August 30, 2011


31 Days: How to Make a Dog Fly

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

The story of how Reese Piece the pit bull came to live at Rancho Bilerico is an amusing tale.Read More


Chaz Bono to Appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Entertainment Weekly reports that Chaz Bono will be in the new cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, a popular reality show that return for its 13th season on Sept. 19. Read More


Bilerico Project: Now Hiring

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Bilerico Project intern?Read More


Having a Ball: Vintage Drag Party

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

No idea where or when this was taken, sadly, but I'm guessing this festive event took place in the late 1940s or early 1950s going by the clothes. Any fashion mavens think they can pin the date down?Read More


Is Labor Ditching the Democrats?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Shortly after news broke that several unions - including the Teamsters - may sit out the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina comes news that the AFL-CIO will not be supporting the Democratic Party as heavily in the next election cycle.Read More


LGBT Social Media Ethics: Is That Really You?

Filed by Leone Kraus | August 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A fellow Bilerico contributor and I got into a Twitter debate over the Lez Get Real case.Read More


MLK's Dream: Deferred

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's easy to forget, but some remember exactly what Dr. King was fighting for when he died. King envisioned a broader phase of the civil rights movement, one that put racial injustice in the context of economic justice. Read More


Survivor Winner to Run for Indiana Governor?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Survivor winner Rupert Boneham has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running as a Libertarian candidate for Indiana governor.Read More


Irene Aftermath: My Vermont Town Has Been Devastated

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | August 30, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

As many of you know, I'm a pastor in southern Vermont. The devastation here is significant. You probably won't be hearing from me for a few weeks while we get a sense of what needs to be done, and I just wanted you to know where I went.Read More


The Trial of Lt. Choi And Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Who was the Reverend Fred Lee Shuttlesworth, and why is this an important comparison?Read More


A Touch of the Divine in Florida

Filed by Leslie Robinson | August 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

On his syllabus, Florida public school teacher Jerry Buell included this heads up to students: "I teach God's truth, I make very few compromises. If you believe you may have a problem with that, get your schedule changed, 'cause I ain't changing!"Read More


Taking a Closer Look at VMA Winner Tyler the Creator

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Much of the public was first introduced to Tyler the Creator during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, after the young rapper won an award for Best New Artist. He also writes some of the most violently anti-gay and misogynistic music currently enjoying mainstream recognition.Read More


Lt. Dan Choi's Trial Ends Day 1

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

"This is the 'Shuttlesworth' of the 21st century." --Robert J. Feldman, attorney for Lt. Dan Choi, facing 6 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, for failing to "get off the sidewalk" when protesting the now-discredited Don't Ask, Don't Tell...Read More

Lea Salonga Reprises Mulan Theme Live

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Disney's Mulan isn't my favorite of the company's animated films, but the music was spectacular. At this year's D23 Expo several of the voices behind Disney's princesses reprised their themes and they sound just as beautiful as ever. Check...Read More