Living: November 2010

I'm not writing a World AIDS Day column this year

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm not. I wrote a column last year, and I think it's still completely relevant- with only a few updates of statistics, geographic and demographic trends. I'm not going to talk about the rash of new HIV infections among young...Read More


Gone to Rochester

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 30, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

My sister left today. Gone back to Rochester. She believes the treatment will be good, but more important, the home care better. It's true. I have three kids. A job. I cannot take care of her 24/7. It has been...Read More


What the Rich Can Do With Their Tax Cuts

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 30, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Ya gotta love Alan Grayson. It's a shame he's not going to be in Congress anymore. That's one less Democrat with the guts to say what desperately needs to be said, though it may be impolitic. Here's hoping he won't...Read More


Miami: ACLU files suit for unlawful arrest of gay man

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The ACLU of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the city of Miami Beach and two police officers [pdf]. The group is suing on behalf of Harold Strickland, an openly gay man who called 911 to report two police officers...Read More


King of the Faggots

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 29, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger David Mixner is a former strategist and adviser to several presidential campaigns, including those for McGovern, Clinton, and Gephardt. He currently works as an activist for AIDS, LGBT rights, and wildlife. Not even going to attempt...Read More


Signs of That Inconvenient Mortality

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

We Baby Boomers, we perpetual Peter Pans, we idealists who thought we could change the world - and did - we are facing an incontrovertible fact: the end of Being. "Be Here Now" now has a secret proviso: yes, be...Read More


Caption this: College guys wearing only socks

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'll admit that I giggled like a schoolgirl at this picture of three college guys wearing only socks while posing as badass villains. While it's incredibly stupid and some of the weapons look real, I'm not so sure the guy...Read More


A reader question: What's the difference?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 28, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

My post about why you shouldn't give to the Salvation Army this holiday season was very popular. It's been shared over 5,000 times on Facebook and almost 300 times on Twitter. Several of the visitors to that post are new...Read More


Nancy, Again

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 27, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A few years ago, while cleaning out my desk, I found a letter from my friend Nancy. I wrote about it then- it was clear sign from her. Yesterday? I found another note while preparing for my class. I don't...Read More


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Texas Bathrooms Have Transsexuals In 'Em

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

As promised in a previous Bilerico post, I'm giving Projectors an early Christmas present in another one of my infamous song rewrites. I've actually done a rewrite of the ''Texas Has a Whorehouse in It' song from The Best Little...Read More


An Attitude of Gratitude

Filed by Davina Kotulski | November 26, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

We still have such a long way to go before LGBTQ people are equal global citizens, but 'tis the season to count ones blessings and I want to recap how all love warriors can have an attitude of gratitude this...Read More


Cutting HIV services in the name of responsibility

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 26, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

As we've seen in the US, times are tough and we all have to make sacrifices to get through this recession. Finance-sector executives receiving record compensation may have to pay taxes at the already elite-friendly 1990 rates (if Congress can...Read More


Cary Toland: An Unsung Hero

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 26, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

On Monday, the LGBT and Progressive communities lost a dear friend, Cary Toland. His dedication to the our community was an inspiration to me, and to those who knew and loved him. He was the kind of guy that made...Read More


Arizona Mormon Temple Outreach for Suicide Prevention

Filed by Bobby Parker | November 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., volunteers will gather at the corner of Hobson and Main Street in Mesa, Arizona for an outreach to gay Mormons in our state. I'm one of the co-organizers of this suicide prevention outreach...Read More


Look Homeward, Lesbian

Filed by Leslie Robinson | November 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

It was a North Carolina author, Thomas Wolfe, who wrote "You Can't Go Home Again." My partner Anne decided to ignore him and go home to North Carolina anyway. I decided to go along to help her clean out the...Read More


Look Homeward, Lesbian

Filed by Leslie Robinson | November 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

It was a North Carolina author, Thomas Wolfe, who wrote "You Can't Go Home Again." My partner Anne decided to ignore him and go home to North Carolina anyway. I decided to go along to help her clean out the...Read More


What would you do? Bigoted comments at Thanksgiving

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A friend asked: "What's the best way to respond to homophobic or other bigoted remarks at Thanksgiving without losing your dignity or throwing a wet blanket on the whole family affair?" What do you think?...Read More


Thanksgiving: Be Your Guest

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 24, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. For the first time in over a decade, I am not hosting my cadre of family, chosen and biological, to partake of the fruits of a month's worth of careful planning, shopping and...Read More


The Best Little Trans Bathroom Controversy In Texas

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 24, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Projectors, time to do a post with a twist. It's now blown up into a kerfluffle that involves local hater Dave Welch and his right wing "Christian" minions, Mayor Annise Parker, a transphobic TV reporter, our local Fox Noise outlet...Read More


Risk doesn't matter in HIV non-disclosure prosecutions

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 24, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I can understand why the woman in this situation would want to sue for something after government officials watched her having sex with another woman while she was drunk and in a jail cell, but this doesn't seem to be...Read More


Bitter Wine Of The American Bishops And The Pope's Red Satin Flip-Flops

Filed by Father Tony | November 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Pope Benedict XVI's comments in his new book Light of the World have tumbled some strange dominoes that allow us to see clearly the nervous fretting of American bishops, the moral maturity of American Catholics and the curious thinking of...Read More


Shifting the ritual of Thanksgiving, one child at a time

Filed by Susan Raffo | November 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Growing up, it was one of the holidays where we gathered together at my great-grandmother's house. Piles of aunts and uncles, cousins and people whose names I could never remember showed up with plates piled high with food. Turkey and...Read More


New Study: AIDS Risk Lessened by Daily Drug

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A new study sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, published Nov. 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that gay men and transgender women who have sex with men and are at high risk of HIV...Read More


Reteaching Gender and Sexuality: Queer/Trans Youth Speak Up

Filed by R Conrad | November 23, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Check out the fantastic short video by young queer and trans folks in Seattle from the Put This On the Map project. It does a really great job of calling out bullying as not the problem, but a symptom of...Read More


Grace, Gratitude, and My Big, Gay Thanksgiving Prayer

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | November 23, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

One of the occupational hazards of ordained ministry is that every Thanksgiving dinner you attend for the rest of your life will result in you being asked to pray. I don't mind that. I went to school for this stuff....Read More


In Search of Butch Men

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sinclair Sexsmith writes Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net. With work published in various anthologies and websites, Mr. Sexsmith facilitates workshops on sex, gender, and relationships; more...Read More


Video: 'You Are Not Alone!' Rally in Maine

Filed by R Conrad | November 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Check out this awesome video of queer and trans young people (along with their adult allies) rallying for social justice in Lewiston/Auburn Maine. This is the video follow up to my previous account of the event hosted by Outright L/A...Read More


My Life Again in New York, cont.

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | November 22, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I was on the train coming home from work one day last week and noticed two boys standing across from me, typical kids with their iPods and goofy smiles. They could have been anywhere from 14 to 20, it's hard...Read More


Blogswarm: Love for Pam Spaulding

Filed by Bil Browning | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Contributor Pam Spaulding is having major surgery today and I wanted to send best wishes from the staff and contributors at Bilerico Project for a speedy recovery. Surgery is never easy and she's been having a rough patch with many...Read More


TFTF

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 22, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy the holiday!...Read More


Lesbians protest for tribadism

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 21, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

CSU Long Beach refused to advertise their play, The Night of the Tribades, along with other plays because of the title, so these students took to protest: For a little more than ten minutes, protesters paired up and posed in...Read More


HRBOR to Recieve NGLCC Rising Star Award

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 19, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

When Christianna Flynn and I first began talking about forming some sort of LGBT business group back in August of 2006, little did we know that we were setting the ground work for what would become Hampton Roads Business OutReach...Read More


Standing Up for LGBT Families in This Congress, This Year

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 18, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

As the 111th Congress moves into its final weeks, the LGBT community has rightly recognized that the window for legislative victory on issues important to our movement is quickly coming to a close. And yet, while repeal of the military's...Read More


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(Not exactly) Like a Prayer

Filed by Mark S. King | November 18, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Soon, as many families take a seat at their Thanksgiving table, after the food is set but just before the feasting begins, a paralyzing moment will occur. What now? They'll wonder, glancing left and right. Should we pray? Uncomfortable seconds...Read More


Gaydar alert, perhaps?

Filed by Mike Rogers | November 18, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

This man, that's right, this man says gays are persecuting christians:...Read More


Remembering Al Carmines: Vintage album cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 18, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Found this vintage album/score for the hugely controversial 1973 play by legendary gay minister, activist and theatre impresario, Al Carmines (1936 - 2005), while surfing eBay recently. Queer Music Heritage credits it as the first gay musical....Read More


Nuns Join The Battle For The Soul of American Catholicism

Filed by Father Tony | November 18, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I like New York's Archbishop Dolan. I really do. We were in Rome together as seminarians. We were not close friends, but the man radiates good will and has a huge heart. Unfortunately, his spiritual instincts are tempered by his...Read More


Moolah Moolah

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 18, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I'm going to start my own political party - the Glee Party. We'll solve everyone's problems with great flair in an hour. Join me?...Read More


Everyone Talks About the Weather

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 17, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

The mid-term auction kicked my ass. The gushers of money, the belly-up Dems, the betadyned Reps, the gloating media, my bummin' friends. At first I tried to be cheery but the jowly seditious Mitch McConnell, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Michele Bachman's...Read More


An Online College Course in Gender and the Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 17, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I'm offering an elective course on gender and the law this Spring at Ramapo College. It's nice when your job and your interests coincide, so it's especially sweet to be teaching this course. The course will examine the law's role...Read More


My T-cells Could Use a Facelift

Filed by Mark S. King | November 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Can I still complain about getting older if I was supposed to be dead twenty years ago? That's the dilemma of aging HIV positive guys like me. Feeling victorious over AIDS only takes your self esteem so far; there's no...Read More


And all is right in the Bilerico universe

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

If you follow me on Twitter or we're friends on Facebook, you've seen how upset I've been that I had to leave my beloved PB Kitty in Indianapolis when we moved to DC. Originally she was staying in our house...Read More


Me, my Tea Party friend, and gay marriage

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am close friends with a Tea Party-attending libertarian. (I'll pause to allow gasps of shock.) Our friendship is sustained by the usual things -- common interests and hobbies, sense of humor, etc. We're both passionate about current events and...Read More


Oklahoma school won't let lesbian couple back in?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Two Oklahoma teens are raising a clamor because they claim their school district won't let them graduate after finding out that they're a couple. The Advocate has a story up currently, but it's a little unclear how the story relates...Read More


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Positive vs. Negative: The Truce is Broken

Filed by Mark S. King | November 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The wary truce between HIV positive and HIV negative gay men is crumbling. We resent one another more than ever before, it appears.Read More


Football player not allowed to play because of the color pink

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 14, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

This matter has been settled, but it's strange that wearing pink cleats to football practice was even a problem in the first place: According to the suit, filed last week in Simpson County Chancery Court, Mendenhall High School football coach...Read More


My Life Again in New York, cont.

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | November 14, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The prop shop in Green Point where I work is not well heated, so when it's cold outside it's cold inside. Not as much in the front office where I spent most of the day, but in the big warehouse...Read More


A Bullying Suicide Close to Home

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 14, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

On November 9, 2010, I wrote on my blog Michael-in-Norfolkabout the bullying induced suicide of Christian Taylor, a student at Grafton High School in Yorktown, Virginia (pictured at left). The story hit home with me because two of my nephews...Read More


Are Separate Gay Prayers Equal?

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | November 13, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Religion and the gays have a tenuous relationship, at best. Some spiritual institutions admonish and damn the homos, while others welcome us with open arms. The Finnish Episcopal Church, however, has found a middle ground of sorts: they're now offering...Read More


Maine Human Rights Commission Rules For Trans Student Bathroom Access

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled Monday that Orono Middle School unlawfully discriminated against a sixth-grader during the 2008-2009 school year by not letting the male-to-female transgender student use the girls' bathroom. The commission's investigator cited in her report derogatory...Read More


The Message of the Catholic Bishops: "It Should Not Get Better."

Filed by Father Tony | November 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Well I've looked about and I've googled and I've asked folks who might know. Just as I suspected, there don't seem to be any "It Gets Better" videos by Roman Catholic bishops or by diocesan priests. I've seen one video...Read More


The Message of the Catholic Bishops: "It Should Not Get Better."

Filed by Father Tony | November 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Well I've looked about and I've googled and I've asked folks who might know. Just as I suspected, there don't seem to be any "It Gets Better" videos by Roman Catholic bishops or by diocesan priests. I've seen one video...Read More


Celebrating the veterans of another kind...

Filed by R Conrad | November 12, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

"We Oh shoot girl, no you didn't!? Could it be that young queers in some of the most militarized school districts this country has ever seen are sick and tired of military recruiters lying to them about careers in the...Read More


Wedding Announcement Gets Lesbian Fired From Illinois Catholic University

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 11, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Benedictine University doesn't mind you being gay. Really. As long as you don't tell anyone. Administrator Laine Tadlock, who was director of the education program at Benedictine, was forced from her job from the Catholic university in Springfield, Illinois after...Read More


Wedding Announcement Gets Lesbian Fired From Illinois Catholic University

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 11, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Benedictine University doesn't mind you being gay. Really. As long as you don't tell anyone. Administrator Laine Tadlock, who was director of the education program at Benedictine, was forced from her job from the Catholic university in Springfield, Illinois after...Read More


Not Just the Gays: Veteran's Day Roundup

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | November 11, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Happy Veteran's Day from the Pentagon Working Group. As predicted, the results are fantastic. The timing of the leak does have enormous implications. But I won't get into them today. A number of cool DADT events are happening across the...Read More


Anglicans: There is no middle ground

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 10, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Five Anglican bishops in the UK converted to Catholicism, citing the ordination of women and gay bishops in the US as the reason. But they say it's bigger than that: Burnham, who, like the other bishops converting to the Catholic...Read More


Get Real

Filed by Michele O'Mara | November 10, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

how to be a lesbian, coming out, being lesbianRead More


An Indictment Against the Violence and Harm of the 'Ex-Gay' Movement

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 09, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Vincent Cervantes is a queer Latino/Chicano, speaker, writer, and activist. Since 2006, Vincent has traveled throughout North America to share his own personal story as an "ex-gay" survivor. His story has been shared through Details Magazine,...Read More


Examining death, including the one I caused

Filed by Mark S. King | November 09, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Death is a subject about which I have both too much and too little understanding. I've seen more than my share of it, and yet I have no greater insight than the next guy. That's especially true if the next...Read More


Beyond Bullying: Queer/Trans Youth Demand Social Justice in Maine!

Filed by R Conrad | November 09, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

On November 6th about 90 youth and adult allies rallied together in Lewiston/Auburn Maine to show other queer and trans youth that they are not alone in their struggle to survive their teenage years. This rally, titled "You Are Not...Read More


They're Coming for Your Kids

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | November 08, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Everybody is talking about gay kids now, and I have to admit that at times I've been very moved noting how much has changed since I was 10 or 11. The very idea of coming out in middle school is...Read More


Gay philanthropist's new monkey species: Rhinopithecus strykeri

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Noted gay philanthropist Jon Stryker has been given a unique and rare gift by scientists. Researchers who discovered a new species of monkey have named it Rhinopithecus strykeri in recognition of Stryker's support of great apes. David Mixner brings us...Read More


Do the media know the word "transgender"?

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Or "transsexual"? Or "trans"? Because you wouldn't know it from coverage of the blog post from the woman whose kid, "Boo," dressed up like Daphne from Scooby Doo. This weekend I posted a video from CNN with a child psychologist...Read More


Bishop Gene Robinson: Retiring over death threats

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson will step down early from his post after recieving numerous death threats. "Death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding your election of me as bishop, have been a constant strain, not just on me, but on...Read More


Reflections of a Gay Caregiver

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 07, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bob Linscott of the LGBT Aging Project asked me to write an essay on my caregiving experience with Sars for their monthly newsletter. It was an amazing task for a lot of reasons. Mostly because the gift of time has...Read More


Parent who got teacher fired doesn't want to be famous

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 06, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Aaron Krikava, the parent who complained about Seth Stambaugh (the student teacher who came out to a fourth grader, lost his job, and then got it back), has pulled his son out of Stambaugh's class. Honestly, I can't blame him...Read More


We Exist

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Today's guest post comes to us from a midwestern transman who asked to stay anonymous. He is not comfortable having his name attached publicly, but felt compelled to write about this topic. I wrote this post in response...Read More


Anti-gay ballot initiatives hurt straight people too

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The only anti-gay ballot initiative that passed this week that I know of was in El Paso. Surprise surprise, it was poorly-worded and now everyone's getting benefits cut: By a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent, voters passed an...Read More


Briar's Story

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 05, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last month I got the opportunity to visit New York and be a part of the Red Umbrella Diaries. It's a monthly storytelling series where people who've tangled with the sex industry tell personal stories about the complications that arise...Read More


Democratic leader in Iowa Senate vows he'll block vote on gay marriage

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 05, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Despite NOMs bullying of the judicial system, one Iowa politician refuses to give into hate, "no matter how ugly it gets." There could be no truer ally to the gay and lesbian community than Iowa Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mike...Read More


In Virginia the enthusiasm gap was very real

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 04, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In 2008, Virginia trended blue on the promise of hope and systemic change, which was the hallmark of Barack Obama's in retrospect completely disingenuous campaign. A number of Republican seats in Congress went Democrat and there was much talk that...Read More


No gender policing without ninja policing

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 04, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's a great story on gender policing from a mom who took her son to preschool in a costume of Daphne from Scooby Doo: Two mothers went wide-eyed and made faces as if they smelled decomp. And I realize that...Read More


Indy appoints LGBT police & fire liaisons

Filed by Bil Browning | November 04, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Kudos to GetEqual organizers for working with the Indianapolis Mayor's office to establish official police and fire liaisons for the LGBT community. While I brought you the juicy details and behind-closed-doors drama of the meeting last week, the city put...Read More


Florida starts waiting list for HIV/AIDS meds

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 04, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Florida is cutting people off from HIV/AIDS medication, citing budget concerns: The number of HIV-positive patients applying to the $93 million AIDS Drugs Assistance Program (ADAP) has jumped as people lost jobs and health insurance, but squeezed state and federal...Read More


Iowa Supreme Court Justices Ousted For Marriage Equality Ruling

Filed by Joe Mirabella | November 03, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Three of Iowa's Supreme Court Justices were up for a retention vote in Iowa on Tuesday. NOM spent millions trying to oust them after their unanimous Supreme Court ruling granting Same Sex marriage equality. Sadly, the judges were punished for...Read More


Affectionate Men: antique photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 02, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Readers rightly speculate about the meaning behind some of the photos I run. It's hard to know, for example, whether images of men hugging or dancing means there was some romance involved or whether it was just the custom back...Read More


Apple: From one extreme to the other

Filed by Bil Browning | November 02, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Last week I took Apple to task for approving a PeekabooTranny app for their iPhone store. This week, a gay dating app was rejected for using the word "gay" in its description. Seriously. Look: This has gone from one extreme...Read More


The 2010 Gay HIV Cruise Retreat

Filed by Mark S. King | November 02, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

If I clear my mind, I can transport myself back to so many fun moments during the 2010 Gay HIV Cruise Retreat. Maybe I'm zip-lining through the rain forest of Costa Rica, or I'm gorging myself at the dessert buffet....Read More


Halloween: The Transgender Christmas

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 01, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I half-jokingly refer to Halloween as "The Transgender Christmas." I consider it our biggest holiday. It's the one time of year mainstream society gives a free pass to gender-benders. Open and closeted crossdressers, trans and genderqueer people can express themselves...Read More


Families of LGBT Children gather in China

Filed by Cathy Renna | November 01, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Renna Communications has the pleasure and honor of working with the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University, a community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that studies the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health and...Read More


Tyler Clementi Peeping Toms Find Legal Loophole?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The two teens who broadcast Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's makeout session with another student have come up with a legal loophole that might save them from criminal punishment. Clementi wasn't out to anyone and later jumped off the George...Read More


How school boards move to the right

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 01, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Maryland school board candidate Marta Schaerr had a column in the Washington Post today arguing that she's not a homophobe. Even though I had never heard of her before today, paragraphs like these make me wonder: The curriculum should leave...Read More