May 27, 2009

Prop 8 is a Distraction, or: NOW can we Dump Gay Marriage as a Cause?

Filed by Yasmin Nair | May 27, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Note from Bil: I've pushed Yasmin's post back up to the top because comments are still going strong, but it had fallen pretty far down the page. I've pushed it back up so others can check out the conversation and...Read More

A Prop 8 flashback

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It just seemed appropriate to re-post this video of Keith Olbermann's Prop 8 Special Comment today....Read More

Black and gay -- and reclaiming 'civil rights'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 27, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Note from Pam: OK, I know people can be hesitant to jump into a thread that touches upon race. Don't let it become an orphan thread. Speak your mind - be part of the solution of open communication, not part...Read More

Obama - Kennedy Connection

Filed by Donna Pandori | May 27, 2009 | 4:45 PM | comments

"When I am President of the United States, Gays and Lesbians will have somebody who will fight for equal rights for them, somebody who opposes Don't Ask Don't Tell, somebody whose fought to make sure that Gays and Lesbians...Read More

Dallas Day of Decision protest photo essay

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 27, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Projector John Selig sent in these photos from the Dallas Day of Decision protest yesterday evening as a guest photo essay. Clickety all pics to embiggen. For more pictures, check out John's site. In Texas there were protests...Read More

Proposition Hate Redux

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | May 27, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The California Supreme Court ruled again on same-sex marriage. This time it did to uphold Proposition 8, restricting marriage to one man and one woman. In a 6-to-1 decision the justices decided that Proposition 8 would remain part of the...Read More

Prop 8 Decision: We Won't Back Down

Filed by Joe Solmonese | May 27, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The California Supreme Court ruling brings bitter news: Proposition 8 will stand. While we take some solace that the loving couples who did marry in California will stay married, an estimated one million more individuals have been denied that dignity...Read More

The Prop 8 Ruling: Discrimination as a Constitutional Principle

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 27, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex...Read More

Prop 8 Decision a Major Blow, Silver Lining Remains

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 27, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Howard L. Simon is executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. The disappointing decision by the California Supreme Court is but one step back in the midst of a human rights revolution for gays and...Read More

Federal case to overturn Prop 8

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 27, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Advocate is reporting that a new org, the American Foundation for Equal Rights, has filed a federal equal protection suit to overturn Prop 8, and, as Salon is reporting, to overturn marriage bans everywhere. I'm sure we'll find out...Read More

Trans Youth and Color Lines

Filed by Simon Aronoff | May 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

A long time ago (the 1990s), in a galaxy far, far away (Northampton, MA), I was a young trans person. This week is "National LGBTQ Awareness Week," and it's got me thinking back to the days when I qualified as...Read More

Oh, Indianapolis media...

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I went to the Channel 6 (ABC) website last night hoping to see the video they shot at yesterday's protest. So far there's nothing on the site - even today. But it's nice to see they've got the important breaking...Read More

How The Mormon (Grinch) Stole Everything

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Big Gay Sketch Show put out their first animated short yesterday. They call it, "How the Mormon Stole Everything," but I rather like "The Grinch Stole Marriage!" *grins* More Gay & Lesbian Video At More

Hello South Florida, this is your wake-up call.

Filed by Father Tony | May 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

There were protest rallies all over the country, and yet, in one of the gayest communities in the known world, Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors, silence. To be sure I wasn't missing something that was indeed scheduled, I contacted the editor of...Read More

Reactions to Prop 8 court decision

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 27, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The reactions to the California Supreme Court decision upholding Prop 8 continue to pour in. Here are some highlights: Whte House spokesperson Robert Gibbs: "I have not talked to the president about it. I think the issues that ... the...Read More


We'll write you every night! Promise!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

A lot of Projectors write and ask what we send to our e-mail list. Each night at midnight, we round up all of the day's posts and send them out to subscribers. We only include the front page portion of...Read More

Cold Comfort Farm

Filed by Kate Clinton | May 27, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

A tip of the hat for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, but after the Prop 8 ruling the fact that 18k couples can "stay" married is cold comfort....Read More

June 1-8 at Stonewall Library & Archives

Filed by Charles L. Ross | May 27, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

June 1-30 Exhibition The Observer's Eye: Photography from the Charles L. Ross Collection Thirteen black-and-white pictures of men photographed by, among others, Bruce Weber, Duane Michals and John Dugdale. June 8 Meet the Collector Reception 6:30-8:00pm June 2 Stonewall Book...Read More


An Optimist

Filed by Ed Team | May 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm optimistic about the future. Look at all the states that have now done this. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. They may not all last. But it's going to be all right. It may not be while I'm alive, but eventually...Read More


Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch for this video to start airing in California markets this week. So which rights do you think we should start collecting signatures to repeal? Of course, we wouldn't actually do it, but it would certainly make a statement......Read More