June 2, 2010

Behind the Veil: Is GetEqual the New HRC?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I took a look at the finances behind the new direct action group GetEqual and asked, "Is GetEqual the new HRC?" Today I'd like to take a look at who holds GetEqual accountable for their actions. Many of yesterday's...Read More


GetEqual: A Response & Clarification

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 02, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Heather Cronk is the Managing Director of GetEQUAL. Hey there, Bilerico readers. After reading through Bil's post this morning, I asked him if I could write a response to clarify a few things and to offer...Read More


Grindr: Lowering the barriers to casual sex

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 02, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Have you heard of Grindr yet? Seems like just about every queer person I know has at least heard if it by now. Every time I am in a group of LGBT folks and I pull out my iPhone, the...Read More


Ted Haggard wishes he knew how to quit... tax breaks

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Pastor Ted Haggard (who got outed by a male prostitute a few years back) had a big, surprise announcement yesterday. It turns out he is starting a new church, something he knows about since he built one of the biggest...Read More


Will Mark Kirk's outing stick?

Filed by Phil Reese | June 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Tuesday morning, HBO's Outrage! subject Michael Rogers sent the gay/progressive blogosphere abuzz when he revealed that Rep. Mark Kirk had been sexually involved with two men in both his undergraduate and law school years. According to Rogers, these two men...Read More


Kate Clinton is Lambda Literary 2010 Pioneer Award Winner

Filed by Father Tony | June 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Lambda Literary Foundation held its 22nd annual awards ceremony in Manhattan at the School of Visual Arts Theatre on May 27, 2010. The first Lambda Literary Awards were presented at a black-tie gala ceremony in 1989. Every year since...Read More


A Shot Across The Bow...

Filed by D Gregory Smith | June 02, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today I received in the mail (at my home address no less) an unsigned, unmarked theological terrorism note. When I collected the mail, I looked through it all as usual, tossing the "immediately recyclable" pieces into the bin, and taking...Read More


Seen the new Sex and the City movie?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I can't go out without seeing about 32 ads a minute for the new Sex and the City movie. And they're fairly obnoxious, so I doubt I'll fork over 10 euro to go see it. But Brian Safi did. Have...Read More


Man-trapping lingerie: vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 02, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Vintage ad pressing the same message women get from pop culture: that artifice is the essence of sexiness and that natural beauty is never "enough." On the other hand, I'm wondering... I'm 54 now... and, well, you know...does that girdle...Read More


Day 7: Dan Choi's DADT hunger strike

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Army Reserve Lt Dan Choi's hunger strike is on Day 7 today. Choi recently filmed this video update for the new DignityFast YouTube channel to document his health on Day 4. The rumor mill has it that GetEqual activists demanded...Read More


Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Banksters

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 02, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

So much for telling kids to "always tell the truth." It turns out, toddlers who tell lies do better as adults. Whether this is surprising news about child development, or a sad statement about the kind of society we live...Read More


Tony Perkins of FRC on CNN: DADT Is A Religious Issue

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

On CNN's Belief Blog yesterday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council made a very strong pitch for the idea that homosexuality in the military is a religious issue. He says that allowing gay soldiers to serve openly would infringe...Read More


Al and Tipper Gore No More

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 02, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Tipper and Al Gore are getting divorced. Forty years of marriage and they don't hate each other, there is no other man or woman. Just grew apart. Life does that sometimes. Gotta go here, gotta do this, you have your...Read More


Backstage with the Glee Tour at Radio City Music Hall

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 02, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I had a chance to go backstage at the Glee Tour at Radio City Music Hall. Special Thank you to Jon Chu, Harry Shum, Heather Morris Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale and Cory Monteith! What a thrill to meet you!...Read More


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Clay Aiken: Being gay is not news

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Not so much. It is helpful and I understand why it could be helpful. But I think the more fuss is made about it the less it normalizes it. The truth is that being gay is not news. it should...Read More


Is Rand Paul a bigot or an idiot?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Is Rand Paul a bigot or an idiot? I'm sure his best friend is black and he means no ill, but Lester and Charlie take a look at how the marketplace can use Paul's line of thought to their...Read More