November 30, 2009


A Bilerico mixer in San Francisco this Friday!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

While I'm in San Francisco this week to cover the Victory Fund's 2009 International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference, we thought we'd take the opportunity to meet some of our area readers and contributors!. We're going to have another Bilerico...Read More

FAIL: Rick Warren tries to take a neutral position on Uganda's 'execute gays' bill

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 30, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Pastor Rick Warren attempts to straddle a volatile issue -- Uganda's legislation that calls for the execution of gays -- and commits a double twist, backflip FAIL by saying "As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I...Read More

Where are the torch bearers? A World AIDS Day 2009 Message from the Florida Panhandle

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | November 30, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Butch McKay, a dear friend and champion for the AIDS community, shared his message for World AIDS Day 2009. Butch serves as the executive director for the Okaloosa AIDS Service & Information Services (AIDS Oasis) in Fort Walton Beach, FL....Read More

UK judge explains how people's rights are trampled in cruising cases

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

A UK judge had some stern words those who use their power to intimidate those who cruise for sex into giving up their rights. Only two news sources covered the proceedings, and this is all they published from the judge,...Read More

Open call: GLBT Arts Festival in NYC

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

My friends at the Fresh Fruit Arts Festival in NYC just set a date for their 2010 event and have issued their annual call for participants. Yes, Fresh Fruit is a colorful and healthy snack. But it is also an...Read More

Against Equality, In Maine and Everywhere

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 30, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger R. Conrad is an outlaw artist, terrorist academic and petty thief dividing his time between Lewiston, Maine and Montreal, Quebec. He is a member of the naughty north collective and his written and visual work is...Read More

It's That Time of Year...

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 30, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

One holiday down. One to go... I wish I could say I loved the holidays. I don't. I never have. I doubt I ever will. Even though I've had more wonderful celebrations in my adulthood than horrible ones as a...Read More

Episcopalians will now officiate same-sex marriages in church

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Eastern Massachusetts diocese of the Episcopal Church is now allowing priests to officiate same-sex weddings: Five years after same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts, the local Episcopal bishop yesterday gave permission for priests in Eastern Massachusetts to officiate at...Read More

Is the DC Police Gay and Lesbian Liasion Unit Being Dismantled?

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 30, 2009 | 12:43 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger David Phillips is a poly Leather shaman, kink evangelist, and Queermen's health advocate living in Arlington, VA. A survivor of relationship abuse, David co-founded the Rainbow Response Coalition, addressing intimate partner violence among LGBTQ people in...Read More


Another Bilerico newbie!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Please join me in welcoming Justin Cole to the Bilerico family! Justin's background is mainly a cross-section of media, politics and technology. He most recently served as the Director of Digital Media at GLAAD and previously worked as the Deputy...Read More

The things one finds on eBay: CBT for sale

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 30, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Seems the softening in the economy has forced an unknown UK sex-toy vendor into bankruptcy -- prompting a wholesale liquidator to snap up a lot of chastity devices. Hard times call for desperate measures. Male Chastity Device Heavy Chrome From...Read More

How To Get ENDA Moving Again

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

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act bill (ENDA), which was originally planned for a House vote in September or October, then November, now looks like it's headed for a February landing. That's problematic because it puts ENDA into the Senate during an...Read More

On Stimulating The Future, Or, "It's The Ytterbium, Stupid!"

Filed by Don Davis | November 30, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

We're diving deep into "geek world" today with a story that combines economic hardball, the periodic table of the elements, and a barely noticed provision of the Defense Authorization Act that seeks to break a monopoly which today gives China...Read More

HIV/AIDS forum receives White House support, but where is the local community?

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | November 30, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Fort Lauderdale hosts community discussion on HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS forum receives White House support, but where is the local community? For years, national AIDS activists and advocates have been demanding that the President of the United States and Congress develop a...Read More


Cyber Monday reminder

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

If you'll be doing your shopping online today, a quick reminder that if you shop at and use this link, we'll make a few pennies off of your purchase. You can also bookmark the link and use it any...Read More

The New Lady Gaga?!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | November 30, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Please check out the very talented people featured in this episode of Buck Factor. If you like them, please subscribe to them! They deserve it! Thank you for supporting them! The Shures (watch their new Gaga video)! TheOriginalTyler JumokeTV...Read More


Focusing on What Matters

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

"Everyone's done a great job of accepting Kerry and staying focused on why we're here in the first place. . . . We're glad that he works here." --Bountiful, Utah Police Chief Tom Ross, on transgender officer Kerry Bell, a...Read More

Pedro gives them hell!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Yet another reason why Bilerico contributor and NGLTF Communications Manager Pedro Julio Serrano is one of the hottest Gay Inc workers. Watch PJ give club-goers hell when he overhears an anti-trans remark while he's serving as a judge for...Read More