October 14, 2011

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Weekly Reader: Ben & Jerry's, Walt Whitman & a Muscle Hunk

Filed by Bil Browning | October 14, 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 White Republican Mind of Herman Cain

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

There are several reasons for Cain's rise. But I'll focus on just two: (1) Herman Cain understands how white conservatives think, and (2) knows just what they want to hear from someone like him.Read More


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Same-Sex Couples Fight for Marriage Licenses in NC

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the past few weeks, the new "We Do" campaign has been seeking to make its mark on North Carolina by having gay and lesbian couples request marriage licenses and have their requests publicly denied. Read More


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Radical Hug: Extreme Ink Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Their two bodies clasped in embrace make a really fascinating, primal picture, with interesting contrasts. The gender ambiguity also adds to it. Wish I knew the photographer!Read More


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Why We Confuse Love With Care

Filed by Anthony Carter | October 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is and continues to be the absolute core issue in all of my immediate and familial relationships. The question is and remains: If I say I love you and you say you love me, what exactly does this mean? Read More


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HUD Explores the Reality of Trans Housing Discrimination

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a release yesterday that detailed the government's plans to eliminate anti-LGBT housing discrimination and enact policies that assure proper investigation of these complaints.Read More


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Tributes Honoring LGBT Hero Frank Kameny Continue

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

One indication of how Frank Kameny secured his own legacy, and therefore the early milestones of the LGBT movement, was by having his memorabilia donated to and curated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.Read More


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Hate Speech on Trial in Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Supreme Court of Canada heard the case of Bill Whatcott this week, including testimony from what is believed to be the largest number of legal intervenors in any court case in Canadian history.Read More


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Choosing This Year's LGBT 'Game-Changers'

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

This week The Huffington Post has been selecting its "Game-Changers" of 2011 - the most influential leaders in a variety of categories - and several members of the LGBT community are represented. Who's missing?Read More


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Momentary Pain at a Straight Friend's Wedding

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

So there I was, standing on the altar swaying back and fourth anxiously as the clergy read the passage: "Christian marriage is between a man and a woman."Read More


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The AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Wait List

Filed by Ed Team | October 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

"The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) has released a new video highlighting the crisis facing our nation's AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. Currently, more than 7,400 individuals in 10 states who have been placed on ADAP wait lists, while another 17...Read More


Gay Soldiers Don't Bother This Action Figure

Filed by Ed Team | October 14, 2011 | 8:15 AM | comments

A group called Action Figure Therapy has revealed in this new video what everyone's been dying to know: what action figure soldiers think about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Looks like this toy, Snow, is pretty clear:...Read More