May 10, 2010

DADT: Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan & the Solomon Amendment

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | May 10, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Elena Kagan was not my choice for the Supreme Court. I preferred others on the short list. Like everyone else, however, I am not surprised by Obama's choice. We'll be hearing much about the "Solomon amendment" in the coming weeks,...Read More


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Save the Date: Bil and Joe Show Coming to Seattle May 22

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 10, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am so excited! Bil and Jerame are coming to Seattle May 20 - 22. I hope to have some time to show them around. We have a troll that lives under a bridge, a gum wall, flying fish, a...Read More


Aiko and the Perfect Couple!

Filed by Sean Martin | May 10, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Fascinating, isn't it, how we look at some people and think, "Man, they have so got it made..."...Read More


Cruising sting nabs local politician; at least he's denying everything

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Is it a crime to discuss having sex in public? To lick you lips in a park? Or to carry a condom? Since the police didn't tell the press anything worse happened in the cruising sting that saw the arrest...Read More


Encouraging News: Uganda Government Panel Rejects "Kill the Gays" Bill

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 10, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Promising news coming out of Uganda regarding the odious "Kill the Gays" Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The New York Times is reporting that the Ugandan President's special panel called to offer a recommendation on the bill has ruled that it should be...Read More


UPDATE: The Pres, the Prom, and the Alliance

Filed by Amy Hunter | May 10, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you read my original post: "The President, the Promise and the Alliance" from last Thursday, then you know it was about the Kalamazoo Michigan high school where President Obama will be delivering the commencement address this June. That post's...Read More


History Repeating: Family Guy goes transphobic

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

After watching last night's extremely transphobic Family Guy episode, I'm reminded of the Propellerheads song that features Shirley Bassey. Once again, Seth McFarlane has resorted to transphobic "humor" in what seems to be an increasingly desperate grasp for ratings. After...Read More


Why George Rekers and Those Like Him Deserve No Compassion

Filed by Michael Hamar | May 10, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Perhaps I am more hard-hearted than some, but contrary to some other contributors, I find it difficult to feel any compassion for reparative therapy guru George Rekers. A column in Newsweek looks at the ongoing self-incurred destruction now consuming Rekers...Read More


The catch-22 of trans activism

Filed by Cassandra Keenan | May 10, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm guessing that there have been many transgender folks who have struggled with this dilemma at some point: they're mistreated because of who they are, they subsequently want to do something about it, but then they ultimately decide against it...Read More


Can men go shirtless on YouTube?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Dominic Scaia, the Canadian transsexual man who was blocked from Facebook for showing his chest after top surgery a couple months ago, went and did it again and got a video blocked from YouTube for the same reason. He emailed...Read More


The Cosplay of our Mothers: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 10, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Another beautiful but enigmatic find, and appears to be turn-of-the century. Not sure if this is a scene from a play restaged into a photo or just a humorous postcard having fun with gender roles. Love that white satin suit!...Read More


Dueling Capitol Versions of ENDA: "It's A Sure Thing" "No, It's Not"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 10, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

What's going on with ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would finally prohibit overt homophobia and transphobia for millions of LGBT US employees? On the one hand, the Dems said they would conduct a whip count and proceed to a...Read More


DADT: I lived in constant fear

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 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


College Boys Live DVD winners

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Congratulations to the winners of our College Boys Live documentary contest. Three lucky winners are getting a copy of the new flick on DVD courtesy of Bilerico Project. Our winners (and their secret porn identities) are: Ed aka "Buster Hawthorne"...Read More


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A form of activism

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I think [coming out to your commander is] a form of activism. I think it's me saying that this is a policy and a law that's broken and needs to change. My intent with it was not to be an...Read More


New Dance: D--k Slang

Filed by Bil Browning | May 10, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Oh yeah. Everyone's doing the new d--k slang dance... Mental note: If I ever decide to flop my junk around and call it a dance, remind me not to do it in a dark room while wearing dark shorts....Read More