Living: January 2011

RIP: Betsie Gallardo 1983-2011

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 8:30 PM | comments

I knew it was coming, but that didn't stop the tears when I read this e-mail from Betsie Gallardo's mother, Jessica Bussert: This morning at about 10:00am, Betsie Gallardo Bussert passed away. She was surrounded by her parents and her...Read More


Thai Airline Recruits Trans Women As Flight Attendants

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A new Thai airline company, PC Air, has selected three transgender women to be flight attendants during their first round of hires. Before you start rejoicing though, the company will require the women to wear gold name badges that will...Read More


Lesbians Sue School for Homophobic Discrimination: How Is this 'Neutral'?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Anoka-Hennepin school district made the news last year when Justin Aaberg committed suicide following bullying that the school is accused of refusing to have stopped. Teachers at the school claim that the district's conservative "neutrality policy" on homosexuality prevents them...Read More


Lesbian Filmmakers Offer DVD on Challenger 'Teacher in Space' Christa McAuliffe

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 31, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Friday, January 28 marked the 25th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. Among the crew killed in the unexpected explosion (see video inside) was schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe whose presence made the space trip an educational mission viewed live by...Read More


Designer Charles Nolan Dies of Cancer

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Designer Charles Nolan, best known for his sportswear collections and work with Anne Klein, has died of cancer. His partner, Andrew Tobias, is the treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. Both men are well-known and respected for their work for...Read More


Scrambled Eggs

Filed by Kate Clinton | January 31, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thanks for stopping by! I watched the State of the Union address, but I think something is wrong with my satellite dish. Apparently I didn't see the same speech as everyone else!...Read More


Perfect Parents

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I am not a perfect parent. Nor am I a perfect person. I know that. I try my best, sometimes I do a good job, sometimes great, sometimes, whooooa nelly, was I wrong. Judging other people's parenting? Not unless it's...Read More


Making a Killing: Rocking Out to Dead Kids

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I shouldn't be surprised at how some folks are willing to turn the sublime into the scatological. After all, what red-blooded patriot doesn't want the American dream? There are plenty of ways to get your face out there, baby, and...Read More


Reader Submission: British Bisexual Youth on Coming Out & Building Community

Filed by Bil Browning | January 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I got an e-mail the other day from William Moreland, a British bisexual youth, who recently gave a really engaging speech about coming out and the LGBT community as part of TEDxYouthDay. When you think about the future of our...Read More


If Edgar Allen Poe Used Twitter

Filed by Bil Browning | January 27, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Gee, Pete, feeling a little guilty about murdered gay Ugandan activist David Kato Kisulle? It's like reading the 140 character edition of an Edgar Allen Poe short story....Read More


Winter Wonderland in Central Park

Filed by Leone Kraus | January 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Someone just shared this photo in their Facebook news feed. I loved it so much that I thought I would share it with Bilerico readers. In case you're wondering, yes, New York City and surrounding areas are covered in snow....Read More


Ted Haggard Is a Bisexual, 21-Year-Old, Masturbation Guy

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 27, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Instead of an urge to go to high school students and tell them there's so much more for them out there, I feel the urge to run to Ted Haggard and just kiss him for being so precious. Ted Haggard,...Read More


What Can You Do to Help Save Lyon-Martin Health Services?

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | January 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Lyon-Martin Health Services, which has made health care accessible to thousands of women, queer, and trans people in San Francisco, is being threatened with imminent closure. The clinic's board of directors say it's financially impossible to keep the clinic open,...Read More


Winter Blues

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 26, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I cannot believe how horrible this winter has been and it's not even February yet. Currently, there are two plumbers in my basement fixing my furnace, which, of course, died during the coldest day of the last four years. Nice....Read More


Cheaper Than Implants: Vintage Inflatable Bra Ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 26, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I don't know why I never thought of putting balloons in my brassieres and blowing them up. Oh wait, I do know: it's ridiculous! Regardless, Frederick's of Hollywood's had a whole line of these beauties in 1960 for women who...Read More


United States of Shame

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Jerame sent me this hella cool map from Pleated Jeans that labels states with their worst vice. "What is your state the worst at?" asks the "United States of Shame" map and, of course, Utah has a porn problem... I...Read More


Ignorance: A Shocking Reminder

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 26, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Todd Heywood is a professional journalist for the Michigan Messenger. As a reporter, I have spent a lot of time writing about HIV-specific criminal laws and their impact not only on those who are accused of...Read More


Death at Triangle Square Raises Questions

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 25, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Maria Dolores Diaz was an active organizer and educator in the Chicano movement who was "instrumental in mobilizing and increasing awareness around issues related to women of color--particularly lesbians of color--during the 1960s and 1970s," according to the featured "resident...Read More


Being a Good Christian Doesn't Mean Getting to Do Whatever You Want

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 24, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Since I'm apparently only posting about the UK today, I may as well comment on the decision of the case of the B&B owners in Cornwall that turned away an English gay couple. The court found in favor of the...Read More


Live Free and Die Fat?

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 24, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

"Mama Grizzlies" and "refudiate" made the banished words list for 2010, but here’s some news that ought to make Sarah Palin smile. America’s obesity epidemic is proving good for business -- the funeral business, that is. It’s no secret that...Read More


LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl Doing Well After Surgery

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 24, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Openly gay Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl is so energetic and enthusiastic about his personal and political passions, it is hard to imagine that anything could slow him down. But his office announced that Rosendahl has had atrial fibrillation...Read More


Gay Man and Straight Woman Marry for Art

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 24, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

A gay man and a woman are marrying for a university art project and say that they plan to stay married their entire lives. You'd think that a gay person marrying someone of the opposite sex and promising to stay...Read More


President Johnson's Balls Hung Low

Filed by Bil Browning | January 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Why is that after watching this animated video of President Johnson calling the maker of Haggar pants to order new trousers that makes me think of a dirty ditty? "Do your balls hang low? Do they wobble to and for?..."...Read More


Double Dunce

Filed by Kate Clinton | January 24, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thanks for stopping by! I've not been the same since the full lunar eclipse, but the news that I may not be the right Zodiac sign has really thrown me for a loop....Read More


Reflections on Death, Families and Parental Acceptance

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 23, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

While I have been enjoying myself in Key West, I have remained haunted by the loss of my mother and, indeed, at times I simply cannot believe that she's gone. Intellectually, I grasp it, but emotionally I have a long...Read More


Power in Beauty

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A friend of mine told me the other day how a date asked her when she knew she was beautiful. Nice come on line, I replied. Did you have an answer? She did. She remembered when she did feel beautiful,...Read More


Married to the Accordion

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | January 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

All my life, I've been drawn to intelligent, talented people. Though I have no musical talent myself, I recognize it when I see it, both in the entertainment field and in my personal life. My first partner was (and is)...Read More


The World According to Americans

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

This XKCD made my day. I was born and raised in one country that loves to make fun of its educational system and that prides itself in being anti-intellectual, and then I moved to another country that loves to think...Read More


When Hickeys Go Wrong

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

An unidentified woman from New Zealand is proof that not only are hickeys uncouth, but they can be dangerous to your health. The woman was sitting in a chair watching television after having sex when her left arm became paralyzed....Read More


The Freedom of Monogamy

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | January 21, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've been reluctant to write much about this new relationship I think partly out of some vague, superstitious fear of jinxing it, but, I think, too, because I want to hold it close, keep it to myself, protect it. It...Read More


Gay Cat Marriage in Manhattan

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm a dog person, not a cat person. And one thing we dog people can hold over cat people is that we generally don't get weird and assign personalities and backstories and emotional narratives to the animals we love (and...Read More


High School Bans Touching; A Student Fights Back

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A high school in New England has banned all touching other than handshakes in their school, and an anonymous student is speaking out: Dear Free-Range Kids: I am a senior at a a small New England high school. A few...Read More


Would You Date a Bisexual Man?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

In yesterday's post about African-American LGBT people marching in LA's Martin Luther King Day parade, I clicked through to a site she referenced - NoMoreDownLow.tv. The site has some really professional, high quality videos aimed at black LGBT folks. As...Read More


Betsie Gallardo Back Home and Comments on Injustice in the Florida Legal System

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Jessica Bussert is the mother of Betsie Gallardo. The Bilerico Project was instrumental in getting Betsie released from a Florida prison recently. Jessica lives with her wife, Sharon, in Indiana. After perhaps the most stressful month...Read More


Freeing Myself from Sexual Repression

Filed by David Castillo | January 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Those moments when we realize that we are always learning are the most humbling and most important for me. I've been out of the closet since I was 22 and it's safe to say that I'm very secure in my...Read More


ACS Data: Same-Sex Couples Found More in the South

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'm not going to speculate about this one, but this confirms American Community Survey data found in years past: The changes may seem surprising for a city where churches that have long condemned homosexuality remain a powerful force. But as...Read More


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Five Things About HIV (They're Not Telling You)

Filed by Mark S. King | January 19, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

In this most recent video from My Fabulous Disease, activist and POZ Magazine founder Sean Strub and I reveal five things that public HIV/AIDS campaigns are unwilling to discuss openly - things that every gay man should know. Last month,...Read More


Losing Your Virginity Is Like Drinking a Cup of Spit

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

We've long bemoaned the abstinence-only sex education plan for it's outright erasure of LGBT youth who can't get married (and following the logic should never have sex therefore), but have you really examined what the kids are being taught? We...Read More


Lance Lundsten Might Not Have Committed Suicide

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, LGBT blogs reported (including Bilerico) on the death of Lance Lundsten over the weekend and ascribed his death to bullying, saying it fell into a familiar pattern of anti-gay bullying leading to suicide. Lundsten's father disagrees: Mr Lundsten senior...Read More


Elton John's Letter to Himself

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Letters of Note is a sweet blog I follow that highlights interesting correspondence - whether because of the contents or the fame of the author. Yesterday they featured a letter that Elton John wrote to himself; the openly gay adult...Read More


Postcards that Tell Stories: Triumph of the Lesbian Suitor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 18, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A beautiful and unique series of late 19th century French postcards which tell the tale of a lovely Russian (on left, in men's attire) who steals the affections of the feminine beauty away from her aging male suitor....Read More


Another Gay Teen Suicide Because of Bullying

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 18, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

UPDATE: While this story and many others online reported that Lance Lundsten committed suicide, his father says he died of an enlarged heart. The Sheriff's office now says that the cause of death is "undetermined." Congress is expected to return...Read More


Gay Stamp of Approval

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 18, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I've kept a secret for years. Now it's time for me to come out - as a stamp collector. I'm throwing off my shame. I'm a nerd and I'm proud! My orientation, philatelically speaking, is toward general collecting. I amass...Read More


No Pants Subway Ride 2011

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Ah, yes, it's that time of year. It's time for the No Pants Subway Ride and this time they've expanded to 50 different cities. What's up with all the guys wearing boxers in the video? Surely to God someone showed...Read More


Key West: Escape to Paradise

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 18, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

As regular Bilerico readers and readers of my personal blog know, it has been a rough week and a half to two weeks for me with the loss of my mother. What has helped me go on emotionally and psychologically...Read More


MLK: Bayard Rustin's Partner Speaks

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today's must-read Martin Luther King Day article is penned by none other than Bayard Rustin's partner, Walter Naegle. Rustin was the openly gay adviser to Martin Luther King Jr who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Nine days after the...Read More


Supreme Court Refuses Ladies' Night Suit

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 16, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I posted about Roy Den Hollander a while back, the man who sued and lost arguing that ladies' night is unconstitutional discrimination against men. The Supreme Court won't be hearing his case. One has to wonder if he's, um, serious....Read More


Anti-gay Fundie Opens Teen Coffeeshop; Hires Child Molester to Run It

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Everyone knows that the religious right fundies like to claim that LGBT people are more likely to molest children even though the facts say otherwise. Scott Lively, the evangelical who has been pushing Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill, has opened...Read More


America's Most Literate Cities

Filed by Bil Browning | January 14, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I love to read; it goes hand in hand with my love of writing. One of the things I most disliked about Indiana was how little a large portion of the populace was concerned with cracking open a book or...Read More


The Ex-Gay Jesus-Fix-It Perpetual Emotion Machine

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

(The following is not meant to absolve folks like Alan Downing, but to just show what it's like. Because the religious right would have everyone believe that it's all so simple: just pray, believe, and it will all go away....Read More


Name Changes and Official Documents: A Kafkaesque Story

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | January 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today I set about recreating my identity from scratch. Or, I should say (knowing full well there's no such thing as any sort of fixed identity), my official identity. Somewhere, somehow, in my move from Austin to New York last...Read More


Buy the House from Ferris Bueller!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

If you live in the Chicago area (or would like to!), you can purchase the house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off for the low, low price of $1.65 million. The home is in Highland Park. Before I knew I was...Read More


The Worst Thing You'll Read Today

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

What violence in our political rhetoric? Just because a South Carolina gun manufacturer is releasing an AR-15 assault rifle with Congressman Joe Miller's "You lie!" quote engraved on the firearm, doesn't mean they expect anyone to use it on a...Read More


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Fitness Stud Nelson Vergel Raids My Fridge

Filed by Mark S. King | January 12, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Nelson Vergel is not impressed with my refrigerator. Sure, it has double doors and a freezer drawer, but he's criticizing almost every damn thing inside it. Most of the items say "low fat" or "sugar free," but he claims it's...Read More


Mystery Miss in Training: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 12, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

A friend sent this to me a while back, without any background or information, but secure in the knowledge that a 1920s era photo of a transgender (submissive?) "in training" would intrigue me. Does it ever! Hopefully, it intrigues you...Read More


Pro-gay billboards cause a stir

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 12, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

A new billboard campaign is up in Schenectady, New York, showing that black gay men do exist and attempting to start conversations about sexual minorities. As I understand it, there are three billboards, each with a different picture from the...Read More


A radical notion: Choosing to be fat is OK

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 12, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: This entry is a guest post by Melissa McEwan. Melissa is the blog mistress behind Shakesville, and she's kind enough to let us cross-post this classic post on fat hatred. I would like to put forth the radical...Read More


Help Yourself: Vintage how-to guides

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 11, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Two funky old self-help guides from the 1950s. Interesting to see the built-in gender assumptions. Catering to gender insecurities about masculinity (real men have deep voices -- though why the women are studying the same skill leaves a modern person...Read More


Teacher has advice on coming out

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 11, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

An article from a lesbian middle school teacher in California discusses coming out in school. This teacher decided to let her students have some Q&A time with her about her sexuality, only to be told in advance not "to tell...Read More


Diabetes: That's what she said!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

When I was in my early 20's, my roommate and I drove up to Indianapolis to go the bathhouse. I met a lovely gentleman and we retired to my room for a few hours. The sex was great, but a...Read More


Unconventional wisdom on trans stories in schools

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 10, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Joanne Herman on the Huffington Post argues that children should be introduced to the concept of transsexualism in schools: Critics will cry that introducing all children to the concept of transgender people will cause children to "become transgender." But the...Read More


Gay Latino Intern Credited with Helping Save Rep Giffords' Life

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 10, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Here's an excellent example of why we need the LGBT and alternative media. John Wright at Dallas Voice notes that the young man who stuck by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords immediately after she was shot and is credited with perhaps saving...Read More


Facebook shutting down in March?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Remember when Bat Boy, gay rumors, and the end of civilization were the trademark cornerstones for a Weekly World News article? The skeezy tabloid has always been my favorite of the lurid rags just because their stuff was so obviously...Read More


Nepal introduces third gender in census

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 10, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

After a supreme court ruling requiring the government to protect the rights of LGBT people, this year's census in Nepal will include a third gender category: Nepal's national census will include a new category for transgender people when counting begins...Read More


My Sister's Memorial

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 09, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Jake played harp. Flawless. Zachary read a piece he wrote about her as an aunt. Stunning. Ben put together photos. Beautiful. I sobbed through most of my speech. My friend who ran the service... amazing. She talked about how it...Read More


S.O.R.D.

Filed by Kate Clinton | January 08, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

My galpal calls it "Seasonal Off-Road Disorder". Every year after the Christmas digression, I like to invoke my personal hibernate function before I have to power up again and hit the road. I look forward to a couple weeks of...Read More


A Parent's Wonderful Gift to A Gay Son

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 07, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Contributor Note: This post is very personal, but looks at an important issue: parental acceptance of LGBT children. My mother, Marion Hibben Phelps Hamar (pictured above at right with my late sister many years back) passed away on January 5,...Read More


Photo: This Is What Projectors Do

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'm so, so proud of all of the work and energy Bilerico readers and contributors put into freeing Betsie Gallardo from prison over the past two weeks. This photo is what you worked for; Betsie Gallardo has been released. A...Read More


Catholic school district bans GSA's, call gays Nazis

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

While I wouldn't put it past a Catholic school board to ban GSA's at their schools. It makes sense - who's going to become a priest or a nun if people can live out of the closet and outside the...Read More


Boston Herald sportswriter comes out in column

Filed by Drew Cordes | January 07, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

A sportswriter for the Boston Herald, Steve Buckley, came out as gay in a recent column. Near the end of his piece, he says: But during this same period (of planning to come out), I have read sobering stories about...Read More


Ouch: John Edwards out of Elizabeth's will

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Elizabeth Edwards' will was published online yesterday and it had one shocking revelation. Edwards' husband, former Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, doesn't get a dime. The couple separated last year after it was revealed in the National Enquirer that John...Read More


Ugandan High Court rules in favor of LGBT advocates

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jim Burroway is editor of Box Turtle Bulletin, and has been following the situation closely in Uganda since breaking the story of the three American evangelicals who held an anti-gay conference in Kampala in March 2009....Read More


Lesbian priests marrying each other!

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | January 06, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note, and what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate their commitment to each other than in holy matrimony. Before a jubilant crowd...Read More


Reno's first baby of the year born to lesbian couple

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | January 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We are everywhere. And in Reno, Nevada, at two minutes past midnight on January 1, the region's first baby of the year was born to a lesbian couple. The birth mom, Jennifer Chamberlin, works as a nurse at the hospital...Read More


Betsie Gallardo to Be Released from Prison

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'm simply overjoyed and in tears right now. I've been championing HIV+ prisoner Betsie Gallardo, who was jailed for five years for spitting at a police officer. I asked for a Christmas miracle for Betsie - that she be released...Read More


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Carlton's glorious, dangerous denial

Filed by Mark S. King | January 04, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

My friend Carlton is a chain smoker, even if all his cigarettes are imaginary. His standard pose consists of one hand resting on his hip -- elbow jutting out as if in the midst of a runway strut -- while...Read More


WATCH: Betsie Gallardo & Her Mother Speak About Ordeal in Florida Prison

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've been championing HIV+ prisoner Betsie Gallardo's quest to be granted medical clemency and allowed to go home as she dies of cancer. Gallardo was sentenced to five years in state prison for spitting at a police officer after having...Read More


Stretch and grow - or die

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 03, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting on a local MCC church that may go the way of the gay bar or the queer bookstore: Started in 1979, the predominantly gay Orlando church is imperiled by its inability to attract a younger...Read More


Prop 8 Supportive Minister Busted for Child Molestation

Filed by Bil Browning | January 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Color me surprised - a California minister who was a donor to the Proposition 8 campaign has been caught allegedly molesting children. Not only is Mr. Sanctity supposedly a man of God, he's also a foster parent and daycare provider....Read More


Happy New Year, 2011

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 02, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A couple of thoughts as I go into the new year... The second to last conversation I had with my sister, she said to me, live like tomorrow isn't coming. You never know. It's true, and for her, very true....Read More


I love your smile

Filed by Michele O'Mara | January 02, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

New Year's Day feels like the untied bow on a brand new, beautifully wrapped gift. Unlike gifts under our tree during the holiday season, this New Year gift will be unwrapped, one day at a time for the next 365...Read More