You Gotta See This: October 2011

Perry's Kooky Fundie Speech

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

While Rick Perry has always been quite a bit whackadoodle, his speech to the New Hampshire Cornerstone conservatives this weekend proves without a shadow of a doubt that he is simply Michelle Bachmann's intelligence in a suit and tie....Read More

Bounville Holds Matthew Shepard Vigil in Laramie

Filed by Ed Team | October 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Frequent guest contributor Alan Bounville has been walked his way across America to raise awareness for LGBT issues. In Laramie, Wyoming, he stops with a friend to hold a vigil at the site of the murder of Matthew Shepard....Read More

Zzzzzzz: New Maine Marriage Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | October 29, 2011 | 9:53 AM | comments

Wake me up when this boring ad featuring a minister and his wife is over. Yet another bland and boring ad for marriage equality that's ashamed to even feature an LGBT person. When will the movement realize these boring-ass...Read More

Grindr Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment

Filed by Ed Team | October 28, 2011 | 3:36 PM | comments

You know you love those Taiwanese animations about American news stories. Here comes one on the launch of Blendr, the new app made by the same folks who make Grindr. Surprisingly, there's quite a bit of live action footage...Read More

Mo'Nique on Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2011 | 9:19 AM | comments

"We've all been given free will, so let's use our will to let others be free," says Mo'Nique in HRC's latest Americans for Marriage Equality video....Read More

Celebrities on Anti-LGBT Bullying

Filed by Ed Team | October 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

There's scads of celebrities in this promo video from GLAAD about anti-LGBT bullying. There's Chaz Bono, Shaquille O'Neal, Naya Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones all in one video!...Read More

(Field) Hockey Player Comes Out

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Australian field hockey goalkeeper Gus Johnston has come out in a video he posted online. I always screw up how big of a "star" these foreign sports stars are, so I'll just come clean now and admit I thought...Read More

A Phone Call to Mom

Filed by Ed Team | October 24, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Frequent guest contributor Alan Bounville is walking across America for LGBT equality. He hadn't spoken to his mother for two years after she voted in favor of a marriage discrimination amendment, but as he crossed the Great Divide, Alan...Read More

School District Hangs Up on Bullying

Filed by Ed Team | October 23, 2011 | 11:58 AM | comments

After Merik Castro spoke at the Litchfield Elementary School board meeting and asked them to change their district policies to protect their students and staff from bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination, he was summarily ignored. The district has come...Read More

Buick: Hudson Taylor on Athlete Ally

Filed by Ed Team | October 22, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Straight ally and three-time All-American wrestler, Hudson Taylor, was chosen as one of Buick's "Human Highlights." Here's his story and how he came to create Athlete Ally - "a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering athletes to consider their status...Read More

Ellen Honors Spirit Day

Filed by Ed Team | October 21, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Ellen Degeneres honored Spirit Day yesterday with a purple outfit and some words of wisdom (and wit)....Read More

HRC Takes Video Campaign National

Filed by Ed Team | October 20, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign has expanded it's successful New York State video series of prominent Americans advocating for marriage equality to the national stage. The first video stars Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker....Read More

Absolutely Distasteful

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Watching this video from ProjectGOPink will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. I don't care that it's a group for women, using the First Lady in a political ad while twisting her words to make it...Read More

I'm Not Racist

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

He's not racist. Okay. Maybe he is....Read More

The Tug Toner

Filed by Ed Team | October 17, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Apparently contributor Ed Kennedy wasn't the only man to see a commercial for the Shake Weight successor, Free Flexor, and imagine another arm exercise entirely. Jimmy Kimmel takes the logic one step further to introduce the sure-to-happen fitness craze,...Read More

Your Man Reminder: Touch Yourself

Filed by Bil Browning | October 16, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Rethink Breast Cancer has a new app called "Your Man Reminder." It employs a bevy of bare chested hotties to remind you to touch yourself. Stay tuned for the ending - particularly Christian....Read More

Fake English

Filed by Ed Team | October 15, 2011 | 9:56 AM | comments

Ever wonder what English sounds like to someone who doesn't speak the language?...Read More

Gay Soldiers Don't Bother This Action Figure

Filed by Ed Team | October 14, 2011 | 8:15 AM | comments

A group called Action Figure Therapy has revealed in this new video what everyone's been dying to know: what action figure soldiers think about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Looks like this toy, Snow, is pretty clear:...Read More

Bryan Fischer Pleads Innocence

Filed by Ed Team | October 13, 2011 | 12:28 PM | comments

Poor picked on Bryan Fischer. He's on Mitt Romney's "hit list." After Romney tiptoed around condemning Fischer's "poisonous language," Fischer has come out to plead his innocence saying he doesn't know what Romney could possibly be referring to. RightWingWatch...Read More

Chris Christie Endorses Mitt Romney

Filed by Bil Browning | October 12, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

*yawns* The guy who's not running for President but everyone begs to jump in the race has endorsed the guy no one really wants to run but who just won't stop trying to win. Oh, Mitt Romney. Chris Christie...Read More

Our Families: LGBT Latino Stories

Filed by Ed Team | October 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Basic Rights Oregon's new three-part video series, Our Families, highlights the experiences of LGBT people of color. So to kick off National Coming Out Day, here's the video featuring Latino stories. There's also an Asian and Pacific Islander video...Read More

I'm Making an Effort

Filed by Bil Browning | October 10, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

It's Columbus Day and I'm never comfortable to have a federal holiday dedicated to the rape and pillage of Native Americans. To make an effort, here's the "Great American Melting Pot." It's still heavily sanitized and whitewashed, so it...Read More

Mitt Romney 'Denounces' Bryan Fischer

Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2011 | 12:16 PM | comments

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at the Value Voters Summit sponsored by the American Family Association. While Romney didn't specifically reference AFA bigwig Bryan Fischer, but Romney's soft-toned chiding was meant for the homophobic, racist, and sexist "family...Read More

Declaration from Occupy Wall Street

Filed by Jerame Davis | October 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

It's a pretty detailed and damning list of grievances and a simple demand. What do you think?...Read More

Bachmann: Vote for Me Because I Love Straight Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | October 07, 2011 | 9:21 AM | comments

Another round of crazy from Michelle Bachmann. She makes sure to let us know she loves straight marriage and hates uteruses. So, nothing new....Read More

The Crazy Ones

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 | 9:08 AM | comments

Apple Founder Steve Jobs narrates the first Think Different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired. Jobs died yesterday at the age of 56 after a lifetime spent becoming a "crazy one."...Read More

Marylanders for Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | October 05, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Human Rights Campaign is building off of the success of their New Yorkers for Marriage Equality videos featuring celebrities and high profile politicians announcing their support for marriage equality. They've kicked off the Marylanders for Marriage Equality series...Read More

John Aravosis on HRC National Dinner

Filed by Bil Browning | October 04, 2011 | 9:20 AM | comments

Since I was at the event, I missed John Aravosis' CNN appearance to discuss the HRC National Dinner. They had John on both before and after Obama's speech. Here's the first pre-dinner part. The second post-speech video is after...Read More

Homophobic Jesus Makes Traditional Marriage PSA

Filed by Ed Team | October 03, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Have you heard of Homophobic Jesus? No, not the version regularly trotted out by the religious right, the one on Twitter and with his own website. Watch as the actor hired to portray Jesus tries to "make miracles happen."...Read More

Marriage = Man + Woman + 70 Kids

Filed by Ed Team | October 01, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I swear. When people treat the holy ceremony of matrimony so lightly that they don't tell their fiancee they've fathered 70 kids until shortly before the ceremony, it just burns my ass. Ban straight marriage! Oh, wait. The dude's...Read More