You Gotta See This: May 2011

Why Family Research Council Was Designated a Hate Group

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Ever wonder whether or not the Southern Poverty Law Center was justified in naming the Family Research Council a hate group? Yeah. They were. (Hat tip to JMG)...Read More

Starting the Long Weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

It's the start of the long Memorial Day weekend. Traffic drops lower this weekend than it does for Christmas. To help get in the spirit of the lazy start of summer, here's a video that's sure to set the...Read More

This Never Happens on the Metro

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Sometimes when I travel around DC, I still get a little awestruck by the go-go-go of it all. There's the bus, the circulator, the metro, taxis, zip cars, and the bike share. But the one thing I've not seen...Read More

The R Word

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

During this week's Glee season finale, this public service announcement ran to remind people not to use the word "retarded" to mean something stupid. The ad catches your attention right at the beginning; it's really well done....Read More

President Obama (Awkwardly) Toasts the Queen of England

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

When President Obama started to toast Queen Elizabeth, the orchestra misunderstood his pause after saying, "to her Majesty the Queen," and thought he wanted them to play "God Save the Queen." Awkwardness abounds....Read More

Former NY Gov Accepts Trans Rights Award

Filed by Ed Team | May 24, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Former New York Governor David Paterson accepted an award from the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund on Monday night. Michael Lavers brings us the entire acceptance speech....Read More

LGBT Antidiscrimination Laws Will Molest Your Daughter

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

An ad for a bill in Tennessee that would outlaw LGBT antidiscrimination legislation passed at the local level, which takes footage from an ad from Florida in 2008....Read More

Too Close: Song about Erections

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 22, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

We all remember there was a hit song back in the 90's about getting an erection in public, right? It may have been easier at the time to write it off as one of the excesses of a great...Read More

Bryan Safi on Real Housewives

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 21, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bryan Safi takes on the gay man/straight woman relationships of Real Housewives. I had no idea that this sort of TV was happening....Read More

George Takei Lends His Name to Tennessee Gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

George Takei takes on the "Don't Say Gay" bill in Tennessee by giving everyone his name....Read More

Bryan Fischer Calls Gays Muslim/Catholic Nazis

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Via RightWingWatch, here's the AFA's Bryan Fischer saying that gays are Nazis, just like Muslims and the Catholic Church during the Inquisition. Television stations still call on him to discuss homosexuality, since clearly he's an expert....Read More

Singapore's Pink Dot

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A promotional video for Singapore's Pink Dot Festival....Read More

Don Lemon Discusses Book

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Don Lemon's first interview since he came out....Read More

Video of NOM Rally in the Bronx

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 16, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Brian Brown of NOM at a rally in the Bronx, telling people gay marriage will make their children hate them. That's a lot of energy there for a campaign they claim is entirely about protecting the definition of a...Read More

Louis Marinelli on the NOM Counterprotest Today

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Louis Marinelli, the NOM defector, wants you to go out and protest for marriage today in New York City....Read More

PSA against 'That's So Gay'

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A PSA against saying "That's so gay," from GLSEN, the Ad Council, and the NBA....Read More

Marriage Ad from Israel

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

An ad for marriage freedom from Israel....Read More

The Gay Sex Panic Video from Texas A&M

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 12, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's the video the campus conservatives at Texas A&M took and disseminated to try and shut down the LGBT Community Center, James O'Keefe style. NSFW, but then it wasn't meant to be viewed at work. I don't think it's...Read More

Trailer for Chaz Bono Documentary

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Trailer for the Oprah Winfrey Network's documentary on Chaz Bono, Becoming Chaz. Rupaul and Cher appear in it....Read More

Students Walk Out on Anti-Gay Commencement Speaker

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Law students at the University of Michigan walk out of Sen. Rob Portman's commencement speech because of his anti-gay views and votes....Read More

Raja Does 'Diamonds Are Forever'

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 09, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Drag queen Raja performs "Diamonds Are Forever."...Read More

Ron Paul on Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Ron Paul on same-sex marriage....Read More

Rick Santorum Still Wants to Talk about Gays and Abortion

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rick Santorum disagrees with Mitch Daniels's "truce" on social issues. I find both their politics disgusting, but I'm closer to Santorum here. No, we can't pretend that we don't care about social issues just so we can unite around...Read More

FCKH8 on Tennessee

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

FCKH8's video on the Tennessee "Don't Say Gay" bill. I can't say I don't find their videos entertaining....Read More

Clovis, New Mexico, Refuses GSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 05, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Local news covers Clovis, New Mexico, schools banning all clubs after a GSA applied to be a club. The city is near an Air Force base and its economy is largely supported through that and agriculture....Read More

Google's It Gets Better Ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Google runs an ad that's not really an It Gets Better video, but more to show that their various products can be used to view the videos and to associate their brand (for the purpose of profit) with a...Read More

A Teacher on Coming Out to Students

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A teacher talks about being open about being gay to his students....Read More

Obama Announces Osama bin Laden's Death

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 02, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Obama announces Osama bin Laden's death....Read More

Military Training on DADT Repeal

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The AP covers Marine training on DADT repeal. What's interesting here isn't the training itself, which has been discussed before. It's the reaction. The message that the military put on top of everything is that you don't have to...Read More