Entertainment: July 2011


You're Invited: Meet & Greets in DC on Aug 3

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 31, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Please consider yourself invited to either or both! There's a rumor going around I'm just an AI program, so here's your chance to prove I'm real.Read More


Michael Musto Hails Trans Themed Film

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road rocksRead More


Amy Winehouse: She Cheated Herself, Pt. 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 30, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. The hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they've had enough. You fear the other call, the sad nocturnal chime from a friend or relative telling you it's too late.Read More


Breathe Easy: Glee Favorites Not Fired

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Since Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer, and Corey Monteith's characters would be graduation after the next season, you can't expect them to hang around the old high school, can you? Apparently you can.Read More


Amy Winehouse: She Cheated Herself

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 29, 2011 | 2:15 PM | comments

I can’t say I was surprised by the new of Amy Winehouse’s death. When I heard about her last concert, and saw the video, I thought to myself, “She has a year, maybe more, unless somebody does something.Read More


Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Japan's Lady Gaga?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Japan's answer to Lady Gaga? Maybe not. This single for "PonPonPon" is much more reminiscent of Pee Wee's Playhouse meets an INXS video.Read More


Tim Gunn: Hillary Clinton Is Confused about Her Gender

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Project Runway host Tim Gunn appeared on comedian George Lopez's cable show getting laughs by dissing Hillary Clinton's fashion sense. "Why must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender. All these big baggy menswear tailored pantsuits."Read More

NYT: Acting Roles For Trans Performers Track Stereotypes

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Are trans actors finally getting some respect?Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 54

Filed by Jason Tseng | July 29, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The latest and greatest in gay comic book news: X-men Schism, House of Mystery, Legion of Superheroes (hooray Power Boy and Gravity Kid! DC has its own superhero boyfriends!), Birds of Prey, Alpha Flight, Batgirl, Wonder Woman's pants controversy aka Pantsgate.Read More


Kermit the Frog's It Gets Better Video

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Okay, this is damn cute. It's not easy being green, but it gets better. Read More

Scarlet Betch 53: Scarlet Flight, Canada Edition!

Filed by Jason Tseng | July 28, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

We chat about the latest in Avengers: Children's Crusade (aka Wiccan has mommy issues), Wonder Woman (not actually the end, j/k! Solicits lie!), Glee, Doctor Who and much much more! Read More


The Best Trans Autobiography Ever Written

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 27, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jennifer Finney Boylan's book, "She's Not There," is the best trans autobiography ever written. Read More


Here Come the (Regional) Outgames!

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 27, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Gay & Lesbian International Sport Association is hosting its second annual North America Outgames in Vancouver this week. Read More


My Night As Ricky Martin

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 26, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Wait, did my cruise ship impersonation of the openly gay Latino superstar contribute to the erasure of his gay identity?Read More


'She's Not There': An Essential Book in My LGBT Education

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Almost exactly eight years after Jennifer Finney Boylan published her story of transition, She's Not There, her book is helping this young writer work toward greater understanding of the full spectrum of the LGBT community.Read More

Reverse Sexism: Call On Me

Filed by Bil Browning | July 26, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Leave it to the gays to take the sexism of Call On Me and turn it on its head. Or something like that...Read More


Gays Still Dominate Comic Con

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 26, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Comic Con 2011 in San Diego was chock full of LGBT-focused pop culture and entertainment news - Glee and True Blood news, gay comic book scoop, and a response from John Barrowman on a Torchwood gay sex scandal. Read More


Guys Talk to Guys About Guys Who Like Guys

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 25, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Straight But Not Narrow is a rapidly expanding campaign to promote anti-bullying LGBT views among straight guys and girls. By focusing on a key demographic of young people who are often responsible for bullying, SBNN is looking to promote change. Read More


'SLOW' Explores Constructions of Hooking Up

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | July 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

One is almost inclined to hurry the scenes along, but the expectation and energy of two sexually attractive black men potentially hooking up, makes the viewer want to stay. As the film progresses, it upturns expectations in a world of instant sex.Read More


The Final Surrender of Amy Winehouse

Filed by Mark S. King | July 23, 2011 | 7:30 PM | comments

Amy Winehouse fought her addiction in the same way recovering addicts like me once did: by denying it, throwing it in your face, saying no to rehab, and then saying yes, begrudgingly. Read More

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How One Photo Has Changed Hearts and Minds

Filed by Leone Kraus | July 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This image is of my friend Joey and his partner Ariel after they wed in San Francisco in 2008. Now, the photo has gone viral - and now it's being used by Marriage Equality New York to further celebrate marriage equality. Read More


'The Next Best Thing:' Erasing an Identity in Popular Media

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | July 23, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

An episode of National Geographic's Hard Time called "World Without Men" featured butch identity - but in a negative, laughably offensive way. Read More


Connect the Dots: Picasso's Cat

Filed by Bil Browning | July 23, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Connect the dots and see what you come up with. You can download the graphic and do your own puzzle!Read More


Trans Character Playable in Street Fighter x Tekken

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

For years I've said that I'd play any game in which Poison was a playable character. Even if her look leans toward mid-90s trash she's in that elusive T community and that's something to be excited about.Read More


The Swoopes Complications

Filed by Leslie Robinson | July 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

After becoming one of the most high-profile lesbian celebrities after coming out in 2005, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes is engaged to a man. Sexuality is complicated. Read More


Is NFL Star Cedric Benson an Angry Gay Man?

Filed by Mark S. King | July 22, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Do we try to understand Cedric Bensen, because he may be a panicked gay man trapped in a living lie, or blame this on a culture of homophobia (internalized and otherwise), or mind our own damn business?Read More

Gender Glam: Vintage Music

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Found this fascinating tidbit of William Lingard, the once-famous performer, who frequently dressed in stylish period drag. Read More


Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, Musto At Heart

Filed by Father Tony | July 20, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

NYC's fabulous Michael Musto is about to release his fourth book.Read More


The Gayest Emmy Season Ever?

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 20, 2011 | 11:15 AM | comments

Close to a dozen LGBT actors or actors playing LGBT characters have been honored by the Emmys this year. Their success again begs the question of why the film industry hasn't caught onto the possibilities for success with gay themes. Read More


A Few Rainbow Connections

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | July 20, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

A roundup of recent LGBT-related Muppet news and events.Read More


Rewind: Homophobia on Friends

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Remember Friends? Watch Tijuana Mamula's distillation of ten years worth of rank homophobia and transphobia into a one hour episode called Homophobic Friends.Read More


Dustin Lance Black Shines Light on Prop. 8 Trial

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 19, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

With 8, a new project that incorporates verbatim statements from the Proposition 8 trial of last year, the Milk screenwriter is looking to combat the censorship of the video footage from the trial. Read More


Queer Narratives on the Page, the Ground, & Onscreen

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some notes on The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Homefulness, and The True Deceiver, queer narratives that remind us that we are all connected.Read More


9/11 Gay Hero's Mom on the Documentary 'With You' & John McCain's Evolution

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 16, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

In nine weeks, America will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Mark Bingham, a gay PR executive and rugby player, was among 44 passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 that the hijackers aimed for the US Capitol.Read More


Why is MTV Promoting Ex-Gay Therapy?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

MTV recently aired an episode of True Life that focused on ex-gay ministries. Instead of telling viewers about the dangers of these conversion therapies though, the network turned it into a puff piece that could have been produced by Focus on the Family.Read More


Cher on the Bachmanns

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Well, she's never been afraid to speak her mind. Why change now?Read More

Fabulous Muscle Man

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 15, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's easy to look at photos of our male ancestors in their stuffy suits and forget that underneath, they were every bit as beautiful and virile as men of today.Read More


3 Glee Stars to Leave Series at End of Season

Filed by Bil Browning | July 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

With Chris Colfer, Lea Michelle, and Corey Monteith departing Glee at the end of season three, will gleeks survive? Series creator Ryan Murphy has also said that other characters will also be departing the show then, but hasn't revealed who.Read More


Are You Going to the Last Harry Potter Movie?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 14, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Jerame and I have tickets to go see the movie on Saturday afternoon with fellow contributor David Castillo and his boyfriend, Jim. Who else is going to see Harry Potter on opening weekend?Read More


Action Alert: Bravo's Gay Jeff Lewis On 'Cannibalism, Cremation & Transgender Crack Addicts'

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 14, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jeff Lewis is a gay man proud of his transphobia.Read More

Mona, the Wicked Witch

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 12, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sounds like Mona really hurt his feelings. Maybe next time, he'll know better than to date someone who lives in underwear and goes by the name Wolf Woman.Read More


Adam Sandler's Drag Movie

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

No, Adam, noooooRead More


Mel Gibson Defended by Gay Brother

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

"He never meant to upset anyone." Oh, you hyper-sensitive gays. Read More


Dear Advocate, That's No Way to Treat a Lady

Filed by Amy Andre | July 10, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Is it possible that, even though Lady Gaga has already said she's bi, the Advocate couldn't believe it until they heard it for themselves? That's no way to treat a Lady. Not only is it biphobic, it's plain bad manners.Read More


Question of the Day: Crucifixion Style

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

If Jeebus were killed today, would the authorities use an electric chair or lethal injection?Read More


If You Think Harry Potter Became a Sexy Man

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Think Harry Potter grew up into a handsome young man? Neville Longbottom's photo will amaze you.Read More


Puzzle: What Is It?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

Okay - I'm going for a purely juvenile moment here... What is this?Read More


I'll Wait for Netflix, Thanks

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

So how many of you are going to run right out to see Sarah Palin: Undefeated?Read More


On Again Off Again: British Opera Is Back

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Production was originally canceled for Lee Hall's new opera because the community objected to some gay content, but after a few minor tweaks the show will go on.Read More


Daniel Radcliffe Comes Out About His Sobriety

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

In a story in Monday's USA Today, Harry Potter and How to Succeed in Business star Daniel Radcliffe comes out about his addiction to alcohol.Read More


Manchester Pride Shameless About Turning 21

Filed by Ed Kennedy | July 06, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

What happens if you mash up Queer As Folk, Shameless, and a hunky rugby player? Why glitter everywhere, of course!Read More


'Two Spirits' Wins PBS Audience Award

Filed by Cathy Renna | July 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

PBS-Independent Lens announced yesterday that Two Sprits has received the Audience Award as the highest-rated film of the 2010-11 season by online voting and other measures of audience support.Read More


When I Was Eight Years Old, I Fell in Love with Eleanor Roosevelt

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Patricia Nell Warren presented a program at the Autry National Center last week and she delighted the audience with her stories. Luckily, it was videotaped, so you have the opportunity to watch her in action!Read More


A Porn Star, Pop Star & TV Star Walk Into a Film Fest

Filed by Ed Kennedy | July 06, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The film festival darling "Judas Kiss" brings an unlikely combination of performers to an unique story about second chances.Read More


Win 2 Free Tickets For Ptown Blowoff!

Filed by Father Tony | July 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Check out this great contest for tickets to the hottest bear dance party in Provincetown! Read More


Anti-Gay Censorship Kills New Opera

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 05, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

An opera company in England has asked Lee Hall, the writer behind Billy Elliot, to remove gay references in his new production. He's refused, and the production has subsequently been canceled. Read More


'Hung': Is The New Trans Role A Good Thing?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

TV Guide's description suggests trans identity remains misunderstood, but I congratulate Ms. Clayton on her new role.Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 52.1: All New! All Different!

Filed by Jason Tseng | July 03, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

We chat about Daken Dark Wolverine (and his continued queerness), Batgirl (the last of the Steph Brown issues, plus Squire! Brits!), Alpha Flight (hooray Canadians! Queer Quebecois! Kyle's adorable!), X-Factor, Generation Hope (finally gets interesting!), and much much more!Read More

'Mad World' on The Glee Project

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 02, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Glee Project featured a particularly moving episode where the young contestants needed to honestly convey a secret vulnerability. They responded with this great rendition of "Mad World."Read More


Pork Chop the Cat Goes Walking for Kisses

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | July 02, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

If this video of my cat Pork Chop and I walking for kisses can bring joy to the masses, who am I to deny them that pleasure? Read More


This Snail Is Coming Out of More Than His Shell

Filed by Ed Kennedy | July 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

This neurotic snail just needs someone to love.Read More


Cindy Chang Has Talent

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Cindy Chang blew the socks off the judges and audience of America's Got Talent this week with her stunning performance. I love it how these nobodies show up and prove that everyone is special and extraordinary.Read More