October 13, 2009

Cynthia Nixon talks with Bilerico Project at the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

It was fun getting my picture taken with Cynthia Nixon, but her speech on stage at the National Equality March was fiery! After she got off stage, I caught her leaving the area and asked her what she thought was...Read More


Swedish school fights back against Toys R Us's sexism

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Well, they're right: Last winter, a sixth grade class at Gustavslund school in Växjö in south central Sweden reported Toys"R"Us to the Reklamombudsmannen (Ro), a self-regulatory agency which polices marketing and advertising communications in Sweden to ensure they are in...Read More


Personal Reflections from the National Equality March

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 13, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Only time will tell exactly what effect the National Equality March in DC will have. Will the crowds move from the streets of the Capitol back to their home states and districts? I hope so. Will it further the divide...Read More


NYC Speaker Christine Quinn talks with Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

After NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn left the stage at the National Equality March, she took a few moments to talk with me about the march and the fate of same-sex marriage in New York state....Read More


HRC's Solmonese: dinner attendees 'more politically aware', have 'better sense of what's at stake'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Those are his words, not mine. Joe Solmonese said them to CNN's Don Lemon in an interview on Sunday that hasn't received much play, and there are some interesting nuggets that reveal more about thinking inside the org than he...Read More


National Equality March & Indy version makes local news

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

While I was gone to Washington DC for the National Equality March, local activists were taking to the streets of Indianapolis in solidarity. Way to go Indianapolis! It's always great to get a local angle on LGBT issues so the...Read More


The Future of Activism

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

A handful of young activists watch National Equality March participants fill the Capital lawn from backstage. This is my favorite picture I took with the iPhone. I thought it came out really well for being a cell phone picture....Read More


Carrots, Giggles and Ninjas

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 13, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I realized something this weekend. I can't do it all. I'm exhausted most of the time. I'm not doing anything well, just a lot of stuff half- assed. I'm done. We had our last weekend in downeast. Too cold from...Read More


My moment in the sun at the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

For one brief shining moment, I got to stand on the main stage of the National Equality March to be recognized as an Executive Steering Committee member instead of working as press backstage. Even then, I couldn't help snapping pictures...Read More


Post-march question: Just a one-night stand? Hope not

Filed by Tom Brown | October 13, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

OK, we've had our march and it's the morning after. Has anything changed? Lots of rip-roarin' speeches that I followed on C-Span -- I especially liked Troy Perry's fiery invocation -- but I haven't spotted any new crumb that the...Read More


Fashion, Femme and Leather...

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | October 13, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just as everyone returns home to settle down from the National Equality March in Washington D.C., Indy spices up the rainy days with fall flavor, turning out several events this week to keep everyone busy, busy, busy. Fashion capitols...Read More


Falsely-accused gay man sues police

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Remember that story about gay men being arrested in a porn shop in NYC because they didn't immediately citizen arrest the undercover cop who proposed prostitution to them? Well, one of the police's victims is fighting back: "The actions taken...Read More


The Chaos, Hubbub, and Order Scale

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 13, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

6:30 comes early when you go to bed at 2. Last night, my wife's heavy metal band played to a packed house of head-banging lezzies. Of course we had to go out for triumphant post-show pancakes. Now it's my turn...Read More


Phil Reese, Jerame Davis, and Rea Carey at the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Bilerico Project contributors Phil Reese and Jerame Davis pose with Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, backstage at the National Equality March. Photo credit: Bil Browning for bilerico.com...Read More


Montana's Senator Max Baucus: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 13, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

In understanding the strategy for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would extend civil rights to LGBT workers, it's important to understand that secrecy is our enemy. The Senate leadership will not bring this vote to the floor unless there...Read More


Was the National Equality March A Success? It Depends On Who One Asks.

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 13, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

There has been a great deal of sniping going on between proponents of the National Equality March and those who opposed it and/or resented the fact that they could not control it. Some have cynically sought to diminish yesterday's accomplishment...Read More


HRC's Rhode Island Avenue office vandalized: What does it mean?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

A few hours after Obama spoke to the gay lobby, a group of queers going by the name "Queers Against Assimilation" (to the point) tagged HRC's building with the sentence "Quit leaving queers behind." Their statement is after the jump....Read More


From backstage at the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Looking out over the crowd from backstage at the beginning of the National Equality March. Photo credit: Bil Browning for bilerico.com...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Kate Kendell

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 13, 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 Kate Kendell. Kate Kendell...Read More


Indiana Coming Out Day Celebration

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | October 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I attended my second ever protest this past Sunday. This one really was more of a celebration, just as it was billed. Any anger was channeled into inspirational rhetoric, and the short speeches were effective. I arrived about 45 minutes...Read More


Taking a break at the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bilerico Project co-owner Jerame Davis takes a break from shooting videos at the National Equality March. Photo credit: Bil Browning for bilerico.com...Read More


The faces of the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Excited LGBT activists at the National Equality March. Photo credit: Perry Bindelglass for bilerico.com Click to enlarge....Read More


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The Most Difficult Decision

Filed by Ed Team | October 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I left Bahrain as a petty officer 3rd class and completed a six-week officer candidate boot camp. My commanders told me they wanted me to have a leadership role at the school. But after more than two years of abuse,...Read More


New No on 1 ad in Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A new ad for No on 1 in Maine....Read More