Politics: October 2007

Halloween in Dublin....

Filed by Brynn Craffey | October 31, 2007 | 6:45 PM | comments

Halloween is a holiday with Celtic origins, you know, called “Samhain,” in Irish. And although fireworks are illegal, the city is positively alive tonight with explosions of sound and light. In the countryside, the tradition is to light huge bonfires...Read More


I endorse John Edwards!

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | October 31, 2007 | 5:54 PM | comments

Today I have gone public with my endorsement of John Edwards for President. A open letter in support of him has gone public and it includes my signature. You can see it here. It has taken me a great bit...Read More


Freddie Thompson can't tell the difference between civil unions and the Soviet Union

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 31, 2007 | 1:59 PM | comments

Pam found this AP story about Freddie Thompson speaking in New Hampshire: Questioned about civil unions after a speech at a dental benefits company, Thompson said, "I would not be in support of that." But when he elaborated, he switched...Read More


My Disappointment of Hillary

Filed by Storm Bear | October 31, 2007 | 9:12 AM | comments

click to enlarge I do not get it. Back during the first go-around with the Iraq war, it is clear Congress was lied to - we all were. They should have known better than to let Bush commit us...Read More


ENDA Update: Where We Are Now

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 30, 2007 | 4:42 PM | comments

Earlier today, the National Center for Transgender Equality released Executive Director Mara Kiesling's latest update on where we in the battle for an inclusive ENDA. I include her entire statement here for reasons I'll go into afterward: "There hasn't been...Read More


ENDA Update: Where We Are Now

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 30, 2007 | 4:42 PM | comments

Earlier today, the National Center for Transgender Equality released Executive Director Mara Kiesling's latest update on where we in the battle for an inclusive ENDA. I include her entire statement here for reasons I'll go into afterward: "There hasn't been...Read More


ENDA Update: Where We Are Now

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 30, 2007 | 4:42 PM | comments

Earlier today, the National Center for Transgender Equality released Executive Director Mara Kiesling's latest update on where we in the battle for an inclusive ENDA. I include her entire statement here for reasons I'll go into afterward: "There hasn't been...Read More


Obama/McClurkin flap miscellany

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 30, 2007 | 4:15 PM | comments

The editor of the local Carolinas queer publication Q-Notes, Matt Comer, is saying that the Obama campaign lied to him about what McClurkin would be doing at the rally this Sunday: In my role as a member of the media,...Read More


Obama tap dances around black LGBTQ issues

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 30, 2007 | 3:37 PM | comments

When it was disclosed that “re-closeted” gospel singer Rev. Donnie McClurkin could be a liability for Barack Obama’s recent effort to lure South Carolina's black evangelical voters, Obama found himself between a rock and a hard place. So what did...Read More


Gay candidate blogs on ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 30, 2007 | 2:11 PM | comments

Over at Kos, Jared Polis, the openly gay Democratic candidate for Colorado's second district, has a post up about an inclusive ENDA. Here's part: I am sick and tired of hearing our DC leaders say that an inclusive ENDA cannot...Read More


The Goresque Statement

Filed by Storm Bear | October 30, 2007 | 10:48 AM | comments

click to enlarge A lot of bandwidth has been used for the phrase "Shermanesque Statement" in reference to Gore's plans about the 2008 Presidential race. Gore is not one of those guys who uses words in an unmeasured fashion....Read More


Indianapolis Star endorses Scott Keller

Filed by Bil Browning | October 30, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

This is how a campaign manager likes to start his day! The Indianapolis Star's editorial board has joined The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, Indiana Fairness Network, the Hoosier Environmental Council, Firefighters’ Local 416 and...Read More


And just as I post about Giuliani....

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2007 | 11:55 AM | comments

Just as I post about Giuliani being pro-choice, as he was when he was mayor of NYC, and semi-pro gay rights, I notice this story saying that Brownback is comfortable with Rudy on abortion: Standing just outside his Senate office...Read More


Giuliani and the Religious Right

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2007 | 11:25 AM | comments

Yay for the demise of Times Select. Frank Rich's Sunday column in the NY Times asks why Giuliani is doing so well this late in the campaign season. He points out that the conventional wisdom at the beginning of this...Read More


Hillary “Supports” the Troops, Troops Support Ron Paul and Obama

Filed by Storm Bear | October 29, 2007 | 11:10 AM | comments

click to enlarge I am truly sick and tired of this God-awful war. Maybe I am overly critical of the Bush Administration's policy of preemptive war - Roman Style, but since I have a brother in the service who...Read More


People like everyone else

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2007 | 9:15 AM | comments

Several folks have asked me "Why are you running a Republican's re-election campaign? With all of the good Democrats out there, why did you choose a Republican?" My answer remains the same each time. Scott Keller is my City-County Councilor....Read More


While the Gays Were Distracted...

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 28, 2007 | 10:10 AM | comments

While LGBT activists and bloggers were up in arms and screaming bloody murder over the Obama campaign inclusion of ex-gay re-closeted and anti-gay gospel singer Donnie McClurkin at a campaign event in South Carolina, anti-gay judge Leslie Southwick was confirmed...Read More


The California fires and the gay agenda - what really happened

Filed by Don Sherfick | October 28, 2007 | 8:40 AM | comments

Peering again behind the Bilerico Project curtain, we contributors labor under a rule established by our editorial powers-that-be which admonishes us to exercise voluntary restraint in writing separate posts to criticize the offerings of our fellow writers. It's supposedly not...Read More


Team Obama's big gay blunders

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 27, 2007 | 2:36 PM | comments

Rev. Andy Sidden, pastor of Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC, was the openly gay minister selected by the Barack Obama campaign to deliver a message of tolerance to the likely overwhelmingly black audiences who will...Read More


DC Man Had Sex With Larry Craig

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 27, 2007 | 8:21 AM | comments

As if we needed an even more evidence that Republican senator Larry Craig is willing to screw gay men while screwing us over, comes this revelation by a D.C. man that he had sex with Mr. I'm Not Gay. Via...Read More


ENDA Update: The Fork In The Road

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 27, 2007 | 2:30 AM | comments

If latest reports are true, the Baldwin amendment may be DOA. House leadership is remaining quiet thus far, but if this is actually the case, the House Democratic leadership will have basically two options: They can proceed with the non-inclusive...Read More


ENDA Update: The Fork In The Road

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 27, 2007 | 2:30 AM | comments

If latest reports are true, the Baldwin amendment may be DOA. House leadership is remaining quiet thus far, but if this is actually the case, the House Democratic leadership will have basically two options: They can proceed with the non-inclusive...Read More


ENDA Update: The Fork In The Road

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 27, 2007 | 2:30 AM | comments

If latest reports are true, the Baldwin amendment may be DOA. House leadership is remaining quiet thus far, but if this is actually the case, the House Democratic leadership will have basically two options: They can proceed with the non-inclusive...Read More


More on civilly disobedient lesbians

Filed by Jen Jorczak | October 26, 2007 | 5:40 PM | comments

In response to yesterday's post, reader and Soulforce Colorado State Organizer Christopher Hubble sent me a link to his blog post about Colorado couple Kate Burns & Sheila Schroeder. Kate and Sheila, of Englewood, Colorado, have been a couple for...Read More


More on civilly disobedient lesbians

Filed by Jen Jorczak | October 26, 2007 | 5:40 PM | comments

In response to yesterday's post, reader and Soulforce Colorado State Organizer Christopher Hubble sent me a link to his blog post about Colorado couple Kate Burns & Sheila Schroeder. Kate and Sheila, of Englewood, Colorado, have been a couple for...Read More


The T is officially out of the ENDA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2007 | 11:38 AM | comments

The Hill is reporting that the Baldwin Amendment failed because first-term Democrats are afraid of attack ads: Reps. Tim Walz (Minn.) and Ron Klein (Fla.), leaders of the class of freshman Democrats, carried a message to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)...Read More


Condi and Hillary - Separated at birth?

Filed by Storm Bear | October 26, 2007 | 9:25 AM | comments

click to enlarge The more I hear Hillary on the stump trying to explain why she won't commit to pulling the troops out by 2013, the more she sounds like Condoleeza Rice. Now we are dumping gas on the...Read More


Larry Craig -- the Santorum finally hits the fan

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 25, 2007 | 4:00 PM | comments

Wonkette bagged yet another example of that which of Larry Craig is in denial. The comments after the sordid little post-jump tale are priceless....Read More


Leslie Southwick approved by Senate

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 25, 2007 | 2:48 PM | comments

I didn't have internet access most of yesterday, so I couldn't get this up, but this is a major blow to equal rights and pretty much one of the bigger disappointments with the new Democratically-controlled Congress. I didn't think that...Read More


Hot Buttery GOP Action

Filed by Storm Bear | October 25, 2007 | 10:16 AM | comments

click to enlarge Honestly, it has been what seems like FOREVER since we have had another GOP sex scandal. I have mentioned my expectations before about randomly switching on CSPAN and seeing Representative Howard Coble, in the Well of...Read More


New Study: Gay men, lesbians earn less than straight men

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 25, 2007 | 7:17 AM | comments

A new University of New Hampshire study has found that coupled gay men earn 23% less than married straight men and about 9% less than unmarried but coupled straight men. The study was based on data on 91,000 couples found...Read More


My Take On The Donnie McClurkin Issue

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 25, 2007 | 6:45 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post comes to us from Terje Anderson, former Executive Director of the National Association of People with AIDS, and a long time activist on queer and HIV/AIDS issues at the local, state, national, and international level....Read More


The Perfect Firestorm

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 25, 2007 | 12:32 AM | comments

This is the third afternoon I've felt split in two -- caught between the three fronts of a perfect firestorm. Watching the TV news, I ping-pong this way and that. First Washington and the firestorm around ENDA. Then nationally, to...Read More


On jackasses and less frequent posting

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2007 | 12:20 AM | comments

Some of you know by now that I'm a campaign manager for a City-County Council race here in Indianapolis this local election cycle. You've probably also noticed that I've not been blogging as much the closer we get to election...Read More


Iraqi Gay Safe Houses to Close

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 24, 2007 | 10:43 AM | comments

At a time when billions are being spent in Iraq, a small group of Iraqi gay safe houses might have to close their doors due to lack of funding. LGBT Iraqis have increasingly faced violence from Shia death squads, especially...Read More


Al Gore’s Real Risk

Filed by Storm Bear | October 24, 2007 | 9:37 AM | comments

click to enlarge Dear Al Gore, Americans want you to run and we can be sooo annoying at times, I know. But I doubt any of us will shut up anytime soon - you know how we can be....Read More


McClurkin bobs and weaves, Team Obama scrambles as HRC lowers the boom

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 24, 2007 | 9:06 AM | comments

The backpeddling begins... Gospel music superstar Donnie McClurkin says he was surprised to wake up Tuesday morning to a media firestorm.... McClurkin told The Associated Press on Monday that "sexuality, everything is a matter of choice." But on Tuesday he...Read More


On the Obama-Donnie McClurkin Controversy

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 24, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

UPDATE: The National Black Justice Coalition sent a letter to the Obama campaign seeking a face-to-face meeting to discuss the controversy. The letter is at the bottom of this post. Senator Barack Obama released the following statement in the wake...Read More


Aravosis Crow Pie: House Delays ENDA Vote

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 23, 2007 | 8:27 PM | comments

Just yesterday John Aravosis said: Time for some crow. I wrote a few weeks back about how odd it was that George Bush's White House was being so quiet about its views on ENDA, and that it was odd that...Read More


Veterans in Congress March Toward Repeal

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 23, 2007 | 7:46 PM | comments

Finally: A movement in Congress we can all get behind. A growing number of veterans in Congress are joining the fight to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that excludes openly lesbian, gay and bisexual service members from the...Read More


Republican Party Facing Irrelevance?

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 23, 2007 | 4:05 PM | comments

Will the GOP learn an evolutionary lesson that will keep them from going politically extinct? That's the question Queerty editor Andrew Belonsky raises in a incisive post looking at the so-called Value Voters Summit recently held in Washington, D.C. At...Read More


Obama the vote-whore with ‘ex-gay’ at his side

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 23, 2007 | 3:45 PM | comments

It was intended to be an unprecedented example of how Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s grassroots political campaign could win over just as many religious conservatives as Republicans can. Instead, it has run afoul with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...Read More


Symbolism or substance in ENDA debate?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 23, 2007 | 12:44 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post come to us from Jody M. Huckaby, executive director of PFLAG. When the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) received its first-ever vote in the House of Representatives and passed the Education and Labor Committee on Oct....Read More


The Disinvitation Isn't in the Mail

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 22, 2007 | 8:30 PM | comments

Senator Barack Obama isn't backing down from his decision to include ex-gay minister Donnie McClurkin as part of a campaign swing through the south. Obama's campaign has now said that the Illinois Democrat "strongly disagree(s)" with McClurkin's views on sexual...Read More


The Nation on the ENDA split

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 3:10 PM | comments

The Nation's Chris Lisotta has an article up that goes through the ENDA split and the ensuing drama of these past several weeks. It's pretty thorough, but buried in it is this paragraph: One of the consequences of the ENDA...Read More


Sex offenders in California lose appeal on 2K feet restriction

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 1:20 PM | comments

Did you know that sex offenders in California can't live within 2000 feet of a school or park? I share Samhita at Feministing's skepticism that it'll do anything to prevent recidivism, but I suppose it makes some people feel better....Read More


Thompson, God and the Republic Party

Filed by Storm Bear | October 22, 2007 | 10:12 AM | comments

click to enlarge During the Family Values Voters Summit in DC last week, Fred Thompson received the only standing ovation of the night - that includes all the GOP candidates. The thing that bugs me is he got the...Read More


And on the issues....

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 9:15 AM | comments

If you're wondering why those issues like health care, Iraq, and the environment, which young evangelicals said were the most important to them in the recent CBS poll Steve posted on, weren't in the top four in the Value Voters...Read More


More on Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney at the Value Voters Summit

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2007 | 8:55 AM | comments

I posted this past Saturday the results of the Value Voters Summit straw poll of whom they want to support for president. Romney just edged out over Huckabee. Well, that's not entirely accurate, I've found. I was looking on the...Read More


Obama's Ex-Gay Tour Groupie

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 21, 2007 | 3:52 PM | comments

United States Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is on tour. The "Embrace the Change" tour, to be exact. And he's bringing along a bevy of gospel singers with him, including ex-gay activist Donnie McClurkin. According to the Washington...Read More


NC: Out gay Dem runs to unseat Elizabeth Dole in U.S. Senate

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 21, 2007 | 2:11 PM | comments

History here in North Carolina! Chapel Hill resident Jim Neal, an investment banker and former Democratic presidential fundraiser, is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2008, and he hopes to unseat the horrid Elizabeth "Do-Nothing" Dole. The...Read More


What About AIDS?

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 21, 2007 | 1:10 PM | comments

The 2008 presidential candidates, at least the Democrats, have answered questions about their positions on a wide range of issues important to the LGBT community including repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, relationship recognition and hate crimes, but, what about AIDS?...Read More


Would ENDA Protect?

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 20, 2007 | 5:11 PM | comments

If a modern day Paul Lynde got fired from his job, would he get fired for his sexual orientation, or his gender identity?...Read More


Perkins says Giuliani will support FMA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2007 | 5:01 PM | comments

From the Hill: Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, told The Hill Saturday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) would support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Perkins said Giuliani told him in a private...Read More


Value Voters Summit straw poll results

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2007 | 4:22 PM | comments

I'm not going to write a whole lot about this as it's Saturday night here in St. Etienne, but this weekend's Value Voters Summit, a Who's Who of homophobes, promised to end with a straw poll of whom they support...Read More


Making Sense of the ENDA Controversy

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | October 20, 2007 | 3:58 PM | comments

For the past few weeks we have been held captive by the ENDA debate over whether or not it is currently possible to pass federal legislation which extends workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Americans. In the optimistic...Read More


Making Sense of the ENDA Controversy

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | October 20, 2007 | 3:58 PM | comments

For the past few weeks we have been held captive by the ENDA debate over whether or not it is currently possible to pass federal legislation which extends workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Americans. In the optimistic...Read More


ENDA Update: Barney Frank Says He Supports Passage Of Baldwin Amendment, Frank & Foreman Talk ENDA On LOGO

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 20, 2007 | 12:01 AM | comments

The spin continues...on both sides. Today, Barney Frank issued a press release saying that he supports Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin's proposed amendment that would restore gender identity and expression protections to the "rights for straight-looking and acting gays and lesbians only"...Read More


ENDA Update: Barney Frank Says He Supports Passage Of Baldwin Amendment, Frank & Foreman Talk ENDA On LOGO

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 20, 2007 | 12:01 AM | comments

The spin continues...on both sides. Today, Barney Frank issued a press release saying that he supports Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin's proposed amendment that would restore gender identity and expression protections to the "rights for straight-looking and acting gays and lesbians only"...Read More


Enough with the Hillary Already!

Filed by Dustin Kight | October 19, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

"Her husband let us down, she won't support marriage equality, but still we can't stop dreaming about Hillary." Okay, what gives? If I see one more gay (particularly gay male) throw down a red carpet and put up a shrine...Read More


Um, Mayor? This is civil discourse calling...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2007 | 2:30 PM | comments

Collect, apparently. Riverdale, Georgia City Councilor Michelle Bruce is transgender and she's up for re-election. Anyone want to guess how the politics of transphobia are playing out? A local blog that panders to the lowest common denominator (c'mon, you know...Read More


Barney Frank: Amend ENDA

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 19, 2007 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rep. Barney Frank issued the following statement urging his congressional colleagues to support an amendment by Rep. Tammy Baldwin to add gender identity to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. A sexual orientation only version of ENDA was passed by the House...Read More


Charles Manson should have had Barbara Bush for a mother.

Filed by Storm Bear | October 19, 2007 | 8:50 AM | comments

click to enlarge I understand a lot of people associate George W. Bush with the Nazi's. Prescott Bush's Nazi profiteering doesn't help to disassociate that notion. Bush has committed unspeakable war crimes, utterly destroyed the foundations for freedom in...Read More


The Changing Face of Evangelicals?

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 18, 2007 | 7:06 PM | comments

Tonight's CBS Evening News included a fascinating new look at the evangelical movement, its priorities and its influence in the 2008 election. CBS found that, as young evangelicals focus on issues such as the crisis in Darfur, healthcare and, yes,...Read More


WaPo Gets It Wrong On SPL/ENDA -- Again

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 18, 2007 | 6:03 PM | comments

...it's a ludicrous notion that Barney Frank, a Jew, would intentionally put forth a piece of anti-Semitic legislation or that Nancy Pelosi and the Human Rights Campaign would facilitate racist legislation but in Barney & HRC's secretive, ethics-free haste, that's the de facto effect of what was cobbled together as a substitute for real ENDA. ...Read More


ENDA passes committee without gender identity

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 18, 2007 | 4:34 PM | comments

Crawford's got the breakdown: Four Republicans, Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE), Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL), Congressman Todd Platts (R-PA), and Congressman John Kuhl (R-NY), voted in favor of the bill. Four Democrats, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Rep....Read More


Brownback to drop out

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 18, 2007 | 4:15 PM | comments

Kansas Senator and presidential hopeful Sam Brownback is expected to announce his dropping out of the presidential race tomorrow, mainly because he has no chance at winning: Trouble raising money was a main reason for his decision, said one person...Read More


NYC "Gay Tax = $1

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 18, 2007 | 11:36 AM | comments

I've said it before and I'll say it again. So, if you're gay, you pay more, wait longer, and get less. And what you get may turn out to be nothing, but you won't know that until you really need...Read More


NYC "Gay Tax = $1

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 18, 2007 | 11:36 AM | comments

I've said it before and I'll say it again. So, if you're gay, you pay more, wait longer, and get less. And what you get may turn out to be nothing, but you won't know that until you really need...Read More


The Religious Right doesn't care about the ENDA split

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 18, 2007 | 10:25 AM | comments

The pretty insane Traditional Values Coalition just put out an action alert yesterday on ENDA talking about how it'll protect the transgender people with a pic of a drag queen (which, by the way, they lifted without permission... whatever happened...Read More


Making the case for World War III.

Filed by Storm Bear | October 18, 2007 | 9:48 AM | comments

click to enlarge If an alliance of first world nations like France, Germany and the UK joined in battle to stop America's reckless foreign policy, it might be good for America in the long run. It might be a...Read More


Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor at it again

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 17, 2007 | 6:56 PM | comments

Just when you thought toilet-crazy Mayor Jim Naugle of Fort Lauderdale had finally shut his bigoted mouth, he is at is again. I guess he had been out of the media spotlight too long and needed some attention. Naugle again...Read More


Thoughts on gambling

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 17, 2007 | 12:01 PM | comments

There's a great post up over at Daily Kos by Devilstower about gambling. While it's not really on the national radar, there's lots of debating going on about the issue at the state and local level all over the country....Read More


Satan Can’t Sleep Because of GOP Nightmares

Filed by Storm Bear | October 17, 2007 | 9:51 AM | comments

click to enlarge The trolls are out in full force today trying to beat down the Al Gore movement. As shown in this troll thread on Daily Kos and throughly debunked here the neo-cons will use any and all...Read More


ENDA Update: Tammy Baldwin To Introduce Amendment To Restore Transgender Protections to ENDA

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 16, 2007 | 10:31 PM | comments

From the United ENDA coalition: United ENDA Supports Congresswoman Baldwin's newly announced efforts to restore gender identity protections to Employment Non-Discrimination Act Monday, October 16, 9:45pm WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced today that she has secured an...Read More


ENDA Update: Tammy Baldwin To Introduce Amendment To Restore Transgender Protections to ENDA

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 16, 2007 | 10:31 PM | comments

From the United ENDA coalition: United ENDA Supports Congresswoman Baldwin's newly announced efforts to restore gender identity protections to Employment Non-Discrimination Act Monday, October 16, 9:45pm WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced today that she has secured an...Read More


Awesome work, Pam!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2007 | 2:52 PM | comments

Bilerico Project contributor and blogger extraordinaire Pam Spaulding has been given LGBTQ blogging's highest endorsement: Pam's House Blend is a "leading source of radical homosexual propaganda, anti-Christian bigotry, and radical transgender advocacy," according to Mike Hein. The pro-sodomy site averages...Read More


True Community

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 16, 2007 | 2:02 PM | comments

Don't blink or you'll miss it. Whether you've been a part of this community for fifty years or five minutes, understand that we're in the midst of a moment in our collective history as a community significant enough that it...Read More


True Community

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 16, 2007 | 2:02 PM | comments

Don't blink or you'll miss it. Whether you've been a part of this community for fifty years or five minutes, understand that we're in the midst of a moment in our collective history as a community significant enough that it...Read More


The Goracle of Memphis and his stealth campaign.

Filed by Storm Bear | October 16, 2007 | 11:15 AM | comments

click to enlarge On May 20th, 2007 in the New York Times, Gore remarked... Having spent 30 years as part of the political dialogue, I don’t know why a 600-day campaign is taken as a given, and why people...Read More


Whodathunkit?

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

What?!? Another GOP repressed homosexual sex scandal? Whodathunkit? Let's do a quick recap before we get into the details of this particular scandal, shall we? Reverend Gary Aldridge, a Jerry Falwell flack, was found dead from autoerotic asphyxiation while wearing...Read More


Gore not compatible with Evangelicals?

Filed by Storm Bear | October 15, 2007 | 9:20 AM | comments

click to enlarge When I was a teen, I got kicked out of Sunday School. I was not disruptive, drunk, high or violent, my crime for banishment was curiosity. Actually, I got suspended, then booted for good. Here is...Read More


More Police Foul Play in Pontiac, MI

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | October 14, 2007 | 5:35 PM | comments

It seems that the Larry Craig scandal has emboldened police. We have had a huge surge in police entrapment cases in the past two months in Michigan. Click here to watch an appalling news clip about an arrest made recently...Read More


When Will The GLB join the T?

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 14, 2007 | 4:41 PM | comments

You might think I'm going to post about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), but I'm not. I would like to discuss the infamous Northwestern professor, Michael J. Bailey and his book, "The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Science of...Read More


Sex Offender Laws and the Case of Paul Shanley.

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 14, 2007 | 3:52 PM | comments

PREFACE: In July 2007, Counterpunch published an article by Paul Shannon on the need to reform sex offender laws, followed by a statement released by the Reform Sex Offenders Laws project (RSOL). I was one of those who signed on,...Read More


Larry Craig Honored by Idaho Hall of Fame

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 14, 2007 | 2:15 PM | comments

Its official. Larry Craig is now in the Idaho Hall of Fame. I wrote a week ago that he had been nominated, but I figured that the IHF leaders would have caved in to pressure from Republicans. Sen. Larry Craig...Read More


OK Now Arnold Be Ronald and Oppose the Anti-Gay Initiatives

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 13, 2007 | 4:04 PM | comments

Last night, for the second time, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the California marriage equality bill passed by the state legislature. It was expected, despite demonstrations and a massive outpouring of postcards urging him to sign the bill. LGBT Democrats and...Read More


OK Now Arnold Be Ronald and Oppose the Anti-Gay Initiatives

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 13, 2007 | 4:04 PM | comments

Last night, for the second time, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the California marriage equality bill passed by the state legislature. It was expected, despite demonstrations and a massive outpouring of postcards urging him to sign the bill. LGBT Democrats and...Read More


OK Now Arnold Be Ronald and Oppose the Anti-Gay Initiatives

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 13, 2007 | 4:04 PM | comments

Last night, for the second time, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the California marriage equality bill passed by the state legislature. It was expected, despite demonstrations and a massive outpouring of postcards urging him to sign the bill. LGBT Democrats and...Read More


Fight for Inclusive ENDA Heats Up

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 13, 2007 | 2:05 PM | comments

The efforts to move forward an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination H.R. 2015 continue at a fast and furious pace. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a meeting with a coalition of LGBT and allied organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, National Stonewall...Read More


Will the Senate Investigate Larry Craig?

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 13, 2007 | 10:20 AM | comments

When the story broke of Republican Senator Larry Craig's arrest and guilty plea for toe-tapping in the boy's room of the Minneapolis Airport, the Republican leadership threatened an ethics hearing to force Craig to resign. Now Craig has called their...Read More


Schwarzeneggar Vetoes Gay Marriage Bill (Again)

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 13, 2007 | 7:02 AM | comments

California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar issued a statement saying that Californians "should not be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation" and then proceeded to discriminate against Californians because of their sexual orientation. He vetoed a bill that would have ended...Read More


ENDA Update: Pelosi Promises Inclusive ENDA Vote Once Enough Support Is Secured

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 13, 2007 | 12:02 AM | comments

HRC, taking credit for the move, and labeling it a success, released this statement earlier tonight. The Human Rights Campaign has collaborated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to craft a solution to the controversy surrounding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Today,...Read More


ENDA Update: Pelosi Promises Inclusive ENDA Vote Once Enough Support Is Secured

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 13, 2007 | 12:02 AM | comments

HRC, taking credit for the move, and labeling it a success, released this statement earlier tonight. The Human Rights Campaign has collaborated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to craft a solution to the controversy surrounding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Today,...Read More


A Frank Bitch Slap

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 12, 2007 | 11:30 PM | comments

After Barney Frank's Tuesday night tirade against the GLBT community, I wondered if the situation between Congress and the GLBT community could get any worse. I have to learn to stop asking that question! Frank's press conference yesterday in which...Read More


It's All About Trust

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 12, 2007 | 9:26 PM | comments

Feel the breeze? They're spinning faster than Lance Armstrong's bicycle tires on the last leg of the Tour D'France. First, Joe Solmonese issues a press release I can only describe as "willful misdirection" on his part. It seems like this...Read More


It's All About Trust

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 12, 2007 | 9:26 PM | comments

Feel the breeze? They're spinning faster than Lance Armstrong's bicycle tires on the last leg of the Tour D'France. First, Joe Solmonese issues a press release I can only describe as "willful misdirection" on his part. It seems like this...Read More


Barney Frank Press Conference

Filed by Brent Hartinger | October 12, 2007 | 12:28 PM | comments

Agree or disagree, it's worth a watch. Sadly, I think much of this debate has been people talking past each other, assuming the worst possible motives about the other side....Read More


Deny, Deny, Deny - The GOP Weapon Against Gore

Filed by Storm Bear | October 12, 2007 | 9:39 AM | comments

click to enlarge And the GOP Smear Machine wasted no time going after Gore - the first volley shot by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. "Morning Joe" started with the lies about Gore's use of private jets (fact, Gore uses airlines)...Read More


Anti-Everyone Flier Hits Miami Beach Commission Race

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 12, 2007 | 9:20 AM | comments

A flier depicting crossed-out images of a blond woman, a pink Teletubby and a dark-skinned doll hit Miami Beach, Florida mailboxes this week. The flier states, “''Stop the candidates that represent special groups of voters. Vote for a candidate that...Read More


Rep. Tammy Baldwin on ENDA

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 12, 2007 | 7:47 AM | comments

Rep. Tammy Baldwin nails it in a statement on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. She points out the importance of keeping our eyes on the prize and not immediately caving in to possible objections by those who oppose us even before...Read More


Paging Dr. Howard Dean

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 11, 2007 | 8:45 AM | comments

Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean had this to say before the LGBT Caucus at the DNC winter meeting: I’m very comfortable going to Utah and explaining why you shouldn’t be fired if you happen to be a gay person,...Read More


Barney Frank: Stop the Scapegoating!

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 10, 2007 | 4:42 PM | comments

Last night, Congressman Barney Frank made a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. It seems he got my previous letter. In an eloquent flurry, he blamed the 300 plus LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) groups who have...Read More


Full Text of Barney Frank's Speech

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 10, 2007 | 2:30 PM | comments

This is the full text of Representative Barney Frank's speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. You can listen to the audio of the speech after the jump. "PROTECTING PEOPLE AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BASED ON THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND...Read More


Dorothy Gale's ENDA Dreams

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 10, 2007 | 11:40 AM | comments

I'm not sure if anyone else was watching C-Span last night at around 8pm eastern last night, but it was brutally bad. I joked with a friend that C-Span is so bad it's probably piped in to hell. I fell...Read More


McCain promotes his “Christian Nation"

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 10, 2007 | 7:40 AM | comments

Since President Bush took office, religion has been the litmus test to discern a presidential candidate’s electability. And in the current pool of 2008 presidential hopefuls, this litmus test has produced a star-studded cast of Democratic prophets extolling their religiosity...Read More


Aravosis: Whitewashing The Transgender Movement

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 09, 2007 | 2:50 PM | comments

When Barney Frank decided to remove gender identity out of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the GLBT community responded on an unbelievable scale. Most of the community has been positive about this, but there are some detractors of the “ENDA, not...Read More


ENDA: The Volokh Conspiracy Gets It Wrong

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 09, 2007 | 2:31 PM | comments

Editors Note: This guest post comes to us from Dr. Jillian Weiss. Dr. Weiss is an associate professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College in New Jersey, specializing in transgender workplace diversity issues, and she has conducted research involving...Read More


ENDA Action Alert From The Task Force

Filed by Matt Foreman | October 09, 2007 | 1:35 PM | comments

Congress is paying attention: Make your voice heard – again! Last week, thousands of LGBT people and their friends – just like you – delivered an uncompromising message to Congress: Vote for an ENDA that protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual...Read More


ENDA Action Alert From The Task Force

Filed by Matt Foreman | October 09, 2007 | 1:35 PM | comments

Congress is paying attention: Make your voice heard – again! Last week, thousands of LGBT people and their friends – just like you – delivered an uncompromising message to Congress: Vote for an ENDA that protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual...Read More


Anti-Gays Challenge to Oregon Domestic Partnership Law Fails

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 09, 2007 | 11:05 AM | comments

The anti-gay organization Defense of Family and Marriage Again has failed in its effort to repeal the recently passed Oregon domestic partnership law. The so-called "pro-family" group fell 116 signatures short of the 55,179 signatures required to place the dp...Read More


Rushtard - Phony Soldiers Explained!

Filed by Storm Bear | October 09, 2007 | 10:26 AM | comments

click to enlarge We have all heard the complete tape of Rush Limbaugh calling soldiers who served in Iraq, been shot at and some wounded and others killed, "phony soldiers." Being the soldier advocate that I am, I cannot...Read More


GenderQueer: Notes from a Sissy

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

Genderqueer is defined as: “a gender identity of both, neither or some combination of "man" and/or "woman". The term genderqueer is also sometimes used in a broader context as an adjective to refer to any person who challenges gender roles...Read More


Poisonous Parenting on Parade

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 08, 2007 | 11:41 AM | comments

It's happened again. Another mom drowned her kids in the bathtub. City prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated murder against Amber Hill, 22, after a coroner ruled the deaths of the girls, ages 4 and 2, were homicides. Hill had...Read More


Man Commits Suicide After Tennessee Park Sex Sting

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 08, 2007 | 10:05 AM | comments

A 55 year old man committed suicide less than 24 hours after his name and photo were made public by police after a sting in a Tennessee park lead to the arrests of 40 men. The arrests were part of...Read More


The PR Battle of Iran

Filed by Storm Bear | October 08, 2007 | 9:11 AM | comments

click to enlarge Seriously, there is probably a group of individuals, hunkered down in the bowels of the Pentagon or White House, coming up with a catchy phrase for when Bush bombs the ever-lovin' shit out of Iran. They...Read More


ENDA Update: Keep It Up, It's Working!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 07, 2007 | 7:08 PM | comments

Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, is reporting that we now have over 300 organizations on board on the United ENDA list (though the list on the site needs to be updated), and Congress is...Read More


ENDA Update: Keep It Up, It's Working!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 07, 2007 | 7:08 PM | comments

Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, is reporting that we now have over 300 organizations on board on the United ENDA list (though the list on the site needs to be updated), and Congress is...Read More


Larry Craig to Join Idaho Hall of Fame

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 07, 2007 | 7:02 AM | comments

There are more than a few jokes that can be made about the news that Larry Craig is being inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame. I am going to let the moment pass, but feel free to leave your...Read More


ENDA Update

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 06, 2007 | 1:03 PM | comments

The number of organizations supporting an inclusive ENDA has now grown to over 200, with dozens more signing on every day. It's truly amazing...every day, I check the United ENDA website and am thrilled to see yet another long list...Read More


ENDA Update

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 06, 2007 | 1:03 PM | comments

The number of organizations supporting an inclusive ENDA has now grown to over 200, with dozens more signing on every day. It's truly amazing...every day, I check the United ENDA website and am thrilled to see yet another long list...Read More


Identity Politics and Our GLBT Family

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 06, 2007 | 12:50 PM | comments

So many labels and stereotypes get thrown around in the "GLBT" community. I've navigated most of those labels in a certain time period of my life. Working on the ENDA controversy has really made me think about why it is...Read More


Proposed Ban on Gay Adoptions in Arkansas

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 05, 2007 | 2:35 PM | comments

First they came to ban us from being able to marry the person of our choice. Now comes an attempt in Arkansas to pass a constitutional amendment to ban unmarried same-sex couples from being able to adopt children. LITTLE ROCK...Read More


HRC, Stonewall Democrats Launch Calls to Action

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 05, 2007 | 10:28 AM | comments

Both the Human Rights Campaign and the National Stonewall Democrats have launched national calls to actions to urge members of Congress to support an inclusive ENDA. HRC is the nation's largest political organization working for LGBT civil rights. Stonewall is...Read More


Larry Craig Vows to Finish Out His Term

Filed by Ellen Andersen | October 05, 2007 | 9:55 AM | comments

File this under: how can we miss you if you won't go away? Larry Craig has announced that he'll serve out the rest of his term in the Senate notwithstanding the fact that a Minnesota judge rejected his attempt to...Read More


Kucinich: A Monk On the Road From Burma

Filed by Storm Bear | October 05, 2007 | 9:49 AM | comments

click to enlarge With all the noise on mainstream media and fake rage from the White House over the slaughter in Burma, still we have only one candidate that has declared himself the peace candidate. Even in this time...Read More


Look Who's Coming To Dinner

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 04, 2007 | 6:29 PM | comments

According to the the National Transgender Advocacy's blog: The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) is issuing a call to join numerous individuals and members of other organizations in protesting the lavish October 6th annual HRC National Dinner in Washington, DC....Read More


Craig's Unplea Rejected

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 04, 2007 | 2:54 PM | comments

Sen. Larry Craig will not get a do over. The judge in Minnesota says he plead guilty and guilty he'll stay -- no toe-tap-dancing his way out of that one!...Read More


UPDATED - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 04, 2007 | 12:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: This post was edited for clarity and new information was added after the jump. Previously, I mentioned 3 members of the Indiana Congressional delegation as holding up the original trans-inclusive ENDA. Today, I spoke with Rep. Baron Hill's press...Read More


UPDATED - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 04, 2007 | 12:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: This post was edited for clarity and new information was added after the jump. Previously, I mentioned 3 members of the Indiana Congressional delegation as holding up the original trans-inclusive ENDA. Today, I spoke with Rep. Baron Hill's press...Read More


UPDATED - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 04, 2007 | 12:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: This post was edited for clarity and new information was added after the jump. Previously, I mentioned 3 members of the Indiana Congressional delegation as holding up the original trans-inclusive ENDA. Today, I spoke with Rep. Baron Hill's press...Read More


UPDATED - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 04, 2007 | 12:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: This post was edited for clarity and new information was added after the jump. Previously, I mentioned 3 members of the Indiana Congressional delegation as holding up the original trans-inclusive ENDA. Today, I spoke with Rep. Baron Hill's press...Read More


The Politics of Politics

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 04, 2007 | 12:08 PM | comments

In a smart post called The Party Never Really Started Libby Post says: Formed in 1980, HRC has built an impressive “inside the beltway” reputation—and it is that insider politic that has so many upset. It seems that HRC took...Read More


The Politics of Politics

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 04, 2007 | 12:08 PM | comments

In a smart post called The Party Never Really Started Libby Post says: Formed in 1980, HRC has built an impressive “inside the beltway” reputation—and it is that insider politic that has so many upset. It seems that HRC took...Read More


Going Up River with Al Gore

Filed by Storm Bear | October 04, 2007 | 10:22 AM | comments

click to enlarge I cannot escape Vietnam... and I was never there. My first memory was the assassination of JFK and the memories following dealt with adventures in the backyard, a fist fight over a teddy bear (don't ask)...Read More


UPDATED 3 2 Indiana Democrats are Blocking Trans-Inclusive ENDA - Take Action

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 03, 2007 | 9:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: See this post for updates - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All There are days I'm reluctant to admit I'm from Indiana and there have been others I haven't wanted to admit I'm a Democrat. Today,...Read More


UPDATED 3 2 Indiana Democrats are Blocking Trans-Inclusive ENDA - Take Action

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 03, 2007 | 9:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: See this post for updates - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All There are days I'm reluctant to admit I'm from Indiana and there have been others I haven't wanted to admit I'm a Democrat. Today,...Read More


UPDATED 3 2 Indiana Democrats are Blocking Trans-Inclusive ENDA - Take Action

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 03, 2007 | 9:25 PM | comments

UPDATE: See this post for updates - Rep. Baron Hill Supports ENDA with Trans-Inclusion After All There are days I'm reluctant to admit I'm from Indiana and there have been others I haven't wanted to admit I'm a Democrat. Today,...Read More


Barney Frank on Lambda Legal's analysis

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 03, 2007 | 8:40 PM | comments

This guest post comes to us from Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA). Congressman Frank is one of two openly gay House members, is the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, and has been a leader in the development of the Employment...Read More


It is 1984 - all over again!

Filed by Storm Bear | October 03, 2007 | 10:10 AM | comments

click to enlarge We went to go see Van Halen this past weekend in Greensboro and it was a dynamite concert. If you haven't got tickets yet, you may be shit out of luck. I have been in a...Read More


New Stonewall Democrats Come Out Blazing

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 03, 2007 | 7:49 AM | comments

The Stonewall Democrats under the leadership of its new executive director Jon Hoadley have come out smart and serious in the effort to pass a trans-inclusive ENDA. In the week since the drama around the Democratic House leadership's decision to...Read More


Say It Ain't So, Joe!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 03, 2007 | 4:08 AM | comments

Ok, so have we finally had enough NOW? Once again, the Human Rights Campaign has sunk to the community's lowest expectations, and turned a willful blind eye to anti-transgender discrimination. Thing is, this is exactly what they promised us they...Read More


Say It Ain't So, Joe!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 03, 2007 | 4:08 AM | comments

Ok, so have we finally had enough NOW? Once again, the Human Rights Campaign has sunk to the community's lowest expectations, and turned a willful blind eye to anti-transgender discrimination. Thing is, this is exactly what they promised us they...Read More


We Need to Get Real About ENDA

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 03, 2007 | 1:04 AM | comments

Representative Rob Andrews D-NJ, chair of the committee that was scheduled to hold a hearing on ENDA on Tuesday. discusses the bill, transgender inclusion and the thinking of the congressional leadership in wanting to remove gender identity from the bill...Read More


Accept No Substitutes: Stripped Down Version of ENDA is Dangerous and Wrong

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 02, 2007 | 5:10 PM | comments

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been put on hold by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., while talks continue over whether transgender people will be included in the measure. The talk of removing trans-protections by taking out gender expression and...Read More


Supporting Those Who Support You

Filed by Marti Abernathey | October 02, 2007 | 1:42 PM | comments

Lately my emotions have been all over the place. I felt great joy at the US Senate passing the Matthew Shepard Act. I felt disappointment from Barney Frank's planned removal of gender identity from the Employment Non-Discrimination act. Yesterday I...Read More


Liberal Wine-Sippers vs. Gun-toting Rednecks

Filed by Storm Bear | October 02, 2007 | 10:43 AM | comments

click to enlarge The Great Dismal Swamp used to be known for hideouts for Revolutionary spies, Civil War spies, cypress trees and the nemesis of Stephen Colbert - bears. It was also a place of fondness for Thomas Jefferson...Read More


Sex, Lies & Videotape... Military-Style

Filed by Steve Ralls | October 02, 2007 | 8:19 AM | comments

The United States military may be living in the 19th (or is it the 18th?) century when it comes to sexual politics, but at least one military judge has gone on the record acknowledging the "need" that some of our...Read More


Surprise: Some Black People Don't Hate the Gays

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 02, 2007 | 7:45 AM | comments

I am beginning to wonder if Chris Crain, former editor of the Washington Blade, has been spending time discussing Black Americans with Fox Noise commentator Bill O'Reilly over chicken wings at Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem. Just as O'Reilly seemed to...Read More


Throwing the Baby Out With the Bath Water?

Filed by Bruce Parker | October 02, 2007 | 3:58 AM | comments

The first term I was a student at Antioch College, I had the remarkable opportunity to take an independent study in masculinities with a sociologist named Francis Hasso. She could recite bibliographies around many sociological themes, including masculinities, off the...Read More


Congress Postpones ENDA Vote!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 01, 2007 | 7:55 PM | comments

This was just released: From: Speaker Pelosi Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 5:43 PM Subject: Pelosi, Miller, Frank and Baldwin Statement on ENDA Monday, October 1, 2007 Pelosi, Miller, Frank and Baldwin Statement on ENDA Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy...Read More


Congress Postpones ENDA Vote!

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 01, 2007 | 7:55 PM | comments

This was just released: From: Speaker Pelosi Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 5:43 PM Subject: Pelosi, Miller, Frank and Baldwin Statement on ENDA Monday, October 1, 2007 Pelosi, Miller, Frank and Baldwin Statement on ENDA Washington, D.C. -- Speaker Nancy...Read More


An open letter to Barney Frank

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 01, 2007 | 3:30 PM | comments

Dear Congressman Frank: I am your constituent. I vote for you. I have voted for you since I moved to Newton in 1985. That’s a lot of elections. I cannot believe you are supporting a gutted version of the Employment...Read More


An open letter to Barney Frank

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 01, 2007 | 3:30 PM | comments

Dear Congressman Frank: I am your constituent. I vote for you. I have voted for you since I moved to Newton in 1985. That’s a lot of elections. I cannot believe you are supporting a gutted version of the Employment...Read More


Don't Forget…Gender Identity and Gender Expression Protect Us All

Filed by Andrea Hildebran | October 01, 2007 | 1:00 PM | comments

It has been disturbing this week to hear about the dismantling of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by its sponsor, Rep. Barney Frank. ENDA is meant to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from being discriminated against on the...Read More


Don't Forget…Gender Identity and Gender Expression Protect Us All

Filed by Andrea Hildebran | October 01, 2007 | 1:00 PM | comments

It has been disturbing this week to hear about the dismantling of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by its sponsor, Rep. Barney Frank. ENDA is meant to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from being discriminated against on the...Read More


Hillary - Planetary Saviour?

Filed by Storm Bear | October 01, 2007 | 11:45 AM | comments

click to enlarge From the Draft Gore Campaign: We are entering the final stretch of this campaign, energized by a wave of enthusiasm and the hope that a Gore candidacy may be just weeks away. No, we cannot promise...Read More


Moving Forward on an Inclusive ENDA

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 01, 2007 | 8:38 AM | comments

As the drama around the Employment Non-Discrimination Act continues to unfold, there are two hard facts that we must face head on. One, we are victims of House politics in which the House leadership decided to remove gender identity from...Read More


G, L, B and T Rights: Each Sold Separately! Collect All Four (if you feel like it)!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2007 | 8:24 AM | comments

Wow. Last week was the big gay news week, wasn't it? With all the posts that have been on the site, I thought I'd do a quick roundup of some of our best posts in case you missed them the...Read More