October 26, 2009

I have a problem with faggots

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

I have a problem with faggots. "I look up in the tree. What do I see? I see a faggot trying to pee on me. I pick up a rock. Threw it at his cock." -- Balloon Boy and his...Read More


War is anti-LGBTQ

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I wanted to point to two articles about the intersection of pacifism and LGBTQ activism. First, via Transracial, the UN has a new report about gender discrimination in counter-terrorism measures, which included a few sections on the unique burdens and...Read More


Sit on My Lapse

Filed by Kate Clinton | October 26, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

When people wonder to me about what I'll do without George Bush, I tell them that I'll always have the Pope. And of course, the Cheneys who are keeping America safe, but not from themselves. I could do a whole...Read More


Halloween is a busy time of year for gender

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Cassandra Keenan is a professional journalist living in Las Vegas who works as a copy editor for print media. She also writes about gender, trans issues, queer sexuality and other LGBTQ topics on her blog. I...Read More


Wanda Sykes, Miss Coco Peru, and the Back of Zachary Quinto's Head: The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Anniversary Gala

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 26, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

[This post is part of a continuing series about fancy Hollywood parties that I have somehow managed to infiltrate.] Before heading off to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center 38th Anniversary Gala & Auction on Saturday, where comedian Wanda Sykes...Read More


White House hate crimes ceremony to be held Wed afternoon

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

It looks like the White House will have a ceremony for hate crimes legislation after all. Activists had speculated on whether or not the administration would highlight the legislation or let it slide quietly past since it's tied to the...Read More


William & Mary Students Pick Transgender Homecoming Queen

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 26, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

OMG - Pat Robertson and Victoria Cobb of Daddy Dobson's Family Foundation must be having fits and wetting themselves at the news that the College of William and Mary - the second oldest university in the United States - has...Read More


Count me! Count me! Here comes the census.

Filed by Gloria Nieto | October 26, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Thursday, October 22, the US Census hosted a meeting in San Francisco at the SF LGBT Center to encourage LGBT participation in the 2010 census. The census is upon us. Every decade the US sets about collecting data about the...Read More


Debunking the current myth about Key West

Filed by Father Tony | October 26, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Mention Key West in New York City, and someone is bound to say "That's gone straight, hasn't it?" I'm here to tell you that the straightening of Key West is a myth. More after the jump, plus photos of bloggers-gone-wild....Read More


Gay conservation

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

They're right - this is a real problem. Like the wetlands and capital letters, animal names must be conserved. A study released Tuesday by the Stanford University Department of Linguistics revealed that nearly two-thirds of all animal species have been...Read More


Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez calls for Protest of anti-gay Buju Banton in Miami

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 26, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Buju Banton, the virulently anti-gay reggae singer who advocates the killing of gay men in his songs, continues to stir up controversy in Florida. After "Calls to Action" from numerous LGBT organizations in Florida against his tour, politicians are now...Read More


When Is It Not a Surprise

Filed by Brett Abrams | October 26, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

How many gays and lesbians do you know play sports? How many GLBTQ people watch professional baseball, football, basketball, tennis, the Olympics? On Saturday afternoon, the Washington, DC Reel Affirmations Festival played a documentary entitled, Brighton Bandits that features gays...Read More


Progress Is Measured By Dollars Too

Filed by Michael Adams | October 26, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Some of our recent juxtaposed headlines - thousands marching for LGBT equality in the nation's capital at the same time that President Obama is speaking at an HRC dinner and Congress is passing LGBT hate crimes legislation - are fanning...Read More


The Atlanta Eagle raid according to the Atlanta Eagle

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Fresh from my mailbox, a link to a factual account of the gory details from attorneys for the Eagle. Read it and scream. On September 10, 2009, a SWAT-team of Atlanta police officers detained and searched over 60 people without...Read More


Florida's Senator Bill Nelson: ENDA Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 26, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Senator Bill Nelson (the second sitting Congressmember to fly in space), has generally been a supporter of the LGBT community. But where is he on ENDA? We don't know, because he hasn't declared a position on it yet. We're at...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Hilary Rosen

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 26, 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 Hilary Rosen. Hilary Rosen...Read More


Scholastic Bans Book with Lesbian Moms from Book Fairs

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 26, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Most of us with young children in public school know about Scholastic Book Fairs. Many of us remember them from our own childhoods. They are a pretty big deal at many schools. Scholastic sets up in the school cafeteria or...Read More


Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in advance of marriage bill hearing

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 26, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Anti-gay activists gathered in DC's Freedom Plaza on Sunday afternoon to protest a bill that will legalize marriages between same-sex couples in the District. The rally, organized by a National Organization for Marriage affiliated group, was composed largely of religious...Read More


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Don't you want some Bilerico in your box every night?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Several 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 the post...Read More


Boo!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 26, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Watch me here!!! YAY!...Read More


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Rosie's Earthquakes

Filed by Ed Team | October 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm sure I will cause tremendous seismic shifts in the culture again." --Rosie O'Donnell, on her new Sirius XM satellite show...Read More


Lily Tomlin talks to Joy Behar

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Lily Tomlin sat down with Joy Behar recently. The two talk about Lily's longtime partner, Jane Wagner, for most of this segment - including marriage plans and a famous line usually credited to Ann Richards: "George Bush was born...Read More


She probably played the black card, right?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2009 | 6:00 AM | comments

Just in case you think the reason white people don't notice racism is because it's too subtle, here's a clip on shopping while black from ABC's What Would You Do? (via Pam)...Read More