The Movement: October 2005

INTRAA President's Letter to Joe Solmonese

Filed by Ed Team | October 30, 2005 | 11:16 PM | comments

The Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) is concerned about an announcement that HRC is hosting a fundraiser for you in Indianapolis at the Rathskeller restaurant on Sunday, November 6th.Read More

Kinsey & Statistics

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2005 | 8:01 PM | comments

When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory...Read More

Miss Rosa Parks - 1913-2005

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2005 | 9:47 AM | comments

Copyright 2005 The Washington Post Writers Group The whole nation mourns the loss of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Ms. Parks was a one woman tornado contained in the small, heroic body of a small black woman. She is...Read More

An Unfortunate Milestone

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2005 | 3:23 PM | comments

Today marked a most unfortunate milestone in the War On Iraq. Two thousand American soldiers have died in ShrubCo's blood-for-oil scheme. Bush's war hasn't decreased terrorism - it increased. It hasn't stabilized Iraq - it's destabilized the country. The people...Read More

One of the Strong

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2005 | 3:10 PM | comments

You need to go read Morgan's post at Nuvolab today. It's one of the most compelling articles on what gay youth go through that I've ever read. Go. Now. Read....Read More

A Big Funking Step

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2005 | 1:25 AM | comments

I was bored and browsing the internet tonight and found myself at I'm a big fan of the network, but I was one of those kids who loved history class. On a whim I decided to search their database...Read More

Advance Indiana in the paper

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2005 | 7:41 PM | comments

Advance Indiana editor, Gary Welsh, had a letter to the editor today. As usual, Gary was eloquent and concise. He addresses not only Pat Miller's "state approved reproduction" bill, but the anti-marriage constitutional amendment SJR7 and the Indianapolis Human...Read More

Millions More Minus Many

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2005 | 12:06 AM | comments

Isn't it sad how some leaders get entrenched in protecting their turf that they turn to less than savory ways of staking "their territory?" How their ideas, their beliefs, their convictions are the only ones that matter? Everyone else...Read More

We all just need a little exorcism

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2005 | 5:59 PM | comments

You know, I don't even know that I need to comment about how stupid this guy obviously is. Media Matters can just tell the story. Feel free to add your comments below... Lou Sheldon suggested exorcism is necessary to...Read More

To hate crime or not to hate crime...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2005 | 12:16 AM | comments

A couple of kids in Bloomington tore down a rainbow flag hanging in front of a shop and burned it in their neighbor's back yard. The city representative's comments at the end of the story are somewhat comforting (and...Read More

It's a gay holiday!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2005 | 4:01 PM | comments

*does happy dance* Today is National Coming Out Day! Celebrate! The day commemorates October 11, 1987, when 500,000 people marched on Washington for gay and lesbian equality. National Coming Out Day events are aimed at raising awareness of the...Read More

HRC's Rose-Colored Glasses

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | October 05, 2005 | 3:41 PM | comments

Much has been made of HRC's release of the old Texas candidate questionnaire where Harriet Miers said she was cool with gay civil rights. In the tradition of HRC, which habitually has misused a combination of gift-wrapped-survey-question answers and...Read More

Local scouting delimma

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2005 | 2:52 AM | comments

Ruth Holliday's column in yesterday's Indy Star is about a gay man who wanted to lead his son's Boy Scout troop, but was denied. Not only that, he was told he wasn't welcome at an event held at a...Read More