January 16, 2010

Weekly Reader: Oprah, Twinkies, and the Prop 8 trial

Filed by Bil Browning | January 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Coverage of the Prop 8 Perry v Schwarzenegger trial dominated the LGBT blogosphere this week and Bilerico Project has our own correspondent inside the courtroom. New contributor Davina Kotulski has provided regular updates while Gloria Nieto also gave her impressions...Read More

21 Bogus Reasons Why Gender Matters From the Prop 8 Trial

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday we found out that during the Prop 8 campaign Ron Prentiss reportedly distributed a booklet to churches that included an article entitled "'21 Reasons Why Gender Matters' Examines Gender Disorientation Pathology And Social Policy." By the way, he made...Read More

Italy's All-Transgender Prison: That's Amore?

Filed by Keri Renault | January 16, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Italy plans to designate a former women's prison specifically for transgender inmates. The proposal may be the first globally to separate gender variant inmates from the cisgender criminal population. My first reaction was wariness. I tend to sniff for ulterior...Read More

Notre Dame Newspaper Issues Weak "Apology" Over Gay Bashing Cartoon

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Update: Apologies from the cartoonist & the University President in the Comment section. Also in the comments: more fallout- Assistant Managing Editor resigns & cartoonists fired. In what has to be one of the most weak, pseudo apologies I've seen...Read More

The Uh-Ohs: A Decade of Conservative Failure, Pt. 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 16, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

“Haven’t we already given money to rich people … Shouldn’t we be giving money to the middle?” – President George W. Bush in November 2002, acknowledging to advisors that he knew his tax cuts were giveaways to the super-wealthy....Read More

Hope and change

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Even though it's not specifically about LGBT issues, I think that with the amount of disappointment people in the community have faced this past year that Christopher Hayes hits the nail on the head here: American progressives were the first...Read More


Dina Matos on New Jersey marriage

Filed by Ed Team | January 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have the civil union law in place, which I think is wonderful. I was raised a Catholic. I grew up in the church, so I believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman." --Dina Matos, New Jersey's...Read More

A Star Is Born!

Filed by D Gregory Smith | January 16, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Liza visits her vocal coach for a few warmups and then her godson does a dead-on impersonation- Hysterical!...Read More