June 1, 2010

Follow the Money: Is GetEqual the New HRC?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

6-2-10 Note from Bil: After GetEqual's Managing Director Heather Cronk's guest post this afternoon, I've corrected my salary numbers now that concrete dollar amounts have been released. Quoting Martin Luther King or Bayard Rustin doesn't make you a successful activist....Read More

ENDA postmortem: We just don't care about jobs

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Jill, Joe, and Rebecca have all written about why ENDA didn't get passed this Congressional session, even with massive public support, even with strong Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate, even with all the work citizen activists put...Read More

It's June! National Queer Arts Festival, Pride, AMC + USSF, and So Much More ...

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 01, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's June, and there is so much radical queer stuff happening! Pride events everywhere at the end of the month, the social-justice convergences of the Allied Media Conference and the US Social Forum in Detroit in a couple of weeks......Read More

Secrets of the Masturbatory Male

Filed by Mark S. King | June 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

During my years in Los Angeles in the 1980's, I owned and operated Telerotic, a gay men's "phone fantasy" service. As a struggling young actor I had begun this odd vocation to make ends meet between acting jobs and as...Read More

Homoerotic: Keanu Reeves and Carl Marotte

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 01, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Just found, and love, these vintage publicity stills (1984) featuring then 20-something Keanu Reeves and his co-star, Carl Marotte in a Toronto theatre production of "Wolfboy," an adaptation of writer Brad Fraser's novel, Love and Human Remains Two more -...Read More

Blogging for LGBT Families 2010: My "Non-Traditional" Family

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 01, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Author's Note: Over the past five years, hundreds of bloggers from around the world have participated in "Blogging for LGBT Families" on June 1st, including lesbian moms, gay dads, bisexual parents, transgender parents, adult children of LGBT parents, LGBT individuals...Read More

Arizonans March Against SB1070

Filed by Bobby Parker | June 01, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Pictures are worth a thousand words. I've attached some from Saturday's huge rally and march in Phoenix after the jump. One little guy, Luis, about five years old, grabbed a hard hat and a bullhorn and marched up and down...Read More

Anarcho-Transsexual hacker on the prowl

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 01, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Hoan Ton-That, a self-described "Anarcho-Transexual Afro-Chicano American Feminist Studies Major" and author of the ViddyHo virus, is back on the attack with Fastforwarded.com. The site is basically a revision of the ViddyHo virus, which spread through chat services and left...Read More

Like a bad game of Telephone

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I read lots of LGBT news, both in LGBT and straight media. And lots of times the way stories about transgender people in straight media are covered makes it impossible to know what's going on. One would think that out...Read More

Rand Paul Wants It Both Ways

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 01, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

When I heard Rand Paul’s statement about the civil rights act, I had a sense of deja vu. Not only that I’d heard them before, but that I run into the peculiar conservative phenomenon they represented: wanting have it both...Read More

Happy Birthday to Me...

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 01, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Sara's birthday was actually yesterday, but since the Ed Team was enjoying the holiday, we weren't able to get this post published in time. Happy belated birthday, Sara! Today is my birthday. 47. I think. I asked my...Read More

Punk and Gay: The Reunion Tour

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | June 01, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Words, as I've so often said, are mercurial. In one context, they're perfectly acceptable. In another, they're terribly offensive. We've already learned that lesson with "gay," which sad, misinformed people use as a pejorative and proud people often embrace. There's...Read More

Underlying Cause of ENDA's Failure: Not MSNBC, Messaging, Or Apathy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 01, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

We have been speculating here at The Bilerico Project as to why ENDA failed in this Congressional session. Of course, the fight for ENDA isn't over in this session, but even if it passes the House, it's likely too late...Read More


Olivia Munn wants marriage

Filed by Ed Team | June 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's ridiculous and I'm really upset that Obama, as a black man, and all the things that African-Americans have gone through after being oppressed, has said 'you're less than' and cannot stand up and say marriage is a union between...Read More

Wale at Black Pride DC

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 01, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Wale performed at Black Pride, where he talked about gays and hip hop....Read More