October 2, 2009

Queer music Friday - Tonex

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 02, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I almost forgot, in all the clamor these past few weeks, that Tonex recently came out of the closet. I don't feature much gospel music on QMF (the last time there was a gospel artist who came out, Paige posted...Read More

UPDATED: Prominent Midwestern LGBT Activist Accused of Embezzling $5.9 Million

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Contributor Marla Stevens was the first person to join Bilerico as a contributor in April 2005. Neither she nor her wife, Phyllis Stevens, have donated any money to Bilerico Project. UPDATED AT THE END OF THE POST Phyllis...Read More

Deep in the heart(s) of Texas

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Two bits of Texas news for those doing the two-step. A Texas judge has declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and is granting two Dallas men the state's first same-sex divorce. The lawyers for the case say...Read More

Congresswoman Norton Issues Statement on DC's Marriage Equality Bill

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 02, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton released the following statement in the DC marriage equality bill that will be introduced on Tuesday: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today issued the following statement on the same-sex marriage bill expected to...Read More

More people are getting AIDS meds worldwide

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 02, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The UN released some good numbers in the global fight against AIDS: In 2008, officials estimated more than 4 million people were on AIDS drugs in low- and middle-income countries. The biggest increase was in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 3...Read More

Why I Am Marching

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 02, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's Guest Contributor is the Reverend Donna Tara Lee, a Gainesville, Florida out and proud M2F transgender activist. I will be at the NEM (National Equality March) on October 11, proudly marching for GLBT civil rights. The purpose...Read More

The things you find on Craigslist: closet contortionists

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 02, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

I've been spending a little too much time on Craigslist (shopping for furniture, of course, and pure linen suits...). File this under the heading, "The power of denial is great within them." After the jump. (Text only but NSFW)...Read More

Valued Members of Society

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 02, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm ready for a week at the spa. It's been crazy around here in so many ways... After the cat died, very sad and her sister is walking around the house meowing for her which breaks my heart, Ben was...Read More

Maine's 3:1 odds, lesbian moms, & Maggie Gallagher's Hindu husband

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's this week's roundup of news bits and pieces that you should be checking out but we didn't find time to do longer posts about. Feel free to use this as an open thread to link us to other stories...Read More

Dave Smiley In Drag And raannt About Town

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | October 02, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Hey Folks... We are the boys of raannt, and we are the new gossip columnists for Bilerico-Indiana! We are extremely excited about this new endeavor and hope to serve the LGBT community with honest and alluring information about the social...Read More

Virginia's Jim Webb: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 02, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Virginia Senator Jim Webb is a friend and supporter of ENDA. He has privately indicated his support for ENDA. Great News. It's time for him to come out publicly in favor of ENDA. We've got 40 co-sponsors of ENDA, and...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: John Amaechi

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is John Amaechi. For more...Read More

Alberta Teacher Fired For Gender Change

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

In early October of 2008, substitute teacher Jan Buterman was informed that he was being dropped from the teacher list and should not report to a scheduled class that day. Jan had spoken with the Deputy Superintendent at the Greater...Read More


Bilerico Blogger Meetup and Birthday Party

Filed by Bil Browning | October 02, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

If you're going to the National Equality March or live in DC, I'd like to invite you to a very special Bilerico Project blogger meetup - it'll be my birthday party too! The Helix Hotel is an awesome venue for...Read More

A Boy In a Dress Discovered!!! - Buck Factor #1

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

If you would like to be featured on Buck Factor, send your YouTube URL, a file of the video you would like shown that best showcases you, and a little bit about yourself, your channel, your goals etc......I look...Read More


The Slippery Slope of Censorship

Filed by Ed Team | October 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When we ban a book about a kid on the outside, we're taking a step toward banning the kid." --Chris Crutcher, whose books have several times landed him on the American Library Association's list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books...Read More

$5 to end HIV

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

LGBT stars ask for donations to help End HIV by funding a vaccine....Read More