Entertainment: August 2011


'Gaypon': The LGBT-friendly Groupon

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 31, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new website is looking to offer deals-of-the-day that support LGBT-friendly businesses and whose proceeds benefit LGBT advocacy organizations. Read More

Baseball's a Drag: Vintage Crossdressing Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 31, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm assuming this was for a gag though some of the guys look way more comfortable than others, don't you think?Read More


Foo Fighters Take a Truckstop Shower Together

Filed by Bil Browning | August 31, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm not sure if this is really not safe for work, but if your boss is a prude it'd be best to skip this video.Read More


LA Porn Industry Stops Filming After Performer Tests HIV+

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 31, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

A porn industry group alerted LA-based studios on Monday that a performer had tested positive for HIV. As a result, the studios temporarily shut down production while testing is conducted on actors known that performed with the potentially infected star.Read More


Chaz Bono to Appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Entertainment Weekly reports that Chaz Bono will be in the new cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, a popular reality show that return for its 13th season on Sept. 19. Read More


Having a Ball: Vintage Drag Party

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

No idea where or when this was taken, sadly, but I'm guessing this festive event took place in the late 1940s or early 1950s going by the clothes. Any fashion mavens think they can pin the date down?Read More


Taking a Closer Look at VMA Winner Tyler the Creator

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Much of the public was first introduced to Tyler the Creator during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, after the young rapper won an award for Best New Artist. He also writes some of the most violently anti-gay and misogynistic music currently enjoying mainstream recognition.Read More

Amy Winehouse Died Clean?

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Amy Winehouse's system may have been clean when she died, but that doesn't mean the drugs and/or alcohol didn't kill her.Read More

Scarlet Betch: Hurricane Edition

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 29, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Hurricanes can't get a comic nerd down! Anthony and I battle the odds and the elements to bring you this special hurricane edition of Scarlet Betch!Read More


Drag Queen Risks Fabulous Outfit to Unleash Sexual Revolution

Filed by Ed Kennedy | August 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Coming out can often feel like jumping from the high dive for the first time, but it always easier with a fairy godmother.Read More

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Legendary Paris Dupree Has Passed On

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 26, 2011 | 6:15 PM | comments

This week, the Grand Dame of the NYC Ballroom scene, Paris Dupree passed on. Paris was one of the powerful House mothers in New York and one of the stars of the legendary documentary, Paris Is Burning.Read More


My First Gay Role Model

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 26, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

When I was younger, I wasn't even sure if gay people really existed - until I saw The Revenge of the Nerds on HBO. That's when I was introduced to Lamar, my first gay role model.Read More

Scarlet Betch: Sexy Furries!

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 25, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

We're back this week discussing the latest and greatest in gay comic book news. We get down and dirty with all the sexy furries out in the nerdverse recently.Read More


Two Evil Mints in One: lesbian pulp fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

They're pagans! And they're lesbians! Two things that frighten fundies all rolled up in one! Yum. Read More


Don Lemon Foiled Again by the Transgender Thing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The media must move beyond questions about surgery and facial hair, and ask how trans people are navigating in the world. Read More


'Circumstance' Film Explores Lesbian Love And Protest In Iran

Filed by Kyle Bella | August 25, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Maryam Keshavarz's dramatic and award-winning film, Circumstance, opens tomorrow. Must see. Read More


Beginners: Growing Up in Dad's Closet

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's not surprising that stories of fathers coming out late in life remain largely in the shadows. Ours are not the affirming, heart-warming "I love my gay dads" stories of the gayby boom.Read More


Hard & Harder: Vintage Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 23, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A classic cover with all of the exaggerations in the right places, it got the motor running before you even looked inside. Read More


Real Presidents Don't Read Novels?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

This year, Obama brought three books with him to Martha's Vineyard and then stopped by a local shop to pick up five more. So what's Obama reading?Read More

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Comment of the Week: Luminum on Glee, The Movie

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 21, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

So what if they left us out of the movie. They love us, don't they? Don't they?Read More

Scarlet Betch 56: Spectacles Edition!

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We're back discussing the latest and greatest in gay comic book news. Anthony and Jason decide to rock out with the spectacles out and expose you all to the lovely glare of our computer screens.Read More


Oh Hugh Beast: Vintage Celeb Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

1950s movie star Hugh O'Brien, a body-builder who frequently posed nude and semi-nude, takes a fun stroll with his pup, dressed for success. Read More


'Glee' Movie Continues LGBT Exclusion in 'Born This Way'

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

In May, we saw the specific references to the LGBT community cut out of performances of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." The Glee concert and movie version of the song are also missing the LGBT references. Why?Read More


His & His Alone: Vintage Gay Erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's a fascinating vintage publication from 1969. Wish I knew the artists who contributed to this and whether the series continued. If you know more about it, fill us in!Read More


Upcoming Film 'Gay Dude' Looks to Be Gay 'American Pie'

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 17, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

LionsGate Films has begun casting actors - including Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman - for its upcoming film about two best friends (one gay, one straight) who make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school prom.Read More


Adam Levine's Big, Gay Interview with 'Out'

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 17, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

In a new cover story with Out magazine, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine talks about his gay brother, suggestions that he's gay himself, and the subtle (or blatant) homophobia on American Idol.Read More

Scarlet Betch: It Gets Really, Really Worse (For Mutants)

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

We're back this week discussing the latest and greatest in gay comic book news.Read More


GLAAD Condemns Adam Carolla's Anti-LGBT Podcast

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 15, 2011 | 5:45 PM | comments

Last week, Adam Carolla blasted the LGBT community in his podcast, saying "please shut up - you're ruining my life" and taking particular issue with the existence of transgender people. Today, GLAAD spoke out about his offensive comments.Read More


A Crash Course in Gay History

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

After California passed the FAIR Education Act mandating that LGBT history be taught in schools, the religious right erupted into spasms of batshittery. Stephen Colbert teaches us everything we need to know about our tribe's past.Read More


Hunks in Trunks: Vintage Bodybuilders

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I wanted to call them "hulks" but "hulks in trulks" didn't quite work. Fabulous vintage photo of three beautiful big men, probably ca. 1960s.Read More


Ricky Martin Gets 'Behind the Music' Treatment

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

VH1's Behind the Music takes a look at Ricky Martin and how, in the past year since he's come out, he's been using his fame as a platform to speak out about equality and LGBT rights. Read More


Bert & Ernie's Big Love

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | August 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Why do we speculate on the love lives of puppets? Because it tells us so much about ourselves. Read More


Cornography: Colbert Debuts Second Iowa Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

In an e-mail to supporters of Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC, the comedian announced he'll be airing a second television ad touting his fake candidate, "Rick Parry," starting tonight.Read More


Quacks on Bisexuals

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Some books piss me off at first glance. The only really interesting aspect is that they group our alphabet soups (LGBTQ/BDSM) together. I'm all about making common cause but hell if I accept this author's definitions.Read More


A 'Bewitched' Series Reboot is Coming to CBS

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 10, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

CBS and Sony are working on a script for the remake of the comedy series. They have tapped Marc Lawrence to be the scribe and executive producer of the show. Read More


Change.org Pressures Ernie and Bert to Marry

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | August 10, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

A new Change.org petition is pressuring Ernie and Bert to get married. Because apparently the only legitimate domestic relationship, even for puppets, is marriage. Read More

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10 Things Logo TV Can Do to Be a Better LGBT Network

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 10, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

I remember seeing LOGO's crew promoting the upcoming channel back in 2005. I was excited for our first network showcasing the LGBT community. But, six years later - let's just say, I'm not really pleased. Read More


Luke Evans: Is the Hollywood Closet Back?

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

Is the Hollywood Closet back? Is America truly not ready for a gay action hero?Read More


Lady Gaga Does Drag for New Single

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The cover art for the pop singer's new single, "You & I," features Gaga's male alter ego, "Jo Calderone."Read More


Harmony Santana Triumphs In Gun Hill Road

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Harmony Santana delivers a complex performance portraying the realities of early transition and familial gender politics with an insight rarely achieved in film.Read More


Elton John Cruises Neil Patrick Harris

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's bad enough I have to share my he-just-doesn't-know-it-husband with Burtka. But I'm putting my foot down on bringing Sir Elton into our treasured relationship.Read More


MTV's New 'Video with a Message' VMA Category

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 05, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The MTV Video Music Awards are honoring the "Best Video with a Message," in a new category. Five of the six nominees are anti-bullying messages, and three of the six feature specific LGBT-related messaging. Read More


J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Gets Oscar-Ready Release Date

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The new biopic about the most-likely-gay director of the FBI - written by Dustin Ian Black and directed by Clint Eastwood - will be released on November 9, just in time for Academy Awards buzz. Read More


12 Year Old Covers Lady Gaga Song

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

When I was in middle school I won first place in a couple of statewide singing competitions. As soon as I hit puberty my singing career went down in flames. Let's hope the same thing doesn't happen to this kid.Read More


Tori Spelling Is a Hoarder

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Have you seen Funny or Die's Hoarders spoof starring Tori Spelling? She collects gays.Read More


You Can Lead an Addict to Rehab, But...

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 03, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

In light of Amy Winehouse's death, we must reflect: Addiction takes the place of coping. That's why it's never enough to just stop. That's why I think most recovery programs are basically about addicts learning how to cope without drugs and alcohol.Read More


Inside GLAAD's 5th Annual Network Responsibility Index

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 03, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

GLAAD's annual report analyzing the amount of LGBT representation in TV programming was released today. It demonstrates great LGBT success for youth-oriented networks, but across-the-board struggles for trans representation. Read More


Three Gay Men and a Baby?

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 02, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Adam Sandler may be producing a remake of Three Men and a Baby that reimagines the lead characters as three gay men in a committed relationship. The three men would be played by Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade. Read More

Outdoor Bondage: Vintage Magazine Photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 01, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

It's almost surprising to see a guy with an average nice body. The muscle crazy is OK, but when it comes down to getting down, real bodies are still sexiest for me. Read More


'Leatherman of the Century' Tells His Tale

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Leather folk worldwide know Chuck Renslow as the owner of the legendary Gold Coast, Chicago's first leather bar; owner of the Chicago Eagle and Man's Country; founder of the annual International Mr. Leather contest; and a founder of the Leather Archives & Museum.Read More

Adam Lambert: Behind the Music

Filed by Bil Browning | August 01, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Adam Lambert has a "Behind the Music" special coming up on VH1. The American Idol contestant talks about coming out and being in the closet for the television show. Read More