July 30, 2009

David: A Story of Hope, Faith and Love

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | July 30, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

My brother David was six years older than I. He moved out with our dad when I was nine and I saw him only sporadically thereafter. When we were grown, he stayed away from the family, coming only every few...Read More

R-71 campaign sues for secrecy

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

Add Washington to the list that previously included Florida and California: U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle agreed to the temporary restraining order Wednesday, in a case that questions whether Washington's open-government laws could discourage free speech. The case centers on...Read More

DADT and the Democratic finger trap

Filed by Sean Bugg | July 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Sean Bugg is a Bilerico-DC blogger and is a founding writer and editor of Metro Weekly, Washington's gay and lesbian newsmagazine. For a discriminatory anti-gay policy that every Democratic leader has publicly denounced and called for repealing, Don't...Read More

Work it

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

This week I haven't been around as much as I would like or participated in the comments as much as I usually do. I found a temp job that goes to this weekend and, honestly, it's been kicking my ass....Read More

August at Stonewall

Filed by Charles L. Ross | July 30, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Stonewall Library & Archives 1300 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954-763-8565...Read More

California: Let's Make This a Movement

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Gloria Nieto is a longtime social justice advocate. She will be inducted into her college newspaper Hall of Fame in September. She lives with spouse of almost 20 years, their 3 dogs and 2 cats in...Read More

Houston honors their Transgender Center

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

Here's a heart-warming story: With over 100 people in attendance, Trans activists in Houston had a reason to celebrate as the city's mayor proclaimed last Saturday "Transgender Center Day" in honor of the center's first anniversary. The daylong event included...Read More


A contributor three-for-one sale!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

We're having a contributor three-for-one sale! (Which is great since they're all volunteers!) Today I get an opportunity to introduce three new contributors to the Project. Remember, as we get ready to launch the redesigned Bilerico sites, we're also looking...Read More

Love (Kisses) and Basketball

Filed by Dana Rudolph | July 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Ever watch an NBA game? In many arenas, there's a "KissCam" that puts images of couples in the audience on the overhead Jumbotron screen, so the rest of the audience can encourage them to kiss. It's silly but harmless. Go...Read More

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Rodney Frelinghuysen

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-R-11) Rep. Frelinghuysen is a member of the moderate Republican organization Main Street Partnership. He is pro-choice, voted yes on hate crimes bills in 07...Read More

Diction Addiction

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

In the 1925 musical No, No, Nanette, there is a song entitled Too Many Rings Around Rosie Will Never Get Rosie A Ring. Its wisdom is the brooch of a brief rant I'd like to fasten to your collective bosoms....Read More

Summer Collage

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 30, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Summer here in Provincetown is about half-over. My low maintenance, orange-alert, day lilies have given it their quotidian best. My green thumb for petunias is sticky from the daily dead-heading you must do to keep them from getting all straggly,...Read More


Tea-bagging Queen?

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

"In the meantime we're all left to sort out the deeply confusing nature of what it means to be called a tea-bagging queen by Lou Dobbs. A tea-bagging queen? What kind of queen would that be exactly? And can a...Read More

Alcee Hastings talks DADT with Rachel Maddow

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rep. Alcee Hastings says he was pressured to drop an amendment to suspend DADT discharges....Read More