Politics: May 2007

I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


What's up with this?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 31, 2007 | 2:59 PM | comments

I don't even know what kind of fear-mongering this is supposed to be. A video produced by those folks at The Jawa Report has been making its way around the conservative blogosphere. Let's just say that they don't like the...Read More


Bush backs another homophobic nominee

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

That darn Bush. He just can't stop himself. That seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is just crying for a racist homophobe to sit on the bench. First he nominates Charles Pickering (who even Republicans couldn't stomach!) and...Read More


Bush backs another homophobic nominee

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

That darn Bush. He just can't stop himself. That seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is just crying for a racist homophobe to sit on the bench. First he nominates Charles Pickering (who even Republicans couldn't stomach!) and...Read More


What have the Republicans accomplished?

Filed by Storm Bear | May 31, 2007 | 9:56 AM | comments

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Being a Democratic Party Chair in the South isn't always as glamorous as it appears on TV

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 30, 2007 | 4:36 PM | comments

Alabama Democratic Party Chair Joe Turnham, while responding to Alabama Republicans welcoming Rudy G. and Mitt to their state, said in a press release:After Alabama Repubs have filibustered 27 straight legislative days away and after the Repub Party has...Read More


Why I just plain can't stand the Scissor Sisters

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 30, 2007 | 1:28 PM | comments

Scissor Sisters Jake Shears and Baby Daddy sat down with Me Me Me last week to talk about being "the gay band". Some of their responses were a bit strange, like this one:Yeah, [the subjects of our songs] are mostly...Read More


Laziest Senator Ever?

Filed by Storm Bear | May 30, 2007 | 9:36 AM | comments

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Call for submissions -- Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 30, 2007 | 1:59 AM | comments

Thought I'd forward this call for a new anthology my friend Eric Stanley is working on: Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex Edited by Nat Smith, Eric Stanley Currently, at least 65% of transwomen and 29% of...Read More


Supreme Court rules against employment equality

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2007 | 2:56 PM | comments

From the Washington Post:A divided Supreme Court today ruled that workers may not sue their employers for unequal pay because of discrimination that may have occurred years earlier. The court ruled 5-4 that Lilly Ledbetter, a supervisor at a tire...Read More


How was your Memorial Day?

Filed by Storm Bear | May 29, 2007 | 10:02 AM | comments

click to enlarge Yesterday, Bush placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and sadly, I found it laughable. Bush has not gone to a single funeral for a soldier who has died in his War on...Read More


Mitt Romney is clueless.

Filed by Storm Bear | May 28, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

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"Unseat Reid and Pelosi" Says Olbermann

Filed by Storm Bear | May 27, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

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Dick Cheney is a "weak, effeminate sissy"

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 26, 2007 | 5:28 PM | comments

Fred Phelps has a new video about the Cheneys. It's about as unhinged as we've come to expect from these people. Fred does gets few of his facts right: the Cheneys have constantly tried to hide their lesbian daughter, the...Read More


Congress Ignores Iraq

Filed by Storm Bear | May 26, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

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The times, they are a-changin'?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 25, 2007 | 4:55 PM | comments

So, on Monday I posted about a recent public opinion poll on abortion, and I wanted to "compare and contrast" (if I'm allowed to return to the 7th grade for a bit) with another article I read about the shift...Read More


The times, they are a-changin'?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 25, 2007 | 4:55 PM | comments

So, on Monday I posted about a recent public opinion poll on abortion, and I wanted to "compare and contrast" (if I'm allowed to return to the 7th grade for a bit) with another article I read about the shift...Read More


The times, they are a-changin'?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 25, 2007 | 4:55 PM | comments

So, on Monday I posted about a recent public opinion poll on abortion, and I wanted to "compare and contrast" (if I'm allowed to return to the 7th grade for a bit) with another article I read about the shift...Read More


Do nothing democrats and the pathetic president

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2007 | 2:29 PM | comments

As most of you have realized if you're a regular reader, I'm one of those hippie peaceniks that has opposed the war since the beginning. The democrats recent cave-in on a timeline for withdraw from Iraq has incensed me. To...Read More


Body Armor? No solutions for women.

Filed by Storm Bear | May 25, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

click to enlarge More than four years into this, the Pentagon still can't get the body armor right. First they didn't have enough to go around and now what has been issued, isn't the best and of course women...Read More


NOW-NYC on opera, fine dining, and massage parlors

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 25, 2007 | 5:30 AM | comments

Yesterday on Free Speech Radio News, I heard that the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYC) is pressuring newspaper, magazine and phone book publishers to turn down ads from "illegal" massage parlors (as opposed to...Read More


Welcome to Masterpiece Theater, starring Mary Cheney

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 24, 2007 | 9:46 AM | comments

In case you don't follow the news, Mary Cheney just gave birth to her baby. I'm sure it was a happy day for her, and I'm very glad that her baby was born healthy. I wish Heather, Mary and Samuel...Read More


This week's war dead. Read their names.

Filed by Storm Bear | May 24, 2007 | 8:51 AM | comments

click to enlarge This is the start of our Memorial Day tribute. Once every few weeks, I stop and list the recent war dead in Bush's illegal war. These people are all victims of murder and Bush is an...Read More


CHENEY BABY BORN

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 23, 2007 | 4:34 PM | comments

Mary Cheney's baby was just born. From CNN:WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's family keeps growing. His daughter Mary gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday at a hospital in the nation's capital, the White House announced. Samuel...Read More


A Week of Direct Advocacy

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 23, 2007 | 12:27 PM | comments

If nothing else, last week was historic in that the three major transgender advocacy organizations (National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition) brought in citizen lobbyists to Washington D.C. from across the...Read More


SJR-7 wins award for Indiana teens

Filed by Bil Browning | May 23, 2007 | 11:22 AM | comments

Two middle school students from Bloomington, Indiana have won 3rd place in CSPAN's StudentCam contest for a video about SJR-7, the proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions. The amendments was defeated in the legislature this April....Read More


SCOTUS: We Need More Dead Baby Jokes

Filed by Storm Bear | May 23, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

click to enlarge So if you have a dead fetus inside you, you are now screwed. No more dilation and extraction for you. Yes the "ruling" claims it is OK for dead fetuses, but how will you prove it?...Read More


This would be funny if we had sane foreign policy.

Filed by Storm Bear | May 22, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

click to enlarge This strip is the only way I can possible explain the excruciating dichotomy of the Iraq War. Damned if you do and damned if you don't right down to the dirt. A characteristic of their ancient...Read More


What would you call it?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 21, 2007 | 6:19 PM | comments

This morning, Bil sent me a link to a new Gallup Poll on abortion-debate terminology. Their earth-shattering conclusion? 'Public Divided on "Pro-Choice" vs. "Pro-Life" Abortion Labels.' Tell me something I don't know. Personally, even I'm divided on those labels. Sure,...Read More


What would you call it?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 21, 2007 | 6:19 PM | comments

This morning, Bil sent me a link to a new Gallup Poll on abortion-debate terminology. Their earth-shattering conclusion? 'Public Divided on "Pro-Choice" vs. "Pro-Life" Abortion Labels.' Tell me something I don't know. Personally, even I'm divided on those labels. Sure,...Read More


What would you call it?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 21, 2007 | 6:19 PM | comments

This morning, Bil sent me a link to a new Gallup Poll on abortion-debate terminology. Their earth-shattering conclusion? 'Public Divided on "Pro-Choice" vs. "Pro-Life" Abortion Labels.' Tell me something I don't know. Personally, even I'm divided on those labels. Sure,...Read More


PETA kicks off new campaign with gay kisses

Filed by Bil Browning | May 21, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Some of you may know that I am the world's worst vegetarian. I have all of the guilty conscience and none of the follow through... I've noticed though that vegetarians tend to be rather gay-friendly. In fact, I don't think...Read More


Marines too weak for Gays?

Filed by Storm Bear | May 21, 2007 | 8:20 AM | comments

click to enlarge I have never understood the whole right wing idea that Gays in the military are bad. Our military is rumored to be the toughest and most professional on Earth - able to run into the teeth...Read More


Amnesty and the Religious RIght: a bit of a contradiction

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 21, 2007 | 7:22 AM | comments

One of the topics I scarcely thought I'd be touching upon when I first became a contributor to this site and concentrated largely upon SJR-7, the down-but-not-yet-out "proposal to amend the Indiana Constitution to screw up marriage and other rights,"...Read More


Amnesty and the Religious RIght: a bit of a contradiction

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 21, 2007 | 7:22 AM | comments

One of the topics I scarcely thought I'd be touching upon when I first became a contributor to this site and concentrated largely upon SJR-7, the down-but-not-yet-out "proposal to amend the Indiana Constitution to screw up marriage and other rights,"...Read More


Some Serious Decision Making...

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 19, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

One of my first political memories is of Bill Clinton's campaign song choice. "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac (on an unrelated note - my favorite band) represented him as in touch with the baby boomer generation and energetic all at...Read More


Hey Hillary! Once you go Black...

Filed by Storm Bear | May 18, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

click to enlarge Remember back in March when Hillary went to Selma, Alabama? During Hillary's Selma speech, she performed a rendition from James Cleveland's hymn "I don't feel noways tired." When I first heard the piece, it was on...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Al Gore

Filed by Ed Team | May 18, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

The persistent and sustained reliance on falsehoods as the basis of policy, even in the face of massive and well-understood evidence to the contrary, seems to many Americans to have reached levels that were previously unimaginable. A large and growing...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Al Gore

Filed by Ed Team | May 18, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

The persistent and sustained reliance on falsehoods as the basis of policy, even in the face of massive and well-understood evidence to the contrary, seems to many Americans to have reached levels that were previously unimaginable. A large and growing...Read More


IDAHO today

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2007 | 4:15 PM | comments

Today's the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). It's a good time to remember that despite all the work we've done here in the US, there are still so many countries throughout the world that pretend like they have the right...Read More


Colbert: The intolerant

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 1:57 PM | comments

This has to be one of the funniest Stephen Colbert clips ever. This time Colbert takes on hate crimes legislation and President Bush's impending veto. In fact, it's so good that not only was I going to post it today,...Read More


Gallup Poll: Most Americans support hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 12:35 PM | comments

Today Gallup released a national poll that points out what we've been saying all along: the majority of Americans support the hate crimes legislation. The May 10-13 poll found that: 78% percent of Americans support federal hate crimes laws68% favor...Read More


I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and...Read More


I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and...Read More


Ohio Guv protects state workers

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 10:38 AM | comments

Just as predicted yesterday, Ohio's Democratic Governor Ted Strickland signed an executive order this morning protecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. No one could be fired from or denied a state job on the basis...Read More


Ohio Guv protects state workers

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 10:38 AM | comments

Just as predicted yesterday, Ohio's Democratic Governor Ted Strickland signed an executive order this morning protecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. No one could be fired from or denied a state job on the basis...Read More


A few questions about hate crimes legislation

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 17, 2007 | 9:05 AM | comments

Obviously, the US criminal "justice" system is racist, classist, homophobic and transphobic to the core (if you're not sure of this, just take a brief look at who is in prison, who gets the longest sentences, who ends up on...Read More


A few questions about hate crimes legislation

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 17, 2007 | 9:05 AM | comments

Obviously, the US criminal "justice" system is racist, classist, homophobic and transphobic to the core (if you're not sure of this, just take a brief look at who is in prison, who gets the longest sentences, who ends up on...Read More


Templar John

Filed by Storm Bear | May 17, 2007 | 8:26 AM | comments

click to enlarge Once upon a time, Edwards hired some Anti-Vatican bloggers Please welcome Templar John....Read More


Ohio to move closer to equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2007 | 8:03 PM | comments

Fresh in off the tip line... Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will issue an executive order tomorrow protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. Ohio, like Indiana, does not have any laws protecting the LGBT community from...Read More


Ohio to move closer to equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2007 | 8:03 PM | comments

Fresh in off the tip line... Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will issue an executive order tomorrow protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. Ohio, like Indiana, does not have any laws protecting the LGBT community from...Read More


Jerry Falwell Is Dead (4 Strips!!!)

Filed by Storm Bear | May 16, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

click to enlarge When I heard the news, my head exploded with strip ideas. I couldn't decide which to do so I put them in a short series. One of the most hateful men in America is now dead....Read More


Some Thoughts on the Republican Debate on 5/15/2007

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 16, 2007 | 6:54 AM | comments

So last night around midnight I watched the Republican Presidential debate on the Fox News website. It alternated between scary and really hilarious. Instead of trying to post a deep analysis I am going to share one thought and then...Read More


Former President Carter calls for end to DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out today about America's discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that forces gays and lesbians in the closet in order to serve in the military. The former President won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002...Read More


Does this mean the Teletubbies are straight again?

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

OK, maybe not. That Tinky Winky always was rather fey. Sadly, we may never know the other children's television characters who are surreptitiously making American's children into Nancy boys and Tom girls. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who in his...Read More


Jerry Falwell Dead at 73

Filed by Ellen Andersen | May 15, 2007 | 1:42 PM | comments

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Jerry Falwell died earlier today. Falwell stands in interesting juxtaposition to the movement for LGBT rights. On the one hand, this is the guy who so famously opined "I really believe that the pagans,...Read More


Where's a border patrol agent when you need one?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 15, 2007 | 11:47 AM | comments

From the "don't let this guy back in" files: the Kansas Witchita Eagle reported yesterday that the former deputy attorney general of Kansas, Bryan Brown, is moving back to Fort Wayne to open a law firm specifically to "be a...Read More


Transgender Candidate for City Council

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 15, 2007 | 11:36 AM | comments

As a part of a fairly impressive and definitely exciting discussion of transgender issues on the Newsweek website there is a story about Pam Bennett. Pam is a transgender woman who is running for a city council seat in Aurora,...Read More


Morning with Mitt

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2007 | 8:36 AM | comments

My God this man is an ass. Just in case you missed the fabulousness that was Mitt Romney's 60 Minutes appearance last week, never fear. Here's the part you were waiting for... You guessed it, it's a "Screw the queers....Read More


The Dark Side of Yard Sales

Filed by Storm Bear | May 15, 2007 | 8:07 AM | comments

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Jeremy Scahill and the privatization of war

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 AM | comments

Of course, just about every detail about the US war on Iraq is horrifying and overwhelming, but the first time I watched this, I started sobbing. Which is impressive, considering Jeremy Scahill's dispassionate delivery geared towards convincing the monsters...Read More


Tommy Thompson says he needed to use the bathroom

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2007 | 12:47 PM | comments

Wow, I didn't think the bathroom excuse worked outside of elementary school. From the IHT: Tommy Thompson cited a dead hearing aid and an urgent need to use the bathroom in explaining on Saturday why he said at a Republican...Read More


The State of the Despot

Filed by Storm Bear | May 14, 2007 | 9:32 AM | comments

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The Ghost of Chris Crain: Gayjacking the Hate Crimes Bill

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 11, 2007 | 1:10 PM | comments

When Chris Crain left his position at Window Media, I thought the voice of "transjack" was dead. I couldn't have been more wrong. Today the Washington Blade published an op-ed by a long time Democratic gay activist and Washington D.C....Read More


The Ghost of Chris Crain: Gayjacking the Hate Crimes Bill

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 11, 2007 | 1:10 PM | comments

When Chris Crain left his position at Window Media, I thought the voice of "transjack" was dead. I couldn't have been more wrong. Today the Washington Blade published an op-ed by a long time Democratic gay activist and Washington D.C....Read More


Oh boy, more benchmarks!

Filed by Storm Bear | May 11, 2007 | 9:36 AM | comments

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Coffee & Toast with Howie Klein

Filed by Ed Team | May 11, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

"Interestingly, several closeted Republicans refused to oppose the bill-- Phil English (PA) and Jim McCrery (LA) actually voting with the Democrats and Denny Hastert abstaining. Dreier, the best known of the Republican closet queens in the House, voted against the...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Howie Klein

Filed by Ed Team | May 11, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

"Interestingly, several closeted Republicans refused to oppose the bill-- Phil English (PA) and Jim McCrery (LA) actually voting with the Democrats and Denny Hastert abstaining. Dreier, the best known of the Republican closet queens in the House, voted against the...Read More


Queer Canadians in India!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2007 | 4:24 PM | comments

A Canadian gay diplomat and a Canadian lesbian diplomat aren't able to get immunity from India's sodomy law. From CNN-IBN:Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which came into effect 145 years back in 1862, bars sexual intercourse between same-sex...Read More


I left my heart in Portland, Oregon

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2007 | 12:10 PM | comments

Governor Ted Kulongoski of Oregon just signed into law two bills concerning LGBT people. One is a civil rights bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes when it comes to public accomodation, housing,...Read More


Mike Gravel down with the same-sex love

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2007 | 11:43 AM | comments

And who can blame him? It's effin' awesome. PageOneQ has video of a Q&A session with former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel who's running for the Democratic nomination. He's OK with marriage equality, civil unions, whatever because he thinks all love...Read More


Giuliani spins, but Romney sprints

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 10, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

To follow up on yesterday's post about Giuliani's past contributions to Planned Parenthood, it's now confirmed by the Romney campaign that Mitt's wife--not Mitt himself, mind you, but his wife Ann--made a $150 contribution to Planned Parenthood in 1994. Romney's...Read More


Giuliani spins, but Romney sprints

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 10, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

To follow up on yesterday's post about Giuliani's past contributions to Planned Parenthood, it's now confirmed by the Romney campaign that Mitt's wife--not Mitt himself, mind you, but his wife Ann--made a $150 contribution to Planned Parenthood in 1994. Romney's...Read More


I'm a Nancy Boy!

Filed by Storm Bear | May 10, 2007 | 8:49 AM | comments

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Guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Representative Ellsworth recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Representative Ellsworth recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


John Edwards likes it rough

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2007 | 7:57 AM | comments

I was cleaning out some cobwebs around here and came across this video that I'd bookmarked to use on the blog months ago. It's from early February of this year, but it still made me laugh when I watched it...Read More


Hate crimes in the Senate

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2007 | 3:09 PM | comments

While Representative Joe Donnelly is guest blogging here on bilerico.com today and Rep Brad Ellsworth will blog tomorrow, the vote is already over in the House of Representatives. They voted against our community and are explaining their actions. You do...Read More


Giuliani spins away from his moderate NY roots

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 09, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

Thanks to Alex for alerting me to this Politico story about GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Apparently, according to a bunch of old tax returns dug up by rival campaigns, he and then-wife Donna Hanover gave a total of $900...Read More


Giuliani spins away from his moderate NY roots

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 09, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

Thanks to Alex for alerting me to this Politico story about GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Apparently, according to a bunch of old tax returns dug up by rival campaigns, he and then-wife Donna Hanover gave a total of $900...Read More


Do we need more of this?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 09, 2007 | 12:14 PM | comments

From May Day 2007 in LA:And this is Fox News. Serena has the goods on the "punishment" a couple of these police officers will face....Read More


Guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 09, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly. Representative Donnelly recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 09, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly. Representative Donnelly recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Freeze Them All, Let Gore Sort Them Out!

Filed by Storm Bear | May 09, 2007 | 8:22 AM | comments

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Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth to respond about hate crimes

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2007 | 2:06 PM | comments

When bilerico.com readers ask, they receive! You charged me with asking Representatives Joe Donnelly and Brad Ellsworth about their recent vote against the federal hate crimes bill. While I talked to them about it that night, both of them wanted...Read More


Are we fed up yet?

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 08, 2007 | 11:40 AM | comments

I am disgusted. First Katrina, now this... A shortage of trucks, helicopters and other equipment -- all sent to the war in Iraq -- has hampered recovery in a U.S. town obliterated by a tornado, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said...Read More


Go vote!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2007 | 10:54 AM | comments

It's Primary Day in Indiana and while you might think that this year is a snoozer, your vote is still just as important as always. This year's races are city-level, and Indy, for example, has been pretty darn good to...Read More


I've lost track. What is the GOP Scandal for Today?

Filed by Storm Bear | May 08, 2007 | 8:17 AM | comments

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Seriously?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2007 | 11:46 PM | comments

I just left this tidbit as a comment on Alex's post too, but it's worth repeating... What do the Human Rights Campaign and the National Rifle Association have in common? According to a survey taken this year by the Log...Read More


Todd Rokita might be breaking state election law

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2007 | 11:28 PM | comments

From the Indiana Dems in an email press release:Indiana Democrats expressed concern late Monday that Secretary of State Todd Rokita is overstepping his legal authority by sending 10 unauthorized deputies to Lake County to monitor Tuesday's primary election. Rokita said...Read More


Navy re-admits gay sailor

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2007 | 10:28 PM | comments

Did I miss the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell? While the Congresscritters are busy arguing amongst themselves about whether or not we're fit to serve, it appears that the Navy has taken matters into their own hands. On his...Read More


Oh, the Log Cabin Republicans

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2007 | 1:00 PM | comments

LCR prez Patrick Sammon has a column up at The Advocate about how LGBT people should be giving money to Republicans. I don't quite understand the whole gay Republican thing (voting Democrat is about as establishment as I can take,...Read More


Yadkin River Sticky Punge

Filed by Storm Bear | May 07, 2007 | 7:26 AM | comments

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Coffee & Toast with Pat Bauer

Filed by Ed Team | May 07, 2007 | 6:13 AM | comments

"The outstanding participation of major corporations in explaining the economic impact was a revelation that needed to be part of the equation. The harm to domestic violence laws and their enforcement showed why you needed deliberations and hearings before putting...Read More


Hanging with the Dems

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2007 | 9:26 PM | comments

The main dining room (Click all pictures to enlarge) Sorry for the delay in posting these today after I promised them to you last night, but it was such a beautiful day today! I'm loving being a homeowner just...Read More


Hanging with the Dems

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2007 | 9:26 PM | comments

The main dining room (Click all pictures to enlarge) Sorry for the delay in posting these today after I promised them to you last night, but it was such a beautiful day today! I'm loving being a homeowner just...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Barney Frank

Filed by Ed Team | May 06, 2007 | 6:14 AM | comments

"It makes it apparent to a lot of people that as long as you have George Bush as president, nothing that tries to promote fairness for gay and lesbian people has any chance." -- Representative Barney Frank speaking about the...Read More


Home again, home again, jiggity jog

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2007 | 11:24 PM | comments

We're home now from the Jefferson-Jackson dinner. I took several photos and spoke with both Donnelly and Ellsworth. I'll post the photos and my thoughts about the dynamic duo tomorrow. Both Donnelly and Ellsworth were very courteous though after they...Read More


Indiana Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2007 | 5:55 PM | comments

9:45pm: Dan Parker closes the dinner. Time to go home! Pictures will follow! --- 9:40pm: "Some of my colleagues aren't happy about working on Fridays. We may not work each Friday, but as long as I'm the majority leader we'll...Read More


Christian Fundamentalists Move To Embrace Hate Speech

Filed by Storm Bear | May 05, 2007 | 4:42 AM | comments

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Colorado legislature endorses non-discrimination

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 3:55 PM | comments

Yesterday the Colorado Senate passed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter. Colorado will become the 20th state to protect workers from sexual...Read More


Colorado legislature endorses non-discrimination

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 3:55 PM | comments

Yesterday the Colorado Senate passed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter. Colorado will become the 20th state to protect workers from sexual...Read More


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A little live blogging action

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 3:19 PM | comments

Just a quick note: I'll be at the Indiana Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Saturday evening and will be live blogging the event. U.S. Rep. and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will be the keynote speaker; U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh and...Read More


Bush to veto hate crimes bill?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

Just sent in from a reader... A tip for you, don't know if you heard this. I was flipping radio stations in my commute home from work last night when I landed on Christian radio. (The show was called Prime...Read More


What are San Francisco Values?

Filed by Storm Bear | May 04, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Hate Crimes Bill Passes The House

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 03, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

Now we wait for the Senate vote. I wonder how our Indiana Reps voted? *update* Visclosky - Yes Donnelly - No Souder - No Buyer - No Burton - No Pence - No Carson - Yes Ellsworth - No Hill...Read More


Religious Right Fights For The Right To Hate

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 03, 2007 | 9:25 AM | comments

The title of this post sounds pretty inflammatory, doesn't it? But it's closer to the truth than the fiery rhetoric, half truths, and outright lies that the Christian religious extremists are using to obscure the truth about H.R. 1592 (The...Read More


Holy Fan Clubs

Filed by Storm Bear | May 03, 2007 | 8:02 AM | comments

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Fundies forget the 9th commandment! Call now!!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 6:54 PM | comments

The religious right has launched a massive blitz to derail the federal hate crimes bill and you need to help stop it in it's track. From an HRC press release this afternoon: As the U.S. House of Representatives is set...Read More


Dina speaks!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2007 | 1:45 PM | comments

Dina Matos McGreevey on Oprah: I'm still looking for video of the rest of the show....Read More


Shift happens

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 1:25 PM | comments

As civilization presses ever onward, it becomes ever more important to keep pointing out the need for progressive values. As this video points out, tolerance, racial harmony, protecting the environment, education and healthcare will be even more important as the...Read More


Shift happens

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 1:25 PM | comments

As civilization presses ever onward, it becomes ever more important to keep pointing out the need for progressive values. As this video points out, tolerance, racial harmony, protecting the environment, education and healthcare will be even more important as the...Read More


Dear Chimp in Charge

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 11:43 AM | comments

After our "illustrious" leader vetoed his second bill in six years (stem cell research was the first), Major General Paul D. Eaton wrote the Commander in Chief a letter. Sadly, the missive uses words bigger than four letters, so Bush...Read More


The Definition of Liberal

Filed by Storm Bear | May 02, 2007 | 8:10 AM | comments

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May Day

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2007 | 11:28 PM | comments

Well, I haven't posted anything substantive today, and I wouldn't like for May Day to pass without a word on an LGBTQ blog, considering what we're doing here. May the first is recognized for several reasons. First, many neopagans...Read More


The truth about hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2007 | 12:22 PM | comments

With a vote on the proposed federal hate crimes legislation possible this week, the far right fundies are foaming at the mouth and spewing lies and extremist rhetoric again. Check out this video sent to us by the Human Rights...Read More


Ya know, your phone is tapped.

Filed by Storm Bear | May 01, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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