May 19, 2011

Bilerico Badger Grad 2011

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 19, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Hey Projectors! I wanted you to know that on Sunday I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a J.B.A. in Strategic Communications and certificates in African Studies, LGBT Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies (check out the extra rainbow...Read More

China: Distributing HIV/AIDS Drugs Reduces AIDS Deaths

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

China has released numbers showing that AIDS deaths go down - a lot - when HIV/AIDS drugs are given out for free: China has slashed AIDS mortality by nearly two-thirds since it began distributing free antiretroviral drugs in 2002, Chinese...Read More


Lady Gaga Talks About Being Bullied as a Girl

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In this clip (via Mediaite) from a documentary to be aired on MTV on May 26, Lady Gaga - who just placed Number 1 on the famed Forbes Celebrity 100 list - talks about how hearing stories from her fans...Read More

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Scarlet Betch Episode 46: Messy X-Men Storylines

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Hey Betches! We continue on our marathon of coverage this week with discussions on the conclusion and fall out of the Age of X storyline, the denouement of the latest New Mutants arc (and some awesome OTP Yuri pairings!), Astonishing...Read More

Action Against Corrective Rape in South Africa

Filed by Jake Weinraub | May 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Protesters gathered outside of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday to put pressure on the South African government to directly address lesbian "corrective rape" - the idea that rape will 'fix' a woman's lesbianism, or 'show her what...Read More

The Rapture Is this Weekend

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The rapture is coming this weekend, according to Family Radio president Harold Camping. He and his followers are preparing for a May 21 rapture, during which around 200 million Christians will be swept into heaven. Non-Christians and the other 1.9...Read More

Do and Don't Get Excited About AIDS 'Cure'

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | May 19, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Timothy Ray Brown is being hailed as a medical marvel. The 45-year-old man tested positive for HIV back in 1995 and, as he fought the retrovirus, also found out that he had Leukemia, a disease doctors hoped to fight with...Read More


The GOP's Own Private 'Mediscare'

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 19, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

It’s almost enough to make you feel sorry for Republicans. Almost. The mess the GOP finds itself in, after appointing itself to Medicare’s “death panel,” would be laughable if it weren’t also so pathetic. Especially since it’s a mess...Read More


Everyone Should Leave with a Musical Number, Lambchops

Filed by Bil Browning | May 19, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'm running out the door to take off for NYC and then on to Indianapolis, so you guys will have to play nice with the other contributors while I'm gone. Since I'm running out of time, I'll leave you with...Read More

Kye Allums to Leave College Basketball

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Kye Allums, the trans man who made headlines last year when he announced his transition but decided to put off physical transition and continue playing college women's basketball to keep his scholarship, has quit the basketball team his senior year:...Read More


ACLU Files Suit On Illinois Refusal To Correct Birth Certificates

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 19, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Illinois Department of Public Health for refusing to correct birth certificates of transgender and transsexual people, requiring proof they have undergone a series of sex-reassignment surgeries before they can change the...Read More


Ted Nugent Has Gay Friends

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex, I think it's against nature. I think it's strange as hell, but if that's what you are I love ya... I'm not going to judge another's morals. I say live and let...Read More

Bryan Fischer Calls Gays Muslim/Catholic Nazis

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Via RightWingWatch, here's the AFA's Bryan Fischer saying that gays are Nazis, just like Muslims and the Catholic Church during the Inquisition. Television stations still call on him to discuss homosexuality, since clearly he's an expert....Read More