April 27, 2010

ENDA and the LGBT Prisoner's Dilemma

Filed by Austen Crowder | April 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The Prisoner's Dilemma acts as one of the cornerstones of modern game theory, and its usefulness in discussion cooperation never ceases to amaze me. I wanted to drag it out on the floor today, considering our recent actions on ENDA,...Read More


Aiko and the Matrons!

Filed by Sean Martin | April 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Sometimes, when you turn him or her loose, a character takes you down utterly unexpected roads. Aiko, for example: we all know him as the acerbic-tongued waiter at the posh resto that Doc and Raid frequent. But I wasn't prepared...Read More


Uniting the T and the LBG

Filed by Bil Browning | April 27, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last year I celebrated my birthday in Washington DC with hundreds of friends and readers at the National Equality March. This year, I'll be celebrating in Phoenix, Arizona, and, of course, you're all invited. I'll be a plenary speaker at...Read More


HIV Patient Finds New Hope Through Cheeseburgers

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Brenden Hudson is a Butler University student. He is an intern at the Damien Center where he is responsible for the charity's online outreach efforts. Shane Everett is a culinary student due to graduate April 30...Read More


Gay Surfers Website Launches

Filed by Michael Hamar | April 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I have loved surfing since my son began surfing 14 years ago. Taking up the sport in mid-life was a challenge, but the thrill of the ocean, the great exercise and the camaraderie are great. For one stretch of time...Read More


Afghanistan: The World of Bacha Bazi

Filed by Bil Browning | April 27, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Did you get a chance to watch PBS's Frontline expose, "The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan: Inside the World of Bacha Bazi" when it aired last week? It took me a few days to get around to viewing it and it's...Read More


My Mother-in-Law, Part II

Filed by Paige Schilt | April 27, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: This is the continuation of Paige's story about her mother-in-law. In spite of her love for me, my mother-in-law, Donna Koonce, disrupted my wedding. It was a balmy July evening in Austin, Texas. The elegant oak trees and...Read More


Manly freedom fighters

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 27, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

After the censored South Park episode about depictions of Muhammed and the media firestorm of condemnation it elicited, I feel like I've been impotently flailing my arms here in this corner of the internet about the twice-canceled-due-to-death-threats Tarleton State University...Read More


When milquetoast offends

Filed by Bil Browning | April 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Quite a few readers have sent in this Pickles comic strip and flagged it as offensive. I've seen the same topic float around a few mailing lists. Personally, I can see it as sexist but I don't know that it...Read More


Full Circle: An Experience of Two Lifetimes

Filed by Donna Rose | April 27, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

This post may be atypical of my usual writing here at Bilerico, but I think it's something important to share. As a transgender person, or more specifically, as a transsexual woman - I have had the unique opportunity to blend...Read More


The ENDA Whip Count

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Two weeks ago, Congress resumed its session after the Easter break, and a whip count began to determine whether there are enough votes for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). We need 216 votes to pass the bill (at least until...Read More


7 Funerals & Memorial Services: A Perspective Change

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 27, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: "Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama" is a new media campaign launched to underscore the urgent need for congressional action and presidential leadership at this critical point in the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't...Read More


LGBT people not mentioned in Obama's 2010 election video

Filed by Ed Team | April 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

This video is making its way around the LGBT blogosphere. Andy Towle says gays are conspicuously absent from the video. Andrew Belonsky asks if Obama has given up on the gays. I'm having a hard time getting worked up...Read More


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Dez Bryant on his lesbian mom

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I didn't like it. Really, I still don't. I dealt with it and now I'm comfortable with it." --Oklahoma State football player Dez Bryant on his lesbian mom...Read More