January 7, 2011

Queer music Friday - Liberace

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A biopic movie will be coming out on Liberace with Michael Douglas opposite Matt Damon. Even though Liberace never came out, I thought I'd put him up here playing on his rhinestone piano: His father was a pianist and he...Read More

Germany: Sex slave causes terror alert

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is too damned funny. German police launched a full-scale poison terror alert after a kinky dominatrix ordered her slave to walk the streets in Guenzburg wearing a PVC catsuit and a gas mask. ... Police did not file charges...Read More

7 Years Later: From Unsafe to So What

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Bill Konigsberg is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Out of the Pocket and a GLAAD Media Award-winning sports writer. Bill came out on the front page of ESPN.com in 2001 with his essay "Sports World...Read More

The gays scare more conservatives: Heritage Foundation pulls out of CPAC

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Heritage Foundation has pulled out of the CPAC (I'm not even conservative and it's hard to imagine a conference establishing itself as the center of American movement conservatism without them): "We believe in the traditional definition of the family,"...Read More

Your moment of Neil Patrick Harris

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Neil Patrick Harris won a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor Wednesday evening. Sadly, for some reason, my invitation to give him the trophy was apparently lost in the mail. It's always a missed connection between us, isn't...Read More

FCKH8: A good idea for a good cause?

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 07, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Is having children yell "fuck you" to people who are against gay marriage on recorded video exploitative of children? Is it helpful to our cause? Should LGBT youth organizations accept money from organizations or individuals who publicly promote under age...Read More

A Parent's Wonderful Gift to A Gay Son

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 07, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Contributor Note: This post is very personal, but looks at an important issue: parental acceptance of LGBT children. My mother, Marion Hibben Phelps Hamar (pictured above at right with my late sister many years back) passed away on January 5,...Read More

Photo: This Is What Projectors Do

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'm so, so proud of all of the work and energy Bilerico readers and contributors put into freeing Betsie Gallardo from prison over the past two weeks. This photo is what you worked for; Betsie Gallardo has been released. A...Read More

Catholic school district bans GSA's, call gays Nazis

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

While I wouldn't put it past a Catholic school board to ban GSA's at their schools. It makes sense - who's going to become a priest or a nun if people can live out of the closet and outside the...Read More

Boston Herald sportswriter comes out in column

Filed by Drew Cordes | January 07, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

A sportswriter for the Boston Herald, Steve Buckley, came out as gay in a recent column. Near the end of his piece, he says: But during this same period (of planning to come out), I have read sobering stories about...Read More

Gates outlines DADT implementation

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

Secretary Gates outlines the three-step process to DADT repeal....Read More


Johnny Weir comes out

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In a sexual way, I'm gay, but I would marry a woman tomorrow if it struck me. I don't think sex and relationships necessarily have to go together." --Johnny Weir...Read More