Politics: October 2011

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The Occupy Movement & Why LGBTs Should Care

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Wading through the news about the Occupy Wall Street movement these days is like watching a bad jazz band riff off into cacophony-land. But one thing rings clear as a bell: if you're not among the richest Americans, you're officially getting screwed.Read More


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Mass Exodus of Staff & Students at Univ of Michigan?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Will staff and students at the University of Michigan take flight if a bill to repeal domestic partner benefits in the state passes? Many have said they'll be gone in a heartbeat.Read More


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Republican Assemblymember Pushing Referendum to Repeal California Dream Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

California Assemblymember Tim Donnelly has launched an effort to repeal the Dream Act through a referendum.Read More


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Log Cabin LA Hosts Fundraiser for Pro-Gay GOP FL Representative

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Los Angeles chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans is hosting a re-election fundraiser for very pro-gay Floridan Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (first Republican to sponsor the repeal DOMA legislation) on Saturday, Nov. 5.Read More


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Perry: Repeal Marriage Equality in New Hampshire

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The candidate so gung ho for state's rights he thinks it would be okay for a state to succeed, doesn't respect a state's right to legislate their own marriage laws.Read More


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SLDN Fights for Equal Benefits for Gay Servicemembers

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Following SLDN's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of DOMA on behalf of military families, the Department of Defense has identified 14 benefits as part of an ongoing review of benefits affected by the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."Read More


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Fighting Alienation Is a Revolution

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been thinking this more and more about lately. How did some social apes like us decide that it was a sign of status and safety to not interact with others.Read More


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Catholic Advocate Attacks Obama Over Religious Liberty 'Protections'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 28, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A political group called the Catholic Advocate - founded in 2007 to lobby Congress "on issues of importance to faithful Catholics" such as "supporting pro-life, pro-marriage policies" - announced a nationwide campaign today targeting President Obama.Read More


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Something Like a Dream

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 28, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's something about living in Santa Fe that allows me to suspend disbelief about this whole thing. I try to follow what's going on in other occupations that pop up in the news, and of course there's a lot more going on there.Read More


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Confronting Rick Santorum & His Obsession with Sex

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Every time he appears in a public forum, former U. S. Senator and current Republican Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, needs to be confronted about his obsession with sex according to guest blogger Jim Toevs.Read More


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Pat Robertson: The GOP's New Voice of Reason

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 27, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

What does it mean when a political party has become too extreme for Pat Robertson?Read More


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What a Republican Controlled Senate Might Mean for Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 27, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Next month on November 8th the Virginia General Assembly is up for re-election and the eyes of political junkies and those who care about Virginia's future are focused on who will hold control of the Virginia Senate.Read More


On The Rebecca Juro Show: Stonewall Democrats Interim Exec Dir Jerame Davis

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

You know him, you love him, tonight we've got Bilerico co-founder and National Stonewall Democrats Interim Executive Director Jerame Davis on the show. Read More


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First Same-Sex Marriage in France to Happen in December

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

France does not perform same-sex marriages nor does it recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions, but Liberation reports that a marriage between two women will be allowed in Brest as soon as one of the partners is legally recognized as a woman.Read More


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UPDATED: Indianapolis Star Endorses Indy's Most Virulent Homophobe

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

While the Indianapolis Star endorsed out gay candidate Zach Adamson in his race for the Indy City-County Council yesterday, they took a completely different direction this morning. The newspaper endorsed Indianapolis' most virulently homophobic politician.Read More


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To the Rest of the World, We Are the 1%

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today someone mentions a potential camping area where everyone has been cleared out - oh, a perfect place for an occupation, right? Clear out the wrong people, bring in the right ones. We are the 99 percent! Read More


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See You In The Funny Papers 'Occupy Wall Street'

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 26, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here are some of my favorite Occupy Wall Street cartoons.Read More


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Obama Raises Big Bucks in LA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 26, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

At the most intimate of the two fundraisers, tickets went for $35,800 per person, According to the pool report, Obama called the politics of Washington "perversely partisan."Read More


Indy Star Endorses Gay Candidate for City-County Council

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

While the Indianapolis Star makes no mention of his sexual orientation (and it's not pertinent to the editorial, for that matter), editors endorsed gay Democrat candidate Zach Adamson for one of the four at-large City-County Councilor seats.Read More


Pastors' Group Attacks Houston's Lesbian Mayor

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2011 | 6:15 PM | comments

The Houston Area Pastor Council has put out an online video attacking their mayor, out lesbian Annise Parker.Read More


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OWS: Ashley Love Strikes Again

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

As police and area residents try to find a way to shut down Occupy Wall Street, infamous trans "activist" Ashley Love is giving them all the reasons they need and continuing her notorious attacks on anyone who disagrees with her.Read More


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Occupy Santa Fe: Maybe This Is What It Means to Really Live Here

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 25, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Even in this short time, I can see the leaders who do not identify as leaders emerging, I can see the way they talk to one another and I know that intoxication from my own experience with activism.Read More


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Pat Robertson: Republican Base Is Too Extreme

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

You know things have gone to hell in a handbasket when noted bigot and homophobe Pat Robertson says that the Republican base has become too extreme. Read More


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Tea Party 'Stop Hiring!' Story Takes Off

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 25, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The "Tea Party To Businesses: 'Stop Hiring!'" story has really taken off. Even Stephen Colbert has covered it. I didn't get to be on "The Colbert Show" myself, but I was on "The David Pakman Show" this afternoon.Read More


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Alabama Looks Toward LGBT-Inclusive Bullying Laws

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Just as two federal bullying bills are omitted from discussions of educational reform, an Alabama state legislator has pre-filed legislation that would expand the state's current anti-bullying policies to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Read More


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Perlman & Karas Top LGBT Money Bundlers for Obama

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Among President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign top bundlers are Los Angeles gay fundraisers Dana Perlman, who sits on the board of the Human Rights Campaign, and Barry Karas, a former HRC board member.Read More


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Occupy Albany: Cuomo = "Guv 1 Percent?"

Filed by Drew Cordes | October 24, 2011 | 5:15 PM | comments

After what New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo did for the LGBT population earlier this year, it's sad to read reports about his response to the Occupy protests in Albany.Read More


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HONOR PAC Fundraiser Draws Political Candidates

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 24, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Saturday night HONOR PAC expanded its sphere of influence into the San Fernando Valley and scores of political candidates showed up to acknowledge the group's significance.Read More


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The GOP's Joke of a Jobs Plan

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 22, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Telling people to "Get a job!" on one hand, while telling businesses to "Stop creating jobs!" on the other, and then blaming the unemployed for their jobless state sounds more than a little contradictory.Read More


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Get a Job!? Get a Clue

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

"Get a job!" It's the right-wing's favorite retort to protesters on the left. It goes back at least as far as the 1960?s and 1970?s, and implies that only "dirty hippies" who are too lazy to work have time to protest.Read More


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It's Not Occupy Madison Avenue After All

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Occupy Wall Street folks have put out a commercial. So does this undermine the authenticity of OWS?Read More


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Herman Cain Repeats 'Gay Is Choice' Meme

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2011 | 1:39 PM | comments

Unsurprisingly, the guy running for President and attempting to show the country his strong leadership skills didn't flip-flop positions after LGBT people protested that the man is batshit crazy.Read More


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Barney Frank to Occupy USA: VOTE!

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Openly gay Rep. Barney Frank appeared on Rachel Maddow's show Monday night and groused about the Occupy Wall Street movement that has spread throughout the US and caught on in numerous cities across the globe.Read More


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UPDATED: Libyan Dictator Gaddafi Killed

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rebel troops have released a photo of the supposedly slain Libyan dictator taken on a cell phone. Other sources say that the photo is of Gaddafi after being captured alive and before being taken away by rebel troops. Read More


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What Makes a Marriage a Sham?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A military-civilian lesbian couple each married a male marine to get a bonus so that they could live together off-base. The marriages are "shams" because the women didn't love their husbands? Then there are millions of marriages that should immediately be dissolved.Read More


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GOP Debate Turns Into Gladiator Duel

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Holy crap! Did you watch last night's CNN Republican presidential debate? Mitt Romney and Rick Perry practically challenged each other to a duel at 20 paces.Read More


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Queering Rick Perry's Curriculum

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 18, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Perpetuating the ancestral line is not something we discuss much in our donor-inseminated domestic domain. As far as I am concerned, my family's dominant genetic traits are early baldness, alcoholism, and a propensity for moles.Read More


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Occupy Wall Street Likes Capitalism - Sort Of

Filed by Don Davis | October 17, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's free speech, it's people seeking a redress of grievances in a peaceful assembly, there's voting... hell, the only way this could be more representative of Truth, Justice, and The American Way is if everyone down there was wearing a Superman suit.Read More


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A View from Occupy Santa Fe

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 17, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was skeptical about this encampment, which apparently has received the blessing of both the Mayor of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Police Department. But, when I arrived, it was pretty fascinating to see the infrastructure that had emerged.Read More


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Occupy Wall Street: Demanding Justice

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 16, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

When I put it in the context of popular and growing movements like Occupy Wall Street, I was not surprised to see Brooks holding forth on the shortcomings of empathy. The success of these progressive movements constitute a powerful challenge to conservatives.Read More


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When Political Gay-Baiting Backfires

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sometimes trying to use a candidate's sexual orientation against them doesn't work out as well an opponent hopes. This is one of those times.Read More


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Photos: Occupy DC

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jillian Weiss is staying at Rancho Bilerico this weekend as we work on where we want to take Bilerico Project, but Jerame, Jill and I found time yesterday to wander down to the Occupy DC protest and check things out for a bit.Read More


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From DUI To PUI

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 15, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Typical, isn't it? The guy who spearheaded the fight to legalize guns in bars - at least in Tennessee - has been arrested for driving under the influence. That makes two things in his car that were loaded, because he was also packing heat.Read More


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No Homo/No Terrorist: Challenges to Organizing in the US South

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Liz Kinnamon wonders if the rest of the Occupy Wall Street cities are facing the same setbacks as they are in the South. Read More


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The White Republican Mind of Herman Cain

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

There are several reasons for Cain's rise. But I'll focus on just two: (1) Herman Cain understands how white conservatives think, and (2) knows just what they want to hear from someone like him.Read More


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Same-Sex Couples Fight for Marriage Licenses in NC

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the past few weeks, the new "We Do" campaign has been seeking to make its mark on North Carolina by having gay and lesbian couples request marriage licenses and have their requests publicly denied. Read More


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HUD Explores the Reality of Trans Housing Discrimination

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a release yesterday that detailed the government's plans to eliminate anti-LGBT housing discrimination and enact policies that assure proper investigation of these complaints.Read More


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Hate Speech on Trial in Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Supreme Court of Canada heard the case of Bill Whatcott this week, including testimony from what is believed to be the largest number of legal intervenors in any court case in Canadian history.Read More


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Welcome, '53 Percenters' To The 99%

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

It was inevitable that the success of Occupy Wall Street and "We Are the 99%" would spawn reactions and imitators on the right. But the newly launched "We Are the 53%" is the kind of contradiction that has become typical of conservatism.Read More


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Out Gay Soldier Announces Run for CO Statehouse

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Army veteran Brian Carroll announced today that he will seek a seat in the Colorado state House of Representatives. He is the first out gay servicemember to run for office since the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.Read More


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Palestinian Gays Are Palestinian Too

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Israel sure as heck isn't doing anything about homophobia in the Palestinian territories right now. Wouldn't getting them out of the way at least take away one impediment to work on ending homophobia?Read More


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WTF Political Ad of the Day: The Bridge Is Out!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This political GOTV video is sure to go viral for its jaw-droppingly funny cajoling of Democrats to vote early in Jeffersonville, Indiana.Read More


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Moving Beyond Elizabeth Warren

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

There are basically two ways to earn money: through your time or through your money. Some people work, others invest.Read More


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Suze Orman Says 'Occupied Wall Street: Approved!'

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | October 12, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

There's something deliciously ironic about American personal finance guru Suze Orman endorsing Occupy Wall Street, a protest against our country's gross wealth inequality. And yet her support makes total sense.Read More


How Money Affects Gay Male Couples

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Within the black community, financial matters are rarely discussed. I know of couples who hide money from each other, lie about what they owe and to whom, and would rather be waterboarded than tell you how much the interest rate is on their credit card.Read More


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Yawn: Ann Coulter Backs Rick Santorum

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

GOProud board member Ann Coulter was asked about Rick Santorum's disastrous interview with Fox anchor Chris Wallace and had some predictable answers.Read More


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Explaining Ten Years of War to a Child

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

This week, my eight-year-old son asked me a couple of questions about the war in Afghanistan. They were simple questions. Yet, both times I struggled to answer.Read More


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Brown Signs Slew of Pro-Equality, Two Needle Exchange Bills

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

While Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of the California Dream Act is getting most of the political attention - there are a slew of bills the governor signed that impact the lives of LGBT people and people with HIV/AIDS.Read More


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Not Enough: Bid to Repeal LGBT History Bill Falls Short

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Supporters of an effort to overturn California's FAIR Education Act (SB 48), will not meet the required amount of signatures to place a repeal measure on the ballot.Read More


More on the Australian High Court Ruling on Trans Identity

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 10, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

The highest court in Australia explains why female-to-male transsexuals need not undergo genital surgery in order to receive legal recognition of gender reassignment.Read More


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Alan Grayson New Occupy Wall Street Spokesperson?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Former Florida Representative and progressive darling Alan Grayson accurately explains what the protestors are seeking on Bill Maher's political talkfest and fellow guest PJ O'Rourke tries to zing him with a one-liner about becoming the gathering's spokesperson.Read More


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NC Gov Bev Perdue Is a Backdoor Friend

Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue late on Friday afternoon to express her "opposition" to the state's proposed marriage amendment and takes the opportunity to give LGBT families a backhanded slap while she does it.Read More


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A Conservative Ruling: Australia High Court On Trans Identity

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 08, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Australian High Court rules on what makes the man (or woman).Read More


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Media Relies on Tony Perkins for 'Conservative' Viewpoint

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The mainstream media is continuing to treat ultra conservatives as representatives for conservative perspectives, an important element of right-washing in TV news. Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council has been popping up all over the news. Read More


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'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Endure Rain in LA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thursday marked the 20th day of the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement. While 28 people were arrested in a scuffle with police in New York City on Wednesday, there was no visible police presence at the encampment on the grounds of LA City Hall.Read More


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Barney Frank on Republicans, Reagan & Obama's Jobs Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 06, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Openly gay Rep. Barney Frank, the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee who helped pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act last year, spoke with MSNBC's Al Sharpton Tuesday about the ideology of the Republican Right, Ronald Reagan on taxing millionaires and President Obama's campaign to pass the American Jobs Act.Read More


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What's Next for the Progressive Movement?

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

As the last full day of the Take Back the American Dream conference ended, the “Building the Progressive Movement: What Should We Do Next?” action strategy session posed the question that was probably on the minds of many attendees: What should we do next?Read More


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Lesbian Couple on NY Town Clerk Who Won't Issue Marriage Licenses

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Katie Carmichael and Deirdre Dibiaggio talked with MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts - who's openly gay - about Ledyard, New York town clerk Rose Belforti who is refusing to give any same-sex couple a marriage license.Read More


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Unequal Equality

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 05, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

As common as it now is to hear the term "equality" thrown around with such abandon in our national conversation about American LGBT civil rights, is it really accurate or even fair to describe many of our community's most recent political gains with this term?Read More


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Guide to 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

LGBTs have a stake in this growing protest movement since our unemployment numbers and job searches are often made more complicated by having no job protections such as would be provided with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.Read More


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Gingrich & Soldier Display Lack of Military Knowledge

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

I'm not sure who's the bigger ass in this video, Newt Gingrich or the hard right soldier asking him Don't Ask Don't Tell and complaining he had to spend three hours getting training because he was ordered to do so by his superiors.Read More


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How Real Is Our Sense of History?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 04, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

We all believe that we know - yet "history" always gets rewritten somehow - whether it's by the winners of world wars, or the winners of corporate and organizational conflicts. And are we, in the LGBT community, sometimes guilty of trying to rewrite our own history?Read More


FRC's Tony Perkins' Analysis of Obama at HRC Dinner

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 04, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

FRC President Tony Perkins expressed a different perception of what happened when the audience booed a gay soldier. But it's his analysis of Obama's "complete willingness to circumvent the U.S. Constitution to obtain his goal" that'll set your hair on fire.Read More


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Do Liberals Criticize Obama Because He's Black?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Melissa Harris-Perry has a column in today's issue of The Nation arguing that white liberals who are disappointed with Obama are racist because they supported Clinton more at this point in his presidency. Read More


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Is The Tea Party Over? Maybe

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 03, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Recent surveys show that the tea party movement itself is deeply unpopular. How unpopular? Unpopular enough that the even much maligned groups like atheists and Muslims are more popular than the tea party.Read More


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Video: SF Mayor Candidate Makes History

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Bevan Dufty is making history. The openly gay mayoral candidate has put out a local television commercial that features his daughter, Sidney. No other LGBT candidate for major office has shown his children in a campaign ad.Read More


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Occupy Wall Street: Generate Power

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been watching this protest for a while. Their message is not a clear, one line, snappy PR piece. It is a combination of voices, all chiming in, all asking for social and economic justice. This is not a twitter length issue.Read More


Cain: Defending Gay Soldier Would Have Been 'Appropriate'

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The latest GOP presidential candidate to offer up a half-hearted mea culpa for not rebuking a debate audience that booed a gay soldier is Herman Cain. You won't be impressed.Read More


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Thank You Admiral Mullen for Your Service to LGBs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 03, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

It is customary and proper to thank people in military uniform for their service to our country. At his retirement ceremony Friday, Sept, 30, President Obama did that for outgoing Admiral Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.Read More


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Doe v Reed: The Next Chapter

Filed by Joe Mirabella | October 03, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Today, the next chapter in a legal case that many thought was long since over will be argued in Federal District Court in Tacoma, Washington.Read More


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COW: Adam Polaski on Election Reform

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2011 | 5:45 PM | comments

Associate Editor Adam Polaski jumped in mid-thread and asks the important question. How do we fix the problem?Read More


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Watch: Obama at HRC Gala & Some Political Impressions

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 02, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I watched Obama's speech via live streaming from the HRC website. Unlike the black tie and gowned gala crowd eagerly awaiting the President, I was home having just read a piece on Bill Clinton's 20th anniversary of his announcement to run for President.Read More


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Paging Dr. Caligari

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 02, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

A Cold War spy novel, an old horror movie and dancing the gopak keep me up at night. Read More


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Fairness WV Brings GLBT Activism To Small Town Appalachia

Filed by Ed Kennedy | October 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

West Virginia's only gay rights group brings activism out of the cities and into rural West Virginia.Read More


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Ed Shultz Takes On Rick Santorum

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Watch as liberal television host takes on presidential candidate Rick Santorum on basic financial issues.Read More