August 9, 2010

"When I Was A Little Boy, I Prayed To God"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 09, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Several years ago, my synagogue asked me to write something about being transgender and Jewish. I grew up very, very devoutly religious, and I felt terrible about my feelings inside. It hurt me every day. Can you see it in...Read More

The Real Che Guevara

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

The hero worship of Che Guevara has always irritated me to no end. While Che's life has been romanticized, it's often forgotten that he was a ruthless executioner who reinforced brutal militarism and internecine conflict for many years in Latin...Read More

Elliot I

Filed by Sean Martin | August 09, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Friends who remember the print version of the cartoon might recall the little novella that came at the end of the second anthology, "The Steps". This was Doc and Raider's best friend Elliot's story, told through events at a now-gone...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court in 1967 - The Will of the Majority is Not Sacrosanct

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 09, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

One of the arguments that the whining Christianists such as Maggie Gallagher and Tony Perkins are using to condemn Judge Walker's ruling striking down proposition 8 is that it "overturns the will of the majority." In their view - unless,...Read More


3 New Contributors

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's been a while since I got to announce new Projectors. All three of these folks have been run through our new Editorial Advisory Board and have the Bilerico stamp of approval. *grins* Please join me in welcoming: Susan Raffo:...Read More

Fighting sex crimes by showing kids child porn

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

British Columbia has stopped a program in which young sex offenders were hooked up to a penile plethysmograph, a device that measures changes in tumescence, and were shown various pornography to see if they get turned on by kiddie porn....Read More

Going Back In Time, With Rand Paul

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 09, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hey, everyone in the Rand Paul pile-on, make room for one more. I’m coming in for a landing! I shouldn’t pick on the good doctor, though he makes it too easy. After all, his latest media train wrecks gave...Read More

Our, ahem, progressive mayors do it too

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 09, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Cute, but I wouldn't call the photo of Reykjavik's mayor on the right proof of Iceland's supreme progressiveness (their economic policies would advise against labeling them too far to the left, although people are at least responding appropriately). It wasn't...Read More

The People I've Slept With

Filed by Father Tony | August 09, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

What is it about gay indie films that keeps us coming back despite frequent disappointment? Their style is usually not refined because their budgets are small and their makers are relatively inexperienced with the machinery of filming. Usually, their subject...Read More

Yearning for a Just Democracy: From Prop 8 to the 14th Amendment

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | August 09, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am celebrating the overturn of Prop 8 but not for the reasons you might think. Although I have strong objections to the fact that the mainstream LGBT movement has made marriage a priority above and beyond so many other...Read More

Working class women: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 09, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Love the faces of these hard-working women in a factory town, enjoying a spot of lunch, ca.1960....Read More

Dinner for Schmucks: A Bisexual Film about Female Orgasm

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 09, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Featured from CNN to Cosmo for her expertise in bisexuality and LGBT rights, guest blogger Amy Andre is the Executive Director of San Francisco Pride and co-author of Bisexual Health. With a master's degree in sexuality studies, she...Read More


Even jail-bound crack dealers can get married

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am extremely happy. It turned out to be the best day of my life. I can't wait for him to come home." -- Takesha Piazza, immediately following her marriage to alleged crack dealer Franklin Barndt. The two were wed...Read More

Ted Olson talks marriage equality on FOX News

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch Ted Olson eat FOX News Sunday's Chris Wallace for lunch when they talk about marriage equality and the Prop 8 case....Read More