July 30, 2008

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Exclusive: How gay 9/11 con artist was found

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Convicted gay con artist Patric Ian Henn made headlines in 2005 when he pled guilty to charges of scamming the American Red Cross out of over $68,000. Henn falsely claimed his domestic partner had died in the September 11 tragedy....Read More


Prohibitive Prescriptions

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 30, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

You can tell a lot about a person by what is in their medicine cabinet. A quick peek during a trip to the bathroom and the nosey neighbor could find out whose taking anti-depressants or birth control pills. Maybe someone...Read More


What Am I Missing Here?

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 30, 2008 | 5:09 PM | comments

The Star reports that the Indiana State Police have fired two officers involved in an altercation outside of Gregs last year. What's perfectly bizarre about the article is its headline -- "ISP Fires 2 Officers in Gay Bar Incident" --...Read More


Tennessee Shooting

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm still stunned by the news that an armed gunman went into a Unitarian Church in Tennessee that was in the middle of a performance by kids of the play "Annie" and killed two people, with the intention of killing...Read More


Pass the PEPFAR, join the bipart-gasm, and redeem colonialism

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

There is just too much wrong with this Michael Gerson column on PEPFAR reauthorization for me not to address it here on Bilerico. According to him, the PEPFAR reauthorization proves that politics is meaningless and that the Bush Doctrine, not...Read More


Big Brother 10 Jessie Godderz is naked (and gay?)

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

My fascination with CBS's Big Brother (and the regularly scheduled scandals) is well documented. Last season I found a picture of one gay contestant's bare butt on MySpace and then caused a bit of a stir for posting graphic pictures...Read More


New Studies Show Girls Have Eliminated the Math Gap

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | July 30, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Remember the posts I ran a few weeks ago about the biological basis of gender differences? One of the articles discussed the myth that girls are inherently bad at math. Well, last week the University of Wisconsin-Madison released a study...Read More


More Wedding Bells for Massachusetts

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to repeal a 1913 law that prevented the state from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be valid in their home states. This comes a week after the Senate voted...Read More


The initiation caption this

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

George Bush initiates another young convert into Skull Al-Bones by teaching him the secret "terrorist fist bump"...Read More


Fandango, I Want My Money Back

Filed by Simon Aronoff | July 30, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Warning: this post is one big plot spoiler. I was a fan of the X Files while it had its run on television. The show was an entertaining ride through all manner of paranormal experience--from UFOs to changeling monsters and...Read More


Will Arizona be abandoned?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest Blogger Barbara McCullough-Jones is Executive Director of Equality Arizona. A native of Seattle, Barbara first arrived in Arizona in 1989 and has since enjoyed nearly 20 years working in the LGBT movement. Barbara has received numerous honors...Read More


Report Finds Attorney General's Office Broke the Law

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Department of Justice has released a scathing report against White House liaison Monica Goodling, an aide to former Attorney General Roberto Gonzalez. The report, entitled "An Investigation of Allegations of Politicized Hiring by Monica Goodling and Other Staff in...Read More


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Those "San Francisco Values"...

Filed by Ed Team | July 30, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When [Republicans] sort of use their winks and nods about San Francisco values, they are talking about the fact that we respect our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community." - Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi on anti-gay Sam Graves...Read More


Lambda Literary Awards: Memorial to LGBT Literary Figures

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch A memorial of the LGBT writers and literary figures who have passed during the 20 years since the begining of the Lambda Literary Awards. (h/t Towleroad)...Read More