November 20, 2008

2008 Amendment Battles LiveBlog with Kate Kendell, Nadine Smith and Barbara McCullough-Jones

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 | 6:45 PM | comments

Welcome everyone to Bilerico Project's LiveBlog with three leaders of this year's anti-amendment battles in California, Florida and Arizona - Kate Kendall (No on 8), Nadine Smith (Equality Florida) and Barbara McCullough-Jones (Equality Arizona). All three women have agreed to...Read More

TDOR: Some Personal Thoughts

Filed by Donna Rose | November 20, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Another Transgender Day of Remembrance (or TDOR, for short) is upon us. It occurs on Nov. 20 each year in commemoration of the murder of trans-woman Rita Hester and is our opportunity to celebrate the lives and mourn the deaths...Read More

The Obama era, legally speaking

Filed by Nan Hunter | November 20, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

The bittersweet combination of the Prop 8 loss and the Obama win, combined with the Dems picking up more seats in both houses of Congress, means that a much greater focus on federal-level policy-making is in the offing in lgbt...Read More

Remembering our Dead

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 20, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Today, people across the world are observing the 10th Transgender Day of Remembrance, day when we look back and honor the lives lost to anti-transgender hate and violence. In 2008, the violent murders of transgender people and people targeted for...Read More

Loving your old gay face

Filed by Father Tony | November 20, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Fr. T, I hear you've had some work done. Fess up. Care to recommend your doctor? -- Anonymous...Read More

The Midwest Teen Sex Show

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I were flipping through the Apple TV last night when he stumbled across The Midwest Teen Sex Show podcasts. We watched a couple of them last night and when I got up this morning, I went looking for...Read More

God Files a Prop 8 Amicus Brief

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 20, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Isn't part of religion having some humility? You know, all that bowing heads and stuff? What's up with this group, The Kingdom of Heaven, World Divine Mission? They have filed an amicus brief on behalf of God. Not Jesus. Or...Read More

Not just a name on a list

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 20, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a solemn day where our community comes together to remember and honor those lost to anti-transgender hate and violence. The list is horrifically long this year, with 16 new names added...Read More

From The AFL-CIO Blog: Nurses March For Marriage Equality

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | November 20, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

From the official AFL-CIO blog: Members of the California Nurses Association / National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) joined several thousand LGBT, civil rights, labor, community and religious activists in San Francisco in recent days in a demonstration calling for marriage...Read More

Call the Obama Transition Team and/or Join Us in DC!

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | November 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today at 12:30pm EST, 1,000 AIDS activists will gather in Washington, DC to "inaugurate" President-elect Obama as the president who can change the way the U.S. fights AIDS. We will be marching to the White House and Transition Team offices...Read More

A modest marriage proposal

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: The following is a guest post by Chris Crain. Chris is former editor of the Washington Blade, Southern Voice, and gay publications in three other cities. He blogs at and is the editor of He lives...Read More

What Thomas Beatie Doesn't Understand

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | November 20, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

I watched Thomas and Nancy Beatie on Barbara Walters last week. They described their struggle with the state of Oregon over how they would be identified on their child's birth certificate. They want Thomas listed as the father and Nancy...Read More

The Value of a Life

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 20, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Today marks the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, with commemorations happening through today and some into the weekend. Thanks to Tobi for giving the day-before link to what's happening. The following was originally written for GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine,...Read More

Now It's Official

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 20, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I attended the Swearing In Ceremony for Kevin Beckner, an openly gay Democrat who defied the odds and defeated an entrenched homophobic Republican. Many of us have been in those county commission chambers numerous times to protest the repeal of...Read More


Liveblog with anti-amendment leaders Kate Kendell, Nadine Smith and Barbara McCullough-Jones

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

UPDATE: The LiveBlog can be found at this post. It has started now. I'm pleased to announce that Thursday night Bilerico Project be hosting a liveblog with Kate Kendell, Nadine Smith and Barbara McCullough-Jones. We'll kick things off at 7pm...Read More

Look Ma, No Pants! Cocaine! Fred! 69!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 20, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. Which song do you like better? Single Ladies or If I Were A Boy? 2. Is PETA too aggressive in their efforts to fight fur? 3. Do you root...Read More


Moments free from worry

Filed by Ed Team | November 20, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic." -- Quote and quip writer Cullen Hightower (Hat tip to Mikerzz who is a never ending source of good quotes.)...Read More

HRC observes Trans Day of Remembrance

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch HRC released this video about Trans Day of Remembrance yesterday. It's very well done; I hope trans groups are able to use it as they lobby politicians and the public....Read More