July 3, 2009

Oh, what a week(ly roundup)!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

What a week for the Bilerico sites this has been! First we were named one of the Advocate's "Top Political Blogs" and then we celebrated our second birthday with news of an upcoming redesign. Let us know what you like...Read More

Queer music Friday - Tribe 8

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

There's been a lot of pop on the site lately, so I'm putting up a punk video from SF-based band Tribe 8. Here's "Femme Bitch Top," and a web ad musicians Lynn Breedlove and Leslie Mah put together to oppose...Read More


Filed by John Shields | July 03, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Being the Fourth of July weekend, I thought it important to remind us of part of the Declaration of Independence. After all, it is Independence Day... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...Read More

Click Here To Meet With Your US Legislators in August. Or Bye-Bye ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 03, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Click here to sign up to meet with your US Senators and Representatives in August in your local district to press the case for HR 3017, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation...Read More

Shame on NBC! Homophobic Programming During Pride Month

Filed by Nadine Smith | July 03, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

WFLA Homophobic TV Program: Help Decide the Next Steps Click here to take our survey. Protest at the studio? Reach out to advertisers? Boycott? Over the past few days we've gotten tons of email from across Florida suggesting next steps...Read More

Progressive movement and the LGBT community

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

What can the progressive movement learn from the LGBT community? Friend of the blog, GRITtv host Laura Flanders, talks with Richard Burns, Chief Operating Officer of the Arcus Foundation, Naomi Clark of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Richard Kim, Associate...Read More

Let them attend their own insider salons

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'm sure you've all at least hear about the story Politico broke yesterday about the Washington Post attempting to sell access to Obama officials, newsroom journalists, and editorial staff. For the low price of $25,000, health care lobbyists could secure...Read More

The Relentless Damage of Pope Benedict XVI

Filed by Father Tony | July 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

It's not enough that he has set Catholicism back several decades (you should have known that was his objective when he chose the name of the last pope he could actually respect, Benedict XV, 1914-1922, who invented canon law). Having...Read More

Are you one of the Top 100?

Filed by Charles L. Ross | July 03, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Over the next 100 days, Stonewall Library & Archives needs 100 supporters who will contribute 100 dollars. 100Days x 100People x 100Dollars Everyone who contributes 100 dollars during this drive receives a Stonewall baseball cap! 100Days x 100People x...Read More

A Patriotic Foremother

Filed by Dana Rudolph | July 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's a quick historical tidbit in honor of the many patriotic songs played this weekend: Katherine Lee Bates, author of "America the Beautiful," lived for 25 years with fellow Wellesley College professor Katherine Coman, in what is commonly called a...Read More

2008 was most dangerously violent year for LGBT people in over a decade

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Kim Fountain, PhD, is the Deputy Director of the NYC Anti Violence Project. She is standing with Joseph Holladay, a recent hate crimes victim, in the picture below. Holladay's bashing was covered on Bilerico-Indiana; he's originally...Read More

The Ins and Outs of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban

Filed by Dan O'Neill | July 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

On Friday, June 26, at the behest of the Office of Management and Budget (see announcement), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was asked to proceed with publication in the Federal Register of the long-anticipated rule to lift...Read More

War! War! War!

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Patrick Vandenburgh, writing for the Freeport (Ill.) Journal-Standard, wants a Christian revolutionary war: It is time for a new Christian revolutionary war. It is time for Christians all over the United States to stand up for our Judeo-Christian heritage. Our...Read More

Demi & Selena - Lesbian Princess Protection Program!

Filed by Michael Buckley | July 03, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Dia: 1. Did you watch Princess Protection Program? What did you think? Was it just me or were they totally lesbians? 2. Can you roll your r's ??? 3. Did you like the ending? How...Read More


Globalizing Stonewall

Filed by Ed Team | July 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are three great swathes of humanity still untouched by the spirit of Stonewall -- and terrified, terrorized gay people there are screaming for help. In the Caribbean, majority-Muslim countries, and most of Africa, being gay is a death sentence...Read More

"True False/Fake Real" by Hercules & Love Affair

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Disco's back. Here's "True False/Fake Real" by Hercules & Love Affair....Read More