Entertainment: May 2011


The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | May 31, 2011 | 8:00 PM | comments

For those of you who are tired of "Sassy Gay Friend," "Randall's Wild Wild World of Animals" should keep you sufficiently occupied and laughing.Read More


(Un)heard: Transmasculine People of Color Speak

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 31, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Black, trans, and living in rural Ohio is not what you usually think of when you think of the LGBT movement. Read More


LGBT References Missing in 'Born This Way' Performances

Filed by Adam Polaski | May 28, 2011 | 10:00 PM | comments

In Friday's Good Morning America concert and a recent episode of Glee, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" was performed with a key verse missing that specifically references the LGBT community.Read More


Inside 'Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo'

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 28, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

In a new biography, Michael Schiavi pays tribute to Vito Russo, the "Celluloid Closet" lecturer, AIDS activist and founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.Read More

Queer Music Friday - Holly Elle

Filed by Adam Polaski | May 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Holly Elle, a classically trained Canadian singer, released a song called "Freak" earlier this month. It's her "be yourself" anthem, inspired by the tragic number of teenage suicides in the past year. Read More


Religious Conversion: Vintage 'Sexploitation'

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 27, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Now, what kind of trouble could a bunch of wholesome religious girls get into inside the walls of a convent? Oh!Read More


Queen of Mean Gives GMHC $50k

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Lisa Lampanelli, the "Queen of Mean," gave the Gay Men's Health Crisis a check for $50,000 yesterday afternoon. The comedian was making good on her promise to give the AIDS group $1000 for each member of the Westboro Baptist Church who showed up to protest her Topeka, Kansas sRead More

Bad Grrrl Cinema: Vintage Poster

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 26, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'd like to know what's going on with the two women in the upper left corner. They don't look like they're just whispering secrets, they look like they're about to share one....Read More

Lesbian Moms & NOM: What Would You Do?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

When ABC's What Would You Do? television show puts four actors playing a gay couple with children in a Texas diner and throws in an actress playing a homophobic waitress, the patrons' reactions were unexpected. NOM responds.Read More

Hao Hot: Vintage Male Impersonator

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 25, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A stunning photo of vintage Chinese actress Ting Hao in perfectly tailored drag. I love the shadow. via softfilm.blogspot.com...Read More


Squeeze Play: New Peer Pressure from Out Gay Athletes

Filed by Leslie Robinson | May 24, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Four male sports figures have come out in the last week. What's going through the minds of other gay men in the sports world now?Read More

Two SF Artists Tackle HIV/AIDS Un-Awareness

Filed by Toshio Meronek | May 24, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two Bay Area artists, J. Fritz-Michael and Eric Stanley, have created a couple of socially relevant works to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis. And yes, it's still a crisis, people!Read More

Cool Like Rachel: Glee's Lea Michele Inspires Child of Gay Dads

Filed by Dana Rudolph | May 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Actor Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry, a character with gay dads, stopped while filming in New York to speak with a 10-year-old fan who has two dads.Read More

Let's Celebrate 'Non-Judgment' Day!

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | May 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Many anti-gay Christian fundamentalists raptly awaited the rapture today, as discussed here on Bilerico. But since it doesn't seem to have happened, how about we re-brand the Rapture as 'Non-Judgment' Day? As musician Jane Siberry recently said to Toronto's Globe...Read More


Queer Music Friday - Phranc

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Phranc is a folk/punk singer/songwriter who performed transparently queer music in the 80's in southern California. This is "M-A-R-T-I-N-A," and it's still hilarious. Here she is in a Dutch documentary singing about why people shouldn't wear swastikas (which was a...Read More


Lady Gaga Talks About Being Bullied as a Girl

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In this clip (via Mediaite) from a documentary to be aired on MTV on May 26, Lady Gaga - who just placed Number 1 on the famed Forbes Celebrity 100 list - talks about how hearing stories from her fans...Read More

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Scarlet Betch Episode 46: Messy X-Men Storylines

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Hey Betches! We continue on our marathon of coverage this week with discussions on the conclusion and fall out of the Age of X storyline, the denouement of the latest New Mutants arc (and some awesome OTP Yuri pairings!), Astonishing...Read More

MTV: Are You Kidding Me?

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 17, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Classes ended on the 6th and I took off for Downeast Maine. It was beautiful, not that cold, and very restful. While I was gone, young son Ben was busy. He applied to be on an MTV show about kids...Read More

The Magazine for Playful (Misogynistic!) Men

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 17, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Not that I have anything against bondage (ahem, ahem) but check out this magazine cover that's after the jump. You know, every time I hear a politician talking about returning to "traditional family values," images like this 1950s men's magazine...Read More

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Scarlet Betch Episode 45: Catch Up If You Can!

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 16, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hey Betches! So we didn't end up finishing our podcasting last week. So we're covering so much this week: the end of Wolverine & Jubilee, the beginnings of Marvel and DC's respective annual events: Fear Itself and Flash Point and...Read More

Vintage Cheesy Men's Magazine Cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 16, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I post a lot of vintage cheesy men's magazines over on my sex blog and it's interesting to observe how routinely those pubs squeezed references to homosexuality on their covers. I have my own thoughts about it but would love...Read More

'Ambiguously Gay Duo' Goes Live Action

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 16, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's been a while since I've had access to a TV, but I remember this from when I was in high school. I can't believe they're still making these. Lots of star power for the live action version of the...Read More

Charlotte Cushman: Original Photo, 1870

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 15, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's always wonderful to find such shining gems from 19th century LGBT history. You can learn more about this fascinating woman on Wiki. She was America's greatest 19th century tragic and dramatic actress during the eras of Edwin Forrest and...Read More

Liberace Reimagined as AIDS Activist in New Short Film

Filed by Toshio Meronek | May 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

As Alex reported in January, somewhere in Hollywood, Michael Douglas is smothering on lip gloss to prepare for a heavy make-out session with Matt Damon. Douglas is set to play Liberace (and Damon his young lover) in the gay-for-pay Oscar...Read More

Unbelievable Unapologetic Racism

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I have no idea what this show is nor do I care. My first concern was that if this guy is saying this racist crap out loud - how many more people might be thinking it. But then I thought...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Lisa Jackson and Girl Friday's anthem to people who dare to be different (from way back before Glee existed), "AOK." As Jackson put it in an interview with After Elton: "I hope those of you out there that are...Read More

Lady Gaga Judas is Fine!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Jennifer Lopez has a big crotch, and Blake Shelton homophobic? Also, how creepy I am in this video? Too creepy or just creepy enough?...Read More

Glee: Now That's a Man Sandwich

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll just say that I wish I was Chris Colfer during nap time on the set of Glee. I had a stupid joke about sloppy joes all prepared, but I'll...Read More

Chaz Bono Comes Out For ENDA

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 12, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Chaz Bono gave an interview to New York Magazine on Tuesday, talking about his documentary, shown on the OWN Network. In the interview, he was asked "What do you think is the main issue for the trans community right now?"...Read More

Diva Fight! Babs Gets Testy With Larry Kramer

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Apparently Larry Kramer has been telling folks that the reason The Normal Heart was never made into a movie was because Barbra Streisand wanted to change the script to make herself the star. Babs has taken issue with the charge...Read More

'The Daily Show' on New Gay vs. Old Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Daily Show did a segment on that cute Advocate "study" earlier this year that showed that Minneapolis was the gayest city in America, which some people took far too seriously (in 2010, the same writer at The Advocate said...Read More

Justin Bieber Gets Egged!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Beyonce Gets Booed, Miley Cyrus and a new GLEEcap....Read More

The Normal Heart

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 09, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

My boyfriend is not rich. He happens to have a good job at a fancy law firm, which means he makes a good salary, but it also means he has a lot of college loans to pay off. (I was...Read More

Lady Gaga Killed Osama!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 09, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's new twins! The Royal Wedding and the whorish hats! Osama Bin Ladin is dead. Lady Gaga tweet timing is a little off on promoting Judas and I do a dance to RuPaul's "Superstar" dedicated...Read More

Cazwell's 'Get My Money Back'

Filed by Father Tony | May 08, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

In the video "Get Into It", featuring his muse Amanda Lepore and directed by frequent collaborator Marco Ovando, Cazwell raps "This club scene drama I'm past it. You're a trend about to end, I'm classic." On a recent Friday, at...Read More

Dana International Representing Israel At Eurovision, Again!

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 08, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

My Rabbi mentioned this at Friday night services this weekend. Remember when Dana International won the 1998 EuroVision competition? Well, she won the Israeli national competition again, with her self-penned song "Ding Dong," and so she's representing Israel yet again....Read More

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Scarlet Betch Episode 44: Shout Outs

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hey Betches! So much happened in comics in the past two weeks that we were only able to fit out shout outs in this episode of Scarlet Betch! We shout out Godzilla, the end of Brightest Day, Green Lantern War,...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Boys Town Gang

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I can't believe I've been on this site for four years and I haven't ever mentioned Boys Town Gang. They were a group put together by DJ Bill Motley, who is credited as a leader in developing the San Francisco...Read More

Camille Paglia Says Chaz Bono 'Mutilated' his Body

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

While I appreciate commentators who eschew popular opinion and conventional wisdom, priding oneself in being a contrarian-for-the-sake-contrarianism doesn't necessarily mean that someone is right. Which is probably why I never really got into Camille Paglia's work, although it should be...Read More

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Anyone got any big plans for tonight? Contributor Prince Gomolvilas will probably be dressing up his cat, Pork Chop, again....Read More

Trans Golfer Gets Golf Associations to Change Policy

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Lana Lawless, the trans woman who sued the LPGA and the Long Drivers of America after she was refused the ability to compete as a woman, has settled her case. Both organizations have both changed their rules on trans women...Read More

Straight Men Like Penis

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Salon has an interview with two researchers who studied internet sex searches and organized them into usable data. And they've found more evidence to support what the average straight pornographer already knows: There's pretty overwhelming evidence for it: Men search...Read More

A Change of Seasons

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 02, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

On Thursdays, T and I have dinner together. It's so easy to fall out of touch with friends here, and I didn't want that to happen when I moved out of T's place, so we decided to have a standing...Read More