November 23, 2009

A Mother's Thanks

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 23, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

This week of thanks, gives us all pause. It is time to be grateful for so many wonderful things in our lives. Miriam Mercado, however, is thankful for support. Her son was horribly murdered simply because he was gay. Please...Read More

FBI: LGBT hate crimes increase but Indy doesn't report any

Filed by Bil Browning | November 23, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

The FBI has released their detailed report on hate crimes in America for 2008. Crimes against LGBT people increased by 11% nationwide. Indiana is one of a handful of states without a statewide hate crimes law. Instead, we have a...Read More

Window collapse came with staggering debt

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Matt Hennie, a product of the legacy media, both gay and otherwise, launched Project Q Atlanta to cover LGBT Atlanta in September 2008. Like a one-two punch only a heavyweight fighter can deliver, gay news consumers...Read More

Cha-Ching! The Insurance Companies Win?

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 23, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

So lemme see if I have this right... women are to wait until they are 50 for a mammogram, till 21 to have a pap smear, and all the research that showed otherwise is in the toilet? Do you hear...Read More

Adam Lambert kissed a man on TV

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 23, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

In case you haven't seen, Adam Lambert kissed a boy on TV last night at the American Music Awards. Wasn't his performance dangerous and edgy? Haha, just kidding. It's a definite improvement over the last time I saw a TV...Read More

If S/he Were Positive, Would You Stay?

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | November 23, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

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Vegas trans activists move to merge with Reno group

Filed by Cassandra Keenan | November 23, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Sometimes, history happens right before your very eyes. Saturday seemed like one of those instances. That's when a group of Las Vegas trans activists took some of their first steps toward formally organizing, as well as joining forces with upstate...Read More

Sodomy wasn't born yesterday

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 23, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Antonin Scalia is apparently doing a speaking tour supporting the "originalist" interpretation of the Constitution, whereby a justice has to use his or her telepathic powers to read the minds of people who died 200 years ago, a power they...Read More

Camp Lobby Card: Private Property

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm addicted to vintage theater lobby cards, especially the campy/cheesy ones. Since I can't buy them all (or at least that's what my partners tell me), I have to get my fix by blogging them. "Private Property" is a sound...Read More

Outing Catholic Priests Is a Fair Game at

Filed by Father Tony | November 23, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The recently launched is a retaliation for the Catholic Church's strenuous efforts to fight gay marriage rights in Maine, DC and elsewhere. There is nothing mean-spirited in churchouting. It isn't even anti-Catholic. It is the creation of Phil Attey,...Read More

ENDA: Reading the Tea Leaves

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 23, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

It was a surprise to most people that the markup of ENDA, scheduled for last Wednesday morning at 10 am, was abruptly postponed on Monday night at 6:30 pm, heralded by a terse red notice on the House Committee on...Read More

Indy's LGBT Bookstore to Close

Filed by Bil Browning | November 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sad news this morning from Out Word Bound bookstore as the 11 year old business announces it will be closing immediately after Christmas. The closing of Indy's only LGBT bookstore is a huge loss for our community. It will leave...Read More

Public Health cuts could leave Chicago HIV+ in the lurch

Filed by Phil Reese | November 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Chicago was recently hit with the bad news it has some of the highest HIV infection rates of any city in the nation--especially high in the adult African American men who have sex with men population. The state has already...Read More


Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado's mother speaks

Filed by Ed Team | November 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When my son told me he was gay, I told him, 'Now, I love you more'. I want to tell the world that hatred is not born with human beings, it is a seed that is planted by adults and...Read More

Protesting in Puerto Rico

Filed by Bil Browning | November 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I'm not sure readers know this, but Bilerico Project contributor Pedro Julio Serrano is in Puerto Rico working with the LGBT community to make sure the murder of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado's is prosecuted as a hate crime. This...Read More