September 18, 2009

Queer music Friday - Billie Myers

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I bought Billie Myers's first album Growing, Pains back in the 90's. I bought a lot of albums back then (still do!), but I had no idea that Billie Myers was bisexual until just a couple of weeks ago when...Read More

Queer linguistics are just that - linguistics

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 18, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Alex made an excellent post about the use and potentially offensive qualities of the word "cisgender" in queer communities. He's covered all his bases there, and I highly recommend reading for a further exploration of the debate. Instead, I want...Read More

More polling in Maine

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's the most recent polling in Maine from Research 2000 by DailyKos: The numbers aren't too bad right now; this could go either way. The break-down is what we've seen in all these campaigns before: women, younger people, Democrats, and...Read More

PRIDE in the PARK 2009

Filed by Donna Pandori | September 18, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The GLBT Resource Center of Michiana is holding their 2nd annual "PRIDE in the PARK" celebration on Saturday October 3, 2009 at Potawatomi Park, South Bend. Festivities will commence at 1:00pm and conclude at 6:00pm. This is a kid friendly...Read More

FL Fundraiser to Prevent LGBT Teen Suicide Gets a Surprising Supporter: Tim "I hate gay people" Hardaway?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 18, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Trevor Project, a national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, is hosting the Lifeline Event Series, which will take place on September 20, 2009 from 7:00pm-10:00pm, at Halo...Read More

Ohio, Eddie Izzard, eating disorders, and homeless LGBT youth

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

What nuggets happened this week that Projectors should know about but none of the contributors got around to blogging? Why funny you should ask... Gay and bisexual teens are more vulnerable to eating disorders (Hat tip to Barbara) Following up...Read More

IAAF Official Wants to Sweep the Caster Semenyas Under the Rug

Filed by Mercedes Allen | September 18, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sprinter Caster Semenya has been placed on suicide watch in the wake of leaked tests apparently showing evidence of intersexuality as well as the negative press she's received. The news of this has prompted Lord Coe, a vice-president of the...Read More

Another day of sobriety

Filed by Gloria Nieto | September 18, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

What a difference 23 years makes. On September 18, 1986, I woke up and thought I would try this new "one day at a time" thing I had been hearing about in meetings. Earlier that year, I had racked up...Read More

Tampa Gets Openly Lesbian Police Chief

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Mayor Pam Iorio appointed the city of Tampa's first woman and first openly Lesbian Police Chief, Jane Castor. She will be sworn in on Oct. 1, marking a huge milestone for the city and for the LGBT community. Castor is...Read More

Any firm plans?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2009 | 11:15 AM | comments

Anyone know of any firm plans to counter demonstrate against the Phelps clan's visit to Indianapolis? There's an online "protest" that raises money for charity based on how many minutes the group protests, but so far that's all I've heard....Read More

Laos: An LGBT Issue and Ally

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Nakhone Keodara is the Campaign Coordinator of A Peaceful Legacy: Campaign to Remove Bombs from Laos, and sits on the Advocacy Committee of Legacies of War. He is a community organizer and founder of the Gays...Read More

Florida's George LeMieux: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 18, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

There is something new under the sun: a new Senator from Florida. After the resignation of Senator Mel Martinez, Governor Crist appointed George LeMieux, his former Chief of Staff. Senator LeMieux only recently has a shiny new Senate telephone number...Read More

When all else fails, just lie, lie, lie

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Here's the yard sign (via Slog) that the homophobes are putting up in Washington to defeat R-71, the ballot question that asks voters to approve of the major expansion of domestic partnerships the state legislature passed earlier this year. Notice...Read More

Ujima Men's Collective Conference 2009 for Black Same Gender Loving Men

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | September 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Black Same Gender Loving men will meet in West Palm Beach at the Hilton Airport Hotel, September 25-27, for the Ujima Men's Collective Conference 2009. The Conference will feature such speakers as Connecticut State Representative Jason Bartlett, Timothy Harrison, Ph.D....Read More

Taylor Swift Disses Kanye West on The View!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 18, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Did you see Taylor Swift of The View? Thoughts on the interview/her performance/my song? Do you love it? HA! Stay tuned till the end to hear it!...Read More


A First, But Not a Trailblazer

Filed by Ed Team | September 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When I came on the department 25 years ago, the trails had already been blazed. I've never had any issues within this department or within this city." --Jane Castor, who was just named police chief of Tampa, Florida, the first...Read More

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A romantic comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son's non-Jewish and gay boyfriend. When the gay couple adopts a child and it makes headline news, their families come to defend them and realize...Read More