December 14, 2010

Compassionless Conservatism

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 14, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It has been said before -- recently, even -- but it bears saying again and again, as any truth does. Conservatives have finally, and completely, abandoned compassion. Progressives spent much of the previous decade declaring the "compassionate conservatism" of the...Read More

HRC defends retail outlet in the former Castro Camera

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I remember hearing earlier this year about an attempt to destroy one of the old, irreplaceable hotels on the historic Ile St. Louis in the middle of Paris and put in a parking lot (the plan was blocked by the...Read More

Of This and That

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Phreddy Phelps Is(n't) Comin' To Town Nope, he never showed. At least, not so you'd notice anyway. On a chilly November night in North Brunswick, New Jersey, about fifty or sixty people gathered in a grassy area just across from...Read More

CA Sen Mark Leno Introduces FAIR Education Act

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 14, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is important. After the immense heartbreak so many LGBTs felt as one after another gay teen committed suicide - six in September alone - as a result of antigay bullying, the nation rallied to contribute to the extraordinary and...Read More

Working Women: 1940s factory workers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Beautiful and historic photo of women watching as a woman works on... well, what the heck is she doing? I have no idea. As always, readers are very welcome to fill out the backstory here if they recognize the uniforms...Read More

The Critics Foyer: The Golden Globe Noms!

Filed by Mark S. King | December 14, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

If the Oscars are a bright Christmas Day, the Golden Globes are an overstuffed Thanksgiving dinner, with the same family members standing around but without the gifts. But you have to go anyway, right? Watch the Golden Globe nominations being...Read More

You can't write "sexual orientation" without s, e, x

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

This is a strange little test of the UK's new equality legislation as many B&B owners there have apparently been operating under the impression that they just opened up their houses to guests but that they aren't really businesses (building...Read More

Invisible Light: New Scissor Sisters video

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Scissor Sisters just released a new video for "Invisible Light" - arguably the best song from Night Work. In a recent interview with X Magazine, lead singer Jake Shears says that he regrets not releasing "Invisible Light" as the...Read More

Three Discharged Servicemembers File Federal Lawsuit to be Re-Instated

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 14, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and Morrison & Foerster LLP announced Monday, Dec. 13, that they have filed a complaint in federal court seeking the re-instatement of three servicemembers discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." According to the AP's Lisa...Read More

Open thread: Illinoisans in the house?

Filed by Phil Reese | December 14, 2010 | 9:38 AM | comments

I've always wondered how many Illinoisans or folks right over the state-line we have here at the Project. We have three writers: Yasmin Nair, Waymon Hudson and myself, but how many other folks hanging out here at TBP live in...Read More


Last call for Bilerico interns

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

We're looking for a couple of interns to assist with running the site and learn the ropes of online publishing and marketing. We're currently looking for a couple of brave souls who'd like to learn about communications and marketing. The...Read More

What about gay soccer fans at Qatari World Cup?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Several gay groups have complained about the FIFA World Cup planned for 2022, and the FIFA president has responded: Blatter said that homosexual fans "should refrain from any sexual activities" that are illegal in Qatar.[...] "It's another culture and another...Read More


Warhol Foundation threatens funding over Smithsonian censorship

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Last week the Foundation published a statement on its website condemning the National Portrait Gallery's removal of the work and on Friday our Board of Directors met to discuss the long-term implications of the Museum's behavior on the Foundation's relationship...Read More

AIDS ad stigmatizes

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

GLAAD and GMHC have called on NYC to stop running this ad that they feel stigmatized people living with HIV/AIDS....Read More