Media: November 2009

Open call: GLBT Arts Festival in NYC

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

My friends at the Fresh Fruit Arts Festival in NYC just set a date for their 2010 event and have issued their annual call for participants. Yes, Fresh Fruit is a colorful and healthy snack. But it is also an...Read More

Anatomy of a furry convention

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 27, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's Friday. I'm sitting in the lobby of a swank, North Shore Chicago hotel, typing away on a netbook. The chatter is lively and happy. People are hugging, laughing, trading stories from the past year. A man in a fox...Read More

A Mother's Thanks

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 23, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

This week of thanks, gives us all pause. It is time to be grateful for so many wonderful things in our lives. Miriam Mercado, however, is thankful for support. Her son was horribly murdered simply because he was gay. Please...Read More

Window collapse came with staggering debt

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Matt Hennie, a product of the legacy media, both gay and otherwise, launched Project Q Atlanta to cover LGBT Atlanta in September 2008. Like a one-two punch only a heavyweight fighter can deliver, gay news consumers...Read More

JoeMyGod Honored at Instinct Magazine Leading Men of 2009 Bash in NYC

Filed by Father Tony | November 22, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Cheers and Congrats to fellow blogger, my good friend and friend of Bilerico Joe Jervis, selected by Instinct Magazine as one of their Leading Men of 2009. Here is the beloved curmudgeon bracketed by America's sweetheart LOGO's Mike Diamond and...Read More

From the Washington Blade's Ashes Comes DC Agenda

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 20, 2009 | 3:28 PM | comments

I was as shocked and saddened as anyone on Monday when it was revealed the Washington Blade (along with other Windows Media publications) had been shut down on Monday. But, the great news is Kevin Naff and the former Blade...Read More

Wedded to stupidity: anti gay marriage rhetoricians

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 19, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Newsclipper services send me scurrying all over the Internetiverse, up shadowy staircases, into brightly lit rooms, through mirrored passages and sometimes into rancid larders. Thus it was that I stumbled upon this column spinning the latest complaint from the anti-gay...Read More

AFA not happy with Gap "Christmas" commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

After leading a failing boycott of Gap clothing (and their subsidiaries like Old Navy) for not saying the word "Christmas" in their advertising, the American Family Association got their wish. Sort of. Since the ad doesn't just proclaim the Christian...Read More

Jorge and Will: Tragedy and Hope

Filed by Kate Kendell | November 18, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

This week two stories collided: The story of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado and the story of Will Phillips. On November 14 the decapitated, dismembered, and burned body of Jorge Steven Lopez was found by the side of the road in...Read More

Gay Men's Health Crisis: FASHION FORWARD with Tim Gunn and a host of hot runway models in swimwear

Filed by Father Tony | November 18, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I scored a front row seat on the runway (Thank you GMHC!) at the annual FASHION FORWARD event hosted by the Gay Men's Health Crisis. The silent auction lots were fabulous. The crowd was metastylish and gorgeous. In this video,...Read More

What really happened to the Washington Blade and Southern Voice?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Word has started to leak out surrounding the closure of Windows Media's LGBT publishing empire - including the Washington Blade and Atlanta's Southern Voice. While blame originally fell on the Small Business Administration for unexpectedly pulling the plug on LGBT...Read More

Another Quiet Day in the LGBT Community and Mainstream Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 17, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Robert Olivarez is Los Angeles area Latino gay grass roots activist. He loves his community and works to do his part to make sure that Latinos and the LGBTQ community work together and for each other...Read More

Out 100: Cathy Renna & Pam Spaulding

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Congratulations to contributors Cathy Renna and Pam Spaulding for making the Out 100 list of LGBT movers and shakers. Pam is featured with music blogger Arjan Timmermans while Cathy shares the page with Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld and editor...Read More

Not every homophobe beats up gay men after a long day of firing lesbians

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed a phenomenon the other day I've been meaning to post about here on Bilerico: droves of straight people in media trying with all their might to prove that folks who go out and vote against same-sex marriage...Read More

Toward a better understanding of age in the gay community

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Buried in a longer throw-away piece on how femmy TV gays are hurting the movement (no, the Bush years weren't just a nightmare - it's really 2009 and someone's still arguing that) is this paragraph on the old-young divide among...Read More

Washington Blade, Southern Voice closed in Window Media demise

Filed by Phil Reese | November 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

UPDATED AT THE END Disturbing news this morning. Window Media--the Publisher of the Washington Blade, the South Florida Blade, the Houston Voice, the Southern Voice, David Atlanta and 411 Magazine--has officially closed its top publications: The Southern Voice, David Atlanta...Read More

A "Str8" Cologne? Smells like homophobia to me...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 14, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

From our friends across the pond at Queeried Magazine, we get "Str8" Cologne, or what they are calling "The Most Homophobic Piece Of Advertising Ever": Get it? There's only one way and it's to be straight. Brilliant advertising, morons... I...Read More

The WWJD Hate Crime Inciters are Getting Some Support for their DC "Protest"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 12, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Updated: Fundie Scarborough says Anti-Gay Activists Are Just Like MLK (seriously) after the jump. I posted the rather unbelievable story last week that got a lot of you talking about Pastor Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission losing his...Read More

Broken Embraces is Almodóvary Good

Filed by Father Tony | November 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I recently attended a preview of Pedro Almodóvar's new film Broken Embraces. Like a dessert composed of crust, cream, compote and chocolate, this movie is an amour foulish confection of fatality, jealousy, treachery and guilt. If you like a movie...Read More

GLAAD's Jarrett Barrios On Washington, Maine and Our Sinful Catholic Bishops

Filed by Father Tony | November 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I caught up with GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios on Saturday night at a "red carpet gala" in Fort Lauderdale. Jarrett has been with GLAAD for only two months but hasn't exactly had much time to rest. I'll tell you what...Read More

Sunday Funnies: Maine, Mormons, Guy Fawkers, & Glenn Beck

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 08, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

It was a week of big losses and big victories for the LGBT movement. But one big winner? Biting satire calling out the ridiculousness of the anti-equality forces. First up is the Daily Show's take on the Maine Marriage Vote:...Read More

Chaz Bono & Media Representation of Trans People

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 06, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Antonia "Toni" D'orsay is an advocate and sociologist based out of Phoenix Arizona working for several organizations in an advisory capacity, where she works on issues of empowerment, education, and language within and without the LGBT community under...Read More

Why We Honor the Bloggers

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 05, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Sharon Stapel is the executive director of the NYC Anti Violence Project. The New York City Anti-Violence Project is honoring four LGBT Blogs - Bilerico, Joe.My.God, Pam's House Blend, and Towleroad - at our 13th Annual Courage Awards...Read More

Verdict expected today for 2nd defendant in Ryan Skipper's murder

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

UPDATE: After two hours of deliberations, a jury of 12 has found William Brown, Jr. guilty of first degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. We'll be updating this as trial info comes in: BROWN TRIAL ADVISORY: Equality Florida...Read More

"We may be different, but we're not better"

Filed by Annette Gross | November 02, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

When my son first came out, one of my initial thoughts was that our family was not a "typical, normal" American family. I, too, thought that a family consisted of parents, children, and grandchildren. Since my son was gay, I...Read More

Lessons for the marginalized

Filed by Amy Hunter | November 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kalamazoo will vote tomorrow. Should the city reinstate and keep on the books a transgender inclusive non-discrimination ordinance? Nearly all of these local initiatives ultimately stand or fall on two issues, "reverse discrimination", leveled at L,G,B and T and the...Read More

GLAAD's LGBT ad award winners

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 01, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

GLAAD has put out their Media Award winners in advertising. Here's the Orbitz commercial that took the top prize (notice the tiny HRC logo on that one guy's polo as well as the rainbow flag in the background): Category winners...Read More

Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'Conversion'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 01, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This clip...Read More