Living: March 2010

Winning the Bob Craig Media Award

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It was quite an honor to cap off my week of vacation in Los Angeles by winning the Stonewall Democratic Club's Bob Craig Media Award. The 35th Annual Stoney Awards drew quite the crowd from California Democrats Who's Who as...Read More

Blame the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 31, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Bill Donohue doesn't like the fact that people are being so unfair to the Pope, a man whose only crime is not helping children in his care when they were accusing a specific priest of molesting them. If that's wrong,...Read More

Please Mr. Politician, Separate Your Church from My State

Filed by Keri Renault | March 31, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

In 2007 Delegate Ron George was elected to represent "We the people" of Maryland's 30th District. We're still waiting for him to vote like it. Last week in Annapolis, George voted to represent his brand of extremist ideology, dissenting on...Read More

Men's Fashion: Creating a grown up wardrobe

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 31, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Not Aiden is a gay man of trans* experience who prefers to remain anonymous because he's tired of being everyone's token tranny. He enjoys photography, yelling at Project Runway contestants, and the eternal search for a good gay...Read More

Dove 'No Homo Mayor' Ministries: "Homosexuals Hate Free Speech"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 30, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

More crazy ranting from a pastor at Gainesville, Florida's Dove World Outreach Center, the church that is on a mission to oppose openly gay Mayoral Candidate Craig Lowe. Pastor Luke Jones is mad that the church's "No Homo Mayor" video...Read More

The tea baggers aren't libertarians

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 30, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The police are saying that they'll be investigating the death threats that canceled Corpus Christi at Tarleton State University this weekend. They received quite a few, and they're not releasing them all, but this message gives you an idea of...Read More

Body, privilege: LGBT Health Awareness Week

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger and Bilerico reader Maggie Schleich sent this guest post to us from New York City to remind us about ablism and LGBT Health Awareness Week. A friend introduced me to a moving meditation practice called 5Rhythms...Read More

Sister Mary Kate

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Sisters are doing it for themselves. This is f**in big....Read More

Americans United Calls on IRS to Investigate "No Homo Mayor" Church in Gainesville, FL

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington D.C., has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL that posted a sign reading, "No Homo...Read More

Fundamentalists threaten violence to shut down art they say insults their religion

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 29, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've been following this story of a Texas college's production of Corpus Christi, a play where Jesus is portrayed as gay, even though I haven't posted about it here on Bilerico, mainly because I didn't think that the school wouldn't...Read More

The New York Archbishop's Blog

Filed by Father Tony | March 28, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Not only does Tim Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, have a blog, but he even allows comments (moderated, of course). When I left my comment, I was sure it would never be published, but it was! This may seem...Read More

Starting Over

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | March 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The summer after I graduated high school, my stepfather had a college reunion at Harvard. This was a weeklong event in Cambridge. The entire family was invited. Not all of us kids wanted to go, but I did. Turned out...Read More

WWII era Anti-VD Propaganda

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Collected a wide-range of anti-VD images for another project, many of them from the WPA's poster projects, and readily available on the Net. (If you'd like to see some, let me know and I'll pick a couple to share.) These...Read More

Talbott Street is Closing?!!

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | March 27, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

"Word" on the street for the last year has been that Talbott Street is closing it's doors any day. We've heard every rumor from money problems to drug problems to all kinds of garbage. Needless to say, we're not ones...Read More

The Kindest

Filed by Michele O'Mara | March 27, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today is the first day of spring break for my kiddos. They were promised a treat of their choice if they get through their last week of class without "moving their apple," which is first grade code language at their...Read More

A Response to Andrew Sullivan on Sin and Crime

Filed by Father Tony | March 26, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Dear Andrew Sullivan, While I wholeheartedly agree with your conclusion that B16 should retire and that the charade of priestly celibacy ought also to be retired, I was startled by some twists in your route to those good ends. (Update:...Read More

Trans student suspended from school and chased out of town

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 26, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Dan Savage reported about a tragic example of transgender hate from the same Mississippi high school that canceled prom for Constance McMillen, Itawamba Agricultural High School: Juin Baize was a student at Itawamba Agricultural--for a grand total of four hours....Read More

Fun with Grass Skirts: WWII photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 26, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Shipmates on leave? Friends fooling around? Actors in a play? It's a lovely mystery to me....Read More

Constance McMillen and Her Lesbian Mom

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

By now, you would have to have been living on another planet not to know the story of Constance McMillen, whose Mississippi high school canceled its prom after she told officials she wanted to bring her girlfriend and wear a...Read More

A tough pill to swallow

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | March 25, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

As in the life of many people living with HIV/AIDS, a few months ago, my physician placed me on a drug holiday as my body increased with resistance to the current regimen of HIV-medications. As my t-cells continued to plummet...Read More

Marching for America and Equality

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 25, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Ben De Guzman is the co- director of The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance. On March 21 thousands of people converged on Washington, DC to March for America bringing diverse perspectives, and divergent viewpoints about comprehensive immigration...Read More

Poly Households Can Be Reported in the Census

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | March 25, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

That's right. There's been minimal information on this topic. I've asked the folks at Our Families Count, who could not answer if such a thing would be possible. I've googled polyamory and census only to come up with a couple...Read More

Gay Teen in Georgia Kicked Out by Parents Over Bringing Boyfriend to Prom

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Derrick Martin, a gay teenager from Georiga who was inspired by the Constance McMillen cancelled Prom story in Mississippi, asked to bring another boy to prom. His request was approved by the School Superintendent. A happy ending for the Bleckly...Read More

Abnormals Anonymous

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 25, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I guess Step One is to admit that you're a knitter?...Read More

The Milk and Honey of Catholicism

Filed by Father Tony | March 25, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I received this letter from the delightful Irish author of Nelly's Garden. Tony, In brief - This is far too little, far too late. I'm too long away from the practice of Catholicism to be personally affected by this. It...Read More

Get To Know Syphilis (Before It Knows You)

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

My post on "astonishing" HIV and Syphilis rates prompted a lot of creative, passionate and thoughtful discussion. The comments were mostly centered on HIV, but syphilis is worthy of some special attention since on its own, it can create a...Read More

We're Here! We're Queer! Jews of Color, Justice and Passover

Filed by Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz | March 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

At the end of March through to early April Jews all over the world will gather for Passover, or as we call it in Hebrew Pesach (PAY-sahch). Pesach is a time of reflection, remembrance, celebration and renewal for all Jews....Read More

Sly Sailors: WWII photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 23, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Amazing how many of these homoerotic WWII images keep turning up. I love the looks on their handsome young faces....Read More

Your new Bilerico: I am not a blog

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

One of my biggest pet peeves about being a blogger is how many people refer to me just as "Bilerico." To them, the blog and I are interchangeable. "I'm so happy to finally meet Bilerico," they'll say or, "You're my...Read More

Chuck Nicholls: How to conduct a personal life

Filed by Father Tony | March 22, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

There are many recipes for how to conduct a personal life in south Florida. Discarding the unsavory ones that use only the ingredients of self-medication with liberal measures of laziness, I had been told that Fort Lauderdale's Chuck Nicholls had...Read More

Health care reform passes

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 22, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

In case you haven't heard, health care reform finally passed, 219-212. Now Congress moves onto a much easier big ticket item: immigration reform! Unlike with health care reform, I'm sure racists and big business won't be able to find angles...Read More

Homophobes plan a straight-only prom

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

It just wouldn't be fair to the straight kids not to have a prom at all, so some parents are taking action into their own hands. And of course the bitch isn't invited: The school board's response states that parents...Read More

For the Win

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I'm a little late putting this up since I filmed it on St. Patrick's Day, but we can all still rejoice in the victory of New Yorkers over anti-gay Democrat Hiram Montserrat. One down, six to go....Read More

Gay Geeks: Is that a computer in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Filed by Nathan Strang | March 21, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Ten years ago, the RAZR was the coolest phone you could get. Ten years ago, phones were measured by their shiny and by their size (or lack of). Ten years ago, the mobile internet was laughable and severely under-supported, GPRS...Read More

Open Thread: Going to LA

Filed by Bil Browning | March 21, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Hey Projectors - I need your help. Jerame and I are going to Los Angeles this week so I can accept the Stonewall Democratic Club's Bob Craig Media Award and our travel arrangements are a wee bit screwy. (Remember the...Read More

Baseball and Clean Basements

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Baseball season has begun. Quite early this year, mind you, as the sun is out and the fields are dry. The coaches are all happy- the kids? not so much. For me it means practice schedules, cleats, and a lot...Read More

Teens can speak out... for better or for worse

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 19, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Horrifying: A CATHOLIC college student who falsely accused a teacher of being a gay paedophile on Facebook has escaped with just a suspension. Philip Morison, the principal of Emmanuel College, Warrnambool, said that the junior secondary student had posted false...Read More

We Can Forgive, But Can We Forget?

Filed by Father Tony | March 18, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

In the video included in this New York Times report, listen to the voices of the pope promising a pastoral letter about pedophilia to be issued tomorrow and that of the Irish cardinal apologizing for what he did wrong. In...Read More

The insurance industry targets people living with HIV/AIDS

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Back in September 2009 I posted about a young African American man (don't know his sexuality), Jerome Mitchell, who bought insurance on the individual market, thought everything was fine, and then was diagnosed a year later with HIV. His coverage...Read More

Jamaica's Gay Underground Christians

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | March 17, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Sometime in the late hours of Saturday night the call will come in. Philbert (not his real name), like many of his Christian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) buddies, wait anxiously for the call in order to know...Read More

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'd suggest turning the site green for the day, but that seems redundant. Thanks to Greg Smith for sending this in....Read More

Out, Proud & in Elected Office One Year Later: What a Difference an Activist in Office Makes

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Contributor, Out Elected official, and my husband Anthony Niedwiecki gets sworn in as Vice-Mayor Of Oakland Park, FL this evening. He was elected in a landslide victory last year, all the while running as an out and proud LGBT...Read More

She Left Me

Filed by Michele O'Mara | March 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

My partner left me. My world feels like it's spinning out of control. She denies having an affair, but I have found evidence that she's texting another woman A LOT. We have two children. My world feels so out...Read More

Trust, part two

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 16, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Hi, and welcome back. For those just joining us, we are in the midst of a conversation on trust. Specifically, the issue of trust in the larger LGBT community. Earlier we talked about how many people mistake a deep mistrust...Read More

Ask the APA to Remove "Transvestic Disorder" Diagnosis from the DSM-5

Filed by Kelley Winters | March 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) has posted an online petition calling for removal of the Transvestic Disorder diagnosis (302.3) from the pending Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Please help put an...Read More

Mid March Apple News: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Filed by Nathan Strang | March 14, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Oh Apple. Bringer of Shiny Objects, Smooth Interfaces, and Patent Violation Lawsuits... You're like the abusive sugar daddy of gadgets. You constantly shower us with prospect and the fantasy of awesomeness, then remind us why we're your bitch. No wonder...Read More

He would have died for us

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 14, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

The Catholic church is no longer satisfied by just persecuting gay and lesbian couples, but they are going after our children now too. The Miami Herald reported: The archbishop of Denver on Tuesday defended a decision by a Catholic school...Read More

Transformational Ties

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 14, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Originally published in MetroWeekly. It's funny, and often fascinating, how so much can change in such a short time — and yet change so little. When our family arrived back home on Tuesday evening, we were the same family...Read More

The Use and Abuse of Scripture for Political Purposes

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Father John McNeill is a pioneer in the gay liberation movement. John helped found Dignity New York City, a spiritual support group for gay and lesbian Catholics, in 1972. In 1976 he published The Church and...Read More

High School Administration's Homophobia Causes Lawyer

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 13, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Chris Worden is a family-law attorney and political commentator. Chris has managed two successful statewide races in Indiana, including the campaign to elect Pam Carter, the nation's first African-American woman attorney general. As if homophobia weren't...Read More

U.S. Gay Men's Astonishing HIV/STD Rates

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

At the National STD Prevention Conference on Wednesday, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released some astonishing data regarding rates of infection among MSM (Men who have Sex with Men). The data indicate that rates of HIV infection...Read More

WWII era photo: Spanky and his gang of one

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 12, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

An interesting image I stumbled across in a collection of WWII sailor memorabilia. I guess it's anchors aweigh at sea and bottoms up on land....Read More

Homo-Hating Janet Porter Prays to be the Queen of all Media

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 12, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Nothing that comes out of Janet Porter's (formerly Janet Folger) mouth surprises me at this point. Folger is the gay-hating, fire-and-brimstone-breathing head of Faith2Action who authored the fundamentalist tome "The Criminalization of Christianity" and is the former national director of...Read More

Oklahoma Senate: OK to look the other way if LGBTs are bashed in OK

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Oklahoma Senate is trying to subvert the Federal Hate Crimes Bill (Matthew Shepherd Act) that was passed last year. OK State Senator, Steve Russell, slipped an amendment into a bill on Wednesday that would prohibit the state of Oklahoma...Read More

"Everything Happens For A Reason"

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I've heard it a lot - especially from people who are trying to find something comforting to say in the face of tragedy or bad news. I've heard it said to me at times when I was facing some of...Read More

"Everything Happens For A Reason"

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I've heard it a lot - especially from people who are trying to find something comforting to say in the face of tragedy or bad news. I've heard it said to me at times when I was facing some of...Read More

ABC News Traces Link Between Uganda "Kill the Gays" Bill & American Anti-Gay Movement

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

ABC Nightline News has a good piece up on the Ugandan "Kill the Gays" Bill and the direct connection to the rabid anti-gay movement in the US. They focus on Scott Lively- professional gay-hater, holocaust revisionist, and recognized hate group...Read More

Cyberbullying of LGBT teens

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

As with any technological development, everyone who's a jerk, who's a vindictive ex, or who's a homophobic bully simply has another tool at their disposal to harass others. It shouldn't be surprising that so many LGBT teens are saying that...Read More

School cancels prom to keep lesbians out

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

It seems "If we can't keep the gays out then we're just going to take our ball and go home" mentality is sweeping the nation. First Catholic Charities cancels health care benefits for all partners of employees because they didn't...Read More

Regretting What You Did NOT Do.

Filed by Father Tony | March 11, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Nineteen months ago, I received this letter from a 23 yr old in Manila. Yesterday, he popped up in that tiny suppaginal Facebook chat box. Now 25 years old and in the same relationship that had bothered him when he...Read More

Queer the Census

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 11, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

The census is coming. Make sure you fill out yours - and you do it honestly so we can queer the census! We're not all gay white men living in five cities!...Read More

Let them eat cake

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I don't live under any pretense that Americans don't have a single payer health care system or even a public option or the right to buy into Medicare because we're morally inferior to other countries that have such systems. Indeed,...Read More

1947 sex manual: Father and Son

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 10, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yes, sirree, everything a boy needed to learn from his father about sexuality, according to the sexperts in 1947. After the jump are the inside title page and table of contents. Click the thumbs to see them full size....Read More

Haunted Memory

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Oh dear, I've been sick as a dog for the last few days. Children with germs- what can you do? And they wonder why I yell at them when they come and drink from my ever present glass of water....Read More

Uganda's Trade Status to be Reviewed by State Department and the Pope Turns a Blind Eye to "Kill the Gays" Bill

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 09, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The international pressure continues to mount on Uganda over the odious Anti-Homosexuality "Kill the Gays" Bill. The US State Department is responding to a letter by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) about the Bill currently in the Ugandan Parliament by saying...Read More

A party in Portland (& Seattle!)

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 09, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

What was I thinking? The weather forecast for the Northwest was "partly cloudy, showers", generally a safe bet, so I wore a big black raincoat and layers for my trip to Seattle and Portland. Had I forgotten the daffodils during...Read More

Following DC: What the Freedom to Marry in Our Capital Means Nationwide

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 09, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Evan Wolfson is founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry. In 2004 TIME magazine named Evan one of the "100 most influential people in the world." Today, surrounded by friends and family, the first same-sex couples in...Read More

Class and Race and Raising Boys

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

We talked to Jake and Zachary last night extensively about class and race. They did not understand why my parents had great educations, and Jeanine's parents never went to college. It started with the story of Ruby Bridges. She had...Read More

How same-sex couples can save on their taxes

Filed by Davina Kotulski | March 08, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Every year the IRS insults me. First, I have to check single on my tax form. People, I've been with the same wonderful woman for 14 years, I am not single! Second, even though we are now legally married, my...Read More

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Paid Parental Leave

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 07, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Janet Walsh is the deputy director of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Imagine that you are four months pregnant, excitedly telling your friends and family and starting to make plans for baby. You tell your...Read More

Get Your Sexism off My Gender Expression. Or Else.

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 07, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today I suddenly realized I spend a lot of time having sudden realizations. I'm weird like that. I also have not-so-sudden realizations. Some realizations happen every single day, and my reaction is an extremely predictable and unvarying one -- I...Read More

I bet you would like my underwear now!

Filed by Joe Mirabella | March 06, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I've been going to the gym lately. There. I admitted it. It is time I admit it. I won't jinx it at this point. I'm going to the gym and have been 6 days a week since the end of...Read More

What's wrong with America?

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 06, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Carlos Mock has published three books and is the Floricanto Press editor for its GLBT series. He was inducted in the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in October of 2007. He grew up middle-class...Read More


Filed by Sara Whitman | March 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Compromise. I realize that is the name of the game these days. LGBT issues are now the third rail of politics, right along with abortion. I'm not against it, it's just that there are times I think you cannot compromise...Read More

Women's History Month

Filed by Kate Clinton | March 05, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's not just time for March Madness, it's Women's History Month!...Read More

Think Pink

Filed by Paige Schilt | March 04, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Katy's mother, Donna Koonce, wanted a baby girl. The year was 1962. Donna and her husband, a small-town Texas football coach called Big Phil, already had two strapping young sons. But Donna yearned for a soul mate, a confidante, a...Read More

Blogger Jon Swift dies unexpectedly

Filed by Bil Browning | March 04, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

A great light has gone out in the blogosphere. Blogger Jon Swift has passed away. Jon was an anonymous blogger (even Melissa McEwan of Shakesville - where Jon was a contributor - didn't know his real name), but his mother...Read More

Attack Of The Heretic Over-The-Hill Spice Girl Anti-Christ

Filed by Father Tony | March 04, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

In the fearful, homophobic, panicky and reactionary world of Roman Catholic traditionalists and the neurotic camp-followers of B16, there was a dust-up over my Bilerico article about the fledgling "Catholics for Equality" organization. The article contained some errors, one of...Read More

Students stand up to abstinence-only education

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Two students at Parma High School in Ohio couldn't take the fact that they were being subjected to Operation Keepsake, a standard-issue "just say no" abstinence-only program, so they took their concerns to the school board. "Operation Keepsake has made...Read More

What Would Jesus Do If Invited to a Gay Wedding?

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 03, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: John Shore is the author of "Penguins, Pain and the Whole Shebang: Why I Do The Things I Do (by God, as told to John Shore)" and "I'm OK-You're Not: The Message We're Sending Nonbelievers, and Why We...Read More

Drive-by victim-blaming

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 03, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

In all the insults lanced at gay people throughout these past few years during all these ballot initiatives, saying that we're pedophiles and violent and sinners who upset God's order, did we forget that straight men can do no wrong?...Read More

Question of the day: pride, shame, and beauty

Filed by Austen Crowder | March 03, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I wrote this post on my personal blog a few days ago about an art photography project by the wonderful Molly Landreth. I didn't want to post it here, and I'm still not going to post the essay entirely; it's...Read More

UC-Davis students plan to keep hate graffiti up

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Tobi Hill Meyer posted about a swastika that was spray-painted into the carpet at the University of Oregon's LGBTQA center a month ago, and this weekend anti-gay graffiti was found at the LGBT Resource Center at the University of California...Read More

Personal musings about last weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | March 01, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

I was honored to co-host a gathering of top bloggers and print media editors with Paul Schindler of the Gay City News last weekend. The Four Freedoms Fund sponsored the gathering and we spent several hours on Saturday talking about...Read More

HIV/AIDS In Rural America: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 01, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) at Indiana University has prepared a new fact sheet detailing the challenges of HIV prevention, education and treatment in rural areas of the U.S. as well as some strategies which seem to have...Read More