You Gotta See This: December 2011

Gay High School Student Can't Wear High Heels

Filed by Bil Browning | December 31, 2011 | 9:45 AM | comments

After gay high school student Tyreese Maye wore a pair of bright red high heels to school, administrators told him he had to take them off since he was causing "a distraction." A spokesperson said that it was partly...Read More

Annie Lennox to Start the New Year Weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Let's start the New Year weekend with a mashup of Annie Lennox songs. I liked the United States of Pop 2011 so much I went looking to find other stuff by DJ Earworm and found this one. It's an...Read More

Tax Kim Kardashian

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Kim Kardashian made more than $12 million in 2010, but she only pays a tiny bit more in taxes than a middle class Californian. That's not OK, especially when budget cuts are decimating schools and critical programs for children...Read More

Just for the Artistic Beauty

Filed by Bil Browning | December 26, 2011 | 1:02 PM | comments

I'm only sharing this so you can share the artistic beauty of this young man's dancing. Um, yeah. That's it. That's why I'm sharing it....Read More

Baby It's Cold Outside

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

What an adorable rendition of Baby It's Cold Outside by Mister Chase and Chris Salvatore. You probably know Mister Chase best as Michael DiMartino best as the hot guy who remakes pop songs into sign language videos - you...Read More

A Right Wing Nutjob Christmas

Filed by Bil Browning | December 24, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

You gotta love it when the rightwing nutjobs turn Christmas into an excuse to bash other cultures, lesbian moms, and peace while whining about the Constitution. If there's a War on Christmas these idiots are on the front lines...Read More

Christmas with the Chelsea Boys

Filed by Bil Browning | December 23, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This cute gay little Christmas ditty from Spottiswoode is available on iTunes. I bought it; you should too. (Hat tip to JMG)...Read More

Flashmob with a Twist

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2011 | 9:41 AM | comments

Okay, I ragged on flashmobs as passe earlier this week, and this group of misfits dancing out of rhythm with really quiet music is kinda jacked up. But just wait for the surprise ending. It's kinda wonderful. (Hat tip...Read More

A Very Gaga Christmas

Filed by Ed Team | December 21, 2011 | 9:13 AM | comments

One of the numbers during the Portland Gay Men's Chorus's Christmas extravaganza was this rendition of several Lady Gaga songs complete with drag queen impersonations of the pop diva....Read More

Merry Christmas from Goldfrapp

Filed by Ed Team | December 20, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

This morning's Christmas cheer comes from Goldfrapp. Enjoy their holiday ditty....Read More

An 'I Love Lucy' Christmas

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

Nothing says Christmas like Lucille Ball and the cast of I Love Lucy singing Jingle Bells, right? I know that's the first thing you think of too. Admit it....Read More

Radiohead: Winter Wonderland

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Here's Radiohead doing Winter Wonderland during a nighttime webcast in 2002....Read More

What an Angel Sounds Like

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

This is adorably cute. Something tells me all the kids in the choir will be tell stories about this performance for a long time. That little boy in the robes steals the show. Don't bother turning up the volume...Read More

Should You Send a Religious Xmas Card to Non-Christians?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2011 | 9:49 AM | comments

The ladies of The View took on the topic of Christmas cards recently. Joy Behar says sending an explicitly Christian card to non-believers is like sending a 4th of July card to Queen Elizabeth or a Chanukah card to...Read More

I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Clause

Filed by Ed Team | December 14, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Everyone's favorite musician and filmmaker, Sean Chapin, is back with a queer spin on a holiday classic. Here's his video, "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Clause," made in conjunction with Gay Family Values....Read More

The Sith Who Stole Christmas

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Oh, you're a mean one, Mr. Sith. You're a mean one....Read More

The Andrew Christian Doll Factory

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

It appears that there is no chest hair department at the Andrew Christian doll factory, but I'd take a delivery from the gay at the end any time....Read More

You're a Mean One, Newt Gingrich

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

It is the Christmas season... Time for the Grinch parodies to start. First out of the gate comes, "You're a Mean One, Newt Gingrich." Cute, but it makes me feel so damn old seeing current political videos about a...Read More

Rick Perry Kicks It Old School

Filed by Bil Browning | December 10, 2011 | 9:50 AM | comments

Rick Perry is partying like it's 2004 with his latest campaign ad attacking gays and lesbians. I didn't blog about the ad for TBP because it was just too damn depressing to see a return to the "Gays As...Read More

Would You Pee in a Cup, Governor?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2011 | 9:03 AM | comments

The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to pee in a cup for taxpayers after the state passed a law requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before getting benefits. Needless to say, the...Read More

Let's See a Show of Hands

Filed by Bil Browning | December 08, 2011 | 9:12 AM | comments

This brief animation ran at the Trevor Project Awards gala last week. Let's see a show of hands... on how many of you will share this on Facebook once you watch it....Read More

British Sailors Lipsynch Mariah Christmas Song

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Okay, this one is one tiny little step higher on the goofy Christmas video ladder. Instead of two manic dancers and a shaky handheld camera, we get the British crew of the HMS Ocean - set to arrive back...Read More

It's Not Commercial, It's Cute

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Nothing says Christmas like a sheep wearing a cashmere scarf. Nothing. It's not commercial, it's cute. (Hat tip to OMGblog)...Read More

I Apologize: There Is No Santa Claus

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

Watch as Chicago FOX anchor Robin Robinson destroys the lives of all the six year olds in the metro area who were watching the local news at 9:30pm (I'm sure that's a ton or two.) when she argues with...Read More

Yes, Here's that Damn Christmas Video

Filed by Bil Browning | December 04, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

I was really hoping to get away with skipping this silly Christmas video, but enough have you have written in to suggest I post it that I'm giving in. Here you go. Effeminate gay man joins woman in lip...Read More

Rick Perry Sells His Stupid

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2011 | 10:28 AM | comments

GOP presidential candidate, Rick Perry, has a new ad out that mocks, um, himself. They always say that one of the first rules of public relations is to sell your worst quality. Anything else will only make you look...Read More

A Sneak Peek at Patricia Nell Warren's Childhood

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Take a sneak peek into contributor Patricia Nell Warren's childhood with this short film about the Grant-Kohrs Ranch. Her great-grandfather, Conrad Kohrs, started the ranch and her father, Conrad Warren, is also featured. She grew up on the ranch;...Read More

30 Years into HIV/AIDS

Filed by Ed Team | December 01, 2011 | 9:05 AM | comments

New from In The Life is this powerful segment on where we are with HIV/AIDS 30 years into the epidemic....Read More