November 29, 2007

A Time for Heroes

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 29, 2007 | 9:23 PM | comments

I first met Brigadier General Keith Kerr when, in 2003, I helped to coordinate his ‘coming out’ – along with another General and an Admiral – in the New York Times. General Kerr’s honesty made history, making him one of...Read More

What will happen to Indiana's marriage amendment?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2007 | 6:50 PM | comments

Indiana's proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions (SJR-7) is a case study in politics versus progress. As I described in previous posts about the legislature and the Governor and the religious right, both supporters and opponents...Read More

P is for Power

Filed by Dustin Kight | November 29, 2007 | 6:05 PM | comments

Okay, stop. Take a moment. Breathe. If you identify as a progressive person -- especially if you're a progressive person who is closely involved in progressive politics -- I want you to relax your shoulders and pat yourself on the...Read More

And the other gay question....

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 29, 2007 | 6:01 PM | comments

Concerning Huck and the Log Cabin Republicans: The Republicans are also mad at this dude because he at one point said that he liked Obama. Still, a bit odd that they picked this question to be one of two gay...Read More

"General Betray Us" evil, evil, evil; "General Fagginess" funny

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 29, 2007 | 4:18 PM | comments

There was a question from a retired gay general last night at the Republican CNN/YouTube debate about DADT (note how the Republicans boo and heckle the general): Republicans are pissed off that General Kerr turned out to be on the...Read More

Metastasizing Meth Is Eroding Our Moral High Ground

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 29, 2007 | 3:30 PM | comments

For over 25 years, Lorri L. Jean, CEO of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, has been a kick-ass advocate for LGBT rights. So like the old E.F. Hutton commercial – when Lorri Jean told 1,000 people at the Center’s...Read More

Henry Hyde, dead at 83

Filed by Jen Jorczak | November 29, 2007 | 12:55 PM | comments

From the AP: "Former Rep. Henry Hyde, the Illinois Republican who steered the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and championed government restrictions on the funding of abortions, died Thursday. He was 83." While his family has my condolences, I must...Read More

Poisonous Parenting for the Holidays

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 29, 2007 | 12:46 PM | comments

I guess it was the combination of Parker's fifth birthday and Thanksgiving that brought this series back to mind. After all, it happened that this year Thanksgiving fell on the fifth anniversary of the say we first saw our son...Read More

Guilty pleasures open thread

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 29, 2007 | 10:30 AM | comments

We all have one, right? Last night, Jeanine took the kids to a concert at Berklee College of Music. I'm sure it was wonderful as Stephen Webber is an amazing musician and the premier expert on turntables. He, quite literally,...Read More

My Dinner with Elizabeth Edwards

Filed by Eric Marcus | November 29, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

No doubt about it, there were breadcrumbs on my dinner companion’s chin. As we discussed the unusually mild late fall evening that made it possible for us to sit under an open sky in the garden of a New York...Read More


Homotextual: John Edwards

Filed by Ed Team | November 29, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are a whole group of issues on which we can move the country forward. For example, the recognition of partnership benefits, changing our immigration and adoption laws, so that they provide equality to gay and lesbian couples, a re-examination...Read More

I Endorse John Edwards

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | November 29, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Editor's note: This post is part of series called Meet the Candidates in which Bilerico contributors write about why they are supporting their chosen candidate. Leadership means taking the lead and it also means taking risks. Whenever leaders announce their...Read More

YGST: John Edwards

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 29, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Here is John Edwards' closing statement at the HRC/Logo presidential forum in which he speaks about how LGBT activists and the next president will change the country....Read More