March 9, 2009

"When I Came Home" -- TV film review

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 09, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

This is one of those documentary films that wins major film-festival awards and rave reviews from major magazines...but you won't see it aired on network TV. Why? Because the U.S. government and many Americans simply don't want to deal with...Read More


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Scoot over a bit, will ya?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 09, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Great news for Bilerico-Indiana today! I'm happy to be able to announce two new contributors that will be joining us. They should provide some unique angles on Hoosier life from a queer perspective. Amber Crowder is a native Hoosier. When...Read More


Covenant marriage, same-sex marriage: let's call the whole thing off

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 09, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Via Pam, the founder of Beliefnet, Steven Waldman, wrote up another "compromise" for same-sex marriage advocates to advance. This one, like the silly Rauch/Blankenhorn compromise proposed in the NY Times a month ago, asks for us to push for a...Read More


Obama versus the Catholic Church

Filed by Bil Browning | March 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

President Obama (God, I still love typing that!) signed the Scientific Integrity Memorandum and Stem Cell Executive Order this morning allowing researchers to use embryonic stem cells for research again. Former President Bush had forbidden research to appease his right-wing...Read More


Principle vs. Incremental Change

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 09, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Michael Guest is Senior Advisor to the Council for Global Equality. Mr. Guest was America's first openly gay, Senate-confirmed Ambassador (to Romania, 2001-04). He ended his 26-year diplomatic career in December 2007 after having sought, without...Read More


Change, Coming from the Heartland

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 09, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

During his campaign for the White House, President Obama was often fond of reminding Americans that "change doesn't come from Washington; it comes to Washington." Significant change, he told the country, doesn't usually originate in the halls of Congress, but...Read More


You can help repeal Florida's adoption ban

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 09, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is freedom's watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The time has come...Read More


My piece in the DOMA challenge debate

Filed by Matt Comer | March 09, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last week, while I was tending to pressing family matters in my hometown of Winston-Salem, the queer world found out about Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders' (GLAD) challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Bil posted on his...Read More


Teen Challenge founder: 'earth-shattering calamity' approaching

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The founder of the Christianist extremist Assemblies of God ministry Minnesota Teen Challenge (which was the beneficiary of a a $500,000 earmark request from Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar), David Wilkerson, has cut loose with some serious batsh*ttery over at...Read More


Women's History Month: Filling In the Blanks

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 09, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

How can we say for sure if a famous woman who lived 2400 years ago was a lesbian? Even in our own time, we can't say that for sure about a woman -- unless she makes her own personal statement...Read More


Out of the Closet, in Wilton Manors

Filed by Father Tony | March 09, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

It seems the new look for men's spring fashion is a resartus of the 1940s/Clark Gable/Howard Hughes/Harrison Ford thing. The key is rumpled comfort. Fabrics that require ironing, have received ironing, and have then had their creases interrupted by wrinkling...Read More


My Visit to the Mr. Gay World Competition!

Filed by Brent Hartinger | March 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

A few weeks, I mentioned my visit to the Mr. Gay World competition in Whistler, British Columbia. I'm back, and I brought video -- speedos included!...Read More


Idol Adam Lambert is Gay (DUH!) - Rihanna Takes Chris Brown Back!?

Filed by Michael Buckley | March 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this video, I talk about Rihanna and Chris Brown (ugh) and then move on to happy topics- Make Me a SuperModel and Top Model premiere this week!!! Also new of Britney, Goopy Gwenny, Jessica Simpson, American Idol and...Read More


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Kate Kendell On Her Kids and Prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | March 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But at the dinner table last night, Sandy and I talked to our kids about what happened in the courtroom yesterday. I said, 'But you know what gives me hope?' Right away, my 12-year-old son Julian said, 'The next generation,'...Read More


The Gay Gene

Filed by Bil Browning | March 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

How many of you saw this weekend's episode of Family Guy where Peter got injected with "the gay gene?" Funny? Not so funny?...Read More