May 1, 2009

White House website de-gayed

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2009 | 5:06 PM | comments

**Updated after the jump** Remember how the civil rights agenda page of the White House website had a huge section on LGBT equality? Well, his Civil Rights Agenda page has been changed. Gone is the large LGBT section, and it's...Read More

Queer music Friday - Jay Spears

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

This guy emailed me a really long time ago and told me to put him up for QMF. I don't forget things, but I do procrastinate. Here's "I like Mike." Visit Jay Spears's website....Read More

Proud Mom

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today, my son Ben ran his first track meet. He was.. um.. a little wound up and nervous. But all smiles when he was done. He ran a 2:59 in the 800meters, and to me, he seemed like he was...Read More

NOM board member advocates criminalization of homosexuality, overthrow of government

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 01, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The folks at the National Organization for Marriage are quickly earning a reputation as an incompetent, delusional organization ill-prepared to handle defending "traditional marriage." I mean come on -- all these people have managed to do is make their cause...Read More

390 Years Minus 100 Days

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 01, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

It’s been pointed out by many -- including the president himself -- how absurd it is to Obama’s success in cleaning up messes that were decades in the making, based on his first 100 days in office. It’s equally absurd...Read More

Swine flu precautions at Jesus MCC

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jesus Metropolitan Community Church, Indiana's largest LGBT church, released a statement Wednesday about the recent swine flu epidemic sweeping the nation. Protecting Ourselves From the Flu Given international concerns over swine flu, we want to ensure Jesus MCC is a...Read More

Regarding those petitions in Iowa....

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week I mentioned that some people had protested the beginning of same-sex marriage in Iowa by handing in petitions to county clerks asking them not to hand out licenses. They're saying that they've gathered 17,860 signatures from Iowans,...Read More

We matter

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay Area who also performs as a drag queen under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." Wednesday was a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me....Read More

The bathroom argument wins again

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The New Hampshire Senate voted this week to legalize same-sex marriage. They also voted to unanimously reject a bill to ban discrimination against transgender people. (The Union-Leader article says "sexual identity issues," but I think they meant "on the basis...Read More

Suing for discrimination or just for cash?

Filed by Father Tony | May 01, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

In Miami, a gay lawyer is claiming that he was passed over for promotions and given bad reviews just because he is gay. This account in the Pink News is a balanced and brief presentation of some of the facts...Read More

The same as abolishing marriage?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

After many years of advocating that marriage should be abolished as a legal institution and left entirely to religion, I changed my mind at some point in the process of writing Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage. I heard so many...Read More

Six things I wish I knew six months ago

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

April marked six months of hormones for me. This makes me a fair shake less experienced than many of the trans activists peppering the Bilerico site; where they have had years to cogitate over the issue, I'm dragging everyone along...Read More


Mass. Nuptials Don't Affect Nuptial Masses

Filed by Ed Team | May 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"To those who are worried that legislation of same-sex marriages will impinge on religious freedoms, I say don't be concerned about that, because it certainly has not happened in Massachusetts." --Thomas Shaw, Bishop of Massachusetts (Episcopal), in Marriage Equality and...Read More


Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Video for "Gisberta," a song by French trans pop duo Mauvais Genre about a Portuguese transwoman who was murdered because of her gender identity....Read More