July 6, 2009

Another Horrific Tale of "Ex-Gay" Conversion... and How the Internet is Helping Fight Back

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 06, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The request to join a new group came through my Facebook page. The group was called "Friends of Bryce", which could have been anything, but had a note attached that said "Please Help." When I clicked over to the group,...Read More

Why are LGBT people less healthy?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 06, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Empire State Pride Agenda has put out an interesting study of 3500 LGBT people who live in New York State and their access to health care. LGBT people generally receive less health care, and it's not just because of a...Read More

Exclusive: DNC's Rufus Gifford Confirms $1M for LGBT Fundraiser

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 06, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

(Corrected) The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld was right: the Democratic National Committee did make a million dollars off that controversial LGBT Leadership Council fundraiser on June 25. Or at least that's the tally the DNC is expecting by mid-July when all...Read More

Should Wisconsin have a more inclusive partner registry?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 06, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Wisconsin made history last week with the passage of its domestic partner registry because it is the first state with a "super DOMA" to take such a step. A word about "super DOMAs." These are the constitutional amendments passed by...Read More

Can gay men & straight men be friends?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 06, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The New York Times ran an interesting article last week about whether or not gay men and straight men can be friends. Of course, the article concludes that they can be, but it does raise some interesting points along the...Read More

State, Local and National Organizations to Host "Policing Hate Crime" Town Hall in Broward County

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Dolphin Democrats, Florida's largest and oldest LGBT) Democratic Club, in conjunction with the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Gay & Lesbian Community Center, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Anti-Defamation League, Equality Florida and Log Cabin Republicans, is...Read More

Wait -- is it my imagination, or is Saks Fifth Avenue satirizing the gay marriage assimilation agenda?

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Left display window: mannequins in Diesel underwear (and one with a hat, one wearing bow tie, and the other sporting a bandana), and the slogan -- EQUALITY IS THE BOTTOM LINE....Read More

Homophobes caught lying about Kevin Jennings

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 06, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

GLSEN has created a web form to thank the Education Department for appointing Kevin Jennings as the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education for the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. I posted about how the FRC started a campaign...Read More

The Prerequisites to "Woman"

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 06, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

A women-only pharmacy -- according to reports, possibly the first of its kind in North America -- is opening in Vancouver on Tuesday. This pharmacy is designed to offer a comfortable, open environment, woman-specific information and non-judgmental counseling. They are...Read More

The Word's poor coverage of IE's opposition to LGBT civil rights legislation

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Word's coverage of Indiana Equality's opposition to ENDA in this month's edition is appalling. I had a chance to read July's issue (pdf available if you can't get a print version), and I didn't even find a news blurb...Read More

Same-Sex Shenanigans Performed by Nearly ALL Animals

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

We've reported about queer behavior in the animal kingdom previously on Bilerico (gay penguins! more gay penguins! even more gay penguins! still even more gay penguins!), so I don't know how we missed this bombshell of an announcement from the...Read More

Question: What Did We Expect? Answer: More Than This.

Filed by Ben Finzel | July 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Barack Obama has been criticized for what he has not done as President on the myriad LGBTQ issues that he addressed during the campaign. I don't have much to add to the "what," but I have a thought about the...Read More

Saving LGBT History at the Grassroots

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 06, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's Guest Contributor is Tom Brown, a freelance writer who has done business and political reporting for print media in Daytona Beach, Providence, and Boston. What was the first gay bar in your town? What year did...Read More


Something in Each Other

Filed by Ed Team | July 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We found something in each other that made us happy and kept the dark side of existence a little farther away from our demanding, difficult lives. We only had a short time together, enough time to begin to hope that...Read More

Straight talk

Filed by Bil Browning | July 06, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Reggie, a puppet monkey, corners people on the street to ask them about their heterosexuality. Brings things into perspective for a majority who's not used to justifying themselves and their heterosexual practices. This short was part of the award-winning...Read More