August 24, 2010

California's government could help LGBT people more

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Here's some better than usual pre-election pandering: "President Obama has called this law abhorrent in the way it denies more than 1,000 federal rights to same-sex couples," Assemblywoman Brownley said. "Congress must act now to overturn DOMA, which is rooted...Read More

Flat Tires V

Filed by Sean Martin | August 24, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

So remember, kids: every action, no matter how simple or mundane, can have vastly unintended consequences......Read More

Shady Surveys of Spouses. Seriously.

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | August 24, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Beyond our weekly ads, I'm reluctant to drop Servicemembers United material on Bilerico for my personal posts. We have a website for that, right? Not a fan of being obnoxious. However... We just came out with a memo yesterday criticizing...Read More

WaPo Endorses MD Delegate Candidate Dr. Dana Beyer

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 24, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Washington Post has endorsed Dr. Dana Beyer in the upcoming Maryland House of Delegates election. She is notable not only for her stands on the issues, which I detailed in a post earlier this month, she is also one...Read More

On vacation with the bearded lady

Filed by Susan Raffo | August 24, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

A few weeks back, while meandering through a park, Luca, our daughter, refused to hold my partner's hand. Now, this wouldn't particularly stand out if it weren't that she was still happy to hold my hand, swinging it back and...Read More

Old Drugs, New HIV Treatment?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | August 24, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

There's news on the HIV treatment front. From Science Daily: Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs, that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine...Read More

Catholic Exchange to trans woman: "It is better to die than to offend God"

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 24, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The next time somebody asks why I don't attend church I'm going to show them "Where the Rubber Hits the Road" (Part 1, Part 2) from Catholic Exchange. A trans woman looking for answers asks if her transition - done...Read More

Get Well Wishes for Two Contributors

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I know you'll join me in wishing two ill contributors a full and speedy recovery. Veteran activist Cleve Jones is recuperating nicely now, but still a little slower than normal. Things are looking up though, so let's keep the positive...Read More

Feminist Classic Goosebumps

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

This morning in Ptown, I actually had goose bumps. The days are cooler; sunsets are earlier. What can you do? What we have been doing all summer is having Feminist Classics Readings every Saturday night at nine p.m. on Commercial...Read More

A Military Mom for 6 Years

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 24, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: With the Pentagon's family survey now in the field, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), will release a letter each day this week from...Read More

Kitty Clinton

Filed by Kate Clinton | August 24, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

This whole mosque controversy is stupid. Why not buy a Catholic church and remodel? There's plenty of empty ones sitting around town lately....Read More

For $100,000 I would...

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 24, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this video: Thank you for MANY THINGS! The new YouTube layout! Theatre Geek WINNER announced! Books / DVDS - I am loving! Would You Rather Question Style- What would you give up for 100k??? Watch and leave a...Read More


Church trial

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"More and more ministers are going to be put in a position where their church members are going to come to them asking for a wedding, and they're going to have to say yes. Not to do so would violate...Read More

Christians come to pray for the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Christians came to pray/protest a gay couple. Debate ensues. via...Read More