Living: January 2007

"Read The Fine Print": SJR7 Unfolded -part 1

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 31, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

One thing can be said about SJR7, the proposed "Marriage Amendment" to the Indiana Consitution. It's BORING. The second paragraph, that is. The first, which defines marriage as the union of only one man and one woman, just sails by,...Read More


Advertising Sexualities

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 30, 2007 | 10:42 AM | comments

Like any good lesbian, Jen was innocently strolling the aisles of Target one Sunday afternoon with her partner Sally, when they ran into her co-worker, John. Jen says, "Hey John. How are you?" "Great," he replies while looking at Sally...Read More


Advertising Sexualities

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 30, 2007 | 10:42 AM | comments

Like any good lesbian, Jen was innocently strolling the aisles of Target one Sunday afternoon with her partner Sally, when they ran into her co-worker, John. Jen says, "Hey John. How are you?" "Great," he replies while looking at Sally...Read More


Advertising Sexualities

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 30, 2007 | 10:42 AM | comments

Like any good lesbian, Jen was innocently strolling the aisles of Target one Sunday afternoon with her partner Sally, when they ran into her co-worker, John. Jen says, "Hey John. How are you?" "Great," he replies while looking at Sally...Read More


Show me your poll!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 29, 2007 | 9:45 PM | comments

I based this week's poll on Don's post about Tony Dungy. If you're new to bilerico.com this week, leave us a comment and tell us where you're clicking us from - after you've voted, of course. *grins* Take Our Poll...Read More


Tony, say it isn't so!

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 28, 2007 | 8:00 PM | comments

The day the Indianapolis Colts beat New England in the nail-biter that will take them to the Superbowl next Sunday I posted a cheer on behalf of a lot of loyal and admiring LGBT fans. I firmly share their deep...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | January 28, 2007 | 12:49 PM | comments

"The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues. Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue, it's a religious issue." -- Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and...Read More


Battling legislative hypocrisy

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 27, 2007 | 8:40 AM | comments

I have to admit that when I initially read Bil's first post indicating he'd had enough and was going to call Indiana legislative hypocrisy by its real name, letting the chips fall where they may, I got a bit squishy....Read More


You're mad too? Welcome to IAN.

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2007 | 10:20 PM | comments

So I see from all the comments and e-mails that you're just as mad as I am. You're tired of being second-class. You're fed up with hypocrites and bigots. You're sick of constantly playing defense while the media gives crapmasters...Read More


The dirty underbelly

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2007 | 4:33 PM | comments

Sometimes you've just had enough. I've hit that point. I'm angry. I don't want platitudes, promises or to be patted on the head and told "It will all work out in the end." I want to see a difference -...Read More


This week's poll

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2007 | 1:10 PM | comments

This week's poll is focused on the recent spate of LGBT-themed legislation at the Statehouse. You can only pick one answer (and hopefully you can only vote once!) The poll will close Saturday night at midnight. Take Our Poll from...Read More


This week's poll

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2007 | 1:10 PM | comments

This week's poll is focused on the recent spate of LGBT-themed legislation at the Statehouse. You can only pick one answer (and hopefully you can only vote once!) The poll will close Saturday night at midnight. Take Our Poll from...Read More


SJR-7 goes to committee!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2007 | 10:28 AM | comments

The Indiana constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage has been assigned to a state senate committee (Judiciary) and will be heard on January 31st at 9am. It is vitally important that you show up to this hearing and demand your...Read More


Indianapolis stunned: Colts going to Superbowl

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2007 | 11:09 PM | comments

Well, who the hell thought that they'd pull it off? I sure didn't....Read More


Another Jesus appearance

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2007 | 3:45 PM | comments

With all the recent sightings of Jesus, Mary and various saints lately, I thought I'd share another one. I honestly believe that this is the best one yet - it's very clear. I can so totally see it this time....Read More


GO COLTS ! (no, you're not at the wrong site)

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 21, 2007 | 12:15 PM | comments

THERE..... I said it...and I'm GLAD. On an LGBT-oriented website, no less. And to those of my brothers (many) and sisters (fewer) that would pooh-pooh such a blatant, beer drinking, good-old-boy- macho, un-intellectual, you-name-it outburst, please just get over it,...Read More


Internet Fast?

Filed by Bruce Parker | January 18, 2007 | 2:51 AM | comments

This article was really fascinating and made me realize how many endless hours I spend on the the internet a day. A point that is illustrated by the fact that at 3:00 AM I am sitting in my bed posting...Read More


Candace Gingrich to speak at "Read the Fine Print" rally

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2007 | 10:31 AM | comments

Indiana Equality announced today that Candace Gingrich will be speaking at the February 19 "Read the Fine Print" rally at the Statehouse. Candace, a prominent LGBT activist, is also the half-sister of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Her...Read More


A New Organization!

Filed by Bruce Parker | January 14, 2007 | 11:18 PM | comments

In an earlier post I mentioned a new group focused on supporting and advocating for transgender youth and their families. They have now launched their website and it looks great. Be sure to stop by and check it out....Read More


The poll results

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2007 | 11:57 AM | comments

I thought I'd share the results of the poll we had up during the week. The question asked, "What is your favorite part of bilerico.com?" 55 people answered the poll - which is more than I thought would answer such...Read More


Bigotry and the Founding Fathers

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | January 11, 2007 | 9:19 PM | comments

It won't exactly come as a surprise to readers of this blog that a lot of anti-gay bigotry comes clothed in "Christian" rhetoric. As if we needed additional confirmation, a recent post at Dispatches from the Culture Wars told about...Read More


Dead frat pledge covered in anti-gay slurs

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2007 | 5:25 PM | comments

An 18 year old freshman at the University of Texas in Austin was found dead of alcohol poisoning after a frathouse pledge party. While that may not be too surprising, a recently released medical examiner's report did shock the community....Read More


As if we're watching totally different movies

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2007 | 4:26 PM | comments

Some things just aren't what they seem. We've all heard a lot over the past few years about "gay marriage." Allowing gays and lesbians to solemnize their relationships will be "the end of civilization." Things should remain "traditional." Marriage...Read More


Musings in the new year

Filed by Don Sherfick | January 04, 2007 | 7:29 AM | comments

Well, the tree is down, the ornaments and lights packed away (never, ever again even remotely fitting back into the tight little boxes they occupied on the retailer's shelves), and the noisemakers swept from Times Square for another year. May...Read More