Living: April 2008

Quick & Simple for Terri O'

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 30, 2008 | 10:05 PM | comments

I finally got my hands on a copy of the April 1st issue of Good Housekeeping's Quick & Simple, with its interview of Terri O'Connell. The cover touts super-chef Paula and her world-famous Southern pound-cake recipe, along with the usual...Read More


Public radio interview

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 30, 2008 | 5:45 PM | comments

Here's a link to the public radio interview we did that I told you about yesterday. It turned out pretty good. 4 minutes on 9 statewide NPR affiliates. It ran at least twice in the Indianapolis market. Click on over...Read More


What are you writing? open thread

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Want to join the blogroll of the Bilerico Project? We're big believers in spreading the love around, so leave a comment below with the name of your blog and the URL. We'll add you to the blogroll; its that easy!...Read More


Some notes from the Dirty Girls reading last night

Filed by Gina de Vries | April 30, 2008 | 2:11 AM | comments

+There's an interview with me up at the Dirty Girls blog. Check it out if you like. +Cafe Royalle is very... Royalle. It was quite a posh place to do a reading. Poshest place I've ever read, at least. +Shar...Read More


Married for health care

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2008 | 7:51 PM | comments

The LA Times reports that people marry for health care: WASHINGTON -- Some people marry for love, some for companionship, and others for status or money. Now comes another reason to get hitched: health insurance. In a poll released today,...Read More


There are gays in Indiana?!

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 29, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

I'm such a NPR geek. When I get in the car, I always tune to our local NPR affiliate, WFYI. So how excited was I today when Bil and I went for our first interview with WFYI? (I think if...Read More


Obama's Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | April 29, 2008 | 11:31 AM | comments

Religion plays too important of a role in today's theater of American politics. Given the collapsing of church and state since Bush came into office, how and where and why a presidential candidate worships or not, unfortunately, speaks to his...Read More


Alert: Dead gay man needs identified

Filed by Bil Browning | April 29, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Do you know this man? If so, please contact the authorities at (317) 327-4744. Your help is needed immediately. If anyone knows this person Daniel McCoy age 36 gay white male, blonde hair about 5' 11 weighs 160lbs. He recently...Read More


You Can Drive a Prius AND Love Your Gay Son, Too

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 28, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

As Terrance Heath pointed out here at Bilerico recently, there was a perplexing and, some might say, offensive article on the Details Magazine blog about straight men's reaction to the idea of having a gay son. Even the most progressive...Read More


What kind of blog is Bilerico Project? open thread

Filed by Bil Browning | April 28, 2008 | 8:15 AM | comments

Monica Roberts has an interesting post on Transgriot about white flight that directly mentions TBP and some of the things people have been saying about us. I'm also seeing and hearing the same whispers on other GLBT oriented lists that...Read More


The Messiah Wears No Clothes

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 27, 2008 | 4:24 PM | comments

Indiana has become the center of the universe thanks to the red hot contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I cannot recall the national interest in what Indiana has to say about the presidential race ever reaching this point....Read More


Sleeping With Money: price you'll pay dating a soccer mom

Filed by Nina Smith | April 27, 2008 | 10:04 AM | comments

"Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other." - Tom Robbins A more accurate title might have been Sleeping With Money: Don't Date Single Parents, but obviously soccer mom is...Read More


Bigotry, Show Thyself!

Filed by Dustin Kight | April 26, 2008 | 11:45 PM | comments

This past Thursday, April 24, the Senate passed the immensely popular Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Put broadly the Act bars discrimination in insurance and employment based on one's genetic information. Medical researchers, in particular, decry the reluctance of individuals...Read More


Hutch Misses the Snap

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 26, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: ShannonB is an activist both for trans rights in society but also for trans and all LGBTQI in religious communities on the west coast. She is an electrical engineer in her day job, and a leader in her...Read More


Open Thread- Celebrity DeathMatch (Washed-up 80's Edition)

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 26, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This weekend's match-up is between two of the hottest artists around (if it was 1984, that is...). Boy George vs George Michael!! So here's the question, Projectors: Who would win in a Celebrity Deathmatch Cage Fight and why? Who are...Read More


Don't insult my daddy

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2008 | 4:05 PM | comments

Here's something from an ex-gay North Carolina pastor: "Get up on your feet so I can knock you down again!" I stood horrified in the hall as my father yelled at my mother lying on the floor at his feet....Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 37-38

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 25, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. My post last Friday offered strategies 35-36, this week I am sharing strategies 37-38. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Warren Throckmorton's Day of Silence counter-programming is wrong

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2008 | 11:29 AM | comments

Today is GLSEN's Day of Silence, when students all across the country remain silent at school in solidarity with the silence LGBT youth feel when it comes to expressing their identities, sexualities, and genders and the violence they face when...Read More


National Day of Silence- Silence Can Be Deafening

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 25, 2008 | 10:40 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch www.dayofsilence.org...Read More


Horrible coverage of Day of Silence on MI Station

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | April 25, 2008 | 9:27 AM | comments

WNEM has run one of the worst stories I have seen in recent years on LGBT issues by using insensitive and inflammatory terms to cover the Day of Silence today. First, the headline is pure AFA propaganda. Then referring to...Read More


My Birthday Colonoscopy

Filed by Eric Marcus | April 25, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

I hate needles. And the last time I had anesthesia I was sick for a week (okay, so it was 1964 and they gave me ether and anesthesia has come a long way since then--still, I was worried). So the...Read More


New Book of Children's Drawings Celebrates LGBT Families

Filed by Dustin Kight | April 24, 2008 | 5:22 PM | comments

Today Family Equality Council is thrilled to congratulate Julian, age 8 of New Mexico, as the winner of our 2nd Annual Family Drawing Contest. Julian will receive a $250 savings bond. This year's ten finalists hailed from across the nation:...Read More


North Carolina expands hospital visitation

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 24, 2008 | 2:45 PM | comments

North Carolina hospitals will have to let in more visitors: A new statewide rule will help ensure that same-sex partners and other loved ones will be treated the same as immediate family. The rule adds a provision to the Patients'...Read More


Ingredients for a new Christian church

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 24, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Father Tony is a perpetually vacationing Roman Catholic priest partnered for 25 years and dividing his time beween homes in Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale. He spent four years in Rome where he improved his tennis game,...Read More


Queer Important Day open thread

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 24, 2008 | 9:36 AM | comments

The other editors and I got into an interesting email discussion about the important queer dates to remember on the calendar, like National Coming Out Day and Transgender Day of Remembrance. We were trying to get a comprehensive list together...Read More


Ingredients for a new Christian church

Filed by Father Tony | April 24, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I suppose it's time to get down to the business of assembling the ingredients of a new Christian religion. We need one. That's clear. The Protestant varieties, so refreshing several centuries ago are now stale and disappointing. The Roman Catholic...Read More


What If Your Kid Is Gay? (Or Not?)

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 23, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

It's a question posed to some parents, and especially — in one form or another — gay parents. I was asked this question during an interview with Slovenian television (of all things). The question got cut from our segment of...Read More


What If Your Kid Is Gay? (Or Not?)

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 23, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

It's a question posed to some parents, and especially — in one form or another — gay parents. I was asked this question during an interview with Slovenian television (of all things). The question got cut from our segment of...Read More


Help Deflower A Bear

Filed by Storm Bear | April 22, 2008 | 6:04 PM | comments

click to enlarge When Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau announced a 3 month vacation The San Francisco Chronicle started looking for replacements based on public input. I am submitting Town Called Dobson for their consideration and need your help. Find...Read More


Congressional candidate doesn't hate ALL Jews...

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

...only the ones sleeping with our white Christian women. Seriously. I've been covering this story on Bilerico-Indiana and touched on it in the earlier roundup post, but I have to make sure everyone saw this. Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Republican...Read More


Rectal exam guy loses

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2008 | 4:24 PM | comments

Remember that guy who was suing a hospital in New York saying that he was violated because they gave him a rectal exam? Well, jury didn't agree with him. He's appealing....Read More


Zirkle: I don't hate all Jews - only the ones sexing our white Christian women

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2008 | 2:15 PM | comments

There is just so much wrong with this story that I can't stop laughing at all the possible punchlines available. This story just doesn't stop either. First Indiana's 2nd Congressional District Republican candidate Tony Zirkle advocates segregation. Then he speaks...Read More


Jennifer Chrisler Responds to, Reframes Transphobic Commentary in Boston Globe

Filed by Dustin Kight | April 22, 2008 | 12:06 PM | comments

Last week the Boston Globe ran an op-ed by regular guest columnist Jeff Jacoby, who is known for his conservative views. In the op-ed Jacoby addresses the pregnancy of Tom Beatie and his wife Nancy. Tom, a transgender man, is...Read More


Don't expect the Jewish, gypsy and gay vote

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2008 | 3:40 PM | comments

Just when you think Indiana couldn't become a bigger national mockery of human rights, Tony Zirkle is willing to step right in there and push us that extra yard further. A hat tip to Hoosier Access for finding this picture...Read More


Lance Bass Speaks Out on "Day of Silence"

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 21, 2008 | 12:05 PM | comments

Lance Bass, the openly gay former member of N'Sync, is speaking out in support of GLBT youth with a new PSA to raise awareness about the 12th annual Day of Silence. On April 25th thousands of students across the U.S....Read More


Gay-panic-esque defense in Larry King trial

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2008 | 9:32 AM | comments

William Quest, the public defender of the boy who shot Larry King in Oxnard last month, will be trying to move the case to juvenile court and pushing a variant of gay panic: Quest said he believes school administrators supported...Read More


Gay Men Seek Intimacy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 20, 2008 | 5:32 PM | comments

In Hollywood, they call it counter-programming. But in West Hollywood, it was an amusingly ironic accident that the Gay Men's Forum was held on the same weekend as the White Party in Palm Springs. Nonetheless, the all-day event on Saturday...Read More


See Spot Run

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 20, 2008 | 5:16 PM | comments

This week's hot spot review involves little dogs in outfits running down a tiny little track. That's right folks . . . it's time for the annual Chihuahua races! Ya'll might remember me posting last month about my family having...Read More


Magic Mountain

Filed by Eric Leven | April 20, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

No really...what?...Read More


A Scout Is ... Queer?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 20, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Well, you won't find it among the characteristics listed on the Scout Law. But, yeah, in my case a scout is queer. A few weeks ago, I got an email from the National Eagle Scout Association. (Yes, I'm an Eagle...Read More


A Scout Is ... Queer?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 20, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Well, you won't find it among the characteristics listed on the Scout Law. But, yeah, in my case a scout is queer. A few weeks ago, I got an email from the National Eagle Scout Association. (Yes, I'm an Eagle...Read More


Falling Out with Felatio

Filed by Fannie Fierce | April 19, 2008 | 7:11 PM | comments

Dear Fannie, I've been seeing a guy for about a month now, and things are going great. The conversation's good, he's spontaneous and funny, we always have a great time together, almost everything's perfect.... I'm wondering, though, how I...Read More


Open Thread: Celebrity Deathmatch- Beckham vs. Seacrest

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 19, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

This weekend's match-up is between the world's two leading metrosexuals: Soccer star David Beckham and American Idol announcer Ryan Seacrest. So here's the question, Projectors: Who would win in a Celebrity Deathmatch Cage Fight and why? What are you placing...Read More


Family pride

Filed by Bil Browning | April 19, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Dana Rudolph, the popular blogger behind Mombian.com and an occasional guest contributor, interviewed me a couple of weeks ago for her column in Bay Windows. She's posted it on her blog now and I thought I'd share it with everyone....Read More


Florida Amendment sponsors roll out new campaign of hate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 18, 2008 | 1:45 PM | comments

The group behind the Florida "Marriage Amendment" has launched a new website and media blitz. Not surprising, all of the press conferences announcing the effort took place at churches around the state. It seems they aren't even trying to hide...Read More


Jacking off can save your ass

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Or something like that. I know I'm safe....Read More


Earthquake rattles Indiana & Illinois

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2008 | 9:20 AM | comments

Indiana went West Coast over night. A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Illinois/Indiana border this morning around 5:40am. Most people don't realize that a fault runs through Indiana. It's not the first time we've had a good shaking, but...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 35-36

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 18, 2008 | 9:15 AM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. My post last Friday offered strategies 33-34, this week I am sharing strategies 35-36. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Pope Benedict and I agree, finally

Filed by Cathy Renna | April 17, 2008 | 8:02 AM | comments

While at GLAAD, much of my time in the early 2000's was focused in the Catholic Church abuse scandal. We saw very early on that it was going to be a "let's blame the gay priest" strategy. At a press...Read More


Cutting the Purse Strings

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 16, 2008 | 10:21 PM | comments

I've been married to my partner for almost a year now but we've been lovers and friends for 4 years. Her parents literally want me dead. She wants to go to college but only on their money which means...Read More


Indy to benefit from Oklahoma anti-gay sentiments?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

The next time I tell the right wingers that Indiana's lack of gay rights (and outright hostility towards the gay community by some legislators) are driving away economic development maybe they'll listen. Perhaps benefitting from a homophobic rant by an...Read More


LGBT Groups say Try Lawrence King's Killer as a Juvenile

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 16, 2008 | 12:01 PM | comments

Over 27 LGBT groups from around the country have signed on to a joint statement urging the Ventura County, CA, district attorney to try the 14-year old killer of Lawrence King as a juvenile. Some of the groups include the...Read More


MIT Takes a Pass on Discipline

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 16, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

At MIT Sloan Group, the management school of amazing genius, because as we know, everyone at MIT is a genius, decided to take a pass on any form of discipline for a student accused of sending a "homophobic threatening email"...Read More


Barack Obama, bitterness, and classism personalized

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm going to break my strike. I have some insights into what Obama was saying with his remarks about the rural poor as a Midwesterner who was born in a small town. Since I regularly deal with anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-trade,...Read More


Pope Brings His Pradas to the US

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 15, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Pope Benedict XVI is making his first tour of the US this week. He will only be stopping in Washington, DC and New York, but he is hoping the visit will rally Catholics around the US. According to NPR: At...Read More


No GSA for you

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 15, 2008 | 11:20 AM | comments

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a former student at Okeechobee High School in Florida who said she was wrongfully denied the right to start a Gay-Straight Alliance on campus. Since the student has now graduated...Read More


Sally Kern: Called Out by Clergy

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 14, 2008 | 9:15 PM | comments

The following is an op-ed from Rev. Loyce Newton-Edwards, president of PFLAG Oklahoma City, which appeared over the weekend in the Oklahoma Observer. Archbishop Desmond Tutu once observed that, "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you,...Read More


Sally Kern: Called Out by Clergy

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 14, 2008 | 9:15 PM | comments

The following is an op-ed from Rev. Loyce Newton-Edwards, president of PFLAG Oklahoma City, which appeared over the weekend in the Oklahoma Observer. Archbishop Desmond Tutu once observed that, "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you,...Read More


The bridal shower dilemma

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2008 | 11:45 AM | comments

Former contributor Melissa Williams posted this back in November 2006, but I thought it would make a great open thread for today. Melissa is bisexual and talks about gendered activities like bridal showers. What are your thoughts on events like...Read More


Arizona, IFGE, Love, and My Two Sons

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 13, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's note: Monica Helms is an Atlanta based transgender activist. Monica is past executive director of Trans=Action and co-founder of Transgender American Veterans Association. Going back to Arizona has always been one of adventure and pain for me. I lived...Read More


When Is It Cheating?

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 12, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

I have a new fag in my life (two new fags, actually). Those of you who know my Nick know that he will always be my #1. He is my heart, my petit ami. I love him beyond words. But...Read More


What's on Your Gay Agenda?

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 12, 2008 | 3:27 PM | comments

The ever enterprising guys behind the gay men's health blog Life Lube are not sitting around waiting to see who the next president is going to be. They are busy putting together a document of what our federal elected officials...Read More


Update on Day of Silence

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 12, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I spoke with the teachers and they are very excited to have Zachary do this and want me to come in and explain to the class what Zachary is doing and why. They asked that Zachary wait till the Friday...Read More


Open Thread: Celebrity Deathmatch- Cher vs. Madonna

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 12, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

It was recently announced that Cher will be performing in Vegas as a regular act (so much for "farewell", huh?) and Madonna is releasing her latest "reinvention" album. So here's the question, Projectors: Who would win in a Celebrity Deathmatch...Read More


"hey! my paisan!" // worlds coming together // travel adventures

Filed by Gina de Vries | April 11, 2008 | 3:32 PM | comments

Co-teaching a writing workshop at Toni Amato's on Wednesday night was amazing, and hanging out with Toni was amazing as well. I have never in my life had a queer person greet me by shouting "HEY! MY PAISAN!!" and wrapping...Read More


"hey! my paisan!" // worlds coming together // travel adventures

Filed by Gina de Vries | April 11, 2008 | 3:32 PM | comments

Co-teaching a writing workshop at Toni Amato's on Wednesday night was amazing, and hanging out with Toni was amazing as well. I have never in my life had a queer person greet me by shouting "HEY! MY PAISAN!!" and wrapping...Read More


Day of Silence

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 11, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

This morning, Jeanine and I were treated to a fourth grade presentation on the civil rights movement in the southeast region of the country. It was a timeline of PowerPoint presentations, from slavery to the civil rights movement. Our son...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 33-34

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 11, 2008 | 9:15 AM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. My post last Friday offered strategies 31-32, this week I am sharing strategies 33-34. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Fort Lauderdale rolls out the rainbow carpet for the U.K.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 10, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a pink campaign into the British market aimed at bringing in gay travelers. This PR launch comes in conjunction with Zoom Airlines beginning a new direct route from London to...Read More


Finally! A Birth Control Method For Guys

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 10, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Well it's about damn time, ya'll! A new male birth control method to reduce semen output offers results comparable to a vasectomy and may dispel the belief that contraception is a woman's responsibility, researchers and experts suggest. University of Sydney...Read More


thank you, brownfemipower

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | April 09, 2008 | 8:09 PM | comments

thank you. thank you. thank you. you are bigger and more beautiful and insightful and important and revelatory and warm and liberating and transcending than i can even begin to express in words. wish i could give you a hug...Read More


NC-Sen: Kay Hagan refuses to answer questions about LGBT legislation

Filed by Pam Spaulding | April 09, 2008 | 1:29 PM | comments

I trust that the LGBT community and its advocacy orgs will not ignore this. --Pam I've blogged extensively about the U.S. Senate race in the state of North Carolina at my pad. Bush rubber-stamping Elizabeth Dole absolutely must be unseated,...Read More


7 Days to a Better Financial You

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 09, 2008 | 9:40 AM | comments

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. That's more than just a line from Madonna's latest single, it's also the sound of the rapidly approaching deadline to file your federal taxes. In preparation for that April 15th deadline the Human Rights Campaign has launched...Read More


7 Days to a Better Financial You

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 09, 2008 | 9:40 AM | comments

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. That's more than just a line from Madonna's latest single, it's also the sound of the rapidly approaching deadline to file your federal taxes. In preparation for that April 15th deadline the Human Rights Campaign has launched...Read More


Women Do More Housework Than Men

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 09, 2008 | 8:24 AM | comments

Here's a shocker: heterosexuality is oppressive! A new study shows that after all these years, married women still do more housework than their husbands. Sounds like an excellent case for homosexuality to me! Follow me after the jump for my...Read More


Politician uses "Day of Silence" to attack opponent

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 08, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

A County Commissioner from Hillsborough County, Florida has just sent out a nasty anti-gay email to his supporters to oppose the National Day of Silence scheduled for April 25. In the e-mail, Commissioner Brian Blair told his supporters that the...Read More


Tax Time Deliberation: Married or Not?

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 08, 2008 | 3:55 PM | comments

As married, heterosexual couples across America pull out their tax forms in the last minute rush to file by April 14th at seconds before midnight, same-sex couples are slapped in the face one more time with their second-class citizenship. No...Read More


They Don't Want No Sissy Church

Filed by Monica Roberts | April 08, 2008 | 3:44 PM | comments

I do a lot of creative writing in my time away from the Project. I'm working on a novel and do write poetry. This ones already up on TransGriot, but I thought I would share it with you. It is...Read More


Amuse Bouche

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 08, 2008 | 11:57 AM | comments

Those gals from Boston know how to throw a party! It's not just about tea anymore. Oh it has't been for years. Have you been to a Red Sox World Series Parade? The Annual Women's Dinner to benefit the Fenway...Read More


Happy Birthday to my lover, my friend

Filed by Bil Browning | April 08, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Pssst... Today is Jerame's 33rd birthday. As you can tell from the cherubic smile on his little face, our Jerame used to be innocent and sweet. Oh how the years will change you, eh? *grins* He'll be celebrating with his...Read More


Back to High School for a Day

Filed by Cathy Renna | April 08, 2008 | 8:08 AM | comments

I graduated from high school in 1983 (don't strain yourself, I am turning 43 later this week). So when I ventured to speak at a high school class in Bushwick yesterday as part of their "Social Justice Awareness Week," I...Read More


Hate starts rolling in for Thomas Beatie

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2008 | 3:36 PM | comments

I posted yesterday video from Thomas Beatie's appearance on Oprah. Beatie is the Oregon transman who came out publicly about his pregnancy in The Advocate two weeks ago. I think Oprah was overall pretty sensitive to the issue at hand....Read More


Open Thread: Pick Your Porn Name

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 05, 2008 | 1:02 PM | comments

You all know how it works. You take the name of your pet, plus the name of the first street that you lived on. But that doesn't work for me, because the first street I remember was called 3rd South....Read More


McCain says: Who needs condoms when you have a Bush?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 05, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

John "Bush the Third" McCain again showed his amazing grasp of the issues facing America when he said in an interview that he supports Bush's abstinence only campaigns to fight HIV/AIDS. The New York Times reported that when McCain was...Read More


McCain says: Who needs condoms when you have a Bush?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 05, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

John "Bush the Third" McCain again showed his amazing grasp of the issues facing America when he said in an interview that he supports Bush's abstinence only campaigns to fight HIV/AIDS. The New York Times reported that when McCain was...Read More


Stealing Alex's Kept Boy

Filed by Bil Browning | April 04, 2008 | 10:30 PM | comments

Alex forgot to do a Queer Music Friday post this afternoon, so I'm going to jump in and steal the post from him. *grins* My choice? Marc Almond's "Kept Boy." What can be more queer than a gay guy as...Read More


Reflections About A King

Filed by Monica Roberts | April 04, 2008 | 5:20 PM | comments

When I flipped the calendar page from March to April, I stared at the 4 that appeared in the first Friday of the month and realized we were approaching another sad anniversary of his assassination. It's been 40 years since...Read More


Concerning Condoms!

Filed by Fannie Fierce | April 04, 2008 | 10:19 AM | comments

Dear Fannie, I'm a 22 year old straight girl and I just started dating one of my best friends (I know... smart move). We've been really good friends for a long time, but this whole couple thing is new...Read More


50 Ways to Keep Your Lover: # 31-32

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 04, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

In my book, Love Tips and Trips for Gay and Lesbian Relationships, I have identified 50 Ways to Keep Your Lover. My post last Friday offered strategies 29-30, this week I am sharing strategies 31-32. Look for more strategies next...Read More


Bay Area: Free Writing Workshop for Queer and Trans of Color Survivors of Violence

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | April 03, 2008 | 1:26 PM | comments

Just in from the marvelous Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: What Your Body Wants to Say: Writing As Rebellion and Healing For Queer and Trans of Color Survivors of Violence. Taught by Suzanne del Mazo and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Sunday, April 13-...Read More


We don't have a box for that

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 03, 2008 | 10:19 AM | comments

Sometimes it's the small moments of discrimination that smack you in the face and wake you up. I recently had some minor outpatient surgery and had to take some time off work. One of the calls I had to make...Read More


Scholar's Inn is definitely LGBT friendly

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2008 | 7:15 PM | comments

I had an opportunity to speak to Lyle Feigenbaum, owner of the Scholar's Inn restaurant mentioned in yesterday's blind item. He assured me that the restaurant was not trying to drive away gay clientele and, instead, hoped to showcase the...Read More


We Can, and Must, Keep All Youth Safe

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 02, 2008 | 1:59 PM | comments

Editors' note: Jody Marksamer is Youth Project Director at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Fifteen-year-old Lawrence King identified himself as gay. He was out to his classmates at school. Sometimes he wore make-up, feminine jewelry, and high heeled boots....Read More


We did it!

Filed by Jim Neal | April 02, 2008 | 1:20 PM | comments

We did it! I wanted to drop by and tell you that I was just named the Favorite eQualityGiving Endorsed Candidate. eQualityGiving hosted this contest, pledging to give a $1,000 campaign contribution to the candidate who earned the most votes....Read More


What blogs are you reading? Non-political edition

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 02, 2008 | 8:27 AM | comments

What are you all reading? Besides us, of course. Every now and then I post this question, and we get a lot of people saying Pam, Joe My God, Box Turtle Bulletin, or one of the many great sites that...Read More


Scholars Inn blind item

Filed by Bil Browning | April 01, 2008 | 1:35 PM | comments

Fresh in from the tip line. Anyone know anything? Bil, I heard something really weird the other day. A friend (who is gay) was at the bar at the new Scholars Inn. He commented on the new designs to a...Read More


Taking one for the team

Filed by Bil Browning | April 01, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I have a confession to make. After Indiana Family Institute leader Ryan McCann asked me on a date last year, I admitted he was cute. One thing led to another and soon we were going to big gay gatherings together....Read More