December 13, 2010

Photos: Obama meets with Joint Chiefs on DADT in Oval Office

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

President Obama held a meeting in the Oval Office on Nov 29 with the Joint Chiefs and Secretary of Defense about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. The White House sent over these pictures from the meeting. Clickety to...Read More

Health care bill ruled unconstitutional

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 13, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

A judge appointed by Bush ruled part of the health care bill unconstitutional: In a 42-page opinion issued in Richmond, Va., Judge Hudson wrote that the law's central requirement that most Americans obtain health insurance exceeds the regulatory authority granted...Read More

The Holidays: Stress, Secrets and Statistics

Filed by D Gregory Smith | December 13, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

"There's always so much stress for me at this time of year - and everyone's pushing drinks." This is a statement from a gay male therapy client who is also in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He continued, "I...Read More

PFLAG/LA Founder Adele Starr Has Died

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 13, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Adele Starr, founder of the large Los Angeles chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, died in her sleep Friday night, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. She was 90. Starr founded PFLAG/LA in 1976 - a group...Read More

Cognitive Dissonance: The SPLC effect

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jeremy Hooper at Good As You has one helluva scoop about an initiative several religious right orgs are launching to combat the Southern Poverty Law Center's designation of some of the most virulently anti-gay outfits as hate groups. Jeremy has...Read More

What is it Like to Be Young, Queer and Behind Bars?

Filed by Toshio Meronek | December 13, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

We have a way harder life when we're incarcerated. Straight people have a hard time here but [gay youth] have it even worse. They are raped, get food thrown at them, are jumped, humiliated, god knows what will happen...Read More

Should Joe Solmonese resign from HRC over DADT?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 13, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I've often lamented, although I don't know if I've mentioned this on Bilerico, how I was one of the people who hated HRC before hating HRC was cool and the new haters don't really have a good reason to hate...Read More

Speech from the San Francisco UN Plaza Rally to End the Criminalization of Homosexuality

Filed by Davina Kotulski | December 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Lakota have a saying "Mitakuye Oysain" - we are all related. Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hahn, talks about oneness, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. talked about the interrelatedness of life. "I can never be what I ought to...Read More

Hot Fight Club: Vintage military photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 13, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Oh that lovely boxing hunk in his tight-fitting trunks. Now, this is the kind of Fight Club I'd want to be around. No certainty on the date but I will guess ca. 1910s-1920s. Anyone recognize the uniforms?...Read More

Conflict 101: Identifying the Stakes

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 13, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

A link to a radical feminist's diatribe on "castrated men" appears a chat window. "This makes me sad," one of my sisters says, completely deadpan. This doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that she posted this in response to...Read More

Miley Cyrus Smokes Bong!!! Glee Christmas Episode

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 13, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think of Miley smoking a bong? 2. Did you like the Christmas episode of Glee? 3. Should I dance more? Are casual videos like this OK sometimes?...Read More


Renewed hope on DADT

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Since the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has broad support among Senators, our troops, and the American people, it is my hope that that the Senate will move forward with an alternative legislative method. The bipartisan proposal from Senators...Read More

The homophobic flight safety video?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 13, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This video was produced for New Zealand Air with the rugby team All Blacks. And it's been edited since some people considered a small joke at 2:50 homophobic....Read More