September 23, 2008

Paulson Sends Congress A Nigerian Email Scam

Filed by Storm Bear | September 23, 2008 | 10:45 PM | comments

click to enlarge At this point, most of you have read about the Paulson plan that does not give one dollar to the PEOPLE with the bad mortgages, yet it costs every American over $3000. Frankly I could put...Read More


Banning the "Trans Panic Defense"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 23, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

The gay panic defense, and its cousin, the transgender panic defense, have been criticized by many, and yet it still survives to rear its ugly head again and again. Cases in which these defenses are raised become high profile, with...Read More


Florida Voter Suppression Makes a Dangerous Comeback

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 23, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

There are dark clouds on the horizon of the battleground state of Florida. New laws and tales of voter suppression efforts already have many voters nervous and confused. Florida, which was recently named "the most hostile state in the nation...Read More


Fundie surrogate touring for Obama campaign

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

David Brody's reporting that Doug Kmiec, a possibly insane fundamentalist and homophobe, and former adviser to Romney, Reagan, and Bush Sr., will be campaigning with the Obama campaign next week: An official with Barack Obama's campaign tells The Brody File...Read More


Celebrating Bisexuality Day 2008: Bisexual Leaders We Salute!

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 23, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Sue Hyde is the Director of the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change and a long-time community organizer and advocate. Hyde was the recipient of the 2002 Stonewall Award in recognition of lifetime service to...Read More


My Family Gender Odyssey

Filed by Paige Schilt | September 23, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Lesbian and gay family events are not always comfortable spaces for me and my fam. That's partly because some folks don't know what to make of my genderqueer sweetie, with her man-chest and her female pronouns. It's partly because the...Read More


Help Larry Craig get off

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Larry Craig has formed a legal expense fund to keep his fight against his own guilty plea going: Craig calls the new fundraising committee the Fund for Justice, according to Congressional Quarterly. Craig told CQ on Thursday that he's soliciting...Read More


Contest: Swag from the DNCC

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today's contest prize package contains items given to me at the DNCC in Denver. I was going to do this contest last week, but our Great Bilerico Soap Drive took precedence! Up for grabs this week: One DVD of Obsession:...Read More


Don't panic, the financial crisis doesn't call for a $700 billion bailout

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has put forward a proposition to bail out the finance industry with a price tag at $700 billion. The plan comes with near-dictatorial power granted to the executive branch, with a huge raid on the treasury...Read More


Congress to HHS: End the HIV Ban, Once and For All

Filed by Steve Ralls | September 23, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Earlier this year, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR), along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California, led a successful and historic effort in Congress to finally do away with the antiquated and unnecessary HIV-travel ban. The ban, which...Read More


Find Your Center at the DC Center

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have lived in Washington, DC for nearly nine years and for much of that time I have been involved with the LGBT community initially as a pro-mo (professional homosexual) and lately on a volunteer level. In that time I...Read More


An Open Letter to Barack Obama: HBCUs and Homophobia

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Bill Lindsey is a theologian and writer whose career of several decades has included teaching and administrative work at a number of church-affiliated colleges, including three historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). His most recent position was Vice-President for Academic...Read More


How to Deal with Family and Friends Top Ten Tips #5: Have Patience

Filed by Michele O'Mara | September 23, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Loss is defined as anything that is different than you hoped it would be. Typically, being gay or lesbian is not something our friends and family "want" or hope for us. Therefore, they may be experiencing a sense of loss...Read More


Advertisements for California's Proposition 8

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Here's one of the first TV ad to come from the No on Prop 8 campaign, directed towards the youth vote. What do you all think of the techno, the cinematography, and Austen?...Read More