August 23, 2009

CNN: President Obama and LGBT rights

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 23, 2009 | 10:40 PM | comments

Via Jeremy from Good As You: Michelangelo Signorile and Charles Moran of Log Cabin Republicans talk with Don Lemon about President Obama and LGBT rights on CNN. Try not to laugh at the self-righteousness of the Log Cabiner....Read More

Message to Obama: Keep Marriage. Give Us Marriajuana!

Filed by Father Tony | August 23, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The New York Times describes the battle between the growers of marijuana in the mountains of California and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. In eighteen raids, the officers have netted 225,000 plants but have made zero arrests. Recently, illustrating...Read More

Fighting Homophobia, One Kiss at a Time

Filed by David Badash | August 23, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last Saturday, thousands of people - gay and straight - joined together across more than 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada and kissed their partners, in public. The Great Nationwide Kiss-In, a celebration and affirmation of the right of...Read More

The Gender Police Strike Again

Filed by Brynn Craffey | August 23, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

A South African runner, Caster Semenya, 18, is being forced to prove that she is, indeed, a young woman and not "a man," as her detractors allege. Semenya, whose athletic performance recently improved greatly and who, it seems, was a...Read More

Reflections on the Fiftieth Anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 23, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Father John McNeill is a pioneer in the gay liberation movement. John helped found Dignity New York City, a spiritual support group for gay and lesbian Catholics, in 1972. In 1976 he published The Church and...Read More

Fag Hags and PFLAG Moms

Filed by Annette Gross | August 23, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Friday afternoon I was listening to NPR's show "Tell Me More", hosted by Michel Martin. She was interviewing Thomas Rogers, who had written a column called "Ladies, I'm Not Your Boyfriend" in the online magazine In it, Rogers discusses...Read More

Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'Lady Kisses'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 23, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

He's back! Brian Safi, the brilliant and irreverent satirist from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania on Current TV , is back exploring LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media....Read More

Church Chat, Bilerico Style

Filed by John Shields | August 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Here's what's coming up for the major network morning news shows today. In alphabetical order, that would be ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NBC. Check channels and air times for a station near you. Being the dog days of August...Read More


A World View

Filed by Ed Team | August 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is not simply rules and procedures for implementing something new. We have these policies because we are committed to having the kind of leaders who will serve the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who will respect this church and other...Read More

Lars Stephan nude self portrait photos

Filed by Father Tony | August 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I attended a one-night-only show of nude self-portraits by Lars Stephan. While not to be labeled "gay art", the photos have a homo-erotic appeal because of Lars Stephan's beautiful body. (Here are some stills from the show.)...Read More