You Gotta See This: August 2009

Dana International wins EuroVision

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Blast from the past. Remember when Dana International, a trans woman from Israel, won the 1998 EuroVision competition? No? Well, here's the video....Read More

Trailer for That's a Family

Filed by Dana Rudolph | August 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A trailer for That's a Family, a documentary for elementary school students about different types of families, from Academy Award-winning director Debra Chasnoff and her Groundspark organization. The film caused a ruckus two years ago in Evesham, New Jersey...Read More

5 genders

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

National Geographic visits a community in Indonesia that organizes itself with five genders....Read More

Madonna on Gypsy and gay rights

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 28, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Madonna speaks in Bucharest about Gypsy and gay equality....Read More

Tim Wise: Racism, Teabaggers & Healthcare Reform

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

CNN's Don Lemon had Tim Wise, author of "White Like Me," on as a guest the other day. Wise lays it on the line about the direct correlation between the teabagging crowd and racism. (Hat tip to Pam)...Read More

Barney Frank talks health care

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Barney Frank talks about his recent viral video in which he asked a tea-bagger what planet she spends most of her time on. Great Fox News "journalism" too.......Read More

NOM's ad for Steven Bergmeier

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's NOM's ad for Steven Bergmeier. The guy at 0:46 explains NOM's strategy: resentment!...Read More

Gay marriage vs marriage equality

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Does it matter whether we call it "gay marriage," "same-sex marriage," or "marriage equality?" The folks at Freedom to Marry offer up a list of reasons why we should nix the first two from our vocabulary. What do you...Read More

Lars Stephan nude self portrait photos

Filed by Father Tony | August 23, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I attended a one-night-only show of nude self-portraits by Lars Stephan. While not to be labeled "gay art", the photos have a homo-erotic appeal because of Lars Stephan's beautiful body. (Here are some stills from the show.)...Read More

Straightlaced Trailer

Filed by Dana Rudolph | August 22, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

A trailer for Straightlaced, a documentary for and about teens (LGBT and not) and gender stereotypes, from Academy Award-winning director Debra Chasnoff and her Groundspark organization....Read More

How did I miss this?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

How did I miss this cute video of Chicago's Great Nationwide Kiss-In? Jerame and I participated in Pittsburgh. There was a photographer there from the local newspaper who did a big panorama for their website as well as regular...Read More

Is straight sex scarier than gay sex?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Davey Wavey is back with the answer to yet another incredibly asinine but entertaining question: "Is straight sex scarier than gay sex?"...Read More

Pam interviews Patrick Murphy

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Pam Spaulding talks with Rep. Patrick Murphy at Netroots Nation. Murphy recently announced that he would lead a repeal of DADT through the House....Read More

The ex-lesbian magazine publisher

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 17, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Charlene E. Cothran talks ex-lesbianism....Read More

Dr. Who Kisses Captain Jack

Filed by Bil Browning | August 16, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

At Comic-Con, John Barrowman asked David Tennant of Dr. Who fame for a kiss. Tennant obliged. (Hat tip to Prince at Bamboo Nation for the video)...Read More

America's Got Talent: Old drag queens

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

America's Got Talent's Piers Morgan: "A bunch of lip-synching old drag queens who can't dance is not what America needs right no." When will we need them, Piers? Will they get better costumes when they're superheroes?...Read More

Gay kiss on One Life to Live

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Scott Evans' character, Oliver Fish, and Brett Claywell's character, Kyle Lewis, shared an on-screen kiss on One Life to Live last week. The story arc is about Fish's struggle with his sexuality....Read More

A Chance for Love with Lilpito

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Looking to score an easy date in New York City? Here's your chance. This cute young thang is starting an internet dating reality show. If any of our readers actually does it, be sure to send me an e-mail...Read More

The Shake Weight

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Well, it's no wonder I have arms like a girl. I've been doing this workout for years with the do-it-yourself model(s)! My way looks like a lot more fun, I must say. This almost as funny as the butt...Read More

A-Spray: For all your delicate bits and pieces

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

You know this infomercial for A-Spray would be funny if I hadn't really seen it on TV. That makes it absolutely hysterical. As D-Listed says, "it's the cure for stank ass."...Read More

The Struggle to Be the Top LGBT Dog

Filed by Bil Browning | August 10, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

As I watch the various factions and individuals struggle to be the top dog for the LGBT community, I'm reminded of my furry little Happy Tree Friends....Read More

Martha and David Talk Gravy

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

My ex-boyfriend, Trey, is one of the funniest people I've ever met. He hates telemarketers and I've often told Jerame about the hilarious imitations he would do on the phone to mess with the annoying salespeople. He's able to...Read More

Glenn Beck jokes about poisoning Nancy Pelosi

Filed by Bil Browning | August 08, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Jerame, Alex and I were sitting around talking about how far over the rainbow Glenn Beck has gone recently; he's really gone a few stops extra on the crazy train lately. This time it's not John Adams back from...Read More

Funny answers to stupid questions

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 07, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Via feministing, here are the answers to any inappropriate questions you'd ever want to ask a trans person....Read More

Democrats fight back against GOP's fake "mobs"

Filed by Bil Browning | August 06, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Democrats are fighting back against the fake "mobs" of people storming Congressional townhall meetings. In actuality, the people are plants sent in by special interest groups with the blessing of the GOP. If the Dems can make the association...Read More

Oregon Trans Mayor Stu Rasmussen reprimanded by City Council

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Silverton, Oregon Mayor Stu Rasmussen, the nation's first transgender mayor, wore a short skirt to a youth meeting and has been reprimanded by the City Council for it. No word yet if any of the women on the council...Read More

New MIKA video: We Are Golden

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch it before YouTube takes it down... The video for MIKA's new song "We Are Golden" is out and it's awesome. I love me some MIKA, but MIKA running around in his boxers is always better....Read More

Hawaii football coach apologizes for anti-gay slur

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin broke down sobbing as he apologized to the both the campus and LGBT community for repeatedly referring to Notre Dame players as "faggots" during a press conference. This was the second on-camera apology for...Read More


Filed by Bil Browning | August 02, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

I had some time to listen to the ole iPod yesterday as I was doing a ton of yard work. I know, I know, I run Bilerico and all, but I thought some of you might be surprised to...Read More

Are you born gay?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 01, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

It's interesting to me that so many of us use the line, "Is being gay a choice? Who'd choose a life of discrimination?" (Which, of course, is a different question than "Are you born gay?") I'd choose the life...Read More