March 31, 2011

3 Ways to Improve ENDA Advocacy: Take the Fight to the States

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Tico Almeida is a civil rights litigator at the boutique law firm of Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP, which was recently named by Law360 as the only plaintiff-side law firm on the 2010 list of the...Read More

IN Rep Turner: Abortion and Gay Marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

What is it about Indiana recently? Ever since I moved away, the state has become a hotbed of LGBT and progressive news stories as the Republicans stray further and further into Teabagger territory and the Democrats move down to take...Read More

Homophobic Counselor Files Religious Discrimination Suit

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A CDC-contracted counselor refused to help a lesbian woman and got fired. Now she's filing suit saying her religious beliefs were violated: There's no dispute that a woman came to Marcia Walden in 2007 for advice involving a same-sex relationship,...Read More

The Gandhi None of Us Knew

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | March 31, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

It has been not quite a century since Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was assassinated in January 1948 at the age of 78 in New Delhi, India. The bevy of hagiographies written about him is now being replaced with truth-telling biographies about...Read More

Office of Civil Rights to Investigate Anti-Gay Bullying in York County, Virginia Schools.

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 31, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have written previous posts about the tragic suicide of Christian Taylor several times in the past both here on The Bilerico Project and my personal blog. Among other things, Christian was called "gay," "faggot," and "queer." His principal tormentor...Read More

Best of the Congressional Correspondent's Dinner

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last night was the Congressional Correspondent's Dinner and there were quite a few good speakers. Apparently, our Congressmen really are jokers! My favorite? New York Congressman Anthony Weiner. Republican Senator Rand Paul didn't too bad either. I mean, c'mon, the...Read More

The Day My Family Nearly Parachuted From a Commercial Airplane

Filed by Jeff Lutes | March 31, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Years ago my family went to visit relatives in Vegas for New Years. Along with our children, we took a 10-month baby boy that we were fostering at the time and one of our dogs (which Southwest allows because my...Read More

Rightwing Christian Organization Gets Federal Money

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Indiana Family Institute, an off-shoot of Focus on the Family, is receiving federal money, The American Independent reports: The anti-gay, politically influential Christian organization the Indiana Family Institute (IFI) has been endorsed by the State of Indiana as "collaborative...Read More

Feminine Wetness: Vintage Pinup Publicity

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 31, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I have no idea, but this one looks to be of 1940s vintage (unless you know better), and some kind of a publicity stunt by the folks selling these fine plumbing fixtures. That gal has moxie and actually seems to...Read More

I Love You Phillip Morris Winners

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

We've ran a contest this week asking Projectors to submit their craziest stories of what they've done for love. The five best stories have won a copy of I Love You Phillip Morris on DVD. Here are the winning stories:...Read More

Travel to Washington to Get Better for Married Gay and Lesbian Couples

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 31, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

If you are in a married, same-sex relationship, you may be a lot like me. Before I travel to any other state or country I familiarize myself with the local and state laws. I always want to be aware whether...Read More

Chris Brown, Adam Lambert, and Mixed Messages: How Do We Judge ABC?

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | March 31, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Chris Brown, a singer who was convicted of assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna, appeared this week on Dancing with the Stars, a show that airs on ABC, the very same network that previously banned out entertainer Adam Lambert for his "scandalously" gay...Read More


Marriage Bans Won't End Gayness

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"A ban on same-sex marriage is not going to make people less gay." --Indianapolis Star columnist Erika D. Smith...Read More

Matthew Morrison at Broadway Bares 18

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 31, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Damn, Mr. Schuester! "Glee's" Matthew Morrison performed here in "Broadway Bares 18: Wonderland 2008," an annual AIDS-related charity show in New York....Read More