October 12, 2008

Better Know a Contributor: Anthony Niedwiecki

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 12, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Coming Out to My Gay Dad

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 12, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

When I was 20 years old, I met my Dad in D.C. for a weekend of sightseeing and shopping. My real agenda, however, was more serious. I had rehearsed the words I needed to say for weeks: "I think I...Read More


Silence = Death

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been impressed with the Coming Out Day essays of the other contributors here at The Bilerico Project, and I wanted to use mine to talk about the people who won't be coming out today....Read More


Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner's Coming Out

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 12, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Like many of my generation, I spent many years in a heterosexual marriage, hoping that the lonely inner knowing of a different sexuality would somehow just go away. But it didn't. And the thought of coming out was scary even...Read More


Stories from the Helpline: National Coming Out Week

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 12, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Charles Robbins is the executive director and CEO of The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. "How do I know...Read More


The process of coming out

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Coming out is a process. It's a general growth that we drift toward as versus a well-defined goal marker usually. Or at least it was for me. I came out in Kindergarten when I wrapped duct tape around my wrists...Read More


National Coming Out Day 2008

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 12, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

October 11 was National Coming Out Day. We may be winning the culture war one day at a time (see the marriage equality ruling in Connecticut on Friday), but not everyone has the option of coming out of the closet...Read More


This Goes Out to All the Art School Queers

Filed by Dustin Kight | October 12, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

In 2002 I graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities with a South Carolina public high school degree and a certificate of completion in Creative Writing. Virginia Uldrick, founding president of the Governor's School, forgot...Read More


Coming out: the agony and the ecstasy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 12, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

She opened the door of the apartment where we had made a life together, her eyes steady, but ready to fill with tears. She knew that I had something to tell her, but I had refused to say what in...Read More


Coming out for Maddow

Filed by Brynn Craffey | October 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Like many here, I've come out in numerous ways over the years--among them, lesbian, bisexual, FtM, and queer--and like many, I realize that coming out is an ongoing, constant, life-time process. It never ends. But...Read More


Everyday People Stand Up, Speak Out, Say No 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The fight against Florida's Amendment 2 is heating up and hitting the road! I wanted to pass along all of the amazing things going on in the effort to get people to SAY NO 2! An amazing group of educators,...Read More


Continuing to Come Out...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

As I said yesterday, to me coming out is a process. You have to do it over and over again in a variety of contexts. My coming out to my friends was easy as I talked about yesterday, and it...Read More


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History in Connecticut

Filed by Ed Team | October 12, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We conclude that, in light of the history of pernicious discrimination faced by gay men and lesbians, and because the institution of marriage carries with it a status and significance that the newly created classification of civil unions does not...Read More


Sunday Funnies: Queer Duck celebrates Coming Out Day

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 12, 2008 | 7:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Queer Duck,the super gay cartoon duck, celebrates National Coming Out Day....Read More