Living: January 2012


At Last: Christina Aguilera at Etta James Funeral

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

The world has known very few singers as spectacular as Etta James, but Christina Aguilera does her proud with this rendition of "At Last" at James' funeral.Read More


Take Your Partner's Temperature

Filed by Jeff Lutes | January 31, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Seal and Heidi Klum announced they are divorcing. The couple say they still love each other but have "grown apart." This is consistent with what research shows as the number one reason couples split up - a slow dissolution of the friendship between partners.Read More

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Suggested Gay Wedding Invites: My New Business

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 31, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

With Washington on a path to legalize same-sex marriage, it's the right time here in the Evergreen State to get into the wedding invitation business. Imagine unsealing a hand-lettered envelope and withdrawing a regal invitation graced with one of these announcements: Read More


A Prayer for Bella Santorum

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 30, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

There are some instances when the clash of politics and points of view should be set aside - such as in a times of crisis when helping each other should be the spontaneous, good and right thing to do.Read More


Militarizing Our Sex Lives

Filed by Adam Polaski | January 30, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

I was interested to see how much, if any, of the Adult Outlet video library incorporated a sexual fetishization of the military. The best estimated answer I gathered from an unscientific survey of the selections? "Lots."Read More


PA's 'Year of the Bible' Illustrates A Deeper Political Aim

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Pennsylvania state house recently passed a resolution declaring 2012 "the year of the Bible," and affirming the Christian bible as the "word of God." As a queer person of non-Christian faith, it is a concerning, if empty, gesture.Read More


A Trans Warrior's Return Home & Journey In Transition

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 30, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

If a mom can accept and love her transgender daughter 47 years after bringing Jenn into this world, why can't the United States Military stand with Jenn now after 29 years of honorable and distinguished service to her country?Read More


Horseplay: Unique Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 29, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Another one of those "Gee, I'd love to know the backstory here." Read More


Research Study: Low IQ Correlates With Prejudice and Bigotry

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 28, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

A new study finds that those with low intelligence gravitate towards conservatism and are prone to embrace prejudice of things they don't understand or that are different.Read More


Endorsement Fight at WeHo/Beverly Hills Democratic Club

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 28, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Torie Osborn, an openly gay candidate, won another local Democratic club endorsement when she got more votes than her rivals. But the process getting to the final vote for endorsement infuriated the mayor, and he interrupted Osborn's acceptance speech. Read More


Young Adult LGBT Books Can Make a Big Difference

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 27, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

As an out queer boy in the mid 1990's, I did not have many role for being an LGBT young adult. Being a voracious reader, I often found myself searching out subtext where the author likely never intended it.Read More


Report from Creating Change

Filed by Bil Browning | January 27, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

If you'd like to follow along with the conference on Twitter, everyone is using the hashtag #cc12 and with thousands of LGBT activists here, you know the tweets are flying fast.Read More


Why Do Legislators Listen to Unindicted Criminal Co-Conspirators?

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 26, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

I've asked before the question before: why does anyone listen to these foul, morally bankrupt clerical bureaucrats? The question takes on new importance now that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the criminal case against Catholic priests.Read More


Meth: A Documentary

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

This riveting documentary about gay men and meth addiction is a little over an hour long, but once you start it you'll sit through it all.Read More


Bi Leadership Up North: Health Pioneer Cheryl Dobinson

Filed by Amy Andre | January 25, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

"Most research grouped bi people with gay men or lesbians, which meant that we didn't have a picture of whether or how our health as a community might differ from that of gay, lesbian and heterosexual people's health." -- Cheryl DobinsonRead More


One Hour Per Second

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Google has put out a fascinating "infographic" (that's more of a video webpage) about the amount of video content uploaded to YouTube.Read More

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Results: Shifting Sexuality During Gender Transition

Filed by Drew Cordes | January 25, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

A little while ago I asked trans Bilerico readers to share their opinions and experiences in regard to shifting sexuality during gender transition. And share they did!Read More


Hate the Gays? Imagine the World Without Us

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | January 24, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Any preventable loss of dignity and human life must be stopped. The question is, "How?"Read More


Thousands Demand Ohio Gym Stop Discriminating

Filed by Joe Mirabella | January 24, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

More than 4,000 people have signed a popular petition on urging an Ohio gym to offer a family membership to a local gay couple, Shane and Coty May. Read More


Begging for Equality

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 24, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Glenn Schmoll should not be in the unfortunate position of petitioning the Masons, where his deceased partner, Lowell Houser, was a brother, for financial assistance typically afforded other spouses of brothers.Read More

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Trans Mafia: Savage Glitterbombed Again

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2012 | 8:16 PM | comments

Dan Savage was glitterbombed again by trans activists. If you think that Dan Savage is the worst enemy of the trans community, you're sadly mistaken.Read More


We All Just Stopped Talking About It

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 23, 2012 | 2:39 PM | comments

A comment from a panel discussion was repeated more than once - "We all just stopped talking about it" - in reference to AIDS activism & the disease itself. I left that night fairly pissed off about it all, to be frank.Read More


Mayors Advocate for Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last Friday, Freedom to Marry launched its latest campaign to create a groundswell to win marriage rights for same sex couples.Read More


Ru Paul's Makeup Motivations [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2012 | 8:30 PM | comments

Over on Becky Juro's post, "You Don't Get to Tell Us When to Be Offended, Ru Paul," she added an addendum in the comments section that posits an interesting theory.Read More


Shifting Fortunes

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The divorce is moving along. It took a few months of tears shed lying in a fetal ball, to be certain. Certainty created enough energy to file papers, begin the process of tearing apart a life built over twenty years.Read More


Shining the Light of Justice on 'Bag-A-Fag' Stings

Filed by Norm Kent | January 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

There is no defense for what law enforcement officers do to gay men in public parks. From shore to shore, from Seattle to South Florida, 'bag-a-fag' tactics are illegally employed by cops to ensnare and entrap otherwise innocent gay men.Read More


Former Nashville Pride President Arrested for Embezzlement

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Nashville Pride president Jason Hunt and his partner, Cole Wakefield, fled to Mexico and opened a Puerto Vallarta nightclub after embezzling over $600,000 from Hunt's employer, but the fiesta has turned into a longterm jail cell siesta after Hunt was arrested in Arkansas.Read More


Black LGBT Orgs Marched in LA Martin Luther King Day Parade

Filed by Viktor Kerney | January 21, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

This past Monday, LGBT people of color organizations marched in the Martin Luther King Day Parade in Los Angeles.Read More


Calling All Guppies & Luppies?

Filed by Davina Kotulski | January 21, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last week I attended their Cocktails for a Cause fundraiser which included a presentation on the BOOM community. Heard of BOOM before? Nope, me neither.Read More

Handsome Dreamer [Posing Pouch Series 5]

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 21, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I saved my favorite for last, this good-looking guy with his light curls of body hair intact. The natural look gets me every time.Read More


There Are No Gay Jews

Filed by Mark Segal | January 20, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Everywhere I travel, I'm in search of how our community is depicted. Unfortunately, I notice we are not always included. That is discrimination by censorship. Read More

Grindr Hacked in Australia

Filed by Bil Browning | January 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Over 100,000 users in Australia have had their personal information, uh, exposed thanks to a Sidney hacker who created a website that allowed anyone to login as another Grindr user and view their photos, send messages, and more.Read More

Straight Hunk [Posing Pouch Series 4]

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 20, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I spot a little gold ring on his finger. Lucky wife!Read More


The Incident

Filed by Paige Schilt | January 19, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

A few months back, I wrote that my son had never been bullied at his Texas public school. Perhaps it was inevitable, given that Waylon is in third grade now, but a week or two later there was an incident.Read More


Ohio Mayor: Investigate if Two Men Can Join Gym as Family

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

While I'd like to chalk this up to plain old ignorance, I wonder how much homophobia is playing into the equation.Read More


The Gay Travel Buzz: Is the World Your Oyster?

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

I used to be a travel writer, but these days I'm ignorant about international travel. I don't even know where gays with money - in this economy, all six of them - go abroad on vacation.Read More

Black Muscles [Posing Pouch Series 3]

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 19, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

This guy is so perfect, it's hard to believe he's real. But he is and he fills out his red posing pouch like a dream.Read More


We're Going Dark on Jan 18 to Protest SOPA

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2012 | 7:15 PM | comments

In solidarity with several other websites around the nation, Bilerico Project will be going dark for twenty four hours - from midnight Eastern Time on Tuesday to midnight Wednesday - to protest the Senate's proposed Stop Online Piracy Act and it's House cousin, the PROTECT IP Act. Read More


An Open Letter to Karen Santorum

Filed by Annette Gross | January 17, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I read that you are upset with the gays and feel that what they are doing to your husband is bullying. I can only imagine what it must be like for poor Rick knowing so many people don't like him for who he is. Read More


Arcus Foundation Gives $23 Million for Social Justice Leadership

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Notable LGBT funder the Arcus Foundation has given Kalamazoo College $23 million to endow the "Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership." Former Director of the Task Force's Policy Institute, Jamie Grant, has been tapped to lead the center's programming and day to day operations.Read More


Indiana Issues Nation's First LGBT Youth License Plate

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Indiana has become the first state in the nation to issue a license plate designed specifically to raise awareness about LGBT issues. Read More


Hate Groups to Protest Southern Poverty Law Center

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Looks like Porno Pete LaBarbera has finally found a cause he can get behind other than trying to get behind leather men at street festivals! Read More

Ethnic Hunk [Posing Pouch Series 2]

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Second in a special five-part photo series this week, featuring handsome vintage muscle hunks in red posing pouches, ca. 1950s.Read More


Shorter Indiana Democratic Party Press Releases [Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 16, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Indiana Democratic Party obviously spent quite a bit of time working on their release for the day; a 26 word MLK quote written in a large font is surely enough, right? I mean, it's a quote and it's displayed in big type, people!!Read More


Beyond Shame: Embracing Sexual Freedom

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 16, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Self acceptance and sexual freedom is not a switch that is either on or off. Simply by coming out as LGBT, we are not automatically free beings, unconstrained by childhood or cultural baggage, although many of us feel that we should be. Read More


HIV & LGBT Activist/Blogger Mike Tidmus Has Died

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

On Sunday this note was posted on Mike Tidmus' Facebook page: "My name is Lindsay Tidmus, Mike's brother. It is with a heavy heart that I inform his Facebook friends of Mike's passing. He left us this morning after a battle with cancer."Read More

Vintage Muscle Hunks [Posing Pouch Series 1]

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

All week this week, I've got a special "posing pouch series" for Projectors. I know I should be staring at all the muscles but I know you can forgive me for fixating on the pouch.Read More


How Fluid Is Your Sexual Orientation? [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 15, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Jonathon Edwards points out the fluidity of sexuality in general and brings bisexuality into Drew Cordes' conversation about her sexual orientation has become less rigid after her transition.Read More


Looking for the Math & Science in Everything: Failing to See the Arts

Filed by Yasmin Nair | January 15, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

We've seen an overall reduction in our rights to hold public demonstrations, but yarn-bombing has not reclaimed any of that.Read More


What's In a (Different) Name?

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 15, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I don't wear the same outfit to present at universities as I do at a pagan or BDSM events. This is not because I couldn't, but rather because it would distract people from what I have to say.Read More

Show Me the Beefcake: Fine 50s Hunk

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 15, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

I wonder how many people could build a very, ummm, errr, well, uh, "satisfying" fantasy around this perfectly gorgeous creature on his knees as he tidies up.Read More


Sweet Sauna: Laughing & Sweating ca. 1940s

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 14, 2012 | 10:45 AM | comments

A photo taken inside the merry chaos of a crowded Scandinavian sauna, where the camaraderie was as sweet as the lack of inhibitions. Just men, feeling naked and free together.Read More


Tone Deaf: Jean-Paul Gaultier's Gold Bar

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

This seems a little tone deaf as the world's economies institute austerity measures and several countries teeter on the verge of complete economic collapse. Jean-Paul Gaultier announced this week that he has designed a 1oz gold bar.Read More


Palm Springs Gay Man Accuses County Sheriff of Discrimination

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 13, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Palm Springs had been considered by many to be the "gayest" city in the nation, but there appears to be an antigay sentiment wafting through Palm Springs, too, some of which is overt and some more a result of lazy ignorance.Read More


Avis: Reverse Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

An Arizona woman is taking Avis Rent A Car to court claiming that the company discriminated against her by not offering her the same discount they offer to a handful of LGBT organizations.Read More


Trevor Project Intern Takes His Own Life

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Teenage Trevor Project intern, EricJames Borges, took his own life this week after years of bullying from schoolmates and his family. The young man was a budding filmmaker and had created an It Gets Better video just last month.Read More

Big Man: Vintage Bodybuilder

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 13, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Guessing this is circa 1950s-1960s. His leg development is as interesting as his posing pouch. Mmmm. Beefcake!Read More


Mere Ghosts of Themselves: Bizarre Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 12, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Either something went terribly wrong with the exposure when the 1920s photographer attempted to capture this group of swank dandies, or it was a deliberate trick photograph (very popular in the day).Read More


Squalls & Sunsets: Have the Strength of a Penguin

Filed by Norm Kent | January 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

The LGBT community has not only fought against legal and social discrimination for decades, we have endured alienation and disease; been bullied and belittled. Today, however, is our turn; time to rise against the tide and ride the wave to self-worth and social equality.Read More

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Pope Assigns Us Awesome Task

Filed by Leslie Robinson | January 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

On Monday, before an audience of diplomats posted to the Vatican, the pope said same-sex marriage was among several threats to the traditional family. Glad we're not the only one. That really would be more responsibility than we can handle.Read More


Advice to a Young Writer

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | January 11, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

A former student recently emailed me to ask, "What should an aspiring writer do at this point with a Bachelor's in English Literature?" This is what I told her. Read More


Is the Twinkie Defense Dead?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Dan White must be rolling over in his grave... Hostess Bakery, maker of the popular Twinkie snack cake, has filed for bankruptcy.Read More


Whatever Floats Your Boat

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 11, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

I found this amusing early 20th century cut-out, featuring two friends having a blast, probably at an early 20th century carnival photo booth. The memory was precious enough that someone framed it beautifully.Read More


Shifting Sexuality During Gender Transition: Your Thoughts?

Filed by Drew Cordes | January 10, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Obviously, gender and sexuality aren't synonymous, but the two certainly are linked. I've noticed in myself, and in many other trans people I talk to, that gender transition often is accompanied by a shift in sexuality.Read More


Activism in Gestures of Affirmation

Filed by Kyle Bella | January 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Kristen Wolfe published a story about two brothers she helped at a store recently. Her experience forced me to examine what activism is, and to suggest how it can occur in day-to-day moments of affirmation that form unexpected connections.Read More


MARS Canada Chooses Not to Affiliate With Transphobia

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 10, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you're a consumer like me who shops with her feet, it probably won't hurt to thank Uncle Ben's for taking a principled stand against transphobia. And if buying M&Ms just became a little more guilt-free, well, that's an added bonus.Read More


Lesbians Make History as Contestants for Miss California USA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 10, 2012 | 3:15 PM | comments

What a long, long way from Religious Right Miss California runner-up Carrie Prejean! This year, the Miss California USA pageant featured two openly gay contestants seeking that coveted crown!Read More


HIV Positive Criminals: Have Sex, Go to Jail

Filed by Mark S. King | January 10, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

This may be the defining HIV issue of our time, and it is a true test of our compassion and understanding of both HIV stigma and the law. Please read this closely.Read More

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Salvation Army Mail Continues to Pour In [From the Inbox]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 10:15 AM | comments

The e-mails continue to pour from the media coverage of my information campaign about the Salvation Army's anti-gay history. Instead of trying to respond to each missive directly, I've given up and decided to post the last batch here and quickly respond.Read More


Smoking Gets You Laid While Kids Watch

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

What message is being sent with this Israeli HIV/AIDS PSA? This one would never fly in the United States what with the smoking and children watching two guys have anal sex.Read More


Alan Cumming Marries Longtime Partner in NYC

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Mazel tov! Congratulations to Alan Cumming and his longtime partner, Grant Shaffer. The happy couple were wed this weekend in New York City.Read More


Brunch Is So Bi: Activism Over Easy

Filed by Amy Andre | January 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Brunch is a very bi meal. It's not breakfast or lunch, but it combines some of the best elements of both - without making you choose a side! Pancakes? Omelet? At brunch, you can have both.Read More


Having a Meeting: A Salvation Army Update

Filed by Bil Browning | January 09, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

A quick note: I have been invited to meet with leaders from the Salvation Army this week on Thursday afternoon. We'll be having an off-the-record conversation first and then they have agreed to do an on-camera interview for Bilerico Project.Read More


Date a Conservative: Could You Do It? [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

After Michael Hamar posted that Republican Congressman Eric Cantor's wife is pro-gay and pro-choice, Annette Gross wondered how in the world they could be a couple. What about you? Could you do it?Read More


Cardinal George Apologizes for Comparing Gays to KKK

Filed by John M. Becker | January 08, 2012 | 6:15 PM | comments

Even in what was ostensibly an apology, George made a point to reinforce the false dichotomy between LGBT equality and religious freedom being pushed by the anti-gay lobby, as though advances in the former come at the expense of the latter.Read More


Psychopaths in Suits

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 07, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Back in 2009, I asked "What's Wrong With Wall Street?", and I even offered my own diagnosis as an armchair shrink. I'm no doctor, but this article from the San Francisco Chronicle seems to confirm my earlier diagnosis.Read More


Remembering Muppet Performer Richard Hunt

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | January 07, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today we observe the 20th anniversary of the death of talented Muppet performer Richard Hunt. Let us celebrate him by enjoying some of his work. Read More

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Justice Dept Updates Rape Definition

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The federal government is expanding its definition of "rape" to include more than just "the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will." The new definition is much more inclusive than the narrow one implemented in 1927.Read More


Just Like On TV...

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 06, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Looks like somebody took those Volkswagon "test-drive" commercials a little too seriously.Read More


Researcher Complains Anti-Gay Group Distorts Study

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Sirota studied the effect of gay dads raising girls while in heterosexual marriages. NARTH, however, published an article using Sirota's research to claim that children of same-sex parents don't fare as well as children raised "in stable homes with a mother and a father."Read More


Disney & Kotex: The Story of Menstruation

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Did you know that Disney and Kotex made an animated cartoon to teach girls about menstruation? It's the kind of flick that they showed us in health class when it was time for sex ed. Read More


Another Reason to Watch Randy Phillips Videos

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember the solider who came out to his father on the phone from Afghanistan the day Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed? Now Randy Phillips has given me a reason to watch his videos over and over and over again.Read More


Hartford Archdiocese Offers Abstinence Group For Gays

Filed by D Gregory Smith | January 05, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Hartford, Connecticut Catholic Archdiocese has announced that they're launching a chapter of Courage, a "ministry" dedicated to encouraging gays and lesbians to "live chaste and fruitful lives" by practicing abstinence for a year.Read More


Even Santorum Didn't Imagine This! [Caption This]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Sweet begonia! It looks like those rightwing nutjobs were right along. I'm guessing even Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum never imagined a wild swinging scene like this.Read More

Hospital ward, 1920s, New York City, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Library of Congress

Loved One

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 05, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have been off the air the past few weeks, busy with what we in this degenerate age languidly call "caring for your loved ones."Read More


Kids & Keys in the Car?

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

First there was the kid in Virgina, missing and then found after being abducted following a double murder, when the SUV he was sleeping in was stolen. Now this.Read More


Shirtless Obama in Hawaii [Caption This]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Where would be without TMZ's paparazzi shots? Obama's looking darn good these days, isn't he?Read More


3 Tips for Taking Advantage of the Problems in Your Relationship

Filed by Jeff Lutes | January 04, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Conflict can actually be an opportunity for increased intimacy. Learning effective strategies for coping with conflict can help you feel more relaxed and safe, and serve as a tool for learning more about yourself and your partner.Read More


Your Debt Is Not a Moral Failure

Filed by Yasmin Nair | January 04, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Among the arguments that gay marriage proponents make is that they will gain tax benefits. Conveniently forgotten in all this is that spouses also acquire their partners' debts.Read More


How to Save Marriage: Religious Sex Toys

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 03, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

What makes a vibrator holy? Let's look at the growing market for sex toys via online "religious" sex-toy shops. Apparently, the theory behind the products is that good sex will strengthen the marriages of the self-congratulatory pious set.Read More


Bilerico: A Cost/Benefit Analysis

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

As you head into the New Year, take a moment and realize how much content you consume online for free. Bloggers are usually doing it for love or small advertising amounts and, as we've seen with all the recent contractions and closings, the job of "LGBT blogger" isn't exactly well paying.Read More

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What's Your New Year's Resolution [Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | January 01, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

So what's your New Year's resolution this time around? I have three.Read More