October 1, 2010

Queer music Friday - McKendree

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A marketing rep sent me this video from McKendree, which he says was recorded on Church Street in Nashville. He recorded a "continuation" to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and I can't stop laughing (although I don't know if it's for the...Read More

Tonight: Moment of Silence for 5 Youth Who've Died By Suicide

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 01, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Charles Robbins is the Executive Director of The Trevor Project, the non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Late last night, The Trevor Project...Read More

Tell Me Again: How Did I End Up Here?

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | October 01, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have just sat down on somewhat wobbly legs. I've had lunch and some caffeine, and now I'm coming down from all the adrenaline. From what? A taped debate about "Cupcakegate" with Micah Clark, executive director of the American Family...Read More

50 Cent: Go kill yourself if you don't eat p***y

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

While I've seen several back and forth conversations on whether or not 50 Cent was gay bashing in a tweet he sent yesterday, I think we can all agree that either way it was in bad taste. While many in...Read More

Bill introduced to eliminate abstinence-only education

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Lest we forget in the list of Incredibly Basic Things the Democrats Didn't Accomplish in Two Years, the federal government is still funding abstinence-only education. The Senate introduced a bill to stop that money, but I'm guessing it's too late...Read More

My Forbidden Love for Gay Monsters

Filed by Mark S. King | October 01, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

My first boyhood crush was on a dead man. He was a zombie named Quentin Collins, with eyes that pierced my gay soul and sideburns the size of the Florida peninsula. He stalked across my TV screen on weekday afternoons...Read More

Michigan anti-gay stalker takes leave of absence from Attorney General's office

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has come under quite a bit of fire since his interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper aired earlier this week. While the story had simmered locally, the sudden exposure on national news hurried Shirvell's decline...Read More

"Queen Bess" Coleman: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 01, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Worth remembering! Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, determined and incredibly inspiration, professional aviator Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was the first African American (in the world) to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered "the world's greatest...Read More

Anti-gay bullying also targets girls

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Even though her mother says she's not gay, this is still homophobic bullying (transcript available at the link):...Read More

It Gets Better

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | October 01, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I spent a lot of time contemplating the topic for my first Bilerico post. I wanted to write something uplifting and light in order to introduce myself to you. But the rash of suicides of gay youth this week have...Read More


Ellen: We have an obligation to change this

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Something must be done. This needs to be a wake-up call to everyone that teenage bullying and teasing is an epidemic in this country, and the death rate is climbing. We have an obligation to change this." --Ellen Degeneres on...Read More

Ongina on coming out poz on TV

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

Ongina discusses coming out as poz on TV....Read More