June 7, 2011

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Have You Lost Someone to AIDS?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This post originally ran in late 2009 and spawned one of the most beautiful comment threads in Bilerico history. As AIDS turns 30 this year, I thought I'd re-run the item to see if we could repeat the experience.Read More

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How Marriage Equality Can Save the Black Family

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Guest blogger Maya Rupert points out how this summer has the potential to dredge up the familiar false dichotomy that pits the black community against the LGBT community.Read More


Proposed Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis in DSM-5

Filed by Kelley Winters | June 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Although the APA has responded to concerns about the "Gender Identity Disorder" diagnosis in the new edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, they have not addressed concerns about their "Gender Dysphoria" diagnosis.Read More


Homophile Fiction: Vintage Story

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I found this page from a poignant story buried in the pages of a 1980 issue of Numbers - a gay leather magazine.Read More


Margaret Thatcher Refuses Visit with Sarah Palin

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Palin hoped to stop in London for a visit with the Iron Lady during an upcoming trip to Sudan in July.Read More


Stonewall at 42: 'Why Don't You Guys Do Something?'

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | June 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Whatever happened to the working class group of butches and other visibly queer and trans folks who ignited the Stonewall riots? And what would they think of the modern LGBT rights movement?Read More


'A Gay Girl in Damascus' Blogger Reportedly Seized

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 07, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The lesbian, Syrian-American writer Amina Abdhallah Araf al Omari, who's provided an important voice for political dissidents in Syria, has allegedly been kidnapped by armed Syrian security forces. Read More


AIDS at 30: Rob Eichberg & National Coming Out Day

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rob Eichberg was a noted psychologist and LGBT activist who created "The Experience" to help LGBT people with the coming out process. He died of AIDS in 1995, just before the life-saving HIV/AIDS medications became available.Read More


New AARP Web Portal Focuses on Aging LGBT Community

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 07, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The sub-site provides support, feature stories, and informational bulletins about the unique challenges facing aging members of the LGBT community. Read More


Why Real Intimacy Starts From Within

Filed by Jeff Lutes | June 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Our dual needs to be separate, yet together, create a fully human experience. We understand that loving another person transcends the experience we can have on our own.Read More


Caption Contest(s): Palin the Librarian

Filed by Mike Rogers | June 07, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Artist Zina Saunders has generously offered to donate a signed print of her work on archival watercolor paper. After eight weeks of caption posts, an esteemed blue ribbon panel will select the best overall caption and award the print. Read More


Gates Gives Soldier a Reality Check

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No. You'll have to complete your ... enlistment just like everybody else. The reality is that you don't all agree with each other on your politics, you don't agree with each other on your religion, you don't agree with each...Read More

Don't Text in the Theater

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

[NSFW] When a girl in Austin, TX gets kicked out of a movie theater for texting (after being warned twice) she decides to call the theater and leave a vulgar and angry voicemail. How did the Alamo Drafthouse Austin...Read More