December 22, 2010

Remember our homeless gay youth this holiday

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 22, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The holiday season is a difficult time of year many of us. Our culture's egregious forms of commercialism always bother me, as well as its anemic recognition of other celebratory forms of this holiday season other than Christmas, like Hanukkah,...Read More


Let's Talk about "Tranny" - Media Criticisms

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is part two in a three part series. You may want to read part one first, which details the meanings and associations of the term "tranny" when used as a slur. Understanding those meanings provides useful background for understanding...Read More


Political power grows out of a barrel of money

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, August 6, 2010: While I firmly believe that a business climate conducive to growth is critical to our future, I realize our decision affected many of you in a way I did not anticipate, and for...Read More


President Obama signs DADT repeal bill

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I had the honor of attending today's signing ceremony for the legislation repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. Several other Bilerico Project contributors were there too - so many, in fact, that it got dizzying to keep turning around and hugging...Read More


Alberta Delists Homosexuality as a Mental Disorder

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 22, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

After several steps backward with the delisting of health care coverage for gender reassignment surgery, a parental rights bill that enables parents to remove their kids without penalty from classes not consistent with their beliefs, an outright refusal to include...Read More


What a tangled web we weave when we use email to deceive

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 22, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Read it and weep, possibly with laughter. And remember, boys and girls: never use work email to conduct torrid love affairs or all the sappy, pervy, icky things you confess to your lovers could go viral too. NO ONE, and...Read More


Gay youth sleeps in the street while Bill Donohue pockets $400K

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

In the midst of all this talk about DADT and bullying in schools and DOMA and right-wing haters, it's important not to forget some of the most vulnerable people in what we call a community: My parents told me I...Read More


The Rainbow Belongs to Everybody

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

There is just no end to the arrogance, stupidity and pettiness of extremists on the religious right. Now NOM is insisting that the LGBT movement has "wrongfully appropriated" the symbol of the rainbow. No doubt they're outraged by the latest...Read More


I love teaching the 1960's

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 22, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: John D'Emilio teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian history and author or editor of half a dozen books, he was also the founding director of the Policy...Read More


A Sarah Palin Christmas (parody)

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

This had me giggling like mad yesterday evening after Projector Tom tipped me off to it. I'm a sucker for parody songs the way it is, but this one had me snickering throughout. What do you think? Will she actually...Read More


More on Smithsonian art censorship

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Updated below the jump. I posted a couple weeks ago on David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in my Belly," the film that was cut from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery because Bill Donohue of the Catholic League threw a tantrum. As...Read More


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Christians May Irk, but Christmas Doesn't

Filed by Diane Silver | December 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Who can resist a holiday about hope?Read More


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Ban Ki-Moon loves the LGBTs

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Together, we seek the repeal of laws that criminalise homosexuality, that permit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, that encourage violence. When individuals are attacked, abused or imprisoned because of their sexual orientation, we must speak...Read More


Gays are like that

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Re. Gohmert warns America that the gays will crawl into bed with straight soldiers. Sounds hot....Read More