Bil Browning

WIN: Jumbo DVD/Books/CDs prize package

Filed By Bil Browning | January 05, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

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As I unpacked our final moving box, I came across a bunch of DVDs, CDs, and books that I'd been sent to review or as a giveaway on the site. Filled with the holiday spirits of generosity and getitouttahere, I thought I'd combine them all together into one jumbo prize package and give it all to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered to win it all!

photo.JPGWhat prizes can you win by for the price of a comment? Here's the goodies up for grabs:

  • Melissa Li CD - 2 Seconds Away
  • Winter Party 2008 CD (DJ Joe Gauthreaux) - Masterbeat
  • Kit Yan CD - Good Asian Drivers Tour Live
  • Southern Baptist Sissies script - Del Shores
  • Exes & Ohs Complete First Season DVD
  • No Dumb Questions documentary DVD
  • Trust: Live at the 9:30 Club Washington DC DVD - Ani DiFranco
  • On The Verge DVD - Frameline Film Festival short films
  • AniGAYmated! DVD - Frameline Film Festival animated short collection DVD
  • Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia & Its Consequences book - Sarah Schulman
  • The 11th Hour documentary DVD - narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Straight Lies book - Rob Byrnes
  • And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records book - Larry Harris
  • And an extra paperback copy of A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway that I found in the bottom of the box even though I have a hardback copy already!

To win, leave one comment on this post and tell us your New Years resolution. The winner will be picked at random; Bilerico contributors are not eligible to win. This contest will close at midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

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I do not make New Year's Resolutions because I know I won't keep them. If I had to choose one that I could keep, it would be not to make a New Year's Resolution... but that would be hypocritical. I hope those who choose to make resolutions make their resolutions to help their fellow humans. I think that paying goodness forward is a great way to make the world a better place.

My resolution 4 this year lol Lear more English .. Still bad :( and lost pounds :(

Resolve to get back to blogging.

Sierra Bellum | January 3, 2011 10:38 AM

I am trying to make a real effort to take better care of myself both physically and in social situations.

My resolution is to be sure to speak out against homophobic comments and attitudes when they are expressed in my presence.

oh please oh please oh please :P

I don't have any resolutions... I'm really bad with them, but I'm moving to within reasonable walking distance of the local queer community center, and hoping to get involved in the volunteer work they do.

My most mundane New Year's resolution is to exercise more and drop about ten pounds, then put on some muscle. Since Don't Ask Don't Tell has finally been repealed I need to start getting in shape so I can follow through on my threat to gay up the Army/National Guard after college.

I also made a resolution to start and finish within the year a novel I've wanted to write for a while.

Daniel Middleton | January 3, 2011 11:02 AM

My New Years Resolution was to learn to be happy with what I have and try to resist temptation of going out shopping for things I really don't need. I think the 1990's were all about living above your means and 2000's are about downsizing and living within your income. I plan to pay off all credit cards this year and only buy what I really need.

In this New Year I've committed to not fighting for LGBT causes and campaigns that do not advocate at strongly for the "T" as they do the "LGB." As a gay cis-gendered man I have to do more to be a better ally to my transgendered, intersex, and two-spirit friends who are often left out of the conversation!

Malcolm Shanks | January 3, 2011 11:07 AM

My New Years Resolution is to put my time where my mouth is. More volunteering, more political action, more social engagement. I just want to more actively contribute to the changes I want to see our country achieve this year.

New Year's Resolution?
what's that?
I am what I am

My new year resolution? Simple. Better my self both physically, emotionally and mentally. :)

Since my partner and I count New Year's Eve as our anniversary I make the same resolution every year: Thanks for the patience that got us through last year and give us the willpower to make it through the next.
26 years. Now that I think about it, it feels more like a prayer (which makes me gag a bit), but hey, if it isn't broke, don't fix it.

Ryan Carlesco | January 3, 2011 11:46 AM

pathetic as it sounds, my resolution is to make it to a laundromat more than once a month.

shooting for the moon? ehh maybe not =p

If I make a formal resolution, I usually end up not keeping it. But my goals for 2011 are pretty much the same as they were for 2010, i.e. keep getting healthier, learn more, work hard, relax and enjoy life.

My New Years resolution is 1920 x 1080.

My goals this year, in no particular order:

1) Getting our nonprofit up and running.

2) Continuing my 12 step recovery.

3) Being nicer to myself. I'm way more hard on myself than anyone else could ever be.

To find a job, no matter what!

Resolve to conquer long-term depression that makes me procrastinate everything to the point of extreme frustration for those around me. (There are those 2006 taxes just sitting there waiting to be done!)

I hereby officially comment.

james Smith | January 3, 2011 8:00 PM

Ihope this year to lose weight by leaving those soft drinks at the store

go back to school to learn IT networking

Also attend more community events and lend more support to those groups

Aidan Tharp Aidan Tharp | January 3, 2011 8:59 PM

Finish my MA and get a job.

Lisa Rayner | January 3, 2011 10:30 PM

My new year's resolution is to work on safe schools work in Flagstaff, AZ. As part of that work I plan to go public in my community with my past as a bullied child/teenager who made two suicide attempts when I was 18 in 1984. (I am already out as bisexual.)

John R. Selig | January 3, 2011 11:19 PM

Stay as far away from Right-Wing Republicans and religious zealots as possible (not an easy feat to pull off in Texas)!

My resolutions are to be more healthy, i.e. eat better foods, exercise more, etc. and to find out more information about what it would take to create a therapeutic recreation program to help LGBT teens cope with bullying in my city.

I resolve to play a more active role in my community as an advocate and mentor in social advocacy; I've forgotten how to act and, a lot of times, think locally, but resources like the Bilerico Report and @lgbtqnation remind me that the battle isn't over.

I don't generally make resolutions, but this year I have decided to take better care of myself and tale a more active role in managing my multiple sclerosis.

Harold Hughes | January 4, 2011 3:27 AM

My resolution? To work to keep my diabetes under control so I may stay off the meds.

This year I want to really fight my cancer and get into the closets and toss things out to people who can use or need the items that I do not. This a beg enough challange.

David Goetz | January 4, 2011 4:15 AM

My New Year's resolution is to not make any resolutions at all because, like a diet, once you go off it, all the bad habits come back. The only thing that works is a permanent lifestyle change. I want mine to include finding even more time for volunteering for social issues like going to Washington to help repeal Don't ask, Don't tell, giving more of my time at the Aids Center here in Columbus and giving even more of myself at the inclusive church I attend. I'm proud of who I am, what I believe in and feel that every dedicated person does make a difference

jason smith | January 4, 2011 5:34 AM

the new year brings big changes and ENDA want to push for that this year very very happy and make it happen to help all and everyone

Kathleen O'Neal | January 4, 2011 6:07 AM

One of my New Year's resolutions is to become more involved in my local LGBT community. I live in Washington DC and last semester I was so busy with school that I had very little time for socializing within the community. This semester I am making a decided effort to remedy that!

sean middleswart | January 4, 2011 6:11 AM

I really enjoy getting your reports and comments.
My resolution is to be less of a procrastinator!

I've made several resolutions this year, but the most important are:

1) Learn Spanish.

2) Lose weight.

Eat a bit healthier, exercise a bit more, do a bit more blogging.


Still, I thought I'd mention that my New Year's resolution is 1000 five dollar donations to directly help trans people through a tax deductible charity ( by February 28th.

I generally don't make resolutions. Not fond of them. This one I give a damn about, though.

Winter is the worst time to be homeless. For trans people, shelters are not always welcoming, and often the employees there turn over so fast that one could have a class on trans policies every single week and still miss someone.

Even here,in Phoenix, freezing temperatures can lead to death, illness, or other life destroying things.

The money raised will go directly to providing a place to stay, food to eat, hot water, electricity, cable, and various services to trans people both in the residence program and within the community.

Bonus: if the money is raised, I'll be too damned busy to give people heck...

New job, new job, new job.

Ray Milewski | January 4, 2011 10:58 AM

I'm hoping that some of us here at work can get an anti-bullying policy in place in the next few months.

Walt Frampus-Frye | January 4, 2011 11:18 AM

My new years resolution is to be a better husband to my partner Robert

My New Years Resolution is to stop hesitating when it comes to my doing what I truly want to do and disregarding what people may think are the "safer more secure" options if they don't bring me joy and happiness.

My New Years Resolution is to smile more, think positively, and embraced the joy and happiness in my life and in my family!

Posting weekly (not weakly) to my blog, and publishing at least one feature article in the local newspaper.

This year, I have a lot of things to do. I want to crack down on my school and get better grades. Quit smoking, or at least get down to less than a pack a day. Write everyday so that I can better my skills. And find someone that will love me for me.

auntie_alias auntie_alias | January 4, 2011 2:19 PM

I want to stop thinking about writing and actually write. I get bogged down by thinking my ideas aren't worthwhile or convincing myself that I don't have anything relevant to say. So I guess muse murder would be at the top of my resolutions list.

i resolve to stay engaged in advocacy for equal rights and to remain a grounding place for my son in his transition....

boy howdy, my PFLAG chapter could sure use some of those DVDs and books for our library (shameless hint)

Mine is to learn basic sewing skills and learn to cook vegan food that doesn't come frozen in a box.

I set a smart goal for a new years resolution. Is that sad or what. My goal is to drop 30 pounds by May and 50 by December (or 4 pant sizes, since I am weight lifting and the weight might drop past a point).

Having successfully lost and kept off 25Lbs last year (yay!) I'm aiming to lose another 20Lbs which would take me to 160Lbs, down from 205Lbs a year ago.

However if I lose that much weight I'll have dropped from a 36" waist to (hopefully) a 32" one, at which point I'll no longer have the option of relying on belts to keep my jeans up. However I lost my job in 2009, haven't had any luck finding work since, and am running out of money. So I have a double resolution: lose 20Lbs and, to pay for replacing the lower half of my wardrobe, find a job.

Had thought I replied already!Guess not. I would love to have the stuff! Just hope if i win it will not stop me from wining the Mega Million!

I initially thought that I wouldn't make any resolutions, then I realized that I haven't updated my blog in a while. So, I plan to write at least one post a week when able.

I need a new exercise routine after injuring myself long-distance running
I want to work on turning my casual relationship into a long-term one

My New Years resolution was to get off the fence and become more active in Lgbt issues in a visible way.I'll be at the National Conference on LGBT equality in Minneapolis.If I win I'll donate them to Equality Iowa's "The Center" so that many people will get a chance to enjoy them.

My new years resolution is to finish reading a book that I have kept putting back upon the shelf for years...

New Years Resolution: Raise the temp in my apartment to 66 degrees for the rest of the winter. This will minimize the risk of me being suffocated by all those blankets while I'm asleep, and keep my toes from going numb during the day, at least until I can find the other slipper (my cat hid it).

My New Year's resolution is to forgive myself for my past mistakes. It is a time to accept myself and realize that I do deserve happiness.

My resolution: stop being afraid of what others think of you, to go out there and conquer the world.

Aubrey Haltom | January 5, 2011 4:31 PM

My resolution - to win some of the free stash Bilerico is offering...

To do a better job following up actions with outreach and education.

My resolution this year is twofold.

Stop making a bigger deal about my identity and coming out than the actual people I'm coming out to are.

Learn to relax and take life a little slower, let my transition to living life as female occur organically instead of forcing it to happen faster.