July 8, 2011

Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 9:16 PM | comments

Former First Lady Betty Ford has died at age 93.Read More


Weekly Reader: Mosquitos, Bradley Manning, & HIV's Cousin

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 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

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White House LGBT Liaison, Brian Bond, Moving to DNC

Filed by Jerame Davis | July 08, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement Brian Bond, who also served as the White House's LGBT liaison, will be leaving his post to take up a position as the Democratic National Committee's Director of Constituency Outreach.Read More


Obama Wants To Attack The Middle Class? Take Congress Hostage!

Filed by Don Davis | July 08, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

What I'm going to propose is brutal, unfair to many of our friends, and vindictive to the point of risking an even worse situation than we have now, but these are desperate times, and I suspect it's now time for desperate measures.Read More


Bachmann Pledges to Ban Porn; Says Homosexuality Is a Choice

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Erstwhile GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann seems hell bent to provide additional proof that she's a religious fanatic nutcase.Read More

The Time to Push for Marriage Equality in Washington State is Now

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 08, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is the time to push, and push hard for marriage equality in Washington State. We need everyone on board right now if we are going to achieve marriage as early as 2012 for gays and lesbians.Read More


Mosquitos Are the New Locusts

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I wonder what it takes to get one of those nutjobs to stop for a second and think, "You know what? Maybe this is just silly."Read More


California LGBT Education Bill: Backlash Ahead?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday, the California Assembly passed the FAIR Education Act by a vote of 49-25. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown to take action. Though Brown is considered strongly pro-gay, his signature is not predictable.Read More


I'll Wait for Netflix, Thanks

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

So how many of you are going to run right out to see Sarah Palin: Undefeated?Read More


Women's Work: 1940s Sewing Room

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'm not sure where this is but I dug up some info on Sewing Projects. According to North Dakota studies, the Works Projects Administration created sewing projects where women produced clothing which was distributed to the poor.Read More


DADT, Politics, and The Supreme Court

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 08, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The initial stay granted by the Ninth Circuit back in November raised strong arguments in favor of the stay. What's changed? We won, right?Read More

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I Received 'Ex-Gay' Therapy at Marcus Bachmann's Clinic

Filed by John M. Becker | July 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Based on my undercover experiences at Marcus Bachmann's clinic, there can no longer be any doubt that it endorses and practices widely-discredited "ex-gay" therapy.Read More


My Whirlwind Evolution from Teacher to LGBT Journalist

Filed by Phil Reese | July 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Life doesn't always follow a plan, does it? While I was teaching I shifted from being an LGBT organizer on the ground to a netroots figure online.Read More


Isn't This Our Argument Basically?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Because civil unions promote an unacceptable lifestyle, undermine the faith of the Church on holy matrimony, and cause scandal and confusion, Catholics may not participate in civil unions. To do so is a very grave violation of the moral law...Read More

Jake Gyllenhaal on Man vs Wild

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

What can be better than two studly men out in the wilderness doing guy things? I'd be happy to go all Brokeback Mountain with Bear Grylls, but there's no f--king way I'd go across a canyon on a rope....Read More