December 1, 2009


Speaking engagements: Bilerico goes to Texas

Filed by Bil Browning | December 01, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm beginning to feel like a jet-setter lately. I've been to NYC twice, DC a couple of times, I'm off to San Francisco this week, and now I'll be traveling to Dallas and Austin early next year to speak at...Read More

What's missing from World AIDS Day

Filed by Adam Bink | December 01, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I've been sitting at my computer all morning, reading through the advocacy discussion on World AIDS Day. Usually on these kinds of commemoration days there is an overemphasis on quick internet activism- a Facebook status update is all I expect...Read More

Today is World AIDS Day

Filed by Gloria Nieto | December 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

As if I could ever forget them, ever, in my lifetime. The men, women, and children who died of AIDS over the course of this pandemic. Some were the men I was supposed to be growing old with right now....Read More

World AIDS Day: Remember the Children

Filed by Dana Rudolph | December 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Today is World AIDS Day. AIDS has impacted many people we know and many communities of which we are part. Since I write a parenting blog, however, I want to highlight some recent statistics about AIDS and children. The numbers,...Read More

God's Glorious Gadfly: Rev Howard Warren

Filed by Bil Browning | December 01, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

As usual, I woke up this morning and went outside to take the dogs out and have a smoke. I usually scroll through Twitter while I'm outside; there's not a lot of thought required (it is pre-coffee!) and it helps...Read More

Same-sex marriage moves forward in DC, possibly New York

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 01, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The DC city council just voted to introduce a bill to open up marriage to same-sex couples 13-2. They'll vote again in a month, and, if it wins again, same-sex marriage will be legal in the nation's capital. Also, New...Read More

World AIDS Day: Remember When It Used To Be Important?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | December 01, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I do. I remember December 1st as a day when people gathered in terror and grief with candles and tears listening to words that couldn't begin to touch the pain and anger and sadness. I remember when it was a...Read More

GLAAD responds to Cleveland Show criticism

Filed by Bil Browning | December 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sunday I posted about a blatantly transphobic and homophobic episode of Family Guy spinoff, The Cleveland Show. I criticized GLAAD for immediately denouncing an episode of South Park that used the word "faggot" repeatedly to illustrate how stupid the word...Read More

Girls on the Loose: Camp Lobby Card

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

"Just because I've started wearing pajamas to bed doesn't mean my feelings for you have changed."...Read More

Why Is Our Community Silent on ENDA?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The rumors of problems with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act have been circulating for weeks now, and yet there has been little response by the LGBT community and the wider progressive community. The markup of the bill has been postponed with...Read More

Did Mike Huckabee help kill four cops in Washington?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | December 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Maurice Clemmons was shot and killed earlier this morning by police. On Sunday night my partner and I were sitting on our couch as a police helicopter hovered overhead. We paused our movie to poke our heads outside...Read More

What We're Missing on this World AIDS Day

Filed by Ben Finzel | December 01, 2009 | 10:02 AM | comments

Today is World AIDS Day, but you might not realize that given the nearly constant coverage of Tiger Woods, the Salahi's and the latest news about Sarah Palin's book tour. Yes, there are stories to be told that affect literally...Read More

Reflections on World AIDS Day and LGBT Rights Abroad

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 01, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jordan Namerow is the Senior Communications Associate of American Jewish World Service (AJWS). She is also an alum of AJWS's Volunteer Corps and Alternative Break service programs in Uganda and Nicaragua respectively. I am not used...Read More


Grief Is a Sword

Filed by Ed Team | December 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We queers of Revelation hill...died of the greed of power, because we were expendable. If you mean to visit any of us, it had better be to make you strong to fight that power. Take your languor and easy tears...Read More

They said gay marriage would lead to this...

Filed by Bil Browning | December 01, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Wait. You mean this wasn't what they said gay marriage would lead to? Well, it has to be close, right? Men dancing with dogs. What's next? Women working outside the home? (Hat tip to Bamboo Nation for the video.)...Read More