December 14, 2009

Your health care is being held hostage by someone you can't vote for

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

This is infuriating. If there was ever a reason for steam to come out of your ears, it's this... Senator Joe Lieberman is flip-flopping on his health care vote and will now oppose the legislation, leaving it vulnerable to a...Read More

Ed Mullen wants to make more gay history in Illinois

Filed by Phil Reese | December 14, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Ed Mullen, Democratic candidate for Illinois State Assembly District 11, got a bit of good news this weekend. He found out that the Victory Fund will officially endorse him in his primary. This is good news for his home town...Read More

I wouldn't call this a win for gender equality...

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

But it's something: A brothel industry lobbyist -- in what could be considered a befuddling double standard -- bemoaned the change, comparing it to the industry's "Pearl Harbor." He managed to voice concerns about homosexual sex entering the industry without...Read More

The Lies That History Tells: Rainbows and Gay People Don't Exist?

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 14, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jonathan Lykes is a spoken word artist, 19 year old University of Chicago student, and blogger for the Black Youth Project. He is a recipient of the ACLU Activist of the Year Award for his work...Read More

Grindhouse Buddha (vintage lobby card)

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This film had it all: racism, sexism, and sacrilege. Good thing Buddha's not an angry god....Read More

3 Lessons to Take Away from Ron Goldgate

Filed by Bruce Parker | December 14, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Being a contributor to The Bilerico Project is important to me for lots of different reasons. The primary one is that I passionately believe in what Bil, Jerame, and Alex started out trying to do here. I believe that they...Read More

Free speech needs your help

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last week Glenn Greenwald posted on the ACLU's budget problems. Their largest donor, who normally gives $20 million a year, just can't keep on giving due to his financial situation. The financial crisis has hit them like it has every...Read More

A Trans Houstonian Reflects On Annise's Win

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 14, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

As many of you Projectors already know, Annise Parker handily won her runoff election race against city attorney Gene Locke Saturday night to become only the second woman elected as mayor of my hometown. It was a watershed moment in...Read More

Don't Avoid The Anger

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | December 14, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

What some people might not know, since TBP has grown over the last while, and always has not merely new readers, but people who have never considered this before, and people who are newly out every day, trying to find...Read More

"Brokeback" and "Bruno" Top List of Highest-Grossing LGBT-Related Films of the 2000s

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

While I question the importance of box-office numbers when it comes to cinema (millions of Twilight fans don't negate the fact that those movies make me want to punch the screen), I do think they're a good barometer of public...Read More

The fabulous mermaids of Weeki Wachee

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

A fond flashback to the 1960s cheese that was Weeki Wachee, Florida, and images of their underwater acrobats. More after the jump....Read More

Kiss-in in Paris

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

TowleRoad put up video of a kiss-in here in Paris that took place at 4pm on Saturday this weekend. Alberto and I were there, but apparently our same-sex tongue-tying didn't make the final edit of this video. I thought...Read More