August 12, 2009

Miami TV news anchor says firing caused by 'increasingly high profile' of his sexual orientation

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 12, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Note: Perez just gave an interview to The Advocate. The Miami Herald's Steve Rothaus reports on the discrimination lawsuit and subsequent firing of WPLG-ABC's Charles Perez, who alleges that the station demoted him to weekend anchor/reporter "because of their discomfort...Read More

Summer Fashions for City Guys and Gals

Filed by Father Tony | August 12, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

In case you were wondering what they're wearing in New York City in the heat of the summer, I kept the camera in hand this weekend. As everyone already knows, this is the year of the jaunty and lightly woven...Read More

The Good Life

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm back in Paris with my petit choux-fleur d'amour, so posting will be light from me this week as I get things in order and then head out to Germany to visit family. Thanks to the other Bilerico contributors and...Read More

Poor NOM: Seems Hate Just Isn't as Popular as it Used to Be

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 12, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Excuse me while I shed a tear... It seems the rabid right-wing fundies are having to do lots of backpedaling and begging lately. Yesterday, I wrote about poor "Focus on the Family" putting out the pleading email about their 6...Read More

Equality California: Let the 38-month campaign begin

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I just got off a conference call with Equality California's Geoff Kors and Mark Solomon. They've decided to go ahead and push for a ballot initative to overturn Prop 8 in 2012, not in 2010, for the following reasons: They're...Read More

Marriage changes us more than we change marriage

Filed by Cathy Renna | August 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

A new book by M.V. Lee Badgett, Professor of Economics, director of the Center of Public Policy And Administration at Amherst and research director of the Williams Institute on Public Policy at UCLA School of Law (phew, her business card...Read More


NYC Anti-Violence Project honors bloggers

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

One of the best parts of being a prominent LGBT blogger is the ability to use the bully pulpit. I think most of us on Bilerico sites try not to overuse that luxury, but some issues cry out for more...Read More

Governor Quinn saves most of Illinois AIDS/HIV budget

Filed by Phil Reese | August 12, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

According to the Windy City Times, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and other AIDS/HIV programs around Illinois have a lot to be thankful for this week. While other states are cutting their AIDS/HIV funding to the bone, Illinois will not...Read More

Florida Governor Charlie Crist Asked to Issue Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Palm Beach Human Rights Council, a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that is dedicated to dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, has asked Governor Charlie Crist to sign an executive order to...Read More

Matthew's Story

Filed by Steve Ralls | August 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

For "Matthew," next year can't come soon enough. The American citizen, who is featured in the September issue of The Advocate, chose the pseudonym to honor the memory of Matthew Shepard. He cannot use his real name because doing so...Read More

On The Costs Of Care, Or, You Don't Want Every Item On This Menu

Filed by Don Davis | August 12, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

[Author's note: this a another of the "summer archive" stories you'll be seeing over the next couple of weeks, and if you plan on attending a "health care town hall" I hope you'll keep this discussion in mind.] I don't...Read More

Run For Your Life!

Filed by Donna Pandori | August 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

A "warning" is circulating today by various and sundry religious right-wing media outlets urging "families" everywhere to beware this Saturday! Why? "Militant homosexuals" around the nation are gathering to protest. "Honey, hide the children, lock the doors, close the windows,...Read More

Caption This: Whaddaya mean we're wearing funny hats?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

What's your best caption for this photo, Projectors? I really struggled to come up with something even though the pic is hilarious. Let's see what y'all come up with instead of my lame-o caption....Read More

Legislators of the Day: Montana's Baucus and Tester

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 12, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Montana is a key state in the fight for ENDA. There are two votes in play here. Please call them today to ask for their support. Facts and contact info after the jump....Read More

More To Come...

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | August 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Sometime ago, Waymon Hudson invited me to contribute to The Bilerico Project-Florida to help educate Bilerico readers on issues from the perspective of a person living with AIDS and engage in HIV/AIDS public policy. During the past year and a...Read More

Terry Wolverton Interviews Cheryl Klein about Lilac Mines

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

[Editor's Note: Terry Wolverton is author of seven books, including The Labrys Reunion, a novel; Embers, a novel-in-poems;and Insurgent Muse: life and art at the Woman's Building, a memoir. She is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing...Read More


Bilerico Nation Daily Digest e-mails

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

A lot of Projectors write and ask what we send to our e-mail list. Each night at midnight, we round up all of the day's posts and send them out to subscribers. We only include the front page portion of...Read More

Contest: The Labrys Reunion at Lilac Mines

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

This week we have a special contest for Projectors that are tied to two guest posts. Authors Cheryl Klein and Terry Wolverton aren't what you'd call a likely pairing. The two are friends and Terry has been a mentor of...Read More

Yay! New XXS Gay Clothes! Thanks American Apparel!

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thank you, American Apparel, for sending me all these clothes!! Party! I love all of them. I'll wear some of them!...Read More


A Meaningful Role

Filed by Ed Team | August 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We saw on a daily basis the ravages of an epidemic unchecked and we had the desire to play a meaningful role in the prevention of the carnage." --Dr. Stephen Boswell, president of Fenway Health, which in March opened what...Read More

The Shake Weight

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Well, it's no wonder I have arms like a girl. I've been doing this workout for years with the do-it-yourself model(s)! My way looks like a lot more fun, I must say. This almost as funny as the butt...Read More