Living: November 2008

Better Know a Contributor: Paige Schilt

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 30, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Just Be Good for Goodness Sake

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 30, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I saw this ad on the DC Metro this week, and wanted to blog about it, but hadn’t had time until now. And just in time for Xmas. Has anyone alerted Bill O’Reilly yet?...Read More


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NYC World AIDS Day Event

Filed by Eric Leven | November 30, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

NYC World AIDS Day Event Monday December 1st. 2008 CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL begins at 6PM Gay Men's Health Crisis - Tisch Building Lobby 119 West 24th St. (btwn 6th/7th Ave.) NYC CANDLE LIGHT PROCESSION to Judson Memorial Church: 55 Washington...Read More


"Children Do Better..." With White Parents?

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 29, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

In the wake of the news that Florida’s gay adoption ban was ruled unconstitutional, I made this observation about the right and adoption. I can tell you, though, after marriage the right will come after our families next. What some...Read More


Novartis Pharmaceuticals Employees Show Their Love For The GLBT Community

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 29, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Well. I have a feeling that I should post this here, because now that the original link is out in the blogosphere and the backlash is happening, I expect the original thread to be deleted soon. After all, it is...Read More


You could get hit by a bus tomorrow!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 28, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Another Black Friday, another black humor post. Your snappiest captions are required......Read More


Can I Break Your Heart?

Filed by Michele O'Mara | November 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

"Do you mind if I break your heart?" Seems like a strange question doesn't it? And yet so many of us have had broken hearts. How does that happen? No one signs up for a relationship with the goal of...Read More


Thanksgiving Day open thread

Filed by Bil Browning | November 27, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

We're taking the day off here at Bilerico Project to spend time with our loved ones during the holidays. Here at the Browning-Davis ranch, Jerame's parents and brother are coming to our house for the first time (*gulp*) along with...Read More


Alicia's Dream

Filed by Father Tony | November 26, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I had the same dream three times and it is bugging me. In it, I am in the kitchen standing next to the ironing board and I'm holding the iron and I'm sort of smiling in...Read More


What Are Your Plans for Black Friday?

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 26, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Thanksgiving is almost here! And that typically means the release of big box office hits, like "MILK," and shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Even though I generally love to shop and will accept any excuse to go, I avoid shopping...Read More


An Interesting Social Experiment

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 26, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I recently came across an interesting blog post over at Religion Dispatches. Tom Ackerman published his "Marriage Manifesto", which is a fun little social experiment and statement that I think I might try during this holiday season. Ackerman decides to...Read More


Marriage, Polygamy and Gays

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 26, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

One of the religious right's standard splutterings is that legalizing same-sex marriage will open the door to legalizing polygamy. Many of us have dismissed these splutterings as just another boogeyman that the right is conjuring up...one that will make voters...Read More


The Power of Gratitude

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | November 26, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The holidays, and especially Thanksgiving, are supposed to reflect the principle of gratitude, being thankful for the people, places, and things that have blessed our lives. But, ironically, in these uncertain times blessings may appear to be in short supply....Read More


Simple Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 25, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Have you ever wondered how much energy you use on a day to day basis? I have. And lucky for me, my power company offers a little monitor that I can plug into the wall to monitor exactly how much...Read More


'Tis the Season

Filed by Donna Rose | November 25, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. For much of the country that means copious amounts of food, time with family, a lifetime of special Holiday memories, feverish shopping, and the gateway to the Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years...Read More


Is this relationship right for me?

Filed by Michele O'Mara | November 25, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I wonder if something is missing from my relationship. How do I know if I'm in the right place or not? ~ Just Wondering Dear J. W., Did you know that it's not a good idea to substitute...Read More


The Truth About Gay Men's Health

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | November 25, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

"Gay men are healthy, happy, and life affirming. We're creative, strong, and resilient; more than almost any other male population, we think outside the box, take responsibility for our actions, and care for ourselves and others. We know how to...Read More


Jake's Big Day

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 25, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Jake had homework he needed help with. How did I get my name? he asked. Oh, well, I said, first of all, I loved the name Jake. Jacob. I loved it and your mom was not so keen on...Read More


South Florida Transgender Day of Remembrance Video

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 25, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This past Saturday, the South Florida LGBT community and our allies gathered to mark the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Organized by TERI, the Transgender Equality Rights Initiative, the memorial was heart-wrenching and cathartic, angering and sobering, moving and...Read More


Fundies Launch "Protect DOMA" Website

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 24, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Alliance for Marriage Foundation, which you may remember as the group that drafted the Federal Marriage Protection Amendment, has launched a "Protect DOMA" website and started a campaign to "preserve the federal Defense of Marriage Act." Here's the goal...Read More


18 things you can only say on Thanksgiving

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

A friend sent this funny list of things you can only say on Thanksgiving. I thought I'd use it for today's open thread question. What else can you only say on Thanksgiving? I know how clever Projectors are, so I'm...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Father Tony

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 23, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Student Looking for LGBT Military Significant Others to Speak Out

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 23, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Yesterday I was listening to Josh Groban's Christmas album as I did my housework. (I know . . . it's not even Thanksgiving . . .) When it came around to "I'll Be Home For Christmas," the sound clips of...Read More


An Open Letter to My Brother, Newt Gingrich

Filed by Candace Gingrich | November 23, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Dear Newt, I recently had the displeasure of watching you bash the protesters of the Prop 8 marriage ban to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News. I must say, after years of watching you build your career by stirring up the...Read More


Stories from the Helpline

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: "Stories from the Helpline" is a recurring feature on The Bilerico Project, bringing in the personal accounts of Helpline counselors from The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis...Read More


Review: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture

Filed by Nina Smith | November 23, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Rapture is coming, the Rapture is coming! Oy! This Christmas, I've found the perfect book for my family's white elephant gift exchange. It's called: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture... a snarky, how-to manual about where and when...Read More


Review: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture

Filed by Nina Smith | November 23, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Rapture is coming, the Rapture is coming! Oy! This Christmas, I've found the perfect book for my family's white elephant gift exchange. It's called: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture... a snarky, how-to manual about where and when...Read More


GLBTQ&A Rules

Filed by Eric Marcus | November 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This past week I did a presentation at the annual GLSEN Hudson Valley PrideWorks conference on how to answer the questions we all wind up getting asked by parents, friends, strangers, and colleagues (and often get asked over and over...Read More


Ugly Betty: Young Gay Love

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 22, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Everyone knows by now that I am a television junkie. One of my favorite, and probably the gayest show on TV (sorry Project Runway), is Ugly Betty. While it is based on the over the top telenovela style of shows,...Read More


The Bush economy: the list of big name retailers going under grows

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 22, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Wow. The Bush economy is taking a lot of companies down the toilet as Dear Leader and the GOP try to wash their hands of the destruction left during his eight-year reign of terror as he packs his bags and...Read More


eHarmony Will Now Accept Same Sex Couples

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 21, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday is was announced that eHarmony will accept same sex couples on their online dating service. According to Poponthepop.com, "the new same-sex matching service from eHarmony, Compatible Partners, is set to debut by March 31." Before anyone jumps on the...Read More


Newt Gingrich and "Gay Fascists"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 21, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Good grief, Newt Gingrich is "teaching" history again. On the Bill O'Reilly show the other day, Gingrich came up with his biggest lie about history yet. He said, "I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country...Read More


Equality Ride 2008: It's About Safety

Filed by Paige Schilt | November 21, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last year, I was lucky enough to spend a day at Baylor University with the Soulforce Equality Ride, a national bus tour that visits Christian colleges to talk about safety and fairness for gay and transgender students, and I met...Read More


Equality Ride 2008: It's About Safety

Filed by Paige Schilt | November 21, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last year, I was lucky enough to spend a day at Baylor University with the Soulforce Equality Ride, a national bus tour that visits Christian colleges to talk about safety and fairness for gay and transgender students, and I met...Read More


Domestic Partnership Benefits? They are after those too.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

We knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time until the backers of Florida's Amendment 2 proved exactly how dishonest they were during their lie-filled campaign and went after domestic partnership benefits in Florida- despite saying it...Read More


Remembering our Dead

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 20, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Today, people across the world are observing the 10th Transgender Day of Remembrance, day when we look back and honor the lives lost to anti-transgender hate and violence. In 2008, the violent murders of transgender people and people targeted for...Read More


Loving your old gay face

Filed by Father Tony | November 20, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Fr. T, I hear you've had some work done. Fess up. Care to recommend your doctor? -- Anonymous...Read More


The Midwest Teen Sex Show

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I were flipping through the Apple TV last night when he stumbled across The Midwest Teen Sex Show podcasts. We watched a couple of them last night and when I got up this morning, I went looking for...Read More


Not just a name on a list

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 20, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a solemn day where our community comes together to remember and honor those lost to anti-transgender hate and violence. The list is horrifically long this year, with 16 new names added...Read More


Not just a name on a list

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 20, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a solemn day where our community comes together to remember and honor those lost to anti-transgender hate and violence. The list is horrifically long this year, with 16 new names added...Read More


What Thomas Beatie Doesn't Understand

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | November 20, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I watched Thomas and Nancy Beatie on Barbara Walters last week. They described their struggle with the state of Oregon over how they would be identified on their child's birth certificate. They want Thomas listed as the father and Nancy...Read More


Be There

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 19, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

It is two weeks since the election of Barack Obama. It is still true. It makes me smile every morning. Then I read the paper about the Armageddon that is our financial system and it harshes my mellow. But after...Read More


Teaching Kindergarteners About Gay Marriage

Filed by Paige Schilt | November 18, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

I've been holding my tongue for a while now. My son, Waylon, started kindergarten this past August. Until two weeks ago, his entire public school career had overlapped with the campaign against Prop 8. Although we live all the way...Read More


Teaching Kindergarteners About Gay Marriage

Filed by Paige Schilt | November 18, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

I've been holding my tongue for a while now. My son, Waylon, started kindergarten this past August. Until two weeks ago, his entire public school career had overlapped with the campaign against Prop 8. Although we live all the way...Read More


Will Indiana University continue to support rightwing paramilitary groups?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2008 | 4:21 PM | comments

Since Indiana University has reopened contract negotiations with Coca-Cola, I'm wondering if they'll finally listen to the faculty, students and alumni who have been calling for the soft drink to be thrown off campus. They criticize Coke's record of human...Read More


"Sleeping" With the "Enemy"

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

After I posted a temperate and somewhat optimistic response to the disappointing news of Proposition 8's passage (which eliminates same-sex marriage in California), a friend of mine e-mailed me, insisting that I tap into my inner righteous indignation. "Foster some...Read More


Transgender Day of Remembrance

Filed by Anthony Niedwiecki | November 18, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize and honor those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off...Read More


Did God Create Marriage?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 18, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

When Mormon volunteers walked door to door to urge yes on Proposition 8, their first talking point was: "God created marriage." According to a New York Times report, if the householder agreed with #1 in principle, the Mormon walker then...Read More


A Call for Repeal, And a Timeline That Makes Sense

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 18, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

It would appear that there are now very few military leaders who continue to believe that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" serves any useful purpose. Following on the heels of respected leaders like retired Joint Chiefs Chairman John Shalikashvili, retired Lieutenant...Read More


3 things that made me cry today

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Today has been one of those days. I've found myself welling up three times already today over bits and pieces from our community. Each time I've felt these things so deeply they've made me ache inside. 1. Mexican Is the...Read More


Do We Need Gay High Schools?

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 17, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

I was recently on Vocalo, an outgrowth of WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio), talking about whether or not Chicago should have a gay high school. I'm against the idea, as you'll hear, but am open to questions and issues raised. I'm...Read More


Redefined Marriage? Grow Up

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 17, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Ugh. My least favorite Mormon in all the world is getting under my skin. A woman- who will remain nameless- is complaining. Homosexuals are going to redefine her marriage. How? I can't even imagine how my being married in MA...Read More


Senator Richard Shelby: Creator of the First 21st Century Great Depression

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | November 17, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

The auto industry bailout was the topic du jour on all the sunday talk shows this weekend, and the hypocrisy of those conversations is something I can simply not let go unanswered. To be clear, I believe the first Wall...Read More


Update: Suspect caught in murder of two elderly gay men

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Michael Brown, a suspect in last month's murders of Eric Hendricks and Milton Lindgren has been arrested in California. Hendricks, 73, and Lindgren, 70, were found beaten to death in their home in late...Read More


Gay Mormons Say "Please Stop The Hate"

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 17, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The past two weeks have been very difficult for me. I've been emotionally hurt by two communities that mean a lot to me - the Mormon Church, and the LGBTQ community. I never thought I would have to out myself...Read More


Gay Mormons Say "Please Stop The Hate"

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 17, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The past two weeks have been very difficult for me. I've been emotionally hurt by two communities that mean a lot to me - the Mormon Church, and the LGBTQ community. I never thought I would have to out myself...Read More


Carpe Diem

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 16, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I've had a busy October and November so far. I've been working increased hours at my job. I just recently returned from Boulder, CO and the CU campus after being honored with keynote speaker duties for their recent TRANScending Gender...Read More


Open Thank You Note to Leonard Pitts

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 16, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I wept when I read Leonard Pitts' column about black anti-marriage-equality voters. As a white woman -- and a white woman with hundreds of beloved black family members -- the risk of being accused of racism when I point out...Read More


Saving Young Lives: The Trevor Project

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 16, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It is no secret that helping and supporting LGBT youth is one of my greatest passions. That is why I am making sure everyone knows about The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only...Read More


3500 Turn Out For Equality in Phoenix

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

There were approximately 3500 people at the marriage equality rally in Phoenix yesterday. And anyone who's done their share of protesting in Arizona can attest that it's amazing to get 100 people to show up for anything, let alone 1000....Read More


Is Homosexuality Genetic or Chosen? Does That Matter?

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 15, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

In the swirl of Prop 8 madness, and the rush to blame the black community for its defeat, comes William Saletan's myopic piece for Slate, about "Blacks, Gays, and Immutability." Saletan uncritically rehashes the idea that blacks voted for Prop...Read More


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Duanna Johnson: Your Outrage, Support Needed

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | November 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition has set up a way to donate to the fund for Duanna Johnson's funeral online. Please help share the funeral expenses as a community. And please read this: "Can the LGBT Community Spare Some Outrage...Read More


Protests not Convenient? Deal with it.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 14, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I have been amazed at the online and grassroots explosion that the National Day of Protest has spawned. It started with one small blog then took on a life of its own, with hundreds of cities around the country now...Read More


Marriage Matters to Us

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 13, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

It has been a strange couple of weeks. Just last week, I saw something that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime, and felt like I was witnessing it for all my ancestors who didn't live to see a...Read More


She wants to be a lizard.

Filed by Father Tony | November 13, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Dear Father Tony, It's pretty clear that the LGBT community is angry at organized religion and quite justifiably so, especially in light of recent events. But there are plenty who desire to be received into a loving congregation. More...Read More


Where Is That "Traditional Marriage" They Keep Talking About?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 13, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

In 2005 I published a long article in Gay & Lesbian Review, about the history of marriage in the West. Researching it was an illuminating experience. It got me clearer about what the real issues are, and how they're being...Read More


The Root, Not the Drama

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 12, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

The root, not the behavior. I keep telling myself that over and over again. Don't look at the kids' behavior- think about the root of it. Except when they burp out loud at the dinner table. That's about behavior. Period....Read More


Indiana Family Institute condones anti-gay slurs

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2008 | 9:15 AM | comments

After years of running a gay blog, I've become used to the regular insults and slurs that are submitted in the comments section. Sadly, I doubt some people could deal with the regular blows to the psyche gay people get...Read More


This post has nothing to do with the election or gay marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I'm putting on my citrus hat and demanding that at least one post on Bilerico today have absolutely nothing to do with the election, Prop 8 aspersions or assumptions, or marriage equality in general. Carry on....Read More


A Broken Trust(er)

Filed by Michele O'Mara | November 11, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

When my partner and I first got together, she had issues with my dating history. Not only did she have a lot of negative judgements about the number of sexual partners I have had, she was very critical about...Read More


Duanna Johnson found Murdered in Memphis

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 10, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Reports are coming out of Memphis, Tennessee that Duanna Johnson was found shot to death yesterday. Our readers may remember Duanna Johnson's story- she was the black trasnwoman who was severely beaten by police in a police station while everyone,...Read More


Open Thread: Your vision for America

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

From the inbox comes a Projector suggested open thread to start out the week. Kim writes: Why not ask all of your readers what their Vision for America is and what Barack Obama's priorities should be. I have included my...Read More


Ordinary Couples at the Indianapolis LGBT film festival

Filed by Don Sherfick | November 10, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

In June 2007 my partner Jerry and I (upper right) joined nine other gay/lesbian couples who had been together for over 10 years to film "Ordinary Couples/ Extraordinary Lives!". It's but one of the nearly 20 featured works to be...Read More


Back to Mike: Money, Career, Transitioning and Tolerance

Filed by Nina Smith | November 09, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

"There is always more to be learned about tolerance." - Mercedes Ruehl, commenting on her Lifetime movie role as the mother of transgender child Before starting Queercents, I had never interacted with anyone from the transgender community. Perhaps, it's just...Read More


My Name is Michael and I'm an Obamaholic

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 09, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

I watched this video from The Onion and laughed out loud because I recognize some of the symptoms in myself. Of course, it helped that a friend of mine pulled me aside to ask if the reason that I have...Read More


Why Punish Only the Mormon Church? Let's Get Them All

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

A movement is afoot to punish the Mormon Church by getting the IRS to strip them of their tax-exempt status. I agree 110 percent. But why stop at the Mormon Church? Let's see to it that all the "yes on...Read More


Why Punish Only the Mormon Church? Let's Get Them All

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

A movement is afoot to punish the Mormon Church by getting the IRS to strip them of their tax-exempt status. I agree 110 percent. But why stop at the Mormon Church? Let's see to it that all the "yes on...Read More


Southeast Regional Gay Men's Health Weekend

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 08, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Cindy Hutchinson, along with Bilerico-Florida contributors Dr. David Fawcett and Michael Emanuel Rajner, accepted a proclamation at the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission meeting this past Tuesday declaring this weekend (November 7 -9) "Gay Men's Health...Read More


Fallin' For The Okey-Doke

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 07, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

I'm coming to you live from beautiful Boulder. CO. I'm here to give the keynote address later tonight for the opening of the TRANScending Gender Conference being held on the CU-Boulder campus November 7-8. I was flying from Da Ville...Read More


Art for Life

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2008 | 10:00 PM | comments

From a press release sent to Bilerico-Indiana: The 5th annual Art for Life will be held on Friday, Nov. 21 at Old National Bank in Downtown Evansville. This is one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS fund raisers in our region,...Read More


A Change is Gonna Come

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 06, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's been a long, long time coming But I know, a change is gonna come. Oh, yes it will. Sam Cooke, "A Change is Gonna Come" At 11:01 p.m. last night, after the polls closed in California, I just had...Read More


How to have gay vacation sex

Filed by Father Tony | November 06, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Dear Tony, My name is Paulo, I am a journalism student from Buenos Aires. I would like to know, if you are still at the Axel Hotel, if I can interview you for an article that I have to...Read More


Bittersweet Victory

Filed by Brynn Craffey | November 05, 2008 | 8:30 PM | comments

For California's LGBT residents, last night's historic election victory is a bittersweet one. At the same time that Barack Obama's amazing victory was being proclaimed, it become clear that Proposition 8 was headed to victory. Bigotry went down to defeat...Read More


Hate and Bigotry Pass in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 05, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Florida's Amendment 2, the dangerous and deceptive "Marriage Protection" Amendment, has passed. A supermajority of Floridians, 62% (4,662,558) versus just 38% (2,851,598), has decided that our state needs to enshrine hate, bigotry, and homophobia in our state constitution. And my...Read More


"I voted!" open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 04, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Consider this the open thread to talk about your voting experiences. I'll try to get first comment here in a minute. TAVA president and frequent guest blogger Monica Helms sent us in a guest post about her early voting experience,...Read More


Why Don't We Get Along?

Filed by Michele O'Mara | November 03, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Why do my partner and I fight all the time? ~Frustrated! Dear Frustrated, According to relationship researcher John Gottman, 69% of all relationship problems are unsolvable. While that is an unfortunate statistic, it does make sense. It is unlikely...Read More


Log Cabin Greed

Filed by Bo Shuff | November 03, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Self preservation is human nature. It is in fact animal nature. However, one of the fundamental components of the American psyche is a sense of community. That those defined in common by geography, demography or other common factor will look...Read More


Still trying to prove something

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | November 03, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today is the day when everything hurts. It was going to be the day when I caught up on everything computer-related, but now it's the day when everything hurts. Maybe I'll still catch up. At least it's sunny out and...Read More


City of Fort Lauderdale Proclaims Gay Men's Health Weekend

Filed by Dr. David Fawcett | November 03, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday evening, November 4, Commissioner Cindy Hutchinson will introduce a proclamation at the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission Meeting declaring the weekend of November 7 -9 "Gay Men's Health Weekend." The proclamation comes on the eve of the Seventh...Read More


'TheCall': A day-long religious frenzy for Yes on 8

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 03, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Saturday "TheCall," a 12-hour rally to boost support for Yes on 8, was held in San Diego's Qualcomm stadium. The festival of fundies believe they will save marriage, the homosexuals and the state of California by communing during the movement's...Read More


Happy Halloween

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 01, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

I missed Halloween. Heavy sigh. I have been known to get requests from neighborhood parents in regard to my costume choice. I really like Halloween. But today I was driving all over Fremont, California checking out polling stations, deciding which...Read More


Breaking: FL Court Grants Emergency Hearing in Amendment 2 Battle

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 01, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

As I've been reporting, there is a legal battle brewing in Florida around Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment. And now they will have their day in court. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores has granted the request of...Read More


The Abomination of Government Marriage

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 01, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Allison Bricker is a lifelong political junkie. She has worked in various capacities on several local, statewide, and Congressional campaigns. She currently works as a Senior Political Analyst at a public opinion/research and analysis firm based out of...Read More


What races are LGBTQ people watching?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

We're going to have some good election night coverage, and I'll be here Tuesday night updating you on what's going on in elections around the country. I'm working on my list of races that are important to LGBTQ news to...Read More