June 17, 2011

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White House Backs Off Forgery Response to 1996 Obama Marriage Support

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 17, 2011 | 7:15 PM | comments

At Netroots Nation on Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfifer received boos from the audience for insinuating a pro-marriage equality questionnaire Obama filled out years ago during state legislative election was a forgery. The White House would like to clarify.Read More


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Weekly Reader: Nude Beaches, Orphan Reunions, & Privileged Gay Men

Filed by Bil Browning | June 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis. Read More


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Queer Music Friday: Butch County

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The line-up for the main stage at SF Pride has been announced, and Austin-based genderqueer rockers Butch County will take the stage alongside headliners like Sandra Bernhard and Linda Perry.Read More


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Misguided Policy for Transgender Residents in NYC

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Jen Pula, MD, discusses NYC's 40-year old health code requiring individuals to have genital surgery before changing their legal gender on their birth certificates.Read More


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Let the Maps Begin! First Data from Census 2010

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 17, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Yesterday The Williams Institute released the first color-coded state maps with data from Census 2010.Read More


Video: Immigration Reform Through A Queer Lens

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 17, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

The session focused on the personal stories of undocumented immigrants - using 'coming out' rhetoric to draw a parallel between LGBTQ identity and undocumented immigrant identity.Read More


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Obama Aide Dismisses 1996 Pro-Marriage Equality Questionnaires

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

At Netroots Nation, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said that two questionnaires from 1996, in which President Obama supported same-sex marriage, were not filled out by Obama.Read More


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Video: TSA Fires Trans Employee

Filed by Bil Browning | June 17, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

When Ashley Yang worked for the TSA as an airport screener, they insisted that she cut her hair or wear a "male wig" and would only let her pat down male passengers who regularly sexually harassed her.Read More


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UN Human Rights Council Passes Pro-LGBT Resolution

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 17, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The resolution acknowledges the history of international violence against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity and pledges that this violence and discrimination violates human rights. Read More


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Congrats to Pam Spaulding Who's Joining Firedoglake

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 17, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Pam is joining the Firedoglake family of bloggers. This is great news since it will allow Pam to get some sleep, do more blogging and not worry so much about the backstage mechanics.Read More


And a Fish Needs a Bicycle: Weird Nude Ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 17, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

I wish I understood their point. Are they implying that to get a woman to worship your boots, a man should buy this brand? What if you want a man to worship your boots -- go Buster Brown? Read More


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Gay Rights Protesters Make Pawlenty Dazzle

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 17, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

At a book signing in San Francisco, activists from CODEPINK threw pink glitter on Republican presidential nominee hopeful Tim Pawlenty, demanding, "Where's your courage to stand for gay rights and women's reproductive rights?" Is it effective?Read More


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Why the Umbrella Failed

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 17, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Evaluating the balance between sameness and shared advocacy and the decolonization of trans in this follow-up to "The Death of the Transgender Umbrella."Read More


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What Does Pride Mean to You?

Filed by Ed Team | June 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Share your response with the Bilerico or Twitter community, and you could win one of four awesome prize packages to NYC Pride!Read More


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Thoughts on Race from Korea

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 17, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

During my trip to South Korea, I've been a visible racial minority in a way that's never happened to me before. It's an experience I'm glad I was able to have, and it's one everyone who hasn't had should have.Read More


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Mother Nature is Political

Filed by Ed Team | June 17, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Bible prophecy may have a bad name in the light of Harold Camping's misguided date-setting, but the biggest sign of the end may have been overlooked in all the rapture hysteria of the May 21st weekend. Once again, we saw...Read More


Popstar to Opera Star

Filed by Ed Team | June 17, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch as Erasure's Andy Bell competes on the UK reality show Popstar to Opera Star....Read More