June 30, 2009

Former Indy resident gay bashed in NYC

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Fellow blogger Ruth Holladay's cousin, Joe Holladay, was recently beaten on the Upper East Side on gay pride weekend. Joe went to school in Indianapolis before eventually finding his way to Boston where he lives currently. According to the New...Read More


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Advocate: Bilerico is a "Top Political Blog"

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Advocate published their list of "Top Political Blogs" today and the magazine spotlights Bilerico Project in the top slot. I have to admit, their description of our little corner of the queer web is one of the best I've...Read More


Three observations about ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Observation 1: DOMA will not be repealed before ENDA gets passed. Of the four main pieces of LGBT legislation that the Administration said it wants to pass - hate crimes, ENDA, DOMA, DADT - repealing DOMA will be the hardest....Read More


A "Penultimate Step" in the Fight to End the HIV Travel Ban

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 30, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

In a move that closes the gap between two White House administrations, numerous government agencies and a year-old act of Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services has issued regulations that would end the United States' decades-old HIV travel...Read More


Prop 8: A Spoonful of Sugar

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 30, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

(O riginally published in Bay Windows, May 28, 2009. I thought it was worth reposting here because of the pending Prop 8 case that will go before a district court this Thursday.) We've been on a Disney movie kick around...Read More


Obama and the Democrats Still Don't Get It

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 30, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Perusing the coverage of what some have described as President Obama's "Gay Uncle Tom" event at the White House yesterday (in alleged commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots) leaves me thinking that Obama and Congressional Democrats truly...Read More


Pink Saturday: Party or police state?

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 30, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Okay, so I actually kind of like Pink Saturday, the night before pride when the Castro gets blocked off to traffic and people wander around getting smashed and dancing to terrible music blasted from sound stages in the street. I...Read More


Our best thoughts come from others

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I borrowed the title from Ralph Waldo Emerson since it seems appropriate for a post highlighting some of the suggested post topics readers have sent in. You can tip the editors to stories any time, plus you can leave other...Read More


Religious Right mad that gay person nominated to Education position

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Family Research Council has decided to take on one of Obama's appointments, and they're going after openly gay nominee to head the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Kevin Jennings. Jennings also happens to be the former head of...Read More


Welcome to Your White House

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The title of this post is one of the first things President Obama said yesterday at the Stonewall commemoration at the White House yesterday. Were there cocktails? Yes. But this was not a typical cocktail party. Were there many "A-listers?"...Read More


Take a Straight Person to Lunch

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The philandering politicos John Ensign and Mark Sanford, the Iranian revolution, the death of Michael Jackson. And you were all worried what I would do without George Bush! On this the 40th anniversary of Gay Liberation, it's one big sexual...Read More


The White House Parties Like it's 1999...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 30, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, President Obama hosted a "celebration of Stonewall" at the White House, the first of its kind. While it may have been the first time a President spoke on LGBT rights in the White house for 20 minutes, I couldn't...Read More


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Tell a Story

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

"Reform advocates need to remember the four things that persuasive leaders do well: tell compelling stories, focus on principles, move people emotionally and send clear messages. Humans are a storytelling species. People have trouble remembering lists of facts, figures and...Read More


Gay Liberation Front Surviving Members

Filed by Father Tony | June 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

At New York City's Gay and Lesbian Community Center, on Thursday June 25, 2009, the surviving founding members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) each had 3 minutes to tell a personal story from the earliest days of the...Read More