July 22, 2011

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Weekly Reader: The NFL Star, the Future Closet, & the Old Boy Network

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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The Facts About India's Infant 'Sex Changes'

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Canadian and international press outlets reported last month that in India, the preference to have male children is so strong that parents are having their female infants surgically assigned (a.k.a. "sex changes") to male. Here are the facts of the matter.Read More


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Trans Character Playable in Street Fighter x Tekken

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

For years I've said that I'd play any game in which Poison was a playable character. Even if her look leans toward mid-90s trash she's in that elusive T community and that's something to be excited about.Read More


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DADT Certified for Repeal; Policy Dies in 60 Days

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 22, 2011 | 3:50 PM | comments

Today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, and President Barack Obama certified repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Repeal will take effect officially 60 days from now, on September 20. Read More


Santorum Using His Frothy Mix as a Fundraising Tool

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Rachel Maddow loves it when Republicans try to raise money by invoking her name. Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum is trying to link Dan Savage and Rachel together in his most recent fundraising scheme for his moribund presidential campaign.Read More


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Seventh-Day Gay Adventists

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Religion continues to be the biggest weapon aimed at LGBTIQ and same-sex loving people. This is where the final "battle" will be won - with love, and by opening hearts and minds, one person at a mind.Read More


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Tweet: DC's Gang Wars

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I suppose this is one way to look at things. Can't say that I really disagree...Read More


Sweet Womanly Treats: Antique Lesbian Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Everything about this ca. 1900 photo strikes me as perfect and delicate, from the blush on their cheeks to the detailed box, the fabrics, and those gorgeous coifs. Read More


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The Swoopes Complications

Filed by Leslie Robinson | July 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

After becoming one of the most high-profile lesbian celebrities after coming out in 2005, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes is engaged to a man. Sexuality is complicated. Read More


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Maryland & Colorado Begin Push for Marriage

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 22, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Inspired by New York's success, Colorado and Maryland are both gearing up for marriage equality campaigns, using different strategies in hopes of attaining success.Read More


NY Gay Marriage Gets Animated

Filed by Bil Browning | July 22, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

You knew it was coming, didn't you? What big news topic doesn't get animated Sim-style by Next Media Animation now?Read More


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Is NFL Star Cedric Benson an Angry Gay Man?

Filed by Mark S. King | July 22, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Do we try to understand Cedric Bensen, because he may be a panicked gay man trapped in a living lie, or blame this on a culture of homophobia (internalized and otherwise), or mind our own damn business?Read More


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The Times's First Gay Columnist Isn't Helping

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Imagine reading Frank Bruni's columns as a conservative-but-not-crazy straight Arizonan. Would they convince you to support LGBT rights? Or would they make you a bit resentful against the queers?Read More


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'We Have to Do the Work'

Filed by Ed Team | July 22, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"Younger people have grown up now in a world where they know gay people, where the silence has been shattered, where they know people as people. And they don't see marriage as some kind of thing that has to be...Read More


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Democrats Cave On Justice For LGBT Working Families

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 22, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

With the economy still in the crapper and jobs still hard to come by, with LGBT unemployment estimated at around double the national average, the silence from Democrats on LGBT workplace rights has been deafening. Read More


Marcus Bachmann Clinic Gets Glitterbombed

Filed by Ed Team | July 22, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Continuing the "glitterbombing" fad is this crew of "barbarians," who show up to Bachmann & Associates requesting reparative therapy only to find that Marcus isn't around. Kind of sad, a little anti-climactic, but still some funny stuff (via Queerty)....Read More