The Movement: July 2006

Look beyond marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2006 | 4:21 PM | comments

Here in Indiana it wasn't any of the leading LGBT organizations that pushed for gay marriage, but the Indiana Civil Liberties Union that instigated the lawsuit to legalize same-sex civil marriage. However, most national organizations now include gay marriage as...Read More

Lesbian By the Grace of the Goddess, Queer By Choice

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 27, 2006 | 8:31 PM | comments

I've never been comfortable basing our rights on a 'we can't help it' rationale. It suggests that we're somehow pitiful things -- that non-exclusively heterosexual sexual orientation is a defect, not the every other point on the infinite-points line segment that is normal human sexual orientation that they are.Read More

The G-Bomb

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2006 | 10:23 AM | comments

Check out NMVK's recent post on Bob Garfield's Advertising Age article "Wal-Mart's New Online Children's 'Hub' a Real Bomb." In the article Garfield refers to the site as "soooo gay." Should an article in a major publication use the word...Read More

RIP John Money

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2006 | 8:01 AM | comments

I noticed this in this week's issue of Time magazine... May he rest in peace. DIED: John Money, 84, pioneering Johns Hopkins University sex researcher and psychologist who, during the 1960's when any form of sexual ambiguity was deemed freakish,...Read More

If I had one...

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 18, 2006 | 8:30 PM | comments

...this is what I'd say to my Pentacostal sister-in-law, Child Abuse Advocate James Dobson *, Sen. Sam "Turtle Sex" Brownback, Shrub, Sen. Rick "Dog Sex" Santorum, and every beady-eyed or slack-jawed-slobbering hate-panderer who voted for Rep. Marilyn "Looking More and...Read More

Of Monogamy

Filed by Scott Barnes | July 17, 2006 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the articles I read at Borders yesterday in The Advocate was written by the first openly gay psychiatrist in the American Psychiatric Association. I didn't commit his name or exact quotes to memory so I'm going to paraphrase...Read More

Making Lemonade

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2006 | 2:56 PM | comments

Much has been happening recently to give occasion for sober reflection. I want to talk about the disgrace of the New York State Court of Appeals, but first a word about South Bend. Do not misunderstand, I wish the HRO...Read More

What's Up With the Water?

Filed by Ed Team | July 13, 2006 | 12:02 AM | comments

Ever wonder why the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance logo have a pool of water in it? Well you're not alone. Bil asked me just that question tonight. Here's why...Read More

Bayh the Abuser

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 12, 2006 | 7:08 AM | comments

In an earlier post, our fearless leader posited that we had nothing to worry about from Bayh, given his current ranking in Iowa. Iowans, however, would not be so hasty, knowing how quickly fortunes can change there -- especially for...Read More

Get married or else!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2006 | 10:40 PM | comments

Gay and lesbian employees at the Boston Globe were recently told the company's domestic partner benefits were being eliminated. After all, the company only offered the benefits to homosexual couples - not heterosexual unmarried couples. But now that the playing...Read More

New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage

Filed by Annette Gross | July 06, 2006 | 7:50 PM | comments

More news on marriage.......Annette New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage 'Today's decision refuses to recognize that gay and lesbian New Yorkers and their families are full citizens of this state. But this struggle is...Read More

Attack on Transgendered Person Points To Need For Hoosier Queer Anti-Violence Organization

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 06, 2006 | 8:46 AM | comments

Gary Welsh on Advance Indiana has posted an alert to a horrifying story in the Indianapolis Star about an attack on a transgendered person at a local gas station. I encourage you to read it. Indiana now has a legal situation where criminals get a free pass on the bias aspect of their crimes and the state merely has to get the count right -- and, from what I've seen, nobody's really making them do that, failing instead to use the best tool to establish need for passage of penalties legislation we could give you at the time. It is long past time for the establishment of a stand-alone LGBTQQIA anti-violence/police-community relations organization in Indiana so this vital work does not continue to fall through the cracks. Read More

The radical right vs gay teens

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2006 | 1:17 PM | comments

An alert reader caught this posting on "Dispatches from the Culture Wars" and thought it was something bilerico readers would enjoy reading. It's a great description of a high school GSA's fight for equal access. I think you'll enjoy it...Read More

Of Mice and Men

Filed by Chris Douglas | July 04, 2006 | 1:41 PM | comments

According to the science section of the New York Times today, the discomfort of two mice, who have been administered a 30-minute stomach ache, is enhanced if the two mice are acquainted. If you can follow along, when mouse #1...Read More

Do me a favor....

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 02, 2006 | 10:00 PM | comments

The Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) is in the process of updating our website in an effort to provide an interactive and engaging online gathering space for the entire Trans Community and its allies. Please take a minute to...Read More

Paccione on Musgrave's Federal Marriage Amendment

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 01, 2006 | 5:24 PM | comments

Colorado State Rep. Angie Paccione who is running against the U.S. House author of the Federal Marriage Amendment, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, just put out a new comment on Marilyn breaking her promise not to reintroduce it and instead to concentrate...Read More