June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson & Farrah Fawcett died today

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

Farrah Fawcett died of anal cancer this morning. Michael Jackson passed away after a heart attack this afternoon. Can you imagine the late night talk show jokes tonight? Rumors of Jeff Goldblum and Harrison Ford's deaths seem to be overblown,...Read More

Atty General Eric Holder statement on hate crimes legislation

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Attorney General Eric Holder testified before before the Senate Judiciary Committee today in favor of hate crimes legislation. Complete text below and after the jump or you can download a .pdf version. STATEMENT OF ERIC H. HOLDER, JR. ATTORNEY GENERAL...Read More

I'll Be Debating Gay Marriage on the Radio

Filed by Yasmin Nair | June 25, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I will be debating gay marriage at 2 PM, CST, Friday, June 26, with Gay Liberation Network's Bob Schwartz, on Vocalo, the locally-focused Chicago Public Radio outlet at 89.5 FM WBEW. You should be able to listen to it on...Read More

Stonewall police officer speaks

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Unsurprisingly, one of the police officers involved in the Stonewall raid 40 years ago thinks that their actions were right. Surprisingly, he seemed surprised that anyone would think they were homophobic: When pressed about the motivation for the raid, Pine,...Read More

New ad for real health care reform

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Act Blue has a great ad that they want to run in local markets to go after Democratic Senators who oppose the public option. For some reason that I just can't figure out, the Democratic Senators who oppose real...Read More

Why You Should Sign Up To Meet With Your Legislator Now

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's finally happened.  H.R. 3017, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, was introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives with 117 original co-sponsors. According to Mara Keisling, head of the National Center for Transgender Equality, this bill has twice  as many co-sponsors...Read More

Don't Be Played for a Sucker, Again

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Following various blogs and e-mails, the grass roots LGBTQ fury at the Congressional Democrats and President Obama seems to be continuing to escalate, and rightly so. Obama courted the gay and lesbian vote in his campaign for the presidency but...Read More

Thanks, Frank!

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Jaime Grant is the director of the Policy Institute at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She holds a Ph.D. in Women's Studies from the Union Institute and has offered a course in social movements at Georgetown...Read More

URGENT!! Save Hate Crimes bill NOW!

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2009 | 2:45 PM | comments

I just got a phone call from a well placed source on Capital Hill that confirmed that the hate crimes bill currently before the Senate will be added to the Defense Authorization Bill. Remember how well that worked out for...Read More

Don't Cry For Mark Sanford, Argentina

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 25, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yikes. At least the story about hiking the Appalachian Trail (on Naked Hiking Day) was kinda interesting. But what the fuck was Mark Sanford doing in Argentina? Sanford’s whereabouts had been unknown since Thursday, and the mystery surrounding his...Read More

Turn Your DNC Dollars to "Reel" Grassroots Support

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest bloggers Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade are the owners of Homebody, outfitters of contemporary living located on Capitol Hill. Joe Biden's shindig for the DNC is blacklisted, but you can still make a difference for the LGBT...Read More

A Bilerico interview with new GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios

Filed by Father Tony | June 25, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

At yesterday's Manhattan meet-and -greet for GLAAD's new president, Jarrett Barrios, I had an exclusive Bilerico sit-down with an articulate and passionate man who had just finished speaking to the gathering about raising two sons with his husband and how...Read More

Broadway Bares it all for Susan Blackwell

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Broadway star Susan Blackwell takes us backstage before this year's Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser, Broadway Bares. This is the 19th year the stars of the stage have taken it off to raise money for HIV/AIDS services. (Hat tip to...Read More

Three funny videos about health care from SEIU

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The SEIU has made up a parody group, Healthy Americans Against Reforming Healthcare (HAARM), complete with parody videos. I love the part in this one about how America hates fat people so they're just going to associate the public option...Read More

Apology Accepted

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 25, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

You know you are at an official political event when there are no less than four American flags on stage. But I could not have been prouder to be an American yesterday when Dr. Frank Kameny received a long-overdue apology...Read More

Fluid sex. Schedule it for 2020.

Filed by Father Tony | June 25, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Father Tony, it'd be great to have you write in more depth about why you hope the 'straight vs. gay' dichotomy has gone stale. What kind of potentialities do you imagine? Grounding 'fluidity' in some practical, lived way is...Read More

Missouri court deprives one child of a second mom and the other of child support

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | June 25, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The number of states that disregard a child's second mother grows. I don't know whether to scream or cry. I do know that if judges cannot see the family in front of their eyes then the answer lies in changing...Read More


Not Just for the Bonobos

Filed by Ed Team | June 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's clear that same-sex sexual behavior extends far beyond the well-known examples that dominate both the scientific and popular literature: for example, bonobos, dolphins, penguins and fruit flies." --Nathan Bailey, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside....Read More

Beware the homosexual

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This looks real. A filmstrip from the 50's warning kids to avoid homosexuals....Read More