February 7, 2011

The Real Life GLEE Kids!

Filed by Mark S. King | February 07, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

Why does amateur video of kids singing in a community concert give me such a lump in my throat? The NYC Youth Pride Chorus (a LGBT/straight alliance) in this clip is simply singing, and yet I'm overcome with such pride...Read More


Ronald Reagan's Real Legacy: Death, Heartache, and Silence Over AIDS

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 07, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

America is gushing Sunday over former President Ronald Reagan in recognition of what would have been his 100th birthday. Produced by Reagan groupies, the long-weekend celebrations at the newly primped Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley are glitzy and...Read More


Creating Change over Lunar New Year Forces Tough Choices for Queer Asians

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 07, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: This speech was presented for Creating Change by Ben de Guzman, Co-director of Programs at NQAPIA and others from the Planning Committee of the Asian American Pacific Islander Institute. We're glad for the opportunity to speak before you...Read More


French Marriage: As Goes San Francisco...

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

So go the other San Franciscos of the world. The mayor of Montpellier, France, married a gay couple even though same-sex marriage isn't recognized in France and the constitutional court rejected it last week. Socialist Hélène Mandroux married a local...Read More


Made in China?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 07, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Color me shocked to get this message inside my fortune cookie. According to the wrapper, it was made in China....Read More


Injustice At Every Turn: Study of Trans Discrimination

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 07, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality teamed up to do a comprehensive study of discrimination against trans people. Cathy Renna featured the story of one person involved in the study last week...Read More


Podcast Interview Series: Ben and Dave of the Six Pack

Filed by Leone Kraus | February 07, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

This is the second installment of my three-part podcast interview series. I kicked off the series with Bilerico's own Same Sex Sunday host, Phil Reese. In the interview, we learned how effective podcasts can be in getting the political word...Read More


Bahrain Raids Gay Party - What Are the Limits of Care?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

An estimated 127 queer men and women* were arrested in Bahrain this weekend at a party: An undercover agent paid the 20 dinar [$53 --Ed.] entrance fee and was allowed into the hall where he saw dozens of cross-dressers drinking...Read More


Honduras: An Ugly Story of the Murder of Gay and Transgender Citizens

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 07, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

My late mother was born in Honduras but left as a teenager to move with her parents to the United States who needed to care for ailing relatives. She and no one else in my immediate family ever went back...Read More


Nollendorfplatz, Then and Now: LGBT History

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

An early 20th century view of Nollendorfplatz, the center of gay and bohemian life in pre-World War II Germany. Theatres, cabarets, and clubs here catered to gays, lesbians, transsexuals, sadomasochists, and other members of Berlin's sexually liberated sub-culture. The Nazis...Read More


Egypt: I'll Be the CIA

Filed by Don Davis | February 07, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

We are in day whatever it is of the Crisis In Egypt, and we have now reached the part where, in the USA, we begin pointing fingers and ducking and dodging as we begin to address the question of why...Read More


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Ann Rice on Leaving Christianity

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

''The vast majority of [e-mails] I got were from believers who had also walked away from organized religion.... The second biggest group I got were from Christians who were [gay-] inclusive.... That was an eye opener. I didn't know there...Read More


Remembering Reagan on HIV/AIDS

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

While everyone's lovin' some Reagan right now, some people remember what he actually did on HIV/AIDS....Read More