extramarital affairs are pretty human, that we don't know enough about...Read More


Counter-programming is not the answer

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Religious Right is counter-programming Rick Warren's meeting with McCain and Obama: Huckabee, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and Lou Engle, the leader of The Call, a young adult movement, plan to hold a news conference Friday calling on...Read More


Politics Aside...

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 12, 2008 | 3:31 PM | comments

Get well, Mayor Ballard....Read More


Olympic Junkie

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

One of the things that hasn't changed about me since transition is that I'm a huge sports fan. While it's not at the same intensity level now that I've been an estrogen-based lifeform for the last 10+ years, whether it's...Read More


The Party of the People

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 12, 2008 | 2:07 PM | comments

Politico has a pretty amusing article on how no one wants to attend the Republican National Funeral Convention in Minneapolis. Some of it has to do with individual politicians not wanting to be associated with the national Republican brand, but...Read More


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Welcome to Bilerico's newest contributor

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Everyone gather ' round and say hello to Bilerico's newest contributor, Jason Tseng. Jason is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he studied a variety of fields, including, women, gender & sexuality studies. He's since worked in LGBT...Read More


Standing Up

Filed by Anthony Niedwiecki | August 12, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

For my first post for Bilerico Florida, I wanted to write about what got me involved in politics and why I think speaking out for our community is so important. While I've always been extremely active in politics and activism,...Read More


The Politics of Fear- Subtle Racism is still Racism

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 12, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I remember the uproar that occurred over the Scott Howell attack ad against Harold Ford Jr., the former black Congressman from Tennessee. The slimy video featured a somewhat ditzy-sounding blonde telling the then-candidate Ford to "call me," which sent a...Read More


Unite for Change Civil Rights Forum

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

Get the Flyer...Read More


Olympic Games: A Century of Boycotts

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 12, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The modern Olympics are not supposed to be "political." But they are political. They are profoundly, pungently, proudly, putridly and pathetically political... and have been for 112 years. After all, they were the brain-child of a few white upper-class European...Read More


Stonewall Dems hold fundraiser for queer delegates

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2008 | 11:45 AM | comments

Fresh in from the tipline: Indiana Stonewall Democrats would like you to join us for: Food, wine, beer and queer delegates! A record number of LGBT delegates will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver this year! Indiana has elected...Read More


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An upgrade to our comments system

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Thanks for everyone's patience last weekend as we upgraded our site software. One of the best new features is our improved comments section. Now you can reply directly to a specific comment! As a reminder, if you don't want to...Read More


Guest-Blogging at Feministe

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 12, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Hey, Bilerico crew. Just thought I'd let you know that I'm guest-blogging over at Feministe, a group blog on feminism, for the next two weeks. Visit me there if you'd like......Read More


Notes from South Carolina...

Filed by Cathy Renna | August 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am sitting in one of the most interesting places possible to hear about the John Edwards affair and alleged love child - the lobby of a La Quinta hotel in Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson is "upstate" (aka Mike Hukcabee...Read More


Is the platform perfect? No. Is it a good foundation? Unequivocally, yes.

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rea Carey is the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund. Ms. Carey spoke yesterday at an audio press conference about the Democratic National Platform, which was hosted by the National...Read More


Palm Beach HRC Releases Primary Endorsements

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council has released its endorsements for the August 26 Primary Election. The PBCHRC's mission is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Council works to promote equality through...Read More


Gays vs Asians on YouTube! Nigahiga - Make me a movie star!

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 12, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Gays Vs Asians Part Three in the series of Nigahiga/What the Buck collaboration videos written by Michael Buckley. Stay tuned till the end for the big news! Thank you to Ryan. It is always so...Read More


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Alan Keyes isn't falling in line

Filed by Ed Team | August 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In terms of the conservative constituency of the Republican Party, Sen. McCain is an opportunistic infection that threatens to ravage and destroy its defenseless body. Tragically for America, in the larger context of our national political life he still plays...Read More


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Maybe if she'd used a glass cutter?

Filed by Ed Team | August 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While I'm a feminist and Steinem is one of my heroes, I didn't share her enthusiasm for Clinton's candidacy, partly because getting to the White House by having been married to a president seemed rather more an affirmation of traditional...Read More


Kids are smarter than Bill O'Reilly

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Brave New Films takes on Bill O'Reilly's little book of lies for kids....Read More


I Seen Beyonce at Burger King

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 12, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Because at this point in the election cycle we need something else to laugh at other than John McCain, here is the new video by East Village gay rap hottie Cazwell. "She was eatin, she...Read More