The Movement: February 2012


The Trans Mafia Revisited: Hospitality & Messaging

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

My old Trans Mafia post has become hot reading material as of late. Since it is looking to become a thing in future conversations on this issue I figure I should follow-up on the first post.Read More


What If They Threw a 'Worldwide LGBT Equality March' & No One Came?

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | February 29, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Perhaps you've already heard about the "2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March," slated for Saturday April 21, and are eagerly making plans to attend. Odds are, though, that you haven't. Read More


Which LGBT Organizations Should I Support?

Filed by Annette Gross | February 28, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

Is HRC worthy of my membership, or are there other national LGBT organizations that I should send funds to instead? I'd like Bilerico readers' insight. Read More


Accidentally Sitting By Gay Couples Changed MD Republican's Vote

Filed by Drew Cordes | February 24, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

As Abraham Lincoln said: "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" Read More


Logo's New Programming Raises Questions

Filed by Viktor Kerney | February 23, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Some of the things I noticed in their new lineup: There is only one scripted show, there are no LGBT leads in any of these programs, there are more reality shows, and A-List is not listed (Thank Goodness). Read More


Truth Wins Out Files Defamation Lawsuit Against PFOX

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 23, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Northumberland County is not the most progressive of areas but the facts are the facts and the burden will quickly shift to PFOX. They will have to try and justify the untrue statements made about Besen.Read More

What Happened to ENDA?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The issue of marriage rights for same sex couples has dominated our national conversation since Karl Rove used antigay initiatives to drive evangelicals to the ballot box. The reality is that the top priority for many LGBT Americans is finding and securing a job.Read More


Plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami Talk About Prop 8 Ruling

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Standing at the podium at the back of the cavernous 19th century Cathedral of St. Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles for the news conference on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional, Paul Katami choked up.Read More

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Here Come the Brides: New Book on Marriage Equality

Filed by Davina Kotulski | February 22, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just in time for the upcoming weddings in Washington and hopefully Maryland, editors Audrey Bilger and Michelle Kort have compiled an excellent new book on lesbians and marriage entitled - Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Read More


Montreal's Radical Queer Week Kicking Off!

Filed by R Conrad | February 20, 2012 | 3:45 PM | comments

From February 23 to March 4, 2012, for the fourth consecutive year, Radical Queer Semaine will host a week of events on gender and sexuality and occupy a main space for ten days free from heterosexism and oppression. Read More


Log Cabin, PETA, & What They Don't Tell You [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2012 | 4:15 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

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Constitutional Logic 101

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

David Mixner shared this graphic from his niece on Facebook and the logic behind it is infallible. This should become one of our most regularly used arguments.Read More

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GetEqual Hosts New York Event

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 16, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Featuring an extended trailer of an acclaimed new film recounting the rise of LGBT direct action, and a discussion by two of the film's well-known subjects, this NYC event is one not to miss. Read More


Who Will Be the Next Leader of HRC?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 15, 2012 | 6:15 PM | comments

The Advocate recently put out a list of folks they think "might succeed Joe Solmonese" as the head of the Human Rights Campaign, but let's take a deeper look at who insiders are actually speculating will end up with the job.Read More


Against Equality Wrap Up from Down Under

Filed by R Conrad | February 13, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last week I was lucky enough to make my way to Melbourne for a gay and lesbian studies conference. After traveling thirty six hours I emerged in the sunny southern hemisphere with a pile of Against Equality books in tow.Read More


Is Glittering a Personal Assault? [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Adam Polaski | February 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today, I was going to write a post to the effect of, "Can we stop with the glitter-bombing already?" Then Bil directed me to this comment from Timothy Adams, who sums up my feelings in a skillfully articulated post.Read More


Do We Prioritize Some State Marriage Battles Over Others?

Filed by Adam Polaski | February 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Has anyone else noticed the public and media being underwhelmed by Washington's marriage equality bill? Or is the amount of attention and discussion about the bill appropriate? Read More


Newt Gingrich Doesn't Live Like a Porn Star

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 10, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

No one actually follows the "You only get to have sex with one person in your whole life" rule, but lots of us like to pretend that violating it reflects on one's moral character.Read More

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Our Place in the World: Reclaiming Our Humanity

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | February 09, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

The right wing has been so effective in demonizing our community as something exotic, sexually driven, and threatening that the sheer normalcy of our existence has in large part been forgotten. By painting us as predatory beings, they have stripped us of our humanity.Read More

Al Sharpton Supports Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | February 09, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Looks like Al Sharpton doesn't just love blueberry pie... He also loves marriage equality!Read More


Cynthia Nixon's Choice & Komen's Anti-Choice

Filed by Amy Andre | February 08, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Her main thesis seemed to be that sexual orientation can be a choice for some, and is a choice for her. The "Born This Way" crowd gasped and berated her. I yawned. She was right.Read More


Watch Evan Wolfson Rip a Marriage Foe to Shreds

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

When you need someone to debate a rightwing nutjob about marriage equality, who do you call? No, not Ghostbusters. You call Evan Wolfson, the head of Freedom To Marry.Read More


Queering Greenpeace on a Boat

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | February 02, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

It's not every weekend you get to help save the earth and hang out on a brand-new trilevel 200-foot yacht, but due to a unique collaboration between Greenpeace and queer organization MIX NYC, I recently enjoyed this privilege. Read More

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Do It: Occupy the HRC Manhattan Gala

Filed by Bil Browning | February 02, 2012 | 10:09 AM | comments

Talk about tone deaf... The HRC Manhattan gala dinner will honor Goldman Sachs. The Occupy Wall Street offshoot Queer Caucus has announced they will picket the event. I don't blame them in the least.Read More