December 16, 2009

Help a friend of the Project: #helpahomowin

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

I realize that I'm constantly asking readers to vote for TBP in some contest or another, but today I'm asking that you vote for someone else. Air America has been running a contest for one progressive blogger to win a...Read More

In Sickness and in Health

Filed by David Castillo | December 16, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I've never been prouder to live in Washington, D.C. than this week when the DC Council voted to recognize same-sex marriages. Come next spring, D.C. will be this country's only major city in which marriage equality is the law, Congress'...Read More

Bush's African Baby Boom

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 16, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Time and again, I’ve written about how the disastrous consequences of the Bush administration’s HIV/AIDS policy agenda in Africa. Yes, Bush increased aid to Africa. Yes, the Bush administration’s global AIDS policy has been cited as a redeeming positive...Read More

Paper and pencil RPG helped me "get" social conservatism

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

As a self-proclaimed gamer girl, I get asked for recommendations all the time. Any genre, any game type, I have a favorite that's not usually on the radar; however, my absolute, all-time favorite recommendation is the paper-and-pencil RPG "Dogs in...Read More

GOProud vs. AFTAH: The straight right responds to the gay right

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

GOProud, the wingnutty cousin to the Goldwater conservatives at Log Cabin, announced last week that they'd be co-sponsoring the CPAC (big, annual conservative conference famous for homophobia). A few people pointed out that they'd be cosponsoring with folks like NOM...Read More

MVA: Driving Trans to a Dead End

Filed by Keri Renault | December 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Pre-operative transgender individuals can change their driver's license gender marker in Maryland without genital surgery. It was a pleasant discovery for me shortly after relocating to the east coast in 2008. The department of motor vehicles requires supporting letters from...Read More

In a bad mood? This will cure it!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thanks to Bamboo Nation and Louise on the Left, I bring you today's cure for a bad mood. What could be cuter than a 5 year old Japanese kid rocking out on a ukulele? Here he is with a Jason...Read More

The Advocate: "Beau Bridges on Sex Changes, High Heels"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Advocate on Monday published an article on an interview with actor Beau Bridges, who portrays a transgender detective on TNT's TV show, "The Closer." The article is written by " Editors," who appear not to have read the GLAAD...Read More

Continued Homophobia in the Legal Profession

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

ENDA appears to be going nowhere this year and as a result LGBT employees in a majority of states - including ever backwards Virginia - will continue to have no employment non-discrimination protections. That includes LGBT attorneys and paralegals who...Read More

Gay peace activist killed in Honduras

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jessica Hoffmann posted a few weeks ago about LGBT folks getting treated worse as a result of the coup in Honduras. Now a prominent gay activist has been found dead. He was already targeted by police for speaking out against...Read More

Expression, Role, and Identity: Gender

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | December 16, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

As promised, I will now tackle the concept of gender. Previously, I talked about What is Trans. Then I talked about What is Sex - between the legs it was, and now we come to the between the ears part....Read More

Catholic Gibberish from Communications Director Susan Gibbs

Filed by Father Tony | December 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I can only imagine that Susan Gibbs must have laughed till she cried while writing this. Then she went home, poured herself a double scotch, and reminded herself that even though she hates being a tool for a bunch of...Read More

Where the Mannequins Are (vintage lobby card)

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This is wrong on so many levels....Read More


NOM promises to overturn DC marriage

Filed by Ed Team | December 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The people of D.C. have a right, guaranteed by the charter, which is D.C.'s constitution, to vote to protect marriage. Politicians on the city council are acting as if they have the right through legislation to deprive citizens of D.C....Read More

Oral Roberts on lesbians, gays, penises, and vaginas

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Uber-successful Evangelist Oral Roberts died yesterday. He was, like many of the people in his profession, a homophobe. Listen to him go on about the vagina and penis and how they come together....Read More