November 18, 2010

Trans NCAA athlete cheered, but where do we go from here?

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 18, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

You'd expect the women's college basketball team at George Washington University to be made up of, well, women. That ceased to be the case this season as Kye Allums took his place on the court and in history as the...Read More

Standing Up for LGBT Families in This Congress, This Year

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 18, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

As the 111th Congress moves into its final weeks, the LGBT community has rightly recognized that the window for legislative victory on issues important to our movement is quickly coming to a close. And yet, while repeal of the military's...Read More

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(Not exactly) Like a Prayer

Filed by Mark S. King | November 18, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Soon, as many families take a seat at their Thanksgiving table, after the food is set but just before the feasting begins, a paralyzing moment will occur. What now? They'll wonder, glancing left and right. Should we pray? Uncomfortable seconds...Read More


An experiment: Can we do it?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

We've had a lot of complaints lately about the comments section of Bilerico being so negative. One commenter in particular seems to garner quite a few heated responses from both contributors and other readers. (No, I'm not naming names -...Read More

Yelling at the TV

Filed by Amy Hunter | November 18, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have to be careful when I watch cable news. If I'm not, I can find myself shouting - inexplicably - at the television, which does nothing of course except scare the cats. I don't know about you, but, I...Read More

Remembering Self-Violence on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 18, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Pete Subkoviak is a policy coordinator at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) where he works on health care access and other AIDS policy and advocacy. As I enter my 30th year of life, something is...Read More

Gaydar alert, perhaps?

Filed by Mike Rogers | November 18, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

This man, that's right, this man says gays are persecuting christians:...Read More

The Great Chinese State Circus

Filed by Mark S. King | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The closest I've come to appreciating ballet or Swan Lake is my excitement over the soon-to-be-released The Black Swan, featuring a total freakout performance by Natalie Portman. Director Darren Aronofsky hasn't been this twisted since Requiem for a Dream. That...Read More

Remembering Al Carmines: Vintage album cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 18, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Found this vintage album/score for the hugely controversial 1973 play by legendary gay minister, activist and theatre impresario, Al Carmines (1936 - 2005), while surfing eBay recently. Queer Music Heritage credits it as the first gay musical....Read More

Nuns Join The Battle For The Soul of American Catholicism

Filed by Father Tony | November 18, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I like New York's Archbishop Dolan. I really do. We were in Rome together as seminarians. We were not close friends, but the man radiates good will and has a huge heart. Unfortunately, his spiritual instincts are tempered by his...Read More

DADT Repeal in Lame-Duck is On! (Kind Of)

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | November 18, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

In case you missed it: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) announced his intention to bring NDAA back to the floor after the Thanksgiving recess, a period which starts on November 29 and could potentially (but likely won't) continue until Christmas Eve....Read More

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Curses! Hollywood Meddles with the Magic of 'Oz'

Filed by Mark S. King | November 18, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Quick: recast "The Wizard of Oz" in your head with contemporary stars. Okay, you better stop before you get nauseous. The exercise had my head spinning faster than a field of poisoned poppies. Thank the good lord that Robert Zemeckis,...Read More

Moolah Moolah

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 18, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I'm going to start my own political party - the Glee Party. We'll solve everyone's problems with great flair in an hour. Join me?...Read More


What is Powell thinking?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"...General Colin Powell, who help[ed] get us in this mess, says Congress should not be rushed. Not be rushed? Excuse me, waiting 17 years for repeal of this policy is hardly rushing anything. Not be rushed? Over 14,000 honorable LGBT...Read More

Glee's bully does an It Gets Better Video

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

You knew it was only a matter of time before Max Adler, Glee's resident bully, did an "It Gets Better Video" for the Trevor Project. He's such a sweetheart!...Read More