August 16, 2010

9th Circuit stays Walker's Prop 8 decision

Filed by Phil Reese | August 16, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

At least until after the appeal hearing on December 6th, there will be no joy in Mudville--call off your Wednesday wedding plans, the 9th Circuit has just released this decision on the Defense's request for a stay of Judge Walker's...Read More

Don't tell him about my USDA grant for sodomy orchards either

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Quality sex education in public schools would go a long way to reducing homophobia in the US. Here's Exhibit A; he doesn't seem to know much about anything related to sex and I wonder if anyone ever tried to sit...Read More

Tripp Palin!

Filed by Sean Martin | August 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

You really, really gotta feel for this kid. He's a Springer episode waiting to happen....Read More

Karate/Sissy Ad Update: A Teachable Moment in Stereotypes, Gender Roles, & Shaming

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The print ads for a South Florida Karate School featuring young boys doing stereotypically "feminine things" like wearing their mother's high heels or playing with make-up have been making their way around the internet this past week and causing lots...Read More

Stephen Wayne Foster, Activist & Scholar

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Stephen Wayne Foster is almost a Native Floridian. Though he was born in Virginia in 1943, he moved with his family to Miami a year later and grew up in Miami Shores. Foster studied at Miami-Dade College and the University...Read More

When you're writing about war, there aren't any good headlines

Filed by Susan Raffo | August 16, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I wrote this piece a week before President Obama announced that we were pulling out of Iraq by the end of August. I am reminding myself that this is not the end of the war. Today was a beautiful day....Read More

I love having non-marital sex with you!

Filed by R Conrad | August 16, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A cute little video from Dean Spade, founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, that really has us radicals laughing our little booties off! A great quick read of the gay marriage movement with some serious humor thrown in for...Read More

New Hire: Bilerico's Mr. Davis Goes To Washington

Filed by Bil Browning | August 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The National Stonewall Democrats announced two new hires this morning and one of them will be very familiar to Projectors. Bilerico Project co-founder Jerame Davis has accepted a position as the org's Affiliate Services Coordinator. Linsey Pecikonis will be the...Read More

Standing in the Prop 8 trial

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

A year ago it seemed like everyone was assuming that the Prop 8 federal case would end up at the Supreme Court and trying to predict how they would decide, but I'm reading more law professors now questioning whether Prop...Read More

A Dance to an Atlanta Night

Filed by Mark S. King | August 16, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Stephanie's feet are bare, and she is on a sidewalk, and she is dancing. And everything in the world is exactly as it is supposed to be. We've already been hanging out with each other all evening, our group of...Read More

TransActive III: Advocating for Trans People if Not Trans

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

(Part three of a series on trans advocacy. Part one spoke about changing the narrative used to describe trans people, and part two looked at expectations.) In order to be an advocate for any group that you are not a...Read More

On the Horns of Vaudeville: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 16, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Guessing this curious little father and son act was one of the many creative shows one could see on upscale Vaudeville stages across America and Europe at the turn of the century. Not sure about the sombreros, though: is the...Read More

Being a Young Person's Hero

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Charles Robbins, the executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. To...Read More

I'm Getting Naked for Melissa Joan Hart & Joey Lawrence

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 16, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thank you to ABC Family for sponsoring this video and inviting me to the set! Thank you to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence for being so nice and fun! I hope you all enjoy the interview and my...Read More


Courtesy stigma

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Yes, I am hiding it. I only tell people I want to tell, who I know are gay or people who are important in her life who she wants me to tell. Will I tell my boss or the people...Read More

Video from Tokyo Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Video from the first pride in Tokyo in three years....Read More