August 19, 2011


Weekly Reader: Glee, White Rabbits, & Submissive Wives

Filed by Bil Browning | August 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


Confessions of a 'Bilerico' Intern

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 5:45 PM | comments

Today is my last day of my internship with The Bilerico Project. Thanks - to the contributors, readers, editorial team, and Bil - for the amazing experiences, opportunities, and educational challenges. Read More

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Judge: Illinois Can Drop Catholic Charities Over Discrimination

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A judge in Sangamon County, Illinois has ruled that the state does not have to renew its foster and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities.Read More


Go To Hell, Receive $50,000

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A San Francisco woman recently exorcised her demons by means of a cash settlement. Read More

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NOM's Social Media Aims for 100K Followers, Gets 883

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

At the beginning of the summer, the National Organization for Marriage announced a lofty goal of beefing up its social media support by attracting 100,000 new followers - and getting $1 from a "generous donor" for each one. They're not doing so hot. Read More


Mayor Blocks Liquor License for Town's Only Gay Bar

Filed by Bil Browning | August 19, 2011 | 1:15 PM | comments

The mayor has taken the extraordinary step of refusing to issue a perfunctory letter to keep a gay bar from opening and instead agrees that anti-gay violence that might spill over into straight people's lives is unacceptable.Read More

It Gets Better from Mom's Perspective Too

Filed by Annette Gross | August 19, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I know it's not easy for young people to come out to their parents. Most kids worry how their parents will react and parents often have a difficult time absorbing what they've just learned about their child.Read More


Defense Attorney in McInerney Trial Comes Out as Lesbian

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 19, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

In the McInerney trial, defense attorney Robyn Bramson filed a formal complaint of bias after the judge used the word "queer" in court, asking the judge to remove himself from the case. In doing so, Bramson revealed to the judge that she is "not heterosexual." Read More


Oh Hugh Beast: Vintage Celeb Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

1950s movie star Hugh O'Brien, a body-builder who frequently posed nude and semi-nude, takes a fun stroll with his pup, dressed for success. Read More


New Immigration Policy to Limit Non-Criminal Deportations

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Updated immigration policy looks to limit the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States from facing deportation. The move may have broad, positive consequences for young immigrants and bi-national same-sex couples. Read More


31 Days: Malibu on a Paper Napkin

Filed by Bil Browning | August 19, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

I still have a certain napkin amongst my treasures. Each time I see it, I'm reminded of Patricia Nell Warren's wild mop of beautiful hair, the smell of the ocean, and the warmth of golden sunshine on my skin.Read More


LGBT Rights Under President Perry

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"He will regress everything we have accomplished and take us many steps backwards instead of the many steps forward we've taken under Obama." Omar Narvaez, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, commenting on the potential Presidency of Gov. Rick Perry....Read More