June 2, 2009

To Swing or Not to Swing

Filed by Michele O'Mara | June 02, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

My partner and I have been together 10 years. About 6 years ago, we met a lesbian couple that we were attracted to so we decided to have an "open relationship" and try to "swing" with them (which never...Read More


Intervention

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I know this has been pointed out before, but can I just add my voice to the swaths of people questioning the painful psychic dissonance going on in the heads of folks who just a year and a half ago...Read More


Nitpicking Obama's Pride proclamation

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Yesterday the White House released President Obama's proclamation in honor of gay pride month. (Complete text after the jump.) Within hours online activists and soothsayers were picking it apart and reading between the lines. First came the claims that the...Read More


Barbar Dyke

Filed by Kate Clinton | June 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Well there's a job I never wanted," my mom once remarked as we watched an elephant trainer on some TV variety show putting a pachyderm through his paces. If I remember correctly, the gentle, possibly drugged, giant was in a...Read More


UAFA (Uniting American Families Act): Facts and Fiction

Filed by Yasmin Nair | June 02, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

This piece originally appeared on Queercents.com and reappears here with some changes. An account of what transpired there can be found at "Yasmin Nair: Eat This!" Or: How to Leave Comments Without Going up In Flames." No matter how much...Read More


Gay Americans and Canadians on Israel/Palestine

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Israel/Palestine conflict is a fraught issue in the American LGBT community, but I don't think we've discussed it here on Bilerico to any extent. Here's a video interview xtra (Canada's fag rag) put out with Canadian filmmaker John Greyson,...Read More


Q: What's she hanging on to?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

A: His stimulus package! Don't like my caption? Give us your own in the comments section! (Hat tip to Projector Dawn S for the photo.)...Read More


What would Justice Sotomayor do with a transgender plaintiff?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I was tired; I was wearily correcting the proofs of a long academic article that I have finally, after three years, shepherded to publication, when the news of Justice Souter's resignation came. My article discussed the question of what the...Read More


More on Civil Disobedience: The Need for Informed Consent

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 02, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The first case of a protester being persecuted that I personally witnessed was that of a gay student activist that I met during my tenure as a commissioner in Los Angeles Unified School District. I'll call him Chase. I knew...Read More


Auto-tune the news: or, Ron Paul can totally drop the beat!

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Is there much in the way of GLBT issues in this video? No. It's just that good. However, the video after the jump does talk about gay marriage quite a bit....Read More


Full equality now

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dixon Osburn was the Executive Director of Service Members Legal Defense Network for 13 years. When is it ever "convenient" to grant civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community? To follow recent events,...Read More


FUK!T. Use a TOOLK!T: A Safer Sex Kit for Men Who Have Sex with Men

Filed by Dan O'Neill | June 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Gay/Bi/Trans HIV Prevention Working Group, a project of the DC Center, was formed last year in response to the alarming rise in new incidences of HIV and other STDs among men who have sex with men within the District...Read More


TV! Hannah Montana vs Jonas Brothers, Wizards of Waverly Place & Sonny With a Chance

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What is your favorite Disney Show right now? 2. Thoughts on this season of Hannah Montana, JONAS, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny with a Chance, Suite Life, Camp Rock Down Under? Phines something?...Read More


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All Americans Are Affected

Filed by Ed Team | June 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call...Read More


Author Edmund White talks with Bilerico

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Our own Father Tony talks with author Edmund White at the Lambda Literary Awards last week. It's funny to hear Tony reference my review of Dennis Cooper's new book Ugly Man in a conversation with Edmund White; talk about...Read More