November 16, 2008

Photos from L.A. Rally Against Prop 8

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 16, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Karen Ocamb sent these amazing photos from the L.A. march that was part of the National Day of Protest....Read More

Better Know a Contributor: Scott Kaiser

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 16, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More

It's Not The Size That Matters

Filed by Scott Kaiser | November 16, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

I would like to thank everyone who participated in yesterday's rallies for marriage equality across the nation. The protests were a top news story all over the Internet and on many television stations. It could not be dismissed or ignored....Read More

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LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at LA Prop 8 Protest Rally

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 16, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This weekend has been pure hell for the Southland with fires in three different counties raging out of control and hundreds of homes destroyed and lives up-ended. One has to feel heart-sick for our fellow Angelinos at the sheer scope...Read More

Indianapolis joins National Day of Protest

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Yesterday about 250 people stood outside the Indianapolis City-County Building in a cold rain and sleet as part of the grassroots National Day of Protest. While that may not seem like a lot of people compared to the posts about...Read More

Carpe Diem

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 16, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I've had a busy October and November so far. I've been working increased hours at my job. I just recently returned from Boulder, CO and the CU campus after being honored with keynote speaker duties for their recent TRANScending Gender...Read More

Open Thank You Note to Leonard Pitts

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 16, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I wept when I read Leonard Pitts' column about black anti-marriage-equality voters. As a white woman -- and a white woman with hundreds of beloved black family members -- the risk of being accused of racism when I point out...Read More

Photos from the Chicago Anti-Proposition 8 Rally, November 15, Federal Plaza

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 16, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I was there to cover the event. As you might imagine, my feelings were -- shall we say -- mixed. There were at least 1000-1500 people, quite possibly a lot more than that (I'm waiting for official numbers). I was...Read More

Saving Young Lives: The Trevor Project

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 16, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It is no secret that helping and supporting LGBT youth is one of my greatest passions. That is why I am making sure everyone knows about The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only...Read More

Prop 8 Demos: a Contrarian Caveat

Filed by Nan Hunter | November 16, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I write this as demonstrations against Prop 8 occur around the country. That's great - although I distance myself from anything framed as anti-Mormon per se. While it's been tough to have been too busy to be blogging the last...Read More

It's The End Of The World As We Know It

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 16, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

At least, I hope it is anyway. Stonewall didn't do it. The Briggs amendment didn't do it. The Defense of Marriage Act didn't do it. The horrific misuse of Don't Ask Don't Tell to facilitate the most intense anti-gay witch...Read More

3500 Turn Out For Equality in Phoenix

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

There were approximately 3500 people at the marriage equality rally in Phoenix yesterday. And anyone who's done their share of protesting in Arizona can attest that it's amazing to get 100 people to show up for anything, let alone 1000....Read More

South Bend's National Day of Protest rally

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Mandy Studdard, a Spanish major at IUSB and founder of the Good Causes Club, is from Rochester, IN. She visits her foster parents Judy and Dale Coffing and chats with her fiancee Johanna Moncada often. Mandy...Read More

Wanda Sykes Comes WAY Out

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Anyone familiar with Wanda Sykes's stand-up comedy knows that she's gay-friendly. In her 2006 HBO special, Sick and Tired, she exclaimed, "If you don't believe in same-sex marriage, then don't marry someone of the same sex!" But Sykes has taken...Read More

Next Stop: Ban Divorce?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This great video from the "Funny or Die" crew shows how absurd the arguments against marriage equality have been in the Amendment fights... See more funny videos at Funny or Die...Read More

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Anti-Prop 8 March Overshadowed by Southland Fires

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Openly gay Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl stopped in the middle of his stirring remarks about the impact the anti-Prop 8 rally will likely have on the new LGBT and straight activists against H8. "We are all Angelinos,' Rosendahl...Read More

City Hall Park Protest in Manhattan

Filed by Father Tony | November 16, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

The thousands who gathered in protest at Manhattan's City Hall Park on Saturday November 15, 2008 (as did concurrently folks in dozens of other communities across the nation) raised signs and voices and received encouraging words promising a world of...Read More


Andrew Sullivan: Know Hope

Filed by Ed Team | November 16, 2008 | 7:27 AM | comments

"When every gay person and every friend or family member of a gay person really, truly believes that the status quo is unacceptable, we will win. Today, I think we reached a tipping point. Now our task is to...Read More

Gavin Newsom: The Fight Continues

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 16, 2008 | 7:21 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Mayor Gavin Newsom talks about the need to continue fighting for full equality for LGBT people and our families....Read More