November 16, 2009

BREAKING: ENDA Postponed

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 16, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The House Committee on Education and Labor, which was due to mark up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Wednesday of this week, has announced that it is postponing its markup. A terse statement on the Committee's website states simply...Read More


Making A Better Life

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | November 16, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

As I pointed out, I don't really have a lot of cause or reason to fight. Indeed, I don't find activism to be particularly fulfilling, or advocacy to be especially rewarding, and don't really want to do it as I can think of many things I'd rather be doing. Like making a better life for myself.Read More


Not every homophobe beats up gay men after a long day of firing lesbians

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed a phenomenon the other day I've been meaning to post about here on Bilerico: droves of straight people in media trying with all their might to prove that folks who go out and vote against same-sex marriage...Read More


Rocky Horror and the Holy Grail, or: The Problem with Defining to Exclusion

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

As communities rise from the margins, they undergo a process of introspection, microscopic self-examination and self-definition. It's a process of healing, throwing off the ill-fitting definitions that had been imposed previously by a majority that didn't experience and most often...Read More


Another Catholic Church Red Herring

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | November 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I wrote that legislation allowing same-sex marriage will have no impact on the issue of the church's provision of foster care and adoption services, because providing those services is already subject to DC's anti-discrimination laws. The church makes one...Read More


LGBT Resistance to the Coup in Honduras

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | November 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

On Saturday I attended a talk by Indyra Mendoza, an activist with the LGTB Coalition Against the Coup in Honduras, who was in LA for a speaking tour. Her message was simple and powerful: Murders of trans women and gay...Read More


Toward a better understanding of age in the gay community

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Buried in a longer throw-away piece on how femmy TV gays are hurting the movement (no, the Bush years weren't just a nightmare - it's really 2009 and someone's still arguing that) is this paragraph on the old-young divide among...Read More


Washington Blade, Southern Voice closed in Window Media demise

Filed by Phil Reese | November 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

UPDATED AT THE END Disturbing news this morning. Window Media--the Publisher of the Washington Blade, the South Florida Blade, the Houston Voice, the Southern Voice, David Atlanta and 411 Magazine--has officially closed its top publications: The Southern Voice, David Atlanta...Read More


Found: Righteously rubbery book cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

With a title like this, the book would tell a different story today. via flickr...Read More


Weekly ENDA Update: Could A House Vote Be Next Week?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

U.S. Representative George Miller, Democrat of California's 7th Congressional District, is the Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, and a supporter of H.R. 3017, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He will be presiding over the mark up of...Read More


Is smoking gay?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Doug Masson is one of Indiana's best bloggers. He focuses on local politics and news mostly; he's a daily stop on the intertubes for both Jerame and I. He did a post Saturday about Indiana's high rate of smokers and...Read More


I'm not a slut! I'm creative and hot!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 16, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I asked what you thought of Katie Price. This video is what you said! I laughed so hard watching your videos! Comment questions of the day: 1. What do you think of Katie? 2. Do you love this video?...Read More


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Will Ellen and Idol Lead Us to Equality?

Filed by Ed Team | November 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But now [Ellen DeGeneres] is on the cover of the current issue of O magazine, exclusive real estate usually inhabited by Ms. Winfrey alone. She's a pitchwoman not only for American Express but also for Cover Girl makeup, a heartland...Read More


Shut Up and F*#k Me!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Sometimes when the object of your lesbian desire just doesn't catch a clue, you have to be a little more direct. Next time try telling them "Shut up and f--k me!" It's up to you whether or not you...Read More