November 7, 2007


Penultimate Day to Vote for Best LGBT Blog!

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 07, 2007 | 11:55 PM | comments

We are in the home stretch in the battle for 2007 Best LGBT Blog. Bilerico is in second place and we need your vote to help us move into first. You can cast your vote here. Even if you have...Read More

For Phyllis, who surprised me with love unending...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 07, 2007 | 11:51 PM | comments

In all the drama of late, 'SPLENDA in the Mud', if you will, I neglected to announce that Phyllis and I celebrated our twenty-third religious wedding anniversary recently. The original event was on Sweetest Day in 1984 and, ever since,...Read More

We are frustrated, but it will not stop us

Filed by Matt Foreman | November 07, 2007 | 8:15 PM | comments

Following six weeks of rancorous debate, the House of Representatives voted today on a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that does not include protections on the basis of gender identity. It passed by a vote of 235 to...Read More

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin on the passage of ENDA

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 07, 2007 | 7:00 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has given us the following guest post as her statement on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Our thanks to the Congresswoman's office for sending this along. Representative Baldwin is the only openly...Read More

ENDA passes

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 07, 2007 | 6:47 PM | comments

From Chris at the HRC: After 30 years, it's over in the House...ENDA has been approved, 235-184. Thirty-five Republicans joined the 200 Democrats to pass the bill. And, yes, it's T-exclusive. Tammy Baldwin presented and withdrew her amendment. The Republicans...Read More

Pulling teeth

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 07, 2007 | 6:15 PM | comments

As I painfully watched my community implode over an ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) debate yesterday, a debate over a hollow, pointless victory that only proves we are willing to sacrifice a limb, or two, in order to have some crawling...Read More

Hypocrisy, Alarm, or Something Else, Oh MY!

Filed by Dustin Kight | November 07, 2007 | 6:00 PM | comments

For those of you paying close attention in 2004, you probably saw the Barna Group numbers around Born Again Christians and divorce. I was 20 at the time, and paying more attention to research papers. I won't lie. A little...Read More

Gay Muslims in the NY Times

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 07, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

The NY Times has an excellent article up about gay Muslims in the US and some of the theological inroads they're making into changing religious prohibitions against same sex loving. They're making headway in the West to develop a queer-affirming...Read More

Gay Bush, The Action Figure

Filed by Storm Bear | November 07, 2007 | 12:21 PM | comments

As you folks may already know, I am the cartoonist for The Bilerico Project which is now up for Best LGBT Blog of the Year. So yesterday when project Co-founder Bil Browning asked me to come up with something...Read More

Pat Robertson endorses Rudy Giuliani

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 07, 2007 | 11:57 AM | comments

Say good-bye to the possibility of a social conservative third-party run. The Washington Post has video of Pat Robertson at the National Press Club endorsing Rudy Giuliani this morning. This indicates three things:Rudy Giuliani is not "moderate on gay rights"...Read More

Now That I'm Thirtysomething, Too

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 07, 2007 | 11:15 AM | comments

I was thirteen years old on November 7, 1989, but I was thirteen going on thirtysomething, too. Unlike most 13-year-olds I knew, who were watching Doogie Howser or - if they were really scandalous - Cheers that year, I was...Read More

HIV/AIDS Basics: What Do You Know?

Filed by Eric Leven | November 07, 2007 | 11:02 AM | comments

This past weekend I took my camera out and decided to do a little interviewing. I wanted to know if people knew the basics of HIV/AIDS. Hmmm? Peep this: Did you know all the answers? Some of the interviewees knew...Read More

What Do We Want? Gay Power!

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 07, 2007 | 10:40 AM | comments

Thanks to the awesome work of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund dozens of gay candidates were elected to municipal and state legislative office yesterday. The Victory Fund has endorsed 71 candidates for office in 2007 with 31 winning their...Read More

Desperate times and really desperate (and possibly illegal) measures

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 07, 2007 | 8:15 AM | comments

(This guest post comes to us from Ray Jencar. Ray is a former teacher and current grad student at the University of Louisville. He hopes someday, like Socrates, to corrupt the minds of youth. Ray has guest posted before on...Read More

WTB: Crash Team Britney

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 07, 2007 | 7:55 AM | comments

Crash Team Britney...Read More


Homotextual: John Waters

Filed by Ed Team | November 07, 2007 | 7:35 AM | comments

"That's the most devious thing I ever did. Middle American families are going to "Hairspray" and seeing two men singing a love song. They're clapping and encouraging their 15-year-olds to date black guys. If I ever did anything perverse, that's...Read More

ENDA Update: HRC, LCCR Completely Turn Their Backs On Gender-Variant Americans, House To Vote On CripplENDA Tomorrow

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 07, 2007 | 3:44 AM | comments

As many expected, the Human Rights Campaign, in concert with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and a few of its member organizations, yesterday effectively renounced its previous public promises and statements on the issue, and has now completely...Read More