April 30, 2009

The Miss California/NOM craziness continues

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Alex posted this morning about Miss California Carrie Prejean appearing in an anti-gay marriage commercial for the National Organization for Marriage. The ad is out now and also features HRC President Joe Solmonese and blogger Perez Hilton. But have you...Read More

George Will, war crimes apologist

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 30, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's no secret that I just plain don't like George Will. Unless he tackles LGBT issues again, this will probably be the last post I write about him here on Bilerico. He crossed a line today that no man of...Read More

Talbott Street jumps the shark, but it's a tiny one...

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 30, 2009 | 4:23 PM | comments

Yesterday I got an invitation via Facebook from Talbott Street for an upcoming event they're promoting. I first saw the invitation in my email notifications from Facebook, which are text only. Here's what it said: On Thursday May 7th, Talbott...Read More


Filed by Terrance Heath | April 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I just want to point out what specter -- the word, not the party-switching Senator -- means. spec┬Ěter (spĕk' tər) n. 1. A ghostly apparition; a phantom. 2. A haunting or disturbing image or prospect: the terrible specter of nuclear...Read More

Theatre Review: "Caitlin and the Swan"

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 30, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The story of Zeus, in the guise of a swan, seducing the young and beautiful Aetolian princess, Leda, is a relatively familiar story for any classicist buff. The myth sets the stage for some of the most earth-shattering and epic...Read More

Go cruising in Amsterdam

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 30, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Speaking of cruising.... A PARK near Amsterdam has unveiled information signs pointing out spots where officials say gay men are known to have sex - so no visitors are taken by surprise. The signs "clearly indicate what is happening in...Read More

HRC Releases "Introduction to Welcoming Schools" Guide

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 30, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The recent suicides of two young boys after repeated bullying at school have made many of us, myself included, wonder what we could do. One of the ways the HRC Foundation Family Project has responded is to push up the...Read More

Overheard at the grocery store

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

As I was checking out at the Kroger, a female clerk walked up to the lady ringing me up. Clerk 1: Can you work over today? Clerk 2: It's my birthday! Clerk 1: Really? Clerk 2: You forgot my birthday?...Read More

Hussel hussel hussel, grind grind grind

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'll be the first to say that the whole Carrie Prejean marriage drama won't affect legislation all that much. Perez probably didn't convince any one to switch teams, and Prejean seems to be speaking only to people who are already...Read More

Circumcision: A cut above the rest, or the cruelest cut of all?

Filed by Father Tony | April 30, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Dear Father Tony, I read where you were at a dinner party where circumcision was discussed. I just had to tell you that my parents, my brother, his pregnant wife and me had a big knock down last night...Read More

Rep Andre Carson guest post on hate crimes & gay rights

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 30, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: This guest post comes to us from Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN). Representative Carson is Bil & Jerame's Congressman and was a co-sponsor of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913). Our constitutional rights to freedom...Read More


Frank Talk on Hate Crimes

Filed by Ed Team | April 30, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Saying that it's wrong to assault someone who is trans may mean that you have to show some respect for that person." --Rep. Barney Frank, during his House floor speech on the Hate Crimes Bill...Read More

How can you avoid Swine Flu?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

How can you avoid Swine Flu? Don't use the copier! Wait. Was that the message? *scratches head* (Hat tip to Twitter follower calvinfleming for the link to the video.)...Read More