March 31, 2009

The Catch 22 of Transgender Care and Acceptance

Filed by Austen Crowder | March 31, 2009 | 8:00 PM | comments

Finding yourself is financially stupid. Being financially independent is a long-term goal of mine. I'm sure it's on the minds of many people, but I've made a hobby of reading financial advice. Dave Ramsey has helped me turn my finances...Read More


On Civil Disobedience

Filed by Jeff Sheng | March 31, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

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Connecticut codifies same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Connecticut's Senate Judiciary Committee codified yesterday their state supreme court's decision to legally recognize same-sex marriages in that state. It still has to go through the Senate, House, and signed by the governor, but it'll get through because the court...Read More


Cincinnati NAACP president warns LGBT community

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Cincinnati NAACP has come under withering scrutiny for appointing anti-gay lawyer Chris Finney to their board. Finney wrote Article 12, a 1993 city charter amendment that forbid city officials from passing laws that protected the LGBT community. The ordinance...Read More


More Marriage Equality News from Vermont

Filed by Ellen Andersen | March 31, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

This just in: the Vermont House Judiciary Committee passed S.115 (the marriage equality bill) out of committee by a vote of 8-2. The full House is scheduled to cast its first vote on the measure this Thursday and I'd be...Read More


Obama hits pause on the repeal DADT button

Filed by Nan Hunter | March 31, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Given the debacle that led to Don't Ask Don't Tell at the beginning of the Clinton administration, I don't really blame Obama for wanting to prioritize other things first, like taking over the auto industry. The White House, the Justice...Read More


Fred Phelp's Hate Meets Gay Love

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 31, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Kellan Baker wrote about the Fred Phelp's hate machine coming to DC to promote their particularly warped brand of religion. In a burst of creativity the organizers of the counter protest turned Westboro Baptist Church's appearance into a...Read More


Rush Limbaugh vs. Dikes

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 31, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Rush Limbaugh says he is uncomfortable with news media using the word "dike" to refer to levees along the Red River. Really, the level of ignorance among some Republican "leaders" is beyond embarrassing. And to think that, for centuries, people...Read More


And we'll even be greeted as liberators!

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I was going to stay out of the boycott of Jamaica that Michael Petrelis, Wayne Besen, and Jim Burroway started up. It's undeniable that there is violence in that country against LGBTQ people, and that several high government officials have...Read More


Colorism: We Ain't Talkin' Crayola Crayons Here

Filed by Wyatt O'Brian Evans | March 31, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Wyatt O'Brian Evans is a Bilerico-DC contributor. This is part of the series "The Cancer that Slowly Consumes Our Very Souls: Racism" that we're running here on Bilerico Project. The term "colorism" sounds innocuous, a little exotic--you think?...Read More


Does Antonin Scalia - And Do Other Judges - Hate Gays?

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 31, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Some have criticized Barney Frank for his interview in which called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a homophobe. In contrast, I applaud Frank's comments that should help expose a very serious problem in the judicial system today: namely, bigoted, homophobic...Read More


Teenage sex criminals, oh my!

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | March 31, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Here you have it -- teens are being prosecuted under child pornography laws for distributing topless pictures of themselves!!! This is particularly troubling: [Wyoming County, Pennsylvania District Attorney] Skumanick told an assembly of students that possessing inappropriate images of minors...Read More


West Virginia defeats marriage amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

West Virginia's House of Delegates squashed a marriage amendment to ban same-sex marriage yesterday. An evangelical group has pressed lawmakers this session to have marriage defined as between one woman and one man. But the resolution needed to put the...Read More


Special (Lack of) Recognition

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 31, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Derek Hartley is a radio talk show host and writer living in New York. He is one half of the radio duo Derek and Romaine, airing weekdays nationwide on SIRIUS XM Radio's OutQ Channel. He also...Read More


The Big Voice: God or Merman? One Night Only, Wednesday, in Coral Springs

Filed by Father Tony | March 31, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I saw this in New York and I loved it. Jim Brochu and Steve Schalchlin, two of the most delightful and talented guys you'll ever see on stage or off are presenting their show The Big Voice: God or Merman?...Read More


Pink with butch rising

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 31, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Emceeing the Gill Foundation's OutGiving Conference in Lake Las Vegas was like being in a three-day graduate seminar on LGBT philanthropy. We heard great talks by the Gill's executive director Tim Sweeney and its founder Tim Gill and the ACLU's...Read More


The Year's Unsexiest Men

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Men's sexiness isn't really my area of expertise, but I thought other Projectors might have some thoughts on the Boston Phoenix's list of the year's "100 Unsexiest Men." Not just a compilation of superficial unsexiness (though there's some of that),...Read More


The Deeping Chasm

Filed by Wyatt O'Brian Evans | March 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

First, let me say that I'm excited and "pleased as punch" to be part of the Bilerico DC team! I treasure this noteworthy opportunity. I'd intended that the subject of my inaugural column would be the legendary Mr. Essex Hemphill....Read More


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Shumlin on the veto

Filed by Ed Team | March 31, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one said this would be easy. But we are more determined than ever to overcome his veto." --Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin on trying to beat the governor's threatened veto on marriage...Read More


Autumn interviews Susan Stryker

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Autumn Sandeen interviews IU professor and writer Susan Stryker....Read More