August 2, 2009

Michelle's Garden: The Big Oops

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 02, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Bombshell breaking news: the soil in the now-famous White House organic garden has some lead pollution in it. The National Park Service tested the soil, and says so. It seems that, during the Clinton era, the lawn was fertilized with...Read More


Q: What Does Plaxico Burress, Senator John Thune and DOMA Have in Common? A: States Rights

Filed by John Shields | August 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Fomer New York Giants wide-receiver Plaxico Burress testified before a grand jury in Manhattan last week to explain his rationale for carrying a concealed handgun into a New York City nightclub. You may remember it as the "Sweatpants Shooting," as...Read More


REAL Women Selectively Oppose Human Rights?

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 02, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Before being deposed by the current minority Conservative government, the federal Liberals began work on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, to be built in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As the building is underway and the Advisory Committee is being developed to...Read More


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No Greg, YOU are harassing ME!

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

[Editor's Note: Guest blogger Josh Cohen is a consultant providing need-based, low-cost internet media services for equality campaigns and organizations. During the day, he works for a software company in Redmond, WA. As a member of the Board of Directors...Read More


A Road Trip, Told as a Series of Pit Stops

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's the kind of truck stop where a voice on the loudspeaker calls out "Customer 47, your shower is ready." In the back, plywood covers a large hole in the wall, a monument to some past collision. In the front,...Read More


From the Reader Tipline

Filed by Bil Browning | August 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Let's see what this week's e-mail has brought us... *rummages through hundreds of e-mails Projectors have sent* Ah, yes. Here are a few succulent morsels that caught my eye this week, but didn't make it into a full blog post....Read More


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A Gay Council of Britain?

Filed by Ed Team | August 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As a group, it's naïve to think that the LGBT community can be represented by one body. There is no real community, after all, since we're often only linked by our sexuality and, thereafter, the effect this has on our...Read More


Sugartown

Filed by Bil Browning | August 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I had some time to listen to the ole iPod yesterday as I was doing a ton of yard work. I know, I know, I run Bilerico and all, but I thought some of you might be surprised to...Read More


Statewide HIV/AIDS Advocacy Network Emerges in Florida

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | August 02, 2009 | 12:00 AM | comments

According to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), Florida reported 109,524 AIDS cases to CDC, cumulatively from the beginning of the epidemic through December 2007. Florida ranked 3rd highest among the 50 states in cumulative reported AIDS cases....Read More