October 1, 2008

I.O.U.S.A: compulsory viewing for every dollar-spending American

Filed by Nina Smith | October 01, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Capitalism without failure is like Christianity without hell." - Warren Buffett I.O.U.S.A.: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt. is the new Sundance-selected documentary that I watched recently. Michelle Orange of The Village Voice called it an "Inconvenient Truth for the...Read More


TBP Meet Up at Southern Comfort Conference

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 01, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just a quick note about this weekend's Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta. A lot of contributors and readers responded to my last post about having a Bilerico get-together, so let's make a date, ya'll! Let's meet up outside the SOCO...Read More


It's Debatable...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 01, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

The polls coming in over the weekend are showing a bump for Obama coming out of the debate last week. He has drawn closer in Florida and Ohio and seems to be solidifying some of the previously "lean democrat" states....Read More


Celebrities team up for new Get Out The Vote PSAs

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Q: What do Amy Adams, Tatyana Ali, will.i.am, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon, Maria Bello, Halle Berry, Selma Blair, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Connolly, Courteney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jaime Foxx, Jonah Hill, Djimon Hounsou, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Kiedis, Ashton Kutcher,...Read More


Trans for Obama: Is the trans community becoming a "community?"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 01, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

There's something brewing in the trans community, and I think I like it. It has long been a question as to whether the transgender community really constitutes a "community", as commonly understood to mean a coherent group with common interests....Read More


Sidewalk Encouragement

Filed by Eric Leven | October 01, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

East 11th Street between Avenue A & Avenue B Stencil Graffiti...Read More


Palin Pygmalion

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 01, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

After reading some of the comments at this Politico article, saying that Republicans are getting increasingly nervous about Palin after her media performances, there something that needs pointing out. The questions she was asked, and failed utterly to answer, are...Read More


Thoughts from Rosh Hashanah

Filed by Annette Gross | October 01, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have a few thoughts about the Election and the campaigning that is going on. Yesterday I was sitting in synagogue - it is the Jewish New Year - a time of introspection and renewal - and as I was...Read More


Good News From the Toilet Wars

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 01, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

We've had a lot of articles on TBP talking about the negative side of the toilet wars. In fact, toilet issues are one of the most commonly cited concerns about anti-discrimination laws that include gender identity. With that being said,...Read More


Sap on Wood: Interview with Beth Arentsen

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 01, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

It is no exaggeration to say that the music field is over saturated with singer-songwriters trying to make a name for themselves. From the ranks of anti-folk rising stars like Regina Spector and Chris Garneau, to acoustic songstress mainstays like...Read More


Fox Affiliate cancels Anchors' appearance at Orlando Pride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Fox affiliate WOFL-TV in Orlando will not allow their news anchors Mike Dunston and Amy Kaufeldt to attend the Orlando Pride event "Come Out With Pride." The organizers of the October 12th event have been left trying to find new...Read More


Right-Wing Activists Plan Private D.C. Briefing

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has learned that The Center for Military Readiness, a right-wing activist group based in Michigan, has invited leaders of prominent veterans services organizations to a Washington, D.C. briefing on Thursday that...Read More


"The Religious Test" -- More on Scary Religion

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 01, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

As a lover of history, I ponder how religion has become a burning issue in the campaign -- though fewer people are daring to discuss it now that Sarah Palin is on the scene. The right grumbles about a religious...Read More


My horrorscope!!

Filed by Abigail Hannon | October 01, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Today's horrorscope SO nails my life! hit me up at www.abisteendiary.com :)...Read More


Now a hypocrite?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 01, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Brian Watson was born in New York and traveled the globe before he met the love of his life in Tokyo in 1993. Together, Brian and Hiro braved the fickle insanity of US immigration for eight...Read More


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The nature of his connection

Filed by Ed Team | October 01, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Dennis Shepard spoke too, and it was the hardest part of the morning. His nose was scratched and bruised; he said he'd broken it doing work around the house. He said that he and Matt had had a competition when...Read More


CA republican state senate candidate opposes Prop 8

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch California republican state senate candidate Shane Patrick Connoly (District 13) explains how Proposition 8 flies in the face of the Republican tradition of expanding freedoms-not taking them away. (Hat tip to Republicans Against 8.)...Read More