March 20, 2009

More and more young athletes coming out now: realizations from my project "Fearless"

Filed by Jeff Sheng | March 20, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

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Queer Music Friday - GaybiGayGay at SXSW

Filed by Paige Schilt | March 20, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's Friday, the midpoint of South by Southwest 2009, the biggest and most hyped music festival in North America. Thousands of bands, music execs, and fans from around the globe have made the pilgrimage to Austin, Texas, the city that...Read More


Vermont Takes Step Toward Marriage Equality

Filed by Ellen Andersen | March 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

This just in: early this morning, Vermont's Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to support S. 115, which would permit same-sex couples to marry in Vermont starting on September 1st. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill Monday....Read More


Mike Pence lies to try to protect the GOP's reputation

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Mike Pence has been all over the TV lying to the American people about the AIG bonuses, pretending like it's some sort of ideological, Republican vs. Democrat issue, with Republicans being against these bonuses from the beginning. Here's just one...Read More


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READ THIS: This is NOT acceptable on Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | March 20, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I hate having to write posts like this, but apparently I need to do it. A Projector left this comment on the guest post by Samir Luther on HRC's update to the Corporate Equality Index. I want heads on a...Read More


Death penalty banned in New Mexico

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 20, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Bill Richardson just signed a bill into law banning the death penalty in New Mexico. His statement is after the jump. It's stupefying that Republicans, for all the huff and puff about judges having too much power and the government...Read More


An Ally's Response

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

After I published my story on the 20th anniversary of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Phillips Academy Andover, I received this letter from alumna and writer Robin Chotzinoff, who now lives in Texas. She shares not only her reaction to how...Read More


"Hope" Is Not Enough: LGBT Activists and Scholars Call on Obama to Improve Agenda

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | March 20, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: William Leap and David Peterson assisted in the writing of this post. There are reasons for "hope," but hope is not enough, agreed community activists, lobbyists, students and scholars who gathered at a pre-conference workshop entitled "Is "Hope"...Read More


Liveblog: Presbyterian Church lesbian court case

Filed by Bil Browning | March 20, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Lisa Larges, a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, was blocked from ordination in 1992 by a court decision of the Presbyterian Church (USA) because she was honest about being a lesbian. Larges has continued seeking ordination and today -...Read More


Gays being executed on video in Iran... really?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday I saw a video making the rounds in the LGBT blogosphere, purportedly of gay men being pushed off a building in Iran as punishment for homosexuality. First Gays without Borders posted it, then Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin...Read More


This is What Democracy Looks Like...

Filed by Nadine Smith | March 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Tallahassee is still buzzing from 700 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Floridians descended on the Capitol Monday afternoon. Our collective force was undeniable, even to our staunchest opponents. As Mallory Wells, Equality Florida's Public Policy Director, boldly stated from...Read More


The End of "Gay Affluence:" LGB People More Likely to be Poor

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dr. Gary J. Gates serves as the Williams Distinguished Scholar at The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. He is a recognized national expert on the geography and demography of the gay and lesbian population and...Read More


Papyrus cards

Filed by Annette Gross | March 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was in the stationary store "Papyrus" at Keystone at the Crossing the other day. I needed to buy a Bar Mitzvah card. Well, to the right side of the display case I saw wedding cards. I realized that one...Read More


DC Queer Studies

Filed by Brett Abrams | March 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Have you wanted to bone up on your queer studies lately? Curious to see how queer theory applies to current politics in the U.S. and worldwide? DC offers that opportunity next month. On April 17 and 18th, graduate students and...Read More


Intimate Partner Violence: That Other Epidemic

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 20, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger David Phillips is a poly Leather shaman, kink evangelist, and Queermen's health advocate living in Arlington, VA. A survivor of relationship abuse, David co-founded the Rainbow Response Coalition, addressing intimate partner violence among LGBTQ people in...Read More


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They ultimately want a gay gag order

Filed by Ed Team | March 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Teachers should neither be promoting nor speaking against homosexuality. They should not talk about it all. Leave it up to families to talk about it." --Tennessee rep. Stacey Campfield (R), discussing her his [thanks to Beth in the comments] proposed...Read More


Barney Frank and Rachel Maddow discuss AIG bonuses

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rachel Maddow and Barney Frank discuss AIG bonuses....Read More