Gay Icons and History: September 2009

Remorse, love, and how we tell our stories

Filed by Cathy Renna | September 29, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The is a article on the AP wire this morning about Aaron McKInney, one of the young men convicted of killing Matthew Shepard. It focuses on interviews with him that are part of the new Laramie Project 10 years later:...Read More

Like throwing lions to the Christians

Filed by Bil Browning | September 28, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Let's take a trip in the Wayback machine to 2005. Same-sex marriage started in Massachusetts in May of 2004. In January of 2005, a legal challenge to Indiana's DOMA law brought by the ACLU on behalf of three same-sex couples...Read More

Larry Kramer: "We get what we fight for. And we are not fighting."

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 23, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Larry Kramer gave a speech at Dallas Gay Pride on Sunday and in typical Larry Kramer style he was tough and aggressive. We get what we fight for. And we are not fighting. Every single one of us is not...Read More

A very special recording with a very special guy

Filed by Phil Reese | September 17, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Whenever I record an episode of Lundon Calling with Ace Lundon and Lance Helms, I generally end up in tears, doubled over in laughter at some point. If you don't know him, Ace is a pretty goofy guy. An old-school...Read More

Marriage Equality and Sept 11: The Connection You Might Have Missed

Filed by Gloria Nieto | September 13, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Friday was a sad day in the annals of this country. Eight years ago we lost so many Americans which led to losing so many more Americans in a war started on lies, pomposity and subterfuge. I better be careful...Read More

The Other 300: gay military history

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you ever run into anyone who gives you a mouthful of right-wing nonsense about how gays shouldn't serve in the military, or protests that gays have never been allowed to openly serve in the military, tell them about the...Read More

Gordon Brown apologizes to Alan Turing

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 11, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Alan Turing, a gay mathematical genius from a half-century ago, finally got an apology from the British government after a petition gathered 30,000 signatures for it. Without Turing's work, the computer age would have looked quite different. His work on...Read More

LGBT people should not settle for "conditional freedom"

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 08, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

The 3rd Annual State of Black Gay America Summit was held in Atlanta on September 5. The summit, focused on developing an agenda for the Black LGBT community, was held as part of Atlanta Black Pride. Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder,...Read More

Butch is Back? When Did Butch Go Away?

Filed by Paige Schilt | September 06, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

In the middle of the summer--on the day I was leaving for vacation, in fact--Bil Browning, our illustrious editor-in-chief, put an article on my virtual desk. It was the cover story for the Village Voice's queer issue, titled "Rachel Maddow,...Read More

The Cleve Jones interviews: Omnibus post with transcripts

Filed by Bil Browning | September 04, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last week I had the opportunity to interview veteran LGBT activist Cleve Jones about the upcoming National Equality March and his role inside the community. Instead of doing a standard interview, I asked our readers to submit questions and I...Read More

Bilerico Project's interview with Cleve Jones: National Equality March questions

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

This segment from our interview with Cleve Jones focuses mostly on the questions submitted about the National Equality March - including the recent controversy about an HIV/AIDS vigil during the march. Readers and social networking followers sent in the questions...Read More

Cleve Jones: The Man Behind the Curtain

Filed by Bil Browning | September 01, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I had the opportunity to meet veteran activist Cleve Jones Sunday during his recent visit to Chicago. Readers left questions for Jones in the comment section and sent in more via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail and I did the interview...Read More