July 23, 2009

Pumping Parties in the Heartland

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 23, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Let's talk about pumping for a moment, shall we? Imagine it this way: your neighbor Ted buys a tube of silicone caulk, squeezes it into a dirty coffee cup, pulls a smidge of it into a dirty needle, and jabs...Read More


Trans hate crimes up in 2009

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The German sex and gender journal Liminalis published this map as part of their project to follow transgender murders throughout the world in 2009. More information behind the numbers and the journal's methodology can be found in their report (pdf)....Read More


NYU Human Right's Professor Dr. Thio is a No-Go

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 23, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Dr. Li-ann "Anal sex is like shoving a straw up your nose to drink" Thio, a professor at the National University of Singapore and Global Visiting Professor of Law set to teach human rights at NYU, according to the administration,...Read More


Indiana State Senate goes further right

Filed by Bil Browning | July 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I was going to write a thorough analysis of the Republican caucus to choose a successor to former State Senator Teresa Lubbers. I intended to bring up occasional contributor Chris Douglas's campaign for the seat (he dropped out early on...Read More


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Register to comment on the Bilerico Project

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

For a variety of reasons, there are lots of new readers on the Bilerico Project this month. Welcome! Here's some information about commenting on the Bilerico Project. If you're unregistered and try to leave a comment, it will have to...Read More


U.S. Legislator of the Day: David Dreier

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 23, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rep. David Dreier of California. Rep. Dreier, a Republican, voted for ENDA in 07. According to Wikipedia, there has been some controversy about his sexual orientation, particularly...Read More


Can exclusion be good?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Should gay bars ban women? Should lesbian bars ban men? Two cases this week raise those questions. First, in the UK, a gay bar refused service to and asked a lesbian woman and her partner to drink in a different...Read More


Anita Bryant 2.0: Carrie Prejean Brings "Opposite Marriage" Platform to Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 23, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Disgraced, nationally lampooned former Miss California Carrie Prejean, who became the bumbling spokesmodel for the National Organization for Marriage, is bringing the sideshow to Florida. She is coming as part of the GOP "Drive the Discussion Exchange '09" event designed...Read More


Barbara Walters on "Bruno": "I Don't Like Seeing Closeups of Anal Sex"

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

In the comments section of my hotly debated post on Bruno and Sacha Baron Cohen, I briefly touched on a couple things that I didn't expand on because I didn't have any anecdotal evidence to back them up. I mentioned...Read More


Another LGBT Community Center in Distress: Arizona's Wingspan

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 23, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The economic crisis is hitting everyone hard. Especially under stress are the charities and other organizations that run off grants and donations. One of these groups in dire straights is the LGBT Community Center of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Wingspan....Read More


Figleafing

Filed by Father Tony | July 23, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father T, My partner runs around the house taking all our "gay" artwork off the walls when his parents, brothers or sisters (all of whom are over 30) come to visit and he does the same when my...Read More


South Bend Councilman Oliver Davis Responds to Bilerico-Indiana

Filed by Donna Pandori | July 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

South Bend Councilman Oliver Davis recently contacted me about a Bilerico post in which I questioned his support of equal rights for the GLBT community. My post was in reflection to a WSBT story, Council members divided over Luecke's first...Read More


Landmark D.C. law grants parental status to two mothers

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

In the first law of its kind in the country, the District of Columbia confers the status of legal parent on both lesbian mothers who plan a child using donor insemination. The law states that a person who consents to...Read More


Ethel Mermaid

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 23, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

You guessed it! It's Girl Splash Week in Provincetown! Which, of course, leads me to health care......Read More


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Homophobia Is Killing Our Youth

Filed by Ed Team | July 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We in the black community have a long tradition of treating others with generosity, kindness, love, and compassion. Surely we can find better ways to deal with issues of sexuality than attempting to "exorcise" someone of his or her identity....Read More


Hate crimes legislation & prosecuting terrorists

Filed by Bil Browning | July 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

When a Republican wants to complain about "teh gays," where should he go to spout lies? Why, FOX news, of course. Here's John McCain claiming hate crimes legislation will make it more difficult to prosecute terrorists and that the...Read More