October 16, 2009

A Lethal Love Letter from the Catholic Bishops of the USA

Filed by Father Tony | October 16, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I suspect this final draft of the American Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Marriage was deliberately leaked to make an impact on a certain situation in Maine. For this reason, I am doing a series of videos in which I take...Read More

Queer music Friday - Boyzone

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I did not know until earlier this week that any of the boys of Boyzone were gay. But Stephen Gately was, and he wasn't just gay, but out since 1999. Here's "Love me for a Reason."...Read More

Bilerico's All-In-One NEM Coverage Post

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

While I didn't expect to be quoted on NPR and the New York Times on the same day about the National Equality March, I did expect to see some fantastic coverage of the march here on Bilerico Project. Once again,...Read More

"Green" Underwear

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 16, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

When it comes to underwear, I've heard that the best way to be environmentally friendly is to go commando. While this may be perfectly acceptable in porn movies and at White Parties, I find it uncouth in everyday life, and...Read More

"I'm not racist, but you're black! Black, black, BLACK!"

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I just found this complicated story about racism, homophobia, and (as I read it) sexism at the National Equality March. Rakefet Abergel, a white lesbian from LA who went to DC for the NEM, says she saw a group of...Read More

FL LGBT News Round-Up: Hate Crimes, The Gay Market, Helping Youth, and More

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's a little round-up of this and that from around the state that I thought you should know! As always, leave more stories and links that we might have missed in the comments! * Jacksonville's LGBT youth in crisis have...Read More

National Equality March - Pride of a Different Sort

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | October 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I arrived in DC on a glorious evening. Standing at Union Station at midnight on Wednesday, October 7th, I noticed that most of the people quietly slipping into the cabs sweeping into the night were somehow queer. My hope for...Read More

Ex-Gays Target Librarians

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: This guest post is by Sarah Stumpf, a bisexual feminist librarian who used to work with the GLBTSSS Library on the Indiana University campus and now works as a Teen Librarian in the south Chicago suburbs. Check out...Read More

Barney Frank explains

Filed by Diane Silver | October 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

This post may well bring me no end of trouble, but here goes: Watch this clip of Joy Behar and Barney Frank. At the end of a long and interesting discussion of the status of the health care debate, she...Read More

City of Miami Beach passes first reading of improved Human Rights Ordinance, 7-0

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This just in from our friends at SAVE DADE: Miami Beach, October 14, 2009 - The City of Miami Beach today unanimously passed the first reading of a Human Rights Ordinance revision designed to strengthen and improve its original Human...Read More

The NAACP, Rory Reid, and a lesbian in a tuxedo

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's time for my regular roundup of queer items from around the web this week. As always, feel free to blogwhore in the comments section and link us to your own (or someone else's!) posts and articles. A Mississippi lesbian...Read More

Please Call and Thank Senator Mary Landrieu, ENDA's Newest Co-sponsor

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has signed on as the newest co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, S. 1584. Just as it is important to ask for support, it is also important to say thank you. It is particularly important...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Rachel Maddow

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 16, 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 Rachel Maddow. Rachel Maddow...Read More

Who's in charge: Fox News or Congressional Republicans?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've posted quite a few times about Kevin Jennings, the gay man who was appointed to the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools on the back of his life's work to make schools safer for LGBT students. Homophobes, naturally,...Read More


Cruising in the Wrong Place

Filed by Ed Team | October 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is not a question of discrimination but one of lost satisfaction because no-one had told them their holiday was at the same time as the gay cruise. . . . 'My clients were also left embarrassed because among the...Read More

Abortion protestor at National Equality March

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

An abortion protestor goes to the National Equality March...Read More