January 18, 2011

Segregation Is Part & Parcel of the LGBT Experience

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 18, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: In addition to being named one of AOL's "Top Ten Bloggers in Las Vegas", guest blogger Derek Washington is Chairman of Stonewall Democrats of Southern Nevada, the largest LGBT political organization in Nevada. He is also the New...Read More

Trevor Project Joins HRC In Milk's Camera Shop

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Trevor Project has officially announced that they will be joining HRC in establishing an LGBT action center at the site of Harvey Milk's former camera shop. The group will be operating a crisis and suicide prevention Trevor Lifeline call...Read More

Louisiana Argues against Gay Birth Certificates; Hospitals Become More Inclusive

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 18, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

File this under "homophobic laws I didn't know about." Louisiana contends that it doesn't have to put a same-sex couple on their adoptive child's birth certificate, even though their law says they have to put adoptive parents on a child's...Read More

Postcards that Tell Stories: Triumph of the Lesbian Suitor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 18, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A beautiful and unique series of late 19th century French postcards which tell the tale of a lovely Russian (on left, in men's attire) who steals the affections of the feminine beauty away from her aging male suitor....Read More

Another Gay Teen Suicide Because of Bullying

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 18, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

UPDATE: While this story and many others online reported that Lance Lundsten committed suicide, his father says he died of an enlarged heart. The Sheriff's office now says that the cause of death is "undetermined." Congress is expected to return...Read More

Supreme Court Saves DC Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The US Supreme Court's denial of certiorari today effectively ends the debate on same-sex marriage in the capital. Reverend Harry Jackson's one man crusade to try and invalidate same-sex marriage in DC has effectively been squashed. Jackson petitioned the court...Read More

Trans Scenes from The Simpsons: What Do You Think?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 18, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

A reader emailed in about this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, where Smithers convinces Moe to set up a gay bar, Mo's. I watched it and was surprised that The Simpsons got funny again (there were a few bad seasons...Read More

Trans Nonviolence and Civil Discourse

Filed by Kelley Winters | January 18, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man [or woman] who wields it. I believe in this method because I think it is the...Read More

Gay Stamp of Approval

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 18, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I've kept a secret for years. Now it's time for me to come out - as a stamp collector. I'm throwing off my shame. I'm a nerd and I'm proud! My orientation, philatelically speaking, is toward general collecting. I amass...Read More

No Pants Subway Ride 2011

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Ah, yes, it's that time of year. It's time for the No Pants Subway Ride and this time they've expanded to 50 different cities. What's up with all the guys wearing boxers in the video? Surely to God someone showed...Read More

Key West: Escape to Paradise

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 18, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

As regular Bilerico readers and readers of my personal blog know, it has been a rough week and a half to two weeks for me with the loss of my mother. What has helped me go on emotionally and psychologically...Read More

Tea Party Protests Abortion, LGBT Rights

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 18, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Now everyone keeps on telling me that the Tea Party is something other than the Republican base re-branded, that they're reasonable, independent Real Americans who just want both the Democrats and Republicans to quit the bickering and cut spending, deny...Read More


Great American Melting Pot

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Last week we saw a white Catholic male Republican judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic Jewish woman member of Congress, who was his friend. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American gay college student, and...Read More

Battle Hymn of Sarah Palin

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

You knew it was coming... This video of two elderly bumpkins singing the praises of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party in church will make your jaw fall on the floor. Set it to patriotic music and you've got,...Read More