Media: May 2012

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Creating Community: Western PA LGBTQA Social Media Advocates

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 30, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

I recently blogged about an initiative to build a network among LGBTQA Social Media users in Western PA with a shared goal of promoting equality. The response has been quiet but reflects interest in building a network. Read More


Bi Cities in the Twin Cities: Bisexuals on TV

Filed by Amy Andre | May 29, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

"A young transgender man said our show had saved his life. He happened to be watching television, and our show came on. It featured a trans activist. He said when heard that person's story, he knew he wasn't alone, and opted not to kill himself." - Dr. Charmoli Read More

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NY Times Op-Ed on Marriage Equality: Save Us, Obi Wan Kennedy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 29, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Will Justice Kennedy ring liberty throughout the land, allowing same gender loving couples the freedom to marry in Mississippi and West Virgina? No, Virginia, there is no Justice Santa Claus, even if the Sun says it's so.Read More


Evita, Baptists, & the Queen of Disco [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2012 | 4:40 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


CNN Host Calls Bullshit During Tony Perkins Interview

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2012 | 11:20 AM | comments

Watch as CNN's Brooke Baldwin interviews hate group leader Tony Perkins and doesn't allow him to spew his lies and insinuations as most "newscasters" do.Read More

Worship the Almighty Blogger

Western Pennsylvania LGBTQ Bloggers Team Up

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 24, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

I have my own ideas where I would like to start but I'm also very open to hearing what others have to say and determining how I can fit in to support their work. Read More


Summer Bilerico Internships Available

Filed by Bil Browning | May 23, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

We're currently accepting applications for interns to assist with running the site and learn the ropes of online publishing and marketing. We're seeking a couple of brave souls who'd like to learn about communications and marketing.Read More


NAACP's Ben Jealous Talks About Org's Marriage Equality Vote

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 23, 2012 | 11:15 AM | comments

NAACP President Ben Jealous was on Rachel Maddow's show Monday night talking about the historic vote the full NAACP board took over the weekend endorsing marriage rights for same sex couples. For him, it's personal.Read More

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The Plight of Gay Republicans in 2012

Filed by Bil Browning | May 22, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Bilerico co-founder and National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director, Jerame Davis, appeared on the Thom Hartmann Program to talk about the plight of gay Republicans in the 2012 presidential election cycle.Read More

How Will Obama's Marriage Stance Affect Florida Voters?

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 22, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Check out this debate featuring political strategist Steve Schale, infamous homophobe John Stemberg, and me on Orlando's CBS station.Read More


Mainstreamed in the Press

Filed by Leslie Robinson | May 22, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Being the old-fashioned type, I have a newspaper delivered to my door every morning. Being part of modern American society, I rarely have time to read it.Read More


Republican 'Poling,' Hoosier Hysteria, & Manny Pacquiao [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2012 | 5:00 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


Boxer Manny Pacquiao to Gays: 'I Apologize'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

A firestorm erupted Wednesday over an "exclusive" interview in the National Conservative Examiner with professional boxer Manny Pacquiao in which the boxer cited the Old Testament. The reporter has now admitted that he - not Pacquiao - quoted the horrid death-to-gays Biblical passage.Read More


That Human Journalistic Flaw

Filed by Mark Segal | May 17, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

I had two interesting conversations at the 2008 Democratic convention. One of them I reported on, but this is the first time I'm reporting on the second. They show how far the issue of marriage equality has changed for Americans.Read More


NY Times to LGBT Community: 'That Will Be All There Is From Us'

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

"For a man, he was gorgeous." That's the quote the New York Times chose to go with when Lorena Escalera, a transgender woman, died in a suspicious late night fire. How about "She was gorgeous for a lesbian" in reference to a fire victim? Or "she was gorgeous for a Jew"? Would those simply be problems with word choice?Read More


Pittsburgh Pirates Released 'It Gets Better' Video: Now What?

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 14, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

I must admit I was disappointed that the local media ignored the Pittsburgh Pirates "It Gets Better" video. It would appear that no one really cares. Read More


Reince Priebus: Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

Filed by Bil Browning | May 14, 2012 | 11:45 AM | comments

The Republicans continue to show why they are so out of step with the average American on civil rights and progressive issues.Read More


Father Tony Will Talk About His Play on 'Stonewall Live!'

Filed by Father Tony | May 13, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Father Tony talks about his new play on BlogTalkRadio. Listen to It live. Sunday 9PM ESTRead More


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Filed by Austen Crowder | May 11, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

I want to tell you a story about boys, girls, and macho bros raging at fighting game tournaments.Read More


NSD's Jerame Davis vs NOM's Brian Brown on UK Television

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

While I'm used to going on the various news shows as a pro-LGBT pundit, now that Jerame is the executive director of National Stonewall Democrats, he's had to take up the mantle of our family's talking head. Read More


Maddow on Politicians' Personal Feelings on LGBT Rights

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'll admit, I cheered when Rachel Maddow got to the part where she talks about politicians' personal views on marriage equality and the political cowardice that seems to overtake them as soon as they move from "citizen" to "candidate."Read More

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Did Biden Just Come Out for Marriage Equality? Not Really

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Over at Think Progress, Igor Volsky has put up a post entitled, "BREAKING: Joe Biden Endorses Same-Sex Marriage" after the Vice President appeared on Meet The Press and made a vague statement of support for same-sex relationships, but is it true?Read More


Maddow: Democrats Discover Women for 2012 Elections

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Normally the Republicans embrace their anti-choice positions while Democrats whimper that they are anti-abortion too while simultaneously trying to convince women that they're still a better option than Republicans.Read More

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Dim Prospects for Progressive Media?

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 04, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

The American Prospect magazine is in trouble. Real trouble. Unless a lot more progressives invest in keeping it around, one of the best sources of progressive journalism and commentary may well go under.Read More


Politics Is Weird & Creepy

Filed by Bil Browning | May 03, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

This may be the best thing you'll see today. Watch as FOX's Sheppard Smith lets loose with a wee bit of candor after reading Mitt Romney's statement reacting to Newt Gingrich's decision to drop out of the presidential race.Read More


Iowa: Remaining Vigilant

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 02, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Calla Rongerude points out that One Iowa was founded seven years ago and in those seven years, we have seen Iowa transform from a state with no LGBT protections to one of only six states that recognizes the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.Read More


Jon Stewart Eviscerates Obama & Perkins on LGBT Issues

Filed by Bil Browning | May 01, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled the Obama administration's announcement the President wouldn't sign an executive order to ban federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people. Also in the spotlight: North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment and Tony Perkins.Read More