March 30, 2011

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My Sad and Trivial Night with Rock Hudson

Filed by Mark S. King | March 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Perhaps it is the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, and her connection to Rock Hudson, that brings this memory back again. It still conjures such fear and melancholy that repeating it feels like sharing a ghost story... Over and over, footage...Read More

A Bilerico Blogger in the Baby Dyke Years

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | March 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

While recently visiting my childhood home, which I like to call the Stein museum, I dug up this little gem. At 17 (cue Janis Ian), I was the "Baby Dyke Heroine" in the February 1995 issue of Deneuve magazine (before...Read More

Updates: Immigration Hold Lifted, Indiana Senate Passes Marriage Amendment

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week Metro Weekly reported that a spokeperson for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that deportation cases involving foreigners with American same-sex spouses were put on hold. It turns out he spoke to soon: Wednesday morning USCIS...Read More

ENDA Redux: Why Bother?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 30, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has been reintroduced in Congress. We know ENDA is not going to pass because of the Republican majority. Why bother? The answer is that...Read More

Get Beached: Vintage Summer Fashions

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

Buried like some deep ancestral memory, I vaguely remember that my dad had a jacket and swim trunks set like this ca. 1960. I think they were called cabana sets. My dad's was a Hawaiian print with flamingoes on it...Read More

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Progress in the Montana Legislature?

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 30, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Diane Sands, the first openly gay member of the Montana Legislature and a human rights champion in the state, yesterday attempted to "blast" SB 276 onto the floor for a full vote. The motion failed - it needed 60 votes,...Read More

Will Marriage Save Us?

Filed by Anthony Carter | March 30, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Marriage, any type of commitment, and being truly, terrifyingly, unabashedly, emotionally intimate is for grown ups. This is the reason we now have this insane obsession with marriage. Although I have never really had the desire to marry, I am...Read More

Publicly-Funded Schools Should Be Forced Away from Homophobia

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

Another Ontario Catholic school district is fighting to keep GSA's out of their schools. This was their solution: A Mississauga high school principal faces the ire of students after she drew an umbrella on a blackboard at the launch of...Read More

Who Really Wrote the Bible and Why It Matters

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 30, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Having been raised relatively conservative Catholic - i.e., altar boy, daily mass for many years, Knight of Columbus, etc. - one of the big hurdles in my coming out journey was escaping the brainwashing inflicted on me by my religious...Read More

3 Ways to Improve ENDA Advocacy: Religious Exemptions

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 30, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Tico Almeida is a civil rights litigator at the boutique law firm of Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP, which was recently named by Law360 as the only plaintiff-side law firm on the 2010 list of the...Read More

And They Wonder Why...

Filed by Bil Browning | March 30, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Here's a note to our Congressional and Gay Inc leadership... If you want to understand why people are confused about the status of ENDA and never sure what's really going on and where the truth lies, perhaps you should start...Read More


Give New York Two Months

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

"Six to eight weeks, or maybe sooner." --New York governor Andrew Cuomo on when to expect a vote on same-sex marriage in the senate...Read More

Andrea Bocelli's Lullabye To Elmo

Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 30, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A pretty cute but fairly awkward clip from "Sesame Street," ca. 2008....Read More