September 9, 2008

Gracie the Graceless

Filed by Michele O'Mara | September 09, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

I spent years in two long-term relationships (about five years apiece), and the last one ended because I started my transition (MtF, and at least a few years from GRS). Shortly after that, I got deeply involved with another...Read More

What IS the LGBT community? Who are we?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Bumped back up to the top so the conversation can continue. I said in my post yesterday that I have questions about feminist and transgender issues. I invited other Projectors to throw in their own questions into the...Read More

Is 'Tranny' Offensive?

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 09, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm happy to be a part of the Bilerico team now, and I thought I'd start off by reposting something I wrote in my own blog a couple weeks ago. It was inspired by a reoccurring conversation I've seen on...Read More

I'm a big fan of recycling but...

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

If you're going to lift another org's short Facebook message to their group members... XX XX sent a message to the members of Michigan Equality. -------------------- Subject: Let's Grow this Group! Hi! I have a favor to ask. Would you...Read More

Some of My Best Friends Are Gay...

Filed by Bo Shuff | September 09, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

There has been a lot of talk post RNC about senior advisors of the McCain campaign speaking before the Log Cabin Republicans. Deb Price, who I love, jumped on the bandwagon with a story about it yesterday. In what appears...Read More

Marriage amendment funding

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 09, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Funding for and against Proposition 8 in California, the amendment to ban same-sex marriage (9/5 numbers, in millions of dollars): ForAgainst Total California $8.8$5.3$14.1 Out-of-state $4.0$5.0$9.0 Total $12.0 $10.2$22.2 In Arizona, amendment supporters have raised around $3 million. I can't...Read More

Love, Family, Friendship, and the Voting Booth

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 09, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Vic Basile was the first executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, a co-founder of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and currently advocating through It is hard to imagine an election more important to...Read More

Berklee College of Music Establishes GLBT Leadership Fund

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 09, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

This Saturday night, the one and only Melissa Ferrick will rock the Berklee performance center in Boston, with all the proceeds benefiting a brand new GLBT leadership fund at the college. Berklee has a history of being... well, male dominated,...Read More

Mourning Sickness*

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 09, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

A while back, I was talking with my sister on the phone and told her the news that our niece was moving back east, and she practically hissed, "Fierce!" Then, to my confused silence, she explained, "That's Christian Siriano from...Read More

America: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 09, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Part One: Yours, Mine... One of the things I hoped for when Michelle Obama spoke at the Democratic convention, was that she would introduce people to the America that she came from, and that was the setting of her story....Read More

Republicans, family values, and hypocrisy

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I had the opportunity to review Win McCormack's new book "You Don't Know Me - A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values", a new offering published by Tin House Books. Featuring a red-faced elephant caught with his pants down on...Read More

The 12 Most Important Lesbian and Gay Books of All Time

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

As many of you know, I have acquired a reputation as an authority on gay and lesbian books. This came about because of my lifetime love of books; my personal collection of gay literature; my work with the Stonewall Library...Read More

Santa makes Sarah Palin mad

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Yeah, Santa. How red is Rudolph's nose now? I didn't want to hurt him, but, you know, I warned you not to piss me off. You wanna play some more reindeer games or you wanna teach those elves creationism?" What's...Read More

End of summer prize pack giveaway

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to start settling into fall. You know what that means... It's time to do a clean-out of all the summer promotional products I've been sent! To win a prize package,...Read More

Behind the scenes with the Cliks

Filed by IN THE LIFE | September 09, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch The Cliks... the Canadian punk rock, gender-queer, trans band, giving a whole new spin to fierce, ferocious, and fun. For more LGBT commentary and news, visit the IN THE LIFE website. Be sure to become...Read More


Sarah Palin: Obama is 'doing just fine'

Filed by Ed Team | September 09, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Something's kind of changing here in Alaska, too, for being such a red state on the Presidential level. Obama's doing just fine in polls up here, which is kind of wigging people out, because they're saying, 'This hasn't happened for...Read More

Maverick? Whoa.

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch I love this latest ad from the Obama campaign. While I've noticed the mainstream media picking up (finally) on all of the lies the McCain campaign has been telling, it's good to see our guy...Read More