You Gotta See This: August 2011

One of Our Own: Humanitarian of the Year

Filed by Ed Team | August 31, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Congratulations to contributor Michael Rajner who was honored as the "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Broward County Young Democrats on Sunday for his work in the HIV/AIDS arena. Rajner was also a driving force behind winning freedom for...Read More

Lea Salonga Reprises Mulan Theme Live

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Disney's Mulan isn't my favorite of the company's animated films, but the music was spectacular. At this year's D23 Expo several of the voices behind Disney's princesses reprised their themes and they sound just as beautiful as ever. Check...Read More

Santorum: Gays Waged 'Jihad' On Me

Filed by Bil Browning | August 29, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

I think it's interesting that in this video presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says the gays waged "jihad" on him over his offensive remarks comparing gay and lesbian relationships to sex with animals. Notice that several other religious right leaders...Read More

The Gay Barbarians Flashmob

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

On Thursday a group of "gay barbarians" organized a flashmob outside of presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann's "therapy" clinic she owns with her husband Marcus. He's infamous for calling gays and lesbians "barbarians" and offering ex-gay therapy at his clinic....Read More

James Franco's Bro Takes Masturbating to a New Level

Filed by Ed Team | August 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Go F*ck Yourself with Dave Franco from Dave Franco In a new Funny or Die video, Dave Franco - yes, James Franco's brother - is told to go "fuck himself" by his girlfriend. He decides to take her advice....Read More

MLK Tribute: 'I've Seen the Promised Land'

Filed by Ed Team | August 25, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Sean Chapin's latest video is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. The new monument honoring the civil rights leader - the first non-president and the first African-American to be honored with a statue on the National Mall -...Read More

Asshat Alert: That Didn't Take Long

Filed by Bil Browning | August 24, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

In yesterday's post about the earthquake here in DC, I wondered how long it would take for some religious right nutjob to start blaming LGBT people for the natural disaster. Apparently, less than 24 hours is de rigueur for...Read More

Shirtless Evangelical Twink Minister

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Blah, blah, Jeebus, muscle flex. Blah, blah, the Lord, cute eyebrow lift. This cutie turned to the Lord a few months ago and now he can't even take a vacation without talking about God's love. Just watch this one...Read More

Andy Roddick: Sexy & Scary

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Lacoste Challenge: Re/fresh (Directors Cut) from Rob Chiu on Vimeo. Andy Roddick dripping wet and shirtless? Hot. That slow motion stare at the camera? Yeah. Not so much. (Hat tip to AfterElton)...Read More

Ricky Perry Tries to Defend Abstinence Education (Badly)

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch as Texas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry tries to defend his state's abstinence-only education program. It's like watching Sarah Palin face Katie Couric; it's that bad....Read More

Gaga Plays a Man, a Mermaid, and a Machine

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Lady Gaga's just released the video for "You & I," her latest single off of her Born This Way album. She makes out with Jo Calderone, her male alter ego, and seems to have a sexual encounter with a...Read More

Salt & Pepper: Marriage Equality Explained

Filed by Ed Team | August 16, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Peppersition 8 from Jackson Conor on Vimeo. Check out this cute film that explains marriage equality with salt and pepper shakers. (Hat tip to Kenneth)...Read More

What Are They Advertising Again?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Can you figure out what they're advertising in this commercial? If it hadn't been for the title of the video showing before it started, I'd have assumed it was for gay house paint. What about you? What else could...Read More

Tony Perkins: Anti-Gay GOP Candidates Do Best

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch as Tony Perkins tries to explain that anti-gay Republican politicians do better with voters. I love it how Huckabee says the Family Research Council is "one of the most respected values groups," when in actuality the org has...Read More

The Romney & Streisand Connection

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

It didn't take long after Mitt Romney made his factually-true-thanks-to-the-Supremes-but-will-sound-bad-in-a-soundbite statement about corporations being a person for the democrats to put out a web video mocking him. And who better to illustrate the point than Barbra Streisand?...Read More

A Full House Fantasy

Filed by Ed Team | August 12, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Funnyman John Stamos shows us how to cuddle using Full House co-star Bob Saget as his demonstration dummy. At least someone finally put Saget to good use....Read More

Colbert SuperPAC Ad Parodies NOM Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

NOM's widely ridiculed anti-marriage equality "Gathering Storm" ad has truly made it into the pop culture. Comedian Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC has released its first ad in support of Rick PArry (not Rick Perry!). I think the best part of...Read More

Santorum: Marriage Equality is Like Calling a Napkin a Paper Towel

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 10, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Rick Santorum, the struggling candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is still clinging to his fiercely anti-gay and anti-LGBT views to try to garner more support than the 1 percent he currently he has. At a campaign stop in...Read More

Lead Proposition 8 Attorneys Recognized with ABA Medals

Filed by Ed Team | August 09, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The American Bar Association medal of honor is being given to two recipients this year for the very first time. They are David Boies and Ted Olson, the lead attorneys in the Proposition 8 trial....Read More

Judith Butler on Cultural Discourse & the LGBT Community

Filed by Ed Team | August 08, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Philosopher Judith Butler is speaking out in a new Big Think video about the importance of cultural discourse in normalizing the LGBT community. In the video, she says: "The more cultural acceptance, the more cultural discourse, the more media...Read More

Rick Perry's Speech at 'The Response'

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Yesterday was Texas Governor Rick Perry's Jeebusabration featuring several heavyweights in the religious right nutjob lineup. While he claimed last week that the evangelical prayer-off, his speech sure included several political themes. Here's the entire 13 minutes of Perry's...Read More

Around the World in 44 Days

Filed by Ed Team | August 05, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Rick Mereki and Tim Whie produced this awesome one-minute short video - along with two others ("Eat" and "Learn") through STA Australia, chronicling their 11-country, 44-day trip. The hot dude in the film is Andrew Lees (Full-screen mode highly...Read More

'It Gets Better,' from Seventh-Day Gay Adventists

Filed by Ed Team | August 04, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

We've talked on Bilerico about faith communities and their tolerance or acceptance of the LGBT community. We talked specifically last week about Seventh-Day Gay Adventists. Now, some members of that faith community have produced an "It Gets Better" video....Read More

A Sexy Nerd

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Can you speak dirty to me in HTML?...Read More

Jamaica's Anti-Homophobia Campaign

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 02, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays (J-FLAG) has launched a new PSA campaign to combat homophobia in Jamaica. With the theme of "unconditional love," the video features Christine Straw, who has been named Miss Jamaica World and...Read More

What Are Human Rights?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

This cool little video answers the question, "What are human rights?" It's simple, but effective....Read More