February 27, 2009

They've Killed Jenny

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 27, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

When I was coming out and up in the 70s, we were very proud of a local Syracuse, New York girl band, "Sweet Jenny Grit". They were a proudly defiant rock and roll hair band and toured throughout the northeast....Read More

Queer music Friday - David del Tredici

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 27, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I discover a lot of music as I put together each week's QMF, like David del Tredici, an American neoromantic composer. Here's part 1 of his In Wartime, performed by the Philharmonic Woods of Singapore. Part 2 is after the...Read More

James Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family board

Filed by Bil Browning | February 27, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Oh happy day! James Dobson has stepped down as chairman of the board for Focus on the Family. Conservative evangelical leader James Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family but will continue to play a prominent role...Read More

GayCities iPhone App Review

Filed by Jerame Davis | February 27, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

GayCities.com, which bills itself as "Your Gay Travel Guide" has recently released an iPhone app for their service - aptly named GayCities. The app can use the location awareness of your iPhone to locate "gay-friendly" bars, hotels, and restaurants in...Read More

Big Mammas

Filed by Michele O'Mara | February 27, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

After reading the promo for a new webcast reality series, Big Mammas, I had to find out more about the Indiana-based lesbian couple behind this adventure. The promo reads: "Jon and Kate Plus Eight meets Will and Grace. As self-made...Read More

Hate Crimes & ENDA: Bad Bills Come and Bad Bills Go

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 27, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Kathy Padilla has been advocating on transgender issues since 1984, when she volunteered at the Outreach Institute of Gender Studies and Transgender Week (formerly Fantasia Fair); the longest running lgbt community event in Provincetown. She's been...Read More

Compromise doesn't happen 5 miles before the finish line if you're serious

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 27, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Laurie Higgins, of the Illinois Family Institute, responded to one of my particularly colorful posts here at Bilerico and called it "deeply troubling." Similar to what my fifth-grade teacher said about me.... Actually, one thing I love about the rightwing...Read More

Stumbling on the way to Equality

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | February 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Like many others who watch political leadership closely, we were initially optimistic about the election of Michael Steele as the chair of the Republican National Committee. Not only did he offer a different face to the party, his profile had...Read More

ACLU Video features Florida High School v. Rainbows Case

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

February 24 marks the 40th anniversary of the Tinker decision, a landmark Supreme Court case affirming students' First Amendment rights to free speech in public schools. In honor of this anniversary, the ACLU has released a short video about a...Read More

Standing Together and Continuing the Conversation

Filed by Kate Kendell | February 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Next Thursday, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in our legal challenge to Proposition 8. As we seek to overturn Prop 8, we have the broadest array of support ever seen on an LGBT issue before any California Court....Read More


LGBT equality will ENDA the world

Filed by Ed Team | February 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or "ENDA" is "hate crimes" - or more accurately, "thought crimes" - for the workplace. It means the "ENDA" freedom of speech, the "ENDA" freedom of religion, the "ENDA" freedom of association and the "ENDA" freedom...Read More

Keith Olbermann doesn't heart Michael Steele

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 27, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Keith Olbermann nominated GOP chair Michael Steele as his Worst Person in the World the other day....Read More

Women's Art and Pink Prettiness

Filed by Father Tony | February 27, 2009 | 4:00 AM | comments

This evening I attended the Women's Art Exhibit, another of the events of the 2009 Winter Party. The reception was held at the Fache Arts & Amy Alonso Gallery on NE 124th Street in Miami....Read More