July 19, 2010

David Mixner: An Oral History of DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

When I was in New York City in early March, fellow contributor Phil Reese and I met veteran activist David Mixner at his favorite restaurant for brunch. David was incredibly generous with his time and after we ate I broke...Read More


Homophobic Conscientious Objection and The Irony of Lifestyle

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 19, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

For all its anti-war origins, conscientious objection proves to be surprisingly volatile, not to mention unstable. Once associated with scruffy hippies and peaceniks, military protest has been co-opted by conservative soldiers who object to the forthcoming Don't Ask, Don't Tell...Read More


Glasses!

Filed by Sean Martin | July 19, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's important to get tested to insure you're seeing properly....Read More


Rhythm

Filed by Sara Whitman | July 19, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

After placing all the plates down on the table and calling the kids to lunch, it occurred to me the rhythm here is similar to when the boys were little. Except that they slept until 9:30 this morning. Believe me,...Read More


The Best of Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of our most popular sections on the front page is our "Project Highlights" box - a regularly rotating group of links to some of the best blog posts on the site. I mix them up occasionally and changed it...Read More


AIDS2010 Begins with Sex, Drugs, and Annie Lennox

Filed by Mark S. King | July 19, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Wendy Knerr from The Pleasure Project really, really wants me to put a female condom inside my rectum. She keeps coaxing me, as if I'll go running to the men's room to try it on like a Ralph Lauren pullover....Read More


Caster Semenya Is Back on the Track

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 19, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last week in Finland, the much-discussed South African runner, now 19, kicked away from the field to win her first race after a year of absence from women's competition. On Thursday, she won the 800-meter at the Lappeenranta Games. But...Read More


An Open Letter to Louisiana's LGBt Organization, Forum for Equality

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 19, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Wesley Ware has been fighting for the rights of LGBT individuals from Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA for over ten years. He now works as an advocate for incarcerated youth in Louisiana, including LGBT youth,...Read More


Happy 17th Birthday, DADT!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Seventeen years ago today, the Clinton White House announced a new policy they were going to advocate to solve the "problem" of gays in the military. ABC News brought us the story of the new "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy...Read More


Netroots Nation: Online Activism Camp

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tomorrow I leave for "Netroots Nation," a yearly conference for progressive activists. This is my maiden voyage at the conference, first organized in 2006 by readers and writers of the highly-influential progressive blog "DailyKos." The question I leave with is...Read More


Same-Sex Marriage Among the Carnivores

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 19, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Argentine Republic's legalization of same-sex marriage July 15 came as a complete surprise to those of us who think of Argentina as the land of machismo meat-eaters - Argentines are the world's biggest carnivores, consuming 70 kilos (154 lbs.)...Read More


Physical Culture: Vintage Magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 19, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Seems to be a 1930s era magazine, and -- refreshingly -- depicts a female athlete in loose, sensual clothes. I wish I had the whole magazine so I could find out what every blonde should know...but since I'm a brunette,...Read More


'Gay Day' at AIDS2010 in Vienna!

Filed by Mark S. King | July 19, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

In this, the first of daily video blogs from AIDS2010 in Vienna, I'm taking you along to meet leaders from the gay response to HIV/AIDS. You'll hear from Michel Sidibe of the United Nations, saying that a world in which...Read More


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Westboro Baptist Church Calls on Batman and Superman

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The destruction of this nation is imminent - so start calling on Batman and Superman now, see if they can pull you from the mess that you have created with all your silly idolatry." --The Westboro Baptist Church website...Read More


Is There Something In The Water?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Is there something in the water in Latin America? Last week Argentina legalized same-sex marriage, but look what happened on Brazilian TV! Two male dancers did a tango together and gave it a little extra somethin'-somethin' at the end....Read More