The Movement: September 2006

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave Admits Ignoring District to Attack Gays

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 29, 2006 | 10:08 PM | comments

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO), author of the Federal Marriage Amendment, has no shame about being a single-minded hate machine at the expense of her district. In a press release this week, her opponent, State Rep. Angie Paccione, does not mince...Read More


First Republicans Announce Unifying Principles

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 26, 2006 | 6:15 AM | comments

First Republicans is an organization of Republican moderates that has found its voice. The Board of First Republicans released to the press early this morning a statement of the organization's principles, which principles I think the glbt community will find...Read More


Better Than The L Word: Emily Figures Out Patty Could Dump Michelle

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 25, 2006 | 6:12 PM | comments

From Emily's List: Meanwhile, nationally respected child safety advocate Patty Wetterling is working hard to take over Minnesota's sixth congressional district seat that GOP Rep. Mark Kennedy is vacating to run for the Senate. Read More


Better Than The L Word: Emily Figures Out Patty Could Dump Michelle

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 25, 2006 | 6:12 PM | comments

From Emily's List: Meanwhile, nationally respected child safety advocate Patty Wetterling is working hard to take over Minnesota's sixth congressional district seat that GOP Rep. Mark Kennedy is vacating to run for the Senate. Read More


Time for Change in GLBT Business

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 25, 2006 | 9:11 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a leadership change, which change will likely result in an organization of much greater benefit to the members of the Chamber, to the glbt business community, and to Indianapolis at large. President...Read More


Intersection and Divergence in Transgender and Intersex Issues

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2006 | 6:39 PM | comments

Melissa makes a good point in her post on Intersex Issues when she acknowledged concerns about how to classify her post. I spoke with Cheryl Chase, the subject of the article Melissa links to, and her partner about this very topic last November over lunch at a chinese restaurant in Oakland, CA. Read More


Intersex Issues

Filed by Melissa Williams | September 24, 2006 | 11:36 AM | comments

I didn't know how to categorize this article. I think we need a new category for Intersex/Gender Identity issues. PLEASE follow the link and read this very important article about the issues surrounding intersex children. I am fired up right...Read More


The Chess Board

Filed by Chris Douglas | September 23, 2006 | 1:09 PM | comments

The GLBT Community and its observers in my opinion sometimes sense more internal stresses than truly exist, confusing a variety of organizations pursuing separate missions as overlapping, in conflict with each other, or in duplication of effort. The picture I...Read More


Rape as a Hate Crime

Filed by Carrie Wooten | September 21, 2006 | 5:27 PM | comments

Those who perpetrate hate crimes are generally motivated by the idea that the group they are targeting is capable of being kept in a state of subordination through the use of fear. Why then are aggravated rape and sexual assault...Read More


Dear Scott,

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | September 21, 2006 | 4:31 AM | comments

You are not having more public sex than they are. You're just being punished for it many times more than they are. And the press colludes. And it will end when you make it end.Read More


Something has to change...

Filed by Carrie Wooten | September 18, 2006 | 7:06 PM | comments

There have been three really upsetting stories all over the news in the past few weeks having to do with men kidnapping women and little girls in order to rape them. The first was the story about a ten year...Read More


Buju goes "Bye Bye"

Filed by Bil Browning | September 14, 2006 | 11:06 AM | comments

The Bluebird nightclub in Bloomington announced yesterday that the Buju Banton concert that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled. We made a difference! Thanks to everyone who called or e-mailed the Bluebird management to let them know how offensive...Read More


Bosma starts to backpedal (with audio goodness!)

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2006 | 2:11 AM | comments

Seth Kreigh, my daughter and I attended a townhall meeting in Lawrence on Tuesday evening. Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma and my state senator, Jim Merritt, hosted it. (Russell Brown, whom I've endorsed here on bilerico is running...Read More


Going One-on-One Against Banton

Filed by Annette Gross | September 12, 2006 | 10:51 PM | comments

From: "Annette" Reply-To: "Annette" To: David Kubiak Subject: Buju Banton Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:05:49 -0400 I'm writing to express my outrage at the upcoming concert you're having with Buju Banton. This man is a homophobe and he has...Read More


Help stop local bigotry

Filed by Bil Browning | September 12, 2006 | 11:49 AM | comments

On this Thursday, September 14th, notorious homophobe and Jamaican dancehall star Buju Banton will be performing in Bloomington at the Bluebird nightclub. Banton is well-known for his song "Boom Bye Bye" which calls for violence against the LGBT community. In...Read More


NARTH quote continued...

Filed by Melissa Williams | September 05, 2006 | 8:45 AM | comments

I am in a Theoretical Foundations class and the NARTH quote discussion reminds me of a lecture we had on Friday. There are a lot of factors playing into this situation. First, people's ideas of homosexuality are shaped by moral...Read More