August 4, 2011


CONTEST: The Truth About Sex

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

How can you win a copy of The Truth About Sex? Leave a comment on this post telling us the most unusual, exciting, or dangerous place you've had sex.Read More


J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Gets Oscar-Ready Release Date

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The new biopic about the most-likely-gay director of the FBI - written by Dustin Ian Black and directed by Clint Eastwood - will be released on November 9, just in time for Academy Awards buzz. Read More

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Less Than Woman, Less Than Human

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 04, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In a paper to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Cathy Brennan and Elizabeth Hungerford explicitly oppose the extension of basic human rights to transsexuals, under the premise that providing protections under the classes of gender identity and gender expression "erodes" womens' rights.Read More


McDonalds Trans Attacker Pleads Guilty

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2011 | 4:15 PM | comments

Teonna Monae Brown, the woman who attacked a transgender McDonalds patron in a Baltimore suburb, has pled guilty to one count of first-degree assault and a hate crime charge. Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of five years in prison for the attack.Read More

One-Year Anniversary of Prop 8 Ruling

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

One year ago today, Judge Walker ruled that Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that took away the right of same-sex couples to marry, was unconstitutional. Read More


CDC Finds HIV Infection Rate in Young Gay Blacks Alarming

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 04, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a report on the rate of new HIV infections in America. The overall rate remained relatively stable, but the rate among young black gay and bi men rose between 2006 and 2009.Read More


NYT's American Family Association Profile Draws Criticism

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Some LGBT advocates are condemning The New York Times for their profile of the American Family Association. But just because a journalistic outlet takes interest in an anti-LGBT organization doesn't make the journalistic outlet anti-LGBT. Read More


Princeton Review Releases List of LGBT Friendly Colleges, And Not

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The tops and bottoms of colleges.Read More


Last Known Gay Holocaust Survivor Dies

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Rudolf Brazda, who was believed to be the last survivor of the Holocaust who was specifically targeted because of his sexual orientation, died yesterday at the age of 98. Read More


12 Year Old Covers Lady Gaga Song

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

When I was in middle school I won first place in a couple of statewide singing competitions. As soon as I hit puberty my singing career went down in flames. Let's hope the same thing doesn't happen to this kid.Read More


Another Trans Spiritual Retreat

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'm off again to the long-running "Kindred Spirits" trans spiritual retreat in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Read More

'It Gets Better,' from Seventh-Day Gay Adventists

Filed by Ed Team | August 04, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

We've talked on Bilerico about faith communities and their tolerance or acceptance of the LGBT community. We talked specifically last week about Seventh-Day Gay Adventists. Now, some members of that faith community have produced an "It Gets Better" video....Read More


LGBT Movement "Hitting A Wall"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Williams Institute Executive Director Brad Sears said at a March conference that the movement may be hitting a wall. Read More


APA Issues New Resolution On Marriage Equity

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Now as the country has really begun to have experience with gay marriage, our position is much clearer and more straightforward -- that marriage equity is the policy that the country should be moving toward," --Clinton Anderson, director of the...Read More