February 5, 2010

DADT and the Silence / Silencing of Queer Anti-War Voices

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 05, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The news of a possible repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell has gay and straight liberals billing and cooing at each other like long lost pigeon lovers. If the words of military top brass are to be believed, they really,...Read More


Want to Create Change? Take a Look in the Mirror

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 05, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I was having a chat with a friend at the Creating Change Conference where we were catching up, talking about our current projects, and chatting about the community in general. We got into the topic of what we both agreed...Read More


Queer music Friday - Rob Halford (of Judas Priest)

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 05, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'll admit I didn't know Rob Halford, the frontman from Judas Priest, was gay until just this week. I'm not a huge Priest fan. But I also was surprised to learn that they just won their first Grammy last week...Read More


The State of the Movement: Speeches aren't change, change is more than words

Filed by Bil Browning | February 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey presented the annual State of the Movement address today at the 22nd Creating Change conference in Dallas, Texas. The speech was a real barnburner that brought the crowd to their feet multiple times as Carey...Read More


More on Gender Controversy in Sports

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 05, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The sports controversy over women vis a vis men that exploded with Caster Semenya in track is exploding onwards in...bowling. On January 24, leading professional bowler Chris Barnes went down in flames to a woman -- Kelly Kulick -- in...Read More


Spread the love (but not the power)

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Armani Exchange has a new ad campaign that has an AFA group riled up but really isn't all that interesting. They're going to put these posters up in their stores: Meh. I don't really get off on brands trying to...Read More


Support The Military! Unless They Support Gays Serving In The Military

Filed by David Badash | February 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's rather ironic, if you think about it. The one politically untouchable segment of our country is the military. Presidents and Senators often say they will "defer to the military leaders on the ground" in matters large and small. President...Read More


Vintage Lobby Card: No More Women

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 05, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

OK, but which one is the receiver?...Read More


Do we still need to celebrate Black History Month?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | February 05, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

February 1 began Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African-Americans. This February 1 the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) opened in Greensboro, North Carolina, honoring the courageous action of...Read More


Why was the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" excluded from the 2011 budget?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 05, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

All things cost money, even the implementation of new rules that would repeal the outdated and completely unfair Don't Ask, Don't Tell(DADT) policy that prevents gays and lesbians from servicing openly in the military. One of the President's jobs is...Read More


Why not just ask about sexual orientation or gender identity in the Census?

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 05, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Ché Ruddell-Tabisola joined the U.S. Census Bureau in January to serve as national LGBT Partnership liaison and coordinate the work between the Our Families Count census public education campaign and nearly two dozen Census Partnership Specialists who work...Read More


President Obama: Uganda Kill-the-Gays Bill 'Odious'

Filed by David Castillo | February 05, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

While President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton addressed the invite-only ticketed National Prayer Breakfast, Americans gathered in cities around the country to protest the event. The American Prayer Hour was organized to protest the involvement of American politicians and...Read More


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Let us put Bilerico up your (in)box

Filed by Bil Browning | February 05, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Each night at midnight, we round up all of the day's posts and send them out to subscribers as the Bilerico Project Report. We only include the front page portion of the post (same as our RSS feed) to keep...Read More


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Sarah Silverman on marriage

Filed by Ed Team | February 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Not only would I not get married, it actually actively bums me out that anyone who is for equal rights would get married right now. There's nothing different between that and joining a country club that doesn't allow blacks and...Read More


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on gay death penalty law in Uganda

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 05, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

At the National Prayer Breakfast, but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spoke on the proposed law to apply the death penalty to homosexuality in Uganda....Read More