December 17, 2009

DC mayor to sign marriage bill tomorrow morning

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 17, 2009 | 7:32 PM | comments

Mayor Adrian Fenty has announced he will sign the DC marriage bill on Friday morning. Details are below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2009 Fenty to Sign Same Sex Marriage Legislation WHAT: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to take historic step...Read More

Maryland Democrats use religious right as pawns against transwoman

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Dana Beyer, senior aide to Montgomery County, Maryland Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg, has been caught up in a politically motivated ethics charge being pushed by fundamentalists with the help of Democrats. Beyer, a frequent Bilerico reader and commenter, is a transgender...Read More

LGBTQ progress since 2000

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Matt Foreman, who works for the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr., Fund now, sent us this summary of the work that has been done in the past decade to advance that LGBTQ agenda. Looking at the diverse contacts at the...Read More

HRC's 2009 Board Memo on LGBT Progress

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

HRC released Joe Solmonese's memo to board members about the progress of LGBT rights in 2009 [pdf]. It's a thorough listing, but I can't help but think that the first thing that stood out to me was, well, nothing. It's...Read More

Zoe Brain's Trans 101, with science

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

We all know what happened last week, and part of the problem with what Ronald Gold said in his post on transgender people last week was that his thoughts are so common. I do hear them quite often, you know,...Read More

Domestic Partner bill passes Senate committee

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee passed the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act yesterday. Partners of federal employees are now one step closer to getting the same benefits offered to spouses of heterosexual employees. These benefits include...Read More

Bad CBS analysis of same-sex marriage, written by the "marriage-focused"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I came across an "analysis" piece on CBS this morning that was particularly uninsightful. I'm actually surprised it got the forum that it got. It's focused on a topic that I've been following closely for years - the fight for...Read More

Countdown to Meltdown

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Now I am having a total and complete meltdown. Little over than a week till Christmas and then we leave for a long vacation. I cannot find my reservations. I have spent the last couple of days trying to find...Read More

Jillian Weiss on Michelangelo Signorile Today at 4:30

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 17, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

UPDATE: The recorded interview of about 20 minutes is attached at the end of the post below. I have been asked to come on OutQ's Michelangelo Signorile radio show on Sirius XM today. The topic will be transphobia in the...Read More

Erotic Art by Felix Volloton

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 17, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The latest video in my Erotographica collection features Felix Vallotton (1865-1925). Vollotton remained one of the leading figures of Symbolism until his death. He turned his unsparing gaze on the double standards of the Parisian bourgeoisie, the raging battle of...Read More

Are We Really One Family?

Filed by Father Tony | December 17, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

As part of the Bilerico editorial team (an uncompensated part, I add, because it is important that you know I make no money from this), I watched the unfolding of communal anger with interest and not a little deja vu...Read More

7 Gayest Offbeat Video Games of the Decade

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

At heart I am a gamer girl - always have been - and I spend an inordinate amount of time studying the history of video games and pinball. I've been looking for an opportunity to write some dorky articles. I...Read More


Blame Catholics for Rwanda

Filed by Ed Team | December 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is extremely worrying to learn that Uganda's neighbour seems to have caught the homophobic bug, no doubt spurred on by malign religious influences. It is hardly surprising that a large majority of Rwandans are Roman Catholic and that the...Read More

Cameo's "Word up"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

I just bought the Cameo Anthology this week - two discs of extreme funk. Mainly I was thinking of their biggest hit, "Word up," which has been covered over a dozen times. It's a great song, and I think...Read More