August 9, 2009

John Duran's Moving Summation of a Generation

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 09, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

At first glance, someone 49 years old seems too young to be receiving a "Lifetime Achievement Award." But openly gay and HIV positive West Hollywood City Councilmember John J. Duran has been fighting for civil rights since he was 18....Read More


The Town Hall Debacle: Whatever Happened to Robert's Rules of Order?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 09, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm baffled by the "successes" of Republican disrupters as they shout down efforts to discuss healthcare reform at town halls across the country. It's time for somebody to ask the obvious question. Why is parliamentary procedure not being enforced at...Read More


What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | August 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the last days of 2005, I experienced a catharsis, an awakening that stripped me of the armor I had used to protect myself for decades. I realized that I had been hiding in fear of just about everything and...Read More


UPDATE: U.S. Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Reaffirms Support for Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Filed by Nadine Smith | August 09, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Here's a quick update on Equality Florida's conversations with Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen. Today, she issued a statement today reaffirming her strong opposition to Don't Ask, Don't Tell. She also encourages us all to focus our efforts on those who have not...Read More


We May Win, but at What Cost?

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 09, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

[Editor's Note: Alain Dang is a marriage activist based in Cupertino, CA (Silicon Valley), and is currently working to build support for marriage equality in communities of color. Prior to moving back to California, he was a policy analyst with...Read More


The DC Radar Screen: July 2009

Filed by John Shields | August 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

July was, without a doubt, a busy month for the LGBTQ community. We witnessed some gains, as well as more than our share of losses. Below you will find just a few stories that hit the Bilerico-DC airwaves in July....Read More


LGBT Weekend Update - Patricia Nell Warren, Jillian Weiss, and Yasmin Nair

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 09, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's a new feature for the Bilerico Project, and we'll see how this goes: a weekly podcast roundtable discussion. I'm the host and producer, and this week's guests were Patricia Nell Warren, Dr. Jillian Weiss, and Dr. Yasmin Nair. We...Read More


On Making Money, Or, Art Can Help New Orleans

Filed by Don Davis | August 09, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The long, lazy days of summer are upon us, and it's time to have a little fun--but it's also a great opportunity to volunteer a bit of spare time for a good cause. So imagine how cool it would be...Read More


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A Complete Person

Filed by Ed Team | August 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I know there were people who didn't vote for me because I was gay ... but I think people looked at me to see who I was as a complete person and where I was on the issues and that's...Read More


Martha and David Talk Gravy

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

My ex-boyfriend, Trey, is one of the funniest people I've ever met. He hates telemarketers and I've often told Jerame about the hilarious imitations he would do on the phone to mess with the annoying salespeople. He's able to...Read More