August 31, 2009

Can you feel the ENDAmentum?

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

The AP's optimistic about ENDA. Considering the fact that 90% of Americans support job protections for LGB people and 65% of Americans support such protections for trans people, we shouldn't have to be waiting for the stars to align when...Read More

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project: Narciso P. Leggs

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 31, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Over the past week, I had some downtime from work, and I used it to do some much needed editing on the LGBT Hate Crimes Project. (Yes, to those who emailed me about the various spelling and typographical errors, I...Read More

A salvation for Baptists?

Filed by Matt Comer | August 31, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

At the gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in The Netherlands in mid-August, Baptists from around the globe gathered to celebrate and remember the 400th anniversary of their founding. Among the topics for discussion was what is, perhaps, the Christian...Read More


Expanding the Bilerico family

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Please join me in welcoming two new contributors to the Bilerico family today. Gloria Nieto is a longtime social justice advocate. She's a politically connected Latina lesbian who's never had a problem sharing her opinions. She's the former Vice Chair...Read More

Vermont Marriages to Begin at Midnight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The first same-sex marriages for Vermont are set to begin tomorrow (just after midnight tonight), Tuesday September 1st. Congratulations Vermonters!! There isn't expected to be a large rush of marriages in the first days, like there were when Vermont became...Read More

Risking death to discuss sex in Saudi Arabia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 31, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Horrifying story from the Middle East. Will anyone there come to this poor fellow's defense? Surely he must have known the risk he was taking. So why did he take it? From this POV, he's either a madman or a...Read More

Cruising crack-down in China

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I saw this scanning headlines this morning, from China Daily: Homosexuals clash with police in park The words "homosexual," "police," and "park" together in a headline make me think "cruising" (and, of course, "police abusing their power and discretion to...Read More

The Peter's flaccid fed lawsuit against Holiday Inn charges 'religious discrimination'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 31, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Back in 2007, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality was planning to hold one of its pitiful fundraising banquets at the Holiday Inn Select in LaBarbera's town of Naperville. He told staff there that there that he expected the homophobia-laden event...Read More

Waiting for the Birds

Filed by Sara Whitman | August 31, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Well, Ms. Moon... I gotta say... it's been interesting. As life always is, right? I am really well and awful, too. I'm here, last day, with my sister. She's very sick. Probably shouldn't be here but... one more night won't...Read More

Click Here To Email 18 Crucial Senators on ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 31, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

We're almost there, kids. We have 95% of the gas we need to get there in the House, but only 80% of what we need in the Senate. Face it, you're going to have to get out and push at...Read More

Florida's Going to the National Equality March- Get on the Bus!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 31, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Our friends over at Pride Tampa Bay, Stand Up SWFL, and OUT are organizing a series of buses to take Floridians to the National Equality March in DC on October 11: Don't Miss The Bus For The National Equality March...Read More

Washington gays file suit in petition signature count

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've been scanning headlines about how the signature count is going in Washington for R-71, which would ban roll-back the everything-but-the-M-word domestic partnerships law the legislature enacted this past year (damn those activist legislators!). Washington Families Standing Together (pro-DP's) thinks...Read More

What if you had to ask 600,000 people for permission to marry?

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

That would be the reality if anti-equality activists are able to force a ballot fight over gay and lesbian couples being able to marry in DC. As I wrote in a post last week, The National Organization for Marriage and...Read More


Wanna hang out away from the blog?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Several Projectors are social (networking) butterflies, so I wanted to point out our profiles on several popular sites. Help us expand the Bilerico Nation by hooking up with us! (We'll say yes. We're easy like that!) Become a fan of...Read More

Miley Cyrus Gave Me Herpes!!! - "Party in the U-STD"

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 31, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. How old are you? 2.What is your favorite Whitney Houston song of all time? 3. What celebrity do you search for most online?...Read More


Words to Live By

Filed by Ed Team | August 31, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We cannot know for certain how long we have here. We cannot foresee the trials or misfortunes that will test us along the way. We cannot know God's plan for us. What we can do is to live out our...Read More

Dana International wins EuroVision

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Blast from the past. Remember when Dana International, a trans woman from Israel, won the 1998 EuroVision competition? No? Well, here's the video....Read More