October 11, 2009

What's in a name? (In honor of National Coming Out Day)

Filed by Amy Hunter | October 11, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Those of you who speak to groups or do workshops know that there are certain questions you can almost count on. This is one of the more inevitable: "How did you pick your name?" I don't really want to answer....Read More

How I Never Came Out

Filed by David Badash | October 11, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I believe human sexuality can be a very fluid element of our being. If you believe in the Kinsey Scale, however, I'm definitely a six. But I remember well a conversation I had with my first real boyfriend, Tom. I...Read More

A coming out story: "Cis"

Filed by Austen Crowder | October 11, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: We don't post works of fiction much, but we hope you'll enjoy this short story from Austen. Funny how the therapist drains the words right out of you. All the way here the words echoed in your head,...Read More

Interview: Dan Choi after Obama's HRC dinner speech

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Lt. Dan Choi immediately after President Obama's speech at the HRC Dinner last night. As you can see, he wasn't impressed with the President's flowing words and was hoping for more specifics...Read More

What Barack Obama really said about transgender rights

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 11, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It seems like each time I write something about Barack Obama some variant of the following sentence is included in the first paragraph: The man knows how to deliver a speech. Was there any real news to gleaned here? Well,...Read More

Live from Washington: Coverage of the National Equality March

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Throughout the day, I'll be posting video, pics, and messages from Bilerico contributors at the National Equality March. Follow them on Twitter: Bil (@bilerico), Michael Crawford (@dmcrawford), Phil Reese (@Ameriqueer), Waymon Hudson (@homopolitico), Dr. Jillian Weiss (@drjilliantweiss), and Travis Ballie...Read More

Is Obama a sissy?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

When President Obama walked out onto the HRC stage tonight - I watched on C-SPAN - he received a thunderous reception and then hugged Joe Solomonese, I thought, "Well, there's a picture we're going to see forever." Yes, it's great...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Jasper Johns

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 11, 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 Jasper Johns. For more...Read More

Early morning in Washington

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Reader Colin Hammer sent in the view from his hotel in DC this morning....Read More


Opportunity Knocks

Filed by Ed Team | October 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is the best opportunity we will ever have as a community and shame on us if we don't succeed. . . . If we lose this, it could be years if not a decade before this opportunity comes around."...Read More

President Barack Obama's speech at the HRC dinner

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here is part 1 of Barack Obama's speech at the HRC dinner last night. Parts 1, 2, and 3 are after the jump in larger format....Read More