December 5, 2010


Comment of the Week: Tobi Hill-Meyer

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

On my post about atrocious language in a television report about two transgender criminal suspects. The article referred to them as "perverts," "freaks," and "bosom buddies." Some of the commenters on the post seemed to argue that the severity of...Read More

The Rise of the Straight-Acting Man

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | December 05, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Kevin Troughton, in an essay in Tuesday's Guardian, declares that effeminacy in gay men, a sad vestige of our oppressed past, is on its way out. Sighting a pathetic stereotype of a queen in his provincial gay bar prompts a...Read More

Three Trans-Focused Web Tools You Should Know About

Filed by Toshio Meronek | December 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Three not-for-profit websites are tackling the massive job of making the world a more navigable place for transgender people. Want a safe place to take a leak, get hormones, or avoid annoying gendered pronouns? They got you. Safe2pee Find out...Read More

Trans woman assaulted on Black Friday

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 05, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Tennessee Equality Project is reporting that a woman, Akasha Adonis, was assaulted during a fight at a Kohl's in Jackson, Tennessee, before the store opened on the day after Thanksgiving. She lost three teeth and her jaw was broken....Read More

Rev Jesse Jackson to speak out against Prop 8

Filed by Davina Kotulski | December 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Back in 1990, when I was 20 years old and a college senior, I was thrilled at the opportunity to shake the sweaty hand of Rev. Jesse Jackson after he spoke at Portland State University about equality and civil rights....Read More

Thumbnail image for Same Sex Sunday

#SSS: Illinois Civil Unions, World AIDS Day, Ladies Home Journal bullying coverage and more!

Filed by Phil Reese | December 05, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

No worries, we definitely talk about Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal this week on SameSexSunday, but there was a lot more going on than Senate hearings this week in LGBT America! This week the author of the Illinois civil unions...Read More


Bilerico meet-up in DC

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 05, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I'm still making my way through the US and I'm in DC now. Bil organized a meet-up since I never get to meet people in real life, and I'd love to meet people. We'll be at La Fourchette at 2429...Read More


Ridding ourselves of warriors

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Aside from seizing the opportunity to end a form of discrimination that will be looked upon with embarrassment in the not too distant future and complying with the wishes of the commander-in-chief, the fact of the matter is that wartime...Read More

Grover imitates the Old Spice Guy

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This Sesame Street spoof of the Old Spice Guy commercial is priceless. Gover stars as the commanding macho sex symbol with hilarious results as you learn about the word "on."...Read More