June 30, 2010

The Perils of Pink

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 30, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Joe Saunders is Equality Florida's State Field Director. He lives in Orlando with Donald his partner of five years. This weekend was supposed to be fun. After a long two weeks at work, and an especially...Read More

Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative Funding Restored: We Need More Programs Like This

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Unemployment and poverty rates among transgender people are far higher than the national average. In California, the rates are twice as high as the state average. That makes news from San Francisco especially welcome. According to the Los Angeles Times,...Read More

Good Boy!

Filed by Sean Martin | June 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

There are cats and dogs, and then there are cat and dogs....Read More

Video from the G20 protests

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Protestors at the G8/G20 conference in Toronto, if anyone cares to notice, are calling for "jobs" in addition to human rights protections, fairer trade, and action on climate change. It makes sense, since the conference is working on ways to...Read More

The "Intimidation" Argument: Far Right Hypocrisy on Parade

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 30, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

There's a new cry of outrage coming from the far right of American Politics and conservative circles. As more of their arguments against social issues like LGBT equality get shown time and again to be based on personal bigotry, private...Read More

Georgia begins ADAP Wait List on July 1

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 30, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

On July 1, 2010, Georgia will now join 11 others states with a Wait List for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 people in the United States waiting for safe access for their lifesaving and sustaining HIV/AIDS-medications....Read More

The Ethics of Outing Anti-Gay Hypocrites

Filed by Michael Hamar | June 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last week on my personal blog I wrote about the closeted anti-gay Lutheran Pastor who urged his parish to leave the Evangelical Church in America ("ELCA") and used his pulpit to denigrate and pontificate against civil law equality for gay...Read More

Lounge Ladies of the Jewel Box: Vintage drag photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 30, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

A Bilerico reader recently asked if I knew of any images of Butch Ellis, one of the fine 1950s-era ladies featured at the Jewel Box Lounge in Kansas City. I did not but throw me a name and I must...Read More

Elena Kagan answers DADT questions

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

As the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination continues, yesterday brought us something refreshing in a nominee. Instead of simply mouthing platitudes and telling the committee (and the American people) absolutely nothing about what they actually stand for,...Read More

Doctors work on cure for lesbianism, bisexuality, women's liberation

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 30, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Via Dan Savage (and reader Susanna by email) comes this story about a pediatric endocrinologist working on a natal hormone therapy to prevent girls from being lesbian, bisexual, uppity, or intersex. The story centers around Dr. Maria New, who's been...Read More

Can An E-Cigarette Really Help You Quit Smoking? - Part 2: Using Blu

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 30, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I used the Blu starter kit for about two weeks. It was a decent introduction in the world of "vaping," the popular term among e-cigarette users to distinguish e-cigarette use from tobacco smoking. That said, using Blu has its advantages,...Read More

Playing the HIV Waiting Game

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | June 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Monday, shortly after posting my action alert Demand President Obama & Congress Address ADAP Crisis , I received an email from a wonderful advocate in Tampa, Florida, who is also a woman living with HIV/AIDS. As I read her e-mail...Read More

Gay Sex Among the Animals

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

A few years ago the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland conducted guided tours that centered around homosexual behavior among the zoo animals. Unfortunately, the one hour tours were held in the early evenings, at a time when most animals were asleep....Read More


Who knew there was a quiz after?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm gonna pass on the age of the earth. I think I'm just gonna have to pass on that one." -- Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul's answer after being asked how old the earth is at the Christian Homeschool...Read More

The Great Catholics of St Francis Xavier Church

Filed by Father Tony | June 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

In a Roman Catholic Church beset by scandal and scuttled by fearful and confused bishops, there are some great salt-of-the-earth Catholics who know right from wrong. These are the courageous Catholics who will save this failing church. NYC Pride...Read More