May 15, 2009

Bil: Then & Now

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

THEN: I was a high school senior in Winchester, Indiana. I had already come out to my parents, teachers and classmates. My favorite class was journalism; I was the editor for the yearbook and features editor for the school...Read More

Queer music Friday - Gentleman Reg

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Thanks, Paige, for covering QMF last week when I was on vacation! This week I'm posting Canadian indie pop musician Gentleman Reg's "Over my Head." Reg sounds kinda like the Hidden Cameras but with a hoarser voice and more synthetic...Read More

AAA anti-gay?

Filed by Father Tony | May 15, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Over at Equality Florida, Nadine Smith asks: Does AAA Discriminate Against Gay Couples? Each year we get a slew of calls from people complaining that AAA refused to provide a family or associate membership to the callers partner. Often a...Read More

OMG! BOO! Scary YouTube Twister!- Night At The Museum 2

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 15, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Have you seen Night At The Museum (part one??) 2. Will you go see part 2 (opens Friday May 22)? 3. Who is the SCARIEST YouTuber? Fred, HotForWords, TayZonday, Buck or Choose Your...Read More

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Filed by Kate Kendell | May 15, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today is the one year anniversary of the California Supreme Court's groundbreaking ruling striking down the exclusion of same-sex couples from the right to marry. On the morning of May 15, 2008 I stood on the Supreme Court steps--with hundreds...Read More

How to Flummox the System

Filed by Father Tony | May 15, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

This report in the Pink News suggests one possible strategy for achieving gay equal rights. Here's an excerpt: A trans woman in Tennessee has had her marriage declared invalid after the state refused to recognise her female status. Terri Jo...Read More

New ad campaign against French homophobia

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Collectif Contre l'Homophobie, a French anti-homophobia org, has launched a series of print ads pointing out the negative effects of homophobia with a €100,000 in grant money from several cities in the south and west of France. Translation and the...Read More

Family Matters

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 15, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jeff Buppert's work has appeared in Frontiers, Drummer and The Family Business Report, as well as BuzzFlash and on stage at the Powerhouse Theater in Santa Monica; his story on gay adoption will appear in the...Read More


Welcome a new Bilerico-Indiana blogger!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Please extend a warm welcome to Donna Pandori, Bilerico-Indiana's newest contributor. Donna lives in South Bend where she has to suffer under Republican-lite Congressman Joe Donnelly. Donna has guest posted on Bilerico-Indiana about Representative Donnelly's vote against hate crimes legislation....Read More

Eurovision contestants threaten walkout of Russian finale

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Contestants and staff are threatening to boycott the Eurovision singing competition's Moscow finale over horrendous treatment of the LGBT community. Past gay pride marches have been marred with violence and police brutality. Organizers plan on holding a rally on the...Read More

NOM and CPR: Same-sex marriage will turn your kids gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I think it's quite clear to everyone by now that any time the right accuses us of something, it means that they're just projecting their own moral failings on everyone else. Apparently that includes child exploitation. Here's a new ad...Read More

Sully: A 'sickeningly familiar feeling' Obama's team wants LGBTs and our issues to go away

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yes, Andrew Sullivan, you hit the nail on the head this time. Emphasis mine: And it's tedious to whine and jump up and down and complain when a wand isn't waved and everything is made right by the first candidate...Read More

Why President Crist might not be so bad.

Filed by Father Tony | May 15, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Check me out on the South Florida Blade where I weight the merits of having a closeted president. Here's a sample: I have always assumed that some successful politicians do not differentiate between choosing the correct tie for a public...Read More


The Lure of the Hawkeye State

Filed by Ed Team | May 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"David Axelrod is here. You know, David and I have been together for a long time. I can still remember -- I got to sort of -- I tear up a little bit when I think back to that day...Read More

Lesbian love song: Dying Day

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Not only is Lorna Bracewell the director of Impact Florida and a Bilerico-Florida guest blogger, she's also a singer songwriter. With the Prop 8 decision coming up (and her anniversary!), Lorna decided to pen a love song. It's damn...Read More