December 2, 2008

Lesbian on Obama's Short List for Labor Secretary

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 02, 2008 | 8:31 PM | comments

Lesbian labor activist Mary Beth Maxwell is under serious consideration to be named Secretary of Labor by President-Elect Barack Obama. For the rainbow cabinet of the nation's first African American president, Mary Beth Maxwell is the perfect labor secretary you've...Read More


Civil Rights: Does "Immutable Characteristic" Really Describe Us?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 02, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

The recent fallout over Prop 8 -- questions about whether African Americans voted heavily to ban same-sex marriage -- points up a need to redefine and strengthen the basis of our demand for civil rights. In recent decades, we LGBT...Read More


California legislature to step into Prop 8 battle?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

The California legislature appears to be whipping out the "Checks and Balances" card... Senator Mark Leno and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced resolutions today in their respective houses. The legislation deems Prop 8 a revision to the state Constitution that should...Read More


Vatican Cheers on Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 02, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Someone better head to confessional. The Times Online is reporting that the Vatican has come out strongly against a United Nations declaration formally condemning anti-LGBT discrimination, saying that the declaration would lead to the decriminalization of same-sex unions. The nonbinding...Read More


NYC World AIDS Day Event: So Nice to See all 100 of You!

Filed by Eric Leven | December 02, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

if that... The NYC World AIDS Day Event entitled "Out of the Darkness" included a meet-up at GMHC and a candle light vigil march down to a church in Greenwich Village where speakers, activists and performers were all part of...Read More


The Iowa Marriage Case- Coming up... and you can follow it

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | December 02, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

There's only one marriage equality case left. I'm not counting the case before the California Supreme Court on the proper method to amend that state's constitution. I'm talking about a state constitutional challenge to a ban on same-sex marriage, litigated...Read More


We're still living with AIDS

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 02, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Kenyon Farrow is an organizer, communications strategist and writer working on issues at the intersection of HIV/AIDS, prisons and homophobia. A current Policy Institute fellow with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Farrow is working on a...Read More


Gay Rights Group to Protest FL Governor Crist's Nuptials

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 02, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

After much speculation from bloggers and media outlets, it does appear that what many viewed as a conveniently timed wedding between Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Carole Rome is still on. The wedding announcement came out when Crist was on...Read More


No marriage amendment for Indiana

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Good news on the marriage front! The Indianapolis Star brings us news that Indiana won't be debating a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. After last year's defeat in committee, Republican backers have decided it's just not...Read More


LGBT Group to Protest Governor Crist's Wedding

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Going to the Chapel... of Protest? A group in Florida called Impact-Florida has announced it will protest outside Governor "Live and Let Live" Charlie Crist's wedding to Carole Rome this month. The group will first gather outside the First United...Read More


It's the Most Wonderful Time...

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's that time of year. The holiday season where people get trampled for cheap goods on Black Friday. I'm trying to be as chipper as possible- I got to go to Costa Rica last year and I promised I would...Read More


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A Bilerico meetup in DC

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

We're about to take this show on the road! Our entire Editorial Team is packing up and going to DC this weekend for an LGBT bloggers conference. Several of our contributors will also be there for their own blogs too!...Read More


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Richard Lugar is down with with Obama's choices

Filed by Ed Team | December 02, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think they're excellent selections. I think it will be a strong team. I would just say, as an individual, I look forward to working with each one of them. I hope and I'm certain Senator Kerry, who is our...Read More


I spent way too much time with this

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch I got the Ocarina application for my iPhone and ended up spending all last night goofing off with it. It combines two loves in one - making music and geeky technology. I'm proud to say...Read More