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RECAP 730-Focus on #Kalamazoo #MI #LGBT fight, Did #Obama silence #DADT bill?

Ameriqueer continues to evolve! Check out our new EXCLUSIVELY AMERIQUEER Twitter feed twitter.com/ameriqueer!
AMERIQUEER NEEDS YOU! We're looking for smart, savvy and witty writers to contribute to Ameriqueer on a regular basis. We are an upbeat blog covering American LGBTQ/PWA news, politics, science, spirituality and issues. We focus on the most current topics with an eye on the future and a head for the past. If you're interested in becoming a regular Ameriqueer contributor email me at gaytriot.ameriqueer@gmail.com. I'll hook you up!
HERE'S YOUR PWA/LGBTQANEWS FOR THURSDAY JULY 30, 2009! FOR UP TO THE HOUR BREAKING LGBT NEWS, FOLLOW AMERIQUEER ON TWITTER!

NEW ON AMERIQUEER
FIRST, Ameriqueer: Its Xmas in Ameriqueeria! Phil has been welcomed into the Bilerico Family! http://bit.ly/VDfVq
NEXT,
Ameriqueer: RECORDING ANOTHER LUNDON CALLING TONIGHT! http://bit.ly/vGLFU

BRADLEY TRAYNOR'S BIG GAY NEWS FOR TODAY, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009

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bilericoproject U.S. Legislator of t…

Its Xmas in Ameriqueeria! Phil has been welcomed into the Bilerico Family!

So, gaytriots, I've been promoted! I've been invited to become a regular contributor by one of my favorite blogs, Bilerico! If you've ever read my RECAPs (used to be roundups) and clicked the links, then you've gone to Bilerico for sure before.

Over the last few months, I've submitted three guest posts to Bilerico for posting, and each one has generated a decent amount of discussion! Though I feared that the negative attention might hurt my chances of being asked to join permanently, yesterday my fears were aleviated when Bil Browning informed me that their editorial team were interested in taking me on on the regular!

Somehow I doubt that Bilerico will suffer the same fate as Queer Magazine did 6 years ago, so looks like this'll last a bit!

I will still continue to post here daily on Ameriqueer, and will once again commence posting a lot more meaty stuff. The last 48 hours, however, I've been consumed in my excitement and preparation to make this announce…

RECORDING ANOTHER LUNDON CALLING TONIGHT!

I'll be recording another Lundon Calling tonight with Ace Lundon and Lance Helms. This podcast should be available early next week. However, while you wait, please feel free to enjoy last week's podcast! Listen to what happens when Ace leaves the room and abandons Lance and I! I felt like a little lost child! Luckily he came back. Enjoy the show, and tell me what you think!

TOAST TO ACE AND LANCE!

RECAP 729- Marriage Language #CHICAGO #HIV #DC #DADT #PROP8 #REF71

Ameriqueer continues to evolve! Check out our new EXCLUSIVELY AMERIQUEER Twitter feed twitter.com/ameriqueer!
AMERIQUEER NEEDS YOU! We're looking for smart, savvy and witty writers to contribute to Ameriqueer on a regular basis. We are an upbeat blog covering American LGBTQ/PWA news, politics, science, spirituality and issues. We focus on the most current topics with an eye on the future and a head for the past. If you're interested in becoming a regular Ameriqueer contributor email me atgaytriot.ameriqueer@gmail.com. I'll hook you up!
HERE'S YOUR PWA/LGBTQANEWS FOR WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2009! FOR UP TO THE HOUR BREAKING LGBT NEWS, FOLLOW AMERIQUEER ON TWITTER!
BRADLEY TRAYNOR'S BIG GAY NEWS FOR TODAY

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@bilericoproject U.S. Legislator of the Day: Frank Kratovil http://bit.ly/ikNSB
@QueerjohnPA Queer Isn't It? "Why We Don't Say Gay Marriage" http://bit.ly/9oNY1
@GayChicago Chicago HIV report sparks reaction http://tinyurl.com/nxjgqy
@pozmagazine Study: 1…

TWITTER FAILS!

TWITTER HAS DROPPED ALL OF AMERIQUEER'S FOLLOWERS!

What's worse, is when I PERSONALLY try to use my personal account to REFOLLOW Ameriqueer--an account I control, mind you--I CAN'T.

Wonderful.

If you previously followed @Ameriqueer, I will let you know once Twitter stops fucking me over, and you can refollow.

In the meantime, @philipot00 still works, you can continue following my updates there.

As soon as this mess is all sorted out, I will post news EXCLUSIVELY at the @ameriqueer feed!

For now:

TWITTER FAIL!!!

RECAP 728-Madonna #GLAAD #CHICAGO #DOMA #DADT #CA #PROP8 #NJ #TX #WA #WI

Ameriqueer continues to evolve its web presence! Check out our new EXCLUSIVELY AMERIQUEER Twitter feed twitter.com/ameriqueer!
PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS POST AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF OUR BLOG? WHAT DO YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE?
AMERIQUEER NEEDS YOU! We're looking for smart, savvy and witty writers to contribute to Ameriqueer on a regular basis. We are an upbeat blog covering American LGBTQ/PWA news, politics, science, spirituality and issues. We focus on the most current topics with an eye on the future and a head for the past. If you're interested in becoming a regular Ameriqueer contributor email me at gaytriot.ameriqueer@gmail.com. I'll hook you up!
HERE'S YOUR PWA/LGBTQANEWS FOR TUESDAY JULY 28, 2009! FOR UP TO THE HOUR BREAKING LGBT NEWS, FOLLOW AMERIQUEER ON TWITTER!
NEW Ameriqueer: Madonna's Daughter Lourdes to Make Debut in 'Celebration' Video http://bit.ly/jrSxa
NEW AQUEER: NEW BILERICO GUEST POST: What the GLAAD Network Report Means: MY NEWEST CONT..

Madonna's Daughter Lourdes to Make Debut in 'Celebration' Video - Towleroad.

Madonna's Daughter Lourdes to Make Debut in 'Celebration' Video - Towleroad.

Be still my heart.

Lourdes Leon--looking more fabulous than ever--is joining Mother Madge in the video for "Celebration," due out in the next two weeks, according to MadonnaTribe.

So who's up for a video launch party here in Champaign-Urbana?

NEW BILERICO GUEST POST: What the GLAAD Network Report Means

MY NEWEST CONTRIBUTION TO BILERICO; PLEASE VISIT BILERICO.COM FOR THE ENTIRE POST!

Yesterday, GLAAD released its Network Responsibility Index report for 2009, ranking the top broadcast and cable networks on their LGBT inclusivity in programming. ABC led the broadcast networks this year with depictions like Ugly Betty's gay Ken-doll Marc, played by Michael Urie, among other depictions on other shows. HBO led the cable networks with shows like gay-created True Blood, No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and Big Love; with over 42% of programming being LGBT inclusive.
We're not surprised that there were so many cable networks that ranked high on the index; #2 Showtime's programming consisted of 24% LGBT-inclusive programming, #3 TNT dedicated 19% of its hours to LGBT-inclusive content, #4 MTV 17% (really, only 17?), and #5 Lifetime—the in-denial fourth gay network—had 14%. This was all while the Network's rankings topped out at ABC's 24% and went down from there to CW'…

RECAP 727- #LGBT #DADT #DOMA #WA #CALI #UN #UK #DENMARK #TX

Ameriqueer continues to evolve its web presence! Check out our new EXCLUSIVELY AMERIQUEER Twitter feed twitter.com/ameriqueer!
PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS POST AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF OUR BLOG? WHAT DO YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE?
AMERIQUEER NEEDS YOU! We're looking for smart, savvy and witty writers to contribute to Ameriqueer on a regular basis. We are an upbeat blog covering American LGBTQ/PWA news, politics, science, spirituality and issues. We focus on the most current topics with an eye on the future and a head for the past. If you're interested in becoming a regular Ameriqueer contributor email me at gaytriot.ameriqueer@gmail.com. I'll hook you up!
HERE'S YOUR PWA/LGBTQANEWS FOR SUNDAY JULY 26, MONDAY JULY 27, 2009! FOR UP TO THE HOUR BREAKING LGBT NEWS, FOLLOW AMERIQUEER ON TWITTER!
NEW AMERIQUEER: Hope you like the new look!: Ameriqueer just got a little brighter! http://bit.ly/10ztQL
NEW AMERIQUEER: Gay Boxers Dies | Best Gay Blogs: Gay Boxers Dies | Best Ga…

Hope you like the new look!

Ameriqueer just got a little brighter! Check out the new look and make sure you check out @Ameriqueer on Twitter, Ameriqueer's new Twitter presence! Subscribe to @Ameriqueer from your mobile device for the best breaking LGBT news every day!
With the new look, I'd also like to note that we're looking for more Ameriqueer contributors! If you're interested in contributing to Ameriqueer, email me at gaytriot.ameriqueer@gmail.com! We're looking for bright and witty writers who have a passion for current LGBT news and issues, and want to help us in our mission to promote community advocacy! We're also looking for someone who can juggle the many Ameriqueer web properties, and will help to make managing all of them a simpler task!
If you're interested in becoming a part of the Ameriqueer team, please email, and we'll make it happen!
Phil "The Gaytriot Ameriqueer!"

RECAP 725- #CHICAGO #HIV #GOP #WA #ME #INDIA #VANCOUVER #OLYMPICS

WATCH MY TWITTER FEED FOR BREAKING LGBT NEWS ALL DAY EVERY DAY! http://twitter.com/philipot00
NEW ON Ameriqueer: GUEST POST: Queer Spirituality-Solace in the Silence http://bit.ly/Th3mI
@lgbtlife: Great Nationwide Kiss-In http://bit.ly/167UFq; @lgbtQnews_com: onQ: Nationwide kiss-in demonstrations planned for August 15 - http://tinyurl.com/nzznro
@GayChicago: Report shows HIV prevalence among CHICAGO gay men http://tinyurl.com/kmn58n

@TheAdvocateMag: View to Washington: Inclusive Republicans: http://bit.ly/qXXBo
@PamsHouseBlend: JulienSharp: Will Blue Dogs Help GOP Extremists Destroy Obama's Presidency Over Their Donations From Insurance I..http://bit.ly/16ajoa
@lgbtlife: Openly gay member, Rep. Jared Polis, joins Air Force board http://bit.ly/2Bmtm
@therealpatrick: From your lips to God's ears: FOX NEWS Is Killing The Republican Party http://bit.ly/440rv4

@lgbtlife: In WA Ref 71 signature count "Too Close To Call" http://bit.ly/hwyOF
@PamsHouseBlend: In WA Paid Referendum 7…

ROUNDUP 724 - #DADT #CA #AK #WI #BryceFaulkner #Turkey

Because the old roundup was beginning to become too time consuming, I thought perhaps copying and pasting my top 15 tweets of the day will accomplish the same task. Headlines and links are built in! Many folks actually said they MISSED the old roundup, so it had to return. Please tell me if you like this or hate this! Follow me on twitter for up to the second news (in retweets)! Add my twitter feed to your RSS reader!

ON AMERIQUEER: GUEST POST: Queer Spirituality-Solace in the Silence http://bit.ly/Th3mI

LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY: @bilericoproject: U.S. Legislator of the Day: Frank LoBiondo http://bit.ly/XeenL

@bilericoproject: New on TBP: DADT bill dropped in Senate http://bit.ly/B3yHX

@JoeMyGod: Senate Approves Final Hate Crimes Bill: Last night the Senate approved their final ve.. http://bit.ly/HaGOB

@bilericoproject: The Most Trusted Man in America Supported Marriage Equality http://bit.ly/vBFg5

@JoeMyGod: SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera Wants In On Federal Marriage Suit: http://bit.ly…

GUEST POST: Queer Spirituality--Solace in the Silence

The following is the third in a series of featured AMERIQUEER GUEST POSTS that will focus on the intersection of spirituality and sexuality in America as more and more gays and lesbians come out spiritually. Similar features will cover all of America's major faiths and will run daily this week and into the next.
Days of Marriage obtained his B.S. in Materials Engineering at Iowa State University and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. He was married to Joe Moderate in a religious ceremony held in Illinois the summer of 2008 and they were legally married in his home state of Iowa in the summer of 2009, both marriage ceremonies having been held within Quaker Meetings.
I am a gay Christian.
Such a statement was not always true. I began as an agnostic; then I was a Christian; now I am a gay Christian. When I say I have been a Christian longer than I have been a gay, this does not mean that I wasn't …

GUEST POST: JENNY SUIDAN—ON SPIRITUALITY AND SEXUALITY

The following is the second in a series of featured AMERIQUEER GUEST POSTS that will focus on the intersection of spirituality and sexuality in America as more and more gays and lesbians come out spiritually. Similar features will cover all of America's major faiths and will run daily this week and into the next.
This guest column is by one of my dearest friends, Jenny Suidan. Jenny is an opinionated twenty something with an attitude on almost everything. She is an ally, a political fundraiser and generally one pretty cool chick.
So, I'm not gay and I'm not religious. I, however, am quite opinionated, spiritual and happen to be sitting in front of a computer typing out my thoughts. Right now, those thoughts are about religion, sexuality and spirituality. I have spent more than a week thinking about this topic and talking to a variety of my gay friends before I decided to start in on the actually writing business. Let's start this, my second chance as your guest tour gu…

CELEBRATION ALBUM ART RELEASED--I NEED A MOMENT... PAPER BAG ANYONE?

AHHH!

OK, yes, I understand there is a lot more IMPORTANT NEWS out there than this, and I swear I'll talk about SOME of it, but let me just tell you how incredibly excited I am for the new Madonna Greatest Hits double album and DVD coming this September 23. CELEBRATION! We're only DAYS away from the single "Celebrate"--I may hear it on the bus on the way home from MARKETDAYS on MONDAY MORNING!

I am a serious news junkie, an activist and a fighter of homophobia... but I am also a normal person, and underneath the LGBT Equality Robot, there is a SCREAMING EXCITED MADONNA LOOOOVEEER!

So I have to comment that yes, the Album art is ABSOLUTELY HOT. Madonna was never painted by Warhol. Maybe she should have been. They met, they hung out, why didn't he ever paint her? He painted Michael Jackson! Why not Madonna? The image would have been iconic, and no doubt, the Mr. Brainwash cover here is going to be among fans' favorites--up there with True Blue, Like a V…

MY BILERICO GUEST POST: WHY ARE WHITE GAY MEN SO RACIST? WHY ARE STRAIGHT BLACK MEN SO HOMOPHOBIC?

My second Bilerico Guest Post is up: "Why are white gay men so racist? Why are straight black men so homophobic?" Please read it and comment and tell me what you think!
Here's a preview. Read the rest on BILERICO!
Why are white gay men so racist? Why are straight black men so homophobic? Phil Reese
...It's time to lay the cards on the table. White gay men pontificate about race as if race and sexuality were mutually exclusive--like black gay men don't exist. I'm not talking about lesbians, in fact they seem a might more inclusive. This whole post is aimed at men. Sorry dudes.
White gays constantly exclude black gay men from everything from their social networks right up to organizational leadership--and especially from the discussion of the relationship between the gay and African American communities. Yet, straight black men also often ignore the existence of black gay men--or pigeonhole them with certain stereotypes. As such, to minority communities, the …

Phil Vs. Queerty: DING DING--ROUND TWO!

Folks, I do love Queerty, and I think its one of the most phenomenal LGBT blogs out there--with tons of dynamic content and very up-to-date news. That said, you probably know I'm not a fan of their skeptical gay-on-gay hate--especially when it comes to LGBT orgs.
I'm a supporter of the Dallas Principles, and I think that the LGBT orgs are not the ONLY way to go. I don't put all of my faith in them--that's why I blog. That's why I try to encourage others to get informed and get involved. However, I DO think they do a lot of good work: NGLTF, Lambda, GLAAD, GLSEN, PFLAG, GMHC, HRC, NCLR, Victory Fund, Equality Federation, Gill Foundation, Arcus... the list goes on. I think they ALL do great work!
I have a confession. I'm an HRC member. I'm a Lambda donor. I'm a PFLAG member, a GLSEN member, a GLAAD supporter... Full disclosure, I give a lot of time, money and energy to "Gay, inc." I consider it part of my tithe.
Queerty HATES the gay …