October 12, 2009

Marching with a rainbow

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

Activists march down the streets of Washington DC carrying a rainbow flag to demand LGBT rights at the National Equality March. Photo credit: Perry Bindelglass for bilerico.com...Read More

Openly Gay Boyzone Singer Stephen Gately Dead at 33

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 12, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Longtime readers of my blog, Bamboo Nation, know that I love boy bands, so the news that Stephen Gately, the openly gay member of Boyzone, has passed away saddens me deeply. BBC News reports: Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has died...Read More

Waving our flag

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

An excited activist cheers her approval at the National Equality March. Photo credit: Bil Browning for bilerico.com...Read More

Judging the March's Success

Filed by Diane Silver | October 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

By almost any measure, Sunday's National Equality March was a roaring success, yet the true impact of the march can't be judged by what happened on Sunday. The true measure is what happens today, tomorrow and the day after. First...Read More

Why the March worked

Filed by Phil Reese | October 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Saturday night before the October 11, 2009 National Equality March, I stood in the Bauman Foundation meeting room with Kip Williams--N.E.M. co-chair--members of the Tides Foundation and Kip's gushing mother and sister. Kip looked really tired from a week of...Read More

Speaking out against power is an easy way to get dismissed

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Everyone's talking about this quotation from an anonymous White House source, breathlessly reported by John Harwood on NBC: "If you look at the polling, Barack Obama is doing well with 90% or more of Democrats. So the White House views...Read More

The Fundie's Handbook

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 12, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's the way I see it, and with the steamroller momentum of birtherism, teabagging, speechies, marriage protection and the like, one can't help but just want to take the easier road of rolling...Read More

"Gay men are pedophiles" meme back in full force

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Well, it seems like hard evidence of the falseness and stupidity of the charges against Kevin Jennings weren't enough; both Sean Hannity and the AFA are continuing to wage war against Obama's pick for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free...Read More

National Equality March: The measure of success

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Bob Summersgill is a long-time GLBT rights activist in the District of Columbia who has successfully led numerous human rights efforts. Open Left blogger Adam Bink raises the question of how do you judge the success...Read More

Robin McGehee preps for the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

National Equality March co-director Robin McGehee finishes some last minute preparations minutes before the start of the march. Photo credit: Bil Browning for bilerico.com...Read More

The National Equality March: Confessions and Snapshots

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 12, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Leah McElrath Renna is a Managing Partner with the communications-consulting firm Renna Communications and a professional psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the Smith College School for Social Work. She has authored and contributed to...Read More

The Day After: Where Are We On ENDA Now?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 12, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The National Equality March is over, and here we are waking up on a long holiday weekend. Now what? What next? Our next step in our federal agenda should be focusing on ENDA in the Senate. Of all our initiatives,...Read More

AIDS Walk & Ride 2009 raises nearly $156,000 for Indiana HIV/AIDS needs

Filed by Austen Crowder | October 12, 2009 | 10:16 AM | comments

A big "thank you" goes out to everyone that participated in the AIDS Walk & Ride this year. Nearly $156,000 was raised to help Hoosiers living with HIV and AIDS! Rain and clouds gave way to sunshine and pleasant temperatures...Read More

Videos of National Equality March Speakers: Lady Gaga, Julian Bond, and more

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Video of the speakers at yesterday's rally have been YouTubed, and they're all after the jump. The speakers were: Kip Williams and Robin McGeeheeDavid MixnerCynthia NixonDan ChoiJudy ShepardLady GagaTanner Efinger and Cleve JonesJulian BondKate ClintonStaceyann ChinUrvashi Vaid...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Cherry Jones

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Cherry Jones. For more...Read More

We Have Arrived

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

National Equality March Co-Directors Kip Williams and Robin McGehee greet marchers at the Capital. Photo credit: Perry Bindelglass for bilerico.com I'll be traveling back to Indiana today, but I've set up several photos to publish while we're driving. There's...Read More

The March is Over; Now We Must Take Action

Filed by Ben Finzel | October 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Marches are commonplace in DC. Everyone wants to come to DC to protest, raise their voice and let the folks in power know they care about this or that issue. To be honest, I generally don't pay a lot of...Read More


Not Settling

Filed by Ed Team | October 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We're not settling. There's no such thing as a fraction of equality. We want equal protection under the law." --Cleve Jones,co-chair of the National Equality March and founder of the Names Project...Read More

Knowing your place

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Speaker of the House responds to charges that she needs to be "put in her place."...Read More