January 29, 2009

Creating Change, Day 2: Issues, Issues, Issues!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 29, 2009 | 8:00 PM | comments

The second day of the Creating Change Conference in Denver has been packed full of amazing sessions and discussions. The toughest part about today was choosing where to go, since all the topics were so important and interesting. I popped...Read More


Sue Hyde: Creating Change's architect

Filed by Bil Browning | January 29, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

If you don't know Sue Hyde, you should. Sue is the Director of Creating Change and is responsible for organizing this huge conference of queer activists and academics. Literally, she is the busiest person at Creating Change since everyone needs...Read More


The power of denial

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Parents often do some mental gymnastics to avoid accepting that their kids might be queer, but this mother seems to be drowning in denial....Read More


David Beckham shirtless and stuff!

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

It's one of those days at the Bilerico Project: where is everyone? Well, I know a significant number of contributors are at Creating Change, and the news cycle is a little slow when it comes to the LGBT news. So...Read More


Michael Gerson latest temper tantrum... about PEPFAR

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

There's no other term to describe this latest screed from former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson other than "temper tantrum." The non-sensical tirade goes from extolling the virtues of the Bush Administration to calling anyone who believes in "reproductive rights" (his...Read More


Obama Signs Ledbetter Act into Law

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 29, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today President Obama signed into law his first major piece of legislation: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. The new law strengthens workers' ability to bring pay discrimination lawsuits. In this passage you can hear some of the rationale...Read More


Short interviews on race relations in the LGBT community

Filed by Bil Browning | January 29, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday's sessions at Creating Change were about racial issues in the LGBT community. (See Jerame and Waymon's posts for more in depth info on the different group sessions they each attended.) I spent some time yesterday afternoon asking attendees to...Read More


MBLGTACC Conference in Bloomington coming on Feb. 13-15

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 29, 2009 | 12:32 PM | comments

The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) will hold its 17th annual conference Feb. 13-15, 2009 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The online registration deadline is Friday, February 6, but registration is also available at the...Read More


Kevin Unrepentant

Filed by Father Tony | January 29, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The text of Kevin's letter and my response after the jump....Read More


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Best Place to Work? Not if you don't offer benefits to LGBT partners. (Even if you're married!)

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Daryl Herrschaft has overseen the Workplace Project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation since 1998. He monitors and evaluates corporate policies surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors. In its February 2 issue,...Read More


Sean Penn and PC in Movie Casting

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The other day, when accepting his award for best male lead at the SAG Awards, Sean Penn made an important and incisive comment about his experience while playing the role of an out gay activist in Milk. He said, "We...Read More


SAVE THE DATE: Rally in Tally for LGBT Equality

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | January 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Monday, March 16, 2009 hundreds of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender persons will travel to Tallahassee to engage and educate state legislators to advance civil rights for all people. Come to Tallahassee empowered and have your voice heard! Trainings...Read More


SUCK IT, MISS WEENIE TOT!!! - ps: I am a model!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 29, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

My first episode of Minisode Maniac! is up It is a dream come true to get to work on this! Please show it some rating/comment love!!! YAY!...Read More


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Saddlebacking

Filed by Ed Team | January 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Saddlebacking: the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities." --The new definition of "saddlebacking," created by Savage Love readers from the name of Rick Warren's church...Read More


Gay Bar

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The music video for punk-funk band Electric Six's "Gay Bar."...Read More