Media: April 2008


Filed by Alex Blaze | April 30, 2008 | 2:17 PM | comments

I'm a bit surprised by the reaction I've seen to NC Governor Mike Easley's comments saying that Hillary Clinton would make Rocky Balboa look like a pansy. A few people are debating the meaning of the word "pansy" in that...Read More

Newsweek Contributor Spins eHarmony bias

Filed by Sean Kosofsky | April 30, 2008 | 7:16 AM | comments

Newsweek's Religion and Society Editor/Contributor Lisa Miller has a piece in this week's issue explaining the PR problem that eHarmony is having. Most of the piece is just an overview for most of us, but then in one sentence Miller...Read More

GLAAD Media Awards in LA - Wow

Filed by Donna Rose | April 29, 2008 | 9:13 PM | comments

I have believed for a long time that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is one of the most important yet unsung cogs in the overall GLBT advocacy wheel. So much of our overall community effort, passion, money,...Read More

Gay PDA? Call 911.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 29, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

20/20 recently did a segment on public displays of affection (PDAs) between same-sex couples as part of their "What would you do" series. While many on the gay blogosphere tried to see the good in the reactions of passerby's in...Read More

The Dollar Purple

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2008 | 10:31 AM | comments

I was reading that lengthy article in the NY Times about young gay couples who are getting married, but at about page 6 I wanted to jump out the window so I could run around the street screaming, so I...Read More

Gay men and the male gaze

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2008 | 4:06 PM | comments

The NY Times is all about the creepy street voyeurism (h/t Feministing): The summer dress, in all shapes and styles, is preferred by many women, and by men who like watching them. (Photo caption) From a 'retro' and 'Mad Men'...Read More

You Can Drive a Prius AND Love Your Gay Son, Too

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 28, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

As Terrance Heath pointed out here at Bilerico recently, there was a perplexing and, some might say, offensive article on the Details Magazine blog about straight men's reaction to the idea of having a gay son. Even the most progressive...Read More

Hagee still blames gays for Katrina

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 26, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

It looks like McCain supporter John Hagee still blames us for Hurricane Katrina. Hagee has long said that Katrina was God's judgment for a "massive homosexual rally" that was planned for the Monday following the storm. McCain has refused to...Read More

Barney Won't Talk To Us

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 25, 2008 | 9:50 PM | comments

Never let it be said I didn't give it my best effort. During a surprise call-in during my March 6th show featuring Donna Rose, Joe Racalto, an aide in Congressman Barney Frank's office, suggested I contact him to set up...Read More

Don't insult my daddy

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 25, 2008 | 4:05 PM | comments

Here's something from an ex-gay North Carolina pastor: "Get up on your feet so I can knock you down again!" I stood horrified in the hall as my father yelled at my mother lying on the floor at his feet....Read More

In the Spotlight

Filed by Bil Browning | April 25, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

Six Bilerico-Indiana readers were able to attend Spotlight 2008 as our guest. All have reported in that they had a great time and they all thought this year's program was the best ever. The charity event had its largest crowd...Read More

New Book of Children's Drawings Celebrates LGBT Families

Filed by Dustin Kight | April 24, 2008 | 5:22 PM | comments

Today Family Equality Council is thrilled to congratulate Julian, age 8 of New Mexico, as the winner of our 2nd Annual Family Drawing Contest. Julian will receive a $250 savings bond. This year's ten finalists hailed from across the nation:...Read More

Identity doesn't equal politics

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 24, 2008 | 12:56 PM | comments

I was going to post about that Out magazine article about closeted Republican staffers in the village that got a few responses from a few gay blogs like Gay Patriot, Chris Crain, and Box Turtle Bulletin. I agree with them,...Read More

Jeremy Hooper writes for The Advocate

Filed by Mike Rogers | April 22, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jeremy Hooper, the blogger at GoodAsYou, has written a piece in The Advocate about how important it is to reach out to those you disagree with. Jeremy's logic is exactly why I call every outing prospect to give them the...Read More

What Can One Say?

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 21, 2008 | 8:27 PM | comments four little lines? It's time to sharpen your pencils (or clean off your keyboard), fellow Bilerico readers! VH1 is offering two tickets to see her Madge-sty in New York, on April 30, to the two people who can best...Read More

Gay-panic-esque defense in Larry King trial

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 21, 2008 | 9:32 AM | comments

William Quest, the public defender of the boy who shot Larry King in Oxnard last month, will be trying to move the case to juvenile court and pushing a variant of gay panic: Quest said he believes school administrators supported...Read More

Two Gay Guys: Late-Night Comedy Needs a Make-Over

Filed by Brent Hartinger | April 20, 2008 | 10:28 PM | comments

This week, Michael and I take on late-night comedians, from Jay Leno to Saturday Night Live, suggesting they need a "make-over." While we're at it, Michael and I get make-overs too!: Get Embed Code...Read More

Gay Men Seek Intimacy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 20, 2008 | 5:32 PM | comments

In Hollywood, they call it counter-programming. But in West Hollywood, it was an amusingly ironic accident that the Gay Men's Forum was held on the same weekend as the White Party in Palm Springs. Nonetheless, the all-day event on Saturday...Read More

John McCain Is Older Than...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 20, 2008 | 12:15 PM | comments

This just made me laugh. It's a great video of things younger than John McCain, created by 55 year old Steve Rosenthal when a friend tried to console him on his birthday by saying, "You're not old, John McCain is...Read More

Sometimes Even Soldiers Get the Blues

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | April 18, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

A new report from the Rand Corporation shows that 300,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental illness. The co-leader of the study by the Rand Corporation, Terri Tanielian, calls the situation "a major health crisis" that could have...Read More

Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Dana Beyer

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 17, 2008 | 4:42 PM | comments

Tonight, we'll talk with former candidate for Maryland State Delegate and HRC Board of Governors member Dr. Dana Beyer. One of of the very few transpeople still associated with HRC, and certainly the highest-ranking transperson in the organization, we'll talk...Read More

ACT UP: If You're in NYC this Friday

Filed by Eric Leven | April 17, 2008 | 3:55 PM | comments


Gaydar alert?

Filed by Mike Rogers | April 15, 2008 | 8:45 PM | comments

For me the gaydar hits right as that guy with the goatee starts speaking......Read More

And this is what I come home to?

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2008 | 6:41 PM | comments

I left St. Etienne Friday and spent the weekend in Lisbon with a wonderful man. It was great to get away (and Lisbon's awesome), and I'll probably head on out to visit my brother this week as well. But I've...Read More

Ridiculous transphobia in the Boston Globe

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2008 | 3:47 PM | comments

He's not a man, this Jerry. He's not even married like I am.--Milos from Seinfeld Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, in true gasbag form, has decided that he knows more about transgender experiences and Gender Identity Disorder than transgender people...Read More

Poor Words for the Poor

Filed by Sara Whitman | April 14, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I think someone stuck their foot in their mouth the other day. And it was covered in the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Washington Post, and many many more. Campaigning in Pennsylvania, he said voters, bitter over their...Read More

Guerrilla Queer Bar Answers 'Decline' of Queer Space Needs

Filed by Dustin Kight | April 13, 2008 | 4:56 PM | comments

Joan Didion once told us, "We tell ourselves stories in order to live." Had she been addressing post-World War II queers, she might instead have said, "You frequent gay bars in order to be queer." For decades gay bars and...Read More brings the gay in new campaign

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 13, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last year's "Rejected by eHarmony" ads by took a direct swipe at its competitor for their exclusion of many groups, including gays and lesbians. This year, the two-year-old dating website is continuing to promote itself as "a progressive, non-judgmental...Read More

Queerview Mirror- Leatherheads movie review

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 13, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Queerview Mirror is a review from two of our editorial team, Serena Freewomyn and Waymon Hudson. If you'd like something reviewed, feel free to pass it on. If they like you, they might look at it, otherwise- suck...Read More

Luis Barragán was that way

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 12, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Stephen Suess stymies attempts at a simple bio, having been at various points in his life an Architect, Film Student, Bartender, Web Worker, and VP of Technology. Stephen is currently a writer and blogger ( on a spiritual...Read More

Miss USA 2008

Filed by Monica Roberts | April 11, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Like most Texans I am a long time pageant fanatic. Whether it's a GLBT one or not, I'm either sitting in the audience enjoying the show or in front of the set watching it. Tonight I'll be flipping channels back...Read More

An Open Letter to Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2008 | 7:10 PM | comments

Dear Gary, Thank you for sending me the e-mail below. I wish I could say it's always good to hear from you. I've decided to post my reply to the blog since we've had problems before with your version of...Read More

Comments and responses to Absolut ads

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 10, 2008 | 3:40 PM | comments

Every now and then I post and the comments are so good I just want to put them up and continue the dialog. My entry yesterday how large corporations, specifically Absolut, try to get free advertising on weblogs by going...Read More

Fort Lauderdale rolls out the rainbow carpet for the U.K.

Filed by Waymon Hudson | April 10, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a pink campaign into the British market aimed at bringing in gay travelers. This PR launch comes in conjunction with Zoom Airlines beginning a new direct route from London to...Read More

Obama Talks GLBT Issues with The Advocate

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 10, 2008 | 10:20 AM | comments

Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama sat for a wide ranging interview with The Advocate in which he talks about repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, his commitment to GLBT civil rights, and speaking about gay issues to non-gay audiences. The interview...Read More

Earned media, Absolut ads

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 09, 2008 | 10:47 AM | comments

I get emails all the time now that we have a large audience here at Bilerico (thanks!) asking me to push people's products. A lot of times it's a company that started a new ad campaign that they think would...Read More

What Cha' Gonna Do For Me, Hillary?

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 08, 2008 | 1:40 PM | comments

I've said before that I'm not supporting either Clinton or Obama in the Democratic primaries, and I'm still not. (Though, as the contest wears on, one campaign is seriously trying my patience.) In part, that's the differences between them, for...Read More


What The Frack Is A 'Black Issue'?

Filed by Monica Roberts | April 07, 2008 | 7:50 PM | comments

I read Bil's commentary about a former Projector who unsubscribed from the e-mail feeds because of their perception that The Project was focused too much on 'Black Issues' Excuse me? What the frack do they mean "Black issues'? That's about...Read More

Clinton supporter gone wild

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 06, 2008 | 7:56 PM | comments

The image there is the cover of Philadelphia Gay News, with a big blank space where the interview with Barack Obama should be. It directs readers to editor Mark Segal's tirade against Obama on pages 11 and 21. I have...Read More

An open letter to Christian Siriano: Time to retire "hot tranny mess"

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 06, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay Area who also performs under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." She's counting down the days until the next season of 'Project Runway.' Dear Christian, I hope you're...Read More

Hate starts rolling in for Thomas Beatie

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2008 | 3:36 PM | comments

I posted yesterday video from Thomas Beatie's appearance on Oprah. Beatie is the Oregon transman who came out publicly about his pregnancy in The Advocate two weeks ago. I think Oprah was overall pretty sensitive to the issue at hand....Read More

I like butch Arizonans and I cannot lie...

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 04, 2008 | 1:48 PM | comments

A video to accompany McCain's biography tour (via Hullabaloo): iPhone users: Click to watch Did anyone else notice that McCain's just so tough; he's just so handsome. He's so... butch! And a specific type of butch. More after....Read More

When Jerre Met Sally

Filed by Steve Ralls | April 03, 2008 | 2:15 PM | comments

If Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern wants to talk about terror, Islam or cancer, she should look up Jerre Fine in the Oklahoma City phonebook. Fine, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was based at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and...Read More

Bay Area: Free Writing Workshop for Queer and Trans of Color Survivors of Violence

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | April 03, 2008 | 1:26 PM | comments

Just in from the marvelous Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: What Your Body Wants to Say: Writing As Rebellion and Healing For Queer and Trans of Color Survivors of Violence. Taught by Suzanne del Mazo and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Sunday, April 13-...Read More

Exhausting Race, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 03, 2008 | 12:59 PM | comments

We are all, as Sean Gonsalves wrote, morally exhausted from dealing with and talking about race. But, to borrow from an old spiritual, we have little choice but to "run on, see what the end will be," because the exhausting...Read More

Report-Back from the Women, Action, and the Media Conference (WAM!)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | April 03, 2008 | 1:59 AM | comments

I spent last weekend in Cambridge at the Women, Action, and the Media Conference (aka WAM!), a gathering of media makers, activists, and others. Lo-o-ng report-back after the jump....Read More

Jay Leno Apologizes for Dumb Gay Joke

Filed by Michael Crawford | April 02, 2008 | 8:58 AM | comments

Jay Leno has apologized for the stupid segment on The Tonight Show when Leno asked Ryan Phillippe to show him his "gayest look." Phillippe was on the show to promote his new movie Stop Loss when Leno started to grill...Read More

RuPaul Hospitalized After Being 'Drop Squaded'

Filed by Monica Roberts | April 01, 2008 | 12:36 PM | comments

RuPaul was admittted to a New York psychiatric hospital after being found on a Manhattan street corner repeatedly singing James Brown's "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), wearing an Afro wig, black leather with a black beret and...Read More

Bilerico Founder caught in Boys Gone Wild Scandal

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 01, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

BREAKING NEWS: A scandal is brewing at the Project as video surfaces of Bilerico Founder Bil Browning in compromising positions. The video features Bil during spring break performing various lude acts in various states of undress, all while the camera...Read More