Marriage Equality: June 2011

Watch: Obama's LGBT Pride Reception Speech

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Obama spoke last night at the LGBT Pride Reception he hosted at the White House, where he continued to deflect questions about how far along his evolution on marriage equality is. Read More


Washington Gov. Candidate Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Don Davis | June 30, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Congressman Jay Inslee is running for the gubernatorial position in Washington state. He's pro-marriage and supports legalization of medical marijuana.Read More


Maine Launches Pro-Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

LGBT advocates in Maine announced plans today to pursue a 2012 ballot initiative for marriage equality. They are confident that despite the state's previous failures in citizen ballot initiatives, voters will approve marriage equality in 2012. Read More


Marriage Equality: How We Won New York

Filed by Marc Solomon | June 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

How did we pull this historic victory off? With lessons from my work in marriage battles from Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and California to draw on, I want to share my best thinking on what enabled us to win and what this means for the future.Read More


NY Town Clerk Says She Won't Sign Marriage Licenses

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

If town clerk Barbara MacEwen had her way, she wouldn't be signing any marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Volney, NY.Read More


Twitter Hashtags that Promoted NY Marriage Equality

Filed by Leone Kraus | June 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

#NY4M and #ssm, among other terms celebrating marriage equality in New York, were tweeted thousands of times in the past week. Here's a closer look at the power of Twitter in spreading word about marriage equality.Read More


Rhode Island Senate Grants Civil Unions

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 8:30 PM | comments

The Rhode Island State Senate has approved a bill allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. But LGBT organizations are urging the Rhode Island governor to veto the bill, citing a discriminatory, counterproductive amendment in the bill.Read More


White House Hosts Briefing with Pride Reception Attendees

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2011 | 2:45 PM | comments

The Obama administration hosted a briefing for LGBT leaders who will be attending this afternoon's pride reception at the White House. I asked two questions of Matt Nosanchuk, the Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Department of Justice. Read More


LGBT Groups Protest AR Paper's Obituary Policy

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Despite agreeing to review their obituary policies that discriminate against same-sex couples, the Arkansas newspaper The Daily Guard has insultingly reiterated its policy, which makes a distinction between grieving life partners. Read More


GetEqual Livens Up Ho-Hum White House LGBT Pride Reception

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 29, 2011 | 1:15 PM | comments

Pride Reception at the White House. Ho-hum boring, right? Not this year. Read More


13 Senators Release Group "It Gets Better" Video

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 12:40 PM | comments

13 U.S. Senators, all co-sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act and most co-sponsors of the Safe Schools Improvement Act, have released a group "It Gets Better" video. Read More


Lawsuit Filed for Marriage Equality in New Jersey

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit today for marriage equality in New Jersey on behalf of Garden State Equality and seven same-sex couples. The state currently offers "civil unions," which the organization says fail to offer an equal status to marriage.Read More


Unbinding the Spirit: Mobilizing Pro-Equality Clergy

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

During the next vote for marriage equality, I'd like for progressive, pro-equality clergy to stand up against religious bigotry with a voice that is heard loud and clear. The question is: How do we do it?Read More

Should We Forgive Ken Mehlman?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 29, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Ken Mehlman was the gay architect of the national move towards constitutional bans against marriage equality. Now that he's evolved to support gay marriage, we ought to forgive him. Read More


Gays Under the Cover of Darkness?

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 29, 2011 | 7:45 AM | comments

"We saw a massive betrayal of marriage by a number of legislators, but most importantly, by the Republican party. On Friday, under the cover of darkness, the legislature voted to redefine marriage, a tragic day for New York. What this...Read More

When Your Gay Doesn't Cooperate

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

What's a fag hag to do when her gay doesn't seem as excited about marriage as she does? The entire "Disappointing gay best friend" series is really funny....Read More

'Natural Marriage' and Monkeys

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This short spot from Second City has more truth to it than most rightwing nutjob talking heads or the newscasters who let them spew their crap without challenge.Read More


NY's Marriage Equality Republicans May Face Backlash

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 28, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Since the vote on marriage equality in New York, the Republicans who voted in favor have faced opposition from conservatives, who have said they would pull funding from the senators and seek to unseat them during reelection campaigns.Read More


We Have Fangs? What About Horns?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

"For taking a principled, religiously-rooted stand for the institution that undergirds all of human civilization, Diaz has become the latest in a long, sad string of victims of the true hatemongers in America, homosexuals activists. Their hate crime against him...Read More

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Christianists, the Bible and Tyranny of the Majority

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The arguments against marriage equality are disingenuous and brazenly ignore the U.S. Constitution's protections afforded to minorities. Read More

An Animated Look at NY Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | June 28, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

NMA World Edition has a new video out that takes a look at the marriage equality debate in New York. The animated emotion, failed elephant wrangling, and fire-breathing lesbian activists make us smile at Bilerico....Read More


Mass Dems Blast Brown Over Marriage Stance

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Oh, what a different world the east coast is... I can't imagine this happening in Indiana where the Democratic party sends out mailers attacking same-sex couples and the minority leader votes for a marriage amendment.Read More


Pride in NY & Turkey, Trouble in Chicago & SF, and NOM

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 27, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

It was a big, successful Pride weekend after NY's passage of marriage equality. But that doesn't mean there weren't some roadblocks along the way. Read More


New FRC 'Documentary' Continues Fear-Mongering

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The hate group is releasing a new 30-minute propaganda-full documentary called The Problem with Same-Sex Marriage.Read More


Comment of the Week: Stricter Enforcement of TOS Policy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 27, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

TOSed comments and commenter bans. Time for the Sheriff to ride into town. Read More


Catholics Ban Pro-Marriage NY Legislators

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Not only are the beliefs of Catholic leaders still stuck in the Middle Ages, but their leadership style seems to still be glued there too.Read More


Lessons from Albany: The Role of Everyday Activists

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 27, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I can count on one hand the number of times this week in Albany that I saw a paid staffer from an LGBT group thank an unpaid activist. Sometimes, I think they believe they don't need anyone else. Read More


Google's Pride Doodle Controversy

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 27, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Google's rainbow Doodle is drawing criticism from the LGBT community for being too safe. But is the animated decision really enough to discredit what the company has done to actually make a difference for gay rights? Read More


Reopening For Business: What? No Flying Cars?

Filed by Don Davis | June 26, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

In his first post in a few weeks, Don Davis shares his thoughts and commentary on a host of progressive issues and non-progressive scandals. Read More


Bachmann Responds to NY Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who plans to run for president, reiterated her opposition to marriage equality while also saying that New York's decision was valid on the grounds that she supports states' rights.Read More


Does Gay Marriage Endanger Queer Community?

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | June 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

An eyewitness perspective from Friday night's celebration at the Stonewall Inn. Gay marriage in New York state is a great step forward for many families; but let us never forget that we are family. Read More


A Look at LGBT Inclusion in Conservative Judaism

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 26, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Three years after being the first openly gay person accepted to a Conservative Jewish rabbinical school, Aaron Weininger says that the movement is continuing its tradition of acknowledging and accepting necessary change.Read More

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Gillibrand and Democracy for America Target DOMA Repeal

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Democracy for America and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are looking to capitalize on the momentum of marriage equality passage in New York by making a renewed push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Read More


70 Years Ago: Bayard Rustin Built Foundation for ENDA

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Guest blogger Tico Almeida takes a look at Bayard Rustin, who helped organize a 1941 march on Washington so successful that it never even took place and create the foundations for Obama's proposed ENDA executive order.Read More

Marriage Equality in New York Passes

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

In case you missed the Senate proceedings last night, here are some of the highlights - without, of course, all of the rumblings from Sen. Ruben Diaz....Read More


White House Response to NY Marriage

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

"The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples. That's why he has called for repeal of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and determined that his Administration would...Read More


History at the Stonewall Inn

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

There was a huge celebration in front of the Stonewall Inn on Friday night. The crowd grew. And grew. And grew. I knew I was standing in the right place at a moment when history was about to be made.Read More


New York Senate Passes Marriage Equality 33-29

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 10:45 PM | comments

After a week of deliberations, the marriage equality bill finally went to a vote tonight in the New York State Senate and passed by a vote of 33 to 29. The law will take effect 30 days after Gov. Cuomo signs the bill. Read More


Weekly Reader: Glittering, Southwest Airlines, & Obama's Evolution

Filed by Bil Browning | June 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


How Target & Two Sofa Salesmen Liberated My Inner Harvey Milk

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | June 24, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Patrick Hamilton is an accidental activist. Target and two sofa salesmen made it happen.Read More


Live Updates on NY Marriage Status

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 24, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rev. Emily Heath is spending the day in Albany to monitor New York's proposed legislation to legalize marriage equality. She'll be sending in dispatches throughout the day and this post will be updated as news comes in.Read More


Powerful #EvolveAlready Video

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 24, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

GetEqual created a powerful video based on Joe Sudbay's #EvolveAlready campaign that's taken Twitter by storm. Read More


Obama Says Nothing New at DNC Fundraiser

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

During a speech at an LGBT-specific fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, Obama repeated past LGBT victories and reiterated that marriage equality decisions be left to individual states. Read More


35 Years Ago Anita Bryant Waged War: We've Not Come A Long Way

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we wait to see if marriage equality will become a reality in New York, it was 34 years ago this month that Anita Bryant caused the lesbian and gay citizens of Dade County, Florida to lose their rights and protections.Read More


Time For Direct Action In New York Today

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Direct action today in NYC at Pres. Obama's LGBT fundraiser, complete with elaborate floral centerpieces and authentic Moroccan finger foods. Read More


Marriage: Live Updates From NY Statehouse

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 23, 2011 | 8:45 AM | comments

Rev Emily Heath is spending the day in Albany to monitor New York's proposed legislation to legalize marriage equality. She'll be sending in dispatches throughout the day and this post will be updated as news comes in.Read More


Evolution Debate Divides Miss USA Contestants

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 23, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Miss California, the night's winner, was one of only a few contestants who responded that she would teach evolution in schools. Many of the rest qualified that evolution should be given balanced weight with creationism. Read More


Tony Perkins: Excuse Me, I Have a Log in My Eye

Filed by Bil Browning | June 23, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This incident exposes the seamy relationship between homosexual activists, government, and big business. For example, activist groups have persuaded some liberal jurisdictions to adopt 'equal benefits ordinances,' forcing corporations to offer 'domestic partner benefits' to homosexuals or forfeit government contracts....Read More


NY Marriage Vote Unlikely Tonight

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 22, 2011 | 9:30 PM | comments

As finalized language is reached and bills are printed for several measures in the state senate, it's looking more and more likely that the vote on marriage equality in New York won't occur until Thursday. Read More


IL: Troubling Tax Loophole with Civil Unions

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 22, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Opponents of full marriage equality for same-sex couples often ask why the LGBT community can't simply be happy with separate institutions and groupings of rights like civil unions and domestic partnerships. It seems pretty straightforward, but it's not.Read More

Celebrity Power Brokers Coming Out For Marriage Equality

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 22, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Atlantic Wire has the scoop on Lance Bass, Cynthia Nixon, Michael Strahan, and Sean Avery, with videos. Read More


GOP's Huntsman Courts Gay Votes

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After announcing his run for the presidency yesterday, Republican candidate Jon Huntsman told reporters that he would respect New York's marriage equality law and launched a fundraising campaign to win gay dollars.Read More


6 GLAAD Board Members Resign; Coronado Remains

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 22, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Resignation letters from six GLAAD board members now join that of president Jarrett Barrios. But Troup Coronado, the former AT&T lobbyist at the center of the corporate controversy, remains on the board as new information about him surfaces. Read More


Live Updates from Albany: NY Marriage Vote

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 22, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Rev Emily Heath is spending the day in Albany to monitor New York's proposed legislation to legalize marriage equality. She'll be sending in dispatches throughout the day and this post will be updated as news comes in.Read More

NY Celebrities for Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

HRC has been running a series of web videos showing celebrities, politicians, and other prominent New Yorkers expressing their support of marriage equality. On the eve of the vote (or no vote at all!), they've released this last video...Read More


Famous For Reproducing

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Quelle suprise. Bristol Palin took the "fall down drunk, get up pregnant" route to parenthood. I'll just repeat what I said around the time the whole Jon & Kate mess exploded. Why are people famous just for reproducing?Read More


How Obama's 'Evolution' on Marriage May Help Us

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 21, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Have we stopped to consider how Obama's "evolution" on marriage has benefitted us in media and public consciousness? By having this process of "evolving" on marriage, the media has kept a spotlight on the marriage debate in a way they likely would not have otherwise.Read More


Liechtenstein Approves Civil Unions

Filed by Bil Browning | June 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The itty-bitty country of Liechtenstein has approved civil unions for gays and lesbians, but stopped short of including adoption rights. The measure was put up to a public vote and passed overwhelmingly.Read More


NY Marriage Vote: Live Updates from Albany

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 20, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Rev Emily Heath is spending the day in Albany to monitor New York's proposed legislation to legalize marriage equality. She'll be sending in dispatches throughout the day and this post will be updated as news comes in.Read More


Larry Kramer's Tony Awards Blessing

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | June 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Many of us owe our very lives to the awareness Larry Kramer fostered, the movement he started, the fear he instilled. AIDS and our community's response to it pushed the gay rights movement into warp speed.Read More


Social Media: Helping Us Win the Fight for Marriage in NY

Filed by Leone Kraus | June 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

As close as we are to winning marriage equality in New York, we're not there quite yet. There's still work to do and voices that senators need to hear from, which is why I love the power of social media.Read More


Michele Bachmann Glittered To Protest Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 18, 2011 | 12:15 PM | comments

LGBT Activists glitter Michele Bachmann to protest anti-gay rhetoric today at the Right Online conference of conservative activists in MinnesotaRead More


Senate's Proposed Defense Bill Leaves Out Antigay Amendments

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Three antigay amendments that appeared in the House defense bill were cut from the Senate's version, which included proposed elimination of the military's ban on sodomy.Read More

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White House Backs Off Forgery Response to 1996 Obama Marriage Support

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 17, 2011 | 7:15 PM | comments

At Netroots Nation on Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfifer received boos from the audience for insinuating a pro-marriage equality questionnaire Obama filled out years ago during state legislative election was a forgery. The White House would like to clarify.Read More


Obama Aide Dismisses 1996 Pro-Marriage Equality Questionnaires

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

At Netroots Nation, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said that two questionnaires from 1996, in which President Obama supported same-sex marriage, were not filled out by Obama.Read More


Video: TSA Fires Trans Employee

Filed by Bil Browning | June 17, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

When Ashley Yang worked for the TSA as an airport screener, they insisted that she cut her hair or wear a "male wig" and would only let her pat down male passengers who regularly sexually harassed her.Read More


Gay Rights Protesters Make Pawlenty Dazzle

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 17, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

At a book signing in San Francisco, activists from CODEPINK threw pink glitter on Republican presidential nominee hopeful Tim Pawlenty, demanding, "Where's your courage to stand for gay rights and women's reproductive rights?" Is it effective?Read More


Why the Umbrella Failed

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 17, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Evaluating the balance between sameness and shared advocacy and the decolonization of trans in this follow-up to "The Death of the Transgender Umbrella."Read More


Why Athletes Don't Make Good Spokespeople

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

That's the thing with ignorance and prejudice. They tend to go hand in hand.Read More


California Marriage Equality's 3rd Anniversary

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 16, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Similar to last year, this year's anniversary of the first legally-recognized same-sex marriages in California coincides with an important development in the Proposition 8 case. Read More


Quantifying the Impact of Marriage Equality in NY

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 16, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

A new study from The Williams Institute demonstrates just how many people stand to be positively affected by marriage equality in New York, which is under further consideration today. Read More


We Are Making History Together

Filed by Ed Team | June 16, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Once again the State Assembly made an important and courageous stand in passing marriage equality legislation that brings us closer than ever to equality for LGBT New Yorkers. I want to thank Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell for...Read More

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New York Marriage Equality May Face Vote This Week

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 15, 2011 | 7:30 PM | comments

In the New York state senate and assembly, the marriage equality bill, submitted by Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday, was debated and its future - whether it would be put to a vote - was considered. Read More


The Pastor of Saint Cecilia's in Boston Is Not a Pro-LGBT Hero

Filed by Father Tony | June 14, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

There was snow in June at Saint Cecilia's Church in Boston, but the miracle was a contrived hoax. Read More


GOP Debate's LGBT Rights Recap

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If there was any doubt about where the Republican field of presidential candidates stand on LGBT issues, last night's CNN debate should have cleared things up. When it came to basic rights for our community, there was really no debate at all.Read More

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The 'Religious Liberty' Straw Man

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 14, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

As New York state prepares for a probable vote on legalizing same-gender marriage, a familiar argument from the anti-equality crowd is being raised: religious liberty.Read More


Bill Clinton Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Our nation's permanent mission is to form a 'more perfect union' - deepening the meaning of freedom, broadening the reach of opportunity, strengthening the bonds of community. That mission has inspired and empowered us to extend rights to people previously...Read More


An Open Letter to Tracy Morgan

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | June 13, 2011 | 10:30 PM | comments

I have found that a truism running through all advocacy around LGBT issues has been the way that face to face conversation performed with the honest intention of communication transforms hate into compassion and reflection, if not true understanding.Read More

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A Look at #NY4M & Other Social Metrics

Filed by Leone Kraus | June 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we head into our final days of pushing for gay marriage in New York, I wanted to take a moment to look at some of the metrics.Read More


Rep. Allen West Fires Intern for Pro-Gay Retweet

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 13, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The anti-gay Republican representative from Florida, has "corrected" a Twitter misstep by firing the intern who retweeted a pro-gay statement from the Scissor Sisters. Read More

NY Marriage Equality Vote Next Week?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 13, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

HuffPo reports on high level negotiations and back room discussions on marriage equality in New YorkRead More

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What Sucks About Most Privileged Gay Men

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

"The Grid" contributor Paul Aguirre-Livingston writes about his experience as post-modern homosexual, and is critiqued by many.Read More


Virtual Infidelity?

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Does the fact that Anthony Weiner didn't actually have sex with any of the women he's admitted to tweeting at mean that it doesn't "count"? Is it cheating if it's all online?Read More

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IL: Catholic Charities Sues for Right to Discriminate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 09, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Catholic Charities in Illinois continues to make news in the wake of the state's passage of the state's civil unions bill. They've made good on their threat to pull out of foster and adoption services in three dioceses.Read More


San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders Endorses Lesbian Replacement

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 09, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sanders says that he trusts District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, claiming that she is the only candidate with "experience as a chief executive of a public agency."Read More

Target: We're Undecided About You, But Come Shop Here

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 09, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Confused much, Target?Read More


Will Rob McKenna's Anti-Gay Past Come Back To Haunt Him?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 09, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) announced his candidacy for Governor of Washington State on Wednesday, but will his past anti-gay slurs come back to haunt him?Read More


A 'Thank You' Note After Reassignment Surgery

Filed by Drew Cordes | June 08, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Upon completion of my sex reassignment surgery, I want to thank publicly all those who helped make my gender transition happen. Transitioning is not something one can do alone.Read More


Meneses-Sheets Lands New Job With Gay Group

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2011 | 2:45 PM | comments

Morgan Meneses-Sheets, the former Executive Director of Equality Maryland, has landed a new job as Development Director with gay labor org Pride At Work.Read More

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How Marriage Equality Can Save the Black Family

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Maya Rupert points out how this summer has the potential to dredge up the familiar false dichotomy that pits the black community against the LGBT community.Read More


Stonewall at 42: 'Why Don't You Guys Do Something?'

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Whatever happened to the working class group of butches and other visibly queer and trans folks who ignited the Stonewall riots? And what would they think of the modern LGBT rights movement?Read More


Loving Our LGBT Kids

Filed by Annette Gross | June 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Why should someone thank me for doing what a parent should do in the first place - which is to love your child unconditionally? Read More

Santorum Throws Frothy Hat In Ring

Filed by Bil Browning | June 06, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

Rick "Frothy Mix of Lube & Fecal Matter" Santorum has joined the presidential clown car.Read More


Fred Karger's Proclamation for Gay Pride Month

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 03, 2011 | 3:45 PM | comments

Fred Karger is excited for Pride month, reiterating that he's the "only full equality candidate running for President in 2012." Who's skeptical?Read More


Dan Savage & Fatphobia: It Gets Worse

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | June 03, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

The fat hits the fire in Savage's latest sex column. If your partner gains weight, do you lose desire? And if so, is it okay to stray? Read More

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Refuting NOM's Talking Points

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 02, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bloggers Jeremy Hooper and Alvin McEwen dismantle the National Organization for Marriage's deceptive talking points one by one.Read More


Art Toward Queer Utopias

Filed by Toshio Meronek | June 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new exhibit in San Francisco explores colorful, utopian queer art that challenges the norms of mainstream art and offers something distinct from traditional queer art. Read More


Barbers, Gender, & Why $5 Matters

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We may dismiss them as trivial, but even small demonstrations of gender discrimination - like price differences based on gender for a haircut - are significant. Read More


Australian Safe Sex Billboards Are Back

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

After realizing they'd been the target of a religious right campaign, the Australian agency responsible for placing ads in Brisbane bus stops has decided to reinstate a safe sex billboard showing two gay men embracing and holding an unopened condom.Read More