January 4, 2011

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Carlton's glorious, dangerous denial

Filed by Mark S. King | January 04, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

My friend Carlton is a chain smoker, even if all his cigarettes are imaginary. His standard pose consists of one hand resting on his hip -- elbow jutting out as if in the midst of a runway strut -- while...Read More

The Ninth Circuit issues decision on Prop 8 standing

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that Imperial County, California, doesn't have the right to intervene in the Proposition 8 case for same-sex marriage and asked the California Supreme Court about the orgs that...Read More

Obama extends Bush policy on religious group discrimination

Filed by Nan Hunter | January 04, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Virtually unnoticed by the press, President Obama issued an Executive Order in November establishing criteria for federal agency funding of social services provided by religious organizations. Executive Order 13559 modified Executive Order 13279, the much criticized 2002 order issued by...Read More

Cindy Sheehan on DADT Repeal

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

In an op-ed written for Al-Jazeera, peace activist Cindy Sheehan lets loose with her opinion on the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. While she is supportive of LGBT rights, she echoes some of the opinions of Bilerico contributors who've...Read More

Were LGBT people really fine with Obama back in October?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I've stayed out of the "Obama totally sucks for not giving me my rights" camp, but this is ridiculous: In an October survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, 64 percent of self-described LGBT community members said they approved or...Read More

Largely Worthless Tim Kaine to Remain DNC Chair

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 04, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Maybe my view of Tim Kaine is colored by his failure to do anything to support his own Executive Order 1 (2006) - which allegedly afforded employment non-discrimination protections to gay Virginia state employees - when its effectiveness was being...Read More

Media Afraid to Report on Alleged Aversion Project Doc Aubrey Levin

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 04, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary professor and psychiatrist who is accused of sexually assaulting at least 21 male patients, is scheduled to come up for trial in June 2011. This is internationally notable, since he was alleged to have led...Read More

Black Swan would be better without the plot

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Catholic News Service put out a review of Natalie Portman's new movie Black Swan (rated "O" for "Morally Offensive"). Here's a short plot summary (from IMDB): When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre...Read More

WATCH: Betsie Gallardo & Her Mother Speak About Ordeal in Florida Prison

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've been championing HIV+ prisoner Betsie Gallardo's quest to be granted medical clemency and allowed to go home as she dies of cancer. Gallardo was sentenced to five years in state prison for spitting at a police officer after having...Read More

Gay Elf Says End "Discriminatory" Policy

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 04, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Note: In case you don't read The North Pole Gazette, here's a reprint of an important story that just ran in that fine newspaper. By Sven Laplander It's always quiet at Santa's Workshop in the first half of January. Santa...Read More


Willow Palin will be insulted

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"She's called people a faggot on Facebook a couple of times. You don't throw around the f-word without hearing from me about it." --Kathy Griffin on her promise to insult Willow Palin...Read More

Comedian Jamie Kilstein on discrimination against gays

Filed by Drew Cordes | January 04, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Dan Savage featured this video on his blog and it's too good not to post here on Bilerico. It's a hilarious, breakneck-paced rant from comedian Jamie Kilstein on gay rights, fundamentalists and politics. Language is NSFW....Read More