September 2, 2009

Giveaway: Autographed Martina Navratilova DVD

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

The US Open began this week and lesbian icon Martina Navratilova is covering it for the Tennis Channel. Earlier this year, the sports channel put together a documentary exploring her history with the sport. The doc is not only compelling...Read More

Will New York finally get it right for children of lesbian couples?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 02, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

It's almost 20 years since the highest court in New York ruled that a child planned for by a lesbian couple, born to one partner using donor insemination, and raised as the child of two mothers, nonetheless has only one...Read More

It's a birthday!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Let's see who we've got in today's birthday column? Why, it's Phil Reese! Don't believe me? He told you so himself! Normally I just post an embarrassing childhood picture of the contributor and encourage everyone to leave snarky comments about...Read More

Vigil for Transgender Woman Murdered in DC

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 02, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Two transgender women in D.C. were stabbed on August 26. One of the victims, Tyli'a "NaNa Boo" Mack, was killed. The DC LGBT community held a vigil to honor her life and to condemn the anti-LGBT violence that occurs every...Read More

The Pressure to Perform

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 02, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I was just told by my lovely son Ben how he is going to get me some wrinkle cream for Christmas. He pointed to my forehead, my eyes, and said... here and here... Just sayin', Mom. Nice. So poetry and...Read More

Andre Bauer outed, news coverage one-sided

Filed by Matt Comer | September 02, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

First, a note: I've had some great conversations with friends since first publishing this on my blog at I'm glad Columbia's mainstream press is covering this. So often, Mike Rogers' reporting goes unnoticed by traditional news outlets. This time,...Read More



Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

It's always amusing to me where you see Bilerico Project-related quips show up in the mainstream media now. Case in point: I noticed a reference in Terrance's post for today about slavery to the Huff Po version of my Steele:...Read More

DC Archbishop comes out against marriage

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 02, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

In an unsurprising move DC Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl has joined anti-equality activist Harry Jackson in urging continued discrimination against gay and lesbian families. Wuerl sent a letter to 300 local Catholic priests Tuesday reminding them about the Church's opposition...Read More

Goshen Amendment Fails

Filed by Donna Pandori | September 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Around 1:00 am this morning the Goshen City Council voted against an amendment which would have included "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the city's civil rights ordinance. The vote came after the second reading of the amendment and approximately...Read More

One More Time: Everything Is Not Slavery

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t occur to me to respond to the madness of Michelle Bachman. There’s a point at which merely legitimizes mindless rantings like hers, and dignifies them are more than they deserve. However, there is a...Read More

Money Well Spent? NOM-Backed Candidate Defeated in Iowa

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 02, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Republican Stephen Burgmeier was defeated by Democrat Curt Hanson in a special election to fill Representative John Whitaker's seat in Iowa. Why was so much attention focused on this small race? And why is it likely to be one of...Read More

Bilerico Project's interview with Cleve Jones: National Equality March questions

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

This segment from our interview with Cleve Jones focuses mostly on the questions submitted about the National Equality March - including the recent controversy about an HIV/AIDS vigil during the march. Readers and social networking followers sent in the questions...Read More

I Couldn't Say It Better: Florida Says Yes to Beating Kids, No to Gays Adopting

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 02, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This is one of the best juxtapositions of backwards Florida laws I have seen. Glenna Milberg's blog, Milberg's Musings, recently had a great entry called "Who's Your Daddy", which looked at two different court cases happening at the same time...Read More

Alaska's Murkowski: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 02, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I've featured Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, before in this space. So why am I recycling? The reason is that I have already featured, as Legislator of the Day, all of the 18 unconfirmed Senate votes (details here) who...Read More

Bob McDonnell: Sex Life May Be Used Against Judges

Filed by Michael Hamar | September 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

With Bob "Taliban Bob" McDonald trying to frantically disavow the religious extremism exposed in his CBN University thesis - see the MSNBC clip above - and making claims that his some of his views have change, the Daily Press, which...Read More

The Equality March Endorsement List and Me

Filed by Phil Reese | September 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, Towleroad unveiled a massive roster of A-list supporters for the National Equality March. We'll be marching next to my boyhood crush Chad Allen, Mad Men's Bryan Batt, my current crush Dustin Lance Black, Alan Cummings, Harvey Fierstein, the ever-gorgeous...Read More

Is That a Boner?! - XXX Factor Steve's Audition!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Have you ever seen someone aroused on TV like this? 2.If you were auditioning would you go out on stage like that? (men?) 3. Who are you loving on X-Factor? 4. What did...Read More


Peace, Love, and Ice Cream

Filed by Ed Team | September 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"At the core of Ben & Jerry's values, we believe that social justice can and should be something that every human being is entitled to. From the very beginning of our 30 year history, we have supported equal rights for...Read More

What Matters More

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | September 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Contemporary Christian singer Derek Webb has released a song that tells his fellow Christians in no uncertain terms to get their priorities straight. Lyrics for "What Matters More" after the jump....Read More