January 30, 2009

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State of the Movement

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 30, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

UPDATE: Video excerpts of Rea's speech have been added at the end of the post. Editors' Note: Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force delivered the following speech at the 21st National Conference on LGBT...Read More


Creating Change, Day 3: So Many Sessions, So Little Time!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 30, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I've been doing my best to cover as many events as possible over Day 1 and Day 2 of the Creating Change Conference in Denver, but today it was impossible to get to everything, even for a speedy guy like...Read More


Queer music Friday - Hercules & Love Affair

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hercules & Love Affair is one of the nominees for "Outstanding Music Artist" in the GLAAD Media Awards Jason posted about earlier this week. It was the first I heard of this band, and they're fuckin' awesome. They're a really...Read More


There's a health care crisis going on too, y'know

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

There have been far too many pundits on my teevee telling me that Obama can't make a move on health care right now because the economy's in bad shape. It's ridiculous, and I wish that they'd just come right out...Read More


The only moral use of an epithet is my own...

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 30, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Lena Dahlstrom, a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay Area who also performs under the stage name "Joie de Vivre," addresses the Life+Style Editor of a gay newspaper petulantly defending his right to call people "trannies." Dear Faggot:...Read More


Vegetarians are so gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Apparently a master of the universe can be completely incompetent, but he can't be vegetarian. A foreign exchange trader in NYC is suing because, he says, his boss made up an excuse to fire him after letting loose a slew...Read More


A very special interview with Dolores Huerta

Filed by Bil Browning | January 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

This is one of those stories that will stick with me for the rest of my life. During the Indianapolis event for the National Day of Protest, I shot some video of various attendees and one of them was Daniel,...Read More


Broward Municipal Election Endorsements from Equality Florida Action PAC!

Filed by Nadine Smith | January 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Equality Florida Action PAC has released their endorsements for the Broward County Municipal Election (including Bilerico-Florida Contributor Anthony Niedwiecki!): Supporting Trailblazers and Champions Equality Florida Action PAC only endorses candidates who meet a combination of our strategic criteria: They...Read More


Best Creating Change Swag EVER: The Amazing Transgender Equality Pen!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

So the best swaggy giveaway at the Creating Change Conference is by far the National Center for Transgender Equality's "Amazing Transgender Equality Pen." (click the photo to enlarge). For those that can't make out the writing in the picture, here's...Read More


Marriage in Indiana: The Non-Defining Moment

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm always a little skeptical when the proponents of constitutional amendments that would, in their words "define and defend" marriage. Given that the U.S. Supreme Court recently found that the Second Amendment associates a right of self-defense with the right...Read More


Perfect Parents

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm at the Creating Change conference in Denver. A massive gathering of LGBT folks put on by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it is something to behold. An entire hotel filled with every beautiful aspect of our community....Read More


Building bridges across our communities

Filed by Bil Browning | January 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I had a chance to sit down with Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz, NGLTF's Director of Capacity Building. Lisa arranged all of Wednesday's sessions on race relations. At one of the sessions, I noticed a sign on the door that read: Building Bridges...Read More


Black History: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Filed by Storm Bear | January 30, 2009 | 8:33 AM | comments

click to enlarge Birth Of A Notion Disclaimer From Wikipedia: The Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, leading to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in American history. On February 1, 1960,...Read More


Rent on Broadway: Yours for a song comment

Filed by Bil Browning | January 30, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

We had so much fun with the last logo contest, we're doing it again! (Check out our last winner, GregC's, Lunar New Years logo above!) The prize is brought to us by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Up for grabs is...Read More


The Hamster Story - Saved By The Bell - Generation Gap Vlog

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 30, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

What was on my mind today....Read More


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Judge rules against Prop 8 donor shielding suit

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

"If there ever needs to be sunshine on a particular issue, it's a ballot measure." --U.S. District Judge Morrison England in ruling against Prop 8 supporters' suit to hide the names of donors...Read More


Christ-bashing is not the same as gay bashing

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A vlogger takes on the "Christian Anti-Defamation League" (seriously) and their list of "Christ-bashing" incidents....Read More