June 24, 2009

Virginia Court Rules Executive Order 1 (2006) Gives Gays No Cause of Action

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 24, 2009 | 11:30 PM | comments

The Circuit Court for the City of Martinsville has ruled in Michael Ware Moore v. Virginia Museum of Natural History that Executive Order 1 (2006) signed by Virginia Governor (and DNC Chair) Tim Kaine provides no cause of action to...Read More

Tracking Mark Sanford

Filed by Storm Bear | June 24, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

click to enlarge After today's presser, I think the strip stands clearly on its own feet - ok, that was a bad pun! Today's strip is dedicated to Darrin Bell, creator of Candorville for teaching me the proper use...Read More

US Government apologizes to Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

One of the skills I don't practice often enough is the ability to apologize. But how often does a government apologize for anything? The US Government apologized to Dr. Frank Kameny today for dismissing him from his job 52 years...Read More

Raise LGBTQ & HIV Voices in Health Care Reform

Filed by Simon Aronoff | June 24, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I am as pleased as the next guy that President Obama has made health care reform a priority. In the last few weeks, we've seen the House and Senate release draft reform bills, and the profit mongering executives of HMOs...Read More

Long Overdue

Filed by Kate Kendell | June 24, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Today, Wednesday, June 24, 2009 is an important day. It is a day when we witness a commitment to full equality and inclusion. A day when the most senior openly gay elected official in the nation affirms that discrimination against...Read More

Breaking: South Bend Mayor To Protect LGBT City Workers

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 24, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

From WSBT Newstalk South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke is issuing his first Executive Order and it will prohibit discrimination against city employees who are gay, bisexual or transgender....Read More

TransLondon back in Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I posted about a month ago that TransLondon pulled out of Pride London because of issues with representation (the theme for the transgender float was "Priscilla"), a bathroom incident in which security asked transwomen for Gender Recognition Certificates, and an...Read More


Abdul will commemorate Stonewall anniversary with me

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I'll be appearing on Abdul Hakim-Shabazz's WXNT radio show tomorrow morning at 7am. We'll be talking about the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that led to the birth of the modern gay rights movement. It should be an interesting...Read More

Mourning a lesbian among the DC Metro crash victims

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 24, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

No doubt everyone knows by now about the horrific crash of two Metro trains in Washington, DC on Monday. Amid the details about the nine people who died in the crash is a Washington Post remembrance of Mary "Mandy" Doolittle,...Read More

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach to be SLDN's guest at White House gala

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach will be a guest of Servicemember's Legal Defense Network at the upcoming White House party to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy...Read More

Indiana Marriage Amendment - Action Alert

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Indiana Equality just released an action alert that the Marriage Discrimination Bill was officially introduced during special legislative session on Tuesday (yesterday), Proponents Fundraise at the Expense of Hoosier Taxpayers The Marriage Discrimination Amendment - House Joint Resolution 3 -...Read More

Barney Frank reintroduced the ENDA... now let's make it happen

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Barney Frank is holding a press conference right now about ENDA being reintroduced with over a hundred cosponsors. It's trans-inclusive and has a real chance of passing the House, but only if we push for it to get through. After...Read More

Gut Check

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 24, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

When Dick Cheeeney was asked why he had not served in Vietnam, he harrumphed that he "had other priorities in the '60s than military service." Like applying for six deferments. Side note: come to find out, the very long E...Read More

Tammy Baldwin introduces LGBT health care bill

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Wow. After participating in the Congressional Progressive Caucus's ideological coup to stand solid against any health care reform without a strong public option, Tammy Baldwin introduced legislation to deal with LGBT health care issues: Baldwin's Ending Health Disparities for LGBT...Read More

You say you want a revolution....

Filed by Brynn Craffey | June 24, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

(Please note: The video linked to the Guardian article below, while not the complete video of Neda Soltani's death, is shocking, and I urge caution in viewing it.) I'm surprised there hasn't been more (any?) discussion here about the dramatic...Read More


Another new face to the mix

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Please welcome David Castillo as the Bilerico Project's newest contributor! David is a a journalist who does communications for a health non-profit in Washington, DC. While other contributors and I have blogged a bit about being bipolar and some of...Read More

Take the Test: Local Events for National HIV Testing Day (Saturday, June 27)

Filed by Dan O'Neill | June 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Many of you may have seen advertisements for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), happening this Saturday, June 27th. The observance day, established by the CDC in 1995, promotes voluntary HIV counseling and testing and raises awareness of the significant number...Read More


Our state sites are on the hunt!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Are you a blogger looking for a little more exposure or a writer who needs a blog home? Have we got a deal for you! Our state sites are looking for new faces that you can't find on TBP. If...Read More

Jon and Kate divorce - Lohan offers hope - Miley + Nick live

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 24, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think Jon and Kate will announce? 2. Would you watch a Lindsay Lohan/Ryan Seacrest reality show? 3. Who is crazier - the exercising topless lady on She's Got the Look...Read More


A Different Reality

Filed by Ed Team | June 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The fact that I was raised a certain way just isn't a good enough reason to stand in the way of fairness anymore. "My young daughters are growing up in a different reality than I did. Our family knows many...Read More

Luca era gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Just in case you were under the impression that Italy is light-years ahead of America in terms of gay-friendliness, here's a song that made it to #3 on the Italian top 20 charts, entitled "Luca era gay" ("Luca used...Read More