November 5, 2009

Marriage after Maine

Filed by Nan Hunter | November 05, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

As heartbreaking as it was for the people on the ground and as callous as this may sound, Maine 09 was just another move in the two steps forward, one step back dance that social change movements are. The overall...Read More

We can't deny the fact that you hate us right now, you hate us!

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I was actually gone on vacation for the earlier part of this week in Seville, since French vacations don't line up with American elections... but I've been catching up and most of what I wanted to say about the elections...Read More

Why We Honor the Bloggers

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 05, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Sharon Stapel is the executive director of the NYC Anti Violence Project. The New York City Anti-Violence Project is honoring four LGBT Blogs - Bilerico, Joe.My.God, Pam's House Blend, and Towleroad - at our 13th Annual Courage Awards...Read More

The Finances Behind the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

National Equality March leaders have discovered they have money left over after paying all the bills. Organizers raised approximately $260,000 to put on the event in Washington DC that drew 200,000 activists. March leaders budgeted $282,000 for the event -...Read More

Maggie Gallagher (NOM) attended pro gay marriage rally in DC

Filed by Donna Pandori | November 05, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Metro Weekly, Washington DC's GLBT magazine, is reporting Maggie Gallagher attended a pro gay marriage rally in Washington, DC, the night following Maine's vote on same-sex marriage. A protest rally held in Dupont Circle tonight brought together same-sex marriage supporters...Read More

Prop 8 anniversary in LA draws 150 and a Police Commissioner

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Openly gay Los Angeles Police Commission Rob Saltzman was among about 150 people of all ages who rallied at the Metro station at Santa Monica Boulevard and Vermont Ave Wednesday night marking the one year anniversary of the passage of...Read More

And Now, Two Steps Forward

Filed by Kate Kendell | November 05, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Even as we took the sucker punch of losing marriage equality in Maine by popular vote, we saw history made and in the making in Kalamazoo, Michigan and--hopefully--Washington State. In Kalamazoo voters strongly backed an ordinance which protects lesbian, gay,...Read More

Steve Kornell Wins St. Pete City Council Race!

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 05, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

We did it! Tuesday night, Steve Kornell won his historic race to become the first openly gay person to win a seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. In a contest widely praised for being a clean race that focused...Read More

Are We Listening?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 05, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's times like these when, even though you're proven right, you take no joy in it. Back in February, I wrote that same-sex marriage is overall a loser issue in this country right now and that our community would be...Read More

On Projecting R-71's Outcome, Or, We Visit A Political Party

Filed by Don Davis | November 05, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Over the past few days we have been talking about Washington State's Referendum 71, which was voted on this week. If passed, the Referendum will codify in law certain protections for same-sex couples. In the first story of our three-part...Read More

Backyard Swings, Not Slings, For The Kids

Filed by Father Tony | November 05, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hey FT, we are not looking for your advice, sorry. We are a gay couple 10 years strong and curious about what you have to say about displaying or hiding our sexuality in front of our kids who are...Read More

Liveblogging the Senate ENDA Hearing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 05, 2009 | 9:45 AM | comments

First, some good news this morning! Senator Kirk of Massachusetts has signed on to co-sponsor ENDA! Let's all call to thank him at 202-224-4543 (Toll free DC Capitol line: 866-220-0044). And while you're at it, use this handy-dandy form from...Read More

GOP Christian Taliban Ticket Sweeps Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Fighting the urge to vomit, last on Tuesday, I watched Creigh Deeds concede to Taliban Bob McDonnell (Pat Robertson's anointed candidate) in the race for Virginia's next governor. Obviously, there are a number of lessons to be learned from Deeds'...Read More

Speaker Pelosi (and all your Democratic friends): I'm not waiting anymore.

Filed by Kip Williams | November 05, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Early November last year, I stayed up into the wee hours one morning obsessively refreshing my web browser. The incoming precinct results for Prop 8 confirmed that my rights were being stripped away from me. I should have been celebrating...Read More


Look who's joining the family: Donna, Michael & Kip!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 05, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

I'm excited to announce three new Bilerico Project contributors this morning! Donna Pandori is a Bilerico-Indiana blogger making the jump to the main site. Donna is a research analyst by day and a mother of two sons by night. She...Read More

You Can't Get There From Here

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 05, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Sometimes you wake up and all you want to do is smoke cigarettes and spit at Christians. We're not just like them - they have their rights....Read More


Maine: Not Open to Persuasion

Filed by Ed Team | November 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I certainly don't think the No on 1 campaign can be blamed; by every indication, they ran a tip-top operation whereas the Yes on 1 folks were amateurish. But this may not be an issue where the campaign itself matters...Read More

Marriage ads in New Jersey

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Garden State Equality has two new ads out for same-sex marriage in that state even though the anti-marriage Republican just won the election for governor. The first is about health care, and considering how the debate is going in...Read More