Media: August 2009

The Peter's flaccid fed lawsuit against Holiday Inn charges 'religious discrimination'

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 31, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Back in 2007, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality was planning to hold one of its pitiful fundraising banquets at the Holiday Inn Select in LaBarbera's town of Naperville. He told staff there that there that he expected the homophobia-laden event...Read More

Don't Take Your Lesbian Moms to Hooters

Filed by Dana Rudolph | August 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Canadian musical comedy My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, which became the hit of the 2009 Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival in July, will be expanded for a run beginning Nov. 7 at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto, reports...Read More

Washington Post shills for the far right, unsurprisingly

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

If you haven't read the Washington Post profile that fawns over NOM executive director Brian Brown, please protect your keyboard from vomit if you click over the link to go read it. I don't really get what the news value...Read More

What's so mutually exclusive about being radical and being rational?

Filed by Phil Reese | August 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am the biggest queen you never met. I love Madonna and dancing and fashion and cooking and all of the shallow, stereotypical things that the nonpolitical superficial sissies are interested in. I long for the day that I won't...Read More

Why LGBT groups need to get with the social media revolution

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 28, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I've had conversations with more than a few LGBT activists who don't understand how the social media revolution is changing the way we communicate and share ideas and information. And, the implications that these rapid changes will have on the...Read More

Wow. So, yeah. There. What he said.

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm still not sure whether or this guy is anti-gay or not, but I doubt he knows either. While Kevin Leininger's News-Sentinel column "Lutheran gay debate shows 'change' isn't always worth believing in" definitely sounds anti-gay, I'm not sure he...Read More

What do teabaggers, birthers and march gossip have in common?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Have I got some gossip for you! Truly stunning. I got it from a friend who read it on a blog who says they got an e-mail tip from someone they'd never heard of, so we know it's legit. If...Read More

The Week of Bi-Bi's: Biracial & Bisexual Identity in New Movies and TV

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 27, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Amy Andre, MA, MBA, is a writer, lecturer, and the co-author of Bisexual Health, a book published by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. A biracial, bisexual, African American Jew, she lives in San Francisco...Read More

Moni's Ah Kua Show Commentary

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 26, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I was surprised when I received an e-mail from Leona Lo, my sis in Singapore, a few months ago with a request. She asked me to compose a comment for the program of her Ah Kua Show she was putting...Read More

Vote for me, my penis is bigger!

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I know that there are plenty of people in America who feel so inferior and resentful that the only way they know to relate to others is in idiotic displays of machismo, but I kind of thought that people who...Read More

Michelangelo Signorile endorses the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Michelangelo Signorile has endorsed the National Equality March in a column printed in the Advocate. Signorile joins a growing list of recent endorsements including Julian Bond, Cindy Sheehan, Dan Choi, Bilerico contributor and national columnist Diane Silver, and Illinois Congressman...Read More

Did you know we live in a "post-AIDS" world?

Filed by Dustin Kight | August 25, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Apparently the Beverly Hills: 90210 revival is going well. What else can explain its sister revival of Melrose Place? The CW is bringing Melrose Place, 90210's sleezy, later-night sibling, back to television on Tuesday, September 8th. Gay fans of the...Read More

Fag Hags and PFLAG Moms

Filed by Annette Gross | August 23, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Friday afternoon I was listening to NPR's show "Tell Me More", hosted by Michel Martin. She was interviewing Thomas Rogers, who had written a column called "Ladies, I'm Not Your Boyfriend" in the online magazine In it, Rogers discusses...Read More

Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'Lady Kisses'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 23, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

He's back! Brian Safi, the brilliant and irreverent satirist from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania on Current TV , is back exploring LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media....Read More

Saturday Morning Cartoons: An Interview with aGLIFF's Jake Gonzales

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 22, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

One Saturday morning, my son was sitting in the living room, watching an animated video about numerals. "Mom!" In keeping with his TV-watching custom, he was shouting, even though I was only a few feet away. "Mom, Mom!" he persisted,...Read More

5 must read DC blogs

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 22, 2009 | 2:09 PM | comments

The New Gay Famous DC Anti-Real World Blog...Read More

Metro Weekly profiles The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld

Filed by Michael Crawford | August 22, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Sean Bugg, a Bilerico-DC contributor, has an wonderful interview with the amazing Kerry Eleveld in Metro Weekly. Kerry is the Washington correspondent for The Advocate. Her weekly column View to Washington is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to know what's...Read More

Tobias Wolff (and Lou Dobbs!) slay NOM's Gallagher on DOMA

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 21, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tobias Wolff, law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, does a great job of taking on the irrelevant bile coming out of the piehole of the National Organization of Marriage's Maggie Gallagher during a debate on CNN. What's amusing is...Read More

AFA steals from Bilerico Project

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Why does the American Family Institute (AFA) and their local affiliates feel that they are above both the rule of law and the the rules set forth in the Bible they claim to follow so closely? In June of 2007,...Read More

No Wonder Letterman is Beating Conan in the Ratings

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 19, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Self-promoting king, Donald Trump, appeared on Letterman last night to talk about the Miss Universe contest. Not surprisingly, Carrie Prejean came up, with Trump touting her "great beauty" as reason for caring about her opinions... Gotta love some late night...Read More

Vogue Evolution Takes ABDC By Storm

Filed by Jason Tseng | August 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

America's Best Dance Crew, which is broadcast Sunday nights at 9pm on MTV, is in its fourth season. Many of these dance shows that are popping up all over the tube (Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can...Read More

Conan O'Brien was always a less-talented Letterman

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

GLAAD responded to a joke performed by Conan O'Brien on the Tonight Show in which O'Brien poses for "tabloid" pictures he could sell and make a whole lot of money off. What do you think about this one? Another one...Read More

Regurgitated homophobia at "God Has a Better Way"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Political duty led me to read the speech delivered a couple of weeks ago at an anti-gay rally -- pardon me, a "God has a better way" rally -- in North Carolina. The speech was crafted to reflect how Christians...Read More

Game Changers in New Media

Filed by Jerame Davis | August 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Huffington Post announced on Thursday they are accepting nominations for their list of the top 100 people changing the world through new media. We want your suggestions about the innovators, visionaries, and leaders who are harnessing the power of...Read More

Totally Gay for GenCon!

Filed by Zac Hart | August 16, 2009 | 8:01 PM | comments

After living my entire life in and around the Indianapolis area (minus my short stints in San Fran and Tokyo), I finally decided to take the plunge into the "Geekdom" known as GenCon 09. For those of you who...Read More

Diaper Fetish Caper

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 16, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

In the category of "why desperately frustrated fetishists need to work on their issues before they do something craaaazy," this strange story about another Craigslist ad debacle. Woman Falls Victim to Man's Baby Fetish, Via Craigslist According to a report...Read More

Sunday Funnies: 'That's Gay' Commercials

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

My favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel, InfoMania on Current TV, has started taking on media misrepresentation of the LGBT community in a rather hilarious and irreverent way in a segment called "That's Gay.". This segment is focused...Read More

On Being American, Or, "A Hybrid? Not Unless It Has Tail Fins"

Filed by Don Davis | August 14, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's great to see that people are starting to think about hybrid vehicles, but so far, they really haven't been for me. You know why? Because for the most part, they have The Prius? If you look at it...Read More

What Would Jesus Do?

Filed by David Badash | August 14, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

How is it possible that so-called "Christian" and "Family" organizations are planning to protest an event that was created to celebrate and affirm the right of all couples to share simple acts of affection - like a kiss? That's right....Read More

Miami TV news anchor says firing caused by 'increasingly high profile' of his sexual orientation

Filed by Pam Spaulding | August 12, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Note: Perez just gave an interview to The Advocate. The Miami Herald's Steve Rothaus reports on the discrimination lawsuit and subsequent firing of WPLG-ABC's Charles Perez, who alleges that the station demoted him to weekend anchor/reporter "because of their discomfort...Read More

Florida Governor Charlie Crist Asked to Issue Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Palm Beach Human Rights Council, a nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that is dedicated to dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, has asked Governor Charlie Crist to sign an executive order to...Read More

"Two Hot Transsexuals Finally Give You Some ANSWERS!"

Filed by Gina de Vries | August 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Red and Charles, two trans artists/activists/media makers/hotties (hey, they said it -- I'm just agreeing!) answer a series of the obnoxious but unfortunately usual questions that trans folks often get from clueless non-trans people. I love how smart, funny,...Read More

Rumble for the Gay Games

Filed by Brett Abrams | August 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

My home city of Washington, D.C. held a rally last night to spur interest in hosting the Gay Games of 2014! The competition with Cleveland and Boston has already motivated several newspapers and magazines in DC to cover the prospect...Read More

Gayneration Gap: Where have all of the gay big brothers gone?

Filed by Phil Reese | August 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is the 10th anniversary of my first gay summer. I had come out the year prior, during the early winter of 1997/1998 (take that, Ellen!), but hadn't made any gay friends. The spring of 1999, I began hanging out...Read More

Barack Obama, Cover Boy

Filed by Dana Rudolph | August 10, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The Advocate's current issue features a cover image of President Obama with the words: "Nope? He was our greatest hope, but he has yet to deliver." At GRITtv with Laura Flanders, journalists Michael Musto and Esther Armah talk about the...Read More

John Duran's Moving Summation of a Generation

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 09, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

At first glance, someone 49 years old seems too young to be receiving a "Lifetime Achievement Award." But openly gay and HIV positive West Hollywood City Councilmember John J. Duran has been fighting for civil rights since he was 18....Read More

Unplugged: calls it quits

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Thursday evening Editor-At-Large Duane Wells sent an e-mail to their writers to let them know the site "will be going on hiatus effective immediately." Visitors are now greeted with an error message and all the content has been removed....Read More

World on the Square 2009

Filed by Donna Pandori | August 07, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

The annual World on the Square 2009 festival is scheduled to take place in Corydon, Indiana on Saturday August 8th between 4:00 - 8:00 pm. For those you who have never heard of World on the Square, it is free...Read More

I know I wore an HRC polo the last time I golfed

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 06, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

They made a gay male Sarah Haskins, and that makes me happy....Read More

PR 101: Dustin Lance Black lawsuit over leaked sex pics

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is suing Starzlife, the website that published pictures of the writer having sex with an ex-boyfriend, for three million dollars damages. Black is also suing the person who leaked the naughty photos. Black, who also...Read More

If you kiss a guy you deserve to get punched, right?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Found this featured on YouTube - almost 2 million views as I write this. One fighter kisses another boxer and gets knocked out before the fight starts. I know! Isn't it hilarious when some brute feels his sexuality has been...Read More

The Great Nationwide Kiss-In!

Filed by David Badash | August 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

San Antonio. El Paso. Salt Lake City. Three cities. Three same-sex couples. All harassed and detained or arrested - for kissing. You've heard the stories. You've read the news. The lesbian couple arrested last December. The two men who kissed...Read More

Gay Self Hate

Filed by Michael Buckley | August 03, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Note from Bil: I bumped this post from Buck's usual spot in the middle column because it deserves more attention than his usual entertainment show. It's not often that comedian Buck gets serious, but his reply to a viewer's apology...Read More

Transgender Comics: Interview with Erin Lindsey

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I know I covered Venus Envy on this column before, but I wanted to let everyone know that the comic is about to start updating again. It just so happens that I recently interviewed the comic's creator, Erin Lindsey, about...Read More