Entertainment: March 2012


Modern-Day Algonquin: A Discussion with 5 Gay Authors

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | March 31, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

One of the unexpected pleasures of my new journey as an author has been in meeting other writers, many of whom have formed a virtual Algonquin round table on twitter. Recently, a few of us connected, following the Rainbow Book Fair in New York, to discuss our craft and the state of gay literature today. Read More


Queer Moms Rock: The 'Tiny Fists' Tour Hits the Road

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | March 31, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Wednesday was the birthday of punk rock Riot Grrl cellist and new mom Madigan Shive, about to hit the road with fierce trans radical folkie Evan Greer, bringing their babies along on the "Tiny Fists" Tour!Read More


Caption This: Darth Ratzinger

Filed by James Holmes | March 29, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

In an effort to bring Catholicism to a younger generation, the Vatican has teamed with Lucasfilms to soften the Pope's image. Most agree the Pope in Palpatine Drag is much less terrifying than the Papal white - and very slimming. Read More


Positive Thinking as a Cure for AIDS?

Filed by Toshio Meronek | March 29, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

At events she dubbed "Hayrides," Louise Hay raked in thousands of dollars from AIDS-afflicted audiences who paid her to help them heal using her meditation and positive-thinking techniques. Days, weeks, and months later many of these followers were dead.Read More


Ask Landmark Theatres to Show 'Question One'

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 29, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

There's a serious proposal before Landmark Theatres to show the documentary "Question One" in its cinemas nationwide. We'd like your help in letting Landmark know that there's genuine interest in seeing this film. Read More


HIV Positive Sports Star Magic Johnson Buys the LA Dodgers

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, March 27, Magic Johnson - now a magic businessman, HIV educator and philanthropist - made another announcement: he and a group of investors bought the LA Dodgers baseball team for $2.1 billion. Read More


Drag Race's Willam Responds to Disqualification Rumors

Filed by James Holmes | March 28, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Speculation has run rampant about what sent Willam home - and no one seems to be enjoying it more that the controversial queen herself. In this new video from Logo, she addresses some of the theories floating around online.Read More


RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Season 4, Episode 9

Filed by James Holmes | March 27, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

We have reached the top five, and tonight the ladies are getting political. Read More

Aretha Turns 70: Announces New Album

Filed by James Holmes | March 26, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

The Queen of Soul turned 70 on Sunday. At her birthday celebration on Saturday at New York's Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, she announced that next month she plans to start work on a new project with former music mentor, Clive Davis. Read More


Ziggy Turns 40: My Soundtrack For Friday

Filed by James Holmes | March 23, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

I was very excited today to read that David Bowie's 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars' will be rereleased this June on both digital and vinyl in celebration of it's 40th Anniversary. Read More


Ketchup & Mustard Star in Film for Kids of LGBT Parents

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 23, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

If filmmaker Andrea James has her way, there will soon be a new film for young children with lesbian or gay parents.Read More


Like a Prayer, Like a Virgin, Like an Activist: In Defense of MDNA

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | March 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's something else you can add to that list of things you can't bring up in polite conversation without fear of flare up. About music, a star, loyalty, age, originality, gay rights, and talent - the argument is about Madonna. Read More


RuPaul's Willam Chows Down at Chick-Fil-A

Filed by James Holmes | March 22, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

If you are a fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, last weeks disqualified queen, Willam Belli has released an ode to the less than gay friendly restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A. Read More


Life's Many Moments: How Our World Shapes Our Art

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | March 21, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Author Gregory G. Allen and I, up until now, had yet to meet. Still, we'd found ourselves bumping into each other virtually on any number of occasions.Read More


RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Season 4, Episode 8

Filed by James Holmes | March 20, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'm going to treat this as I do the live blogging since this is my first time watching the episode. Timestamps are how many minutes into the show we are in case you feel like skipping around. Read More


Charlize Theron Funny and Moving at HRC Gala in LA [Video]

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 20, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Actress Charlize Theron was honored with the Ally for Equality Award at the HRC gala on Saturday night. She was funny - joking about Michael Fassbender's penis - and moving in talking about LGBT kids.Read More


What to Consider Before Tying the Knot: An LGBT Primer

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | March 19, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

As the tide of marriage equality begins to turn, with same gender nuptials becoming a reality for increasing numbers of couples, along comes a perfectly-timed guide to provide insight into what elements to consider before taking such a step.Read More


Jim Flint: From Peoria to the Stars

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | March 17, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Jim Flint: The Boy from Peoria (Prairie Avenue Productions) is the second biography of a Chicago LGBT community icon by Windy City authors Tracy Baim and Owen Keehnen. Flint is best known as the founder of the Continental Pageant System.Read More


Luann: Having a Single Mother Makes You Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I remember this sort of pseudo-Freudianism that was more prominent in the media back when I was growing up; it is an attempt to shame parents with gay children and to make gay people believe that their sexual orientation comes entirely from a mistake made by someone else. This is part of an erstwhile successful agenda to make homosexuality a disease to be cured instead of a status of equal value to heterosexuality.Read More


Margaret Cho: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | March 16, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today we're thrilled to share Margaret Cho's astute VIP Q Movie Pick selection. Read More


3 Queer Cinema Monographs [Contest]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 15, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

We have an interesting contest this week that forced me to learn a new vocabulary word. You can win a set of three monographs from the Queer Film Classics series.Read More


Coming Out Trans: What Would You Do?

Filed by Nadine Smith | March 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Friends of mine who are also members of Equality Florida were up North late last year visiting family when they stopped for a meal at a roadside diner. Behind their booth they could hear a woman berating her child for identifying as transgender.Read More


RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Season 4, Episode 7

Filed by James Holmes | March 13, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm going to treat this as I do the live blogging since this is my first time watching the episode. Timestamps are how many minutes into the show we are in case you feel like skipping around. Read More


Alison Bechdel: A Dyke to Watch Out For

Filed by Jenni Olson | March 13, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

What is the LGBT movie to watch out for according to Alison?Read More


The GuiTARDIS Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 13, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Nothing says nerd like a guitar shaped like the Tardis. I love it.Read More


RonPaul's Drag Race

Filed by James Holmes | March 12, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Since I will be working tonight, my recap of RuPaul's Drag Race will be delayed until tomorrow. In the meantime, I think this might give you a good laugh. Read More


White Collar's Revolutionary & Ordinary Engagement

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Last night I witnessed a profound statement on LGBT equality while watching the most recent episode of USANetwork's popular show White Collar on Hulu.Read More


Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey

Filed by James Holmes | March 08, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

In spite of my disinterest towards Downton Abbey, I find this new video from College Humour as a worthy alternative for those of us who like life a little more light hearted. Read More


Okay, I Think We're Done Here

Filed by Bil Browning | March 07, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

What better way to hang it up for the day than a fart joke? As the woman at the end of this video says, "Okay, I think we're done here."Read More


Takei Chats With Tennessee Lawmakers

Filed by James Holmes | March 07, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

In this new video George Takei takes on a trio of Tennessee lawmakers making the best use of a Wizard of Oz metaphor applied to straight men I have ever seen. Read More


RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Season 4, Episode 6

Filed by James Holmes | March 06, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Since my night job has claimed my Mondays for the rest of the month, I am back to recaps. I'm going to treat this as I do the live blogging since this is my first time watching the episode. Enjoy. Read More


The Laundromat Never Looked So Good

Filed by Bil Browning | March 06, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Underwear guru Andrew Christian is back with another sexy video meant to sell the front flattering briefs.Read More


Impressions of Dustin Lance Black's Play '8? & Why It's So Important

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 06, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

In some ways the play "8" may actually give us a better understanding of just how important the Prop 8 case is.Read More

RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Coming Tomorrow

Filed by James Holmes | March 05, 2012 | 8:00 PM | comments

Heya Folks. While the live blogging experiment was fun, my night job will be taking over my Monday nights for the next month, so I am going back to recaps. Read More


Kristin Chenoweth: Marriage to Avoid Hell

Filed by James Holmes | March 05, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

The new ABC comedy GCB (Good Christian Belles), seems right up my alley, but responses to the criticism regarding a character knowingly married to a gay man just rubs me wrong. Read More


The Pinterest Perspective on LGBT

Filed by Adam Polaski | March 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's a lazy Sunday, so I figured it'd be appropriate to write a post about the newest online labyrinth to explode on the Internet: Pinterest, the online scrapbook slash bulletin board slash virtual shoebox that's full of fun ways to procrastinate. Read More


Watch: '8' LA Premiere with All Star Cast

Filed by Bil Browning | March 04, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

In case you missed last night's all star performance of Dustin Lance Black's new play, 8, you can still catch it today. We had a small group over to Rancho Bilerico for a watch party. We loved it. You will too. Read More


In (Partial) Defense of Glee

Filed by Adam Polaski | March 04, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

In spite of all of the scenes that make me roll my eyes, I can't help but appreciate what Glee is doing on television right now: blazing a trail for shows that prominently showcase a range of gay and lesbian characters and issues. Read More


Oh Lucky Day: Right in the Kisser

Filed by Bil Browning | March 03, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Oh, what a lucky day this is. I stumbled across two treasures this morning.Read More


Justin Bieber Turns 18

Filed by James Holmes | March 01, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

That's right folks. Everyone's favorite twink has come of age. Happy Birthday Bieber!Read More