The Movement: September 2011


Russian State Outlaws Gay Activism

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

A Russian province has decided to make "the public promotion of homosexuality" illegal after religious leaders clambered for the law.Read More


Meh: FCKH8's Latest Video

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Trust me. Just turn the sound off. The video of cuties standing around cussing while half naked is better when you can't hear them talk.Read More


The State of Sexual Freedom 2011

Filed by Ricci Levy | September 27, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance has just released The State of Sexual Freedom in the United States 2011 Report, an in-depth look at some of America's sexual freedom, health, politics, identity, and policy issues.Read More


After DADT, Military Recruiters Target Gays & Lesbians

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

From gay community centers to college campuses, military recruiters are taking advantage of the end to DADT, showing that DADT was in part repealed to broaden the population of people who are eligible to join the military. Read More


New PSAs: Anti-Violence Project Responds

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sharon Stapel, the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, shot me over an e-mail this afternoon about my criticism of their new PSA series "Bullying Is Violence."Read More


Effective or Not? New 'Bullying Is Violence' Campaign

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm curious what Projectors think of the Anti-Violence Project's new PSA campaign, "Bullying Is Violence." Do you think it's effective? Or will it be ignored?Read More


Maggie Out: NOM Elects New Board Chair

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage announced today that it is replacing board chair Maggie Gallagher with attorney Dr. John Eastman. Gallagher will remain on the board but is stepping back her day-to-day involvement with the organization.Read More

Telling: Just the Beginning

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Telling is the beginning of believing in and embracing your own humanity, and reminding others of your shared humanity.Read More


Countdown to Honesty: DC DADT Repeal Party

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Includes video of the final minute before Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed and the start of the celebration as servicemembers reveled in their new freedom.Read More


Countdown to DADT Repeal: Party Like Its 1993

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tonight at midnight Eastern time the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy will finally be consigned to the dustbins of history. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers will finally be able to serve openly in the US military.Read More


When a Prominent Marriage Activist Gets Divorced

Filed by Davina Kotulski | September 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

What did you do this summer? You probably know what I did this summer. I filed for divorce.Read More


NLGJA: Why I've Joined the Board of a National Organization

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

While I wasn't able to attend the NLGJA convention this year, it's gratifying to not only be the first independent blogger to win the Excellence in Online Journalism Award, but to also be elected to serve on the organization's board of directors.Read More


GLAAD All Over

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 15, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

There is still a place for GLAAD in the LGBT community, but it must choose its battles carefully.Read More


How the Denver Principles Changed AIDS & Health Care Forever

Filed by Mark S. King | September 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

You must know this, because it matters. Because it has already changed your life and you may not even realize it.Read More


Tomboy Identities: A Strictly Temporary Diversion

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Guest Blogger Alex Drummond explores how even after 30 years of second wave feminism, we still reiterate social rules determined purely on the basis of genitalia by encouraging children to see maleness as defined in opposition to femaleness.Read More

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What Will Historians Write About CA's Equality Movement?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 14, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The LA Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan to include more positive images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in lesson plans. This news is perfect framing for this new video by the Courage Campaign.Read More


Soapbox, the Feminist Speakers' Bureau, Is 'Bi'-Operated

Filed by Amy Andre | September 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jennifer Baumgardner, the co-founder of Soapbox, the Feminist Speakers' Bureau, speaks with The Bilerico Project about feminism's relationship with the LGBT movement, biphobia, and her new book.Read More

Trans Servicemembers: Coming Out May Cause Discharge

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

NCTE and SLDN team up to warn trans service members that the repeal of DADT isn't for them. Read More


Redefining Our Terms & Approach: The Advantage of Social Activism

Filed by Drew Cordes | September 13, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about activism, and how we define the term.Read More

Barney Frank

Barney Frank: It Gets Better

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Representative Barney Frank has made an It Gets Better video.Read More


9/11: Ten Years After

Filed by Ricci Levy | September 11, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today is a good time to renew our commitment to the ongoing battle to secure the values of liberty, freedom and democracy that have been crushed in the response to the tragedy of 9/11.Read More

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The Top Fifty 2011 Developments In Trans Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 09, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's my list of the 2011 highlights in U.S. trans law. Do you have anything to add?Read More

Is It Okay to Disagree?

Filed by Viktor Kerney | September 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The one thing that bugs me about our community is how those having a difference of opinions are treated. For some reason, it when anyone has a different view about specific topics, they become the enemy of the state.Read More


Do We Need an LGBT Underground Railroad?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | September 07, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

As African nations like Uganda, Ghana, Congo, and others continue their witch hunt against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and perceived LGBT people, there is a growing need for a new underground railroad.Read More

Off to the National LGBT Bar Association Conference

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 07, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'm flying off to Hollywood today to the National LGBT Bar Association Conference, affectionately known as "Lavender Law," which begins on Friday.Read More


An Open Letter to Estranged Queer Family Members

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 06, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Zeph Fishlyn pens an open letter to the estranged factions of the LGBT community after attending the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for the first time in over a decade.Read More


Brussels Hosts International Intersex Organizing Forum

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This weekend Brussels played host to the first-ever International Intersex Organizing Forum. 24 activists from 17 different intersex organizations around the globe attended the forum, which was facilitated and sponsored by the ILGA.Read More

Comment of the Week

Comment of the Week: Tim K on Joe Solmonese's Resignation

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 04, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Is the problem with Joe Solmonese perception, or reality?Read More

Dan Choi

Dan Choi Is No Hero: Rage, or the Lack Thereof

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 04, 2011 | 12:15 PM | comments

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, is Dan Choi insane?Read More


EQCA's Video Response to StopSB48 Referendum Effort

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 02, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Equality California has come out swinging against the Capitol Resource Institute-originated StopSB48 referendum effort with a video calling the opponents of the California FAIR Education Act liars, haters, and extremists. Read More

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Black Gay Men: Looking Forward & Backward

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | September 02, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

While many black men are demonstrably strong against the usual suspects, which tend to want to oppress them and make them less than, they seem to be powerless against belonging to a gay community that is fragmented, divisive, unwelcoming, and untrustworthy.Read More