May 25, 2010

GetEqual gets organized

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

After raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, new activist organization GetEqual has started hiring staff. National Equality March co-chairs Kip Williams and Robin McGehee will be part of the upper management and the New Organizing Institute's Chief Operating Officer, Heather...Read More


Financial reform!

Filed by Sean Martin | May 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Car dealerships are already asking for an exemption from the consumer watchdog agency written into the financial reform overhaul. I suspect they won't be the last one to ask....Read More


On Malawi: If they were most gay men people wouldn't care either

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 25, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The story of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, the couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years hard labor last week, hasn't gotten much attention on Bilerico. The only post I remember - and that Google can find - is this...Read More


Hot, sexy, and homoerotic: George Quaintance

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 25, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Thanks to a reader who identified cover art on a vintage mag I blogged a while ago, I looked up the artist, George Quaintance (1902 - 1957), and was rewarded by finding two excellent collections of his art at georgequaintance.com...Read More


Jim Crow? Really?

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 25, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Aaron Belkin is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Palm Center at UCSB. I am so glad that I was wrong. For two years, I have been predicting that Congress would not...Read More


The Burden of Being the First

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 25, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

I wonder what Lena Horne would say to Miss USA Rima Fakih. Much has been written and will be written about Fakih’s pageant win. Not being a big fan of beauty pageants, I didn’t watch this one. So, my thoughts...Read More


Plus they forgot to end all war

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 25, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I went to bed early last night (around 4pm Eastern), and woke up to the news that DADT is being repealed. Congrats to the people who worked on that, and thanks to those people who protested for these last few...Read More


John McCain's campaign manager is a gay man

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Remember Alex's post from a couple of weeks ago asking what we should call gay "Uncle Toms" who work against their own community? It's time to add a new nominee to the list of self-serving assholes who's more worried about...Read More


Salvaging ENDA: Can You Help?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 25, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

As you know, ENDA was recently put off until mid-June or July, while DADT repeal goes full speed ahead. That gives us a bit more time to look into ENDA holdouts in the House. There are some who are never...Read More


National Call-in Day to end the ADAP Crisis

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | May 25, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Back in the 1980's, when gay men were dying at such a rapid rate, our community stood united, in mass numbers and demanded immediate action. Over the years we have advanced public policy and created new funding streams to begin...Read More


Virginia Supreme Court to Gays: You Have No Employment Protections

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The results are in from the Virginia Supreme Court in the Moore v. Virginia Museum of Natural History case. Ducking any discussion of the issues, the Court issued a few sentence letter indicating that Michael Moore's appeal was rejected and...Read More


Thank you for helping us end DADT this year

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 25, 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


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Belkin: Obama shows leadership

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The President's statement today keeps his promise to lift the ban by establishing the terms on which 'don't ask, don't tell' will be dismantled. For the past seventeen years, every expert who has studied this policy has emphasized that dismantling...Read More


Why can't men express themselves like women?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

I'm going to skip right over the whole sexist expectations of specific gender roles and go straight to, "What the hell were they thinking?" Is this commercial meant to convince men to get a prostate exam or that getting...Read More