March 26, 2009

Baiting Homophobes

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | March 26, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

ABC's hidden-camera program, What Would You Do?, dupes people into facing ethical dilemmas that would be considered tasteless if they weren't so damn interesting. John Quinones sets up fake situations that are sometimes racially charged, that sometimes come across as...Read More


Barney Frank on his Scalia statement

Filed by Bil Browning | March 26, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Representative Barney Frank's office sent us this statement to clear up his comments on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's obvious homophobia: While responding to questions from journalists about my characterization of Justice Antonin Scalia as a homophobe, I realized that...Read More


Ex-gay therapy is still common in UK

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

This is unbelievable. 1 in 6? A study of more than 1,400 psychiatrists and therapists in BMC Psychiatry found that 222 (17 per cent) said they had treated at least one client to alter their homosexual feelings at some point....Read More


It's picture time!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 26, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Last weekend's Indiana Stonewall Democrats reception for the Democratic State Central Committee was a veritable Who's-Who of Indiana political heavyweights. Hosted in Bilerico-Indiana contributor Doug Meagher's home, the event drew over 100 supportive politicians, political power brokers and LGBT Hoosiers....Read More


Call Out Blue Cross Blue Shield's Ridiculous Policy Change

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 26, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan recently removed the coverage of gender reassignment surgery from their "covered" list. "Michigan Messenger reported Tuesday that BCBS of Michigan had received permission from state regulators to change insurance coverage offerings, and elimination of...Read More


New Hampshire legislature "do over" vote passes marriage equality

Filed by Bil Browning | March 26, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

You don't see this every day... A proposal to allow same-sex marriage in New Hampshire has passed after it initially failed by one vote in the House on Thursday. The House originally defeated the measure 183-182. But because the House...Read More


Violence Runs Deep

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | March 26, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Bil's Read This post last week erupted into a large flame war. Conversations like this one are always hard for me to step into, emotions are so high and people are very rarely listening or willing to reconsider the assumptions...Read More


Surviving The Recession

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 26, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dixon Osburn was the Executive Director of Service Members Legal Defense Network for 13 years. In my last guest post, To Merge or Not To Merge, I argued that the recent call for LGBT organizations to...Read More


California, redux? Vermont Governor to veto gay marriage

Filed by Ellen Andersen | March 26, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Vermont's Republican Governor, Jim Douglas, announced in a press conference earlier today that he'll veto a marriage equality bill if it passes the legislature (as it looks likely to do). When Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed marriage equality in California, his justification...Read More


The Gay Death Wish

Filed by Father Tony | March 26, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony: I love your writing. and I remember your postings about Vishara. I hope you would consider doing an entry about cruising safely. I spend alot of my time in Cape May county. We are on the...Read More


My $.02 on the Bilerico/death threat controversy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 26, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Since this is turning into an all-out blog war, and is pretty unfair to Bil, I'm responding to the whole death threat controversy. After the jump, though, since most of you probably don't care....Read More


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The nature of men and women

Filed by Ed Team | March 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you." -- W. Somerset Maugham...Read More


Cue the "shocking!" music

Filed by Bil Browning | March 26, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Hat tip to Joe.My.God. for this ultra-dramatic clip of an Oprah episode featuring lesbians. Joe's quip is classic: "You know, I really like Oprah - but enough already with the "shocking!" music and crime scene-ish flash cuts. Honey, it's...Read More