July 20, 2010

LGBT group gets consultative status at UN

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 20, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

The IGLHRC finally got into the UN, with the US voting in favor of their consultative status: On July 19, 2010, the full United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted in favor of a US-led resolution to grant the...Read More

Caption This: Yes, he's from Indiana

Filed by Bil Browning | July 20, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Oh hell, I'm not even going to offer up a caption for this one. The picture almost speaks for itself. And, yes, someone took this picture in an Indiana Wal-Mart. Surprise. So let's hear 'em, Projectors. What's the best caption...Read More


Filed by Sean Martin | July 20, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

You just never ever really know, do you.......Read More

Vodka Shooting: A Tale of Fluid Gay Hate

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 20, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

By now we're all too familiar with hate crime reports: an attacker hates gays or imagines a gay advance and takes it out on an LGBT person or persons. Anti-gay attacks, however, are much more malleable, less rigid; just consider...Read More

Tampax on the Brain: vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 20, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Click to read the text, but this Tampax ad's visuals clue you in to the message: if you use Tampax, you can devote the rest of your mental energies to floating in a pool and dressing up like a bride....Read More

Fringe Candidate to Protest "Homosexual Agenda" in South Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 20, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Every so often, a crazy fringe candidate comes along that seems so far down the rabbit hole that you assume they must be joking. From Sue "Chickens for Healthcare" Lowden to Sharron "Make Rape Lemons into Lemonade" Angle, there will...Read More

Kathy Griffin, LGBT advocate extraordinaire

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 20, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember how HRC wants Kathy Griffin to be the face of the movement? Well, who would have seen any problem with putting a straight woman who's built an entire career off insulting others because she's constitutionally incapable of going five...Read More

Cry, Gays, Cry!: "Saving Marriage" on DVD

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 20, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Saving Marriage - a stirring, illuminating, suspenseful, and inspirational documentary by Mike Roth and John Henning - has just been released on DVD, and it's required viewing. (Well, if you were in a class I taught, I'd make you watch...Read More

Father Tony Needs Your Help To Become A Guru

Filed by Father Tony | July 20, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Hey projectors, with Bil's endorsement, I'm asking for your help with something. I've made it to Round Two in this competition, and this is where I need your help! If you'll take a moment to vote for me, I'll be...Read More

Transphobia in the Gay Community

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 20, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note: I'm travelling to Netroots Nation, so I thought I'd put up a timeless post from the wayback machine. This was originally published last year, but the issue hasn't gone away. Wondering if you have a different take on my...Read More

America's False Promises

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 20, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I often note on my personal blog the vast difference between what the USA claims to stand for - especially in terms of religious freedom - versus the sad reality of what citizens actually experience. Indeed, I wonder at times...Read More

Grow Up: Sharing is for babies

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 20, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Susan Raffo lives in Minneapolis where she writes, is a bodyworker, parents, lives in communal housing, organizes and, when the weather permits, gardens. She is working, collectively, on a book of practical approaches to sharing for...Read More


Waymon Hudson is this week's Bilerico

Filed by Bil Browning | July 20, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Thank God for Waymon! Jill, Jerame and I are all flying out today for the Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas and Alex is on vacation in Avignon. Even former editors Michael Crawford and Father Tony are off to Vegas...Read More


IGLHRC Accredited at the United Nations

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I welcome this important step forward for human rights, as the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission (ILGHRC) will take its rightful seat at the table of the United Nations. The UN was founded on the premise that only...Read More

The Prop 8 Trial In 2 Minutes

Filed by Bil Browning | July 20, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Need to catch up on how the Prop 8 trial went before the verdict is released soon? Rob Tsinai gives us the quick two minute roundup of the trial from the religious right's point of view. (Hat tip to...Read More