October 20, 2009

High School Hand Holding as Punishment... with a Dash of Internalized Homophobia

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 20, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

The Advocate has a brief story up on a Colorado high school football coach who made two players hold hands and run together as punishment during a recent practice: Officials from the Aurora Public Schools say they are investigating the...Read More

Chuck Bass Outed, A Million Teenage Girls Weep, while Slash Fangirls Squee!

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 20, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I admit it. I watch Gossip Girl. It's a terribly cheesy, melodramatic, poorly written soap opera. But it's so pretty! That, and the show's tone is so borderline camp it's hard to look away. It's my guilty pleasure, but I...Read More

Serious Shortage at Home

Filed by Sara Whitman | October 20, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Big drama today in the house. We are down to our last two rolls of toilet paper. Years ago, a columnist for the Boston Globe, Diane White, wrote a fabulous piece on what families tended to hoard. Back in the...Read More

Why is uber-homophobe Tom Coburn writing for the Advocate?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Sen. Tom Coburn has a column up in The Advocate about health care. His argument is asinine (the private health care system is great for people with HIV, particularly the individual market, that we should further empower it), but that's...Read More

Whatever, Mary

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 20, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I saw this on Friday and -- as is typical in my life -- didn’t get around to writing something about it until today. Since then, of course, bigger bloggers than me -- with bigger media megaphones -- have covered...Read More

Indiana Word stumbles over media discovers journalism

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

It must be hell to be the publisher of an advertising circular masquerading as a community newspaper these days. With all the competition from bloggers and social media, the days of the Indiana Word are probably numbered. One of the...Read More

BPFL's Michael Emanuel Rajner featured in POZ Magazine

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 20, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

We've got out very own coverboy, Projectors! Bilerico Florida's own Michael Emanuel Rajner is featured in this month's POZ Magazine as one of the inspirational people living with HIV who make the establishment sit up and take notice. I've had...Read More

Sexy and queer religious imagery

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Andrés Duque highlighted a fundraising campaign in Spain for the LGTB Collective of Madrid this weekend: they're selling calendars with photographs of queer reinterpretations of famous religious paintings that feature trans women as the Virgin Mary. Some of my favorites...Read More

8 - The Mormon Proposition

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

There's a new documentary coming out that was just submitted to Sundance and other festivals. Reed Cowan and Bruce Bastion are the executive directors and Cowan wrote, directed and produced the movie. Steven Greenstreet covered Prop 8 as a journalist...Read More

Stop the GOP From Taking Virginia Backwards

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 20, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

The title of this post sums up the basic message that the Falls Church News Press makes in an editorial that looks at the prospect of a GOP victory in the upcoming state wide elections in Virginia. Virginia's GLBT citizens...Read More

Sen. Robert Byrd of WV: Legislator of the Day

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 20, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Senator Robert Byrd is the oldest and longest-serving member of the Senate. While some feel that his recent fragile health means that he cannot be counted on for a vote, he has been quite active in the past few weeks...Read More

Martinis With Fred Phelps

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | October 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Tonight, I was reading back over some of the Bilerico articles when I came across Bil's article about the kids at North Central putting on "The Laramie Project" and the intentions of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church to...Read More

Unfiltered homophobia in the New York Times

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

We started in the "exploratory outrage" phase back in June. By late September, it turned into a full-blown hissy fit, with everyone on the right jumping up and down, stomping their feet, and demanding their demands be met without really...Read More

GLBT History Month Icons: Joan Nestle

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 20, 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 Joan Nestle. Joan Nestle...Read More

LA Police Commission to Consider Ending Ties with Boy Scouts

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Robert Olivarez is Los Angeles area Latino gay grass roots activist. He loves his community and works to do his part to make sure that Latinos and the LGBTQ community work together and for each other...Read More

Norfolk Country Club Bars Same-Sex Family Membership in Vote

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

This article from the Virginian Pilot involves two friends of mine and their family. In fact, Shannon was one of the co-founders of HRBOR with me and is one of this year's co-chair for the Equality Virginia Legends event on...Read More


A Teachable Moment

Filed by Ed Team | October 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As for education, children are already being raised by gay couples. Those children attend our schools, and have for decades. If Sally's two dads come to an elementary school awards night, or if Billy's two moms come to the school...Read More

Don't ask don't tell in Sparta

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

SNL takes on gays in the Spartan military....Read More