May 14, 2010

LIVEBLOG: 2010 Indiana Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2010 | 5:45 PM | comments

Welcome to Bilerico Project, Blue Indiana and the Huffington Post's liveblog of the 2010 Indiana Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. Feel free to come on in, put your feet up and chat a bit. We'll be covering each speaker with quotes...Read More


Queer music Friday - Lady Sovereign

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I do have other QMF's to put up! I have albums to review and groups I want to discuss, but musicians just keep on coming out! English fast-talking rapper Lady Sovereign came out this week, with no pizzazz, no planning,...Read More


Texas rebuffs nonbio mom in spite of previous court order with bio mom's consent

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sheila Haley and Charlena Renee Smith went to court in 2002, when their twin children were four months old, and obtained the equivalent of a joint custody order giving them both rights to the children. Those children were born to...Read More


Pucker Up to Fight Discrimination: The Great Global Kiss-in for the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 14, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Get out the chapstick and breath spray! It's time for the Great Global Kiss-in! May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), a worldwide rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together, reach out to...Read More


Dominic's YouTube video is back up

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week I posted about Dominic Scaia, the transsexual man whose video was removed from YouTube for "nudity," even though he was only shirtless in it. I remarked that YouTube didn't seem to have a problem with male shirtlessness,...Read More


Are the Democrats Running a Con Game on ENDA?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 14, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bay Windows newspaper published an article yesterday noting that Capitol observers suggest that the Democrats are running out the clock on ENDA. "The community and the movement have done everything we've been asked to do," said Mara Keisling, executive director...Read More


TONIGHT: Indiana 2010 Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner Liveblog

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Just a quick note to say that Thomas Cook from Blue Indiana and I will be liveblogging Indiana's Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner tonight for Bilerico Project, Blue Indiana and Huffington Post. The event starts at 6:15 Eastern so you'll want to...Read More


Question of the day: What should we call George Rekers, et al.?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

LZ Granderson has a great column up at CNN.com on closeted bi/homosexuals who work to hurt and keep the rest of us in the closet. As he says, it'd be something like "Uncle Tom" but for the gay world. It's...Read More


Kirk vs. Kirk: Lobbying a lawmaker on DADT with extra clout

Filed by Phil Reese | May 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

When it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, we know that powerful political families are divided, but those divisions generally never make jaws drop. Then again, I've never lobbied a lawmaker with his ex-wife before. On Tuesday, May...Read More


Propaganda: Vintage Sex Ed Poster

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 14, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Sometimes I just feel so sorry for our mothers and grandmothers, growing up on this kind of propaganda. Wait a minute! Some of us grew up on this too! Agh. A doozie after the jump....Read More


bilericologo97.jpg

Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner liveblog upcoming

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Just a quick note to say that Thomas Cook for Blue Indiana and I will be liveblogging Indiana's Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner tonight. The event starts at 6:15 Eastern so you'll want to grab a seat around 6pm. We'll also be...Read More


LGBT BootCamp: training the next generation of LGBT activists

Filed by Michael Crawford | May 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

You want equality? Well, equality costs and New Organizing Institute's LGBT BootCamp is where you start paying in sweat! Okay, leaving aside the somewhat cheesy reference to the 70's TV show Fame, winning full LGBT equality is going to take...Read More


Stick it in a Manila envelope and keep it in a desk

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 14, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: "Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama" is a new media campaign launched to underscore the urgent need for congressional action and presidential leadership at this critical point in the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't...Read More


qotd.jpg

Gay marriage and abortion are "insidious" and "dangerous"

Filed by Ed Team | May 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Initiatives aimed at protecting the essential and primary values of life, beginning at conception, and of the family based on the indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today's most insidious and dangerous...Read More


CONTEST: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

This week's contest is a copy of the new teen book, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan courtesy of Bilerico Project and publisher Penguin USA. The two authors accomplished something most never get from me: I...Read More


Jane Lynch on breeders

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Glee star Jane Lynch has a message for you about breeders....Read More