May 7, 2008


Curiouser and curiouser!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2008 | 9:49 PM | comments

We have another brave soul joining us at the Bilerico Project! Jeremy Bishop is Executive Director of Pride At Work, the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the labor movement and beyond. When not spreading the...Read More

The Yearning for Scion Ranch

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 07, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Enough with the Hillary Deathwatches, the Eight Belles comparisons, the Wednesday morning quarterbacking, the super-annuating, the gloating not-gloating, the Wright stuffing, the obliterating, the primary parsing. Everybody take a breath, sit back, have a lovely European style coffee, and play...Read More

Michigan Supreme Court- "No benefits for gay partners"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 07, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

The decision is in from the Michigan Supreme Court- the 2004 Michigan ban against gay marriage also blocks domestic-partner benefits. The court ruled 5-2 that governments and state universities can't offer health insurance to the partners of gay workers. According...Read More

The Primary Is Over, My Passion Is Not

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 07, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

For those that are working on a political campaign, the day after the election feels like a balloon that suddenly loses all it's air. Win or lose, the day after is always a time to rest and take stock of...Read More

Would somebody please think of the children?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

One of the silliest arguments that the Religious Right uses to keep us down is the "Children just can't deal with homosexuality/transsexuality/gay culture/drag queens/queer PDA at their age - their minds just aren't ready for it." It's silly because it's...Read More

That's what they call 'moot,' right?

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 07, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Justin and Ron: Well, so much for worrying about a blog comment. All those legal fees and the guy wasn't even close to winning. Take a look at the Donna Edwards election in Maryland...It's proof of what happens when y'all...Read More

North Carolina, Jim Neal's U.S. Senate bid and the big picture

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 07, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Obama bested Hillary Clinton with ease last night here in NC, and you can see plenty of analysis about that all over the blogosphere. On primary night I liveblogged from Southern Rail in Carrboro, where U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal...Read More

International Day Against Homophobia: In Latvia Prejudice Is Ingrained

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 07, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Kate Allen is the Director of Amnesty International UK. Amnesty International will be launching a hard-hitting briefing on the problem of homophobia in Eastern Europe on May 17th. Later this month sees the International Day Against...Read More

Campaigning Under Mountain Momma

Filed by Storm Bear | May 07, 2008 | 11:06 AM | comments

click to enlarge I did part of my growing up in West Virginia where my father mined coal out of the hills - so did my uncles and my grandfather. It is where many of them died due to...Read More

Historic night for the south

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | May 07, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

While the presidential primary race is drawing this morning's big headlines, last night was also remarkable for two other exciting political achievements. Falls Church, Virginia voters elected Lawrence Webb to their city council, making him the state's first openly gay...Read More

Bilerico visits Obama and Clinton campaign headquarters

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm breaking a Bilerico rule by posting the larger video, but so many of you complained that you couldn't read the type on the smaller video player we normally use. My thoughts on the mini-documentary after the jump....Read More

Marriage Equality Updates from AZ & CA

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | May 07, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Just a quick update on the anti-marriage amendment making its way through both houses of the Arizona state legislature: The bill is stalled in the Senate, thanks to the maneuverings of State Rep. Kirstyn Sinema, who doubts that there are...Read More

It's time

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 07, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

You all know I am a die hard Clinton supporter. I was hoping for a close race in North Carolina and a blow out in Indiana. No luck. And now? It's time. It's time for Clinton to concede. The fat...Read More


The spin cycle begins anew

Filed by Ed Team | May 07, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Meanwhile, the media then looks to the next state - this time it will be West Virginia, the best state demographically for Clinton, who is 30 points ahead there - and proclaims that it's "do or die" and begin anew...Read More

John Hagee compares the Roman Church to Hitler

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 07, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Pastor John Hagee, the John McCain endorser, spouts some more crazy talk without any repercussions....Read More