Living: October 2006

Check the new AVA site!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2006 | 4:43 PM | comments

Posts will probably be a little light from me today. The new American Values Alliance site launches tonight at midnight. *whew* Jerame and I have worked really hard to try and improve the functionality and design of the site....Read More


Talking to Each Other

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | October 28, 2006 | 12:26 PM | comments

Thursday, I was one of four bilerico.com posters who attended an American Values Alliance event -- Bil and Jerame were both there, as was Ed Fox. We were joined by a group of around 35 others, young and old, "heavy...Read More


Separate? equal? please pass the catsup

Filed by Don Sherfick | October 28, 2006 | 9:38 AM | comments

I see that last Wednesday's New Jersey Supreme Court decision has produced everything from Ellen's "We Won!" claim, prompting Marla's description of civil unions as "an insulting bag of benefits", to Chris' reminding us that the decision is largely the...Read More


Republicans use "Marriage" Amendment in last-ditch campaign effort

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2006 | 11:49 AM | comments

Thursday morning saw Indiana Republican leaders latching on to the New Jersey Supreme Court decision extending equal protections to same-sex couples. While ignoring that four of the seven New Jersey justices were appointed by a Republican governor, the State's current...Read More


Anti-racist Author/Activist Tim Wise in Columbus, IN - 11/08

Filed by Ed Team | October 25, 2006 | 11:19 PM | comments

Please consider attending this event on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 PM in Columbus, IN. Tim Wise will be leading a discussion on the topic of: "The Oprah Effect: Black Success, White Denial, and the Reality of Racism." Wise will sign copies of his books immediately following.Read More


Court Majority and Entire Dissent: Republican Appointees

Filed by Chris Douglas | October 25, 2006 | 4:56 PM | comments

(It's important for Republican leadership to note that in other states, it has been Republican-appointed courts that have upheld the equal protection clause of the Bill of Rights in these cases. New Jersey is not the first state in which...Read More


Traditions, Good and Bad

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | October 24, 2006 | 2:26 PM | comments

It's "that time of year." No--I'm not talking about Halloween, or even Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas. For the eleventh year in a row, from November 3d through the 19th, approximately 100 organizational partners will invite us to the civic conversation...Read More


Follow Up to Lambda Legal Dinner

Filed by Linda Perdue | October 23, 2006 | 9:36 AM | comments

David Wene recently listed on GayIndy some of the elected or appointed individuals who attended the Lambda Legal Benefit Dinner on September 21, 2006, as well as some candidates. I also listed some, but didn't have access to the full...Read More


That special day

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2006 | 9:03 PM | comments

Today is a special day. It's our daughter's birthday and is also my best friend, Eri's, birthday too. (If you leave a comment, please remember that we don't say our daughter's name on the blog. Notice her face is...Read More


Guest post by Mike Kole: Libertarian candidate for Indiana Secretary of State

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 19, 2006 | 11:26 AM | comments

(Editor's note: The following is a guest post by Mike Kole, the Libertarian candidate for Indiana Secretary of State. Mike writes about the Libertarian Party's views on sexual orientation and gender identity as well as his own candidacy. If you...Read More


Emerging Consensus on Nondiscrimination

Filed by Chris Douglas | October 19, 2006 | 7:34 AM | comments

According to a report in today's Indianapolis Star, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops said that they are developing new guidelines for ministry to gays, affirming many of that church's traditional positions, but condemning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation....Read More


Runnemede: To Be Revisited?

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 18, 2006 | 6:47 PM | comments

Regarding the Military Commissions Act: Open Letter to the Magna Charta Dames ... The Peter Sellers-esque spectre of a tiny army of blue-blooded blue-hairs marching on the nation's capitol notwithstanding... Read More


Signs of Infidelity

Filed by Michele O'Mara | October 14, 2006 | 10:41 AM | comments

Question: I'm concerned my boyfriend is cheating. What are signs that someone is being unfaithful to you and either cheating on you physically or emotionally? - Concerned in Indiana...Read More


Y'all Come!

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | October 13, 2006 | 10:26 AM | comments

I would like to invite bilerico.com readers to an exciting event being held by the American Values Alliance (AVA). As a board member of the AVA, I thought you might enjoy hearing about it....Read More


Not worth the trouble, Pat?!?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2006 | 12:46 PM | comments

I have some red meat to throw out to the readers today. Feel free to digest in the comments... While we've come to expect hateful, homophobic legislation from the Republican side of the aisle (constitutional amendment, no support for LGBT...Read More


JCRC's 2006 Political Action Workshop

Filed by Annette Gross | October 11, 2006 | 11:42 AM | comments

On Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., the Jewish Community Relation Council is hosting the 2006 POLITICAL ACTION WORKSHOP FOR STATEHOUSE CANDIDATES DEBATES. The candidates include: House District 86: Rep. David Orentlicher (D) and Challenger Kathryn Densborn (R) House...Read More


New GLBT Group at IUPUI

Filed by Ellen Andersen | October 10, 2006 | 1:59 PM | comments

Wednesday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day! If you're an IUPUI student, I invite you to celebrate it by coming out to the first meeting of a new GLBT group on campus. Here's the info: COME OUT, COME OUT...Read More


Bosma has got to go!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 10, 2006 | 10:58 AM | comments

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 IT'S A NIGHT OF COMEDY To Support SUSAN FULDAUER For State Representative JOIN US AT MORTY'S COMEDY JOINT 3625 E. 96th St. DOORS OPEN 6pm SHOW STARTS 7pm $30 DONATION Preshow Hors d'oeuvres 2 Drink Minimum FOR...Read More


In memoriam

Filed by Edward Fox | October 09, 2006 | 11:38 PM | comments

Two weeks ago, the Seymour, Indiana chapter of PFLAG lost a dear friend. Charles W. King was a simple man and kind; his life revolved around his wife and daughter, his work and NASCAR. His work ethic (in the Cleveland...Read More


In memoriam

Filed by Edward Fox | October 09, 2006 | 11:38 PM | comments

Two weeks ago, the Seymour, Indiana chapter of PFLAG lost a dear friend. Charles W. King was a simple man and kind; his life revolved around his wife and daughter, his work and NASCAR. His work ethic (in the Cleveland...Read More


Happy Anniversary!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2006 | 12:06 AM | comments

Happy Anniversary, Jerame! I love you! Today is our eight year anniversary. We celebrate our first date. Not the first time we talked, not the first time we saw each other, or - the Indiana legislature forbid - the day...Read More


Steph hits it on the head

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2006 | 9:14 PM | comments

I noticed Steph's first post on Indy Undercover and thought I'd also post a "Hey! She's right!" post, but then I noticed she was spreading the word on IndyScribe too and figured she had it covered. She says on IndyScribe:...Read More


Coming To A Nature Preserve Near You - Coal Mining And Guns

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2006 | 1:57 PM | comments

Indiana's State Park system appears to be headed in a new direction under the guidance of Kyle Hupfer, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Coming to the nature preserve closest to you may be the opportunity to watch...Read More


Important birthday post

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2006 | 11:55 AM | comments

As some of you may already know, my birthday is coming up on October 8. Our anniversary is also fast approaching - October 6! (Jerame and I will have been together for 8 years now! Wow!) Usually around now I...Read More


Important birthday post

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2006 | 11:55 AM | comments

As some of you may already know, my birthday is coming up on October 8. Our anniversary is also fast approaching - October 6! (Jerame and I will have been together for 8 years now! Wow!) Usually around now I...Read More