Politics: July 2007

The Brita Filter Theory of Conservative Politics

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2007 | 8:13 PM | comments

Consider: Is it just me, or does this seem more like an ad for a Brita Filter than actual political discourse? Then again, their sort of politics could easily be described with a Brita Filter. This is one of Mitt...Read More


Speaking with the Speaker

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 31, 2007 | 4:39 PM | comments

This morning I had one of those mornings when I look around and ask myself "What the hell am I doing here?" I was invited to take part in the Maria Leavey Breakfast series, which gets blogger types around...Read More


The GLBT voting block

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 31, 2007 | 12:20 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Malcolm Lazin. Malcolm is the Executive Director of Equality Forum, a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum undertakes high impact initiatives, produces documentary films,...Read More


The Three Stages of Republican Corruption

Filed by Storm Bear | July 31, 2007 | 9:32 AM | comments

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UPS gives insurance benefits to civilly united partners in New Jersey

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 3:57 PM | comments

From a UPS press release: UPS today announced it would offer health care benefits to all civil union partners of hourly employees in New Jersey who are covered under collectively bargained union plans. Management and administrative employees in the state...Read More


Constitutional Convention to doom Hoosier queers?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2007 | 3:44 PM | comments

Last week I blogged about the current Indiana property tax revolt and the connection to Indiana's constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions. While the story got tons of local coverage, a few thought I had gone off...Read More


Goldwater, Gays & The GOP

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 30, 2007 | 12:46 PM | comments

In an exclusive post on Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's blog, The Frontlines, CC Goldwater writes movingly about her grandfather, former Senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Her words remind us just how far the Republican party has strayed from true...Read More


Bush Creating the Second Ottoman Empire?

Filed by Storm Bear | July 30, 2007 | 9:29 AM | comments

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Is This What Republicans Are Afraid Of?

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 30, 2007 | 8:35 AM | comments

I have written here, here and here about the attempts by Republican presidential candidates to weasel out of the CNN/YouTube Republican debate. Romney is claiming that answering questions in this format is beneath him, Guiliani is claiming scheduling conflicts. So...Read More


Tyler Whitney's working for a gay pol

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 6:49 AM | comments

Between the Lines is reporting that Tyler Whitney, the gay webmaster formerly of the Tancredo campaign, has moved back to Michigan and is working for an independent, openly gay candidate for mayor of Michael Moore's hometown, Flint, Michigan: The campaign...Read More


Arrested for Kissing

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 28, 2007 | 9:15 PM | comments

Gay activism took another step forward today in Italy, as gay rights groups in the country announced they would protest the arrest of two men who were kissing in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome. As the Associated Press...Read More


The 'Libertarian' Views of Ron Paul

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 27, 2007 | 6:56 PM | comments

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul once ran for the White House on the Libertarian ticket, and he's labeled with the term in his 2008 race, too. But a close look at Congressman Paul's voting record, and his stated views on...Read More


Cheney Del Morte

Filed by Storm Bear | July 27, 2007 | 9:12 AM | comments

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Murderer Says "God Made Me Kill"

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 27, 2007 | 8:15 AM | comments

Terry Magnum, a 26 year old from Houston, said in a jail house confession that he was called by God to carry out retribution against a gay man because sexual perversion is the "worst sin". Magnum stabbed 46 year old...Read More


Vermont to go for the full monty?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 26, 2007 | 7:54 PM | comments

Vermont legislators have announced that they'll form a commission to look into whether or not the state should bump up their historic civil unions to full-fledged marriage. Vermont, you'll remember, was the first state to allow civil unions. Tom Little,...Read More


When even the wingnuts are tired of the sexism and misogyny

Filed by Bil Browning | July 26, 2007 | 3:41 PM | comments

I think by now most of our readers realize I’m not the biggest fan of Hillary Clinton. Do I think she’ll end up the democratic candidate? Yeah. Will I support her if she does? Hell yeah. But am I excited...Read More


Hate Crimes on Wikipedia: Arthur Warren & Paul Broussard

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 26, 2007 | 1:00 PM | comments

One of the things I hadn't taken into consideration upon launching the project to record anti-LGBT hate crimes on Wikipedia was that it would mean living with each of these stories as I research them and try to gather as...Read More


Michael Vick vs. Wild Kingdom

Filed by Storm Bear | July 26, 2007 | 9:35 AM | comments

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Elaine Donnelly is Confused

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 26, 2007 | 8:35 AM | comments

Right-wing activist Elaine Donnelly has never met a woman or a gay man she liked. Donnelly, who has spent much of her adult life trying to roll back opportunities for both groups in the United States military, now proclaims the...Read More


The madness of Mayor Naugle's supporters

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 26, 2007 | 4:19 AM | comments

Bil blogged yesterday about Matt Foreman's speech at the Flush Naugle rally, but I thought I'd pass on this bit of fun. Janet Folger, head of Faith2Action, wrote a completely unhinged column at WorldNetDaily in support of the madness of...Read More


Thank you for choosing American Airlines, and welcome to the Panopticon

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 25, 2007 | 11:33 PM | comments

A new agreement between the UK and the US about the information the US will collect about British travelers to the US has been reached. From the Observer: In a strongly worded document drawn up in response to the plan...Read More


No Need to Be Alarmed

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 25, 2007 | 10:44 AM | comments

Its just another anti-gay attack. And another. And another. And another. Meanwhile, members of Congress are still unable to agree that LGBT people should not be attacked, beaten and murdered. And Republican Senator Sam Brownback throws shade at Mitt Romney...Read More


Do I want John Edwards’ health care or Hillary’s war?

Filed by Storm Bear | July 25, 2007 | 8:38 AM | comments

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Bring Back Carol

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 24, 2007 | 9:03 PM | comments

If Senator Barack Obama is successful in his bid for the presidency (and no, I'm not saying he's my candidate; he's not), former Senator Carol Moseley Braun should throw her hat in the ring to replace him in the United...Read More


Now the Republicans...

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 24, 2007 | 4:23 PM | comments

The CNN/YouTube Democratic Debate is now history and up next are the Republican presidential candidates. On September 17th, the Republicans will come together in a format similar to the ones the Democrats engaged in on July 23rd. The Democrats had...Read More


HRC/LOGO Pick Journalists for Forum

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 24, 2007 | 3:46 PM | comments

After progressive (Pam Spaulding) and conservative (Andrew Sullivan, Chris Crain) bloggers fumed over the announcement that HRC and co-sponsor Logo selected HRC director Joe Solmonese and rock star Melissa Etheridge to serve as the sole panelists, HRC secured Margaret Carlson...Read More


America Finally Spoke Up in Last Night’s Debate

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | July 24, 2007 | 12:44 PM | comments

The everyday American finally had a chance to weigh in on the presidential race last night in the CNN/YouTube debate. The new age, techno-savvy format allowed videos from everyday citizens to play across a massive screen giving candidates only 1...Read More


Hate Crimes: A Wikipedia Project, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 24, 2007 | 12:30 PM | comments

So the Senate vote on hate crimes has been put on hold after Senate Majority leader Harry Reid withdrew the defense authorization bill to which the hate crimes amendment was going to be added, after the Democrats failed to...Read More


Vitter’s Values or Crime & Punishment

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 24, 2007 | 9:56 AM | comments

(This guest post comes to us from Eric Marcus, an NYC-based author who wrote Making Gay History, Breaking the Surface, Is It A Choice?, and several other books on gay issues. He blogs at Up & Out. ~a.b.) David Vitter,...Read More


Dick Cheney and the Deathly Hallows

Filed by Storm Bear | July 24, 2007 | 9:02 AM | comments

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Something for all of our families

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 24, 2007 | 6:30 AM | comments

Gay consumerism reaches a whole new level with the opening of a Whole Foods Market in the glittering new $20 million Chicago LGBT Center. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune (echoed by articles in the Advocate/Gay.com/Planet Out and Queerty)...Read More


Something for all of our families

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 24, 2007 | 6:30 AM | comments

Gay consumerism reaches a whole new level with the opening of a Whole Foods Market in the glittering new $20 million Chicago LGBT Center. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune (echoed by articles in the Advocate/Gay.com/Planet Out and Queerty)...Read More


YouTube/CNN debate highlights

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2007 | 11:51 PM | comments

The YouTube/CNN debate happened tonight. Two LGBT/queer-related questions were asked, both about marriage. Here's the first: The answer and two other questions are after the jump....Read More


Woman fired for transitioning

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2007 | 11:01 PM | comments

From the Daily Mail: Vikki-Marie Gaynor, 37, who was born a man, claims bosses started cancelling his shifts when he dropped his old name, Mike, and started wearing women's clothes, earrings and make-up to work. The harassment by coworkers...Read More


If the NAACP Can Bury the N-Word, Could the F-Word be Too Far behind?

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | July 23, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

For the third year in a row, the National Black Justice Coalition proudly and pro-actively participated in the NAACP annual convention. Once again NBJC hosted a prominent tradeshow booth where staff members spoke to hundreds of people and distributed many...Read More


Quiet and Lonely in the Hills

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 23, 2007 | 10:51 AM | comments

(This guest post comes to us from David Mixner, former strategist and adviser to several presidential campaigns, including those for McGovern, Clinton, and Gephardt. He currently works as an activist for AIDS, LGBT rights, and wildlife. David writes from Turkey...Read More


Sugar-Frosted Mercury Corn Bombs! Part of a balanced breakfast.

Filed by Storm Bear | July 23, 2007 | 8:12 AM | comments

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Livin' in the 305

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 22, 2007 | 2:32 PM | comments

My best friend, who lives in the suburb of Hollywood (Florida, not California) recently announced that it is time to move. At first, she debated the idea of relocating to the very gay neighborhood of Wilton Manors, in Fort Lauderdale,...Read More


Gays and the CNN/YouTube Debate

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 21, 2007 | 8:55 AM | comments

I am pretty excited about the upcoming CNN/YouTube debate that will be on Monday night. No, its not because there will be a chance to see Steve Grove, the cute head of News and Politics for YouTube. I saw him...Read More


HRC/LOGO Forum Candidates Line up

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 20, 2007 | 6:17 PM | comments

Updated - No conspiracy here, says HRC. No favoritism, and definitely no comment on the post-forum fundraising parties. The Democratic candidates for president were allowed to pick the order of......Read More


Something rotten in the Senate

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 20, 2007 | 12:00 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Chris Crain. Chris is former editor of the Washington Blade, Southern Voice, and gay publications in three other cities. He blogs at CitizenCrain.com and is the editor of GayNewsWatch.com. He lives...Read More


Drive-through Fatwas

Filed by Storm Bear | July 20, 2007 | 9:56 AM | comments

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My Questions for the Presidential Candidates

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 20, 2007 | 6:20 AM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign and Logo are sponsoring a forum for the Democratic presidential candidates on August 9th and like any good gay, I have a few questions that I want to ask. The forum will be televised live on...Read More


Gay Panic

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 19, 2007 | 3:02 PM | comments

[MOTHER'S NOTE:] This is a guest post by my son, Stephen Suess, who has been traveling in Asia--mostly India--since last October. In what I can only assume was an early mid-life crisis, he quit his job, sold his worldly goods,...Read More


Democrats on Gay Issues: None of the Above?

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 19, 2007 | 12:11 PM | comments

As almost always happens, some major political story breaks when I'm on vacation or traveling, and thus have less-than-ideal- or-immediate web access. Last time it was the Mark Foley story. Last week it was the the controversy over HRC presidential...Read More


Al Qaeda Map of the World

Filed by Storm Bear | July 19, 2007 | 9:34 AM | comments

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Epic battle ahead over Florida marriage amendment

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 19, 2007 | 8:59 AM | comments

While Ft. Lauderdale mayor Jim Naugle is worrying about sex in public beach potties, Equality Florida and other pro-LGBT forces are gearing up for battle over a proposed marriage amendment in the Sunshine State. Anti-gay organizations are working hard to...Read More


YGST: Elizabeth Edwards speech to HRC

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2007 | 8:19 AM | comments

Elizabeth Edward's speech at the HRC San Francisco gala dinner. Why can't we vote for her instead of John?...Read More


Of Condi, Bad Boys & High Heels

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 19, 2007 | 8:11 AM | comments

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that, apparently, Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice and I share a common passion: bad boys. According to recent reviews of Twice as Good, the new biography of Secretary Rice, she has a penchant for such...Read More


Hate crimes bill stalls in the Senate

Filed by Bil Browning | July 18, 2007 | 3:22 PM | comments

Fresh in from the Human Rights Campaign's legislative director: The 60 vote threshold needed to move to consider the Levin-Reed Iraq amendment to the FY 08 Department of Defense Authorization bill was not reached. After the vote, Majority Leader Reid...Read More


Screw the people - let's bash some gays

Filed by Bil Browning | July 18, 2007 | 1:38 PM | comments

So what's this I'm hearing through the grapevine? No sources will go on record to confirm this, but it seems that property taxes aren't the only subject of conversation for Indiana state lawmakers right now. (For those who don't know,...Read More


Does this lead to minty fresh breath?

Filed by Storm Bear | July 18, 2007 | 5:30 AM | comments

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Why the Military Matters

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 17, 2007 | 6:53 PM | comments

When I first accepted Bilerico's invitation to blog here, Bil cautioned me that some of our readers might be taken aback at the idea of an LGBT military activist blogging on a progressive site. But there are many good reasons...Read More


GWB on Mary Cheney

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2007 | 3:28 PM | comments

From TNR's transcription of Stephen Hayes's new book on Cheney, we get this quotation from an interview with GWB on the subject of Mary Cheney: "My only ask was that if his daughter doubted my tolerance to her orientation that...Read More


Mitt Romney pays way too much for make-up

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2007 | 2:48 PM | comments

OK, after the whole "John Edwards paid a lot of money for a haircut" controversy, I wonder if we're going to be hearing a whole lot from those same people about this story about Mitt Romney using $300 of campaign...Read More


All politics is local

Filed by Bil Browning | July 17, 2007 | 2:10 PM | comments

We've all heard the old maxim, "All politics is local." While we talk a lot on TBP about national politics and state-level, there's one area of activism that's vitally necessary - the local level. We'll never get anywhere as a...Read More


David Vitter and His Economic Policy

Filed by Storm Bear | July 17, 2007 | 9:09 AM | comments

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A new corner of the blogosphere arrives...

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 16, 2007 | 3:59 PM | comments

The progressive gay blogosphere has arrived and the rest of the political world is cordially invited to take notice. The addition of former Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) to the upcoming Democratic presidential candidate forum sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign...Read More


Rev Irene in USA Today hate crime ad

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

To achieve change on behalf of the LGBTQ community, it's going to take all of us doing everything we can. The civil rights struggle of the 60s wasn't won by African-Americans sitting on their duffs and hoping someone would get...Read More


GOP presence at the NAACP presidential forum

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2007 | 11:51 AM | comments

After all that talk about the HRC/Logo debate last week, it's interesting to look at other social class specific debates that are happening. Here's a photo from the NAACP debate in Detroit last Thursday: That's Tom Tancredo standing all alone...Read More


How the gay agenda is undermining the Republican Party.

Filed by Storm Bear | July 16, 2007 | 9:38 AM | comments

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Liberating Gender and Sexuality: Audio from the USSF

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 16, 2007 | 9:16 AM | comments

Audio from the "Liberating Gender and Sexuality" plenary at last month's U.S. Social Forum is available here. Moderator: Suzanne Pharr Speakers: Andrea Smith, Mia Mingus, Loretta Ross, Imani Henry, and Betita Martinez (The plenary begins after a pre-show by participants...Read More


Liberating Gender and Sexuality: Audio from the USSF

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 16, 2007 | 9:16 AM | comments

Audio from the "Liberating Gender and Sexuality" plenary at last month's U.S. Social Forum is available here. Moderator: Suzanne Pharr Speakers: Andrea Smith, Mia Mingus, Loretta Ross, Imani Henry, and Betita Martinez (The plenary begins after a pre-show by participants...Read More


Liberating Gender and Sexuality: Audio from the USSF

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 16, 2007 | 9:16 AM | comments

Audio from the "Liberating Gender and Sexuality" plenary at last month's U.S. Social Forum is available here. Moderator: Suzanne Pharr Speakers: Andrea Smith, Mia Mingus, Loretta Ross, Imani Henry, and Betita Martinez (The plenary begins after a pre-show by participants...Read More


The end of Pride

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 16, 2007 | 8:01 AM | comments

Joel Rozen called me the other day to interview me for a story he's writing for Creative Loafing in Sarasota, Florida about the fact that this year’s PrideFest was canceled by the organizers due to fears that it was becoming...Read More


Richardson joins HRC/Logo debate

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2007 | 11:47 AM | comments

Reliable sources are telling me that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has accepted HRC's invitation to debate on LGBTQ issues. I'm also hearing grumbling that some in the community are unhappy about the lack of minorities involved in the planning...Read More


Hate crime fundie follies

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 14, 2007 | 9:02 PM | comments

Here's a fun video of homobigoted pastors rallying on Capitol Hill against hate crimes legislation on Wednesday. Lies upon lies. Rusty Lee Thomas, who's mentioned in an earlier post, is seen bleating this winner: "Yes, I dare state that...Read More


We’re desperate. Shut up!

Filed by Matt Foreman | July 14, 2007 | 2:12 PM | comments

If the country seems increasingly hungry for a change in power, I’d say the LGBT community is desperate. We’ve been taking it on the literal and figurative chin for years, and the extent to which anti-gay ignorance and bigotry has...Read More


HRC ends exclusion of Gravel

Filed by Lane Hudson | July 13, 2007 | 8:06 PM | comments

For the past two days, I've been urging for the inclusion of former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel to be included in a presidential forum being sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign and Logo Network. This afternoon, HRC announced that Gravel...Read More


Day 4: Where is Richardson's Apology

Filed by Lane Hudson | July 13, 2007 | 1:09 PM | comments

On Tuesday, I blogged about Bill Richardson using the Spanish equivalent of "faggot" on Don Imus' radio/television show. The background can be found here in an article by Chris Crain and Karen Ocamb. I'd like to add one point and...Read More


Gay-merican Idol

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 13, 2007 | 10:42 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Thomas Heald. Thomas is for many, "the Pridelets guy," author and editor of nearly 3000 different daily bite sized chunks of LGBTQ history. His Pridelets can be found at PageOneQ.com and...Read More


Bush Triangulates Himself

Filed by Storm Bear | July 13, 2007 | 8:59 AM | comments

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Holsinger has changed his ways

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 12, 2007 | 4:22 PM | comments

James Holsinger had his confirmation hearing in the Senate today. Here's a bit of his opening statement: Since my nomination on May 24, there have been several statements made about me. Questions have been raised about my faith and about...Read More


Remembering Lady Bird Johnson

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 12, 2007 | 2:40 PM | comments

Those of us in the student and anti-Vietnam War movement in the late 60s loathed the Johnson Administration. One of our most passionate chants was “Hey, hey LBJ! How many kids have you killed today?”...Read More


Gravel on the Huffington Post

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 12, 2007 | 1:29 PM | comments

Mike Gravel has a post up at the Huffington Post about being snubbed by the HRC. Here's a bit: Fighting for a hated minority is a pretty dumb way to get elected president. And obviously it hasn't helped with my...Read More


Update on HRC/Gravel Controversy

Filed by Lane Hudson | July 12, 2007 | 1:15 PM | comments

Yesterday, I blogged about HRC snubbing uber gay supportive Presidential candidate Mike Gravel. I've spoken to Senator Gravel and his spokesperson. He very much wants to be a part of the forum, given his long standing commitment to equality. HRC...Read More


US Army - The Death Sentence

Filed by Storm Bear | July 12, 2007 | 11:51 AM | comments

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McCain done in by "gay sweaters?"

Filed by Bil Browning | July 12, 2007 | 11:02 AM | comments

This has to be one of the funniest stories I've come across lately. After John McCain's presidential campaign has taken the "Straight to the Bottom Express," news surfaces that he already has a scapegoat for his floundering. Gee - what...Read More


John McCain and gay sweaters

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 11, 2007 | 4:31 PM | comments

From Radar Online: In the final days of his imploding candidacy, John McCain has taken a page out of Richard Nixon's play book, finding increasingly bizarre explanations for his political failures. Strangest of all: He reportedly feels his handlers forced...Read More


Richardson’s slur raises questions for LGBT journalists

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 11, 2007 | 1:36 PM | comments

What caught me off guard when I watched the Media Matters clip of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on the Don Imus show last year was how casually and easily the word “maricón” fell from Richardson’s lips. “Maricón,” as you...Read More


HRC and Logo exclude Pro-Gay Candidate

Filed by Lane Hudson | July 11, 2007 | 12:47 PM | comments

Okay, so the candidate is Mike Gravel. The Vegas odds makers aren't betting he'll pull off an upset victory in any of the early contests for the Democratic Presidential nomination. But, he's about as pro-equality as a candidate for office...Read More


Chicago lesbian, homeless shelter resolve dispute

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 11, 2007 | 12:28 PM | comments

Michele Wang, the Chicago lesbian denied access to a homeless shelter because of her sexuality, and Reverend Bud Ogle, who manages that homeless shelter, have reached an agreement, according to the ACLU: The shelter agreed to reaffirm its opposition to...Read More


Shocker: former Surgeon General felt political pressure

Filed by Jen Jorczak | July 11, 2007 | 11:20 AM | comments

As the Senate preps for confirmation hearings on his anti-gay would-be successor, former US Surgeon General Richard Carmona tells Congress: The administration... would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, or prison,...Read More


Doug Marlette 1949-2007

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Bill Richardson's Gay Slur

Filed by Lane Hudson | July 10, 2007 | 4:05 PM | comments

Just last week, Barack Obama had a frat boy moment, where he felt it necessary to remind the audience at Howard University that he was indeed heterosexual. Now we hear that Bill Richardson, who has been aggressively courting gay money...Read More


Dude, You're a Fag

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 10, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Michael Crawford. Michael is an African-American LGBT activist and blogger based in D.C. He has worked to advance LGBT civil rights at the national and state levels as a former staff...Read More


Tamara Nopper: Time to Re-center the Antiwar Movement?

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 10, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

At Kenyon Farrow's blog, Tamara Nopper questions the GI- and veteran-focused turn of the U.S. antiwar movement. "I struggle," she writes, "with some of the deep contradictions embedded in GI and veteran-focused work and what it means for organizing not...Read More


Another Michael Moore Fan Is Born

Filed by Storm Bear | July 10, 2007 | 9:52 AM | comments

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World Net Daily takes on Big Sodomy

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2007 | 11:22 AM | comments

After last week's ex-gaying of Michael Glatze, which happened with a yawn as the cycle of ex-gays being pornographically paraded around right-wing news sources just continued as it always does, Donald Hank thinks he's stumbled on a way to end...Read More


Rape and pleasure

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 09, 2007 | 8:01 AM | comments

In Sean's post from last Thursday, "Why 'sodomize' and not 'rape'?," he writes: Every time the media or law enforcement uses the term "sodomize" they are really talking about rape. The more we allow that term to be used and...Read More


Talking Scooter Libby in the Checkout Line

Filed by Don Sherfick | July 09, 2007 | 7:50 AM | comments

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Bilerico Launches: Everyone Becomes Fabulous!

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

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Ban Straight Marriage

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 06, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

(This guest post comes to us from Eric Marcus, an NYC-based author who wrote Making Gay History, Breaking the Surface, Is It A Choice?, and several other books on gay issues. He blogs at Up & Out. ~a.b.) I think...Read More


The REAL Gore Story!

Filed by Storm Bear | July 06, 2007 | 10:41 AM | comments

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It's all about the sex, now isn't it?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 05, 2007 | 5:21 PM | comments

The mayor of Fort Lauderdale thinks that there's a huge problem with sex in public restrooms down there. From 365gay: Naugle wants the city to buy a portable bathroom called a 'robo-john' and have it placed on the beach at...Read More


Norquist to speak with the Log Cabin Republicans

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 05, 2007 | 12:36 PM | comments

Just got this in my inbox from the LCR about their DC fly-in next Friday for "Trustee" level donors (I can't find a parallel document on their site, so, sorry, no link): Supporters who are giving at the "Trustee" level...Read More


The 'Fred Thompson is gay' rumors are swirling

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 05, 2007 | 10:41 AM | comments

A big congrats on the relaunch -- The Bilerico Project is a cool place to be invited to post. So many voices, much to read and take in. For my first foray into the Project, I thought that I'd share...Read More


How Lesbian Culture Can Explain BushCo

Filed by Storm Bear | July 05, 2007 | 9:43 AM | comments

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This is what we are celebrating today?

Filed by Storm Bear | July 04, 2007 | 11:18 AM | comments

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What We Lost on 9-11

Filed by Sheila S. Kennedy | July 04, 2007 | 12:39 AM | comments

On this Independence Day, I think it's appropriate to reflect on the state of post-9-11 America. When I think of 9-11, six years after the fact, I have a horrible sense of loss. Not just the tragic loss of life,...Read More


On our 231st birthday

Filed by Jen Jorczak | July 03, 2007 | 6:35 PM | comments

Inspired by Bil's recent post, Michael Moore's movie Sicko, and the fact that tomorrow is Independence Day, I thought I'd say a few words about the state of our 231-year-old democracy....Read More


On our 231st birthday

Filed by Jen Jorczak | July 03, 2007 | 6:35 PM | comments

Inspired by Bil's recent post, Michael Moore's movie Sicko, and the fact that tomorrow is Independence Day, I thought I'd say a few words about the state of our 231-year-old democracy....Read More


Puerto Rican AIDS Crisis

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 03, 2007 | 4:10 PM | comments

As I was writing this column, Cindy Sheehan quit the peace movement. Sheehan said she'd realized that her son "died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be...Read More


Prayer good; compassion bad

Filed by Jen Jorczak | July 03, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today, the Indianapolis Star writes about Jeanne Atkins, devout Catholic, cheesecake producer, and mother of gay stroke victim Patrick Atkins. Except that the Star left out that last bit. The entire article is about a (blessedly, optional) prayer group she's...Read More


Segregation Now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!

Filed by Storm Bear | July 03, 2007 | 9:59 AM | comments

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Thoughts on the pieing of Medea Benjamin

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 03, 2007 | 4:25 AM | comments

Your browser is not able to display this multimedia content. When a friend of mine mentioned that Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace (or Global Trade-Off and Code Pinkerton, as someone posts on San...Read More


Thoughts on the pieing of Medea Benjamin

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 03, 2007 | 4:25 AM | comments

Your browser is not able to display this multimedia content. When a friend of mine mentioned that Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace (or Global Trade-Off and Code Pinkerton, as someone posts on San...Read More


Happy Anniversary...He's baaaaaaaack!

Filed by Mike Rogers | July 02, 2007 | 8:29 PM | comments

First off... Congrats to the Bilerico family. The new site is already generating buzz and I'm honored you've asked me to be a part of it. And here's some interesting news... Remember Robert Traynham? Two years ago this month I...Read More


There is no justice in this world

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2007 | 7:08 PM | comments

From CNN: President Bush has commuted the prison term of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, facing 30 months in prison after a federal court convicted him of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators. Earlier Monday,...Read More


There is no justice in this world

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2007 | 7:08 PM | comments

From CNN: President Bush has commuted the prison term of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, facing 30 months in prison after a federal court convicted him of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators. Earlier Monday,...Read More


SiCKO - A ReVIEW

Filed by Storm Bear | July 02, 2007 | 10:08 AM | comments

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Supreme Court decision limiting race limits our rights

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 02, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

As we commemorate the Fourth of July with festivities across the nation, many of us will not be celebrating because of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has turned back the hands of time, driving us back to this...Read More


Newsflash: Failed lawyer wanna-be sues for being expected to know the law

Filed by Ellen Andersen | July 02, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

The National Law Journal is reporting the following lawsuit: A Massachusetts bar examination applicant [Stephen Dunne] who claims he failed the test because he didn't answer a question about homosexual marriage and parenting is suing the test administration agency, the...Read More