September 28, 2009

Like throwing lions to the Christians

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Let's take a trip in the Wayback machine to 2005. Same-sex marriage started in Massachusetts in May of 2004. In January of 2005, a legal challenge to Indiana's DOMA law brought by the ACLU on behalf of three same-sex couples...Read More

Celebrate Banned Books!

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 28, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's the start of Banned Books Week here in the U.S., "an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. . . . Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access...Read More

The Morality of Health Care Reform, Pt. 5

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 28, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

“The fundamental truth about health care in every country is that national values, national character, determine how each system works.” Prof. Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton Professor & Health Care Economist “I think health care is a privilege. I wouldn’t call...Read More

New Maine ad comes out swinging

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 28, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Ooohhh, this is good: Also in the news in Maine, the Diocese of Portland is calling for 40 days of prayer and fasting, which sounds remarkably like The Call from California's Prop 8 fight, which called for 40 days of...Read More

LGBT in Atlanta: "They are a swing vote"

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Interesting. The LGBT vote is a swing vote in Atlanta. All four leading mayoral candidates -- Lisa Borders, Mary Norwood, Kasim Reed and Jesse Spikes -- sent statements urging city officials to conduct a fair investigation into the Sept. 10...Read More

We Have a Winner!

Filed by Nathan Strang | September 28, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Congratulations to Aaron! He's the winner of the Bilerico / Bonobos Polo contest! I totally poached the attached photo from your blog (X-Ray Introductions), but I bet yer this excited! Now get a hold of me eh? Thanks to More

Does policing Craigslist actually threaten safety?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 28, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest bloggers Andrea Ritchie and Jarad Ringer are two of New York City's foremost experts on violence against sex workers. Ms. Ritchie is the Director of the Sex Workers Project at Urban Justice Center. Mr. Ringer is the...Read More

Fine footwear meets trans for a non-sexist ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 28, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

From French shoe company Eram. Translation: "No woman's body was exploited in this ad."...Read More

The Personal Impact of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 28, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Virginian-Pilot ran a fascinating story yesterday looking at the impact DADT is having on the lives and families of gay and lesbian soldiers who are forced to remain closeted. Rather than focus on the political or military implications of...Read More

Gay military billboard destroyed in Memphis

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 28, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

We post often about pro-gay billboards here at Bilerico, both because Indianapolis had a rash of them a few years ago, and because they're one of the few prominent examples of gay people getting out of our little groups and...Read More

Ted Haggard is just like Jesus!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Ego much? Clickety to embiggen...Read More

How Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Is Supporting ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 28, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Update: When I wrote this post, I was unaware that Senator Reid had enthusiastically endorsed ENDA in a public speech reported on in another blog. While I still have questions, it is important to admit when one is wrong, especially...Read More

Why Polanski, After All These Years?

Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

George Bush remains free and charged with no crimes, despite lying the American people into an illegal war and occupation that has so far cost taxpayers $700 billion (by the time you read this) and resulted in the deaths of...Read More

America's Fastest Growing Religious Segment: Those with No Religion

Filed by Michael Hamar | September 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

A new Trinity College report looks at what ought to be frightening to all religious denominations (perhaps the Catholic Church the most): the fact that the fastest growing segment of the American population in terms of religion is those people...Read More

Mackenzie Philips on Oprah + Glee! Modern Family! KyleXY is Gay!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 28, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Which of the shows I talked about have you seen? Let me know your thoughts on them: Glee, SYTCYD, Top Model, Eastwick, Cougar Town, Modern Family, The Forgotten, Dancing with the Stars 2....Read More


Global Bias

Filed by Ed Team | September 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[Homosexuality] is not acceptable in the majority of the world. And there are some countries that allow that, thinking it is a kind of democracy . . . I think it is not." --New United Nations General Assembly President Ali...Read More

Glenn Beck's replacement host

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Oh holy hell, this guy is about as dumb as it gets. Our redneck friend here is really pissed off that Obama is messing with his chaw. A huge hat tip to Mikerzz for noting the oaf's "Rush Limbaugh-style...Read More