Media: March 2012

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The Price of Free Speech

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

The "throw daily tantrums and bark whatever pops into your head to get attention, until you call someone a slur and then you get fired" system we have now isn't making anyone smarter.Read More


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Marriage vs. Full LGBT Equality

Filed by Mark Segal | March 30, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Marriage became a recurring theme at this year's Haas gathering. No matter what the subject of the panel was, the questions always turned to marriage equality. It was the issue du jour.Read More


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More Anti-Trans Ads Out of Anchorage

Filed by James Holmes | March 30, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

The words and imagery are appalling enough, but to claim your reasoning is to protect small business is just disgusting - especially in this second ad that attempts to turn our community against itself. Read More


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I'd Tap That [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

It's not often that something can make me laugh before I've had my coffee fix, but this cartoon did it this morning.Read More


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Talk Radio Comes 'All the Way Out!'

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | March 29, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Talk radio is not known for being especially culturally sensitive. I want reflect on that experience and discuss both the importance of discussing our issues on AM radio, known for conservative talk shows, and of creating radio and podcasts from diverse points of view.Read More


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Santorum Hearts Pink [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 29, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Apparently real men don't have anything to do with the color pink - unless it's paired with a fabulous seersucker suit!Read More


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Alaska's Anti-Trans 'Tolerant City' Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | March 28, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

With Anchorage facing a vote soon on whether to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination ordinance, the religious right fanatics have stooped to a new low.Read More


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Gays for Vajayjays Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 27, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Dallas Voice staffer Chance Browning (no relation) and a friend at a recent Planned Parenthood rally in Texas. Other than the fact that not all gay men are scared "straight" of vaginas, what else do you need to know?Read More


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Double Standards Pointed Out [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 25, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

The comment of the week comes via e-mail this time. Since the person emailing didn't leave it on the site via Facebook, I'm not sure they wanted their full name used so I'll only share the brief note.Read More


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Pink Slime, Tying the Knot, & F--king North Carolina [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2012 | 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


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The News Is Still Going Edition [What You Need To Know]

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | March 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

It may almost be the weekend, but there's still plenty of news to be had...Read More


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Reminder: Bilerico & JMG Meetup in Houston This Weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | March 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Project is co-hosting a meetup with Joe.My.God. on Saturday, March 24 at 8pm. We'll be gathering at JR's in the Montrose district. Come out and meet several of your favorite LGBT journalists and bloggers from around the nation.Read More


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Indiana BMV Spokesman Fired Over Gay License Plate

Filed by Bil Browning | March 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Just when you think Indiana's battle over a specialty license plate for LGBT youth couldn't get any more tawdry, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles steps up to the plate.Read More


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Luann: Having a Single Mother Makes You Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I remember this sort of pseudo-Freudianism that was more prominent in the media back when I was growing up; it is an attempt to shame parents with gay children and to make gay people believe that their sexual orientation comes entirely from a mistake made by someone else. This is part of an erstwhile successful agenda to make homosexuality a disease to be cured instead of a status of equal value to heterosexuality.Read More


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Bilerico & JMG Meetup in Houston on March 24

Filed by Bil Browning | March 15, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Project is co-hosting a meetup with Joe.My.God. on Saturday, March 24 at 8pm. We'll be gathering at JR's in the Montrose district. Come out and meet several of your favorite LGBT journalists and bloggers from around the nation.Read More


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The Use of Spin to Minimize LGBT Issues

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 14, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Anyone who writes generates spin. The moment you write, you're selecting the words you use in order to maximize their effectiveness.Read More


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Former Iowa Perry Campaign Chair Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | March 13, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

Evangelical Christian Kathy Potts, former Iowa campaign chair for Rick Perry's presidential bid, has published a stunning article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette giving a full-throated endorsement of marriage equality.Read More


Maryland Guv: Gay Rights Is a Reason to Vote for Democrats

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

After LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he supported a marriage equality plank in the Democratic Party platform, CNN wondered if same sex marriage could become "trouble" for the Democrats. Officials such as Maryland Governor O'Malley aren't taking that old Karl Rove bait.Read More


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Boykin on 'Bombshell' Obama's Harvard Protest Video

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 09, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

BuzzFeed released a video of Barack Obama in 1991 participating in a protest rally organized by openly gay Keith Boykin in support of Professor Derrick Bell's demand for diversity on the faculty of Harvard Law School.Read More


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Big Step Forward For MSNBC's Coverage of LGBT Rights, But...

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 08, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

MSNBC took a big step when for the first time the network demonstrated that it understands the modern civil rights movement isn't entirely whether gays and lesbians can serve in the military or marry each other. Read More


The Ad MSNBC Doesn't Want You to See

Filed by Bil Browning | March 07, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Gee, whattaya know... MSNBC has rejected an ad targeting, well, MSNBC for hosting hate group leader Tony Perkins.Read More


McCaskill Works to Block Limbaugh Sculpture

Filed by James Holmes | March 06, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

I was given some hope today when Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) posted on her website a questionnaire asking her constituents to weigh in on the addition of Limbaugh to the State Capitol. Fingers crossed that this actually changes anything. Read More


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Limbaugh's Head Gets a Home In Missouri Capitol

Filed by James Holmes | March 05, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

While Rush Limbaugh's newest controversy has cost him a growing number of sponsors, he has gained the endorsement of the State of Missouri which is adding a bronzed bust to the state capitol's "Hall of Famous Missourians." Read More


In Defense of Sluts

Filed by Yasmin Nair | March 05, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

While it is heartening to see an American President come even close to expressing what could effectively be translated as support for abortion rights, I have to wonder: What, pray tell, if Fluke is indeed a slut?Read More


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One Million Moms: The New Gay Advertising Strategy

Filed by Adam Polaski | March 04, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

If you're a gay celebrity or a company touting a gay-focused product or storyline, there's one surefire way to very quickly fire up your popularity: Make your immoral, gay agenda-obsessed ways known to One Million Moms.Read More


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In (Partial) Defense of Glee

Filed by Adam Polaski | March 04, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

In spite of all of the scenes that make me roll my eyes, I can't help but appreciate what Glee is doing on television right now: blazing a trail for shows that prominently showcase a range of gay and lesbian characters and issues. Read More


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Still Famous for Reproducing

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 04, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Make it stop. Won't somebody please make it stop? Apparently, Bristol Palin is still famous for reproducing. Lifetime's picked up an order for a show called Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.Read More


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On 'Whitewashing Gay History' and 'Hypocrisy' of Pro-Gay Republicans

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 02, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Inspired by New York legalizing same sex marriage, the extraordinary LGBT ally Frank Rich has written an important essay for New York Magazine on "Whitewashing Gay History."Read More


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Reminder: Vote for Bilerico for Best LGBT News Site

Filed by Bil Browning | March 01, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

About.com is hosting their 2012 Readers Choice Awards and Bilerico is a finalist for "Best LGBT News Site." It's up to you guys to help us pull off another win!Read More


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Update on Priest Who Walked Out of Funeral

Filed by Bil Browning | March 01, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

After Maryland Catholic priest Father Marcel Guarnizo walked out a funeral service because the deceased woman's lesbian daughter participated, the nation reacted with outrage. The story just viciously punches you in the stomach with the ugly face of religious bigotry.Read More