The Movement: August 2008

A day when we can look back

Filed by Annette Gross | August 31, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This afternoon, driving home, I was listening to NPR. John Lewis, a U.S. Congressman from Georgia and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, was interviewed. Mr. Lewis was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963, the...Read More


Stories from the Helpline

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 31, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: "Stories from the Helpline" is a recurring feature on The Bilerico Project, bringing in the personal accounts of Helpline counselors from The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis...Read More


Sarah Palin - Watch Out

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 30, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I've been inundated today with emails and commentary about Sarah Palin, McCain's pick to be his running mate. I did not know of her before today, so please stick with me while I wade through it all. Palin scares me....Read More


Del Martin, and What Makes a Meaningful Life

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Sarah Palin just can't stand Hillary Clinton's whining

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Could McCain have found a woman in politics who's more different from Hillary Clinton in his transparent attempt to nab Hillary Clinton Democrats? I posted yesterday about how she's a homophobic, corrupt, creationist, anti-choice zealot... but that doesn't seem to...Read More


Sarah Palin just can't stand Hillary Clinton's whining

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Could McCain have found a woman in politics who's more different from Hillary Clinton in his transparent attempt to nab Hillary Clinton Democrats? I posted yesterday about how she's a homophobic, corrupt, creationist, anti-choice zealot... but that doesn't seem to...Read More


Gainesville Florida LGBT Rights Repeal to go before Voters

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Supervisor of Elections has certified that enough valid signatures were collected by Citizens for Good Public Policy to put a repeal of civil rights protections for the city of Gainesville's LGBT population. The issue will now go before voters....Read More


Video of Obama at the convention

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 29, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Here's some video I was shooting for to get some crowd reaction and just happened to catch Obama's remarks on gays and lesbians. I'll catch up with pictures and video when I get back to Indy. iPhone users: Click to...Read More


Arizona marriage ballot initiative wording changed

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The state attorney general, Terry Goddard, who approves wording for initiatives that will appear on the ballot, has required the marriage amendment in that state to add on a sentence explaining that "the measure would 'have the effect of retaining...Read More


The History of SLDN and Transgender Service Members

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: TAVA president and frequent guest blogger Monica Helms describes the history and upcoming efforts for collaboration between transgender servicemembers and SLDN. The year was 1993. Clinton was president. Gay, lesbian and bisexual people felt they finally had a...Read More


Proposition 8 in California lacking support, gay prisoners to marry

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two stories out of California now about marriage in that state. The first is that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, is down 40-54, according to . This is about the same as...Read More


Queering The Youth Vote

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're aware that the youth vote has been a hot topic this election cycle. I can appreciate that...Read More


Great Polling News on California's Proposition 8

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 29, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Public Policy Institute of California recently conducted a poll of California voters on a battery of issues (warning: pdf) and the results suggest that Californians are overwhelmingly prepared to reject Proposition 8, a proposed amendment to the California constitution...Read More


Video from the LGBT delegate luncheon

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 28, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Here's Tammy Baldwin: iPhone users: Click to watch Joe Solmonese's comments are after the jump. I'll get video of Michelle Obama's speech and Barney Franks as I get them uploaded....Read More


Tributes to Del

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 28, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

There has been an outpouring of public statements about the far-reaching impact of activist Del Martin's life on the LGBT community. Gavin Newsom, who attended yesterday's LGBT caucus, and learned of Martin's death minutes before, released this statement: For over...Read More


HRC Rock To Win concert

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Yesterday when I was waiting the press area of the LGBT delegate luncheon, Jed Hastings approached me to tell me how much he enjoyed reading the blog. Jed is Joe Solmonese's partner and Joe walked over shortly after. We chatted...Read More


What Did I Do to Piss Off Log Cabin Republicans?

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 27, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

In a post I wrote for LGBT for Obama, I seemed to have gotten the attention of Log Cabin Republican communications director Scott Tucker with my criticisms of John McCain. In my post about the draft 2008 GOP Platform calling...Read More


Family of Hate Crime Victim Ryan Skipper Speaks Out

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 27, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The family of Ryan Skipper, a 25-year-old gay man from Winter Haven, Florida who was killed last year in a brutal hate crime, is speaking out and fighting for change. Skipper was found stabbed to death on March 15, 2007....Read More


Obama Owes Hillary Some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"!

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | August 27, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

The second night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Obama's toughest rival for the presidential nominee, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a knockout keynote address, bridging the chasm between her supporters and his. Hillary waxed eloquently about what America can...Read More


My comments at the LGBT Delegates' Lunch

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | August 26, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

First, I want to say thank you to Chairman Barney Frank (how sweet it is to say that) and to Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. Last year Barney celebrated his 20th anniversary as an out official and in a few months Tammy...Read More


LIVEBLOG: LGBT delegate luncheon with Barney Frank

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2008 | 3:15 PM | comments

The LGBT delegate lunch has become the hot ticket for queers attending the Democratic convention here in Denver. The room is overflowing with delegates from all over the country and several organizational spokespeople told me about getting dozens of "Can...Read More


Gay Florida Delegate Justin Flippen Speaks Out on CNN

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 26, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Dolphin Democrats President Justin Flippen, one of Florida's openly gay delegates to the Democratic National Convention, talks about the issues on CNN. Flippen is also running for Wilton Manors City Commission in November. (Crossposted on Bilerico-Florida)...Read More


Blinded Me with Science: Devolution of the DSM

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 25, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Kelley Winters, Ph.D. is a writer on issues of transgender medical policy, founder of GID Reform Advocates and an Advisory Board Member for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and TransYouth Family Advocates. She has presented papers on the psychiatric...Read More


Racism in GLBT Culture

Filed by Chip Clapp | August 25, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Welcome to my first blog for Bilerico-Florida. I'm going to jump right into the offensiveness and say- For those activists who compare the fight of the GLBT community to the fight of African Americans in the 60's, please stop. Until...Read More


Would 65% of Americans vote for a gay president? I'm not so sure

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Several organizations are shining over the recent Zogby finding that 65% of Americans would vote for an openly gay president: 65% of likely voters nationwide would support an openly gay person to serve as President of the United States if...Read More


The Center OC Hosts Employment Workshops for the Trans Community

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | August 25, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

On September 27, 2008, The Center OC, in collaboration with Transgender Economic Empowerment Project at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, will offer the second in a series of Know Your Rights workshops to the transgender community in Orange County....Read More


Stories from the Helpline

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 24, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: "Stories from the Helpline" is a new, recurring feature on The Bilerico Project, bringing in the personal accounts of Helpline counselors from The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock...Read More


Who's Looking Forward to This Year's Southern Comfort?

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | August 24, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I know that October is still over a month away, but I am so excited to be going to the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta! With this year's cruise theme, I'm thinking I might need to do a little shopping...Read More


LGBT Groups react to Biden Pick

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 23, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'll be posting and updating the statements from various LGBT groups about Obama picking Joe Biden as a running mate as they come in. So far we have HRC and Stonewall Dems. I'll be adding things as they come in,...Read More


As Many As 32% of Gay Americans May Be Morons and an Embarrassment to the Rest of Us

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 23, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's note: John R. Selig is a writer, photographer and activist who lives in Dallas, Texas with his husband Rodolfo (they married in Toronto, Canada in April 2004). John produces and hosts the "John Selig Outspoken" podcast featuring interviews with...Read More


Get the Latest from the Convention!

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Want all the breaking news from the Democratic National Convention? Sign up to follow Jerame and me on Twitter! You'll get streaming updates and links sent directly to your phone! Be sure to come back to Bilerico often for all...Read More


McCain Antoinette

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

"If there be no bread, let them eat cake" -- Marie Antoinette. The historical portrait of Marie Antoinette is one of legendary excess and disconnection to the common man. When confronted with a starving populace, myth has it that she...Read More


Black Homophobia?

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 22, 2008 | 3:57 PM | comments

I've been meaning to blog on this for a while, so, before I forget, I think Ta-Nehisi Coates had some thoughtful comments on the much-dreaded "black homophobia": I think the whole "more homophobic" deal--kind of like the "more antisemitic" and...Read More


Will someone ask McCain about Lawrence or will he be allowed to continue speaking in code about sodomy laws?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 22, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week I wrote a post entitled "John McCain promises to re-criminalize homosexuality" here at TBP. I emailed a few listserves I'm on about it, it got a few links, and I cross-posted it to a few other non-LGBT...Read More


Onward to Denver and the DNCC

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 22, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bil and I leave today for Denver to attend the 2008 Democratic National Committee Convention (DNCC). I really can't describe how excited I am. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as a member of the DNCC Rules Committee...Read More


Survey reveals Veterans Administration discriminates against Transgender Veterans

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger and TAVA president Monica Helms reports on recent findings of a survey of transgender veterans. The Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has released the findings of a survey, conducted by Transgender...Read More


Out Women on the Beijing Podium

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 22, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The U.S. women's soccer team just beat Brazil 1-0 for the gold. Which means that our out lesbian Natasha "Painted Lady" Kai shares in the victory of her teammates. It was a close call -- Brazil is not a team...Read More


Lesbian couple to marry in Oregon

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 21, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Two women, one of whom is Coquille, will be getting married next May with the Coquille Indian Tribe: As a federally recognized sovereign nation, the tribe is not bound by the Oregon's Constitution. The tribe recently adopted a law that...Read More


Why I'm Not Betting on CDC's HIV Statistics

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 21, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the Acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. I've got some national disease infection figures for you based on results of an optional test people in 22 states bothered to take. By the...Read More


Ambassadors of Justice

Filed by Kate Kendell | August 21, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

As we charge full-steam ahead into election season, I'm inspired and awed every day by the commitment and passion I see in our community. The level of engagement is unparalleled. Our staff has given 110% in order to get you...Read More


10 is the loneliest number...of gays supporting McCain

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 20, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The hardcore LCR crowd is beginning to look more and more like the 20% Freeper base -- blind devotion to their candidate regardless of how craptastic (or in the case of the LCRs, publicly homophobic) the pol is. A new...Read More


LGBT latest from Beijing

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The last of our athletes remaining in individual competition -- openly gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham -- failed to make it into medals contention in springboard diving yesterday. A sandy blond with a winsome expression that has appealed to gay...Read More


Vital Nerd Update, Part 3

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 19, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

What with all the excitement generated by The Dark Knight and anticipation of The Watchmen, I think it prudent to mention that one of my favorite current comic series, Y: The Last Man, recently issued its final paperback trade, making...Read More


Will "Feminists for Obama" help us at DNC?

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | August 19, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Michelle Obama won't use the F-word. Alice Walker called it by another name. Her daughter, Rebecca Walker, an icon of the "Third Wave" of feminism, redefined the F-word and then denounced it. And when Hillary Clinton used the F-word, before...Read More


Bill Donohue takes on Towleroad

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (that one dude typing away, all alone with his delusion that he represents anyone in the Catholic community) is picking on Towleroad and Bitch PhD. because they got DNC credentials. He called them all...Read More


Ellen DeGeneres ties the Knot

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have gotten married! According to their spokesperson, they married in a private, intimate ceremony at their $29 million mansion in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. The small ceremony was attended by just 19 guests,...Read More


That Marathon Woman in Beijing

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 18, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Constantina Tomescu's dominating win in the marathon got me remembering how far this women's event has come in just 38 years. As recently as 1970, only a few hundred women were running this distance worldwide...and doing it unofficially. They were...Read More


The Rodney Dangerfield of Nations

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 18, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

George has enough accumulated sick days to go on vacation, call the home office from the ranch and say he is not coming back. But no. Now he has a big conflict with his old "I looked him in the...Read More


Has is really only been 10 weeks? I've learned so much!

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

It's exactly 10 weeks since the Log Cabin Republicans said this: We understand the general election starts today and Log Cabin will do its part to educate gay and lesbian voters about Sen. McCain in the weeks ahead. Contrary to...Read More


Stories from the Helpline

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 17, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note:: "Stories from the Helpline" is a new, recurring feature on The Bilerico Project, bringing in the personal accounts of Helpline counselors from The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock...Read More


Why Is It Important Who is President?

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | August 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

This question keeps being asked. For those of us with memories, we have more reasons each passing year to care. I have had heroes my entire life, but nothing can color my life more than the incredible year 1968. YIKES!...Read More


Larry King's parents are suing school for shooting

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 15, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Let's see, a Nazi-obsessed and troubled 14-year-old boy gets a gun, takes it to school, and shoots a femmy kid. Do you get stuck at the "femmy"? Do you think that if that was removed from the equation everything would...Read More


Blame Manhunt

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I just read that Out magazine article that's going around about Manhunt, and I'm trying to think of something to say about it other than the too-easy observation that a certain sort of urban (and let's just be open about...Read More


A Trans Woman at Michigan Women's Music Festival

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 15, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Tobi Hill-Meyer is a multiracial, queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, as well as a regular Bilerico reader. She is a trans activist and writer who volunteers for Basic Rights Oregon and sits on the board of COLAGE. She...Read More


McCain's VP Requirements? Must Hate Gays

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

So what is McCain looking for in a Vice-President? One thing is for sure- they have to be anti-gay. In an interview with the Weekly Standard, McCain muses about VP picks: I think it's a fundamental tenet of our party...Read More


UN Chief Calls for the End of Bias Against Gays

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 14, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with other international leaders, is calling for an end to homophobic bias and its effects on the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS around the world. In an address to the International AIDS Conference,...Read More


"Comprehensive"?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | August 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Recently I received an email from the Stonewall Democrats. This fundraising letter lauded the newly-released draft of the 2008 Democratic Party Platform, calling it "...the most pro-LGBT proposed platform in Democratic Party history." The list of relevant platform planks seems...Read More


Please Welcome to the Table...Generation Y

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Varnum is the Acting Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition. Brace yourselves, the largest living generation is lurking in our midst and they might not be who you think they are - let alone operate...Read More


The Majesty of His Loins

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | August 12, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Over at The Bilerico Project, Alex Blaze has an interesting piece which is something of a counter-point to yesterday's post on the Edwards-Hunter curfuffle. Alex's main point is that extramarital affairs are pretty human, that we don't know enough about...Read More


Guest-Blogging at Feministe

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 12, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Hey, Bilerico crew. Just thought I'd let you know that I'm guest-blogging over at Feministe, a group blog on feminism, for the next two weeks. Visit me there if you'd like......Read More


What If There Were Only Two Possible Sexual Orientations?

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 11, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

You know, homosexual and heterosexual, gay and straight. What if bisexuality (let alone pansexuality and other forms of queerness) just didn't exist? What if we were totally sure there are only two genders, and there was no such thing as...Read More


Challenge to Prop 8 wording rejected

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

A California court has ruled that the AG's wording change for their marriage amendment is OK: In a written ruling issued Friday morning Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley said that the title and summary accurately summarizes the proposition....Read More


Womyn Born Womyn

Filed by Eric Leven | August 10, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Right now my best friend and 1st cousin Randee Riot is at her all-time favorite event, The annual Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, otherwise known as Fest or Michfest. According to the Michigan's Womyn Festival Wikipedia page the festival was set...Read More


Womyn Born Womyn

Filed by Eric Leven | August 10, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Right now my best friend and 1st cousin Randee Riot is at her all-time favorite event, The annual Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, otherwise known as Fest or Michfest. According to the Michigan's Womyn Festival Wikipedia page the festival was set...Read More


Equality Florida Action PAC Releases Endorsements

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 10, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Equality Florida Action PAC has released their Primary Endorsements for the state. The PAC only endorses candidates that meet a combination of their strategic criteria: 1.They must be Champions of LGBT equality 2.They must be running strong in competitive...Read More


Gays Destroying Marriage? That's not what UK Statistics say

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 09, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

We all know the old fundie refrain about how "gays are destroying marriage." Of course, this comes from hypocritical people who cheat on their wives, are raging closet cases, or are working their way through marriage #3. Well, a report...Read More


Awwwwwwww FREAK OUT

Filed by Eric Leven | August 09, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just in case anybody felt the need to hit the panic button when the CDC announced their annual estimate of 40,000 people infected by HIV per year is actually around 55,0000... Don't! There's no need to. Just to be clear-...Read More


Queer priorities

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 09, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Michael Crawford posted an interesting poll the other day, and I'm reposting it here. It's definitely worth going back to. Poll Answers...Read More


It's official: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorses marriage amendment

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 09, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

OK, people, he's now out of the closet on this issue, anyway. Express Gay News clears up the question of the week - does the governor want the GOP VP slot so badly that he'll sh*t on gays and lesbians...Read More


Jamaican Lesbian Avoids Deportation Due to Possible Torture

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

A Jamaican lesbian living in Sunrise, Florida has avoided deportation after an immigration judge allowed the 29-year-old to stay in the United States because her sexual orientation could cause her to be tortured if she returned to Jamaica. According to...Read More


The Cause of Anger in the Transgender Community

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 08, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger and TAVA president Monica Helms tackles the subject of anger in the T part of LGBT. Recently, there has been a heated discussion on The Bilerico Project about the emotion of anger. I have written...Read More


Democrats ask queers to die for America and then STFU

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 08, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The rough draft of the 2008 Democratic Party Platform has been released. Two mentions of LGBT issues. First, they show their profound commitment to LGBT rights: Democrats will fight to end discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, language,...Read More


Quickly, My Favorite New Thing: Bi-Furious!

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 08, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Check this out -- a new blog on queerness, politics, and culture by two self-identified "bisexual women" who have really thoughtful things to say about bisexuality, gender, and queerness. You've heard me lament about disappointing discussions of bisexuality, and read...Read More


Florida ACLU Expands LGBT Advocacy Project

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 06, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has announced the expansion of its statewide LGBT Advocacy Project with the addition of legal and field staff in its Tampa and Miami offices. The ACLU of Florida works daily in the...Read More


Sudden awareness

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | August 06, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm thinking about the last time I was in DC, my mother and I went to this Chinese restaurant in Georgetown that I guess must have said online that it had lots of vegan or vegetarian specialties or something and...Read More


Crist Really Wants to be VP: His Shifting Stance on Marriage Equality

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 06, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Let the great flip-flop continue from Florida Governor Charlie Crist on his never-ending quest to become McCain's Vice-Presidential pick. According to the Star Banner: Also on Monday, Crist said he supported Amendment Two which would constitutionally ban gay marriage in...Read More


Fundies Get Ready for the "Armageddon of the Culture War"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 05, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

According to Right Wing Watch, pastors gathered earlier this week at more than 200 sites throughout California, Arizona, and Florida to be pushed by national Religious Right leaders like Tony Perkins, Harry Jackson, Maggie Gallagher, and Chuck Colson and others...Read More


An attempt at intimacy but it just ends up making me sad again

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | August 05, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Okay, so you might remember that I'm trying to regain a sense of hope in my own sexuality and no, it's not working , but what I've been trying lately is to engage every so often in these silly internet...Read More


Michelle Obama speaks to DNC Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council

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

Good speech. (Via David Mixner)...Read More


South Florida GLCC Gets a New Home

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 04, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (GLCC) is moving to a new multimillion-dollar, six-acre location in Wilton Manors. The Campus, which will have a waterfront view, is more than twice the size of the current location in...Read More


Sorry, same-sex marriage won't solve all our problems

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Hell, it won't even solve most. But that won't stop drivel like this, from The Advocate: On July 4, 2008, the out science fiction writer shot himself in his New York apartment. Could gay marriage have saved him? I don't...Read More


The Phenomenology of Body

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 03, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

A big hat tip to CureThis. In which the Hon. Daphne Suzannah Diana Joan Guinness, a socialite of Irish descent and an heiress of the Guinness family, aims to deconstruct the political power of fashion by personally slow-spinning in iconic...Read More


My Love-Hate Relationship with the AARP

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | August 02, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Well, it isn't really hate- just annoyance and let me tell you why. Yes, discounts on insurance, car rentals, hotels and coupon deals are nice. It is a good thing to have an advocate in Washington lobbying Congress in the...Read More


Who Marriage is For: A Tale of Two Weddings

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 02, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Who Marriage is For: A Tale of Two Weddings

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 02, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


NBJC Action Fund Endorsement of Keisha Waites

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | August 02, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

NBJC ACTION Fund Endorses Keisha Waites for Georgia State Assembly (GA-61). Georgia resident Keisha Waites seeks to be first African American openly gay woman legislator in the state. On Tuesday, August 5, 2008 the residents of Georgia's 61st Assembly District...Read More


Proposition 8 funding

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 01, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's the break-down of cash in California to either support or oppose Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage (7/31 numbers, in millions): ForAgainst Total California $2.0$2.8$4.8 Out-of-state $1.3$2.9$4.2 Total $3.3 $5.7$9.0 Well, they did say same-sex marriage...Read More


Arresting new campaign to reach despondent LGBTQ youth

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Charles Robbins is the Executive Director of The Trevor Project, the non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. He previously held key leadership positions...Read More


Provincetown, Not Palm Springs

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 01, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

You can marry a same-sex partner in Massachusetts...now. That's right. Now. Governor Patrick signed the law and it contains a waiver of the usual 90-day waiting period to take effect. If you want one less legal headache, cancel the plans...Read More