September 24, 2009

Kanye West is right (even babies & football players dance to Beyonce)

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

Everyone has heard about Kanye ("Ima Let Chu Finish") West for the past few weeks for interrupting Taylor Swift's MTV VMA Award speech to say Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video should have won the award. The web had him interrupting everything...Read More

Los Angeles Group Files Ballot to Repeal Prop 8

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 24, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

A coalition of grassroots groups seeking to repeal Prop 8 in California next year filed an initiative with the state Attorney General Thursday morning. However, there is still no consensus on strategy or ballot language. The proposed initiative submitted by...Read More

Toward a same-sex marriage political vocabulary

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I've blogged before about how we don't really have a way of describing the political diversity within the American queer population on LGBT issues. So I'm humbly proposing a few terms to discuss the way people think and talk about...Read More

The Morality of Health Care Reform, Pt. 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 24, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

"We are determined to make every American citizen the subject of his country's interest and concern; and we will never regard any faithful law-abiding group within our borders as superfluous. The test of our progress is not whether we...Read More

The Conversation America Won't Have on Race

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | September 24, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

If we resided in a post-racial society then William Faulkner's words uttered in the 20th century would not ring true in this century - "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past." With the election of...Read More

WTHR-13 vs WRTV-6: A Tale of Two News Stations

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last December when local trans woman Taysia Elzy was murdered, several local reporters used offensive language to describe Taysia and her relationship. While the Indianapolis Star did a training session with their staff after the incident, NBC's WTHR-13 reporter Steve...Read More

Building For A Win

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Adam Bink, a friend of TBP who has started some great conversations here about strategy and moral hazard in the LGBT movement has an announcement today- he's going up to Maine next month to blog at his home blog, More

Gay baths, vintage ad-style

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 24, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

And I think we all know which heads they were referring to.......Read More

LGB teens at risk for eating disorders

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I am kind of surprised by this. I was aware that eating disorders were much more common among gay men than among straight men, but I didn't know lesbian and bisexual women faced heightened levels of eating disorders as well....Read More

FL Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Slams U.N. Leader for Anti-Gay Comments

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 24, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) has issued a scathing statement against the new president of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali Abdessalam Treki (who is a former foreign minister of Libya) for recent remarks that seemed to favor the criminalization of...Read More

ENDA ayudaría a terminar con el vergonzoso estado laboral para las personas LGBT

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | September 24, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

El estado laboral para las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgéneros (LGBT) --particularmente para las personas transgéneros -- en los Estados Unidos es absolutamente vergonzoso. Afortunadamente, el Congreso está al borde de corregir esta injusticia al considerar la Ley de...Read More

On Oct 11th: Take Action in DC or Take Action Locally

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 24, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

On Oct 11th: Take action in DC or take action locally. We stand at the brink, at a moment of unprecedented possibility in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality across America. All our legislative victories so far...Read More

Transformer (retro queer dance party) this Friday @ Black Cat

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 24, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The good folks over at the Black Cat are letting our friends at The New Gay take over the space on Friday, September 25th, for an all ages dance party that will feature the best vintage music (ie classic rock,...Read More

Yesterday's ENDA Hearing: Use It To Pass ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 24, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday morning, the House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing on ENDA. It was very good for the bill, raising awareness in many different ways and among many different consituencies. (See Austen's summary and our liveblog, as well...Read More

Queers Who Surrender Their Lives to a Needful Parent

Filed by Father Tony | September 24, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I find myself on the cusp of a personal reinvention. Or, a mid-life crisis, if you prefer. I believe both are apropos descriptions. When I graduated from college in 1985, I reinvented myself by moving to...Read More

Indiana counties top in the nation for divorced people

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Ah, Indiana. We're #1! In divorced people! Wayne County - home of Richmond - made the top spot for the highest proportion of divorced residents in the United States. Floyd and Madison counties also made the top ten list. So...Read More

Gay marriage is Socialism

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, thinks same-sex marriage is part of the socialist cabal: If there's a push for a socialist society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together living...Read More

Be There!

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 24, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I'm back in New York City! Summer is over. So what do we do now? We go march on DC to demand our full equality! I'll be there - won't have a bake sale and get yourself there too?...Read More

William Eskridge at ENDA hearing

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bilerico livechat participants voted William Eskridge's testimony the most persuasive at the ENDA hearing yesterday. In case you missed it, here it is....Read More


Children of God

Filed by Ed Team | September 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"We can no longer keep kicking our youth to the curb like trash. We are all children of God." --Robert Moore, young-adults director for Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons...Read More