October 9, 2009

Now is not the time to eliminate domestic partnership in the District of Columbia

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | October 09, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

The bill authorizing same-sex marriages in the District of Columbia contains a disturbing additional provision that has gotten little attention. It eliminates any new domestic partnerships as of January 1, 2011. I don't know why Councilmember David Catania wrote this...Read More


Queer music Friday - Bob Mould

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember when being "Generation X" was equivalent to being young and cutting edge? Well, then, indulge me in some early 90's nostalgia with Bob Mould, who you may remember from the bands Sugar and Hüsker Dü. Here's a noisy little...Read More


Arizona - National Equality Rally

Filed by Bobby Parker | October 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

After the election and events of the past year we have learned a valuable lesson. In order to have an equality initiative on the ballot in 2012, we have to educate the hearts and minds of everyday citizens of Arizona....Read More


Bilerico Radio: Maine marriage roundtable

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

We recorded this a few days ago, and due to some administrative difficulties, it won't be made into a full show. But it was a great roundtable session and it's worth a listen. We talked about the ballot initiative to...Read More


Victory Garden: A Way to Avoid Eating at Least a Few of Those GM Foods

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 09, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Even in a weekend of political explosions from the National Equality March, my "urban gardening" theme is relevant. How do I connect my Victory Garden with the marchers in D.C.? Many of them will surely be munching on fast food...Read More


Bil's Birthday Book Beneficiaries

Filed by Nathan Strang | October 09, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

God, I love alliteration. The Crisis book contest is over and the winners are in: Liquid Jonathon A.J. Lopp Leo Rodney Hoffman If you are a winner, you should expect an email shortly asking for your address and such. If...Read More


FL LGBT News Rond-Up: Pride, A New "Christian Coalition", Trans Protections, and More!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Here's a little round-up of this and that from around the state that I thought you should know! As always, leave more stories and links that we might have missed in the comments! * "Christian Coalition 2.0" Hits Florida -...Read More


Socialized, heavily regulated, or single-payer: A health care system is as good as the people running it

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

It seems like it's the universe's goal to simultaneously lower my expectations for my fellow humans and to surprise me with their generosity. Today I schlepped myself across town to do visa paperwork and found out, when I got to...Read More


Why I Won't Come Out on National Coming Out Day

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 09, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note: I wrote this piece last year and am resurrecting it here, with a few additions. This is the week of the March on Washington. Or, wait, is it the March Through Washington, a city that will be missing most...Read More


Montana's Senator Jon Tester: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 09, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Montana is a key state in the fight for ENDA. There are two Senators supportive of ENDA here. One of these is Senator Jon Tester. Please call him today to ask for his support. There are 40 co-sponsors of ENDA,...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Magnus Hirschfeld

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Magnus Hirschfeld. For more...Read More


Name Mary Cheney's second child open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Considering how much attention the first petit Cheney-spawn received on this site and others two years ago, I'm surprised that no one has even posted about number 2 here on Bilerico. For shame! We all need to explore the intersection...Read More


Indiana Family Institute = Westboro Baptist Lite

Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Here's our "From the George Bush version of reality" moment for today, folks. Over on the Indiana Family Institute's blog Public Policy Director Ryan McCann links to the podcast from my recent appearance on Abdul Hakim Shabazz's morning radio show....Read More


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A Step Towards Zero Tolerance

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

"What makes [hate] crimes so odious, is that they are not just crimes against individuals; they are crimes against entire communities [to] create environments of fear. There is a difference between burning a cross on the lawn of an African-American...Read More


New Maine ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's the No campaign's response to the accusation that a book will appear in Maine schools to teach kids about gay marriage. Personally, I think a little book-burning party followed by a mass gay wedding would make a lovely...Read More