Media: October 2011


NCTE Exec Director Mara Keisling on FOX News

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling appeared on FOX News yesterday afternoon to talk about the Colorado Girl Scouts decision to allow a young boy who lives as a girl to join a local pack.Read More


My 'Must-Read' Trans Blogs

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's my picks. What other blogs should go on the "must-read" list?Read More

daddys_little_girl2.png I Hate My Dad's Transition

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 28, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

In this story of a young woman's reaction to her father's transition to female, are we seeing the truth of her experience, or her desire for a lost land of remembered childhood from which we are all exiled by time? Read More

On The Rebecca Juro Show: Stonewall Democrats Interim Exec Dir Jerame Davis

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

You know him, you love him, tonight we've got Bilerico co-founder and National Stonewall Democrats Interim Executive Director Jerame Davis on the show. Read More


'Details,' Stop Telling Me What My Body Should Look Like

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 27, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Men have set the agenda for what people should look like. In addition to deciding how women's femininity "should" look, men have also been responsible for deciding how men's masculinity "should" look and policing those who step out of line. Read More


Keeping It Unnatural With Pat Buchanan

Filed by Leslie Robinson | October 27, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Pat Buchanan, currently flogging his new book, guested on NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show" yesterday. Go ahead and put yourself in a testy mood by reading part of the show's transcript.Read More


See You In The Funny Papers 'Occupy Wall Street'

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 26, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here are some of my favorite Occupy Wall Street cartoons.Read More

Indy Star Endorses Gay Candidate for City-County Council

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

While the Indianapolis Star makes no mention of his sexual orientation (and it's not pertinent to the editorial, for that matter), editors endorsed gay Democrat candidate Zach Adamson for one of the four at-large City-County Councilor seats.Read More


COW: AJ Insults Rachel Maddow

Filed by Bil Browning | October 23, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Over on my post about Rachel Maddow's appearance on Ellen and her comments about getting hate mail about her looks/gender, Projector AJ points out something Rachel says at the end.Read More


Seriously, NPR?

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm a longtime fan of NPR. I've even written them a check or two, during pledge drive seasons. However, after NPR's craven instigation and firing of a producer over her support for Occupy DC, I'm starting to rethink that support.Read More


Merriam-Webster OK's Singular-They

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 23, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The "Ask the Editor" series on Merriam-Webster's website has been enlightening, if only because the subjects they've chosen so far have been sacred cows among grammar puritans and the stances the editors have taken have been towards linguistic freedom.Read More


Rachel Maddow on Getting Hate Mail

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Rachel Maddow appeared on Ellen to talk about her new documentary and the topic turned to the hate mail Rachel gets regularly.Read More


Thoughts on the ICV Ad After Careful Consideration

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

After considering the anti-trans ad that ran in the National Post and Toronto Sun for a bit, guest blogger Savannah Garmon realized that the ad tells her own story - but with the opposite conclusion.Read More

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Insensitive LGBT Blog Headline for Clementi Post on SpiritDay

Filed by Viktor Kerney | October 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Many blogs posted their banners and tags in support of Spirit Day, but one blog basically crapped on that initiative.Read More


No Apocalypse, But A Chance to Resurrect Progressive Radio?

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

If you are a progressive-with-loads-of-cash (or know someone who is), there's a great opportunity to invest in another shot at resurrecting progressive radio.Read More


Bill Maher Could Fight Bullying by Not Bullying

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Maher can't take up bullying as a cause if he wants to continue to be a professional bully. He's the kid who gets bullied and who grows up and sees that it gets better because now he's big and can bully others.Read More

Is Facebook 'Going Gay' or Honoring Spirit Day?

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm jazzed that Facebook is going purple tomorrow, but I'm not so jazzed about Mashable's need to add such a flashy headline - "Facebook's Going a Little Gay for Spirit Day" to encourage pageviews. Apparently, neither were readers of the post.Read More


The Advocate vs Anita: Know Thy Enemy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This very vintage issue of the Advocate (ca. late 1970s) took aim at the evil that once-famous, later bankrupt, orange juice spokesperson Anita Bryant wrought with her anti-gay stances. Read More


Gay Blade: Vintage Magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I tried to find some history on this 1976 issue of the Gay Blade, and it turns out there is a lot to know.Read More


ABC Anchor Comes Out On Air

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Inspired by Zachary Quinto's casual coming out to New York Magazine, ABC anchor Dan Kloeffler also quietly stepped out of the closet. Inspired by Quinto's story, Kloeffler came out on air during the World News Now show.Read More


New Dr. Pepper Campaign Pushes Masculinity Stereotypes

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The new Dr. Pepper Ten campaign is one of the most blatantly sexist advertising strategies we've seen in years, so hell-bent on attracting male customers that it's decided to reinforce many of the key stereotypes of masculinity.Read More


Take This Survey: Social Media & the LGBT Community

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

If you follow my blog or posts on Bilerico, then you know that social media and ethics are key topics of interest to me, which is why I've chosen to do my final graduate paper on the topic.Read More

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The True Face of Bryan Fischer

Filed by Bil Browning | October 17, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Independent journalist Jody May-Chang recently did a report for the Southern Poverty Law Center called "THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People."Read More


Why I Don't Want To Blog Anymore

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

My low blogging libido issues, and what the doctor ordered.Read More


Choosing This Year's LGBT 'Game-Changers'

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

This week The Huffington Post has been selecting its "Game-Changers" of 2011 - the most influential leaders in a variety of categories - and several members of the LGBT community are represented. Who's missing?Read More

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Rachel Maddow Memorializes Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you knew Frank, get out your tissues. You'll need them. If you didn't know him, you'll never know what a treasure our community has lost.Read More


A Thank You Note to Projectors

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Thanks to everyone who donated after the October reminder and show some love to our newest direct advertiser - Don' More


Suze Orman Says 'Occupied Wall Street: Approved!'

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | October 12, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

There's something deliciously ironic about American personal finance guru Suze Orman endorsing Occupy Wall Street, a protest against our country's gross wealth inequality. And yet her support makes total sense.Read More


Retro Bilerico Flashback

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Watch the quality of the reporting on display here. My favorite line is when one reporter describes a local gay bar as "a place where they say homosexuals gather." I'm 19 in these clips.Read More


Your October Reminder

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's your monthly reminder that I still need to pay the rent and eat, so any donations to Bilerico Project would be greatly appreciated. Also - we've got other ways you can connect with Bilerico Project content. Check it out:Read More

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Do Liberals Criticize Obama Because He's Black?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Melissa Harris-Perry has a column in today's issue of The Nation arguing that white liberals who are disappointed with Obama are racist because they supported Clinton more at this point in his presidency. Read More