December 4, 2009


A Bilerico mixer tonight in San Francisco!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 04, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

While I'm in San Francisco this week to cover the Victory Fund's 2009 International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference, we thought we'd take the opportunity to meet some of our area readers and contributors!. We're going to have another Bilerico...Read More

Queer music Friday - Cris Williamson

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 04, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Cris Williamson is famous for producing the first album with lesbian themes back in 1975 with The Changer and the Changed. It was released by Olivia Records, the first all-women record label. She eventually started an independent label of her...Read More

ENDA is not a bright, shiny object

Filed by Amy Hunter | December 04, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Fifteen years or more at least" Mara Keisling was saying in response to the question I had just asked. Ms. Keisling is the Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and a partner with United ENDA, an...Read More

Victory! NCLR Wins Landmark Title IX Retaliation Lawsuit on Behalf of Former Head Basketball Coach

Filed by Kate Kendell | December 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Whoever said "victory was sweet" may have been a sports figure, or perhaps a lawyer vindicating the rights of a sports figure--say, for example, a lawyer vindicating the rights of a lesbian basketball coach fired from her job when she...Read More

Marriage was a drag in 1930

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 04, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Upholding the British naval traditions of rum, sodomy, and the lash.... Possibly from a line-crossing ceremony...Read More

David Huebner being sworn in this afternoon as Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 04, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

David Huebner will be sworn in today by Vice President Joe Biden at 3:45pm, EST in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building wing of the White House. He becomes the first politically appointed openly gay Senate-confirmed ambassador in US history. Guests...Read More

Alameda Diversity Curriculum Is Not Health Ed; Parents Can't Opt Out Their Kids

Filed by Dana Rudolph | December 04, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Many of you followed last spring's story about the uproar by some conservatives when the Alameda, California school board decided to adopt an LGBT-inclusive safe-schools curriculum. Now comes a new ruling stating that because the diversity curriculum doesn't constitute health...Read More

Miss Manners responds to letter about a family with two dads

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's part of a letter in Miss Manners' column this past Wednesday: Dear Miss Manners: My partner and I adopted a child three years ago. He has become a happy, silly, active, loving child. When we were going through the...Read More

Congress to Gays: LA-LA-LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 04, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

LGBT organizations have stepped forward to add their voices to those of LGBT citizens, allies and progressive groups calling for moving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act forward. But no amount of lobbying can make a difference if Congressman George Miller of...Read More

Please take the Sexual Freedom Survey

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 04, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

From my friend and fellow Bilerico contributor, Ricci Levy, comes this call for participants in the first public survey on sexual freedom in America. I can vouch for this one since I participated in the pilot study and provided feedback....Read More

Using My Gay For Good

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 04, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I made this video to show at a charity event I was at this week. I talked about how I used my status on the internet to help LGBT equality. I am happy that I am the first gay...Read More


As Nature Made Them

Filed by Ed Team | December 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As a gynaecologist at University College Hospital, [Sarah Creighton] was the first to set out to compare those whose doctors had, at birth, attempted to 'normalise' their genitals, and those who had no surgery. Nobody had followed up on patients...Read More

Ruth Hassell-Thompson's gay brother

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 04, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

New York senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson speaks on the NY senate floor about her gay brother and marriage....Read More