January 12, 2009


Since you all liked Rachel Maddow so much...

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

Bil's out, so that means that I'm going to remind you all to vote Bilerico tonight. I won't completely humiliate myself like I did last week. I will only partly humiliate myself. You see, we're in it to win it....Read More

Indiana's marriage amendment: Now with more anti-gay feeling

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Indiana State Representatives Eric Turner (R - Marion) and Dave Cheatham (D - North Vernon) introduced a resolution today to amend them state constitution to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. After language concerns buried the previously proposed amendment, the...Read More

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Meat-ing in the Middle

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 12, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Chicago native currently living in Washington, DC. A recently downsized reporter, he enjoys running, cheap puns and defending ELO and Steely Dan to non-believers. He currently lives in Adams Morgan with his...Read More

What inclusive means to me

Filed by Bo Shuff | January 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Openly Gay Bishop Gene Robinson will offer a prayer on Sunday at an official Inaugural event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. If this doesn't send chills of hop up your spine, well I just can't help you anymore....Read More

Reefer Madness Meets "Teh Gays"

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of my favorite camp films of all time is "Reefer Madness," a 1936 film that showed teens how a puff of weed would make them insane, wildly sexual, maniacs. As if they weren't already. In the same style... Get...Read More

Gay Bishop to Deliver Invocation at Inaugural Event

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson has been invited by President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural committee to deliver the invocation at a concert held at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert will be held on Sunday, January 18th and will be the first...Read More

Author of Trans Workplace Study Speaks Out

Filed by Paige Schilt | January 12, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Back in October, the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy published an article examining the salary and workplace experiences of transgender men and women "before and after" transition. The article, which was co-authored by economist Matthew Wiswall and sociologist...Read More

Constitutional amendment to be re-introduced today

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

While the Indiana Family Institute has a planned press conference for 3:30pm today at the Statehouse, they've been rather coy about what they plan to announce. Speculation, of course, has swirled that they will be re-introducing a changed version of...Read More

Equal Roots Throws a Fun 'Repeal DOMA' Rally

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 12, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Some longtime LGBT organizers have wondered how long the outrage over Prop 8 can be sustained, especially as the anger turns more and more inward, eviscerating our own. The new Los Angeles-based, youth-oriented group Equal Roots is determined not to...Read More

Mitt Romney ran the LCR dry

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

More specifically, the Log Cabin Republicans have around $100K in consolidated debt. They're blaming the economic downturn, apparently because Sisyphean projects like making the GOP gay-friendly (I don't think LCR considers itself a B or T organization) are the first...Read More

An inside look at 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Filed by Matt Comer | January 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Paul McNeal, a gay former U.S. servicemember, contacted me a while back. He submitted a guest commentary at InterstateQ.com and then sent this "inside look" at "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" over to me a couple days ago. It's posted at...Read More


Help Little Drummer Buck!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Please VOTE FOR BILERICO PROJECT! One click- don't have to register! We are getting killed! You can vote ALL DAY MON! THANKS!...Read More


Vote for lesbians as "Best New Blog"

Filed by Ed Team | January 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Weblog Awards may seem like a kind and gentle competition among affable geeks to the uninitiated, when in fact it is a free-for-all among not-so-affable geeks that often includes unlikely alliances formed behind the scenes, ne'er-do-wells attempting to circumvent...Read More

I love a boy named Jesse

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This great music video features Israeli singer Ivri Lider. It's a beautiful, haunting melody that I rushed out to buy for the ole iPod. You'll love it. (Hat tip to Projector Daniel for sending it in.)...Read More