The Movement: May 2007

I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


Yeah, go ahead, blame the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 31, 2007 | 7:15 PM | comments

Bil posted Gossip vocalist Beth Ditto's statement on body image this morning, and it got me thinking abuot the prevalence of eating disorders among gay and bi men. According ot a study published in International Journal of Eating Disorders,...Read More


Guest post by HRC Regional Field Director Colin O'Dea

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 31, 2007 | 6:36 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post from Colin O'Dea, a Regional Field Director for the Human Rights Campaign. Colin was on hand for today's signing of the New Hampshire civil unions bill by Governor John Lynch. His compelling...Read More


Abandon all birth control, ye who enter Montana

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 6:00 PM | comments

Seriously. There's a pharmacy in Great Falls, Montana, which now has an official policy to not dispense birth control at all, to anyone, ever. I can't tell you how ridiculous this is. The owners of the pharmacy say that birth...Read More


Poland pardons Tinky Winky

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 1:41 PM | comments

Poor Tinky Winky can still carry his purse on Polish TV. Remember how government endorsed cultural watchdog Ewa Sowinska decried the children's television show earlier this week? Yeah, the Polish government was not amused. In fact, Ms. Sowinska's assistant got...Read More


Bush backs another homophobic nominee

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

That darn Bush. He just can't stop himself. That seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is just crying for a racist homophobe to sit on the bench. First he nominates Charles Pickering (who even Republicans couldn't stomach!) and...Read More


How would you describe it?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 10:17 AM | comments

Do you remember the anti-marijuana PSA from MTV that I blogged about a while back? The one that showed three guys in a car smoking pot and suddenly the two guys from the front seat start kissing. Horrified, they pull...Read More


Gallup poll shows high level of support for LGBT rights

Filed by Bil Browning | May 30, 2007 | 3:34 PM | comments

The Gallup Poll released their annual Values and Beliefs survey yesterday. The poll has some results that might shock you... In spite of George W's attempts to paint the entire LGBT community as satanic baby stealers, the level of public...Read More


The stars go round and round

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2007 | 5:12 PM | comments

So much happened in the world of gay celebrities over the long weekend! I was going to do separate posts on all of these, but they do seem to morph right into each other... First, Paul Lynde Charles Nelson Reilly...Read More


Guest post by Family Pride Ex Dir Jennifer Chrisler

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 29, 2007 | 10:04 AM | comments

[ED NOTE] The following is a guest post by Jennifer Chrisler. Ms. Chrisler is the Executive Director of Family Pride, the nation's only organization dedicated to achieving equality for gay families and their children. She and her spouse are raising...Read More


The times, they are a-changin'?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 25, 2007 | 4:55 PM | comments

So, on Monday I posted about a recent public opinion poll on abortion, and I wanted to "compare and contrast" (if I'm allowed to return to the 7th grade for a bit) with another article I read about the shift...Read More


The times, they are a-changin'?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 25, 2007 | 4:55 PM | comments

So, on Monday I posted about a recent public opinion poll on abortion, and I wanted to "compare and contrast" (if I'm allowed to return to the 7th grade for a bit) with another article I read about the shift...Read More


T.R. Knight on the cover of The Advocate

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 24, 2007 | 3:53 PM | comments

Have you seen this new cover for The Advocate's Pride issue? T.R. Knight's on the cover and he's labeled as a "hero". Can anyone tell me what he's done to be a hero? I know he was called a...Read More


Leslee Unruh, Moon Goddess?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 23, 2007 | 7:19 PM | comments

Today, the FDA approved a new method of hormonal birth control called Lybrel. It's special because it's the only birth control method to date designed to postpone your period as long as you take it--and you can take it 365...Read More


Samuel David Cheney and proud Grandparents

Filed by Bil Browning | May 23, 2007 | 4:44 PM | comments

He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe. A child is something to celebrate as you can see from the proud look in his grandparents' eye. While there will be plenty of time for pointing out political...Read More


SJR-7 wins award for Indiana teens

Filed by Bil Browning | May 23, 2007 | 11:22 AM | comments

Two middle school students from Bloomington, Indiana have won 3rd place in CSPAN's StudentCam contest for a video about SJR-7, the proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions. The amendments was defeated in the legislature this April....Read More


The King family's mixed legacy

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | May 22, 2007 | 4:06 PM | comments

The LGBTQ community as well as the African-American community lost another one of this nation's fierce allies for queer civil rights in the King family - Yolanda King. Fondly known as Yoki, she was the oldest daughter of the Rev....Read More


Gay Flamingos

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 22, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

Cute... too cute. A pair of male flamingos have just adopted an abandoned nest in a wildlife reserve in England. From Yahoo! News:Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to...Read More


Chuck Knipp speaks to Rolling Stone

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 22, 2007 | 2:12 PM | comments

The gay blackface performer who does the Shirley Q Liquor act was interviewed in Rolling Stone for their June issue. You might remember him as the guy who puts on the blackface and drag and enacts degrading stereotypes of black...Read More


What would you call it?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 21, 2007 | 6:19 PM | comments

This morning, Bil sent me a link to a new Gallup Poll on abortion-debate terminology. Their earth-shattering conclusion? 'Public Divided on "Pro-Choice" vs. "Pro-Life" Abortion Labels.' Tell me something I don't know. Personally, even I'm divided on those labels. Sure,...Read More


PETA kicks off new campaign with gay kisses

Filed by Bil Browning | May 21, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Some of you may know that I am the world's worst vegetarian. I have all of the guilty conscience and none of the follow through... I've noticed though that vegetarians tend to be rather gay-friendly. In fact, I don't think...Read More


Connecting the dots

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 21, 2007 | 1:29 PM | comments

Homelessness among queers, which results in starvation, exposure, disease, and puts people in a position where getting out of poverty is nearly impossible, has reached epidemic. proportions. Queer homelessness is a public policy problem because of discrimination at publicly-funded homeless...Read More


Lesbian denied access to homeless shelter

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 21, 2007 | 12:06 PM | comments

Michelle Wang, a Chicago lesbian originally from Indianapolis, says that she was turned away from a homeless shelter because of her sexuality. From the Chicago Tribune:Finally, Wang blurted out that she was a lesbian. The staffer immediately put her on...Read More


Wow. Okay then. Tell us how you really feel.

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

Just in case you missed the Roanoke Times' editorial about Jerry Falwell's death, I'd like to point you in the right direction. I have an ex-boyfriend that grew up in Lynchburg and Roanoke. He told stories about meeting Jerry Falwell...Read More


Colbert: The intolerant

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 1:57 PM | comments

This has to be one of the funniest Stephen Colbert clips ever. This time Colbert takes on hate crimes legislation and President Bush's impending veto. In fact, it's so good that not only was I going to post it today,...Read More


Gallup Poll: Most Americans support hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 12:35 PM | comments

Today Gallup released a national poll that points out what we've been saying all along: the majority of Americans support the hate crimes legislation. The May 10-13 poll found that: 78% percent of Americans support federal hate crimes laws68% favor...Read More


Gallup Poll: Most Americans support hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 12:35 PM | comments

Today Gallup released a national poll that points out what we've been saying all along: the majority of Americans support the hate crimes legislation. The May 10-13 poll found that: 78% percent of Americans support federal hate crimes laws68% favor...Read More


I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and...Read More


Ohio Guv protects state workers

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 10:38 AM | comments

Just as predicted yesterday, Ohio's Democratic Governor Ted Strickland signed an executive order this morning protecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. No one could be fired from or denied a state job on the basis...Read More


Ohio Guv protects state workers

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 10:38 AM | comments

Just as predicted yesterday, Ohio's Democratic Governor Ted Strickland signed an executive order this morning protecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. No one could be fired from or denied a state job on the basis...Read More


Ohio to move closer to equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2007 | 8:03 PM | comments

Fresh in off the tip line... Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will issue an executive order tomorrow protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. Ohio, like Indiana, does not have any laws protecting the LGBT community from...Read More


Ohio to move closer to equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2007 | 8:03 PM | comments

Fresh in off the tip line... Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will issue an executive order tomorrow protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees from discrimination. Ohio, like Indiana, does not have any laws protecting the LGBT community from...Read More


Former President Carter calls for end to DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out today about America's discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that forces gays and lesbians in the closet in order to serve in the military. The former President won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002...Read More


Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 15, 2007 | 1:56 PM | comments

For Immediate Release Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise The Lesbian Death Angels, concerned that Rev. Falwell's followers will misattribute the cause of their leader's demise to their antigod or to some weenie group like Soulforce, have announced that, in...Read More


Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | May 15, 2007 | 1:56 PM | comments

For Immediate Release Lesbians Claim Credit For Falwell Demise The Lesbian Death Angels, concerned that Rev. Falwell's followers will misattribute the cause of their leader's demise to their antigod or to some weenie group like Soulforce, have announced that, in...Read More


Does this mean the Teletubbies are straight again?

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

OK, maybe not. That Tinky Winky always was rather fey. Sadly, we may never know the other children's television characters who are surreptitiously making American's children into Nancy boys and Tom girls. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who in his...Read More


Where's a border patrol agent when you need one?

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 15, 2007 | 11:47 AM | comments

From the "don't let this guy back in" files: the Kansas Witchita Eagle reported yesterday that the former deputy attorney general of Kansas, Bryan Brown, is moving back to Fort Wayne to open a law firm specifically to "be a...Read More


The next time you think you just don't measure up...

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2007 | 11:55 AM | comments

The next time you just don't think you're as pretty or as thin as those models in magazines, remember this video. And we wonder why there are women (and men) with body image issues?...Read More


Nevermind queer!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2007 | 9:45 PM | comments

Remember the sailor I blogged about on Monday? The Navy dismissed Jason Knight for being gay and then called him back to active duty. Knight returned to duty, was sent to Kuwait and has been serving openly and proudly since...Read More


NYC hosts forum on circumcision

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2007 | 10:56 AM | comments

The NYC health commissioner hosted a forum at an LGBT center to talk about a possible plan to try to get demographics at risk for HIV to get themselves circumcised as a means of preventing AIDS. Last month, the NY...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Howie Klein

Filed by Ed Team | May 11, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

"Interestingly, several closeted Republicans refused to oppose the bill-- Phil English (PA) and Jim McCrery (LA) actually voting with the Democrats and Denny Hastert abstaining. Dreier, the best known of the Republican closet queens in the House, voted against the...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Howie Klein

Filed by Ed Team | May 11, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

"Interestingly, several closeted Republicans refused to oppose the bill-- Phil English (PA) and Jim McCrery (LA) actually voting with the Democrats and Denny Hastert abstaining. Dreier, the best known of the Republican closet queens in the House, voted against the...Read More


Guest post by HRC President Joe Solmonese

Filed by Joe Solmonese | May 10, 2007 | 7:26 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post by Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. HRC has been working for years on the federal hate crimes bill. Mr. Solmonese asked for the chance to respond to Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth's...Read More


Guest post by HRC President Joe Solmonese

Filed by Joe Solmonese | May 10, 2007 | 7:26 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post by Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. HRC has been working for years on the federal hate crimes bill. Mr. Solmonese asked for the chance to respond to Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth's...Read More


Guest post by HRC President Joe Solmonese

Filed by Joe Solmonese | May 10, 2007 | 7:26 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post by Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. HRC has been working for years on the federal hate crimes bill. Mr. Solmonese asked for the chance to respond to Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth's...Read More


Guest post by HRC President Joe Solmonese

Filed by Joe Solmonese | May 10, 2007 | 7:26 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE] The following is a guest post by Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. HRC has been working for years on the federal hate crimes bill. Mr. Solmonese asked for the chance to respond to Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth's...Read More


Giuliani spins, but Romney sprints

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 10, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

To follow up on yesterday's post about Giuliani's past contributions to Planned Parenthood, it's now confirmed by the Romney campaign that Mitt's wife--not Mitt himself, mind you, but his wife Ann--made a $150 contribution to Planned Parenthood in 1994. Romney's...Read More


Giuliani spins, but Romney sprints

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 10, 2007 | 9:50 AM | comments

To follow up on yesterday's post about Giuliani's past contributions to Planned Parenthood, it's now confirmed by the Romney campaign that Mitt's wife--not Mitt himself, mind you, but his wife Ann--made a $150 contribution to Planned Parenthood in 1994. Romney's...Read More


Guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Representative Ellsworth recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Brad Ellsworth. Representative Ellsworth recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Hate crimes in the Senate

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2007 | 3:09 PM | comments

While Representative Joe Donnelly is guest blogging here on bilerico.com today and Rep Brad Ellsworth will blog tomorrow, the vote is already over in the House of Representatives. They voted against our community and are explaining their actions. You do...Read More


Hate crimes in the Senate

Filed by Bil Browning | May 09, 2007 | 3:09 PM | comments

While Representative Joe Donnelly is guest blogging here on bilerico.com today and Rep Brad Ellsworth will blog tomorrow, the vote is already over in the House of Representatives. They voted against our community and are explaining their actions. You do...Read More


Don't Let The Door Hit Ya In The @!#*!!

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 09, 2007 | 2:49 PM | comments

Like a herpes sore, certain arguments pop up continually in the transcommunity and never seem to go away. Recently Gwen Smith wrote the editorial "What's In a Name?" that discussed the term "women born transsexual (WBT)" or "Harry Benjamin Syndrome."...Read More


Giuliani spins away from his moderate NY roots

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 09, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

Thanks to Alex for alerting me to this Politico story about GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Apparently, according to a bunch of old tax returns dug up by rival campaigns, he and then-wife Donna Hanover gave a total of $900...Read More


Giuliani spins away from his moderate NY roots

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 09, 2007 | 2:20 PM | comments

Thanks to Alex for alerting me to this Politico story about GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Apparently, according to a bunch of old tax returns dug up by rival campaigns, he and then-wife Donna Hanover gave a total of $900...Read More


Guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 09, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly. Representative Donnelly recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 09, 2007 | 8:30 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Congressman Joe Donnelly. Representative Donnelly recently voted against the federal hate crimes bill that passed the House of Representatives. Only fourteen democratic legislators voted against the bill; two were from Indiana....Read More


Gay immigration bill introduced in House and Senate

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2007 | 5:07 PM | comments

From the HRC:Today, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese and Rachel Tiven, executive director of Immigration Equality, hailed the reintroduction of the Uniting American Families Act. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will...Read More


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Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth to respond about hate crimes

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2007 | 2:06 PM | comments

When bilerico.com readers ask, they receive! You charged me with asking Representatives Joe Donnelly and Brad Ellsworth about their recent vote against the federal hate crimes bill. While I talked to them about it that night, both of them wanted...Read More


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Congressmen Donnelly and Ellsworth to respond about hate crimes

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2007 | 2:06 PM | comments

When bilerico.com readers ask, they receive! You charged me with asking Representatives Joe Donnelly and Brad Ellsworth about their recent vote against the federal hate crimes bill. While I talked to them about it that night, both of them wanted...Read More


Go vote!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2007 | 10:54 AM | comments

It's Primary Day in Indiana and while you might think that this year is a snoozer, your vote is still just as important as always. This year's races are city-level, and Indy, for example, has been pretty darn good to...Read More


Go vote!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2007 | 10:54 AM | comments

It's Primary Day in Indiana and while you might think that this year is a snoozer, your vote is still just as important as always. This year's races are city-level, and Indy, for example, has been pretty darn good to...Read More


The US Constitution protects your rights! (Restrictions may apply if you're black, queer, female, Arab, or Native)

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2007 | 10:33 AM | comments

OK, I'm just finally getting around the mind-warp that is the Bush Administration's veto threat (pdf) on the Matthew Shepard Act. Apparently, they've decided to become Constitutional scholars. This administration has expressed nothing but disdain for the Constitution throughout its...Read More


Immigration bill to be introduced today

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2007 | 9:31 AM | comments

The Uniting American Families Act, formerly the Permanent Partner Immigration Act, will be reintroduced in the House later today. The bill would allow binational same-sex couples to live together in the US. This is a pretty important issue to me,...Read More


Seriously?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2007 | 11:46 PM | comments

I just left this tidbit as a comment on Alex's post too, but it's worth repeating... What do the Human Rights Campaign and the National Rifle Association have in common? According to a survey taken this year by the Log...Read More


Navy re-admits gay sailor

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2007 | 10:28 PM | comments

Did I miss the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell? While the Congresscritters are busy arguing amongst themselves about whether or not we're fit to serve, it appears that the Navy has taken matters into their own hands. On his...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Pat Bauer

Filed by Ed Team | May 07, 2007 | 6:13 AM | comments

"The outstanding participation of major corporations in explaining the economic impact was a revelation that needed to be part of the equation. The harm to domestic violence laws and their enforcement showed why you needed deliberations and hearings before putting...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Barney Frank

Filed by Ed Team | May 06, 2007 | 6:14 AM | comments

"It makes it apparent to a lot of people that as long as you have George Bush as president, nothing that tries to promote fairness for gay and lesbian people has any chance." -- Representative Barney Frank speaking about the...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Barney Frank

Filed by Ed Team | May 06, 2007 | 6:14 AM | comments

"It makes it apparent to a lot of people that as long as you have George Bush as president, nothing that tries to promote fairness for gay and lesbian people has any chance." -- Representative Barney Frank speaking about the...Read More


I saw the light and the light saved me

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2007 | 2:02 PM | comments

Pardon the pun, but what the hell?!? The Washington Post is reporting former gay escort turned conservative "reporter" Jeff Gannon has a new job. You'll laugh. You'll weep. You'll never believe it. He's the new spokesman for the International Bible...Read More


Colorado legislature endorses non-discrimination

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 3:55 PM | comments

Yesterday the Colorado Senate passed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter. Colorado will become the 20th state to protect workers from sexual...Read More


Colorado legislature endorses non-discrimination

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 3:55 PM | comments

Yesterday the Colorado Senate passed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Governor Bill Ritter. Colorado will become the 20th state to protect workers from sexual...Read More


Bush to veto hate crimes bill?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

Just sent in from a reader... A tip for you, don't know if you heard this. I was flipping radio stations in my commute home from work last night when I landed on Christian radio. (The show was called Prime...Read More


Bush to veto hate crimes bill?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2007 | 11:54 AM | comments

Just sent in from a reader... A tip for you, don't know if you heard this. I was flipping radio stations in my commute home from work last night when I landed on Christian radio. (The show was called Prime...Read More


Hate crimes bill passes

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 2:29 PM | comments

The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act has passed the full House, as Marti announced earlier. It passed 237-180; I'll get the roll call up later when I find it. Interesting sidenote: I just got an email from the...Read More


Hate Crimes Bill Passes The House

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 03, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

Now we wait for the Senate vote. I wonder how our Indiana Reps voted? *update* Visclosky - Yes Donnelly - No Souder - No Buyer - No Burton - No Pence - No Carson - Yes Ellsworth - No Hill...Read More


Hate Crimes Bill Passes The House

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 03, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

Now we wait for the Senate vote. I wonder how our Indiana Reps voted? *update* Visclosky - Yes Donnelly - No Souder - No Buyer - No Burton - No Pence - No Carson - Yes Ellsworth - No Hill...Read More


Full House vote on hate crimes bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 12:14 PM | comments

The vote's scheduled for 1PM. The debate's on CSPAN right now, but I don't have access. I'll have the results and who was soft on crime as we find out....Read More


Religious Right Fights For The Right To Hate

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 03, 2007 | 9:25 AM | comments

The title of this post sounds pretty inflammatory, doesn't it? But it's closer to the truth than the fiery rhetoric, half truths, and outright lies that the Christian religious extremists are using to obscure the truth about H.R. 1592 (The...Read More


Is this the best they've got?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2007 | 7:11 PM | comments

Since the vote on the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act is scheduled for the full House tomorrow, I took a moment to review the arguments that the opposition is making against the bill. Honestly, they aren't that good...Read More


Fundies forget the 9th commandment! Call now!!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 6:54 PM | comments

The religious right has launched a massive blitz to derail the federal hate crimes bill and you need to help stop it in it's track. From an HRC press release this afternoon: As the U.S. House of Representatives is set...Read More


Fundies forget the 9th commandment! Call now!!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 6:54 PM | comments

The religious right has launched a massive blitz to derail the federal hate crimes bill and you need to help stop it in it's track. From an HRC press release this afternoon: As the U.S. House of Representatives is set...Read More


Barebacking?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2007 | 4:22 PM | comments

I don't really know how to start this conversation, but I really think that it's one that gay and bi men need to start having again. So I'll just tell you all about a few of my experiences from the...Read More


What's left for Ron?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 3:28 PM | comments

First, it was Harry Potter getting naked on stage for a play in London. Now the franchise is sexing up Hermione too! Now call me old-fashioned, but the series seems to be selling plenty of tickets without giving Hermione bigger...Read More


BP's John Browne steps down

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2007 | 12:57 PM | comments

From the NY Times:John Browne, an aggressive but mannerly British magnate who transformed BP into one of the most successful global companies, resigned abruptly yesterday after losing a court battle with a London tabloid over details of his relationship with...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Matt Foreman

Filed by Ed Team | May 02, 2007 | 6:21 AM | comments

"...Successful movements for social change and justice are led by people who are willing to push the envelope, to embrace a bold vision, to do the street fighting, to demand it all, without compromise, and then demand more. We are...Read More


The truth about hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2007 | 12:22 PM | comments

With a vote on the proposed federal hate crimes legislation possible this week, the far right fundies are foaming at the mouth and spewing lies and extremist rhetoric again. Check out this video sent to us by the Human Rights...Read More


The truth about hate crimes laws

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2007 | 12:22 PM | comments

With a vote on the proposed federal hate crimes legislation possible this week, the far right fundies are foaming at the mouth and spewing lies and extremist rhetoric again. Check out this video sent to us by the Human Rights...Read More


Taking the gay away

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2007 | 7:42 AM | comments

*grins* Doesn't it seem like this is what a graduate of the those ex-gay places would act like? It always amazes me that they find people gullible enough to enter those programs. I like to think of our people...Read More