Media: June 2008

Pro-life is anti-woman

Filed by Ricci Levy | June 29, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

I suspect that I've heard every single Carlin routine at one time or another in my life. Since his death, there's been a revisiting of many of his performances. I listen to them now, from the perspective of my work...Read More

What Michelle Obama Really Said

Filed by Steve Ralls | June 27, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

As I posted over at HuffingtonPost earlier, the media has significantly mischaracterized what Michelle Obama said about LGBT rights, and in particular recognition of same-sex relationships, during her address on Thursday evening to the DNC's Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council....Read More

What the Main Stream Media Missed at Bruce Cohen's Wedding

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am always fascinated by how my mainstream journalism colleagues and I can cover the exact same story and even select the same quotes and yet wind up reporting the story with significant shades of difference. Here's an example: On...Read More

They're melting! Oh, they're melting!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 26, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Barack Obama spoke about the separation of church and state two years ago: iPhone users: Click to watch James Dobson's upset because an on whole pretty-pro-Christian speech said that you can't just point to a page in the Bible, interpret...Read More

Otter Fashion

Filed by Eric Leven | June 26, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Oh yeah- It's a movement. Just when you thought you had all the names and subcultures of the bear community down pat some dude in LA comes up with a fashion line and we have to tag one more to...Read More

This will send the right wing over the edge

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's nothing as American as Budweiser. We know from the commercials that it's made in "St. Louis, Missouri;" the red, white and blue labeled brew is the most popular beer in the nation. Our extremely patriotic President, however, has let...Read More

I heard that Barack Obama fellow is something of a... faggot

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

A few weeks ago I decided to make a complete list of examples of the "Obama is a fag" media narrative. The idea that Obama is feminine, and therefore bad (these people aren't shy with making that connection), is one...Read More

Well, of course we can't let the riff-raff get married, it would ruin it for the rest of us!

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I mean, that's pretty much all I'm hearing from this (via Feministe): Be aware. Images from gay weddings, said Lorri L. Jean, chief executive of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, could be used by opponents in a campaign...Read More

Language is Powerful

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 24, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

I heard a great interview the other week (look for "gay marriage redux") by Julie Goodridge, one of the lead plaintiffs of the historic MA ruling. Great interview, please listen. But I have one thing to say to everyone. Language...Read More

New Jersey 4: Two Convictions Overturned! Struggle Continues

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 24, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

(Via text from brownstargirl Sat night; text received while I was literally surrounded by amazing radical media makers who immediately wanted to know more but also to wait and be sure it was cool to post before running to blogs...Read More

It's Our Flag, Too. Use It!

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 23, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

One of the things I have consistently griped about is the lack of American flags at GLBT community events. It would have been more appropriate to post this on Flag Day (June 14), but I was still gathering my thoughts...Read More

The NY Times calls out Maureen Dowd's sexism

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 23, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

This is pretty interesting. The public editor of the NY Times wrote up a column responding to accusations of sexism regarding coverage of Hillary Clinton at the Times. No, they weren't the worst, but they could still improve. He goes...Read More

Get a damn haircut

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 23, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Here's an item that rolls gender anxiety and cultural superiority all into one. Needville Elementary School in Texas is saying that Adrian Arocha, a 5-year-old Native boy, can't attend school this fall because his hair is too long. The school...Read More

Support the (queer) artist

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Here's some great footage of FTM musician Clyde Petersen of Your Heart Breatks playing "Torrey Pines" with Kimya Dawson: iPhone users: Click to watch I post frequently about LGBTQ musicians, mostly because if we want to have a culture, if...Read More

Lindsay Lohan- Gay Hero?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 22, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I tried to not write about this. I really did. But it's gotten to a point where I couldn't overlook it., the media gossip website, has christened Lindsay Lohan a gay hero. What has she done to deserve this...Read More

Allied Media Conference: First Day

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 21, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Just have a few minutes, but quickly: The AMC is rad. So many inspiring, inspired people crossing paths and linking up. Last night's keynote was everything a keynote of a social-justice-minded event should be: multivoiced, multimedia, multi-issue--a truly collaborative presentation...Read More

The Bloggerist, #2: If you offer a free widget, I will take said free widget

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The RNC wants you to use their town hall meeting count-down widget: I can't argue with that. I mean, a widget told me, so it's gotta be important. What Hunter said about the RNC's count-down clocks: Of course, all the...Read More

On the Way to the Allied Media Conference

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | June 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Hey, readers! I'm on my way to Detroit (my dad's hometown) for the Allied Media Conference, which brings together a whole bunch of wonderful people who make media for a more just and creative world. I'll be live-blogging from the...Read More

Freedom: The Agitator and the Solution

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | June 19, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

June is about brides and grooms. June is about pride and parades. June is about freedom and emancipation. Freedom: The need and the desire to have it has been the basis for much if not all of the world's social...Read More

Friends I Know: Social networking for equality

Filed by Simon Aronoff | June 19, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Online social networking sites are nothing new for most people these days. Between sites like MySpace and Facebook, it is hard to keep up with all that goes on, not to mention escape all that you really don't want to...Read More

Duanna Johnson update

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I posted yesterday about Duanna Johnson, a black transwoman who was severely beaten by police in a police station while everyone, even a nurse, ignored her. I don't think I was clear there that the event happened on February 12th,...Read More

Just saw a great gay play...

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last weekend, I went down to the Festival Autrement Gay here in St. Etienne, France, to go see a play written, directed, and starred in by Alberto Lombardo (my boyfriend), Quand mon coeur bat je veux que tu l'entend (When...Read More

Two Gay Guys: Sex and the City...and Gay Marriage

Filed by Brent Hartinger | June 17, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Michael and I take on the California same-sex marriage ruling...while parodying Sex and the City at the same time! Online Videos by More

"God Killed Him For Loving Fags"

Filed by Storm Bear | June 17, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

He later collapsed at my feet. The Christian protesters cursed him. More after the flip....Read More

It's Black Music Month!

Filed by Monica Roberts | June 16, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

For me, June is not just the month in which I celebrate my transgender sisters kicking off the modern GLBT rights movement nearly 40 years ago at New York's Stonewall Inn. It's Black Music Month as well! While June is...Read More

A Stonewall Riot Video Game?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm really not sure what to make of this, Projectors. Under the title "Celebrate Pride with 'Stonewall Brawl'," reports: Gay cartoonist Eric Orner (The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green) and Jay Laird of Metaversal Studios will be...Read More

Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Melissa Sklarz

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 12, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Tonight, we welcome New York transactivist Melissa Sklarz. We'll be talking with Melissa about GENDA and much more! Plus, news, commentary, and fun with Becky, Mike, and Rye!...Read More

Because they can't say the n-word...

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 12, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Fox News captioned a Michelle Obama photo like this: There isn't much to analyze about the wording itself. It's "nappy-headed hoes" all over again....Read More

HIVBigDeal.Org Goes Live

Filed by Eric Leven | June 12, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

After working for New York City's Public Health Department from 1986 to1999 and teaching a course in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS at Columbia University it became clear to Mary-Ann Chiasson that something more must be done. It was during this...Read More

Galpals? Really?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 11, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Knowing that Jen Biesty and Zoi Antonitsas are a long-term couple.... "Galpals"? Could they have thought of a more patronizing and desexualizing term?...Read More

Faux News Strikes Again

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 10, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Does anyone even think Fox News is really a news station anymore? In a segment discussing Barack and Michelle Obama's now famous fist-bump, Fox News anchor E.D. Hill decided to turn an innocent expression of love between a couple into...Read More

L.A. Pride Parade photos

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 09, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

The LA LGBT community - and lots of straight allies - turned out to celebrate Pride, marriage, family fun, and the sheer joy of celebrating freedom in the Southern California sun. See more photos and commentary in my other post,...Read More

L.A. LGBT Pride and Politics

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 09, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

"You have to understand, this is our Mardi Gras," John Duran explained to the Time Warner cable audience watching the half-naked gyrating boys during the live broadcast of the 38th Christopher Street West Pride parade Sunday. Yes, Pride has always...Read More

O'Reilly garners 'pink brick' award for LGBT-bashing

Filed by Pam Spaulding | June 06, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The president of San Francisco Pride, Mikayla Connell, appeared on The O'Reilly Factor to present the bombastic host with a "Pink Brick Award" to acknowledge his fomenting of anti-LGBT hysteria by airing inaccuracy-laced reports and outright lies on his program....Read More

A shift in the texture of the air

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 03, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I wish I could let go of sex, maybe desire would become something else like lying in the grass and holding the sky. I've been trying to regain a sense of liberation in my own sexuality, but I find...Read More

Black Pride Parties to a Different Beat

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 03, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

What started out in Washington, D.C., as the only Black Gay Pride event in the country in 1990 has grown to more than 35 gatherings nationwide. Starting in April and going through October of each year, more than 300,000 LGBTQ...Read More

Non-Shocker: DNC Limits Diversity, Continues Pandering To Rich White Gay Men As Per Usual

Filed by Rebecca Juro | June 01, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Just the other day, Bilerico Project Publisher Bil Browning reported that the Democratic National Committee Convention credentials committee has snubbed the Bilerico Project in favor of Towleroad, a blog mainly directed toward the interests of wealthy white gay men. Of...Read More