August 25, 2009

How much of Obama's approval rating dip is because of the gays?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

While I was gone for the latter part of last week (thanks for filling in on QMF, John!), two interesting polls came out and I couldn't let them go without mention on this site. Both a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll...Read More

Forced mag mergers, the porn industry's influence & Neil Patrick Harris

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

There's too much good stuff out there right now! When it rains it pours, here's the latest batch of items Projectors should devour and digest: Mediaite is questioning whether killed an article at the porn industry's demand. The Equality...Read More

Love in the Time of Chlorophyll

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 25, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here in Ptown we are basking in the sunny knowledge that just a few nautical miles away, the Obamas are enjoying this lovely late summer day. Maybe Michelle took the girls boogie boarding; Barrack is playing golf, then he'll meet...Read More

Vote for me, my penis is bigger!

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I know that there are plenty of people in America who feel so inferior and resentful that the only way they know to relate to others is in idiotic displays of machismo, but I kind of thought that people who...Read More

Kicking our allies to the curb

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 25, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Adam Bink is the Online Strategy Manager at Progressive Strategies, LLC, and manages design and advertising at, a blog covering national progressive politics. He is a Dupont Circle resident and enjoys cooking, cycling, ultimate frisbee,...Read More

Black Female Athletes: An Ongoing Meme of Ignorance

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 25, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

One of the depressingly tired memes of elite level athletic competition is that almost every time a Black woman rises to become the best at her sport, she is either dissed, suspected of cheating or has her gender identity questioned....Read More

PFOX victorious in gaining protections for ex-gays?

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 25, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Well, isn't this just special? In a precedent setting case, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia has ruled that former homosexuals are a protected class that must be recognized under sexual orientation non-discrimination laws. The Court held that,...Read More

Michelangelo Signorile endorses the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Michelangelo Signorile has endorsed the National Equality March in a column printed in the Advocate. Signorile joins a growing list of recent endorsements including Julian Bond, Cindy Sheehan, Dan Choi, Bilerico contributor and national columnist Diane Silver, and Illinois Congressman...Read More

Members of Congress, 6 weeks left to Save Ryan White!

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | August 25, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Congress has less than 6 weeks to take action and extend the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 before it sunsets on September 30, 2009. Failure for Congress to act in a timely manner will have a devastating impact...Read More

Anti-gay DC minister: "We are going to force an initiative on the city."

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 25, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

A recent meeting called by Ward 5 ANC Commissioner Robert King to build support for a Prop 8 style ballot measure in DC may have had low turnout, but that's no reason to let our guard down. The National Organization...Read More

Smelt case thrown out on technicality

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The judge in the Smelt case (the California couple suing to overturn DOMA, Obama's DOJ responded in an offensive brief...) just threw it out because it was filed earlier in a state court. Their attorney attempted to sue the federal...Read More

Did you know we live in a "post-AIDS" world?

Filed by Dustin Kight | August 25, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Apparently the Beverly Hills: 90210 revival is going well. What else can explain its sister revival of Melrose Place? The CW is bringing Melrose Place, 90210's sleezy, later-night sibling, back to television on Tuesday, September 8th. Gay fans of the...Read More

St. Pete's Next Mayor- LGBT Champion OR Anti-Gay Crusader?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 25, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

In as little as 2.5 hours you can make a real difference!! I received this email about the upcoming St Pete elections from Rick Boylan, President of the Pinellas Stonewall Democrats, and wanted to pass it's important message along to...Read More

Missouri's McCaskill, Bond and Luetkemeyer: Legislators of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 25, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Oh my god, it's August 25 already. Two weeks from now Congress will be back in session, and we'll be gearing up for an ENDA vote. It takes a while to put a head of steam on an issue in...Read More

Gay Tax Planning: Lowering Your Income Tax By Creating Artificial Losses

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 25, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Gideon Alper publishes the Gay Couples Law Blog. The blog discusses new developments in same-sex family law and estate planning. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and you can email him at or follow him on...Read More

Anti-gay group to use its $6 million budget to ban marriage in DC and defeat repeal of DOMA

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 25, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I wrote last week that the National Organization for Marriage had opened an office in DC to spread its anti-gay message. Now in an interview with the Washington Blade NOM's executive director Brian Brown reveals the truth behind their new...Read More


Bilerico Nation: All the RSS you'll ever need

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 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


A Complicated Character

Filed by Ed Team | August 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I never wanted Jenny to be a hero. I admired Ilene for making her a complicated, often unlikable character, but perhaps a truthful character that pushed people's button. But especially [during] Prop 8, what does this say about a show...Read More

NOM's ad for Steven Bergmeier

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's NOM's ad for Steven Bergmeier. The guy at 0:46 explains NOM's strategy: resentment!...Read More