October 29, 2009

The beginning of the end

Filed by Cathy Renna | October 29, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

As I stood watching President Obama make his remarks about the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Act at the White House yesterday, I was struck by the history of the moment and also caught up in the emotion...Read More

Sen Evan Bayh will oppose Republican filibuster

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

All of the health care reform debate is really confusing to me and I'll admit that I'm not that well versed in the intricacies. By the time you throw Congressional procedures and protocols, insurance practices lingo, and a bunch of...Read More

Why do homophobes want to keep their names secret?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Fundies continue to try to shield the names of their donors, a trend that, as far as I know, started in 2008 in Florida well before the elections. In Maine, a judge told them NOM they have to disclose their...Read More

Stand For Marriage Maine is forcing children to learn about same-sex marriage!

Filed by Phil Reese | October 29, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

There is a sinister force at work right now trying to take the innocence away from our children, undermine and tear our families apart, and corrupt and recruit a generation of Americans--the youngest generation--to buy into their terrifying agenda. Stand...Read More

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness- For All

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 29, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Wake up America! A huge battle for rights is about to be voted on in Maine. This will effect everyone from sea to shining sea. Just like in California in 2008, rights that have already been granted will be voted...Read More


Reader Poll: Bilerico versions

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we're redesigning the Bilerico properties, we've been wondering about our crossover traffic. Please take a moment to answer this brief question (no sign in or account needed) to help us better serve your needs. Which Bilerico version do you...Read More

The Passion of the Palin

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sarah Palin thinks she's the new Jesus. Not that she's peaceful, forgiving, and infinitely wise, but that she is persecuted by people who think they've figured everything out and her pain gives us never-ending life and a reason to live....Read More

Yes, Sir! 1950s men's mag covers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 29, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Some kitschy delights from one of the most popular precursors to Playboy.  There's something in this selection to offend everyone.  Or so I hope. Original covers from 1951 - 1959....Read More

Rusty Gordon, 1942-2009. A community pioneer who will be sorely missed.

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's guest post about the sad news of Feminist & LGBT Warrior Rusty Gordon's death comes from South Florida activist Bill Vayens. Gordon was listed as one of the "Feminist who Changed America" in the book by Barbara...Read More

The gayest doll ever

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Why didn't I ever get one of these to play with? It's the new "Palm Beach Sugar Daddy" Ken doll, a modernization of the "Oscar Wilde" Ken doll that never existed. I might have to get one myself, because I...Read More

Bob McDonnell Rejected by Hometown Newspaper

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 29, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

While not exactly a ringing endorsement, the Virginian Pilot has nonetheless endorsed Creigh Deeds for governor over hometown boy Taliban Bob McDonnell, Like the Washington Post much of the motivation comes down to who will offer the better solution to...Read More

Being Gay IS A Choice

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 29, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Greg Smith is a gay, HIV+ native Montanan, a Rome-educated former priest who is now a mental health therapist, health educator, activist, spiritual adventurer and overall wiseguy who loves to write. He blogs at From Eternity to Here....Read More

Ohio Senator George Voinovich: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 29, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Ohio is a key state in the fight for ENDA. Senator Voinovich is a fair-minded Republican who seems to be leaning yes on ENDA. He voted for the hate crimes bill on several occasions, and was one of five Republican...Read More

Guilty When You Sneeze?

Filed by Father Tony | October 29, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, Please take off your pope hat for a moment and put your shrink hat on for a moment. I don't feel guilty about being gay. I'm proud of who I am. A 100% gay man. But...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Urvashi Vaid

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 29, 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 Urvashi Vaid. Urvashi Vaid...Read More

Scholastic Reverses Decision: Will Include LGBT-Inclusive Book in Book Fairs

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 29, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Many of you have been following the story of Scholastic and their request that author Lauren Myracle change the lesbian moms of one character into a mom and a dad. According to the original article on this by School Library...Read More


Filed by Kate Clinton | October 29, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Happy Halloween! Why is Philly vs New York City the "World" Series? Is Hillary a ref? Know what's scary? Losing in Maine!...Read More


Barack Obama:

Filed by Ed Team | October 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Because no one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love." -- President Barack Obama in his remarks at the special reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard...Read More

The March was great but...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The National Equality March was great, but we still have a lot of work to do. Equality Across America is sponsoring the Week of Initiative November 1st - 8th. It's time to get off our butts and do something!...Read More