October 29, 2008

Web exclusive footage with NAACP Chair Julian Bond

Filed by IN THE LIFE | October 29, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch In this exclusive footage, NAACP Chair Julian Bond and Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart discuss the common ties of The Civil Rights and LGBT Civil Rights movements. Bond speaks of the divisive tactics used in...Read More

Armageddon in California

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 29, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

I have a question for all those religious groups are pouring money into California to try and make a constitutional amendment to limit access to legal contracts - and that is what marriage is, a legal contract, first and foremost...Read More

CNN moves Indiana to "tossup"

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

While a source inside CNN told me to expect this sometime today, I still can't believe my eyes. CNN has moved Indiana from the "Leans McCain" column to "Tossup." The new Research 2000 poll showing Obama up by 1% tipped...Read More

Labor Support For No on 8 Goes Beyond $$$

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | October 29, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

At this point in the No on 8 campaign, labor unions have donated close to $3 million dollars to defeat this unjust and unfair proposition that is a smack in the face to all working people. From a labor perspective,...Read More

Write to Marry Day: My Marriage Story

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 29, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Many of the readers on Bilerico know that my partner, Anthony Niedwiecki, and I were married in California this summer. I posted about the entire experience, from our initial decision to marry in California to the wedding day itself. I...Read More

DNC condemns Indiana anti-gay campaign mailing

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday I posted to Bilerico-Indiana about an anti-gay flier sent by the Indiana Democratic State Committee on behalf of State Representative candidate Andy Schemenaur. The mailing, paid for by the state party, called for "a constitutional amendment that defines...Read More

Gay robocallers do a bad impression of LGBT rights groups

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Oh, yeah, they're going there in South Carolina. State senate candidate Mick Mulvaney (R, no surprise) launched these calls against his opponent Mandy Powers Norrell. iPhone users: Click to watch They can't even muster a good parody - a gay...Read More

Trans-Activism Blossoms in Unlikely Environment

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 29, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rhodes Perry is the field and policy manager for PFLAG. Before joining PFLAG, Rhodes worked for the US Office of Management and Budget, focusing on federal benefit programs and policies that provide assistance to low-income communities....Read More

GMHC: HIV/AIDS Update on 2008 Presidential Candidates

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | October 29, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Below, please find the updated 2008 Presidential Candidate Report from GMHC to help you understand the candidates positions on HIV/AIDS issues. There are several other significant issues that are not addressed in the update below- such as the call for...Read More

The Courage Campaign Goes to the Mormon Church

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 29, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

On Tuesday, angry over the extraordinary amount of money the Utah-based Mormon Church has given to Prop 8, the ballot initiative that would "eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry," Rick Jacobs, chair of the Courage Campaign Issues Committee, and...Read More

$700B for Wall Street, but $600K is too much for homeless queers

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Proving yet again (as if we needed to see it again) that butter and guns trade-off, a queer homeless shelter that caters to youth in NYC might get shut down: A leading provider of services for New York City's homeless...Read More


Filed by Kate Clinton | October 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

My friend Sally had a special request for her birthday party - fondue! Get your sticks out, that pot of cheese soup is making a comeback. During the party, I noticed some scary double dipping. It's the beginning of flu...Read More

Cabbies know best

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was at a table of volunteers, all calling people. It's wild here right now. Calling for volunteers, calling for Election Day visibility. There is a volunteer coordinator who is a clone of my sister in law, Tonita who is...Read More

Will the Real Black Folk (& Real Americans) Please Stand Up?

Filed by Bishop Mahee | October 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I just got through reading comments detailing remarks made in support of Florida's hateful Amendment 2 by a niece of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Alveda King. Dr. King's niece has once again aligned herself (while invoking...Read More

We're giving away ten L Word Season 5 box sets!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Today we're giving away 10 copies of The L Word Season 5 courtesy of Showtime Networks. To win, just leave a comment on this post. Ten winners will be drawn at random, but you cannot enter more than once. Contest...Read More


Given what's at stake

Filed by Ed Team | October 29, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"One of the things I love about the ACLU is that it's an organization that understands we are all in this together. We recognize that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. "Given what's at stake in the outcome...Read More

I'm a human being douchebag

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch While a lot of folks have complained about the actual No on 8 commercials, the YouTube videos submitted by ordinary folks have been spectacular. Take this one, for example. While it's a little confusing, the...Read More