June 20, 2009

Live-blogging at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Bill Clinton's speech: The eloquence differential between him and Bayh is remarkable. Starts by thanking Bayh: I personally think he can do any job in the United States, and I hope we see him do a few more. There ya...Read More

Shock & Awe in the LGBT Blogosphere

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

This week was absolutely full of LGBT news that reminds you of the war in Iraq. From the shock of Indiana Equality opposing ENDA and calling it "segregation" to the awe of Obama's domestic partnership memo, it seemed like we...Read More

Whose "Equality"?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 20, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Mitchell Halberstadt is a 59-year-old writer, lifelong activist, and gadfly who sometimes makes Michael Petrelis and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore look (by comparison) like pillars of the community. He lives in Oakland, CA. Chris Crain writes: It's "patently irrational...Read More

Cher supports Chaz

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I was going to post a reaction to some of the shitty comments that appeared on LGBT websites when Chaz Bono's transition was announced, but that's shit work that I kept on putting off. Instead of promoting that negativity, here's...Read More

Photos from Oakland Park's First Ever Pride Event- Movie in the Park

Filed by Anthony Niedwiecki | June 20, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I was so proud of our city for hosting the Pride of Greater Ft. Lauderdale Kickoff event in our beautiful Jaco Pastorius Park in Downtown Oakland Park. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible! I am so proud to...Read More

IL Rep Jan Schakowsky: Open letter to the LGBT community

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, released the following open letter to members of the GLBT community and supporters of the movement for equality yesterday afternoon. The letter provides Rep. Schakowsky's assessment of the movement's progress. I hate to nitpick, but why...Read More


Dinner with Bill Clinton (and 300 of his closest friends!)

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Jerame and I will be attending tonight's Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner as guests of Indiana Stonewall Democrats. Bilerico Project Managing Editor Alex Blaze will also be there as press to cover the event for TBP and B-IN. This year's guest...Read More

"...With Liberty and Justice for ALL" (unless you're gay, of course)

Filed by Eric Leven | June 20, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This has been stewing within me for the last couple of days......Read More

Everything is NOT Slavery

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Finally, somebody said it. It's been on my mind to say for a while now, but I never got around to it. Finally now, somebody else has said it. So all I have to do is say, "Amen." After months...Read More

Anthony Woods: One of Our Next Generation of Heroes

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Adam Williams is a public relations professional who lives in Washington, DC, and has been active in Democratic politics since the age of 16, helping elect progressives from the Midwest to the Atlantic seaboard. The LGBT community is...Read More

Florida Students Protest to Protect a Community

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 20, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Ryan Terrell is a Senior at Cypress Bay High School where he serves as the President of the Cypress Bay Gay/Straight Alliance. He is also the incoming President of the Broward County GSA Advisory Council. I have been...Read More


A Rose By Any Legal Name

Filed by Ed Team | June 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"i find it a wee bit fascinating that i legally, formally, and across the board, changed my name to Etheridge years ago. and yet, as all of these reports are published about the 'Prop Wait-We-Changed-Our-Minds-Git-To-The-Back-Of-The-Bus-Again'. all the articles are talking...Read More

Rea Carey on MSNBC

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey appeared on MSNBC June 17, 2009, to discuss President Obama's memorandum granting some protections to same-sex partners and families of federal employees....Read More