April 14, 2009

Grab the Kleenex and meet Susan Boyle

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

What a wonderful way to end today's posts - a simple reminder to overlook outside wrappers and see the beauty within each other. If you don't tear up watching this, you're just not human. Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle...Read More


National Car Rental Responds To Harassment And Threats Story Of Sarah Vestal

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 14, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

One of my co-bloggers, Autumn, received a response from the national office of National Car Rental regarding the post "National Car Rental Employee To Trans Customer: "Screwed-Up Man Faggot"." by Autumn Sandeen, Pam's House Blend I received an update from...Read More


Faith Community and LGBT Community Come Together

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 14, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I went to a funeral yesterday. Of a little boy. 11 years old. He lay in the coffin, in a grown up suit, dead. So little. He killed himself last week because he was taunted, over and over, for being...Read More


America loves San Francisco and France

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Since Bush's first win in 2000, there has been a proliferation of literature about how the Republicans won that election. It seemed so illogical, and it seemed to make a profound statement about the people living among us. And, apparently,...Read More


Best NOM parody ad yet

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Hat tip to Teddy from Firedoglake for this spectacularly awesome parody of ad of the National Organization for Marriage's stupid "Gathering Storm" political ad. As a friend said over e-mail, "It gets to the heart of the ridiculousness of it...Read More


State Fairness

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 14, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

When I was growing up in Syracuse, New York I was not a big fan of our annual State Fair. The mid-way was too freaky, sticky and crowded but I loved bumper cars and Whac-a-mole. As a budding butch from...Read More


Hollywood (and All that Jazz)

Filed by Wyatt O'Brian Evans | April 14, 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 on Bilerico Project. According to that 20/20 broadcast, Hollywood perpetuates and reinforces the...Read More


Colorado governor signs Domestic Partnership Bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Awesome! The Designated Beneficiary Agreement Act was passed last month in the state House of Representatives and the Senate. The new law, which will take effect on July 1, will permit any two people - regardless of sexual orientation or...Read More


Stuck in Binary

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 14, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Monica Helms is the president of the Transgender American Veterans Association. This is the second part of her "Stuck in..." series. Think of how dull the world would be if everything came in just twos. We would only...Read More


New Twists in the Amazon Story

Filed by Scott Kaiser | April 14, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I posted an article about Amazon.com's alleged snub of the LGBT community. I suggested that calls of boycott against Amazon were premature as Amazon had up until now been a very gay-friendly company and perhaps this really was a...Read More


GOProud: A kind of progress

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 14, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

It used to be that the Log Cabin Republicans was the only group out that that specifically worked to represent gay conservatives, but no more. Make way for GOProud. It seems to have been created for the "Fox News" style...Read More


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Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol?

Filed by Ed Team | April 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Most people do one show a year and I do three and they involve a lot of traveling. One may have to go. I don't know which one. That is the problem, I like all of them. But I guess...Read More


Gay Marriage = Religious Freedom

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rob Tisinai's latest video leads evangelical Christians to the inevitable conclusion that "Gay Marriage = Religious Freedom"....Read More