August 24, 2009

Help Protect Marriage Equality in Maine

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 24, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

One of the big gay takeaways from Netroots Nation was the critical importance of defending marriage equality in Maine. The same team that brought us Prop 8 in California is now trying to strip away marriage from same-sex couples in...Read More


How Legitimate is the "Gender Complaint" Against Caster Semenya?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 24, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

As an Outsports.com writer who has been covering gender testing in sports, I'm tracking the controversy over South African teen track star Caster Semenya and whether she should compete as a woman. The complaint against tall, muscular Semenya has been...Read More


Transgender "Comics": "Ouran High School Host Club"

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 24, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ed Note: Transgender Comics is a regular Monday feature on Bilerico-Indiana. We bumped this one up to the main site to give folks a flavor of the series. I debated on this one for a little while; it's not a...Read More


The LGBT Hate Crimes Project: Carlos Lopez

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The unpredictable nature of hate crimes isn’t something that gets a lot of consideration, but it’s a factor in the increased level of stress LGBT persons often experience. At least according to researchers at UCLA. This is the finding...Read More


Cynthia Neff - Gay Friendly Candidate for the 58th District

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 24, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Cynthia Neff, the Democratic candidate for the 58th District in the Virginia House of Delegates is a courageous progressive who doesn't flinch from answering tough questions - including stating that she supports marriage equality for LGBT Virginians. The 58th...Read More


No on 1 TV ad in Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

From GLAD, here's the first No on 1 (pro same-sex marriage side) ad in Maine. FYI, Maine is over 98% white. [Update: Patrick in the comments points out that this ad is for marriage generally, not for the specific, up-coming...Read More


Stonewall Dems ask DNC for $25k for Maine marriage fight

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Stonewall Democrats Interim Executive Director, Kyle Bailey, sent a letter last week to the Democratic National Committee formally requesting that the DNC donate $25,000 to Maine's No On 1 campaign [PDF]. The DNC donated $25,000 to California's Prop 8 battle...Read More


Gay Tithe: Assuring your donation doesn't work against you

Filed by Phil Reese | August 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Back in Detroit, I grew up in the Catholic School system. I was raised a very strict Catholic, and even in school we were given collection envelopes in which we were encouraged to give 'the price of a comic book,...Read More


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Write for Bilerico DC

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 24, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Are you a blogger looking for a little more exposure or a writer who needs a blog home? Have we got a deal for you! Bilerico-DC is looking for new faces. If you live in DC, Maryland, or Virginia, we...Read More


Caption This: The family patriarch

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm really loving AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com - I've used a couple of their pics before for our "Caption This" posts, but this one really made me laugh. This one confuses me soooo much. Don't they usually sit the oldest family members in...Read More


Intersex puppet show at IndyFringe

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Here's an interesting concept you don't see very often. There's an intersex puppet show playing at IndyFringe this week. The unfortunate title character of this puppet-centered operetta, whose story comes from an incident in 18th century Scotland, was abandoned at...Read More


Coalition of Florida Orgs Endorse the National Equality March

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

O.U.T. (Organizations United Together), a coalition of over 80 Florida LGBT and allied organizations whose goal is to achieve equality and justice for LGBT Floridians, has announced that it endorses October 11th's National Equality March. The March, which is being...Read More


Wisconsin Attorney General won't defend domestic partnerships

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I don't really get why so many people were calling the DOJ's brief in the Smelt suit to overturn DOMA paradoxical or incoherent two weeks ago - I thought that we had already been through the explanation before that, just...Read More


Louisiana's Landrieu: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 24, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Louisiana is not generally considered a liberal state, and its Senators are considered quite conservative. However, one of those Senators, Mary Landrieu, is more likely than the other, David Vitter, to vote for ENDA, making Louisiana a very important state...Read More


DADT Strategy Shortsighted Because We're Only Playing One Hand

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Justin Elzie was the first US Marine to come out in 1993 and then discharged under DADT. He was later temporarily reinstated where upon he served 4 more years openly gay. As a former United States...Read More


LGBTI Health Summit: Where are we now?

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger David Phillips is a poly Leather shaman, kink evangelist, and Queermen's health advocate living in Arlington, VA. A survivor of relationship abuse, David co-founded the Rainbow Response Coalition, addressing intimate partner violence among LGBTQ people in...Read More


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Get Bilerico in your Inbox

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

A lot of Projectors write and ask what we send to our e-mail list. Each night at midnight, we round up all of the day's posts and send them out to subscribers. We only include the front page portion of...Read More


Buck on Fall TV!! Yay! OMG! Fun! Puppies?

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 24, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Question of the Day: What fall shows are you most looking foward to? 1. What New Shows? 2. What Returning Shows?...Read More


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Wedding Congratulations and a Sign of Acceptance

Filed by Ed Team | August 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I believe this may be the very first African-American church to hold a same gender wedding, and that's something that just wouldn't have happened years ago. But times are changing, people are becoming more accepting of their fellow citizens, and...Read More


Gay marriage vs marriage equality

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Does it matter whether we call it "gay marriage," "same-sex marriage," or "marriage equality?" The folks at Freedom to Marry offer up a list of reasons why we should nix the first two from our vocabulary. What do you...Read More