January 11, 2010

It's not the hypocrisy, it's the ubiquity: Iris Robinson and Scott Brown's straight moral sex lives

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I don't care much at all about who or what people want to do in their private lives, but sometimes it becomes apparent that certain public figures' private affairs are affecting their public views and actions that it makes you...Read More


Yemen? Really?

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

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AFA Self Mutilates over Amanda Simpson

Filed by Keri Renault | January 11, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The social-cultural divide in America has widened considerably since conservatives were voted from power after the 2008 election. Nowhere is this emotionally charged environment more evident than when an LGBT American makes national news. Take the Obama administration's appointment of...Read More


Update from the Prop 8 trial: Special Report

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 11, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Prop 8 trial started with introductions from all the attorneys and discussion of the stay of a live feed of the trial to other federal courthouses and streaming for YouTube. A stay has been issued until Wednesday at 4:00...Read More


Manchester Grand Hyatt protest still going strong

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

These folks know how to boycott: Waving signs reading: "We All Deserve the Freedom to Marry," more than 200 gay-rights activists and union members representing hotel employees rallied outside the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Saturday in the latest protest over...Read More


Meet the Independent: Jim Madigan vs 'The Machine'

Filed by Phil Reese | January 11, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Jim Madigan is taking a big risk. He's running against the infamous Chicago Democratic Machine to try to become Illinois's only openly gay state Senator. Check this guy out, he knows his stuff. And he's got what it takes to...Read More


Special Prop 8 trial report: All Rise for Equality

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Bilerico Project special correspondent, Dr. Davina Kotulski, is live at the federal Prop 8 trial and will be filing regular reports as the trial progresses. Davina is the former executive director of Marriage Equality USA and is the...Read More


Live Twitter feed of Prop 8 trial

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Now that the US Supreme Court has put a stay on cameras in the federal courthouse for the Prop 8 trial (including delayed YouTube videos and satellite watching locations) for at least three days, the only way you can keep...Read More


Cynthia Nixon And ACLU Florida Kick-Off Campaign To End Adoption Ban

Filed by Father Tony | January 11, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

In December of 2008, Guest Contributor Martin Gill wrote about a judge's decision to allow him and his partner to adopt two foster children in their care. Our lead-in to that post was erroneous. We said: On November 25, a...Read More


Federal Prop 8 trial starts today

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

UPDATE: The Supreme Court has blocked a live broadcast and delayed daily YouTube videos for three days until it has enough time to fully consider the appeal by Prop 8 proponents to ban cameras from the courtroom. Perry v. Schwarzenegger,...Read More


Smoke 'em if you've got 'em

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just in from the tip line. I know a lot of you will be celebrating this, but keep in mind that registering a PAC is a lot different from actually getting a law passed. If registering was all you had...Read More


It's funny because he helps set American foreign policy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Charles Murray over at the American Enterprise Institute (a neoconservative think tank that really, really wanted to invade Iraq) started talking about Paris after visiting a non-Paris part of France, and he went there: Last night, having been struck by...Read More


Buffalo straight man threatened in homophobia trial

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

A strange case in Buffalo about a man who was attacked in a parking lot. Hate crimes charges might be filed....Read More


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The gay anti-gay preacher

Filed by Ed Team | January 11, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"One night at [a Johannesburg gay nightclub], I found myself in a long, confusing and infuriating conversation with an evangelical preacher from Soweto, who was the guide for a group of conservative, anti-gay white American evangelicals traveling around the country....Read More