October 5, 2011


Retro Bilerico Flashback

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Watch the quality of the reporting on display here. My favorite line is when one reporter describes a local gay bar as "a place where they say homosexuals gather." I'm 19 in these clips.Read More


Unequal Equality

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 05, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

As common as it now is to hear the term "equality" thrown around with such abandon in our national conversation about American LGBT civil rights, is it really accurate or even fair to describe many of our community's most recent political gains with this term?Read More


Guide to 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

LGBTs have a stake in this growing protest movement since our unemployment numbers and job searches are often made more complicated by having no job protections such as would be provided with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.Read More


Antigua Attorney General: I'm Still Homophobic

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well, you gotta give Antigua's Attorney General, Justin Simon, credit for being honest about his bigotry. The guy just comes out and says he's homophobic. What's the first step to recovery? Admitting you have a problem. Read More

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Principal Physically Attacks Student for Advocating GSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

From what I've read, it isn't clear if the principal got violent because of the gay issue or an authority issue. (I don't know this principal's work history; he might just be out of control.)Read More


Practical Clothes: Female Munitions Worker

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 05, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

It must've been a pleasant relief for women to give up their traditional uncomfortable girdles and dresses for the comfort of pants and loose coats.Read More


Tennessee Pastor Orders His Son Attacked in Church

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jerry Pittman Jr. and his partner Dustin Lee were assaulted last week when they tried to attend a church service at Grace Fellowship Church in Fruitland, Tennessee. Pittman's father, the church pastor, ordered the attack.Read More


Your October Reminder

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's your monthly reminder that I still need to pay the rent and eat, so any donations to Bilerico Project would be greatly appreciated. Also - we've got other ways you can connect with Bilerico Project content. Check it out:Read More


Bert & Ernie Should Be Friends with Benefits

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | October 05, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Others have already pointed out how extremely close the two are and wondered how many platonic friends they know of who share a bedroom? Sure, I can buy the "close friends" part, but is the "platonic" all that likely?Read More


Gingrich & Soldier Display Lack of Military Knowledge

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

I'm not sure who's the bigger ass in this video, Newt Gingrich or the hard right soldier asking him Don't Ask Don't Tell and complaining he had to spend three hours getting training because he was ordered to do so by his superiors.Read More

Marylanders for Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign is building off of the success of their New Yorkers for Marriage Equality videos featuring celebrities and high profile politicians announcing their support for marriage equality. They've kicked off the Marylanders for Marriage Equality series...Read More


Toby Keith on Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | October 05, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

"That whole gay issue thing, that's never bothered me. I've never seen what that affects and [why] anybody should care - and they never do affect me. First of all, we're going to stop somebody from getting a marriage license...Read More


James Buchanan: America's First Gay President?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 05, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Historian James W. Loewen has extensively researched the personal life of James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, and he's convinced Buchanan was gay, having shared much of his life with William Rufus King, a senator from Alabama.Read More