August 20, 2009

The Bilerico Rainbow Tour of the East Coast

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The past week has been chock full of fun and new experiences! It began with Jerame and I going to Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh. While we were there we met Kip Williams, the Director of Equality Across America, and I...Read More

I Was There: Clinton, Don't Ask Don't Tell, & Wiggle Room

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 20, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Gloria Nieto lives in San Jose, Cal with her spouse and pack of animals. She is waiting anxiously for hockey season to start. With all the latest discussions about the history of Don't Ask Don't Tell...Read More

NAACP's Julian Bond Endorses the National Equality March

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond has joined other high-profile people endorsing the the National Equality March on October 11th: GLBT rights are civil rights; there are no 'special rights' in America. Everyone has rights - or should have - and...Read More

Rise of hate groups in Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 20, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I have written about the rise of hate groups and also anti-Semitic vandalism in this area previously. Now one of the local television stations has opened its eyes to the phenomenon - which is a timely story in as much...Read More


Filed by Sara Whitman | August 20, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

"Midlife is not a crisis. Midlife is an unraveling." A friend showed me a link to a new book being written by Brene Brown, called Wholehearted: Adventures in Growing Up, Falling Apart and Finding Joy. It hit home. An unraveling,...Read More

Awesome Website of the Week: 'God Hates Shrimp'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 20, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Sometimes you just have to smile at the snarky, fun skewering of the anti-LGBT right. Activists Joe Decker and Ryland Sanders have created my new favorite parody site called "God Hates Shrimp", a smart poke at people like Fred Phelps,...Read More

Fort Lauderdale's Richard Gray given 'Gay+ Award for Achievement in Making Our World Gayer' from LOGO

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 20, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The folks over at LOGO have announced their first ever Awards and one of the winners is Fort Lauderdale, FL travel Guru Richard Gray. Also named for "Best Ultimate Luxury Hotel/Resort (Global)" is the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami and...Read More

From the Buckeye State - A Bigot for Sec of State?

Filed by Bo Shuff | August 20, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Here in the Buckeye State we are gearing up (already) for the 2010 elections. So far we have a contested U.S Senate primary between one fully LGBT supportive candidate, Jennifer Brunner and one who "is open to the idea" -...Read More

I want to hear a song that makes me believe there's something to believe in

Filed by Sean Bugg | August 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

There was a point in my life when I thought nothing could have more meaning than music. This point, of course, was during my teenage years in high school and college. At 16, even a Motley Crue song can carry...Read More

AFA steals from Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Why does the American Family Institute (AFA) and their local affiliates feel that they are above both the rule of law and the the rules set forth in the Bible they claim to follow so closely? In June of 2007,...Read More

Colorado's Sen. Michael Bennet

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 20, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Today's legislator of the day is a friend of the LGBT community. He is a likely yes vote, but has not yet confirmed his support. I'm sorry this post is a little sparse this morning. Lots happening here, and I...Read More

Goshen approves inclusive Civil Rights Amendment, will South Bend follow?

Filed by Donna Pandori | August 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Breaking news in Goshen: Dozens of people Tuesday night passionately pleaded for and against the addition of sexual orientation language to Goshen's Community Relations Commission ordinance. In a 4-3 vote the Goshen council voted in favor of the amendment that...Read More

Motown Helps When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

Filed by Father Tony | August 20, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I'm involved with a smoker. He is funny and brilliant and we are great together, but I am not dealing well with the cigarettes. He wants us to live together and I do too. He promises...Read More

Face Value

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | August 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Upon offering my first (guest) post for Bilerico, I was told I needed to submit a portrait photo to go with it. Wait. A picture? Now? As the One Who Wields The Camera, I don't have any pictures of myself....Read More

How we win marriage in DC

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Much has been made of the external challenges we face in DC as we build a movement to win and keep marriage for same-sex couples including the possibility of a Prop 8 style ballot fight and potential intervention from members...Read More

Gina Love

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 20, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

This is not the dawning of the age of Aquarius. C'mon, Obama, lead! Keep the public option! Have a spine operation, c'mon!...Read More


Incorrect Assumptions

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

"For conservatives who don't like what I'm doing, it's, 'If he just had someone in his family we'd forgive him.' For liberals it's such a freakish thing that it's, 'He must have someone in his family, otherwise a conservative couldn't...Read More

Is straight sex scarier than gay sex?

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

Davey Wavey is back with the answer to yet another incredibly asinine but entertaining question: "Is straight sex scarier than gay sex?"...Read More