August 14, 2009

Why Did Anchorage OK a Gay Rights Ordinance?

Filed by Father Tony | August 14, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

As reported in the Anchorage Daily News: By a 7-4 vote, the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday approved a compromise ordinance that bans discrimination in Anchorage on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The vote capped two months of public...Read More

On Being American, Or, "A Hybrid? Not Unless It Has Tail Fins"

Filed by Don Davis | August 14, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's great to see that people are starting to think about hybrid vehicles, but so far, they really haven't been for me. You know why? Because for the most part, they have The Prius? If you look at it...Read More

Queer music Friday - Jay Brennan

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 14, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Jay Brennan performing "Half Boyfriend" live....Read More

What Would Jesus Do?

Filed by David Badash | August 14, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

How is it possible that so-called "Christian" and "Family" organizations are planning to protest an event that was created to celebrate and affirm the right of all couples to share simple acts of affection - like a kiss? That's right....Read More

From the Ameriqueer Archives: Maine bigots make it official - The time to start fighting is now

Filed by Phil Reese | August 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

This post appeared on my blog, Ameriqueer, on July 8, 2009, but as people are making decisions about whether or not to book tickets out to the National Equality March in DC in October, I thought it'd be just as...Read More

Fighting on Our Own Terms

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 14, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

[Editor's Note: Veteran LGBT activist and environmentally-friendly entrepreneur Diane Abbitt has helped lead campaigns against anti-LGBT ballot initiatives since Prop 6. She was the first female co-president of the Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles (MECLA), a founding member of...Read More

As Different as the Next Girl

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | August 14, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sparked by a trans woman's call for submissions for a zine titled "How to F*ck a Trans Woman," I recently wrote a piece about trans women's sexuality and specific things to consider when getting sexual with a trans woman. I...Read More

To Save On Health Insurance, You Want My blood?

Filed by Nathan Strang | August 14, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I just had to attend a staff meeting at the agency I work for. I run a computer lab in a sheltered workshop teaching technology to people with developmental disabilities. Its a great job... awful pay, but wonderful benefits, like...Read More

Netroots Nation: Bill Clinton supports repeal of DADT, DOMA

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 14, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

UPDATE: The full transcript of Lane Hudson's questions to Bill Clinton and the former President's response is below, courtesy of Rex Wockner. How's that for a juxtaposition, lol. I'm about to hit the sack, but I wanted to give you...Read More

Florida's Nelson, Boyd and the Diaz-Balarts: Legislators of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 14, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Florida has 25 Congressional Representatives and 2 Senators. Well, one Senator, as Republican Senator Mel Martinez has announced his resignation. According to the Herald Tribune, Gov. Charlie Crist, who announced in May his intention to run for that Senate seat,...Read More

Call for DC "Public Vote" on Marriage is an Attack on Gay Families

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Let's be clear: the push by Ward 5 ANC Commissioner Bob King for a public vote on the definition of marriage is nothing more than an attack on same-sex couples disguised as democracy. King has sent a letter to DC's...Read More

Fundie Kissimmee, FL Commissioner Art Otero Wants 'God' in City Logo to Combat the Gays

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 14, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

City Commissioner Art Otero of Kissimmee, Florida is moving forward on an effort to add "In God We Trust" to the city logo. He proposed the idea because he feared the city and entire country was moving toward "liberal postures...Read More

Open Thread: Life's regrets

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

An open thread to start out your morning... If you had the chance to undo your biggest regret, what would it be and how would you do it differently?...Read More


Bilerico Nation's social media connections

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Several Projectors are social (networking) butterflies, so I wanted to point out our profiles on several popular sites. Help us expand the Bilerico Nation by hooking up with us! (We'll say yes. We're easy like that!) Become a fan of...Read More


An Issue of Civil Rights

Filed by Ed Team | August 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's framed entirely as an issue of civil rights and justice. If you oppose it, you become the person who wants Rosa Parks to sit in the back of the bus." --Rev. Kendall Harmon, chief theological adviser to the Episcopal...Read More

Gay kiss on One Life to Live

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Scott Evans' character, Oliver Fish, and Brett Claywell's character, Kyle Lewis, shared an on-screen kiss on One Life to Live last week. The story arc is about Fish's struggle with his sexuality....Read More