November 23, 2008

Better Know a Contributor: Father Tony

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 23, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More

What Harvey Milk Tells Us About Proposition 8

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rob Epstein is the director of the Oscar winning film "The Times of Harvey Milk", and is this years' recipient of the International Documentary Association's Pioneer Award. Thirty years ago on election night Harvey Milk gave...Read More

Il Divo winners and upcoming contests

Filed by Bil Browning | November 23, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Congrats to the winners of Il Divo's latest CD, The Promise, courtesy of Columbia Records and Bilerico Project. These Bilerico Project Twitter followers won: womanistmusings tiggerfitch spyderkl kirkfontenot inkpeninmd What's coming up over the next few weeks? Next week I...Read More

Queer Lit: What I'm Reading (Offline)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | November 23, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Earlier this year, I realized that I don't read nearly as much in print as I used to. That, and some other things (like the fact that I typically spend more than 10 hours a day at my laptop, and...Read More

Student Looking for LGBT Military Significant Others to Speak Out

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 23, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Yesterday I was listening to Josh Groban's Christmas album as I did my housework. (I know . . . it's not even Thanksgiving . . .) When it came around to "I'll Be Home For Christmas," the sound clips of...Read More

An Open Letter to My Brother, Newt Gingrich

Filed by Candace Gingrich | November 23, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Dear Newt, I recently had the displeasure of watching you bash the protesters of the Prop 8 marriage ban to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News. I must say, after years of watching you build your career by stirring up the...Read More

Stories from the Helpline

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: "Stories from the Helpline" is a recurring feature on The Bilerico Project, bringing in the personal accounts of Helpline counselors from The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis...Read More

Review: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture

Filed by Nina Smith | November 23, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Rapture is coming, the Rapture is coming! Oy! This Christmas, I've found the perfect book for my family's white elephant gift exchange. It's called: How to Profit from the Coming Rapture... a snarky, how-to manual about where and when...Read More

An Open Letter To White Gays and Lesbians at the Silverlake Prop 8 Rally, by Alette Kendrick

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 23, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

This letter has been widely posted on the web, and I'm including it here for Bilerico readers. The writer, Alette Kendrick, is a friend of a friend, and I'm posting this with her permission. Dear white gays and lesbians at...Read More


Filed by Eric Marcus | November 23, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This past week I did a presentation at the annual GLSEN Hudson Valley PrideWorks conference on how to answer the questions we all wind up getting asked by parents, friends, strangers, and colleagues (and often get asked over and over...Read More


Marriage is a Basic Civil Right

Filed by Ed Team | November 23, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This use of religious beliefs to block basic civil rights undermines the separation of church and state in this nation. The basis of that separation lies in the experience of early American colonists who had fled religious persecution elsewhere...Read More

Nina Simone Singing About a Revolution

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 23, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Nine Simone released this powerful song in 1969, the year that LGBT people shouted "no more" and defended the Stonewall Inn from an invasion by police. While the song is about the Black Civil Rights...Read More