March 17, 2009

Breaking News: U.S. to Sign U.N. Gay Rights Declaration

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 17, 2009 | 10:00 PM | comments

This just came over the AP wire service: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration will sign a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality that President George W. Bush had refused to...Read More

Meghan McCain, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter: Which of them doesn't belong?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I hadn't really been following the Ann Coulter vs. Meghan McCain battle for the soul of the Republican Party until I saw the video of Meghan on The View telling conservative radio commentator Laura Ingraham to kiss her ass for...Read More

Like having a Personal Chef To Go

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

It's not often that I do a food review, but this is an exception. I was contacted by a potential advertiser last week that wanted to buy an ad for Personal Chef To Go. Made for busy people who want...Read More

Dire Straits

Filed by Wyatt O'Brian Evans | March 17, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Wyatt O'Brian Evans is a Bilerico-DC contributor. This is part of the series "The Cancer that Slowly Consumes Our Very Souls: Racism" that we're running here on Bilerico Project. NaNa is an American citizen who is half-African American,...Read More

NBC's 'Kings' takes up gay interpretation

Filed by Matt Comer | March 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Well... at least slightly so, that is. I watched the premiere of NBC's allegorical "Kings" over the internet last night. Work at the paper on Sunday evening kept me away from the debut and my favorite weekly viewing pleasure, "Big...Read More

What can he do?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Friend of the blog Meghan Stabler sent me a copy of an e-mail an old co-worker sent her recently. Meghan transitioned while they worked together and the letter will bring a tear to your eye. Her former co-worker asks Meghan...Read More

Focus on the Family gives away free books!

Filed by Austen Crowder | March 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Or: Doctor Dobson's Dead Fish Handshake File this one under "surreal, messed-up Focus rhetoric." I could go on for a country mile about Focus on the Family's positions on gay marriage, reparative therapy, and the social degradation created by LGB...Read More

DC Council Hears Testimony on Needs of LGBT Seniors

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 17, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

On March 16th the DC City Council held an oversight hearing looking at the Department of Aging. Alan Dinsmore, co-chair of the Elder Think Tank, delivered testimony on the needs of LGBT seniors including ways that the DC government can...Read More

Hearings opened yesterday in Vermont for same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

In 2000, Vermont created civil unions for same-sex couples with all the state-level rights of marriage in order to avoid letting same-sex couples marry, as their supreme court ordered. Yesterday, they opened hearings on same-sex marriage in the state legislature....Read More

What Would Harvey Milk Say If He Were Here Today?

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Michael Adams is the Executive Director of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), the oldest and largest organization in the country providing services and advocacy for LGBT seniors. Prior to joining SAGE, Michael was the Director of...Read More

Feinstein, Bond Star at HRC Gala; Solmonese on DOMA/ENDA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles was packed with heavy-hitters Saturday night at the Century Plaza Hotel including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and NAACP board chair Julian Bond. Afterward, I asked HRC executive director Joe Solmonese about timelines...Read More

Vote No on Charter Amendment 1 This Week!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Join Equality is Gainesville's Business and stand united in opposition to the proposed charter amendment that would remove existing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity and prohibit Gainesville from ever adding protections not included in the Florida Civil...Read More

Limbaugh Lower Now

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 17, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Vacation's over - time to work out, freak out, help out... PS: I meant eighteen thousand. But I'm not in charge of Treasury either....Read More


Julian Bond at the HRC dinner

Filed by Ed Team | March 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When someone asks me, "are gay rights civil rights?" my answer is always, "Of course, they are." Civil rights are positive legal prerogatives: the right to equal treatment before the law. These are the rights shared by everyone. There is...Read More

Sportscaster Keith Olbermann with a mustache

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This weekend we were playing Trivial Pursuit and one of the questions asked what former sportscaster was offered a $25k signing bonus to regrow his mustache. The answer? Keith Olbermann. Well, then we had to look for video of...Read More