Media: March 2010

Winning the Bob Craig Media Award

Filed by Bil Browning | March 31, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It was quite an honor to cap off my week of vacation in Los Angeles by winning the Stonewall Democratic Club's Bob Craig Media Award. The 35th Annual Stoney Awards drew quite the crowd from California Democrats Who's Who as...Read More

Fundamentals: Privilege

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 31, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

This is the second in the fundamentals series of articles I'm writing. In this one, I'm going to look at something that people have a very hard time with. It is something that everyone has to at least some degree...Read More

Ticked Off Powers-That-Be With Spurious Opinions About Art

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | March 30, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Interesting that the story about GLAAD's snit over Ticked Off Trannies with Knives is circulating the blogosphere at the same time as the story about the canceled student production of Terrence McNally's play, Corpus Christi, at Tarleton State University in...Read More

Fundamentals: Stigma

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Fundamentals, in this case, are critical things to know in our movement. The are what give us the ability to counter some of our opponents' arguments, and they enable us to understand a great deal more about the things we...Read More

What My Sister's Breast Implants Have to Do With Golf

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | March 29, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

One of the signature pieces in Jukebox Stories (my storytelling, song-singing, bingo-playing, theatrical extravaganza with musician Brandon Patton) is "What My Sister's Breast Implants Have to Do With Golf," an epic true tale that my family doesn't know I share...Read More

The Evils Of Political Correctness

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 29, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I took the last week more or less off for some personal reasons, but even when I take time off I pay attention to things going on. I also get involved in comments, as many are aware, and sometimes the...Read More

Top 10 Offensive PETA Ads

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 28, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm a vegetarian, and have been for a few years now. Which is probably why I find PETA's ads more offensive than most people do - I actually agree with most of their goals. The problem with their ads is...Read More

Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's Bryan Safi Gives Tips To Closeted Politicians

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 28, 2010 | 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 week's...Read More

My Queer South by Southwest Diary

Filed by Paige Schilt | March 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Reuters is reporting that 2010 was a record year for South by Southwest, the famed music and media conference that happens every March in my hometown of Austin, Texas. This year's festival certainly felt more intense to me--but then,...Read More

Queer Superheroes En Route to the Pacific Northwest

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | March 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

On the heels of meeting Bil and Jerame in person yesterday in LA, I'm about to meet up with a bunch of queer/feminist/otherwise rad artists and activists for some shows in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. We'll be offering live performances...Read More

Gay Teen in Georgia Kicked Out by Parents Over Bringing Boyfriend to Prom

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 25, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Derrick Martin, a gay teenager from Georiga who was inspired by the Constance McMillen cancelled Prom story in Mississippi, asked to bring another boy to prom. His request was approved by the School Superintendent. A happy ending for the Bleckly...Read More

Abnormals Anonymous

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 25, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I guess Step One is to admit that you're a knitter?...Read More

Navigating truth, respect, and language

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 24, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Ed Kennedy had an interesting post up at AfterElton earlier about different media establishment and how they covered the epithets throw around by the tea party protestors this weekend. When talking about what the tea partiers were saying, media rarely...Read More

Freedom of conscience for me, not for thee

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have no idea why anyone in the government takes advice from these people. Catholic Americans don't, and for good reason: Preble Street's Homeless Voices for Justice program has lost $17,400 this year and will lose $33,000 that it expected...Read More

Class confusion

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 23, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

Pam posted an interesting question on her site: I guess my question is are we all fighting the same fight from very different points of view that make it difficult to understand what a logical, sane strategy for success is...Read More

More Than Just A Crate & Barrel Wedding

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 23, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Same-sex partners are getting married in greater numbers than before in this country, but total acceptance seems a long way off. Surprisingly, Gregory Jones and Jonathan Howard are currently in second place in Crate & Barrel's Ultimate Wedding Contest. The...Read More

No one is a homophobe

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 23, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

It seems to me, and I have absolutely no hard evidence to back this up other than a general sense, that there's been an uptick over the last year of straight people trying to prove that other straight people, who...Read More

Erick Erickson: CNN's New Disgustingly Anti-Gay Talking Head

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Michael Jones is's Gay Rights editor, and the Communications Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. Prior to his life in media, Jones worked for the late Senator Paul Wellstone as a...Read More

Erick Erickson: CNN's New Disgustingly Anti-Gay Talking Head

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Michael Jones is's Gay Rights editor, and the Communications Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. Prior to his life in media, Jones worked for the late Senator Paul Wellstone as a...Read More

The Tea Baggers haven't changed, we have

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 21, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Updated with video after the jump. I come from a part of the US that's full of tea-bagger types - middle- to upper-income white Republicans who think America sucks now but was a great place when minorities knew their place,...Read More

Gay Boy pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Pulpaliciously delicious cover, replete with misplaced apostrophe and terrible art. Just. Can't. Get. Enough. Pulp....Read More

On Selling Paranoia, Or, Conservative Emails, Examined

Filed by Don Davis | March 20, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

It seems that many of those who are regular guests of this space are committed to a worldview based on some degree of reason and rationality. That's a handy thing if the "Covert Alarm Locator Apparatus" in your Isaac DanielĀ®...Read More

The New Narrative in DC Politics: Newsweek and the Art of the Protest

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 19, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Yesterday's blogswarm on ENDA generated dozens of blog posts and hundreds of calls to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and a piece in The Advocate, a national LGBT magazine with a circulation of 175,000. On the other hand, the nonviolent sit-in...Read More

Family Research Institute deemed obscene and insufficiently patriotic

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 18, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Hahahahahahahahaha...Read More

Interview with Ugly Betty's Michael Urie

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 18, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I got to catch up with Michael Urie at the GLAAD Media Awards when I was covering the red carpet. I had gotten to see his off-broadway play The Tempermentals, about pre-Stonewall gay activist group, The Mattachine Society, earlier this...Read More

Interview with GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 17, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

When I covered the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards, I got to speak to GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios who was appointed earlier this year. He has some big shoes to fill, but with a new look, a new logo, and a...Read More

Glenn Beck: Conservatism's Snake Oil Salesman

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The circus sideshow that was CPAC folded its tent and left Washington weeks ago. However, its apparent ringmaster and chief snake oil salesman still sweats, struts, and sobs across the “stage” of conservative media -- that medicine show never stops...Read More

Is speech online different than in real life?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The anonymity of the internet makes people say stupid things, but it seems like at least one court isn't willing to accept "It's just a joooooooke!" as an excuse. Just because someone's online doesn't make a death threat A state...Read More

Interview with Sigourney Weaver

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 16, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

When I covered the red carpet at the 2010 GLAAD Media Awards, I got to chat with Sigourney Weaver, whose career has spanned three decades of tremendous work and most recently was honored with a GLAAD award for her work...Read More

Which of the Busted Prostitutes Is A Man?: On NBC's "Dude Looks Like A Lady" Edition of Mug Shots

Filed by Yasmin Nair | March 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I came across this accidentally while following Alex Blaze's Twitter/Facebook status update about a man being tasered for the ghastly crime of hiding out in Macy's. Apparently, the police were so intimidated by him that they were compelled to use...Read More

Unisex shoes, 1908: Regal Purr!

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I love these. First, because I have a bit of a shoe and foot fetish, but mainly because, wow, they are sexy and comfy and really would be equally flattering to men and women. I've never been the type to...Read More

21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 14, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

I got the amazing opportunity to cover the 21st Annual GLAAD Awards in New York City. It was my first time at a glitzy awards ceremony or covering a red carpet (even though the carpet was technically more of a...Read More

Transgender Celebrity: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Filed by Keri Renault | March 13, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

This post began in response to a comment I received from an acquaintance in the Netherlands. Angela referenced a recent blog of mine about transsexual woman Susan Stanton, exploring her sudden rise to the national media's center stage in 2007....Read More

Banana Hammocks Now Made From Bananas

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 13, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The Australian underwear company hailed for making the "wonderbra" for men have unveiled a new line of underwear created from banana plant textiles. Ecouterre reports: A world's first, the made-in-Australia men's unmentionables comprise 27 percent banana fiber (made from the...Read More

U.S. Gay Men's Astonishing HIV/STD Rates

Filed by D Gregory Smith | March 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

At the National STD Prevention Conference on Wednesday, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released some astonishing data regarding rates of infection among MSM (Men who have Sex with Men). The data indicate that rates of HIV infection...Read More

Homo-Hating Janet Porter Prays to be the Queen of all Media

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 12, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Nothing that comes out of Janet Porter's (formerly Janet Folger) mouth surprises me at this point. Folger is the gay-hating, fire-and-brimstone-breathing head of Faith2Action who authored the fundamentalist tome "The Criminalization of Christianity" and is the former national director of...Read More

Gay panic from the Washington Post's readers

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 10, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Washington Post's Ombudsman's blog has a post up on the reaction to the photo they ran with their front-page story on same-sex marriage starting in the city last week. It shouldn't be all that controversial - same-sex marriage starting...Read More

Why Do We Hate Each Other So Much?

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | March 09, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Maybe I'm just hung over, but sometimes the LGBT blogosphere gets me in a real funk. What a sad group we are, badgering celebrities about their personal lives, boycotting and ridiculing them when they don't live up to our ridiculous...Read More

What's wrong with America?

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 06, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Carlos Mock has published three books and is the Floricanto Press editor for its GLBT series. He was inducted in the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in October of 2007. He grew up middle-class...Read More

Making Trouble: Ask Dyss

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 05, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Now to get really dirty! Part of the process in learning is often being asked questions in turn. As may of you now know, I am making trouble -- and learning from you in the process. I'm asking questions that...Read More

Oscar Challenge: Where do the stars stand on the freedom to marry?

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's that time of the year again: The Oscars. Sure, we'll have fun as always watching the show this Sunday night, but it will also be a great time to take note of the many celebrities who have spoken out...Read More

Can "Fail" die please?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 05, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'll just say it: Fail is really, really annoying. The fad is dead. It's time to move on. It's overused. People don't get what it means and are just saying "fail" as a replacement for "I disagree with this" or...Read More

Making Trouble: Follow Ups - 1

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 03, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Of what use is making trouble if you don't keep at it? In an earlier column, I asked 10 simple questions. I laid down some basic rules, and while some folks chose not to follow those basic rules, I got...Read More

Tony Perkins - Christians are being censored by the government

Filed by Donna Pandori | March 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Religious-right fundamentalist groups are holding up a letter sent to Tony Perkins, president Family Research Council, that rescinded an invitation to speak at Andrews Air Force Base National Pray Luncheon as "Christian censorship"; an infringement on first amendment rights to...Read More

Blogs: Going Cold Turkey

Filed by Sara Whitman | March 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

"Wake up in the morning feelin' like P Diddy..." Not. Kesha might be groovin' that way but I'm not today. It's rain/snow/sleeting out. I have taxes to do, piles of work to go through and the ever present laundry pile...Read More

Project Penisway: Isabel Mastache's penis pants

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

via Queerty...Read More

REAL ID & Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 01, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I suspect you'll be hearing about Comprehensive Immigration Reform off and on over the next few weeks. If for no other reason than I'll be talking about it. The good and the bad. One of the bad parts has me...Read More

Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren "Kill the Gays" Ashley Interview

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Looks like someone need a little practice on the interview portion of the pageant... Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley has hired publicist and is ready to talk to the media to "clarify" her statements that gays should be killed....Read More