June 24, 2011


New York Senate Passes Marriage Equality 33-29

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 10:45 PM | comments

After a week of deliberations, the marriage equality bill finally went to a vote tonight in the New York State Senate and passed by a vote of 33 to 29. The law will take effect 30 days after Gov. Cuomo signs the bill. Read More


Weekly Reader: Glittering, Southwest Airlines, & Obama's Evolution

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 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


CA Public Officials Encourage HIV Testing

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener received rapid HIV tests in Castro today to encourage gay and bisexual men to get tested. Monday is National HIV Testing Day.Read More


Gay Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Comes Out as Undocumented

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 24, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Too often the LGBT community is perceived to be purely white and male dominated, with little interest outside their plush ghetto silos. As Jose Antonio Vargas illustrates in his moving revelation in the New York Times magazine, gays have issues that intersect with other communities.Read More


A Sexy Chick Tells You About Faggots

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Who better to tell us about the history of the word "faggot" than a hot sexy chick with big boobs? Apparently, "Hot For Words" is playing up the sexy teacher angle for these short videos on the history of English words.Read More


Gay 'Archie' Character Leads New Comic Miniseries

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new comic book miniseries from Archie Comics puts the spotlight on Kevin Keller, Riverdale's first openly gay teenager.Read More


How Target & Two Sofa Salesmen Liberated My Inner Harvey Milk

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | June 24, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Patrick Hamilton is an accidental activist. Target and two sofa salesmen made it happen.Read More


Live Updates on NY Marriage Status

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rev. Emily Heath is spending the day in Albany to monitor New York's proposed legislation to legalize marriage equality. She'll be sending in dispatches throughout the day and this post will be updated as news comes in.Read More


Powerful #EvolveAlready Video

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 24, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

GetEqual created a powerful video based on Joe Sudbay's #EvolveAlready campaign that's taken Twitter by storm. Read More


Just Monkeying Around: Strange Vintage Postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 24, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

All I can come up with is "Does this tail make my ass look big?", but surely that perfume atomizer should be acknowledged. Maybe you can think of a better caption, because this risque Victorian postcard is begging for the right joke.Read More


Europe Isn't Paradise

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The European Union's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, instituted a two year study examining LGBT life in the 47 Council of Europe member states and found that our tribe is still getting shafted quite often.Read More


Obama Says Nothing New at DNC Fundraiser

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

During a speech at an LGBT-specific fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, Obama repeated past LGBT victories and reiterated that marriage equality decisions be left to individual states. Read More


Maybe Panetta Will Bring Some Urgency

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2011 | 7:32 AM | comments

"SLDN is very disappointed but not entirely surprised by the Secretary's statement that he will not be making the repeal certification before he departs. We are seeing an overabundance of caution by the service chiefs coupled with the Pentagon bureaucracy...Read More

Rise Against Produces Music Video 'It Gets Better' Tribute

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rise Against, the alternative rock band behind hits like "Prayer of the Refugee" and "Ready to Fall," has produced its own take on the "It Gets Better" video. In their new single and accompanying video for "Make It Stop...Read More