July 1, 2011


Weekly Reader: AT&T, Ken Mehlman, & the HRC Store

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


NC Ballot Initiative to Ban Marriage Equality Likely

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A 2012 ballot initiative proposing an amendment banning same-sex marriage is looking more and more likely in North Carolina, as the state's Speaker of the House spoke up todayRead More


Rep Vicky Hartzler: Don't Feel Bad Because I Hate You

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Watch as Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler tries to explain to a college student why he shouldn't feel bad that she wants to discriminate against him. Obviously, she doesn't do a very good job.Read More


This Snail Is Coming Out of More Than His Shell

Filed by Ed Kennedy | July 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

This neurotic snail just needs someone to love.Read More


Atheists in the Pride Parade: Thoughts on Churlishness & Integrity

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 01, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

How can atheists be civil and friendly with religious believers - particularly believers who are actively representing their beliefs - while maintaining our integrity about our atheism?Read More


Victory for Binational Couple Henry Velandia & Josh Vandiver

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Federal immigration officials have cancelled the deportation of Henry Velandia of Venezuela, who is legally married to Josh Vandiver. According to their lawyer, Lavi Soloway, the action comes after more flexible immigrations guidelines were put into effect for immigrants with no serious criminal records.Read More


Pride Notes to Self

Filed by Leslie Robinson | July 01, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After participating in this year's Seattle Pride parade with members of my Unitarian Universalist church in Seattle, it behooves me to make a few notes about the experience so I can ensure next year that things go downright flawlessly.Read More

Betsie Gallardo leaves prison

Congrats to Bil & Other 2011 NLGJA Award Winners

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bil Browning is a recipient of the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists' Association's 2011 Excellence in Online Journalism Award for his dogged coverage of Betsie Gallardo's story from this December. Congratulations, Bil.Read More


Cindy Chang Has Talent

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Cindy Chang blew the socks off the judges and audience of America's Got Talent this week with her stunning performance. I love it how these nobodies show up and prove that everyone is special and extraordinary.Read More

The Awakening: Suffrage Memorabilia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 01, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

From 1915, an emotional appeal to grant women the right to vote across the United States. Simple and direct, the image speaks to the universal craving for equality. Read More


Florida DMV Officials Ignore Law, Refuse Trans ID Change

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 01, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Florida DMV officials put this woman through the wringer. Law? What law?Read More


New Zealand Church Asks for Greater LGBT Acceptance

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 01, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

A progressive New Zealand church is sponsoring a new billboard to highlight discrimination in other Anglican churches in the country, where gay men cannot serve as priests.Read More


Decolonizing Trans As Allies

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 01, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

How do we do activism if not as a single umbrella community? Why do transsexual and gender diverse peoples ally, and how do we ally? Should we ally at all?Read More


Gay Groups Want Civil Unions Law Vetoed

Filed by Ed Team | July 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The bill put forth by the legislature would create onerous and discriminatory hurdles for same-sex couples that no other state has ever put in place. As a result, we ask you to veto the bill should it come to your...Read More

Tim Robbins Reads Duberman's 'Stonewall'

Filed by Ed Team | July 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Tim Robbins reads Martin Duberman, "Stonewall" from Voices of a People's History on Vimeo....Read More