June 11, 2009

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a Pride Parade

Filed by Sean Bugg | June 11, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Here's the reason I don't usually consider myself a parade person: Since childhood, every public appearance for me is an exercise in fear of all the ways I can be mortified, from unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions to buckets of pig's blood...Read More

Carrie Prejean got fired...Who cares?

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 11, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

So, Miss California, Carrie Prejean got canned finally. Another washed up beauty queen on the heap is not news, but everyone wants to talk about it. Schadenfreude, I suppose. I know there are folks out there fired up about her,...Read More

Let's Homosexualize! Humor as a Tool for Change

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 11, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

There are few things I enjoy more in life than making fun of the Far Right. And trust, me they sometimes make it way too easy. From the fun of talking about "Homosexualizing" and "Transgenderizing" to the word play of...Read More

Chastity Bono starts transition process

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Congratulations to Chaz Bono on his decision to transition from female to male. This is a deeply personal commitment that obviously isn't taken lightly and is probably made even more difficult by his celebrity. Bilerico Project family sends warm wishes...Read More

Rob, Arnie, and Dawn really go all out

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you have a chance, please listen to Rob, Arnie, and Dawn's response to the transgender controversy. Even if you can't listen to the whole broadcast, at least catch the first twenty minutes. I am genuinely impressed....Read More

Town Hall Meeting - Tonight~! "The State of Marriage Equality"

Filed by John Shields | June 11, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

There is a Town Hall meeting (isn't that just cool to say in the 21st Century?) tonight at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in the District of Columbia. Details to follow, but it's 6:30pm TONIGHT. Be there or be square....Read More

It's the journalists, not the police

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 11, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I posted yesterday about a man arrested for what seemed to be wearing a women's bathing suit. Dayton Daily News, via Dale in the comments, had this to add: Xenia Prosecutor Ron Lewis said Miller was charged with menacing because...Read More

An Important Step for LGBT Equality in Wisconsin

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

[Editor's Note:Katie Belanger is the Legislative Director with Fair Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Wisconsin through education, advocacy, grassroots organizing and electoral work.] Wisconsin is poised to be...Read More

I realize the price one pays

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Right Reverend Raymond S. Decelles-Smith, M.Div., Ph.D., has retired from active ministry and is a veteran in many definitions of the term. Dr. Sawyer has been partnered for thirty-three years and they are the parents of...Read More

Breaking News: The Legality of a Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage in D.C.

Filed by John Shields | June 11, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

This just in from informed sources regarding the legality of a voter referendum to suspend what is called "The Jury and Marriage Amendment Act of 2009." The Act, approved by the D.C. City Council, recognizes as "valid any marriage legally...Read More

U.S. State Department Condemns Anti-Gay Violence in Iraq

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 11, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Yesterday, the United States officially condemned the increasing violence towards the gay community in Iraq, which has spiked since the beginning of the Iraq War. The US Embassy in Baghdad has also raised the issue with Iraqi government officials. The...Read More

BREAKING NEWS: City of Miami Approves Domestic Partnership Ordinance

Filed by Nadine Smith | June 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

In a 5-0 vote, the City of Miami has approved a Domestic Partnership Ordinance that offers health benefits to its employees and their declared domestic partners. Thanks to Equality Florida members who attended the hearing early this morning to support...Read More

Pride around the area

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

With Pride season starting out well, I thought I'd throw out the rest of the area's schedule. We've focused pretty narrowly on the Indianapolis area up till now. Sat 6/13 Indy Pride (Indianapolis, IN) Sat 6/19 & Sun 6/20 Columbus...Read More

Roison Murphy goes busking

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Irish dance/electronica chanteuse Róisín Murphy took up the BBC's Culture Show's busking challenge in February. Here she is singing her hit "Overpowered" unplugged in the streets of Covent Gardens. And here's the video for the version you hear every day....Read More

Was Jesus Gay?

Filed by Father Tony | June 11, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Hey FT, I am back to ranting that Jesus Christ was a gay man. Since you were a priest versed in all the jargon and able to be viewed as a credible source on the subject, I want you...Read More

One lone vote on the NC Jesse Helms resolution

Filed by Matt Comer | June 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

When the North Carolina General Assembly took up voting on a resolution honoring the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) on Wednesday, June 10, only one legislator had the courage to vote no. N.C. Sen. Julia Boseman (D-New Hanover), my...Read More

Marriage Plans and Insurance Plans: How Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Can Affect LGBT Health

Filed by Dan O'Neill | June 11, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

LGBT Americans currently find themselves at the nexus of two major political debates that are raging within the state and federal legislatures: same-sex marriage and healthcare reform. As a result, it's especially important that we consider how these issues are...Read More


All the cool kids are doing it

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Looking for a way to keep up with all of our great posts when you can't visit the site every day? Want to follow one of the state sites, but always find yourself on Bilerico Project and forgetting about the...Read More

Dear Michelle,

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 11, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

So I was talking to Michelle Obama yesterday and I said......Read More


San Fran toning down Pride this year?

Filed by Ed Team | June 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There's a movement to make it a little more political this year. But if we tone it down because of what others might think of us, we don't deserve to use the word pride." -- Mikayla Connell, president of San...Read More

FOX News worries their viewers may be too crazy...

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 11, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, FOX News anchor Shepard Smith said he is beginning to worry that maybe some FOX viewers are too crazy. Maybe now they'll also realize their culpability in spreading many of those lies their viewers believe... OK, maybe not....Read More