January 26, 2011

Just Say No to ROTC on College Campuses

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 26, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

President Obama acknowledged that gays and lesbians will serve openly in the armed forces this year thanks to last year's repeal of the so called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. In exchange, the President has asked the college campuses and...Read More

What Can You Do to Help Save Lyon-Martin Health Services?

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | January 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Lyon-Martin Health Services, which has made health care accessible to thousands of women, queer, and trans people in San Francisco, is being threatened with imminent closure. The clinic's board of directors say it's financially impossible to keep the clinic open,...Read More

Winter Blues

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 26, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I cannot believe how horrible this winter has been and it's not even February yet. Currently, there are two plumbers in my basement fixing my furnace, which, of course, died during the coldest day of the last four years. Nice....Read More

The Kids Are All Right, Bening, Ruffalo Get Oscar Nods

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 26, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is "award season" - which is a big entertainment industry deal on the Left Coast. People still talking about how Ricky Garvais hosted the Golden Globes - where drinking is encouraged. Tuesday morning, the nominations for the Academy Awards...Read More

States to Watch for Marriage and Civil Union Legislation

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

New legislative sessions started this week, and quite a few states are considering laws related to official recognition of same-sex couples. In Hawaii, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill to create civil unions (for both same- and opposite-sex couples)...Read More

Cheaper Than Implants: Vintage Inflatable Bra Ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 26, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I don't know why I never thought of putting balloons in my brassieres and blowing them up. Oh wait, I do know: it's ridiculous! Regardless, Frederick's of Hollywood's had a whole line of these beauties in 1960 for women who...Read More


Bragging Rights: What Did We Accomplish in 2010?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The other day I was putting together some statistics and factoids for our advertising one sheet. As I looked back at what Bilerico Project accomplished in 2010, I knew I had to share it with our readers too since y'all...Read More

Why Hasn't Star Trek Ever Had a Queer Character?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

AfterElton has an interview up with a Star Trek writer/producer, Brannon Braga, on why the franchise never included an out gay character. He doesn't really answer, implies that the problem was unnamed people who worked on the show twenty years...Read More

United States of Shame

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Jerame sent me this hella cool map from Pleated Jeans that labels states with their worst vice. "What is your state the worst at?" asks the "United States of Shame" map and, of course, Utah has a porn problem... I...Read More

Sometimes Losing Is How You Win

Filed by Don Davis | January 26, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

We have been talking a lot about Social Security these past few weeks, even to the point where I've missed out on talking about things that I also wanted to bring to the table, particularly the effort to reform Senate...Read More

Ignorance: A Shocking Reminder

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 26, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Todd Heywood is a professional journalist for the Michigan Messenger. As a reporter, I have spent a lot of time writing about HIV-specific criminal laws and their impact not only on those who are accused of...Read More



Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If the president is truly serious about job creation and boosting America's economic well-being, he must provide leadership and action in helping to pass employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and ending the costly and unjust federal...Read More

Australian Straight Mom's Ad for Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

An Australian mother with a gay son made an ad for same-sex marriage....Read More