October 1, 2009

Black queers are tying the knot

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 01, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

More and more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of African descent are marrying. An idea that was once thought of as an anathema to black queer identity, marriage, in our LGBTQ communities, is being celebrated and on the...Read More

Gay Days at Disneyland: The gayest weekend of the year

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 01, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Disneyland is pretty much the gayest place on earth (aside from my apartment), , so the amusement park's Gay Days - an unofficial event that's now in its 12th year - seems kind of redundant, don't you think? No matter....Read More

Capitalism: The Prequel 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 01, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

On my way to the DC premiere of Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, it occurred to me that we all know the story, because we’ve been watching the “prequel” — and starring in it — for a while now....Read More

How much do you want hate crimes legislation to pass?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Just as I warned in June, the fate of hate crimes legislation is tied to the defense bill. We're now put in the uncomfortable position of advocating for our allies to authorize more money for the wars in Iraq and...Read More

October is GLBT History Month!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

October is GLBT History Month! Modeled after Black and Women's History Months, GLBT History Month highlights annually the achievements of 31 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Icons. The GLBT History Month 2009 Web site is now online at www.glbthistorymonth.com....Read More

Homophobic hissy fits start in Gay-sachusetts

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Obama fired Van Jones, and now the wingnuts (does anyone else think the plural of "wingnut" should officially become "angry mob"?) smell blood. Who should be their next target? It's looking like Kevin Jennings is fresh to receive some false...Read More

ISU Students will march in DC

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Indiana State University's student newspaper is reporting that a sizable contingent of ISU students will be marching in DC next weekend. Members of a campus LGBT-awareness group will travel to Washington, D.C. next month for the National Equality March, part...Read More

Equality March meets $250k fundraising goal: Sets march route

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

After an event in New York City last week raised over $14,000 for the National Equality March, Equality Across America announced it has met it's fundraising goal of $250,000. The gala at NYC hotspot Elmo was hosted by actor Allan...Read More

Marriage Equality Bill Introduced in Illinois Senate: Matches House Version

Filed by Phil Reese | October 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

And we're off! The race to marriage equality for the fifth largest state in the Union was kicked off this morning when State Senator Heather Steans became the first Illinois Senator to introduce a marriage equality bill - SB2468 the...Read More

Nebraska's Ben Nelson: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson is a friend and supporter of ENDA. He has privately indicated his support for ENDA. That is wonderful. Unlike the rest of NE's congressional delegation, Nelson has been supportive of ENDA and hate crimes legislation in...Read More

Jesse's Journal: Gay Bar Raids: A Double Standard

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

As long as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people gathered together in urban areas, there have been gay bars. And as long as there have been gay bars, there have been bar raids. Since the beginning, governments have used their...Read More

He's 20 And He's Worried

Filed by Father Tony | October 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I've been a reader on Bilerico for a few months. I've read previous letters that you have received and posted on the Bilerico website and wondered if I could do the same. I am a 20...Read More

Abstinence-only funding is still winning votes

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Isn't it great that the Democrats have a 60-vote majority in the Senate? Now at least the 20% of the population that's batshit conservative won't have power over the rest of us: A Senate committee voted Tuesday night to restore...Read More

DC marriage bill to be introduced on Tuesday

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 01, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

At a meeting last night to mobilize the LGBT community and allies Council Member David Catania announced that on October 6 he would introduce a bill to legalize marriage between same-sex couples in the District. "We are going to do...Read More

Ye Olde Standards

Filed by Kate Clinton | October 01, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I'm furious about the death of the public option. 2/3 of the public wants it and 2/3 of Congress voted against it. What sense does that make?...Read More

Grayson: Republicans say, "Die quickly"

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Rep. Alan Grayson describes the Republican position on health care, and now they're throwing a hissy fit. I don't really know how to describe their plan, considering how much easier it would make for people to be rescinded by...Read More


An Interference of Personal and Civil Rights

Filed by Ed Team | October 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't see why states should have any interest in gay marriage. That's not an issue that the state government or any government should be involved in. This is a personal question and should be solved on a personal basis,...Read More