April 8, 2009

National Organization for Marriage's new tactic: fear-mongering without using the word 'religion'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 08, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

These folks have nothing left in the tool box after the Iowa ruling decimated the excuse that religious opposition should govern civil law. So now the folks at the National Organization for Marriage have decided to send out e-blasts and...Read More


The Task Force New York Leadership Awards

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 08, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Monday evening I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's New York Leadership Awards. This year's honoree's were San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and fashion designer John Bartlett. Presenting the award to Newsom was New York City Council speaker...Read More


Vermont Rules!

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 08, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Marc Solomon is the new marriage director for Equality California, leading the organization's efforts to win marriage back in the Golden State. He recently served as the executive director of Mass Equality, where he successfully helped protect marriage...Read More


Columbia, Missouri establishes inclusive domestic partner registry

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 08, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

With all the excitement about Vermont, we don't want to overlook this good news from the heartland that occurred... Domestic partners are now legally recognized in Columbia after a unanimous City Council vote. Elected leaders approved the new domestic partner...Read More


Marriage Recognition in DC: Business as Usual?

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Bob Summersgill is a founding member of DC for Marriage and an advocate for gay rights for the past 20 years. Big news yesterday, after Vermont's legislature overrode the Governor's veto on marriage equality, D.C.'s Council...Read More


It's Not Over Yet: "Protect Isabella Coalition" Forms to Keep Girl from Lesbian Mom

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

In this week of euphoria over the marriage victories, let's not forget we still have a long way to go. Today, "a coalition of concerned Virginia citizens" has formed the "Protect Isabella Coalition" to "create awareness of what it labels...Read More


Husbands and wives and partners, oh my!

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 08, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

I think this is an interesting conversation to be having if taken in the right context, so here's something that Markos Moulitsas said yesterday: You know what would help with marriage equality? For gay couples who have committed themselves to...Read More


Happy Birthday to my baby!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 08, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Not so long ago, Jerame wasn't my baby, he was his mom's baby. He wasn't just any baby either. His parents were both very young and rebellious teens more into partying than parenting. He spent large swaths of time pawned...Read More


Susan Stanton Named City Manager for Lake Worth

Filed by Nadine Smith | April 08, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Equality Florida congratulates both the City of Lake Worth and Susan Stanton on her selection to fill the position of Lake Worth City Manager. Susan was selected for the job from a group of 50 candidates. We're pleased that the...Read More


Next We Move Forward

Filed by Bo Shuff | April 08, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Within the span of five days the supporters of marriage equality have moved forward in three very different jurisdictions in very different ways. All of this progress is cause for massive celebration. Honestly I think the Iowa decision is the...Read More


Hate the sin, not the sinner: a remix

Filed by Austen Crowder | April 08, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Alex Blaze made an excellent post about Tony Dungy's appointment to the Office of Faith-based Initiatives. Frankly, I'm not here to debate that issue whatsoever: I'm not a fan of the organization, but as they say, "Somebody's gotta do it."...Read More


Alberta Delists Gender Reassignment Surgery Funding

Filed by Mercedes Allen | April 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This is a quick note for Canadian readers and those interested on the way of things for transfolk up here. On April 7th, 2009, the Province of Alberta has delisted funding for GRS surgery. I'm awaiting confirmation as to whether...Read More


Don't Be Invisible - Join "The Count"

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | April 08, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Did you ever wonder about the LGBTQ population where you live? How many of us are there? How old (or young) are we? What races and ethnicities do we represent? What is the status of our health, or our households,...Read More


Gay rights in the District of Columbia -- always in the shadow of Congress

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | April 08, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I shock my law students every year when I tell them that their new-found home, Washington, DC, does not have basic voting rights and does not control its laws. Even if we get a vote in Congress this year, we...Read More


Help us get better and win a prize

Filed by Bil Browning | April 08, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today's contest is going to be a little different. We've recently hired a team to redesign all of the Bilerico sites and they need your input. We're keeping the logo, but other than that everything is up for grabs. Tell...Read More


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Bilerico DC on Facebook and Twitter

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 08, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

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Almost mystifying

Filed by Ed Team | April 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one expects President Obama to come out for marriage equality. But for an administration that has boldly passed the largest stimulus in our country's history, upped our troop commitment in Afghanistan, and canned the CEO of a major American...Read More


The Fast and the Bi-Curious

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 08, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I haven't seen the movie, but I thought this was interesting. Interesting in the sense that SNL has done it a million times but still thinks it's funny. There's something there....Read More


When the Midwest Goes Gay...

Filed by Storm Bear | April 08, 2009 | 12:30 AM | comments

click to enlarge The whole change thing is becoming unsettling. First Iowa voted for a Black guy with the middle name Hussein to become President of these United States and now gay marriage is the law of the land...Read More