The Movement: June 2008

Overcompensate much?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Larry Craig, who had sex with a guy in the Minneapolis airport and then denied it, and David Vitter, who was named as a client of Jeane Palfrey, have both decided to cosponsor a constitutional amendment to define marriage as...Read More


PFOX at NAACP convention

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

David Roberts over at Ex-Gay Watch (awesome narrow-focus blog, you should definitely add it to your RSS feed if you have an interest in the ex-gay movement) has just uncovered a thank-you letter sent by the NAACP to PFOX (Parents...Read More


LA Social Forum--This Weekend!

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 27, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The first-ever LA Social Forum is this weekend! Inspired by the concept of the World Social Forums, this local event will bring together community workers active on issues ranging from environmental justice to queer liberation, immigrants' rights to action against...Read More


LA Social Forum--This Weekend!

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 27, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The first-ever LA Social Forum is this weekend! Inspired by the concept of the World Social Forums, this local event will bring together community workers active on issues ranging from environmental justice to queer liberation, immigrants' rights to action against...Read More


Update: Bolthouse Farms and the Bolthouse Foundation are connected

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 27, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Bil and I were talking a couple weeks ago about the former owner of Bolthouse Farms giving $100,000 to support the anti-gay ballot initiative in California. Bolthouse Farms makes a popular line of organic fruit drinks. I told Bil that...Read More


Outrageous Hospital Behavior

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 27, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Readers of this blog know that my family policy agenda includes advance health care directive registries, first at the state level and then hopefully linked across the country. Today there's news of outrageous hospital behavior out of Florida. Janice Langbehn...Read More


3 Simple Rules for Politicians

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

I've been around a lot of politicians in my day. Whether City Councilors, County officials, state legislators or Congress members, there are some basic rules that transcend the status of the office when it comes to gay rights. After spending...Read More


I heard that Barack Obama fellow is something of a... faggot

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

A few weeks ago I decided to make a complete list of examples of the "Obama is a fag" media narrative. The idea that Obama is feminine, and therefore bad (these people aren't shy with making that connection), is one...Read More


Pride, Parties, Progress and Perspective

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 25, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is a big Pride week for me, my family and colleagues. We spent time at Capitol Pride in Washington DC last weekend and this week is New York Pride. While exhausting, it was more fun than work to be...Read More


Well, of course we can't let the riff-raff get married, it would ruin it for the rest of us!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I mean, that's pretty much all I'm hearing from this (via Feministe): Be aware. Images from gay weddings, said Lorri L. Jean, chief executive of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, could be used by opponents in a campaign...Read More


Black Media Fails its LGBTQ Community

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 25, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

By now many in the LGBTQ community have heard of the news about the cop beat down of Duanna Johnson in a Memphis booking room that was captured on a surveillance video. Those of us of African descent, who don't...Read More


Can we really define "bride" and "groom"?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Monica Helms guest posted a couple weeks ago about how we cannot define "man" and "woman" in marriage; Mercedes Allen posted this weekend about how defining marriage as between one man and one woman leads to confusing policy towards transgender...Read More


Kick Bolthouse Farms Out Of Your Refrigerator

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | June 24, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

As reported by Alex Blaze several weeks ago, William Bolthouse, founder and 43% owner of Bolthouse Farms, a farm in California that provides organic juices, lemonades, and smoothies to places like Whole Foods and other organic market places, has just...Read More


New Jersey 4: Two Convictions Overturned! Struggle Continues

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 24, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

(Via text from brownstargirl Sat night; text received while I was literally surrounded by amazing radical media makers who immediately wanted to know more but also to wait and be sure it was cool to post before running to blogs...Read More


New Jersey 4: Two Convictions Overturned! Struggle Continues

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 24, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

(Via text from brownstargirl Sat night; text received while I was literally surrounded by amazing radical media makers who immediately wanted to know more but also to wait and be sure it was cool to post before running to blogs...Read More


California anti-gay initiative might be derailed

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 24, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

The astonishing lawyers at NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) are at it again. Not only did they get us marriage in California, but they've come up with some very good arguments for sending the "Protect Marriage" folks back to...Read More


Thank You NBJC!

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 24, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

I wrote a post yesterday in which I questioned why two African-American organizations had at the time, not commented yet on the Duanna Johnson case. One of them (the NAACP) still hasn't. But the National Black Justice Coalition has....Read More


It's Our Flag, Too. Use It!

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 23, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

One of the things I have consistently griped about is the lack of American flags at GLBT community events. It would have been more appropriate to post this on Flag Day (June 14), but I was still gathering my thoughts...Read More


The NY Times calls out Maureen Dowd's sexism

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 23, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This is pretty interesting. The public editor of the NY Times wrote up a column responding to accusations of sexism regarding coverage of Hillary Clinton at the Times. No, they weren't the worst, but they could still improve. He goes...Read More


Flying Marriages Under the Radar

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 23, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I recently had the pleasure of attending and helping out with the wedding of some close friends in the trans community (or at least until I threw my back out and hit a bout of dehydration and shock that messed...Read More


Glenn Murphy's on a sex offender registry, and I do care

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 23, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

A prominent, up-and-coming Republican gets sentenced in accordance with state law for a sex crime he pled guilty to, and what do I feel? Concern. For him, not The Children. Glenn Murphy was the president, for several weeks, of the...Read More


The Itch to Hitch

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 23, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Happy Summer Solstice!! And Merry Christmas while I'm at it because that's how fast tempus is fugiting. It's Day #14 of my Hillary withdrawal. For at least seventeen months, I saw her every day, knew where she was going, who...Read More


Why gay? Fa'afines of Samoa solve the puzzle

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 22, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dr. Helen Fisher is the founder and Chief Scientific Advisor to Chemistry.com. Dr. Fisher will be posting every Sunday evening for the next month, so someone fix her a plate. I am a public speaker by...Read More


Support the (queer) artist

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Here's some great footage of FTM musician Clyde Petersen of Your Heart Breatks playing "Torrey Pines" with Kimya Dawson: iPhone users: Click to watch I post frequently about LGBTQ musicians, mostly because if we want to have a culture, if...Read More


Not quite a delegate...

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 22, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

...but I'm going to the Democratic National Committee Convention in Denver as part of the Indiana delegation anyway. I'll be a member of the Rules Committee representing LGBT Hoosiers with pride. I was running for At-Large Delegate, so getting on...Read More


"That's so gay" open thread

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 21, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since Jerame's post keeps getting comments regularly even though it was originally published May 23rd, I thought I'd bring it back to the front page for more discussion. Does the phrase "That's so gay" bother you as much...Read More


St. Petersburg Pride gets Political

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 21, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

St. Pete Pride is using its annual pride parade and festival as a platform to challenge Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment. With over 80,000 people expected to attend, this will be the largest statewide protest of Amendment 2...Read More


IssueLab focuses on LGBTQ Youth

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 21, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

IssueLab, a website whose goal is to bring nonprofit research into focus, has a new June round-up-- an online collection of nongovernmental research on LGBTQ youth. The research touches on issues like how to build safe school environments for LGBTQ...Read More


A Thoughtful Conservative Response to the California Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | June 20, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Right-wing talk show host Michael Savage on the recent nuptials: You've got to explain to the children ... why God told people this was wrong. You have to explain this to them in this time of mental rape that's going...Read More


Duanna Johnson update

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I posted yesterday about Duanna Johnson, a black transwoman who was severely beaten by police in a police station while everyone, even a nurse, ignored her. I don't think I was clear there that the event happened on February 12th,...Read More


La volonté de savoir

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The LA Times has a neat little article up about the latest developments in the field of explaining why some people are gay. It's neat because it makes the studies themselves so transparent. People, for reasons far too complex to...Read More


John McCain: Conservative's Delight

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 19, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Seems Johnny Prozac loves to keep the women barefoot and pregnant. iPhone users: Click to watch Please, don't ever confuse him with someone who cares about women's rights. I don't care how many times he talks to Ellen on national...Read More


Black transwoman got beaten by cops and no one cared

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 18, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Check out this video of a brutal police beating in a police station. A Memphis police officer didn't like the fact that Duanna Johnson, a black transwoman, didn't respond to the names "faggot" or "he/she," so he beat her with...Read More


Tying the Knot in Long Beach

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 17, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Denise Penn is an advocacy journalist, editor and columnist who has been covering political and social issues for alternative and LGBT press since the early nineties. She is currently News Editor for The Lesbian News, Editor-in-Chief of Bi Magazine, and...Read More


Watching History

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 17, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although I live about as far away from California as a person can be (in South Florida), watching the news coverage last night of couples getting married made me feel like I was right beside them. My partner and I...Read More


Watch California marriages live tonight

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Thought I'd throw this tip out there for Projectors... You can watch TV coverage of the first gay weddings tonight at www.cbs5.com. They have satellite trucks all over the state streaming back video....Read More


Looking for that day to arrive

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sometimes, when you're in the middle of a long task and the end is nowhere in sight, it feels as if you haven't accomplished anything. You want to give up - or at least slack off - because there is...Read More


My Marriage Decision

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 16, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This is an exciting day for our community. Marriage Equality is a reality in California. It's a day for celebration and reflection. Here on Bilerico, there has been much discussion about the importance of "marriage" and the fight for equality....Read More


An open letter to today's happy newlyweds

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 16, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay area who also performs as a drag queen under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." She always gets teary-eyed at weddings. First let me offer my congratulations on...Read More


Pride '08 - who is standing on whose shoulders?

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 16, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rosemary took in her first Pride parade in Washington DC this weekend (if she comes to me as a teenager and says "hey, I went to NY Pride when I was in the baby Bjorn at six months," I'll be...Read More


Enduring Love

Filed by Kate Kendell | June 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

This morning, I woke up with such a full heart and an amazing sense of déjà vu. Today I am going to San Francisco City Hall, to the mayor's office, and will witness history. I will be surrounded by familiar...Read More


Gay Marriage: What's the fuss about?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 15, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger, Dr. Helen Fisher, is the founder and Chief Scientific Advisor to Chemistry.com. Dr. Fisher will be posting every Sunday evening for the next month, so someone fix her a plate. I am so delighted to be...Read More


Reflections from a PFLAG mom

Filed by Annette Gross | June 15, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I told myself I would be good this year. I told myself I wouldn't look. Okay, I admit, I did peek a little bit - but I couldn't help it. I was marching with PFLAG in the Parade, and as...Read More


A Stonewall Riot Video Game?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm really not sure what to make of this, Projectors. Under the title "Celebrate Pride with 'Stonewall Brawl'," Gaygamer.net reports: Gay cartoonist Eric Orner (The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green) and Jay Laird of Metaversal Studios will be...Read More


Tammy Baldwin on upcoming legislation, Gordon Smith on John McCain

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's Tammy Baldwin on upcoming LGBT legislation, from the Washington Blade via Pam: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) made the comments today at a Center for American Progress forum geared toward highlighting the importance of the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations...Read More


It's Always About the Restrooms

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 13, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Zythyra is an acoustic musician, writer and activist who lives in rural NH. Zie has had considerable practice over the past few years trying to construct sentences without using any gender pronouns. Recently, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed...Read More


Because they know they're wrong

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 13, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Liberty Counsel is suing to have same-sex marriages in California delayed: The Virginia-based Liberty Counsel, in a petition with the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco, argued that the wording of the California Supreme Court ruling legalizing...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Melissa Sklarz

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 12, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Tonight, we welcome New York transactivist Melissa Sklarz. We'll be talking with Melissa about GENDA and much more! Plus, news, commentary, and fun with Becky, Mike, and Rye!...Read More


Search for a "True Christian VP"?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 12, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Why do all the fundie nut-jobs live in Florida? Sigh... Gary Cass, former head of the Center For Reclaiming America at the late Rev James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries, has launched an online petition drive to get an evangelical Christian...Read More


No Justice in Greenville County

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 11, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

PFLAG has just learned that a judge in Greenville County, South Carolina, has sentenced Stephen Moller to just under two-and-a-half years in prison for his role in the murder of Sean Kennedy. Sean was viciously beaten in an anti-gay attack,...Read More


Norway to Get Marriage Equality

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Equality Train just keeps on trucking... this time internationally! According to Aftenposten: The Norwegian government put forth a long-expected gay marriage bill on Friday, clearing the way for homosexual couples to secure the same marriage rights as heterosexuals. Norway...Read More


Will California's initiative to ban same-sex marriage succeed?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 11, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Patrick Range McDonald opines on Equality for All's drive to defeat the ballot initiative in California in LA Weekly (via GP): Voters will now have the final say on gay marriage in November. Gay rights activists have already been gearing...Read More


The Glass Ceiling: 18 Million Cracks and Counting

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 11, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

In Senator Clinton's speech on Saturday, when she gave up her place in the race for President and gave her support to Senator Obama, she mentioned not having broken the "glass ceiling." But she had made "18 million cracks in...Read More


Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's stand against same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 10, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

A few people on the left are wondering how the Religious Right, who hates both Muslims and gays, will reconcile Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's rejection of counsel because of same-sex marriage, either in Massachusetts or California. From the Wall Street Journal:...Read More


Transgender Pride

Filed by Donna Rose | June 10, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

June is PRIDE month in most cities and states across the country (Phoenix PRIDE is in April - by June it's too hot). All manner of celebrations, parades, and other activities are planned to observe this month set aside to...Read More


Monica's NE Transgender Pride Speech

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Projectors, Last weekend I had the honor along with fellow Bilerico contributor Donna Rose of speaking at the first annual New England Transgender Pride March and Rally in Northampton, MA. I wrote a blog post about my exciting history-making weekend...Read More


A Fight I Didn't Pick

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 10, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Stephen I. Cohen is a Member of the House of Representatives for Tennessee's 9th District, roughly encompassing the City of Memphis. He serves on the Judiciary and Transportation committees where he is a fierce campaigner for...Read More


LCR wants to educate you about McCain

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 09, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the most bizarre assumptions behind the LCR's campaign against Romney in the primaries was that any of the other candidates were any better on the issues LCR cares about. They all pretty much opposed any legislation with anything...Read More


Obama Shows Some Pride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 08, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I honestly never imagined seeing a day when a Presidential Candidate would issue a press release supporting Pride Month that not only supports the gay community, but also makes sure to include the transgender community. Yet that is just what...Read More


Consensus at Last!

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | June 07, 2008 | 12:37 PM | comments

Breaking News: 100% of crazy fundamentalist Christians and scary terrorists agree: Gay Marriage is totally evil! Khalid Sheik Mohammed makes the case for the Federal Marriage Amendment: At his arraignment here Thursday, the alleged 9/11 mastermind said he would not...Read More


Sizzling with Pride in South Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 07, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Looking for some fun under the sun served with a big dose of Pride? Come on down to the Stonewall Street Festival- Pride of Greater Fort Lauderdale, June 16 - 22, 2008! The theme of the Stonewall Street Festival 2008...Read More


Can We Really Define "Man and Woman"?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 06, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest poster and TAVA president Monica Helms explores various definitions of "man" and "woman" and their relationship to the law. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force map, 40 states have some form of law...Read More


About Bolthouse Farms

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

For the latest and most accurate information about Bolthouse Farms, read this updated article. William Bolthouse has just donated $100,000 dollars to the ballot initiative to amend California's constitution to ban same-sex marriage. He owns 43% of Bolthouse Farms, a...Read More


He Sees Gay People

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 05, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

After my Memorial Day run at the Crown and Anchor in Ptown, I took a lovely local nine-seater CapeAir plane into Boston for the 27th Annual MA Bill of Rights dinner. The pilot was in training and kept reading the...Read More


LGBT Equality Congressional Caucus forms...

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

As H. Alexander Robinson posted last night, yesterday 52 members of the House came together to form an LGBT Equality Caucus. The full list is after the jump. It'll be headed up by Tammy Baldwin and Barney Frank. And while...Read More


Marriage Equality means Big Money for California

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 05, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

In an interesting article in the San Francisco Chronicle (which I did a brief interview and quote for), another reason why the California Marriage Decision is good for the state was brought forward: money. In the article, "State sees economic...Read More


Surprise: Texas prosecutors don't like homeless poz man

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Even a court of law in 2008 can get caught up in AIDS panic (via BTB): Prosecutors convinced a Dallas County jury this week that HIV-positive saliva should be considered a deadly weapon. But the Centers for Disease Control and...Read More


Breaking News: No Stay for California Marriages!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 04, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The California Supreme Court denied a request today to put a hold on its ruling allowing same-sex marriages after the November election. Opponents of the court's May 15 ruling had asked the justices to stay the decision until Californians vote...Read More


Geraldine Ferraro continues

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Geraldine Ferraro on race politics, via Feministing: As for Reagan Democrats, how Clinton was treated is not their issue. They are more concerned with how they have been treated. Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a...Read More


Get Busy. Get Equal.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 03, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

The ACLU LGBT Project recently launched Get Busy, Get Equal , an online toolkit for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists. Get Busy, Get Equal is designed to equip activists who don't necessarily have much experience organizing with the tools...Read More


A shift in the texture of the air

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 03, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I wish I could let go of sex, maybe desire would become something else like lying in the grass and holding the sky. I've been trying to regain a sense of liberation in my own sexuality, but I find...Read More


Just a thought about health care and John McCain

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 03, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

John McCain is in good enough health to run for president: Republican John McCain was deemed by his doctors on Friday to be in sufficient good health to serve as president even as they reported a long history of skin...Read More


Let Them Eat Cake

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 03, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

[Editors' Note:] Robin Tyler is one of the Original Plaintiffs in the CA Supreme Court Lawsuit, Tyler v. County of LA. In fall 2008, Robin will be filming her one woman comedy show, Always A Bridesmaid, Never a Groom. Wedding...Read More


Black Pride Parties to a Different Beat

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 03, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

What started out in Washington, D.C., as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country in 1990 has grown to more than 35 gatherings nationwide. Starting in April and going through October of each year, more than 300,000 LGBTQ...Read More


Colorado gets expanded civil rights legislation

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 03, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Congratulations to LGBT activists in Colorado, the governor just signed an anti-discrimination bill: Gov. Bill Ritter today quietly signed a controversial bill expanding the prohibition of sexual-orientation-based discrimination, over the vocal opposition of conservative Christian groups like Focus on the...Read More


Initiative to limit marriage will be on California ballot in November

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 03, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's official: California voters will have a chance to overturn the recent state Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage just five months from now, as the secretary of state certified a measure to define marriage as "between a man...Read More


A Lifetime in Two Weeks

Filed by Kate Kendell | June 02, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I write this on the evening of May 29. It has been exactly two weeks since the historic ruling from the California Supreme Court ending the exclusion of lesbians and gay men from the right to marry. The past two...Read More


Save Rent Control in California (No on Prop 98!)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 02, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hey, California! I know it can be hard to get out and vote on local elections--either they seem insignificant, or you're pretty convinced electoral politics will never bring real social change, let alone justice. I hear you. The thing is,...Read More


Separation of church and state in marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

TBP editor Waymon Hudson got quoted in the Contra Coast Times last week in an article about how some clergy aren't signing marriage licenses anymore: "I think the need to untangle civil marriage and the rights associated with it from...Read More


Laws for LGBT Families with Children

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 02, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today is "Blogging for LGBT Families Day." Here's my contribution: The worst news recently for LGBT families was the decision of Maryland's highest court that eviscerated the family of Janice and Margaret and their daughter, Maya. You see, only Janice...Read More


To the DNC: It's the selection process, stupid!

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 01, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

It has been long established conventional wisdom that Democrats understand the web and know how to use it for political purposes better than Republicans. The #1 blog on the Internet is a liberal blog (The Huffington Post) and the Democrats...Read More


Non-Shocker: DNC Limits Diversity, Continues Pandering To Rich White Gay Men As Per Usual

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 01, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just the other day, Bilerico Project Publisher Bil Browning reported that the Democratic National Committee Convention credentials committee has snubbed the Bilerico Project in favor of Towleroad, a blog mainly directed toward the interests of wealthy white gay men. Of...Read More