September 23, 2009

Congressional hearing on ENDA: great success!

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 23, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

This morning's meeting on ENDA was crucial to the bill's passage. Thankfully, the witnesses really knocked the ball out of the park; hard facts, touching stories, and legal implications were all handled in turn. Rep. Barney Frank's testimony and its...Read More

Advice to men from vintage ads

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 23, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

As bad as the old sexism was for women, it was no picnic for men either. What kinds of standards were they expected to live up to? And, in the same vein, what insecurities did advertisers prey on? Let's see......Read More

New UN President: Being Gay Is "Unacceptable"

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The new President of the United Nations, Ali Abdussalam Treki, held a press conference today on a wide range of topics. Treki is from Libya, an Arabic country with a poor track record on LGBT rights. When Treki was asked...Read More

Washington's R-71 updates: Polling, the 50's that neither lived nor died, and everyone's a victim

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

New poll! According to internal polling released yesterday by the Approve R-71 (the pro-gay side), they're up 51-45. That's a whole lot closer than earlier polling that suggested domestic partnerships were favored 66-33. The Seattle P-I speculated that the discrepancy...Read More

Harry Jackson at the Values Voter Summit

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I wrote the other day about Harry Jackson's speech at the Values Voter Summit where he pleaded with his fellow right-wingers to tone down their racist attacks against President Obama because they were making it hard for him to Blacks...Read More

Celebremos la bisexualidad

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | September 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Uno de los mitos más terribles acerca de las comunidades lésbica, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT) es que la bisexualidad no existe. Nada más lejos de la verdad. La bisexualidad existe, es una orientación sexual válida y debe ser respetada...Read More

Return of Idol contestants David Archuletta & Kris Allen

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Two of American Idol former contestants had videos drop this week that really show off their vocal talents. Kris Allen, last year's winner, put out his new single, "Live Like We're Dying." His album will hit stores on November 17....Read More

North Central High Principal Asks for No Counter Protests of Phelps Clan

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

C E Quandt, Principal of Indianapolis' North Central High School, has e-mailed students, faculty and parents asking them to refrain from counter-protesting at the school Thursday afternoon. Westboro Baptist Church members (aka Fred Phelps' family) will be protesting outside the...Read More

Ft. Worth gay bar raid might have happened because the TABC doesn't discipline its officers properly

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Surprise, surprise: the police can't police themselves. An Associated Press review of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's internal affairs logs found that all but 39 of the 234 allegations of excessive force or unprofessional conduct lodged against agents since 2004...Read More

Larry Kramer: "We get what we fight for. And we are not fighting."

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Larry Kramer gave a speech at Dallas Gay Pride on Sunday and in typical Larry Kramer style he was tough and aggressive. We get what we fight for. And we are not fighting. Every single one of us is not...Read More

Protect Maine Equality Needs Effective Response to School Fear Mongering

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

"Stand for Marriage Maine" has just released "Everything to Do With Schools," the latest TV ad in their campaign to revoke marriage equality. Some of you may recognize the name from an ad used during the Prop 8 campaign. As...Read More

Liveblogging the ENDA Hearing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

This morning is the hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009, H.R. 3017, before the House Committee on Education and Labor. This hearing is crucial to ENDA's passage. At the same time as the live webcast, we will be...Read More

Bisexual: Mika finally comes out

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Here's a bit of shocking news. Mika finally came out of the closet; he's bisexual. "I've never ever labeled myself. But having said that; I've never limited my life, I've never limited who I sleep with. So, whatever. (...) Call...Read More

Lesbian and Gay Families on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'll be appearing on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM at noon (EST) Wednesday. I'm appearing with Oakland attorney and author Fred Hertz, who will discuss his book, Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership, and Civil...Read More

Honoring Rep Carson and Joe Miller

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Indiana Stonewall Democrats will honor Congressman Andre Carson and local businessman and philanthropist Joe Miller for their work on LGBT issues on October 11. The Frank O'Bannon award will be presented to Congressman Andre Carson for legislative leadership on LGBT...Read More


Get Bilerico in your inbox every night

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

A lot of Projectors write and ask what we send to our e-mail list. Each night at midnight, we round up all of the day's posts and send them out to subscribers. We only include the front page portion of...Read More


A Matter of Etiquette

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

"The plural of Mrs. is Mesdames and the plural of Mr. is Messrs. So a married female couple with the same surname would be Mesdames Jenna and Aurora Acorn, and a married male couple would be the Messrs. Jackson and...Read More

Another NOM parody

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The "Gathering Storm" parodies are still coming in. This one has a different take on the original material NOM provided...Read More