February 24, 2011

Teaser: My First Indiana Legislative Expose

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

While I'd originally planned to run my first expose this evening, the union protests continue in Indiana and the Democrat legislators have fled to Illinois. I don't want to take away from the needed focus on our public employees collective...Read More

Not Born This Way

Filed by Paige Schilt | February 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last week, Lady Gaga's single "Born This Way" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her achievement marked the 1000th number one hit since the list was launched in 1958. It also seemed to signal the ascendancy...Read More

Calling Obama's Bluff on Marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 24, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I don't believe President Obama still has to "evolve" on the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians. The President is the most supportive President in history on LGBT issues. This week's historic announcement that the DOJ will no longer...Read More

Montana's GOP Tries to End All Hope for LGBT People

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 24, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

This happened while I was gone for the weekend, but this item on the antidiscrimination front is a first for me in the four years I've been blogging here at Bilerico so I should make sure it gets on this...Read More

It's Official: We're Obsessed with Facebook!

Filed by Leone Kraus | February 24, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I love videos that illustrate the powerful impact of social media and this one is no exception. Check out this new video by Alex Trimpe, a student at the Columbus College of Art and Design, which illustrates our obsession with...Read More

President Obama Defends Justice by Rejecting DOMA

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Shannon Minter is the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Today brings momentous news from President Barack Obama and the federal Department of Justice about the discriminatory and offensive so-called "Defense of Marriage...Read More

Failed States

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 24, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

What manner of fresh hell will the Republicans think of next? First the Republican Governors adapted Karl Rove's lockstepping, bootjacking game plan to quickly ram measures through their legislatures to decimate public employee unions, i.e. those traitors who did not...Read More

Maggie Gallagher: Obama Says Gay Is the New Black

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 24, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Maggie Gallagher of NOM went on Fox News to say that Obama declared unilaterally that gay is the same as black, which means that Obama is trivializing the Civil Rights Movement or something. Gallagher fudges the facts and says that...Read More

Boi from a Bygone Era: Vintage Male Impersonator

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Another wondrous find, this ca. 1890 - 1910 photo of a young male impersonator, probably a theatrical performer of the era....Read More

Faceoff: Patrick Roth Takes on Religious Right

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Remember Patrick Roth? He guest posted his testimony in front of the Indiana House committee debating a marriage discrimination amendment. His testimony was so powerful that the local Fox station invited Patrick to face off against local religious right fundie...Read More

Your ENDA Ran Over My DOMA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 24, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I was trying to come up with a snappy title for Part II of this posting on the U.S. Attorney General's announcement that the Obama Administration would no longer defend DOMA in court, (Bil has banned me calling anything "Part...Read More

New Jeremy Scott SLVR X Line for Adidas Unveiled

Filed by Father Tony | February 24, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

BASE, 939 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, is where you go either to acquire or to adorn a hip lifestyle. I joined the Friday night crowd of LGBTwinks who had assembled for the unveiling of the 2011 Jeremy Scott SLVR...Read More

Obama 'Grappling' with Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

Press Secretary Jay Carney explains the DOMA recommendation yesterday and says that Obama is still grappling with same-sex marriage....Read More


Prop 8 Attorneys Ask for It to Be Lifted Now

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 24, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think the combination of what the California Supreme Court did by suggesting it might take up to a year to resolve the procedural questions and what the U.S. government did today might induce the Ninth Circuit Court to respond...Read More