March 16, 2011

Like Black Church, St. Patrick's Day Parades Are Anti-gay

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | March 16, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Irish and African-American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities share a lot in common when it comes to being excluded from iconic institutions in their communities. For LGBTQ African-Americans, it's the black church, and for LGBTQ Irish, it's...Read More

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The Book with a Promise: It Gets Better

Filed by Mark S. King | March 16, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

There were moments while reading It Gets Better, the new book inspired by the YouTube video project to help bullied youth, when my heart leapt to my throat and hovered there. It happened a few times, quite unexpectedly, usually while...Read More

Congress: DOMA Repeal Introduced, Obama Condemned, Developmental Aide Threatened

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A bill to repeal DOMA was just introduced in the House of Representatives today. Lead cosponsors include all the gay and lesbian members of Congress, Jerry Nadler, and John Conyers; there are 69 cosponsors total. Senate Democrats are expected to...Read More


Reminder: Comment Moderation Policy

Filed by Bil Browning | March 16, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

We've had more moderated comments than usual lately, so it seems like a good time to remind everyone how they can avoid waiting for their comment to be published. If you don't have an account with us or include more...Read More

What Happened at the Journalist's 'Secret' Meeting in San Fran

Filed by Phil Reese | March 16, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Except it wasn't so secret. Along with other Bilerico contributors Bil Browning, Jerame Davis, Adam Bink, Joe Mirabella, and Karen Ocamb; I attended an LGBTQ journalist, editor and blogger summit in San Francisco sponsored by the Haas Jr. Fund, an...Read More

Activism Chic

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Shophound found something interesting at Barney's in Chelsea: ACT-UP T-shirts at the chic retailer go for $50 a pop, which is totally a reasonable mark-up for a T-shirt that they probably paid 15 cents to an Indonesian sweatshop worker...Read More

Broward Public Schools add Protections for Transgender Students and Teachers

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | March 16, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

More than a year ago, as an openly gay appointee to the School Board of Broward County's Diversity Committee, I visited a high school to witness their inaugural Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meeting. I held back the tears when a transgender...Read More

Equality Is My Dream

Filed by Bil Browning | March 16, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I showed you the complete "Rally for Equality" on the Indiana Statehouse steps to oppose HJR-6, the state's proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. One of the speakers on stage was teen Dorothy...Read More

Sean Chapin Homage to Gaga: Target, Are You Anti-Gay?

Filed by Phil Reese | March 16, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

This weekend I was in San Francisco at the Haas Jr. Fund summit for LGBTQ journalists, writers, bloggers and editors (more on that in my next post) and while I was there I had the good fortune to meet gay...Read More

America Loves Mitch and Cam More than Murphy Brown

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Pew found that Americans are more supportive of gay parents than single parents (as if they're mutually exclusive categories...): The survey found that when it comes to opinions overall on non-traditional families, such as those with gay and lesbian parents,...Read More

Refugee from Uganda

Filed by Davina Kotulski | March 16, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Gay Sex Pervert Can't Boink Wife" in big black typeface took up more than a third of the tabloid newspaper Moses held up for everyone in the audience to see. These words were next to a large photo of him...Read More


The Church Will Repent of How It Treated LGBT People

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I know the church is responsible for most of the pain in the lives of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We just have to admit that. And at some point we will repent of it the way we...Read More

Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out on YouTube

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A 23-year-old in Detroit was attacked by someone calling him a "faggot" and a "homo." The clerk encouraged the attacker to kill him and people standing around egged on the attacker....Read More