February 14, 2011

Friendship in the Time of Love

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 14, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This was originally posted on The Bilerico Project three years ago on Valentine's Day. You can see the older post and comments here. We know by now that Valentine's Day, like the concept of romantic love as the highest form...Read More

Arizona: Are Domestic Partner Benefits for Gay/Bi Couples Only?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | February 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

In 2008, by administrative regulation, Arizona made available to state employees health benefits for their domestic partners, defined by at least a year of living together and a set of criteria demonstrating financial interdependence. Same-sex and different-sex partners were eligible....Read More

Republicans Propose a Partial Boycott of America

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last Friday House Republicans released their plans for budget cuts, and today the National Minority AIDS Council counted the damage the proposals would do when it comes to HIV/AIDS: The Committee's proposed cuts include, among others, $1.3 billion from Community...Read More

Stefon Returns to SNL

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Just in time for Valentine's Day, ongoing character, Stefon, makes a comeback to Saturday Night Live. There's been some debate lately on whether or not the stereotypical portrayal of Stefon is offensive - or even whether or not the character...Read More

Celebrating Love for All LGBTQ People

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sharon Stapel is the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project which serves NY's LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. We deserve a loving and respectful Valentine's Day. Our communities have been subjected to increasingly public...Read More

Is It Time for Another March on Washington?

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Washington Blade is reporting that activist (and regular Bilerico commenter and guest poster) Robin Tyler is calling for another march on Washington DC in 2012. Veteran lesbian activist Robin Tyler of Los Angeles says she's talking to LGBT leaders...Read More

Fired Gay Teacher Gets $75,000

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The student-teacher who was removed from a fourth-grade class for coming out to students but was reinstated after public outcry settled with the school: The Beaverton School District has agreed to pay $75,000 to a gay student teacher who was...Read More

Un-Licensed To Kill?

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Via Digby comes this latest bit of insanity from my home state: a Georgia state representative wants to do away with driver’s licenses. A state lawmaker from Marietta is sponsoring a bill that seeks to do away with Georgia driver’s...Read More

Gay Cruise: The High Seas

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Talk about the high seas... I'll admit that I've never been on a cruise ship, but I'm not really shocked that one passenger (out of 5400) was selling drugs. I think the question I have is why is it worthy...Read More

Creation Museum Is Anti-Gay, Straights Don't Know Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Legal

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's a cute story that's been lighting up the science blogs over the weekend. Two straight men bought tickets for and wanted to go to "Date Night" at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, only to be turned away at the...Read More

Let Me Count the Ways I Love My Dude

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I love Joe Brokken more and more every day. I love that he is the chipper one in the morning. I grumble my way through the dawn, stumbling for coffee. Not him. He's always happy in the morning. I love...Read More


Break Away Lutheran Churches Don't Want Back In

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are those who say this about forgiveness. Why wouldn't we say, 'Yes, we're back. Thank you for seeing it the way we did 20 years ago'? And for us, it's also a question of: What would be the benefit...Read More

Lady Gaga's 'Gay Anthem' 'Born this Way' at Grammy's

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Lady Gaga performing 'Born this Way' at the Grammy's....Read More