March 19, 2009

Breaking: Cincinnati LGBTs protest over police/media inaction on gay hate crime

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 19, 2009 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Jere Keys is a long-time community activist, most recently working with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, but is now an aspiring lawyer living in Cincinnati and blogging at Blind Prophecy . Barry Floore is a nursing student and...Read More

Sleepwalking dog FAIL

Filed by Bil Browning | March 19, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

This has absolutely nothing to do with LGBT issues. But it is absolutely hilarious. I had to watch it three or four times and couldn't stop laughing. And as an owner of a dog that does the run/walk sleep thing...Read More

The "Rent" Must Go On; But So Must the Lawsuit

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | March 19, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

After controversy erupted last month when a high school principal cancelled a production of Rent, the School Edition, amid allegations of homophobia and discrimination (read the story here), she eventually reversed her decision, and the show will open on April...Read More

Support the G, L, B, and T troops

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 19, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Brandon Friedman, vice chair of, wrote a post on the HuffPo opposing DADT entitled "No, Gay Soldiers Won't Be Allowed to Cross-dress While on Duty." Normally I'd leave this sort of thing alone, but our allies apparently need a...Read More

Obama, Education, and America's Teachable Moment

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 19, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

There is one person in particular I hope got to hear President Obama's recent speech on education. There was a teachable moment in that speech applicable to all of the challenges we're facing and essential for Americans to understand if...Read More

Transgender students face a high rate of bullying and harassment in schools

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

GLSEN has a new report out that asked nearly 300 trans students about how they're getting along in school: Nearly nine out of 10 transgender students experienced verbal harassment at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation...Read More

Tell me what to blog about next week

Filed by Bil Browning | March 19, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Y'all know that I always love doing small experiments on the site. Today I've got one we haven't tried yet. In the comments section, leave me topics you'd like me to blog about. I can't guarantee I'll get to all...Read More

Escape From the Madness - Listen to Protest Songs

Filed by Chip Clapp | March 19, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Hello Bilerico Friends! With municipal elections here in sunny Fort Lauderdale completed, I've had a little bit of time to decompress. Now, rather than working full time, going to school full time and working on campaigns, I'm only working and...Read More


To answer the question

Filed by Bil Browning | March 19, 2009 | 12:15 PM | comments

Several of you have written in over the past few days asking how you can find the Bilerico-Indiana RSS feed or sign up for the Bilerico-Indiana daily digest. They are separate from the main Bilerico Project feed and e-mail. Here...Read More

LGBT Employment Discrimination in Virginia

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 19, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

In the state of Virginia, subject to certain exceptions to be discussed below, a person--whether gay or straight--can be legally fired or refused a job by a private employer on the basis of that person's real or perceived sexual orientation....Read More

Taking Marriage Out of The Battlefield

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | March 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

That's what Ali Shams said was his intention when he and fellow college student Kaelan Housewright filed the Domestic Partnership Initiative. The initiative, which would remove the word "marriage" from all California law, replacing it with the term "domestic partnership,"...Read More


Filed by Father Tony | March 19, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

From this recent post on Bilerico comes a question from Roxanne in her comment: Are all gay/bi people atheiest? Or just don't believe in the bible or something? I dont understand how some gay people can say they are Christian,...Read More

Ernestine and Vito

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 19, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Nothing like Boston's Women's Fenway dinner to kick the end-of-winter-blues to the curb. The yearly dinner to raise money for Fenway Community Health is a pleasure to attend and tons of fun to emcee. This year's honorary chair Katherine Patrick...Read More

More Signs that Times are Changing in DC for LGBT Americans

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 19, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest bloggers Bob Witeck, CEO of Witeck-Combs Communications in Washington, and Wes Combs, President of Witeck-Combs Communications, advise Fortune 100 companies and nonprofit organizations on gay business and market research issues. Together they wrote the first business book...Read More

Bil is giving me away!

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 19, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Or something like that....Read More


Stephen cable on campaign fundraising

Filed by Ed Team | March 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Proponents of gay marriage are very good at voting with their wallets and we are not because we're traditionalists who don't want to hurt anyone." --Vermont homophobe Stephen Cable, speaking from an alternate universe...Read More

Thrown off a roof because he's gay

Filed by Bil Browning | March 19, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

These type of videos literally make my heart hurt. Watch these Iranian men toss a gay man off a roof over and over again until he stops moving. Then stop for a moment and ask yourself if you can't...Read More