November 13, 2009

Queer music Friday - Kim Petras

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's German trans pop singer Kim Petras. If you really like Europop ballads, well, she's about as Europoppy as you can get. Here's "Die for you." And the really taboidy Insider segment on Kim is after the jump....Read More

Maine anti-marriage leader tied to several pro-gay companies

Filed by Bil Browning | November 13, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Schubert Flint Public Affairs, a Sacramento, Calif.-based consulting firm, worked extensively on California's Proposition 8 and Maine's vote to overturn the new marriage equality law. Two companies listed in the HRC's Corporate Equality Index with excellent scores, however, are currently...Read More

When Its Not Your Fight

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | November 13, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

So for my first actual contribution, I'm going to talk about something that's been on my mind of late. Some of it is informed by Austen's recent posts, but for the most part its informed by the direction I've come to feel that things must go in order to make headway in our quest for equality and equity. And I think about this stuff for a really simple reason: its not really my fight.Read More

The greatest librarian ever

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 13, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Over the past few years working here at Bilerico, I've become something of a free speech fundamentalist. A few years ago I was all in favor of "safe spaces," etc., but now it all seems quaint and counterproductive. I guess...Read More

Video WH 'held for review': Obama official Melody Barnes' support for marriage equality

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 13, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

This story is so weird; it exemplifies the paranoia over at the White House over anything G-A-Y, particularly regarding the President's current illogical-but-politically safe position on marriage equality. We have to roll the story out before getting to the meat...Read More

Third gender in India

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 13, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I know that people often point to understandings of gender and sex that include more than two options, but have you ever seen a system of understanding sex that rejected the binary in a modern state's government? (Let me know...Read More

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 13, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This past Wednesday, I posted about a possible slow-down of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. I have to admit I was very concerned, though others counseled that ENDA was on track. Yesterday afternoon, thankfully, the House Committee on Education and Labor...Read More

Cong. Etz Chaim presents Debbie Friedman Chanukah Concert

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Congregation Etz Chaim, Wilton Manors' only synagogue, proudly presents the world famous, Jewish singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman in a Chanukah Concert on Saturday, December 12, at 8:00 p.m. The c+ncert will be held at Temple Beth Torah, 9101 N.W. 57th Street,...Read More

Random tidbits I wanted to share

Filed by Bil Browning | November 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

No rhyme or reason, just some stuff I felt like sharing... Boy George twittered a link to Phil Reese's post about the Top 10 Out Gay Male Pop Stars. He protested Phil's description of him. While I was mad that...Read More

The Pernicious "Choice Myth" and "Change Myth"

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 13, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

As the recent Yes on 1 campaign confirmed, two of the key elements utilized by Christianist enemies of gay equality are the myths that (1) sexual orientation is a "lifestyle" choice as opposed to an immutable aspects of GLBT individuals...Read More

Anger Management

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 13, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I think Don't Ask, Don't Give is a fine idea, but I think you should take that money and give it your local hardworking LGBT rights organization....Read More


Of Pots and Kettles

Filed by Ed Team | November 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We warned all along that they [marriage equality supporters] would use this state as a springboard to force it on the rest of the country. This wasn't accomplished by people that cared about Connecticut. This was accomplished by people who...Read More

Larry King's inappropriate

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 13, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Guess who's not ready for prime time? Carrie Prejean!...Read More