February 9, 2012


Did Race Play Into GLAAD's Campaign Against Roland Martin?

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 09, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

When GLAAD called for CNN political contributor Martin Roland to be fired over his homophobic Super Bowl tweets, his wife accused the organization of connecting LGBT and black civil rights while unfairly targeting African-Americans. Is she right?Read More

Our Town

Our Place in the World: Reclaiming Our Humanity

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | February 09, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

The right wing has been so effective in demonizing our community as something exotic, sexually driven, and threatening that the sheer normalcy of our existence has in large part been forgotten. By painting us as predatory beings, they have stripped us of our humanity.Read More

Al Sharpton Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Looks like Al Sharpton doesn't just love blueberry pie... He also loves marriage equality!Read More


Colorado Student's Arrest Could Finally End Glitter-Bombing

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 09, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Secret Service arrested and charged 20-year-old Peter Smith for trying to glitter bomb Mitt Romney. Does this spell the end for the election season's sparkliest form of LGBT protest? Read More


It's Half-Wit Time in America!

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 09, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Because of a dwindling supply of white people, the white wing of the Republican Party wants no sex education in schools, no choice for women and no contraceptives. Just a reminder: the most reliable contraceptive is lesbianism. Read More


Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Sesame Street

Filed by James Holmes | February 09, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

After all the court talk this week following the Ninth Circuit's ruling on Prop 8, what could be better than a refresher in elementary justice from one of the justices that very well may decide the fate of marriage rights? Read More


Put a Ring On It: The Economics of Marriage

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 09, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm off to cover CPAC today, where -- in light of a federal court ruling California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional -- I'm likely to hear a favorite conservative talking point repeated: Marriage cures poverty, unemployment, and another economic problem.Read More


A Quick Programming Note

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

By now you've probably noticed two of our newest contributors, Daniel Villarreal and James Holmes. Both of the guys aren't just joining the site as contributors, they're joining the Editorial Team too.Read More


Take Action: Thank Governor Gregoire for Marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Wednesday, the Washington State House passed a same-sex marriage bill, and now it the bill is headed to Governor Gregoire's desk for her signature. She promised to sign the bill before Valentine's Day!Read More

This Is What an Internet Troll Looks Like

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2012 | 9:19 AM | comments

There've been a few times that I've wanted to track down some of the internet trolls that besiege Bilerico occasionally, but I've always been afraid they'd be just as unapologetic as this guy that the BBC tracked down for...Read More


Gingrich 'Talks Like a Preacher, Lives Like a Porn Star'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 09, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

LGBT rights group Truth Wins Out announced yesterday that it is placing a hard-hitting ad in today's edition of Roll Call, DC's Capitol Hill newspaper, with the headline "Newt Gingrich: Talks Like a Preacher, Lives Like a Porn Star." Read More


JC Penny Will Increase Breast Cancer & Vaginal Cancer Rates?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Will America's young women be just a bit more likely to experiment with lesbianism now that JCPenney is mainstreaming it? Too any objective observer, the answer must be yes... Research has indicated that lesbians suffer from increased levels of depression,...Read More