July 31, 2008

What Hangs in the Balance

Filed by Kate Kendell | July 31, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

If we lose California, if they defeat the marriage amendment, I'm afraid that the culture war is over and Christians have lost. I've never said that publicly until now--but that's just the reality of the fact. Donald Wildmon, President, American...Read More

What'll happen to Californian domestic partners?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been doing a lot of personal research into French PACS (civil unions) this past week, and it's gotten me to wonder about what exactly is going to happen to Californian domestic partners. California created its domestic partnership registry in...Read More

The Wrap (With Two Gay Guys)

Filed by Brent Hartinger | July 31, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's the debut of our new vlog, where we "wrap up" the week's gay entertainment news! This week...homophobia in the new X-Files movie, why the critics might be dissing Mamma Mia!, and the controversy/debate over some extremely bigoted comments by...Read More

Possible meeting between HRC and trans activists

Filed by Bil Browning | July 31, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

The comments on my recent post about the HRC dinner dust-up have gotten off-topic with discussion of a possible meeting between HRC staffers and some transgender representatives. I thought I'd open up this post to be a thread about the...Read More

Just Launched! Enough: The Personal Politics of Resisting Capitalism

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 31, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm very excited to let you know about the launch of Enough. Created and edited by the wonderful Tyrone Boucher and Dean Spade: Enough is a space for conversations about how a commitment to wealth redistribution plays out in our...Read More

Catholic Church Takes Aim at Condoms

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 31, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

A Catholic group called Human Life International has put up billboards in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to fight the scourge of condom usage. Human Life International's website claims that their mission is to "fight the evils of abortion, contraception, sex...Read More

Black History: The Later Klans

Filed by Storm Bear | July 31, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge From Wikipedia: The name "Ku Klux Klan" began to be used by several independent groups. Beginning in the 1950s, individual Klan groups began to resist the Civil Rights Movement by bombing houses in transitional neighborhoods and...Read More

More Anti-Gay Violence Strikes EuroPride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 31, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I posted earlier this week about the two gay men that were robbed and stabbed at EuroPride in Stockholm by men yelling homophobic slurs. The incident is being classified as a hate crime by Police. Unfortunately, more horrendous anti-gay violence...Read More

Local this and that

Filed by Bil Browning | July 31, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

I've been busy with the Bilerico Project and Bilerico Media lately, so I haven't had time to post on these great topics that have been submitted. I figured I'd do a quick roundup to make sure you had a chance...Read More

Defining men and women at the Olympics

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 31, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The NY Times is reporting that the Olympics in Beijing this summer will be testing female athletes to see if they're actually women or men posing as women: Organizers of the Beijing Olympics have set up a sex-determination laboratory to...Read More

The Sound and The Fury

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 31, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - Macbeth,...Read More

Obama Organizes in Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 31, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

In a great column in the Huffington Post, blogger Sam Stein reports that the Obama campaign is "months ahead" of where the Gore and Kerry campaigns were in Florida in years past. Obama's Communications Director in the state, Mark Bubriski,...Read More

Diego Sanchez's speech at the HRC San Francisco dinner

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 31, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Diego M. Sanchez is the Director of Public Relations & External Affairs for AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. Deigo was a featured speaker at HRC's San Francisco gala dinner. This is a copy of those...Read More

Students Win Precedent Setting GSA fight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 31, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." Yesterday, Federal Judge K. Michael Moore ruled that school officials in Okeechobee, Florida, must allow a Gay-Straight Alliance to form at their high...Read More


Breed to fight the brown menace

Filed by Ed Team | July 31, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Europeans will be facing a very different country in 50-100 years if they don't start having children. While Europeans remain largely secular (and have far less children), the growing Muslim population (who have, on average, far more children) is likely...Read More

Award Winning "Think Equal" Commercial

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 31, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Garden State Equality's "Think Equal" marriage equality ad, part of their highly successful equality education campaign, has won the Commercial Closet Association Award for the year's Outstanding Nonprofit Campaign! Congratulations!...Read More