Politics: June 2007

L.A. City Council honors LGBT community

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 30, 2007 | 2:32 PM | comments

It was a bit of history and everyone knew it. For an hour and a half on Friday morning, June 29, the Los Angeles City Council ceased all other business to honor the LGBT community in conjunction with Gay Pride...Read More


Romeward Bound - RomaPride 2007

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 29, 2007 | 2:06 PM | comments

(This guest post on Roma Pride is from Wendell Ricketts, a fiction and nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in Blithe House Quarterly, The Advocate, Out, and many other publications. He edited Everything I Have Is Blue: Short Fiction by...Read More


The Blade has two sides

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2007 | 10:49 AM | comments

So what the hell is up with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels - or "The Blade" as his former boss George W called him? This man has more faces than Eve. (And just like Eve, he'll be supplanted in the party...Read More


Will American Rise Up?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 29, 2007 | 9:11 AM | comments

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Out of touch with reality: The Log Cabin Republicans

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 28, 2007 | 3:08 PM | comments

The LCR is pumping a new survey of Republican voters to show how pro-gay they are. They describe it as showing that "Republican voters support basic fairness for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation," and "This poll makes it clear...Read More


Who knew there is good Indiana Dick in D.C.?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 28, 2007 | 9:17 AM | comments

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Clinton Campaign Releases List of LGBT Supporters; Edwards Visits L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 27, 2007 | 12:39 PM | comments

Updated I just received this list of LGBT supporters for Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. I emailed the campaign to ask if they are going to post it on the website - and LGBT National spokesperson Jin Chon got back...Read More


If you are a Gore Fan, Soprano fans feel your pain.

Filed by Storm Bear | June 27, 2007 | 9:23 AM | comments

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A covert operation at the Pentagon?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 27, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE]: The following is a guest post by Steve Ralls, Director of Communications for the Servicemember's Legal Defense Network. In his work with SLDN, Steve has become a recognized authority on the military's gay ban. Steve serves as SLDN...Read More


Interview with an Iranian lesbian in order to convey her protest to the world

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 26, 2007 | 8:53 PM | comments

(This guest post comes to us from Arsham Parsi, director of IRQO, IRanian Queer Organization, a Toronto-based group that is working to overturn Iran's draconian anti-homosexuality laws and help those caught in the crossfire. Members of his organization conducted this...Read More


Can Gore save the Earth and John Edwards?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 26, 2007 | 12:23 PM | comments

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Elizabeth Edwards steps into the wading pool

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2007 | 11:43 AM | comments

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, came out in favor of same-sex marriage yesterday after a speech at the Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club in San Francisco. Mrs. Edwards was attending a breakfast event...Read More


I went to Nashville and all I got was a spine.

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

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The Invaluable Snopes.com

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | June 24, 2007 | 2:54 PM | comments

My first reaction to George Will's column in this morning's Indianapolis Star was something along the lines of "George, you like to posture as a sophisticated, world-weary intellectual--and you've been taken in by another urban legend!" The gist of Will's...Read More


Flashes of a Day in Hillary Clinton's Campaign

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 24, 2007 | 10:26 AM | comments

Updated If she is elected President of the United States, Hillary Clinton will surely pay attention to the pleas from L.A. Mayor and Clinton-supporter Antonio Villaraigosa for funding to fix the sprawling city's horrendous traffic problems after her Friday visit...Read More


Wal-Mart kicks us to the curb

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2007 | 1:36 PM | comments

Oh, Wal-Mart. How I love to hate them. And they just keep making it easier and easier! Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has decided to curb its support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations after conservative Christian groups...Read More


Why do we wait for the next election?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 22, 2007 | 9:09 AM | comments

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Neil Diamond is Bad For America!

Filed by Storm Bear | June 21, 2007 | 10:28 AM | comments

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The Pawns of George W. Bush

Filed by Storm Bear | June 20, 2007 | 1:43 PM | comments

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Who will step up?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 19, 2007 | 8:34 AM | comments

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Snopes Tackles Hate Crimes Lies

Filed by Ellen Andersen | June 18, 2007 | 1:31 PM | comments

For those of you who don't know it, Snopes is a great website dedicated to uncovering the truth behind urban legends. It's just posted an entry that examines the American Family Association's claim that the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act...Read More


Crush on Obama?

Filed by Bruce Parker | June 18, 2007 | 8:32 AM | comments

Over on the the G-Spot Magazine blog they recently posted the Obama Girl video that is making the rounds on the internet as well as through most mainstream news forums. They framed the discussion over there around whether the video...Read More


Crush on Obama?

Filed by Bruce Parker | June 18, 2007 | 8:32 AM | comments

Over on the the G-Spot Magazine blog they recently posted the Obama Girl video that is making the rounds on the internet as well as through most mainstream news forums. They framed the discussion over there around whether the video...Read More


Who isn't selling us down river?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 18, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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Democrats Will Not Help You

Filed by Storm Bear | June 17, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Phelps endorses Holsinger

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2007 | 11:46 AM | comments

Well, surgeon general nominee Dr. James Holsinger has the shining recommendation of the Phelps Klan:Wow! Holsinger only needs the KKK and NAMBLA to endorse him and he'll have recommendations from all the most hated people in the country. Fred says...Read More


Pelosi in trouble? Rating for Congress same as Bush.

Filed by Storm Bear | June 16, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Homotopia: An Interview with Filmmakers Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 15, 2007 | 7:31 PM | comments

Homotopia is a movie with sophisticated politics that revels in the lowbrow: bimbo revolutionaries, porn movie sexcapades, a Dolly Parton lip-synch, shaky-camera hijinks. While the movie purports to follow a group of queer malcontents as they plan to sabotage a...Read More


GOP and a lack of reason and logic.

Filed by Storm Bear | June 15, 2007 | 9:03 AM | comments

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Massachusetts Constitutional Convention today

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2007 | 7:45 PM | comments

The State of Massachusetts is having their convention today to decide whether or not to put the anti marriage amendment on the ballot, which would make it both the first state to legally recognize same-sex marriages and the first state...Read More


Sperm party!!!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2007 | 4:10 PM | comments

Puerto Rico is a colorful island filled with vibrant personalities, including their fundies. The above picture is from an anti-gay, anti-choice demonstration, where some of the ralliers thought it would be moving to dress up their kids as rainbow sperm...Read More


Dear Condi...

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2007 | 11:01 AM | comments

Representatives Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank recently wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask her to step in and investigate the killings of gay Iraqis. In a press release sent to bilerico.com, the two Congress members urge the...Read More


How sunflowers helped me deal with the healthcare system.

Filed by Storm Bear | June 14, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

click to enlarge Years ago in 1993, I was in a car accident that put me out of work for about 5 years (God bless my wife for pulling BOTH of us through that). Above and beyond being angry...Read More


Bill Richardson is a funny guy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 13, 2007 | 6:19 PM | comments

Bill Richardson is a funny guy. He's affable, charming, and amusingly mischievous. He's the kind of guy I'd love to have a beer with, if I still drank. And unlike that other amiable guy who wanted to be president -...Read More


GOP = Get On Pot

Filed by Storm Bear | June 13, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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Harry Potter and the Blue Dog Democrats

Filed by Storm Bear | June 12, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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Bill Richardson interviews for the job

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2007 | 5:15 PM | comments

Richardson for President is airing these two commercials in Iowa and New Hampshire. I thought they were an amusing way for him to stand out from the crowd. The campaign is giving a sneak peek at the third commercial in...Read More


Does the GOP See an Opening?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 11, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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Inside The Watergate Basement

Filed by Storm Bear | June 10, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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Get ready to fight them here!

Filed by Storm Bear | June 09, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

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It's hell to be an asshole anymore

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2007 | 5:45 PM | comments

Today's headlines bring us two cases of karmic retribution. The gay gods apparently snapped their fingers today. First, Paris Hilton had one helluva big adventure today. While she was released yesterday for a medical condition, her sentencing judge ordered her...Read More


Lambda Legal promotes strippers!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2007 | 11:43 AM | comments

Lambda Legal is running a toon contest! How cool is that?! The strips focus on the role of fair courts in our lives. Submissions were accepted and the entries have been narrowed down to the top 5 by celebrity...Read More


John Edwards on Social Class

Filed by Bruce Parker | June 08, 2007 | 9:39 AM | comments

When I began trying to locate myself inside the gay community and construct an identity around my attractions, growing up in Eastern Kentucky provided certain restrictions on the sources of information that were available to me. Almost all of my...Read More


Bridge Over the River Yadkin.

Filed by Storm Bear | June 08, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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A former marine responds to Rep presidential candidates

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2007 | 2:19 PM | comments

I'm a little late getting this up (you'll notice that the Republican debates didn't happen last night!), but I wanted to make sure it got some face time on the blog. Don't Ask Don't Tell is one of the...Read More


Fuzzy Baghdad Math

Filed by Storm Bear | June 07, 2007 | 8:50 AM | comments

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Thou shalt not float in the air

Filed by Bil Browning | June 06, 2007 | 5:25 PM | comments

I'm fed up. I'm sick and tired of seeing LGBT rights advance around the nation. Don't get me wrong. I'm not against our community gaining acceptance and respect in general. I'm just irritated that it seems to be happening everywhere...Read More


Pansy Division's always appropriate

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 06, 2007 | 3:16 PM | comments

The nomination of James Holsinger to surgeon general and the subsequent discovery of his "Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality" reminded me of a Pansy Division song. The audio's NSFW, and my saying that makes me realize that I'm a bigger prude...Read More


Oh, this is the joke nominee.... Now you're going to pull out the serious one, right?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 06, 2007 | 2:05 PM | comments

Bil posted last week about Dr. James Holsinger being nominated for surgeon general, and how the dude supports "reparative" therapy for the gays. Well, the fun doesn't stop there. Someone dug up this old report he authored, Pathophysiology of Male...Read More


So now we fight the terrorists here?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 06, 2007 | 10:28 AM | comments

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Two questions the HRC forgot to ask

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 06, 2007 | 10:24 AM | comments

After getting the long-form questionnaires all in from the Democratic presidential candidate, the HRC has compiled all that information into an easy-to-read pdf. Everyone's supportive of the same things, except for Kucinich on federal marriage, and Mike Gravel didn't answer,...Read More


The economics of marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2007 | 6:43 PM | comments

The comptroller of the city of New York released a report that estimated that recognizing same-sex marriage in that state would "boost the economy by $184 million statewide." Ah, well, that sounds great! Love makes money, and if there's anything...Read More


Paris Hilton Ruins Everything

Filed by Storm Bear | June 05, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Joe Biden to America: "Nobody asked anybody else whether they're gay in those holes"

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2007 | 1:05 PM | comments

The Democrats had their second debate this past weekend in New Hampshire, and guess who they talked about? Yeah, that's right, us. I'm beginning to wonder if all this discussion of "LGBT rights" isn't going to lead to some major...Read More


Oh, look, another homophobe. Thanks George W.

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2007 | 11:09 AM | comments

BushCo is like a bad case of herpes; he's the gift that just keeps on giving... It's not enough that he just nominated Judge Leslie Southwick to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals - a man known for racist and...Read More


Is the Cheney baby a Pride Messiah?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 04, 2007 | 10:40 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post by Sean Kosofsky. Sean is the Director of Policy for Triangle Foundation, Michigan's leading civil rights organization for GLBT people. He is one of the most visible, recognizable and accomplished GLBT activists...Read More


Is the Cheney baby a Pride Messiah?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 04, 2007 | 10:40 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post by Sean Kosofsky. Sean is the Director of Policy for Triangle Foundation, Michigan's leading civil rights organization for GLBT people. He is one of the most visible, recognizable and accomplished GLBT activists...Read More


Dick Cheney: A series of pulleys, levers and springs.

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

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Dick Cheney: Servant or Master?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 03, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Who will stand with Bush now?

Filed by Storm Bear | June 02, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

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Mr. Bush, your party is jumping ship without you.

Filed by Storm Bear | June 01, 2007 | 8:17 AM | comments

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Alabama comes out?

Filed by Bruce Parker | June 01, 2007 | 5:01 AM | comments

Well, the thought matters right? Alabama has officially apologized for slavery. I am not exactly sure what I think about this.... "Slavery was evil and is a part of American history," the Republican governor said. "I believe all Alabamians are...Read More