The Movement: December 2007

Trashy "Shot at Love" Ends Predictably

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | December 28, 2007 | 7:53 PM | comments

I never watch TV but in the past few weeks I heard about a show called "A Shot at Love" with a bisexual "MySpace Maven" who took reality dating shows to a new level - high stakes bisexuality. The MTV...Read More


Charlie Crist doesn't support Florida's anti-marriage amendment

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 28, 2007 | 7:52 AM | comments

Florida's anti-marriage amendment, which just got enough signatures a couple weeks ago to get on the ballot this November, can't even get the support of the state's Republican governor. Thanks to Pam for finding this Palm Beach Post article that's...Read More


10 Books Every Bisexual Should Read

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 27, 2007 | 8:02 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post is by Sarah Stumpf. Sarah is a 24 year old bisexual feminist who just finished her Master's Degree in Library Science at Indiana University. She enjoys volunteering with the GLBTSSS Library in Bloomington, IN and...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Mara Keisling

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 27, 2007 | 5:30 PM | comments

Join us tonight at 7pm eastern, 4pm Pacific, as we get into the issues with National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling. Questions and comments while we're on the air: Call in with Skype: Usernames (no quotes) "beckystudio"...Read More


Just when you thought Hillary had it rough...

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

Imagine being a woman leader in a developing country or a Muslim country - or both. All of the sexism and violence with none of the respect. While W plays around in Iraq and attempts to meddle in Iran, he...Read More


Why do you hate Lance Bass?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 27, 2007 | 8:10 AM | comments

While most gays are asking totally lame-o downer questions at the end of this year like "How will LGBT activist groups learn to work together again?" and "How can we reduce HIV infection rates?", The Advocate is pressing the community...Read More


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Elderly Women Bare All For Charity

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | December 26, 2007 | 9:05 AM | comments

Inspired by the film "Calendar Girls," (starring Helen Mirren) some of the residents of Greenspring Retirement Community near Washington, D.C. have created their own calendar to raise money for charity. Residents modeled in the buff to create this calendar, which...Read More


It's a Woman Thang

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | December 21, 2007 | 3:14 PM | comments

Thanks go to Michael for sending me the link to this one. I really enjoyed sneaking a peek at the office. With over 850,000 hits on Youtube, Bubbles and Cheesecake are garnering a lot of attention for their feminist message....Read More


Barney Frank: No Trans-Inclusive ENDA In '09

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 21, 2007 | 12:40 PM | comments

As reported on last night's "Rebecca Juro Show", during a guest appearance on "The Agenda with Joe Solmonese" this week (natch), Barney Frank tells Solmonese: "At this point three important pieces of legislation to vindicate our rights, or – there...Read More


NBJC Mourns The Loss of Congresswoman Julia Carson

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | December 21, 2007 | 11:22 AM | comments

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and members of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) we extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, staff, and constituents of Congresswoman Julia Carson. During her tenure US Rep. Carson exhibited...Read More


Raise the Alarm

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | December 21, 2007 | 9:30 AM | comments

Looking for a holiday gift that sure to offend feminist and fundies alike? Then check out the Ass-Tray from Japanese firm Nodaya. A review on the gadget review site Gizmodo calls this “a new low in moral turpitude,” but I’m...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Ethan St Pierre

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 20, 2007 | 4:44 PM | comments

You know him, you love him...activist, Bilerico Project contributor, radio talk show host, Chair of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, the man who compiles the hate crimes statistics for the Remembering Our Dead website, and the guy who runs the...Read More


Pat Robertson rant: Marriage is all about baby-making

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2007 | 3:10 PM | comments

Pat Robertson's latest gay-hating rant: Summary: The smaller the minority, the less protection it needs. Gays are weak, worthless, breeding through recruiting, and destroying Christianity, nature, kids, America, and Western civilization. Baby-making is necessary for marriage even though it's really...Read More


Pat Robertson rant: Marriage is all about baby-making

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 20, 2007 | 3:10 PM | comments

Pat Robertson's latest gay-hating rant: Summary: The smaller the minority, the less protection it needs. Gays are weak, worthless, breeding through recruiting, and destroying Christianity, nature, kids, America, and Western civilization. Baby-making is necessary for marriage even though it's really...Read More


Mitt Romney, Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 18, 2007 | 10:03 PM | comments

Jen Jorczak posted way back in May about how someone dug up a $150 check from Mitt Romney to Planned Parenthood from back when he was OK with women having control over their own bodies. He immediately blamed his wife,...Read More


The Art Of The Possible

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 17, 2007 | 7:40 PM | comments

I have to admit that I really didn't think it was possible, and while I'm still not sure was wrong in the first place, I do have to acknowledge that there's a much better chance now than I'd previously believed:...Read More


When Hysterics Trump Logic

Filed by Marti Abernathey | December 17, 2007 | 10:14 AM | comments

When the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Indiana Transgender Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) put out a joint press release about the "no match" policy of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), I knew that there would be...Read More


On turning 69

Filed by Don Sherfick | December 13, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

Now I suspect that were I to put that uniquely notorious (often salacious) number in the "metadata" (key words on blogsites that direct people who are searching for something to better and faster access when they Google...or whatever they doogle)...Read More


LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ: Gay Rights Movement or Alphabet Soup?

Filed by Eric Marcus | December 12, 2007 | 12:01 PM | comments

Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny branded the gay rights movement before most out gay people were born. He came up with the slogan "Gay is Good!" and carefully considered the marketing techniques that would work best in 1960's America to...Read More


Remembering Ali

Filed by Cathy Renna | December 10, 2007 | 11:38 AM | comments

One of the things I wish our community was better at doing is reflection - taking a deep breath and celebrating victories, analyzing defeats and recognizing loss. Instead, we spend far too much time fighting with each other over differences...Read More


Mike Huckabee: Let's round up some homos!

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 10, 2007 | 11:15 AM | comments

Every time I hear someone disparaging the idea of "political correctness", I just roll my eyes because they just don't get it. Which is what I did when I read what Mike Huckabee said yesterday in response to publication of...Read More


HRC Credibility Crisis: Nobody Trusts A Liar And A Cheater

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 09, 2007 | 7:44 PM | comments

It’s a sign of things to come. This week, Gay City News is reporting on a forum was held by the Human Rights Campaign at New York’s LGBT Community Center. A stop on what the organization is calling a “listening...Read More


HRC Credibility Crisis: Nobody Trusts A Liar And A Cheater

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 09, 2007 | 7:44 PM | comments

It’s a sign of things to come. This week, Gay City News is reporting on a forum was held by the Human Rights Campaign at New York’s LGBT Community Center. A stop on what the organization is calling a “listening...Read More


Marriage equality, marriage reality

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 07, 2007 | 2:15 PM | comments

Recently, I went to an event to celebrate Marriage Equality in Massachusetts. We are the only state in the nation that allows everyone equal marriage rights. It was a proud, and powerful event. I am married, legally three years, emotionally,...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Marti Abernathey

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 06, 2007 | 1:40 PM | comments

Tonight we'll be joined by Transadvocate.com webmistress and Bilerico Project contributor Marti Abernathey. We'll be discussing the leaked internal HRC memo referred to as "Project Win Back ", that was published at Transadvocate.com this week and describes ideas being considered...Read More


House Dems selling out gays? Again.

Filed by Lane Hudson | December 06, 2007 | 12:09 PM | comments

There is a report that House Conferees on the Defense Authorization Act will scrap the Matthew Sheppard Act that was attached to the bill in the Senate. House Democrats are reportedly resigned to removing the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime bill...Read More


10 things every gay man should know

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2007 | 1:27 PM | comments

Don't you wish being gay came with an owner's manual sometimes? Wouldn't it make things so much easier if we just had a checklist? In that spirit, I thought I'd share what I consider the top ten things every gay...Read More


AIDS: Where is Our Rage?

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 02, 2007 | 8:52 AM | comments

The speech below was given yesterday, World AIDS Day, by Charles King, executive director of Housing Works. King is one of the most important AIDS activists today and continues the work that unfortunately so many LGBT activists have abandoned. My...Read More


Beyond genetics, beyond choice

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 01, 2007 | 2:10 PM | comments

We've gotten into the discussion several times here on the Project about the causes of sexual orientation, and I thought I'd jump in this weekend, mainly because the subjects of autonomy and biology have been on my mind. I keep...Read More