Media: October 2008

Web exclusive footage with NAACP Chair Julian Bond

Filed by IN THE LIFE | October 29, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch In this exclusive footage, NAACP Chair Julian Bond and Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart discuss the common ties of The Civil Rights and LGBT Civil Rights movements. Bond speaks of the divisive tactics used in...Read More

The economic collapse is a feature, not a bug, in American democracy

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'm writing this after just watching the blowhards on This Week discuss the Republican ticket and the economy, and Sam Donaldson actually showed some ability to hold a substantive policy position and started blustering in the general direction of George...Read More

Transition Regret - Some Thoughts

Filed by Donna Rose | October 27, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last week news became public that Christine Daniel's very public transition as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times had come to an end. She quietly returned to work as Michael Penner. The pressures and high visibility of her transition...Read More

A maverick and a mouse: A tale of two newspapers

Filed by Bil Browning | October 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two large newspapers printed their presidential endorsements this weekend. The Indianapolis Star and The Anchorage Daily News are both the newspapers of record for their respective states and have the largest circulation numbers. That, however, is where the similarities end....Read More

21 Florida Newspapers- Vote NO on Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 26, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Twenty-one newspapers from around the state have come hard against Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment. These papers all realize the danger of the amendment's vague language and far-reaching impacts. Many also cite the needless enshrining of discrimination...Read More

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Theatre review: "Ballerina Who Loves B-Boy"

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 25, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Uptight, classically-trained ballerina falls for a street dancin', wise-crackin', B-Boy. The ballerina dips down into the culture of break-dance and hip hop; gets her boy and some rad new moves in the process. Love conquers all! Even dance forms! While...Read More

Palin's $150,000 wardrobe vs. Edwards's $400 haircut

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 24, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

The Jed Report put together this mash-up of Fox News's response to both fashion faux-pas: iPhone users: Click to watch No matter how much the right-wing wrapped the haircut in the language of populism (it shows he doesn't understand Joe...Read More

Google: Profit before people

Filed by Bil Browning | October 23, 2008 | 11:00 PM | comments

Several readers wrote in when ads started showing up for our California readers. The pro-Prop 8 graphic was arriving via Google ads. Since none of the Editorial Team is in California, we had no idea they were popping up....Read More

The Play About Henry

Filed by Eric Leven | October 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

On the morning of February 25, 2000 a young man named Henry Stuart Matis drove to the Mormon Ward House in Los Altos, CA, placed a gun to his head and ended his life. This is his story. iPhone users:...Read More

Marriage Amendment Copycat Ads: The idea well is running dry...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 21, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Kudos to Mark Kerr of the Tucson Observer! In a blog post in the Observer, Mark points to the nearly identical commercials being run by the backers of Florida's Amendment 2 and Arizona's Proposition 102. The same scenes, scripts and...Read More

Suze Orman Says No To Florida's Amendment 2

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Financial expert (and out lesbian) Suze Orman, named by Time magazine earlier this year as one of The World's 100 Most Influential People, is urging Florida voters to vote no on Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment: My life's...Read More

Interview Sessions: Alfredo

Filed by Eric Leven | October 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I met Alfredo at The Hanger one Sunday afternoon while sipping on a Bloody Mary. Alfredo is a 51 year old Black Cuban living with HIV. This is what he has to say: iPhone users: Click to watch...Read More

Sluts Still Get to Say No

Filed by Gina de Vries | October 14, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I got another one of those gross MySpace messages this morning. You know, the "hey baby, nice tits, I want u 2 suck my dick" kind? I get sexually harassed on the internet -- and on the street -- a...Read More

Time to Call the FBI: Stoking the Fires of Hate

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 13, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

We've talked a lot here on Bilerico about the disgusting negative attacks coming from the McCain campaign and the right. Our community knows better than most how using inflammatory rhetoric that plays into bias and hate can cause very real...Read More

Never using religion, nor biology, to argue against same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

If there was proof that people who actually follow LGBT issues should be writing about them for even traditional media sources, this article could be it. An article about two activists who are working against same-sex marriage in Connecticut yesterday...Read More

A Conversation With... Jonathan Capehart and Julian Bond

Filed by IN THE LIFE | October 13, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP, is a giant in the movement for black civil rights who has been on the front line for equal rights in America for four decades. He is also an...Read More

Why I won't Come Out on National Coming Out Day

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 11, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Public discussions around sexuality evoke simplistic narratives about gays versus conservatives. We automatically assume that anything gay is part of a leftist or progressive agenda. In this context, National Coming Out Day takes on the aura of a sacred rite...Read More


Filed by Gina de Vries | October 11, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

There is no bigger pleasure than hearing Leah, Zuleikha, and myself screaming chants on FemmeCast. Check out Episode 5 to hear some of my best & brilliant friends shark-sharking it up. (I also make a tiny little cameo as an...Read More

Fox News Meltdown

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It seems the arm of the McCain Campaign known as Fox News is in full "oh crap" mode. The Daily Show says it best: Now that's some fair and balanced reporting....Read More

AFA says McDonald's caved

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

The American Family Association's saying that McDonald's caved to their demands after another one of their lame boycotts. They started the boycott back in July because McDonald's gave $20K to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, had a...Read More

Two videos to fight "That's so gay"

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 08, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Via Queerty, here are two videos, put together by GLSEN, to educate about the phrase "That's so gay." iPhone users: Click to watch The PSA's also come with a website to create responses to the gay phrase. Hillary Duff PSA...Read More

LGBT Hate Crimes Timeline

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 07, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder. I didn't get chance to blog about it (or much else) yesterday. Ten years ago yesterday, I was in a hotel in Albuquerque, NM -- helping to facilitate an HIV/AIDS prevention...Read More

The Wrap (with Two Gay Guys): Full Frontal Nudity Edition!

Filed by Brent Hartinger | October 07, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

This week, Michael saw Equus, so we discuss--what else? Full-frontal male nudity!...Read More

Homophobia: The other conservative solution to the financial crisis

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last week I wrote about conservative efforts to deflect attention away from the real causes of the current financial meltdown, deregulation, corporate greed, and the failure of conservative ideology, and pin it instead on scary minorities. Now Fox News has...Read More

Russian Officials Attempt (But Fail) to Squelch the Nation's 1st LGBT Film Fest

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 06, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last Thursday, the St. Petersburg fire department shut down both venues for Side by Side, Russia's first LGBT film festival, which was due to open that evening with a screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Alexey Bulokhov, a Russian...Read More

Barney Frank on the air with a completely unhinged Bill O'Reilly

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 05, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

O'Reilly looks like he's about to have an aneurysm as he tries to pin the mortgage meltdown on Barney Frank. A snippet of the insanity: iPhone users: Click to watch O'REILLY: You said it's not the best right now, but...Read More

News from "The Bangkok Post"

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | October 04, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

What are people on the other side of the world reading? If this proves to be something of interest - and it should be - I will try to do it more often. I won't include every article, but as...Read More

The War on Intellectualism

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 03, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

It seems there is a new threat to our country- an insidious danger that is seeping into our homes and everyday lives that must be stopped at any cost. That threat is intellectualism. We have heard some of the buzzwords...Read More

'Gay does not mean paedophile' and other memos for the right-wing press

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 03, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Milly Shaw is a freelance writer and Editor of 'the web's tastiest lesbian magazine' When she's not writing about queer issues she's up to her elbows in feminism, which is why she's also a contributor...Read More

Mad Men's Bryan Bratt on Gay Roles

Filed by Eric Leven | October 02, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Bryan Bratt of AMC's Mad Men, which in my opinion, is quickly becoming the talks to CNN about the need for more positive gay role models in Hollywood cinema. CNN: What would you like to see Hollywood do? Batt:...Read More

Civil Rites & Civil Rights: Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Filed by IN THE LIFE | October 02, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch We're very pleased to open our 17th season with a new 30 minute format. This month's episode concludes with Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco presiding at the nuptials of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon,...Read More

Celebrities team up for new Get Out The Vote PSAs

Filed by Bil Browning | October 01, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Q: What do Amy Adams, Tatyana Ali,, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Bacon, Maria Bello, Halle Berry, Selma Blair, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Connolly, Courteney Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jaime Foxx, Jonah Hill, Djimon Hounsou, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Kiedis, Ashton Kutcher,...Read More

Fox Affiliate cancels Anchors' appearance at Orlando Pride

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Fox affiliate WOFL-TV in Orlando will not allow their news anchors Mike Dunston and Amy Kaufeldt to attend the Orlando Pride event "Come Out With Pride." The organizers of the October 12th event have been left trying to find new...Read More