August 30, 2010

My Christianity Problem

Filed by Diane Silver | August 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am three months into my 12-month Goodness Project, and I think I should probably turn in my goodness card. I blew up -- via email -- at a well-meaning Christian who wrote to tell me that all I needed...Read More


Glenn Beck Speaks Out!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Well, now we know that conservatives will just rush to this particular cause and affirm it. Happy, happy days. Right? Right?...Read More


A random giggle: Marcel the Shell (with shoes on!)

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I saw this video this morning and knew I had to share it with Projectors. It's so damn cute it would melt Karl Rove's heart and make it grow three sizes too big. And for those of you who complain...Read More


Maybe she was good at physiology?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Jesse Singal at The New Republic reminds us that even Dr. Laura's non-political opinions were pretty terrible, and that she gave bad advice all the time. In fact, that was the point of her show. He provides an example: The...Read More


Is OutServe creating a grassroots organizing model we can copy?

Filed by Phil Reese | August 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

This morning, I received a breaking press release from JD Smith, the co-director of OutServe, the network for LGBT active duty military service members. Last week, their new website went live, and JD has been really eager to get the...Read More


Jane Lynch wins an Emmy for Glee

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Lesbian actress Jane Lynch won an Emmy last night for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester, the tracksuit dependent cheerleading coach, on Glee. Not only does she thank her wife, she also scores a few laughs along the way. Congratulations to...Read More


Man prosecuted for taping police in public

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

It may be difficult to explain why privacy is so important, as Glenn Greenwald writes, but it's not at all that hard for people with power to understand. Normally people's concerns about privacy are dismissed with a "If you're not...Read More


Rancho Bilerico: Touring the new apartment

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

So it'll be quite the adjustment, but we've found a place to live in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood. Jerame has spent his first week on the job now and he's settled in to our new digs. We're going from an...Read More


ENDA: A separate water fountain for LGBT people

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger J. Todd (Tif) Fernandez is a volunteer activist with a Masters of Law in Human Rights from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a JD and BA from Boston University. With a past career in...Read More


Genderfluid, pansexual, and in high school

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I got this email yesterday from a queer high school student. Now how many of us went through similar experiences, only to run far away at the end and never go back? I live in Kansas and moved from the...Read More


A Book You May Have Missed: vintage cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Wow. If I'd known all lesbians were midgets who get off by riding giant leather boots, my whole life might have been different!...Read More


FL Governor Says He Opposes Fed Anti-Marriage Amendment

Filed by Nadine Smith | August 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Hours after sparking a firestorm with comments during a CNN interview, Florida Governor Charlie Crist says he does NOT support an amendment to the US Constitution that would ban marriage for gay couples. "In an interview that aired today, I...Read More


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Faithfulness and compassion

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In the reality in which we live today, marriage can be between same gender as well as opposite gender persons, and we, as a church, need to be able to respond to this reality as Dr. Jane Spahr has done...Read More


Pepper spraying protesters turns vigilante

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The guy in the red truck there was later arrested for pepper spraying 16 people in a drive-by. Police believe he wasn't targeting the Westboro Baptist Church, but the Patriot Guard Riders who were counterprotesting....Read More