August 26, 2011

Weekly Reader: Gay Role Models, Trans Cake, & Abscesses

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2011 | 7:00 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

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Legendary Paris Dupree Has Passed On

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 26, 2011 | 6:15 PM | comments

This week, the Grand Dame of the NYC Ballroom scene, Paris Dupree passed on. Paris was one of the powerful House mothers in New York and one of the stars of the legendary documentary, Paris Is Burning.Read More


There's a Difference Between Pipe Smoking and Sucking

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Sent in by Projector Portia who says that since Santorum is still fishing for anecdotes, she thought she'd help him out.Read More

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Beth Elliott's Rebuttal of the Brennan-Hungerford Letter

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Beth Elliott has written a rebuttal to the Brennan-Hungerford submission to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.Read More

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Steve Jobs Resigns, Tim Cook Named New CEO of Apple

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple, and the openly gay Tim Cook will be taking over as the new CEO, as well as joining the board of one of the most powerful companies in the world. Read More


31 Days: El Guano Loco

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Back in Indiana, a small group of local progressive bloggers would get together to hang out and talk shop. We called ourselves "El Guano Loco" because we're all bat shit crazy.Read More


My First Gay Role Model

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 26, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

When I was younger, I wasn't even sure if gay people really existed - until I saw The Revenge of the Nerds on HBO. That's when I was introduced to Lamar, my first gay role model.Read More


Same-Sex Couples Increase Outside Of Heavily Populated Areas

Filed by D Gregory Smith | August 26, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

New numbers from the 2010 U.S. Census reveal that there are an increasing number of same-sex couples across the country - even outside of the typical LGBT strongholds like New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco.Read More


33 Schools Receive Top Rankings in 'LGBT-Friendliness'

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 26, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

33 American colleges and universities - almost double the number from last year - received top rankings in Campus Pride's "LGBT-friendly" Campus Climate Index this year. Read More


Philly Tabloid Says Prison Officials Too Easy On Transgender Inmate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What is happening to Jovanie Saldana after she reported a sexual assault by a corrections officer?Read More

James Franco's Bro Takes Masturbating to a New Level

Filed by Ed Team | August 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Go F*ck Yourself with Dave Franco from Dave Franco In a new Funny or Die video, Dave Franco - yes, James Franco's brother - is told to go "fuck himself" by his girlfriend. He decides to take her advice....Read More


New Study: Bullying Directly Affects High Achieving Blacks And Latinos

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 26, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

If the effects on Black and Latino students are so high, imagine what they must be for LGBT students of color.Read More


They Don't Know Jack about Bi Men

Filed by Amy Andre | August 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

I don't need a research grant, a penis-measuring-tape, and a stack of porn to prove what bi men themselves have been telling me for years (that they exist). Read More


College Asks Applicants About LGBT status

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 26, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?" --A question on the undergraduate application form of 140-year-old Elmhurst College for the 2012-2013 year, believed to be the first in the nation to ask about...Read More