December 11, 2009


Upon further reflection and deliberation

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2009 | 8:50 PM | comments

The Bilerico Project editorial team has unanimously decided to remove Ronald Gold's contributor status and have taken down his previous post from the site. We regret that his words have caused so much hurt to so many in our community....Read More

Not Up in the Air

Filed by Kate Clinton | December 11, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just returned from emceeing the 25th Annual Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference in San Francisco. The opening night reception was held in the gorgeous SF City Hall, with a welcome by the equally gorgeous Mayor Newsom. We toasted to the...Read More

Queer music Friday - Lou Reed

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side. Here's "Sunday Morning" from his work with the Velvet Underground. More after....Read More

Transphobia In the Gay Community

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 11, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is Part I of a two-part series Recently, an icon of gay activist history, Ronald Gold, posted a transphobic diatribe on The Bilerico Project. I had looked forward to learning something from Mr. Gold about our history, and...Read More

What Is Trans*?

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | December 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The title here is chosen for a reason. It is not "What is Transgender?". It is not "what is Transsexual". It is not "who is Trans?", although that will be talked about. What is Trans*? The first thing I am...Read More

"Yes" to the reality of transgender

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Suzanne Clayton lives outside of Washington D.C. and is active in the local transgender community. Since 2007, she blogs about her experience transitioning from male to female. Transgender: not a disease, but a normal variation on the human...Read More

Jerry Nadler: DOMA repeal is going to have to wait

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jerry Nadler's talking some sense. DOMA repeal is the equivalent legalizing same-sex marriage in the minds of a good deal of Americans and a majority of Congress, and it's toxic right now. "The Respect for Marriage Act is a bill...Read More

Haunting Words

Filed by Nadine Smith | December 11, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

In 2007, Ryan Skipper was stabbed to death in Central Florida because he was gay . In 2009, two men were found guilty in separate trials of butchering Ryan, and were sentenced to life terms in state prison. Prosecutor Cass...Read More

No To The Notion Of Irresponsibility. Yes To Embracing Our Past And Our Future.

Filed by David Badash | December 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Part One: No To The Notion Of Irresponsibility. As a contributing writer to The Bilerico Project, I denounce the piece that ran on Thursday, Ronald Gold's "'No' to the notion of transgender" and its publishing. The piece was offensive, insensitive,...Read More

Tushie Toppers: The Butt Cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 11, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Does the sight of your pet's bunghole bother you? Do you find yourself staring at it fixedly? You could see a therapist. Or, you can buy the "Rear Gear Butt Cover" from this enterprising Etsy "artiste," which promises "No more...Read More


First gay man to head CA's assembly

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

"I want to thank the Members of the Assembly Democratic Caucus for the faith they have placed in me. It is a humbling privilege. I will work every day to justify that faith and to earn the enormous honor of...Read More

Adam Lambert on the View

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

Adam Lambert sits down with the ladies of the View....Read More


My Responsibility: The difference between "challenging" and "offensive"

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2009 | 3:00 AM | comments

Bilerico Project was launched with the knowledge that vast swaths of the LGBT community had no interactions with each other. As much as we love to embrace our rainbows, our color stripes tend to have hard edges like the flag...Read More