September 3, 2009

Cleve Jones interview: The non-March questions

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2009 | 8:00 PM | comments

This segment from our interview with Cleve Jones focuses mostly on the questions submitted that weren't about the National Equality March. Readers and social networking followers sent in the questions and I'm reading them off the iPhone as they're coming...Read More

Homosexuality as a Weapon of Torture

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 03, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Update:Both CNN and ABC News reported Friday morning that 8 ArmorGroup contact guards identified in the pictures by a US State Department investigator have been fired. Two others have resigned; other guards are still under investigation. We await word to...Read More

You Made the Bed, Now Sleep In it (Alone)?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 03, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Adam Bink is the Online Strategy Manager at Progressive Strategies, LLC, and manages design and advertising at, a blog covering national progressive politics. He is a Dupont Circle resident and enjoys cooking, cycling, ultimate frisbee,...Read More

Dan Savage, Chill With Your Race Baiting

Filed by Monica Roberts | September 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Dan Savage just won't give up pimping that thoroughly discredited meme about the Prop 8 loss in Ca-lee-forn-ia. "I do know this, though: I'm done pretending that the handful of racist gay white men out there--and they're out there, and...Read More

NGLTF endorses National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

NGLTF has officially endorsed the National Equality March as I predicted last week. From the official press release: "For the past 30 years, LGBT people and our allies have come together in Washington to be inspired, to engage in political...Read More

Gay bar bombed in Rome

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Two small bombs were thrown from motorcycles at a bar in a gayborhood in Rome last night. Several people were injured, fortunately no one died. While several European countries recognize same-sex marriage, and the European Union's Court has occasionally recognized...Read More

An unexpected honor

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The good folks at the Indiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have decided to give me the "Two Paws Up Award" for blogging about animal abuse. The award will be given during the group's annual honors meeting...Read More

"One Fight, Not Fifty" Sets Us Up for Failure

Filed by Diane Silver | September 03, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I hate to be grumpy, but I am horrified by the latest rallying cry for the National Equality March. It's the grassroots slogan: "One Fight, Not Fifty." Just to be clear... I'm not attacking the march. What's got me gritting...Read More

Maine's Marriage Equality Repeal Makes Ballot: An Overview of the Fight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 03, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

As expected, equality opponents Stand for Marriage Maine managed to get enough signatures to place Question 1, a repeal of Maine's newly passed Marriage Equality bill, on the November ballot. The drive to put the "People's Veto" on the ballot...Read More

Servicemembers United & HRC Bring Tour to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 03, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Servicemembers United and the Human Rights Campaign are bringing their National Tour to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to Florida. LGBT and straight service members will highlight "Voices of Honor: A Generation Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'" in Miami, Orlando,...Read More

This week's flotsam and jetsam

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's Thursday, so it's time for another roundup of tidbits from around the web that we didn't get the time to cover in depth. After Lil Mama's offensive comments to a transgender competitor on "America's Best Dance Crew," the judge...Read More

Things looking up in Washington's domestic partnership battle

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 03, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This is some good polling to enter a ballot initiative campaign with (from Washington state, where they'll have an initiative to overturn a law that made domestic partnerships marriage in everything but the name): But by 2008, 66 percent of...Read More

Arkansas's Senator Mark Pryor: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Arkansas has two key Senate votes in the fight for ENDA: Senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln. There is a poignant back story on Sen. Pryor and the failure of ENDA in 1996 by a single vote. Please call them...Read More

Michelangelo Signorile vs NOM's Brian Brown

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 03, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Grab the popcorn kids cause this is good stuff! Yesterday Michelangelo Signorile had Brian Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage, on his radio show. The interview was nothing like the puff piece published in the Washington Post...Read More

Openly-Gay Candidate Steve Kornell Dominates St. Pete Primary for City Council

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Now He Needs Your Help in the General Election! Tuesday, Steve Kornell took a huge step toward making history in Florida as St. Pete's first openly-LGBT city council member by overwhelmingly winning a three-way Primary Election with 49% of the...Read More

Two Oddly Related Letters

Filed by Father Tony | September 03, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I am 22, Columbian and athletic. My English is very good, but sometimes I miss signals and make mistakes. At the gym an old guy was cruising me in the locker room. He followed me everywhere....Read More

Yeah, iPhone users it's all your fault

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Reading the New York Times, I came across a story that featured AT&T executives and analysts whining about iPhone users actually using the devices that they've purchased. It's a data guzzler. Owners use them like minicomputers, which they are, and...Read More

Wanna see Levi Johnston's Johnson?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Fresh off the heels of Levi Johnston's popular Vanity Fair photoshoot, he's now been offered a Playgirl spread. And he's accepted - because he thinks it's a magazine "where a dude poses for women." Oh, Levi. You're so pretty. Notice...Read More


Get Bilerico in your (in)box every night!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

A lot of Projectors write and ask what we send to our e-mail list. Each night at midnight, we round up all of the day's posts and send them out to subscribers. We only include the front page portion of...Read More

The K8 Word

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 03, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Women athletes on the cover of the New York Times? Great! Oh, it says women in tennis can't serve? Oy. At least this Dykus Maximum can look forward to the return of the new L Word reality show!...Read More


A Lot to Say

Filed by Ed Team | September 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are just so many stereotypes about us that we have to be these silent cool types that don't talk or only are about how we look. And we have a lot to say. "We just don't really ever get...Read More

I Miss the Kids

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 03, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Since these actors grew up and split up, they've gotten kind of stodgy. Here they were in their gloriously politically incorrect days. One of my favorite skits....Read More