June 16, 2009

He's Not Your Daddy, or: Obama and the Personal Politics of Gay Marriage

Filed by Yasmin Nair | June 16, 2009 | 8:00 PM | comments

As I've written countless times before, I think gay marriage is the wrong cause and should be dumped immediately. So I didn't think I'd care much about the recent Department of Justice move to dismiss the Smelt case against DOMA....Read More

Senator Harry Reid Attempts to Clarify, but Future of DADT Repeal Still Unclear

Filed by Sean Bugg | June 16, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Think Progress has a new statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), clarifying his remarks yesterday that he had no plans to introduce a bill to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, and attempting to kick the ball back to...Read More

Paper and Clocks: Reflecting on the First Anniversary of California's Marriages

Filed by Kate Kendell | June 16, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Some interesting trivia (courtesy of Wikipedia and About.com): Paper is the traditional gift to celebrate a first year wedding anniversary, with clocks being the modern twist. In the United Kingdom, couples celebrating their 60th, 65th, or 70th anniversary can receive...Read More

New Equality California marriage ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Equality California has a new ad out meant to change the hearts and minds of African Americans on the issue of marriage. What do you all think?...Read More

Meet Sean Chapin

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sean Chapin is producing a promotional video for the National Equality March on Washington. He emailed me recently and asked if I knew where to find original footage of the speech given by Obama in a video clip he...Read More

Thoughts on the DOJ DOMA brief

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was travelling last weekend so I missed the news about the DOJ filing a brief to dismiss the Smelt case against DOMA. I can understand why people are upset, and do agree that some of the arguments were gratuitous...Read More

In DC, We Don't Put Civil Rights Up for a Vote

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 16, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Maybe you know that DC is a colony. Congress can write our laws if it wants to. We have no voting representation in Congress. Our license plates say "Taxation Without Representation." But we know that civil rights for the minority...Read More

Obama: Where's the Leadership?

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

So the Obama administration thinks supporting DOMA is a good thing... I am not sure what to say. The Obama administration is not asking and not telling about the Nazis and skinheads, not to mention rapists and arsonists, who are...Read More

An Equality Speech Obama Could Deliver

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | June 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, many people anticipate that the White House will announce a significant package of LGBT equality measures and that the President will deliver a speech on equality in front of a...Read More

No sponsors for DADT repeal in Senate

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Democrats' very, very fearful and haplessly unskillful leader in the Senate, Harry Reid, is saying that there are no sponsors for a bill to repeal DADT, even though a 69% of Americans oppose it. I guess he decided that...Read More

Behind The Scenes at D.C. Pride

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

So what really is the best part of working behind the scenes at one of the largest LGBT Pride events in the country? The longtime activist in me says it's the clean bathrooms with no lines and a truck full...Read More

Marriage anniversary in California

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

It seems apropos that today, in a week filled with LGBT news, is the one-year anniversary of California starting to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On that day, Bilerico hosted a photo album put together by professional photographers and...Read More

Caption This: Seen at LA Pride

Filed by Father Tony | June 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

In the shirts are SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at LA Pride. (Photo by Karen Ocamb)...Read More

Recap: DC marriage equality twists and turns

Filed by Michael Crawford | June 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The twists and turns in our efforts to win marriage equality in Washington, D.C. have been worthy of any soap opera. John Shields, the new managing editor of Bilerico-DC, has asked me to write a recap of recent events. So,...Read More

The Obama Administration, The Democratic Party, and Civil Rights

Filed by John Shields | June 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I once wrote an article about being overwhelmed by events, and how the LGBTQ community needed to take into account the realities on the ground while also shaping the "news cycle" to our advantage. Boy, was I naive. In the...Read More


Rockstar on the radio

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Just a quick note to say I'll be appearing on the Michelangelo Signorile show on Sirius radio this afternoon at 4:30pm Eastern. I'll be talking about the recent threat by Rockstar Energy Drink to sue Bilerico Project and other bloggers/Facebook...Read More


Filed by Charles L. Ross | June 16, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thursday, June 18 SNAP Social Network of Active Professionals This month, the gathering will be at Trina's in the Atlantic Hotel 6:00-8:00pm $10 suggested donation. Call or email Chad for more info and to make a reservation. 954-763-8565 chad@stonewall-library.org Trina's...Read More


One Year Ago Today

Filed by Ed Team | June 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is bigger, more profound, more overwhelming than I ever imagined." --Kendra Mon, daughter of lesbian-rights pioneers Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, on her mothers' wedding day, June 16, 2008...Read More

Fish Out of Water film uses TBP photos

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

In Fish out of Water, filmmaker Ky Dickens explores the seven most notoriously homophobic Bible passages with the help of theologians from across the religious spectrum. The feature documentary features some still photographs taken by Bilerico Project contributors. The...Read More