April 12, 2011

Wait: The Anti-gay Illinois Legislation Is a Democrat Bill?

Filed by Phil Reese | April 12, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

They say "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," but maybe we should go back and work on that friends thing. The anti-gay bill being hammered through Illinois in record time - the bill that will allow adoption agencies...Read More

The J. Crew Transgender Plot to Destroy America

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

It looks like not only do the wingnuts know that trans people exist now, but they're learning how to make everything about trans people in the same way they've been making everything about gay people for four decades. Here's a...Read More

No Comfort Zone

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A friend went to the Chihuly exhibit this weekend and sent me a photo with the caption, "Don't touch." Indeed. No touching the Chihuly. I have always loved modern and abstract art. It comes from having been raised around my...Read More

Sweet Affections: Vintage Hunks in Trunks

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 12, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Those old-style 2-piece bathing suits for men were pretty hot. On the other hand, the men wearing them in this adorable image also add a whole lot to the sizzle. I'm not sure of the date on this, but guessing...Read More

If Congress Actually Represented America

Filed by Bil Browning | April 12, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Fascinating and sad. Check out this graphic from Think Progress's photo stream showing what Congress would look like if it was actually representative of the American people. Clickety to embiggen....Read More

Gays Win 'Most Frequently Challenged Book' List Again

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The American Library Association has its list of most frequently challenged books of 2010 out, and And Tango Makes Three topped the list. Tango topped the list from 2006 to 2008, dropping to number two in 2009 (knocked off by...Read More

I Am Tired of Being in Pain

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 12, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone. - Mary Schmich I used to wonder what the phrase above -- from Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich’s now famous column meant. I no longer have to wonder....Read More

Leadership I Can Believe In

Filed by Bil Browning | April 12, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

A lot of my grassroots activism stems from leading or participating in direct action zaps and activities. We've talked quite a bit on Bilerico about the different styles of activism - whether it's protesting or working from within - but...Read More

Chests Out, Slogans On

Filed by Leslie Robinson | April 12, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

In my last column I discussed the role T-shirts with slogans play in the battle over gay rights. It occurred to me, aside from the T-shirts I've read about that have caused ruckuses in schools and elsewhere, I don't know...Read More

CPAC Leader Calls GOProud Too 'Aggressive'

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The new chair of the America Conservative Union, which runs the CPAC, says that GOProud is too "aggressive" for his tastes, specifically referring to when GOProud's Chris Barron called ACU board member Cleta Mitchell a "nasty bigot" for being a...Read More

Illinois Right Wing Is Forcing through an Anti-LGBT Bill

Filed by Phil Reese | April 12, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've seen the face of evil, and it is the cunning Illinois Right Wing. Hidden carefully by Sen David Koehler in SB 1123, a bill to assist the blind - like an arsenic pill hidden in a crême brulé -...Read More

Social Notworking

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 12, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

White guys seem to own social media! Where are we, girls?...Read More


On the Ali Forney Center

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 12, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As Ali's story makes starkly clear, the ability of homeless LGBT youth to access safe shelter and housing is a matter of life and death. Of the tens of thousands of LGBT youth who suffer homelessness in our county, fewer...Read More

The Ali Forney Story

Filed by Jake Weinraub | April 12, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Today, Tuesday, April 12th, the Ali Forney Center - New York City's largest shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) homeless youth - marks what would have been the 36th birthday of its namesake, Ali Forney....Read More