July 9, 2009

A Surprise and Getaway Plan

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 09, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Sara's story started with "Manfriend, Mania and the Dead Puppy." You'll want to read it first to catch up before this episode begins. I'm sorry if this story is upsetting. As I said, it was beyond anything I,...Read More

Unbuckling Straps: An undoing of the NYC Leather Community

Filed by Eric Leven | July 09, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

A week ago the decades-old organization of Gay Male S/M Activists (GMSMA) of New York put the kibosh on their twice a month meetings and community. Over the years numbers of attendees dwindled from hundreds to just a handful and...Read More

I'll be on bloomingOUT tonight, tune in

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'll be appearing on the bloomingOUT radio show tonight to talk ENDA, the Dallas Principles, and Indiana Equality's stance on ENDA at 7pm. Be sure to tune in... it could get fun. Like "discussing the ins and outs of LGBT...Read More

AIDS Activist Shut Down Rotunda After Obama Breaks AIDS Policy Campaign Pledge

Filed by Donna Pandori | July 09, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Geez, here we go again. AIDS activists shut down US Capitol rotunda over Obama reversal on AIDS policy. A group of 26 AIDS activists chained themselves to each other in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday morning, startling visitors, shutting down...Read More

Canadian Minister Tries to Salvage a Little Pride

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 09, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Canada's Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, Diane Ablonczy, recently saw the Marquee Tourism Events Program (an economic stimulus package designed to encourage major tourism events such as the Calgary Stampede and the Montreal International Jazz Festival) taken...Read More

Going to the Chapel: We Can Officiate, but Not Get Married

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 09, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

As you read this, I assume the hubby and I are smashed into an airplane with a crying child and some sassy flight attendants hurling towards Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What brings us to the land of cheese, you may ask? A...Read More

The 14th Amendment and the Defense of Marriage Act

Filed by John Shields | July 09, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today is the 141st anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Under the Equal Protection Clause of the amendment, it forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law"...Read More

We Win!! Rockstar Energy Drink to Donate $100K+ to LGBT Orgs & Bloggers

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm pleased to post a joint press release from Rockstar Energy Drink, change.org, and Bilerico Project today. The beverage company will not be suing Bilerico Project or change.org and they have expanded or started many new LGBT positive corporate policies...Read More

The Trans-Free BET 'Who's Who In Black GLBT America' List

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was shocked and surprised to discover BET.com puts out a list of what it considers as the 'Who's Who in Black GLBT America' and has done so for three years now. Jasmyne Cannick, one of the people some Projectors...Read More


Why, hello stranger!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Please join me in welcoming our newest contributor, David Badash. On the Internet since blogs were called journals and AOL charged by the hour, David Badash writes about politics in general and gay rights in particular. His writings focus on...Read More

A Wild Night, Secret Photos and the Real Problem

Filed by Father Tony | July 09, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, Here's my story. I was on a business trip a year ago. The day is done and I go down to the hotel bar for a drink before going to bed. Alone. I am in a...Read More

Poster child

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This is a bit old, but I couldn't let it completely fall by the wayside. But Perez tells me that, in the heat of the moment that night, he almost chose to use a different word. "I thought about calling...Read More

Will the Democrats Lose Virginia in November?

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 09, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Harold Meyerson has a column in the Washington Post that looks at the Obama administration's apparent failure to mobilize its grass roots supporters via the Internet as it did during the campaign. But the lack of grass roots Democrat mobilization...Read More


Get 4 RSS feeds for the price of none

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 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? Do you spend all your time on the main site and forget to check in on the state-level sites?...Read More

All clear!

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Don't worry, everything is fine now. But what do you do on a rainy day? Do you organize a film festival too or am I the only one?...Read More


Kicking Down Doors

Filed by Ed Team | July 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When you wear the cloth of your country, you don't care what your battle buddy's race, creed, color, or orientation is, you worry if they can fire their M4 machine rifle, or whether they can kick down a door in...Read More

Women Born Women: A video response

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Projector Ashley made a video response to Mercedes Allen's post "The Prerequisites to 'Woman'." I thought it was very cool to stumble across the video and wanted to highlight it here on the site to continue the discussion....Read More