Living: September 2006

Would you like coffee with your pastry?

Filed by Seth Kreigh | September 29, 2006 | 11:57 PM | comments

For those who are behind on their Starbucks gossip, let me fill you in on an incident that occured a few days ago on 25 September 2006. Police were called at 5:00a and had to take down a nude customer...Read More


Does State Representative Cindy Noe find my family "Coarse"?

Filed by Annette Gross | September 29, 2006 | 5:41 PM | comments

I happened to log onto State Representative Cindy Noe's website today. While browsing, I found a poll that she invited her readers to take. Here is an excerpt of part of the poll: Question No. 5: I believe we have...Read More


Does State Representative Cindy Noe find my family "Coarse"?

Filed by Annette Gross | September 29, 2006 | 5:41 PM | comments

I happened to log onto State Representative Cindy Noe's website today. While browsing, I found a poll that she invited her readers to take. Here is an excerpt of part of the poll: Question No. 5: I believe we have...Read More


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Sick day

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2006 | 9:36 AM | comments

I'm calling in sick today. I feel like death warmed over (I think I have a kidney infection) so I'm taking the day off. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for this afternoon, so by tomorrow I should be up...Read More


Indiana's New Chief Export Appears To Be Mortgage Fraud

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2006 | 3:26 PM | comments

It is now official - not only does Indiana have the highest mortgage foreclosure rate in the country but the New York Times is reporting that Robert Penn of Indianapolis "perpetrated one of the largest mortgage frauds in American history,...Read More


Johnny likes your money: hopes you don't

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2006 | 7:09 PM | comments

There are few politicians that I despise more than John Hostettler. I wasn't as politically savvy when he was first elected. I had just moved to Bloomington from Evansville (the area where Hostettler is from). I remember that I...Read More


First blog stage fright and the fine print

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 27, 2006 | 6:09 AM | comments

Bil Browning, in what hopefully won't prove to be a lapse in his usually impeccable journalistic judgement, has added me to this site's list of contributors. In showing me the ins and outs of blogging, something totally new to me...Read More


First Republicans Announce Unifying Principles

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 26, 2006 | 6:15 AM | comments

First Republicans is an organization of Republican moderates that has found its voice. The Board of First Republicans released to the press early this morning a statement of the organization's principles, which principles I think the glbt community will find...Read More


First Republicans Announce Unifying Principles

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 26, 2006 | 6:15 AM | comments

First Republicans is an organization of Republican moderates that has found its voice. The Board of First Republicans released to the press early this morning a statement of the organization's principles, which principles I think the glbt community will find...Read More


Thien Thu Thien Nhan

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2006 | 10:33 PM | comments

As most of you have learned, I have a fascination with Asian culture. I found this in my travels around and thought I'd share. The dance is a famous Buddhist dance called "Bodhisattva" or "Thousand Hands, Thousand Eyes". These...Read More


AFL-CIO backs Russell!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2006 | 10:40 AM | comments

Today State Senate District 31 candidate Russell Brown (D-Indianapolis) announced that he received the endorsement of the state AFL-CIO, a federation of more than 800 local unions throughout Indiana. "I am so pleased to have earned the endorsement of the...Read More


Time for Change in GLBT Business

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 25, 2006 | 9:11 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a leadership change, which change will likely result in an organization of much greater benefit to the members of the Chamber, to the glbt business community, and to Indianapolis at large. President...Read More


Time for Change in GLBT Business

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 25, 2006 | 9:11 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a leadership change, which change will likely result in an organization of much greater benefit to the members of the Chamber, to the glbt business community, and to Indianapolis at large. President...Read More


At the Constitution Cafe

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | September 24, 2006 | 2:06 PM | comments

(Cross-posted on valuesallliance.org.) Constitution Day--September 17th--kicked off a week-long program in Indianapolis called "My Daily Constitution." My Daily Constitution is the brainchild of Linda Pollack, an artist from Los Angeles, who realized several years ago that her own understanding of...Read More


At the Constitution Cafe

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | September 24, 2006 | 2:06 PM | comments

(Cross-posted on valuesallliance.org.) Constitution Day--September 17th--kicked off a week-long program in Indianapolis called "My Daily Constitution." My Daily Constitution is the brainchild of Linda Pollack, an artist from Los Angeles, who realized several years ago that her own understanding of...Read More


The Chess Board

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 23, 2006 | 1:09 PM | comments

The GLBT Community and its observers in my opinion sometimes sense more internal stresses than truly exist, confusing a variety of organizations pursuing separate missions as overlapping, in conflict with each other, or in duplication of effort. The picture I...Read More


United Against AIDS

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2006 | 5:40 PM | comments

When was the last time you helped out in the fight against AIDS? Whether it's dropping off a donation of food or other usable items to the Damien Center or writing out a check, it's just not enough. We're...Read More


United Against AIDS

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2006 | 5:40 PM | comments

When was the last time you helped out in the fight against AIDS? Whether it's dropping off a donation of food or other usable items to the Damien Center or writing out a check, it's just not enough. We're...Read More


Advance Indiana goes moderated

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2006 | 5:19 PM | comments

Poor Gary. Since posting about the Buju Banton debacle at the Bluebird nightclub, he's been bombarded with pro-Banton commentors. And unfortunately, they're not being nice either... Thankfully here on bilerico.com, our dissenters were civilized and able to discuss their thoughts...Read More


Dear Scott,

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 21, 2006 | 4:31 AM | comments

You are not having more public sex than they are. You're just being punished for it many times more than they are. And the press colludes. And it will end when you make it end.Read More


Please Adopt Me

Filed by Melissa Williams | September 19, 2006 | 9:12 AM | comments

Hi, as many of you know, I am in the process of converting to Reform Judaism. I need some willing Jews to adopt me. I have many Jewish friends in Cincinnati to spend the holidays with, but I haven't built...Read More


Please Adopt Me

Filed by Melissa Williams | September 19, 2006 | 9:12 AM | comments

Hi, as many of you know, I am in the process of converting to Reform Judaism. I need some willing Jews to adopt me. I have many Jewish friends in Cincinnati to spend the holidays with, but I haven't built...Read More


You Can Die Trying To Pay That Hospital Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | September 14, 2006 | 3:41 PM | comments

Warning: If you are uninsured, plan ahead before you are hospitalized or you could find a lifetime of work undone - not by your health but by your hospital bills. The Indianapolis Star recently ran a story about how...Read More


Going One-on-One Against Banton

Filed by Annette Gross | September 12, 2006 | 10:51 PM | comments

From: "Annette" Reply-To: "Annette" To: David Kubiak Subject: Buju Banton Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:05:49 -0400 I'm writing to express my outrage at the upcoming concert you're having with Buju Banton. This man is a homophobe and he has...Read More


Trying To Be Forgiving of Sins, But . . .

Filed by Scott Barnes | September 08, 2006 | 8:23 AM | comments

Forgive me, but I have to rant for a minute. Heritage Christian School — a massive K-12 school on Indy's northeast side — is in between my home and my workplace. I'm going to work earlier these days so that...Read More


NARTH quote continued...

Filed by Melissa Williams | September 05, 2006 | 8:45 AM | comments

I am in a Theoretical Foundations class and the NARTH quote discussion reminds me of a lecture we had on Friday. There are a lot of factors playing into this situation. First, people's ideas of homosexuality are shaped by moral...Read More