Living: April 2011

14 Years Together, Married, and Still Filing 'Single'

Filed by Davina Kotulski | April 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This year Molly and I filed our taxes again as "married" in California and "single" on our federal documents. We are grateful that we are legally married and can file "married" in the state of California, but it is totally...Read More


Demons at Harvard

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | April 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first week of April, a major university conference took place whose speakers numbered some of the most extremist and wiggy religious activists in the U.S. One might assume that it was sponsored by the Tea Party, or The Family,...Read More


City Calm about Public Gay Sex in Park

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Copenhagen Post has a story on gay cruising that shows how no one cares about sex in a public park. An unknown person left signs telling people to clean up after themselves: Visitors to Ørstedsparken, just next to Nørreport...Read More


Zorita's Half and Half Act: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 29, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

One of the most popular and creative Burlesque queens of the 1950s, Zorita was famous for her "half and half" act. Below, the openly bisexual beauty performs as bride and groom:...Read More


An Open Letter to My Genitals in Advance of Surgery

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Well, here we are, coming to the end of our time together. In a month you'll be gone, and things will be different. I don't know the ways in which they'll be different, and that's a bit intimidating in the...Read More


3 Printers Refuse to Publish LGBT College Group's Magazine

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

Three printers have refused to publish Fusion, Kent State University's LGBT magazine. The award winning publication is sponsored by Campus Progress. A fourth printing company has agreed to do the production run, but because of time constraints the magazine's costs...Read More


Pro-Gay Billboard Causes Stir

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Another pro-gay billboard in New York state is making people mad, including a state senator who says it's a political message to support same-sex marriage even though it doesn't mention marriage at all (text version at link): This is why...Read More


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Presbyterians, Gays, & the Ramifications of Being Lukewarm

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | April 27, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

In the next few weeks there will be a news story on the role of gay clergy in one of the oldest and largest religious denominations in this country. You will hear that the Presbyterian Church (USA), a denomination with...Read More


Soulmates and Other Lies

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 27, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

I have a wonderful friend who is constantly getting dumped because the women he goes out with don't feel that special spark. He is straight. I have another friend who dumps people after dating less than two weeks because he...Read More


Hate Crime: Ohio Anti-Gay Arson Kills 8 Horses

Filed by Bil Browning | April 27, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Most of our readers are aware that Bilerico Project was started when I lived in Indiana, but I was born in Zanesville, Ohio. I have several family members that still live in the area, so this terrible story hits a...Read More


Take Heart: Something Has Changed In Maryland

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 26, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dana Beyer, a retired eye surgeon, is a trans activist and co-author of The Dallas Principles. She serves on the boards of the National Center for Transgender Equality and Keshet, the national Jewish LGBT education and...Read More


Chrissy Lee Polis: The New Kitty Genovese?

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | April 26, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I couldn't sleep Friday night after watching the video of Chrissy Lee Polis being beaten by two teenage girls at a Baltimore McDonald's. As I lay awake at 3 am, cartoonishly wide-eyed in the dark, I couldn't stop picturing Polis...Read More


Smart Slut

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 26, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

For many years, I wrongly assumed that a loving, honest relationship would keep me HIV negative. I foolishly bought into the thinking that simply decreasing the number of sex partners and being in a committed monogamous relationship would be enough...Read More


My Mother's Son

Filed by D Gregory Smith | April 26, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

First, I want to thank everyone for the marvelous messages of support during the last week. Losing my mom was/is pretty rough. Even though it was sudden, painless, and she died in the arms of my father, a man she...Read More


Lesbian Fire Chief Sues City Alleging Discrimination

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Monterey Park, California Fire Chief Cathleen Orchard filed a lawsuit Thursday, April 21, alleging that the City Council and firefighter's union conspired to force her out because of her gender and sexual orientation, according to the San Gabrielle Tribune. Orchard...Read More


Video: Trans Victim of McDonalds Attack Speaks

Filed by Bil Browning | April 24, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The victim of last week's vicious attack at a Baltimore McDonalds is speaking to the media. Crissy Lee Polis, a transgender woman who was severely beaten by two teenagers, spoke with the Baltimore Sun about the incident and what led...Read More


Racist Comments on McDonald's Attack Video

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yesterday Bil posted the article, "Transgender Woman Severely Beaten at Baltimore McDonalds While Employees Watch," and I knew from the moment it began play that reception of this video would be dangerous. As predicted, the racist comments rolled in while...Read More


Transgender Woman Severely Beaten at Baltimore McDonalds While Employees Watch

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is absolutely disgusting. After an unidentified transwoman tried to use the bathroom at a Baltimore McDonald's, two patrons started attacking her in full view of other customers and employees. What did the employees do? They filmed it on their...Read More


Two 14 Year Old Girls Commit Suicide - Possibly a Result of Bullying

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Today Show reported on the story of 14 year olds Halyee Fentress and Paige Moravetz in rural Minnesota who killed themselves last week in what might have been a suicide pact. Relatives discuss whether bullying might have driving them...Read More


A Boy in Jeans: 1950s Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 22, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

This could be a contemporary jeans ad, but this guy's all natural! No retouching, no camera tricks, just pure wholesome hairy muscled goodness as he cools the soles of his feet and dreams....Read More


This Is Nonsense: Your iPhone Is Not Tracking You

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

After reading the repeated breathless reports about how our iPhones are spying on us all, I couldn't help but roll my eyes - then I got annoyed. Seriously folks, this is a non-issue. Yes, iPhones collect general location data that...Read More


Texas A&M Student Senate Backs Homophobic Measure

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 21, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A bill of support passed through the Texas A&M Student Senate last night for a Texas Legislature bill (SB-63-106) that would require Texas colleges and universities with GLBT resource centers to provide equal funding for "Traditional and Family Values" Centers...Read More


NOM Sues Miss California USA Pageant

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Just when you think that the National Organization for Marriage couldn't get any wackier, along comes this story from Michael Musto about running into an official from the Miss California USA pageant outside of a musical the other evening. Musto...Read More


What Price for this Life?

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 21, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Strange day today. I have the appraiser coming over to go through all my sister's things and put a price tag on it for tax purposes. Feels odd to have your whole life summed up in a number. I was...Read More


"Don't Say Gay" in Tennessee

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 21, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Tennessee's state judiciary committee passed the "don't say gay" bill this week, prohibiting any discussion of homosexuality prior to ninth grade. Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxille, the measure is being added to the existing Board of Education's "family life...Read More


The Not-So-Pretty Face of Eating Disorders

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Huffington Post blogger Galia Slayen, a Chinese and Government Major at Hamilton College, has created a life-sized replica of the iconic Barbie doll as a shocking wakeup call for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Slayen kept Barbie's proportions the same;...Read More


Former College Freshman Indicted in Suicide of Tyler Clementi

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Former Rutgers University freshman Dharun Ravi received a 15-count indictment on Wednesday, April 20, from a Middlesex County grand jury for "invasion of privacy, witness and evidence tampering, and other charges stemming from the suicide of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi in...Read More


What to Tell Your Kids About Gay Sex

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Steve Publicover is a former DC resident who lives in southwestern Virginia. One of the arguments we often hear from the whiny homophobes who fight tooth and nail to restrict our rights is that if the homo-sekshuls become...Read More


New Condom Makes Your Wang Bigger & Harder?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

It sounds like the subject line of a spam e-mail, but a new condom is supposed to make your penis bigger and harder when you wear it. The rubber will be distributed by Durex. CSD500, our Condom Safety Device is...Read More


OC Republican Official Apologizes for Racist Email, Won't Resign

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Orange County Republican official Marilyn Davenport, a Tea Party activist, publicly apologized Monday night for emailing friends a photo depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee with the caption: "Now you know why No birth certificate!" After an immediate uproar,...Read More


A Couple of Sailors Hanging Around: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 19, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Ca. 1940s, a rare vintage gay cheesecake photo of a couple of incredibly handsome and dreamy-eyed sailors tied to riggings....Read More


Passover: The Orange on the Seder Plate

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

While Jewish people celebrate Passover this week, there's an LGBT angle to the feasting. Maybe progressive Jews include an orange on the seder plate. During the meal, several items are laid out on a plate to symbolize various aspects of...Read More


House of Wind, Sir

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 19, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The King's Speech was the royal carpet-bombing to get subjects in the mood for the big same-old-sex nuptials between the prince and a commoner. A very wealthy commoner, but common nonetheless. The movie didn't do that for me, but my...Read More


Day of Silence

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 19, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Day of Silence, and where is our tax money going?...Read More


I Won't Lie About My Marriage on My Taxes

Filed by Kate Kendell | April 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

My birthday is April 15. No one ever forgets my birthday, which is great of course, but it is also a sometimes bittersweet date since April 15 is always - until this year's anomaly - tax day. Every year, I,...Read More


Tax Day Flashmob at Bank Of America

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't forget! Thanks to Emancipation Day in Washington, DC last Friday, the due date for all federal taxes was extended to today. While you're reaching deep in your pockets to pay Uncle Sam, Bank of America is enjoying their bajillions...Read More


In the Navy: Vintage Gay Cheesecake

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 18, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

A classic homoerotic theme, this beautiful image is ca. 1940s. The guy in the foreground has a gorgeous Roman profile too!...Read More


Catch a Grenade

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 18, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

You know that song on the radio, I'll catch a grenade for you... I think the artist is Bruno Mars. I was listening to it on the radio driving home today and thought, yup. That's my story. I'll catch a...Read More


46 Years Ago Today: First Lesbian & Gay Protest at the White House

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Will Kohler is a freelance writer and activist from Cincinnati, Ohio. Will blogs at Back2Stonewall.com. How far we have not come. In 1957, Dr. Frank Kameny, along with gay rights pioneer Jack Nichols, co-founded the Mattachine...Read More


Study: Early HIV Treatment Could Sharply Cut Infection Rate

Filed by D Gregory Smith | April 16, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Science Daily reports a new study finds that starting antiretroviral treatment soon after HIV diagnosis could cut the rate of infection by almost 60 percent over five years. Recent evidence suggests that, in addition to benefiting the individual, HIV treatment...Read More


Maggie Gallagher Gets GetEqual Anita Bryant Award

Filed by Bil Browning | April 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just in case Delaware's passage of civil unions legislation has Maggie Gallagher down in the dumps, GetEqual has given her something to look forward to! At today's congressional hearing about marriage equality, the direct action group's members bestowed their first...Read More


Building Queer Community (or The Queer Migration Myth, Redux)

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | April 15, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last Saturday night I went to the birthday party of a local lesbian activist. I've attended easily fifty meetings with her, many as small as five or ten people. At the door, she threw her arms around the friend I'd...Read More


Girls Will Love Girls: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 15, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I've been enjoying looking at vintage bathing pictures lately. I guess summer's on my mind. It's sweet to see all the natural curves and muscles, not to mention the natural poses and relaxed affections in old photos. The happy smiles...Read More


Tales of the Radical Faeries

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 15, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

On Labor Day Weekend, 1979, 200 men gathered in the Arizona desert for the first Spiritual Conference for Radical Faeries. Called forth by Harry Hay (of Mattachine Society fame), Hay's partner John Burnside, Don Kilhefner and Mitch Walker, this first...Read More


Verizon Guy Comes Out: Can You Hear Him Now?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Remember Paul Marcarelli? He's the actor who starred in all of the Verizon commercials and kept repeating the tagline, "Can you hear me now?" Now that his contract with Verizon is winding down, the actor's contract restrictions are being lifted...Read More


Note to My Students

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Okay, we are doing blog writing in class and I'm sure about half of you have looked up this blog and are now reading it. A couple words about blogs... they are not for bashing people. Nothing you ever say...Read More


I'm Still Tired of Being in Pain

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well, per the other day's post, yesterday was a better day pain-wise. I can't say it was pain free, and may have to start standing up on the bus in order to ensure things don't go downhill before I get...Read More


Louis Vernassier: 1906 'Excentrique'

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 14, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

A gem of a publicity card from 1906, listing the talents and marvels of the eccentric French musical prodigy, Louis Vernassier. In addition to playing a multitude of instruments, he performed dressed as a woman....Read More


Kitty Powered Blogging

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Occasionally Jerame will ask me why it's taking me so long to write a post or essay. Sometimes my assistant helps too much. There's another snapshot from last week after the jump....Read More


Putting Away Childish, Damaging Things

Filed by Mark S. King | April 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sex with an underage person is a serious offense. This story does not seek to endorse or excuse such activity. For help, please contact the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. We're on a dirt road in the cotton fields, looking...Read More


Religion Is Like a Penis

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 13, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

So true. (Thanks, Pete.) crossposted at Suburban Lesbian Housewife...Read More


How to Disparage Gays Effectively

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Now that gays have started being treated like human beings, far right fundies are in a tizzy and desperate to get the upper back hand. So what's a Christian bigot to do? Why, rebrand with new buzz words, of course!...Read More


No Comfort Zone

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A friend went to the Chihuly exhibit this weekend and sent me a photo with the caption, "Don't touch." Indeed. No touching the Chihuly. I have always loved modern and abstract art. It comes from having been raised around my...Read More


Sweet Affections: Vintage Hunks in Trunks

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 12, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Those old-style 2-piece bathing suits for men were pretty hot. On the other hand, the men wearing them in this adorable image also add a whole lot to the sizzle. I'm not sure of the date on this, but guessing...Read More


I Am Tired of Being in Pain

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 12, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone. - Mary Schmich I used to wonder what the phrase above -- from Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich’s now famous column meant. I no longer have to wonder....Read More


Chests Out, Slogans On

Filed by Leslie Robinson | April 12, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

In my last column I discussed the role T-shirts with slogans play in the battle over gay rights. It occurred to me, aside from the T-shirts I've read about that have caused ruckuses in schools and elsewhere, I don't know...Read More


Social Notworking

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 12, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

White guys seem to own social media! Where are we, girls?...Read More


My Brother Aiden

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

The following is a collaborative work between me and my good friend Adam Tierney, a Creative Writing major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was 11 when Terry died. He had had a heart attack in his bedroom; he was...Read More


Should We Lift the Ban On HIV+ Organ Donation?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | April 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

When I was diagnosed with HIV, a friend said "You're an organ donor aren't you? You'd better change that." I agreed, and changed my driver's license organ donor status (goodbye, little red heart!). But in the back of my mind...Read More


Black Father Love: A New Type of Celebrity

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

In a world that gives so much credence and attention to Brangelina, Sandra Bullock, and every celebrity that takes in a baby of color, where is all the glory and paparazzi for black dads who are raising their children? During...Read More


How to Create a Drama-Free Zone

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I woke up this morning now I understand what it means to give your life to just one man. Afraid of feeling nothing. No bees and butterflies. My head is full of voices and my house is full of lies....Read More


Before Craigslist in Indiana

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A lesson for the younguns: before the internet came along, people would put advertisements in gay newspapers and magazines. They were just as bad (although not as graphic usually) as the current crop you find on Craigslist now. But it...Read More


Provincetown Icon Ellie Castillo Passes Away

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 10, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Anyone who has ever been to Provincetown has seen and heard Ellie Castillo on the streets and in the clubs. Sadly, Ellie passed away from cancer April 7. The Provincetown Magazine obituary is here. A site called Lady Bunny Blog...Read More


Sharing the Journey

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 09, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jake turned 11 this week. I can't believe my baby is 11. I've been gone a long time. I'm sorry. I've been trying to hold in all that has been going on for me. Sit with it. Consider it. Jake...Read More


The LGBT Population Is Not 9 Million

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 07, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

I would be really nice to know how many LGBT people there are in the US. I often scoff at studies that say "X% of LGBT people do/believe Y" because, since we don't even know the size of the queer...Read More


Can Your Penis Do This?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

France's latest HIV prevention campaign features one clever dick. Watch as this cute guy's penis paints a picture, defuses a bomb, solves complicated math problems, and more. He's got a cute butt and all, but I'm curious to see how...Read More


Malcolm X Was Gay for Pay

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | April 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Before any of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities laud Malcolm X as our new gay icon or castigate him for being a black heterosexist nationalist on the "down low," we might need to closely examine the...Read More


Should Good Friday Become a National Holiday?

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

What fresh hell is this? The Campaign to Commemorate Good Friday as a National Holiday is holding a rally on the National Mall later this month to promote federal recognition of the Christian holy day as a national holiday. Apparently...Read More


'Gay' Skeleton Found in Czech Republic

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 06, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ignoring the fact that the Mail chooses to call hir a "gay man" even though we know nothing about hir sexual preferences, this is interesting: During that period, men were traditionally buried lying on their right side with the head...Read More


WBC: God H8S U

Filed by Bil Browning | April 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you thought yesterday's half hour video about a "supernatural spell being cast in public schools" was horrendous, wait until you check out Westboro Baptist Church's latest video, "GOD H8S." This video is chockfull of Biblical misinterpretation, their hateful parodies...Read More


Does Hyper Sexuality Start at Five?

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 06, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

When baby animals don't get touched they die. If this is the case for lesser developed creatures, why do we think humans can survive without touch. In my post "Should Cruising Be Considered an Unacceptable Risk?" I made reference to...Read More


Gauguin Painting Attacked for 'Homosexual' Theme

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last Friday, a visitor attacked a Paul Gauguin painting at the National Museum of Art. The artwork, "Two Tahitian Women," shows two women with breasts exposed. The attacker cited the nudity as her reason for going unhinged and said the...Read More


A 'Supernatural Spell Being Cast in Public Schools'

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Get a load of this crap. Dr. Michael Brown is promoting his new book, A Queer Thing Happened to America, and the banter between Brown and the host will make you lose your lunch. After all, since the host says...Read More


San Francisco Gay Bookstore Closing

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Another gay bookstore is closing: The Castro's A Different Light Bookstore, one of the few remaining LGBT bookstores in the United States, is apparently closing. This comes on the heels of the closure of the Mission's Modern Times, another independent...Read More


How to Make Love to a Trans Person

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I stumbled across this poem when Projector Ed tipped me to it. We don't usually post poetry or fiction or Bilerico Project, but I thought our readers would really enjoy this one. It will resonate with quite a few Projectors....Read More


Why Black Fear Matters

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 05, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I write this essay as a direct response to all of the drama surrounding the belief, statistically factually proven or not, that the black folks in our great state of California overwhelmingly voted for Prop 8. While there is much...Read More


Lesbian and Gay Parents Jumping Through Hoops

Filed by Dana Rudolph | April 04, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The New York Times ran an article last week on "The Extra Hoops Gay Parents Must Jump Through" to gain legal and financial protections. Three experts - a lawyer, a financial planner, and an accountant (which sounds like the start...Read More


A Handsome Kiss: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 04, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

At first I thought this was a photobooth shot, but the quality looks too good. In fact, it looks like they were posing for the shot in a studio. I'm guessing it is ca. 1940s-1950s, by the haircuts and shirts....Read More


Charlie's 'Torpedo of Truth' Sinks... Charlie Sheen

Filed by Mark S. King | April 03, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

When exploiting his Goddesses by opening the show with a lesbian make-out session is the least offensive thing Charlie Sheen does in his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, you know you're witnessing a meltdown of the highest order. Charlie's peculiar,...Read More


Well-Suited Couple: Vintage Cabinet Card

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 03, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'd love to know if this was a vintage theatrical card, much like other cards I've posted, showing male impersonators from the late 1890s to 1910s. This one's from the same era, but since this only lists the photography studio,...Read More


Visiting Rancho Bilerico

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Other than our friend, Josh, no one else from home has visited us in DC. This weekend, though, Jerame got an early birthday gift; his mom came to visit for the weekend. It's her first trip to the nation's capitol...Read More


Has Tom Cruise Been Outed by an iPhone?

Filed by Mark S. King | April 01, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

When Jason Breakman discovered an iPhone at an "undisclosed NYC location" late Wednesday night and realized the owner was megastar Tom Cruise, he did what any self-respecting gay man would do. He took digital photos of the call activity and...Read More


Each Step Is a Step of Affirmation

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Henia Handler is the Director of Government Affairs for Fenway Health. For more than a decade the national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) researchers has remained true to illuminating our knowledge on the...Read More


Funky Vintage Fashion: The Trikini

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 01, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What the what? I don't remember this hopeful entry into the fabulous world of late 1960s fashion; this strange version of a trikini (three piece bikini, first modeled in 1967) never caught on. Maybe it's the polka-dotted bow sprouting from...Read More