March 16, 2009

Hate crimes increase after Prop 8

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Remember, the people who fought for Prop 8 were innocent victims in the face of the wrath of the LGBT community in California after the election. Teh gayz committed such atrocious crimes, like boycotts and sternly-worded postcards, that average, pro-family...Read More

Trans 101

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 16, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

This is an amazing video put together by my organization, Mass Equality, with GLAD and Mass Transgender Political Coalition. Watch. Please. And then go call your state legislator, regardless of where you live, and demand protections for Transgender people....Read More

We're Making History in Tallahassee!

Filed by Nadine Smith | March 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

You could hear their roar while they were still blocks away. At 11:45AM today, hundreds and hundreds of LGBT students, families and our allies poured into the capitol square chanting, "What do we want - Equality, When do we want...Read More

National LGBTI Health Summit 2009

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 16, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Planning for the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit to be held August 14 - 18, 2009 in Chicago is already well under way. Among those organizing the summit is FOB (Friend of Bilerico) Jim Pickett, the kick ass Advocacy Director...Read More

The New Gay Makes the Washington Post

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Its usually a good thing when gay bloggers get featured in the traditional media for the role that they can play strengthening the LGBT community. Its even better when the gay bloggers featured are from DC and are doing such...Read More

How progressive are you?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Center for American Progress has a quiz up to determine how progressive you are. Here are my results: Don't really know how I feel about this... I mean, "progressing" towards what? Then again, I'm glad that they're trying to...Read More

Rally in Tally Speech from the Florida State Capitol

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | March 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: This is Michael's speech from today's Rally in Tally. Good afternoon all ye who Rally in Tally! My name is Michael Emanuel Rajner; a gay man living with AIDS and Director of HIV/AIDS Education and Policy for the...Read More

Phillips Academy GSA: 20 Years of Friendship and Activism

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 16, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Originally published in Bay Windows, February 26, 2009. I did this piece to cover a local event, but I thought it might be of wider interest. Phillips Academy Andover has the second-oldest gay-straight alliance in the country—though it is perhaps...Read More

Maggie Gallagher and the Scarlet Letter tort

Filed by Sean Bugg | March 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Fairness dictates acknowledgment that when anti-marriage-equality activist Maggie Gallagher puts forward an absolutely idiotic, non-starter proposal like "a tort of adultery" -- legally punishing unmarried individuals who have sex with married individuals -- it at least has something to do...Read More


Two new contributors!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 16, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Please join me in welcoming two new bloggers to Bilerico Project this week. Both will be welcome additions to the Bilerico family and will be covering unique niches that we don't already have covered. Jeff Sheng is a LA-based professional...Read More

Win tickets from Bilerico-Indiana!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's time for a Bilerico-Indiana contest. This time up for grabs are two tickets to the upcoming Kate Clinton show at the Indiana Red Roof Ballroom. In fact, Kate has something to say about it! If you'd like to win...Read More

Bisexuality: Who's Using Whom?

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 16, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Ellyn Ruthstrom is the President of the Bisexual Resource Center and the Calendar Editor of Bi Women Boston. One of the things I really value about the bi community is the way we provide a wonderful...Read More

DC Goverment's Response to AIDS Epidemic = EPIC FAIL

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 16, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

You know that things are beyond bad when the HIV/AIDS rate in DC is compared to such Western African countries as Uganda and Kenya. At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses...Read More

2009 Lambda Literary Awards nominees

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Lambda Literary Foundation has come out with its list of nominees for this years awards. Congratulations to Bilerico contributor Nancy Polikoff on her well-deserved nomination for Beyond (Straight or Gay) Marriage. The rest of the nominees are after the...Read More


Filed by Monica Roberts | March 16, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

When I began going out to Houston clubs not long after my 18th birthday in 1980, one of the things I noticed was that when I compared and contrasted my experiences in GLBT clubs vis a vis non GLBT ones...Read More

ACTION ITEM: End The H8, Within The LGBT Community

Filed by K Travis Ballie | March 16, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'm Pissed, I'm Angry And I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore. Two female-to-male transgender patrons of the Dupont Circle gay bar Fab Lounge told police they were verbally harassed and assaulted by two female customers who denounced one of the...Read More

Gay High School Musical 4

Filed by Bil Browning | March 16, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Did you/will you Watchmen? Thoughts? 2. Looking forward to HSM 4 on Disney Channel? Who will come back from original? 3. Any faves/east faves on Top Model? I think its a pretty group...Read More


Thoughts on Butchness Sparked by Rachel Maddow

Filed by Ed Team | March 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Butchness borrows from masculinity, but it is not necessarily manly. When this masculinity is expressed through a woman's body, different things happen. . . . A butch lesbian, at least in the ideal, is not the best of both worlds,...Read More

DOMA and DADT discussed at length on CNN

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Tony Perkins, Richard Socarides, Karen England, and Nathaniel Frank debate DADT and DOMA on Anderson Cooper 360....Read More