November 12, 2009

For marriage victories, we must face and use religion

Filed by Matt Comer | November 12, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., is saying it might not be able to continue its social services programs if a marriage equality bill is passed by the D.C. Council. The Washington Post reports that Archdiocese officials say the proposed...Read More

I've signed on to Don't Ask, Don't Give (and you should too)

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Conservative Democrats don't want to move forward on Don't Ask, Don't Tell after the last elections. There are concerns about the future of ENDA. No one in Congress is going to do anything about DOMA anytime soon. (If the votes...Read More


Filed by Alex Blaze | November 12, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Does it count as terrorism if people are only terrified because they're ignorant? Here's a case of a man being tried as a terrorist for the crime of having HIV. He got in a fight with a neighbor, bit him,...Read More

The WWJD Hate Crime Inciters are Getting Some Support for their DC "Protest"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 12, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Updated: Fundie Scarborough says Anti-Gay Activists Are Just Like MLK (seriously) after the jump. I posted the rather unbelievable story last week that got a lot of you talking about Pastor Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission losing his...Read More

Get your self-pitying hate straight before you waste our time

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I don't know why this marine attacked this priest, and it doesn't seem like he does either. First he claims that the guy was a Muslim terrorist who shouted "Allahu Akbar," so he had to respond by beating him up....Read More

The Importance of "Straight Allies"

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

As the recent lost on marriage equality in Maine demonstrates, the GLBT community will never achieve full equality under the civil laws without the help of our "straight allies" who may in some cases be better able to open hearts...Read More

ENDA: not a done deal yet

Filed by Phil Reese | November 12, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

According to Dr. Jillian Weiss' Congressional ENDA spreadsheet, we seem to have enough "supporters" in the House to pass an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act once and for all. That does not mean ENDA will pass. Dr. Weiss' spreadsheet shows 214...Read More

Michael Crawford: One of Advocate's People of the Year

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Congratulations to Bilerico-DC managing editor Michael Crawford for being named one of Advocate magazine's "People of the Year." In a city that is more than 50% African-American, Michael Crawford has been leading the charge on an issue often used to...Read More

Historic photo: Ella Wesner, 1880

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Photographer: Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896) Title: Ella Wesner, male impersonator Date: ca. 1880 Medium: albumen print via Flicker Commons...Read More

Delaware's Sen. Tom Carper: ENDA Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 12, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

How will Delaware's Senator Tom Carper vote on S1584, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act? We don't know, since he hasn't yet indicated his position. Delaware's other Senator, Senator Ted Kaufman, just recently co-sponsored the bill. In understanding the strategy for the...Read More

How to snap out of it

Filed by Father Tony | November 12, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I am tired of everything I have here. But everything is just fine. Home, guy, job, money. Car. I just think maybe this is all a mistake and I'm not happy and I could be if...Read More

Attacking Tax-Exemptions for Churches a Lose-Lose Proposition

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sam Ritchie is a writer and activist who lives with his husband of twelve years in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He writes, edits and manages online content for the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT & AIDS Projects....Read More


A Proactive Dad

Filed by Ed Team | November 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"During the campaign I made a practice of stopping at homes where Yes on 1 signs were posted and performed a small act of 'bearing witness.' I would ring the doorbell, excuse the interruption, and make the point that I...Read More

Singing About His Two Dads

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A reader sent me this- it gave me a vision of the future I liked very much, so I thought I'd share.......Read More