May 17, 2009

Michael Steele, I'm unimpressed

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Michael Steele thinks he's going to blow us away with a new argument against same-sex marriage that pretty much amounts to "Equal pay for equal work is too expensive, so we have to preserve a two-tier system of benefits distribution."...Read More


Five Years Later: Proof Positive

Filed by Dana Rudolph | May 17, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

May 17, 2004: The first legal marriages of same-sex couples in Massachusetts. Still locust-free here in the Bay State....Read More


Full speech: Obama addresses Notre Dame graduation

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2009 | 3:36 PM | comments

President Obama used his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame to stress the importance of diversity and dialogue. The speech seemed a direct challenge to those rightwing nutjobs who've been protesting his honorary degree since Obama supports a...Read More


Non-travelogue: Cork and Killarney, Ireland

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm finally buckling under the pressure to write about the vacations I take. We'll try it this time and see how it goes. I've hesitated to write about this because I don't think it's all that interesting and feels like...Read More


White House Poetry Slam

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The more I hear or read about Michelle Obama, the more I like her. The latest news about poetry night at the White House, and her reasons for holding it, are just one more reason. First lady Michelle Obama says...Read More


Meanwhile in Moscow

Filed by Father Tony | May 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

While states topple like dominos in favor of gay marriage and polls show a waxing of public acceptance of gay rights, in other lands, demonstrators get carted away in paddy wagons, just like the Stonewall rioters of forty years ago....Read More


Mindful Living

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 17, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It is hard to let go. To be totally present in the moment, not look forward, not look back, just be. Buddhists call it mindful living. Being aware of the present, all of the present. For me it's like listening...Read More


Protesters call for Reform of Gender Disorders at American Psychiatric Association Convention

Filed by Kelley Winters | May 17, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Thanks to Danielle Askini for this media advisory: What: A coalition of transgender community advocates and mental health providers will gather in San Francisco May 18 to protest how the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is handling revisions to "gender identity...Read More


PFLAG Pride

Filed by Annette Gross | May 17, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Saturday, June 13th, Indianapolis will once again celebrate the 2009 InPride Parade and Festival. The Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near College, and the Festival follows the Parade. This will be the 5th year that I...Read More


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Two New Bilerico Voices

Filed by Father Tony | May 17, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

As much as I am sure you all love a daily dose (or two or three) of exclusively me, what could be better than expanding our Bilerico-Florida family with the addition of two delightful new contributors? Please join me in...Read More


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Voting for Equality Doesn't Lose Elections

Filed by Ed Team | May 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[In Vermont, Maine and Connecticut] I think a concern was, will I lose my job if I vote for marriage equality? And that goes part and parcel with public opinion. . . . What we've done is show that we're...Read More


He must be an emo kid

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This is a cute song that makes fun of the emo kids. There are some really good lines in it: "I'm an emo kid. As non-conforming as can be. You can be emo too if you dress just like...Read More