July 29, 2010

Another example of the black-white divide in our community

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 29, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Boston's Gospelfest this year featured Rev. Donnie McClurkin, the poster boy for African American ex-gay ministries, who spews anti-gay religion-based vitriol at every public event he can get as part of his outreach ministries to gay youths. But at this...Read More

NOM Indianapolis: Newbie Report

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | July 29, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm breathless, but in a good way. I attended the protest at the NOM rally in front of the Indiana Statehouse on Monday, and someone took my picture. That picture has found its way on the InterWebs, and it's kind...Read More

I'm a Barbie girl!

Filed by Sean Martin | July 29, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

In a Barbie world! Trapped. In a Barbie world.......Read More

A Deserved Legal Victory, a Story Told Too Often

Filed by Michael Adams | July 29, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In my former life as a gay rights lawyer, I learned that lawsuits in response to tragedy can be a double-edged sword. I witnessed a familiar pattern no matter what the circumstance of discrimination: court action squeezes some justice out...Read More

Interview with NOM's Maggie Gallagher

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

While I made a video combining the highlights from my interviews with NOM president Maggie Gallagher and Ryan McCann from the Indiana Family Institute yesterday, I thought I'd also put up the raw footage from my interview with Maggie. You...Read More

My fiance and I have an Iowa marriage license

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

It was Monday morning and it was the first day the Johnson County Recorder's office in Iowa City, Iowa was open on our recent trip home. The previous visit home in April 2009, we stopped by the Recorder's office to...Read More

An Opportunity in Disguise in Baton Rouge, LA

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 29, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

On the morning of July 29, 2010 I awoke to a text message from Adrian, the vice-president of the LSU's LGBTQ student organization (SPECTRUM) that I informally advise. He told me to read page 13 of The Advocate, Baton Rouge's...Read More

Projector Michael Crawford on the Daily Show

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bilerico's own Michael Crawford joined former Lt. Dan Choi, Corey Johnson, Jamie McGonnigal, and David Mixner on the Daily Show last night. The piece focused on Scott Lively's claim that the Nazis were gay and used queer soldiers because they...Read More

"The Transformative Promise of Queer Politics" in Tikkun

Filed by Yasmin Nair | July 29, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Back in May, I was interviewed by Tikkun magazine's assistant editor Alana Yu-lan Price for a piece on contemporary queer politics. The article, "The Transformative Promise of Queer Politics," is now out on the stands and on the web, and...Read More

Fellow Feeling: vintage postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 29, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

This card is dated ca.1910 -- yes, 100 years ago -- and displays a playful frankness about gay attractions. There also seem to be some shadowy police figures in the distance, suggesting the danger of expressing those feelings openly....Read More

Michael Is Lost In The Woods

Filed by Father Tony | July 29, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Recently my partner and I, after being together 5 years, playing with a third once in a while started playing separately this weekend while at our camp. I've talked it over with him the next day telling him how...Read More

Can homophobes be good counselors?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Everyone's talking about this student, Jennifer Keeton, who doesn't like gays all that much, says that we've made a sinful lifestyle choice, but still wants to be a counselor and promises that "those beliefs would not affect [her] ability to...Read More

Congress app for Android puts the Legislature in the palm of your hand

Filed by Nathan Strang | July 29, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Caught in a political discussion and want to immediately recall your Senator's voting record? There's an [Android] App for that. Released out of beta on July 27th, 2010, the 'Congress' App for Android leverages the power of Sunlight Congress API...Read More


NOM just wants victomhood evidence

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The bus tour is a total sham, plain and simple. NOM's highly-touted bus tour is less about so-called 'traditional marriage' and more about creating an elaborate and cynical stunt. NOM rolled out a summer of nationwide events in order to...Read More

Locnville - "6 Second Poison"

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 29, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Ryan Conrad sent in this video from Locnville. He says that these twins aren't queer, but they're "real popular in the gay clubs of Cape Town, South Africa."...Read More