February 8, 2009


Better Know a Contributor: Dana Rudolph

Filed by Father Tony | February 08, 2009 | 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. This week, I've tagged our delightful Dana Rudolph with ten questions. In addition to being...Read More

Regarding that video ...

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | February 08, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Regarding that video, Please don't forget to be critical about marriage. Please love the weirdo queers, too. Please don't exclusively equate love with long-term, two-party commitment. Or atomized nuclear families. Please don't think assimilation + inclusion are justice + freedom....Read More

Flotsam and jetsam for a lazy Sunday

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

With all the happenings that've been going on over the past couple of weeks, there were some news posts and interesting tidbits we weren't able to cover. Here's the best of them: An 18 year old high school student in...Read More

Counterpoint: Loving Hate: Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Matthew Shepard Act (H.R. 1592) would expand the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The bill also requires "the FBI to track...Read More

Point: The Matthew Shepard Act will show that hate is not tolerated

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 08, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm not one to believe that legislation is a be-all and end-all solution to the troubles that plague us, but it can be a necessary step in order to achieve equality in spirit. Hate crime laws exist because assumed and...Read More


Debate team comes to the Bilerico Project

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 08, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

We're going to be trying a new feature today, Point/Counterpoint. Hopefully this will go well and we'll have a weekly line-up of debaters on various subjects of interest to LGBTQ people. Today's topic is the Matthew Shepard Act, with Mercedes...Read More

Invalidate Prop 8

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I don't know how anyone can look at the divorce video by Courage Campaign and say "I'm not political." The video which has been viewed nearly 100,000 times puts a face to the 18,000 married same-sex couples in California facing...Read More

My mom would say, "I hope some day you get paid for being Alex Blaze"

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 08, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

For the past two or three weeks I've been in and out around this site, and this past week has been even worse. I'm back to as full-time as I normally am, though, and I'll just give the short version...Read More


Bolivia supasses the United States

Filed by Ed Team | February 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The State prohibits and punishes all forms of discrimination founded on the basis of sex, skin color, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, origin, culture, nationality, citizenship, language, religious beliefs, ideology, political or philosophical affiliation." -- Article 14.II: In...Read More

1989 ACT UP marriage demonstration

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

WCBS-TV New York, Channel 2 News coverage of ACT UP protest at Manhattan's marriage license bureau in 1989. The report features an on-camera interview with former Lambda Defense and Education Fund executive director, the late Thomas B. Stoddard. As...Read More