Gay Icons and History: November 2009

Harvey Milk and the holidays

Filed by Adam Bink | November 25, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Awhile back, I wrote a piece at my home blog,, looking at the map of results in Maine, and noted the results in small towns where we lost badly. A colleague of mine at OpenLeft, Mike Lux, who has...Read More

One Queer Man and One Straight Woman on a Big Gay Bus

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 24, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Bilerico guest blogger Louise Larsen, who also writes at Louise on the Left, joined me this past Sunday for a ride on a big gay bus. You see, Out & About Tours recently launched Los Angeles' first and only gay...Read More

Out 100: Cathy Renna & Pam Spaulding

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Congratulations to contributors Cathy Renna and Pam Spaulding for making the Out 100 list of LGBT movers and shakers. Pam is featured with music blogger Arjan Timmermans while Cathy shares the page with Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld and editor...Read More

The Importance of "Straight Allies"

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

As the recent lost on marriage equality in Maine demonstrates, the GLBT community will never achieve full equality under the civil laws without the help of our "straight allies" who may in some cases be better able to open hearts...Read More

Michael Crawford: One of Advocate's People of the Year

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Congratulations to Bilerico-DC managing editor Michael Crawford for being named one of Advocate magazine's "People of the Year." In a city that is more than 50% African-American, Michael Crawford has been leading the charge on an issue often used to...Read More

Historic photo: Ella Wesner, 1880

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Photographer: Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896) Title: Ella Wesner, male impersonator Date: ca. 1880 Medium: albumen print via Flicker Commons...Read More