February 1, 2011

The LGBT Movement Should Oppose US Support of Dictators

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 01, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Like most of the world, I am glued to developments in Egypt as the people move to overturn their 30-year dictatorship. I refreshed my enthusiasm for Al Jazeera English, despite the media blackout in the United States. I huddled closely...Read More


Your New Bilerico: King for a Week

Filed by Bil Browning | February 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

While I'm off to the Creating Change conference in Minneapolis, contributor Mark King has graciously offered to step into the breach and be "Bilerico" while I'm away. You all know him and love him; you were so kind to him...Read More

Civil Unions in Illinois: A Step Forward

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed civil unions into law yesterday to a packed house of over 1000 attendees at the Chicago Cultural Center. The bill, which takes effect on June 1st, grants same-sex couples some 650 state-level rights and recognitions...Read More

I Want My Girlhood Back

Filed by Drew Cordes | February 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

In the years I've identified as transgender, I've encountered many of the drawbacks and advantages that I assume many other trans people also face. There are a few benefits I really like (no menstruation!) and some other aspects that are...Read More

The Penis that Almost Ruined Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | February 01, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

If you'll be joining us in sunny, warm Minneapolis later this week for the Creating Change conference, be sure to check out this session that combines two of your favorite things - Bilerico and sex! We'll combine some of our...Read More

Where No Gays Have Gone Before

Filed by Leslie Robinson | February 01, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Brannon Braga, who produced many of the episodes and feature films in the Star Trek universe, told AfterElton.com that the franchise's lack of gay characters was "a shame." His new show, Terra Nova, so far also has no gay characters....Read More

Jon Huntsman Prepares for 2012 Presidential Bid

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 01, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

A month ago I wrote about the possibility that former Utah governor and current ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, might throw his hat in the ring for the GOP nomination for the 2012 presidential race. It seems that my analysis...Read More

Lesbian Couple Applauded by School

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday I posted about a lesbian couple in the Anoka-Hennepin school district (which has become a primary battlefield in LGBT school fights over the years) who was told they couldn't walk together as elected royalty at a pep rally. They...Read More

Florida Cuts Off 6500 People from HIV Meds; Nonprofits and For-Profits Step In

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 01, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Tim Horn is president and editor-in-chief of AIDSmeds.com. He has been working with AIDSmeds.com since the website was launched in 1999. He is also a senior editor at Smart + Strong, AIDSmeds.com's parent company, where he oversees the...Read More

On the View from Egypt, Part Six; Or: Let's Review Where We Are

Filed by Don Davis | February 01, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

We're a week into the Egyptian uprising now, and it's time to reassess what has taken place so far and what might come next. We know a few things, and we don't know a lot--and from what we can tell,...Read More

Egypt: A Message to Be Feared

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 01, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

I'm nervous. Oh, I should be nervous about the snow but I'm simply resigned. I give up. I have assignments lined up for the kids to do if they are home for the day. I'm nervous about Egypt. I've been...Read More


Islam Is Behind Some Protestantism on Gay Acceptance

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'd say Islam is, in a best-case scenario, maybe 40 to 50 years behind where some of the Protestant denominations are today. In most Muslim communities, it's just not even on the radar screen." --Faisal Alam, founder of Al-Fatiha, an...Read More

Robert Gibbs Still Doesn't Want to Talk about Obama in 1996

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Robert Gibbs dodges another question on Obama's change on marriage from 1996 from the Washington Blade. This is getting funny - I wonder if they'll keep this up....Read More