April 15, 2009

Maintaining a Unified Front

Filed by Kate Kendell | April 15, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

In light of the recent good news out of Vermont, Iowa, Washington D.C., Washington state, and the city of Gainesville, Florida, I've been reflecting about the values of our community and the goals of our movement. As a progressive, feminist...Read More

Womanizer sign language interpreter "speaks"

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Have you seen the hot, hot, hot videos by sign language interpreter Michael DiMartino? The YouTube sensation has taken the net by storm with his sexy music videos that not only has great dance moves, but also interprets the entire...Read More

Tearing Families Apart, When We Should Be Uniting Them

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 15, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Shirley Tan and Jay Mercado are, by all accounts, a picture-perfect family. The two have been together - happily - for more than two decades. They have adorable 12-year-old twins. They married in 2004. And they are hard-working, productive members...Read More

JFLAG releases another statement against Boycott Jamaica

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Dear Friends and Supporters: We thank our international allies for their continued interest in the state of LGBT affairs in Jamaica. Your support over the years has strengthened our voice and made it possible for us to make progress...Read More

Hate crimes against homeless people -- is there a solution?

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | April 15, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Recently the LA County Board of Supervisors made the decision to start tracking and reporting attacks against homeless people as hate crimes. Bias-related violent crime against homeless people for no other reason than their vulnerable status is rampant -- during...Read More

Do'in The Math on Tax Day

Filed by John Shields | April 15, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's April 15th again. You know what that means? I'm gay, I can't get married to my husband (in the eyes of Uncle Sam), and I'm getting taxed without any representation because I live in "The District." What the frik'?...Read More

Father and Son go Teabagging

Filed by Storm Bear | April 15, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge My day job is in advertising - coming up with new ideas to promote brands and save businesses. From a marketing communication POV, the whole teabagging meme from the GOP is a laughing stock of guilty...Read More

Get paid to get involved!

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 15, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I was just contacted by Bo Shuff. Most of you probably remember Bo as the guy from HRC before Stu Rosenberg. Bo helped us pass the Indy HRO and he's a Bilerico Project blogger. Oh - and he is a...Read More

Lesbian behaving badly

Filed by Ellen Andersen | April 15, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last Thursday, an appellate court in NY ruled--in a unanimous, unsigned opinion--that Vermont civil unions don't count in determining who is and who isn't a parent for purposes of custody. More specifically, the court ruled that a NY woman whose...Read More


And the winner is...

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Early next month I'm off to Washington DC to attend the NGLTF DC Leadership Awards. Jerame had so much fun at the NYC Leadership Awards that we knew we needed to cover the DC awards too. This time the honorees...Read More

Tax day open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Two protests going on today for tax day. First, the famous tea baggers, told by their corporate sponsors to protest a tax increase on the wealthy (as well as jobs creation), will be having tea parties all over the country....Read More

Groundbreaking Anthology on Asian-Americans in Comic Books Needs Our Help!

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I was introduced to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology at New York ComicCon, where editor-in-chief Jeff Yang led a spirited discussion on diversity in comic books. As a self-professed comic book geek and an Asian American, Secret Identities...Read More


Can't visit Bilerico every day? We're here to help.

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Several of you write in weekly asking about our RSS feeds and e-mail digests. One of the most common questions asked is what we send out to our e-mail list. Each night at midnight, we round up all of the...Read More

Hannah Montana DIES In Movie?!!! (SPOILER! HM in 7 Min!)

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 15, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

If you are not a Hannah Montana fan- do you have any interest in going to see the movie? If you ARE a Hannah fan and went- did it change your opinion or was it what you expected?? Would...Read More


A Workplace Reminder

Filed by Ed Team | April 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For every company that scores a 100 on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, we should acknowledge that the largest employer in the United States openly discriminates against LGBT people." --Ben Finzel, FH Out Front blog...Read More

The Fine Art of Teabagging

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

While FOX News, militia members, conservatives and Libertarians have been proclaiming themselves "teabaggers" lately, I just can't help giggling each and every time I hear it. To help them with the whole teabag thing today, I present, "The Fine...Read More