December 23, 2009

Timetables: Trains, Gender, Empathy

Filed by Paige Schilt | December 23, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Last Christmas, we decided to splurge and spend a few nights at a fancy beach resort. From the moment the clerk ushered us into the "VIP check-in room," I knew we were in for an adventure. Our five-year-old, Waylon, plunged...Read More


Just say no to the Salvation Army's red bucket

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

It's that time of year again. Actually, it probably started a while ago for those of you in the US, but it's good to remember each year why lots of LGBT folks don't donate to the Red Bucket. From Lisa...Read More


Peggy Noonan asks some good questions

Filed by Bil Browning | December 23, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

While Peggy Noonan and I don't agree usually, she does ask some interesting questions in a recent Wall Street Journal column. Of course, she goes off the rails when she starts blaming Adam Lambert's AMA performance for Americans' worries about...Read More


How Newsweek Got It Wrong On Gay Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 23, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

No one reading my columns here and knowing my view of LGBT rights in the Obama era will mistake me for a dewy-eyed optimist. At the same time, however, the prediction that "Obama does nada on gay rights" in 2010...Read More


Encouraging Charitable Efficiencies More Charitable Than Discouraging Nonprofits

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 23, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Tod Hill is the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for the Tides Center In a recent article entitled Charities Rise, Costing U.S. Billions in Tax Breaks, Stephanie Strom of the New York Times raises...Read More


Merry Happy and More

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 23, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Just a quick personal note to say thank you to the amazing people associated with Bilerico -- its writers, its editors and especially the readers and all who've left me many wonderful, supportive and sometimes hilarious comments. I am thankful...Read More


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Three wise men and a virgin

Filed by Ed Team | December 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin." -- Comedian Jay Leno...Read More


Lady Gaga's Christmas tree

Filed by Bil Browning | December 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Yes, in the pursuit of all things Gaga, historians have dug up this version of Lady Gaga doing "Christmas Tree." It was originally released last year as a download-only single. (Hat tip to AKA William)...Read More