April 1, 2011

Queer Music Friday - Dimitri Mitropoulos

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Dimitri Mitropoulos was a Greek-born composer, pianist, and conductor who led the New York Philharmonic in the 1950's. He was known not just for his rigorous interpretations of classical music, but also for conducting without a baton or a score....Read More

Rep. Polis Endorses Omnibus LGBT Rights Bill

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

There have been some calls recently to scrap piecemeal rights bills like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Some have called for adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the federal Civil Rights Act. Some have suggested a separate federal LGBT rights...Read More

Has Tom Cruise Been Outed by an iPhone?

Filed by Mark S. King | April 01, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

When Jason Breakman discovered an iPhone at an "undisclosed NYC location" late Wednesday night and realized the owner was megastar Tom Cruise, he did what any self-respecting gay man would do. He took digital photos of the call activity and...Read More

Each Step Is a Step of Affirmation

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Henia Handler is the Director of Government Affairs for Fenway Health. For more than a decade the national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) researchers has remained true to illuminating our knowledge on the...Read More

A Memorial to Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a Gay Soldier

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 01, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A very moving piece from the Courage Campaign. This brave soldier's father says it best: Soldiers don't die for our freedom of speech. They don't die for patriotism. They don't die for noble causes. They don't die for our political...Read More

More on the Anti-Gay Stoning Killing, and Is the Bible the Source of Homophobia?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Philadelphia Daily News has lots of new information on the case of the older, mentally disabled man who was stoned to death by a younger, paranoid schizophrenic man. While some queer news-n-views sites portrayed the case as being one...Read More


Site News: Bilerico Project Has Been Sold

Filed by Bil Browning | April 01, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today I'm pleased to announce that Bilerico Project will be joining the AOL family of blogs. The media giant, which recently purchased the Huffington Post and some other properties, wants to expand it's reach into the LGBT market. The purchase...Read More

Funky Vintage Fashion: The Trikini

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 01, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What the what? I don't remember this hopeful entry into the fabulous world of late 1960s fashion; this strange version of a trikini (three piece bikini, first modeled in 1967) never caught on. Maybe it's the polka-dotted bow sprouting from...Read More

Take a Stand: Refuse to Lie

Filed by Nadine Smith | April 01, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

In the coming days a group of activists will be launching a campaign called "Refuse To Lie." The launch is timed to coincide with tax season, a time of year when the federal government compels married gay couples to file...Read More

Report: Health Care Needs of LGBT People Unknown

Filed by Joe Mirabella | April 01, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Institutes of Medicine released a report on Thursday that demonstrates how desperately we need researchers to include data about the LGBT community in their studies so we can have a better understanding of the health care needs of LGBT...Read More


How Did Those Bisexual Rumors Start Again?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"That's definitely not true... I guess some people are thrown off by me embracing gay culture. But I don't feel the need to explain that. Unless someone asks me a specific question." --Nicki Minaj, who apparently forgot that she accepted...Read More

How to Snap Like a Diva

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

"A basic lesson in snap," one of the more light-hearted scenes from Marlon Riggs' documentary "Tongues Untied" (1989). The film explored the social and sexual cultures of black gay men in the late 1980's in the context of multiple...Read More