October 6, 2009

DC marriage bill introduced today and what's next

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 06, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Today D.C. Council Member David Catania introduced a bill that would legalize marriages between same-sex couples. The bill, known as the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, sets the stage for DC to become the next...Read More

The Word of God has a well-known liberal bias

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Bible is apparently too namby-pamby liberal for the folks at Conservapedia, so they're trying to get a crew together to retranslate it conservatively. Because if I understand anything about Christians' relationship to the Word of God, it's that it...Read More

Out of my Black Church, Into the Streets

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | October 06, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I will not be in church this Sunday, but I will be in a place where my spiritual self will be fed. I will be participating in the National Equality March (NEM) this Sunday, carrying the banner of Faith in...Read More

FRC's Tony Perkins at white supremacy gathering

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

After I did my interview with the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, Alex and I were talking on the phone. When I was telling him what I thought of Perkins after meeting him, I remember saying that he seemed like...Read More

Smoking is so gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

From the Onion: It reminds me a lot of this real PSA about pot turning teens gay....Read More

March for the Cure

Filed by Cathy Renna | October 06, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

As we all wait for this weekend's events to unfold in Washington, from the National Equality March to the President speaking at the HRC dinner, there are many mixed feelings. Will people show up? What will the President say? How...Read More

National Coming Out Day Events

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 06, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

National Coming Out Day is this Sunday, October 11 and there are lot's of great events going on over the National Coming Out Day Weekend. Saturday October 10 at 11AM is the Indiana AIDS Walk & Ride. I've participated in...Read More

An anniversary giveaway: Adam and Steve from Otter

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today is Jerame and my 11th anniversary. To celebrate, our good friends at Otter are giving five lucky readers a present! The online clothing store will give away 5 Adam & Steve dog tags worth $28 each. Our most popular...Read More

Give This Column to a Woman You Love- National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 06, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz represents Florida's 20th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She is also Chairwoman of the Committee on Appropriations' Legislative Branch Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the House LGBT Equality Caucus. The...Read More

Brewster speaks out for Kevin Jennings

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kevin Jennings, the head of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, the founder of GLSEN, and an openly gay man, came under fire these past few weeks because the right thought they could get rid of him by accusing...Read More

Art by Pierre Molinier

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 06, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have an abiding interest in world erotic history and art, and have run tons of erotic art shows on my blog over the years. Instead of letting the images languish in my archives, we've recently begun turning the shows...Read More

Indiana's Senator Evan Bayh: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 06, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

There are now 8 Senators* who I believe are likely to be supportive of ENDA. If we add them to the confirmed yes votes**, we would have 57 yes votes. That would communicate volumes to the Senate leadership, because it...Read More

Microsoft donates $100k to keep Washington relationship recognition

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Good news out of Washington... Microsoft has given $100,000 to Approve Referendum 71 - the org leading the push to keep Washington's new domestic partnership law. The donation is larger than all the combined contributions to Protect Marriage Washington, the...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Rainer Fassbinder

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Rainer Fassbinder. For more...Read More

DC marriage bill to be introduced today

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 06, 2009 | 9:48 AM | comments

Today, DC Council Member David Catania will introduce a bill legalizing marriage between same-sex couples in the District. The bill will be introduced with ten of thirteen members of the Council co-sponsoring the bill. There has been little opposition to...Read More

Everyone wants a piece of Glenn Beck's pie

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Speaking of strange pitches we get at Bilerico, here's Jerry Falwell's Liberty Council trying to prove that they're still relevant even after the teabaggers took the rightwing over from the Religious Right establishment. They made a page where you can...Read More


Bringing Our Families Together

Filed by Ed Team | October 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We must bring our families together. Gay and transgender people are our children, our brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, parents, co-workers and friends. They are a vital part of the black community, and it is time for everyone to...Read More

Donna Sachet, Major League Baseball's favorite drag queen

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Donna Sachet became the first drag queen to sing the national anthem at an SF Giants game this weekend....Read More