Media: May 2010

Daytona's gay magazine drops the "G" word

Filed by Tom Brown | May 31, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

GayDaytona, the monthly magazine of the Greater Daytona Beach Business Guild, has reinvented itself as HalifaxBiz, deliberately taking the word "gay" off its front cover. Gordon Phillips, who edited the local magazine under its old name for more than 10...Read More

No More Sex

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 29, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Now, apparently, homosexuality has nothing to do with sex. Andrew Sullivan has begun using "affectional orientation" instead of "sexual orientation," and this guy has suggested "romantic orientation." So, Christian bigot, you hate us because we engage in sexual behavior you...Read More

Insightful Yet Still Blind: MSNBC Just Doesn't Get the LGBT Civil Rights Movement

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 28, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I mean, what else could it be? How else can you explain the logic involved in presenting the kind of excellent coverage MSNBC has been doing on Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the virtually absolute silence from the network on...Read More

On My Approaching Gay Anniversary, Or, I Break The Fourth Wall

Filed by Don Davis | May 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

So once again my writing schedule is going to be turned upside down by unforeseen events--but it's going to be worth it, as I have one of the funnier stories to tell you that I've brought to these pages for...Read More

Most Americans now find us adequate human beings

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Aren't you grateful and appreciative? For the first time since Gallup started their annual Values and Beliefs survey, more than 50% of Americans now think that our "relations" are "morally acceptable." (What the hell are our "relations?" Do they mean...Read More

OMG, the Saddam Hussein sex tape

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 26, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I feel so much safer knowing that the CIA was planning to make a fake Saddam sex tape: The CIA secretly plotted to flood Iraq with a fake video making it look like Saddam was having sex with a teenage...Read More

My (no longer) secret plan to become rich

Filed by Adam Bink | May 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

For those of you with mobile devices (especially iPhones), you've probably heard of/used/are using foursquare, the application that lets you "check in" and tell the world where you are - this or that cafe, a national park, your workplace, etc....Read More

I watched anxiously as election results poured in from across the nation, nervous and hopeful

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: "Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama" is a new media campaign launched to underscore the urgent need for congressional action and presidential leadership at this critical point in the fight to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't...Read More

We Need a Platonic Democracy

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | May 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Democracy's an imperfect, unpredictable beast. It works one place, yet disintegrates elsewhere. It's unstable, to say the least, and with continued discrimination against gay people, our country's failing the democratic task. That's why we need to reframe democracy within updated...Read More

Everyone loves a good outing

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 21, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

A local news channel in Australia staked out bathhouse, pointed a camera at the door and recorded for several hours, and caught the state's transport minister coming out. Of course, this is a brave new world, and since the doors...Read More

Glee actors go shirtless

Filed by Adam Bink | May 21, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

It's my first day on the job filling in as Bil, and there's no better way to start off with an obligatory Hot Shirtless Guys post! So it's been a very Glee week for me. Last night I Gleefully downloaded...Read More

Sex is a part of sexual orientation

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Now that we have evidence that Elena Kagan is straight, it's now OK for mainstream publications to discuss how we discuss sexuality. If she were outed as a lesbian or bisexual, well, we'd have other things to talk about. Over...Read More

The gay accent

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Details magazine interviewed Bob Corff, a Hollywood voice specialist who trains actors to speak with certain accents. Apparently, he also works on getting rid of the gay accent. Why would someone want to do that? Sometimes I'm working with people...Read More

Ground vs. Air (and questioning folk trying to land)

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 19, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I don't want to jump in on ENDA commentary that's been bubbling lately. Not because I feel like I can't, or that it's not important to discuss it, but because I just prefer not to be a part of that...Read More

Putting the "Therapy" in NARTH

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

It looks like media outside of Bilerico and Zoe Brain's blog decided to take a little stroll down Memory Lane and revisit George Rekers's work at UCLA, where he told parents to spank their boys for being too femmy and...Read More

Why Do Realistic Representations of Gay Relationships in the Media Matter? Ask EW's Annie Barrett

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 17, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The recent blogosphere buzzing about the lack of physical affection between ABC's Modern Family gay couple Cam and Mitchell has really underlined a huge problem with modern portrayals of LGBT families. My recent article ABC's Modern Family: How "Modern" Is...Read More

The Kagan Rorschach Test

Filed by Nan Hunter | May 16, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Hardworking as well as smart, grade grubbing, self-absorbed careerist with sense of humor and liberal politics (possibly reflecting ethnic heritage or parental values) for whom pragmatism is the ultimate value ISO job commensurate with skills and potential for ego growth......Read More

Dominic's YouTube video is back up

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week I posted about Dominic Scaia, the transsexual man whose video was removed from YouTube for "nudity," even though he was only shirtless in it. I remarked that YouTube didn't seem to have a problem with male shirtlessness,...Read More

Check Out the New Podcast 'Gay Street Beat' (Featuring Me)!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 13, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

This was my first week as a regular contributor to the new LGBT podcast "Gay Street Beat"! Be sure to download it free on iTunes and hear all the fun interviews. This week featured interviews with Darryl Stephens (of Noah's...Read More

Interview: Suzanne Westenhoefer on coming out & gay comics

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last night Jerame and I were invited guests to Suzanne Westenhoefer's comedy show to benefit Indy Pride. Suzanne had a very important message for queers nationwide that she wanted me to share: I did a short phone interview with Suzanne...Read More

How Many Things are Wrong With this Picture?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 12, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

It's seldom one finds a single image that explains everything that is wrong with patriarchal culture. Eureka! I think I found it! It's after the jump....Read More

WTF?! Elena Kagan vs Chaz Bono

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

This is one of those cases where I just don't know what to say because it is sooo very wrong. Just in case you can't read the quip at the top of TMZ's post, here's what it says: Solicitor General...Read More

ABC's Modern Family: How "Modern" is its Gay Couple?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 12, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Updated with Statement from ABC at the End of the Post It seems the internet has been buzzing with a debate that has been going on for some tim in our house after a recent episode of ABC's newest hit...Read More

Can gay columnists play homophobic?

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

Ramin Setoodeh has written an article in Newsweek that questions whether gay actors can possibly play straight. Good question! Sometimes I wonder if straight people can play gay, but then I realize that they're brave, open-minded allies if they do...Read More

Interview: 5 Questions for Suzanne Westenhoefer

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2010 | 9:00 PM | comments

Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer will play in Indianapolis tomorrow night in a benefit show for Indy Pride. Before Suzanne hit town we caught up on the phone and she sounds like she's just as full of mischief and mayhem as always....Read More

How many gays work at NARTH?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

According to this story from the Miami New Times, NARTH is trying to cover up the Reker/Rentboy scandal. After the story broke last week, Rekers sent Lucien a questionnaire with questions about what exactly happened during their trip to Spain...Read More

Can men go shirtless on YouTube?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Dominic Scaia, the Canadian transsexual man who was blocked from Facebook for showing his chest after top surgery a couple months ago, went and did it again and got a video blocked from YouTube for the same reason. He emailed...Read More

I'm here to help

Filed by Amy Hunter | May 08, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Haiti Dr. Joia Mukherjee is an impressive person. She holds an MPH from Harvard, specializes in infectious diseases, and practices internal medicine and pediatrics. Considered one of the foremost experts on public health policy and implementation, she teaches the subject...Read More

People of Indeterminate Gender Freak Us Out?

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 07, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

This morning, a friend on Facebook posted this link to a blog called Hyperbole and a Half. The entry is titled, "Things That Can Make You Feel Like an Idiot Almost Instantly" -- funny stuff, basically a list of things...Read More

When Gay Becomes A Weapon

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | May 06, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Homosexuality's instability boggles the mind. One day it's a good thing, something of which one should be proud, and the next it's being used as a weapon, and proves quite explosive. Gay, the action, the adjective and the concept, proves...Read More

Elton John's Egypt concert canceled after he calls Jesus 'gay'

Filed by Joe Mirabella | May 06, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Elton John was schedule to perform in Egypt on May 18th as part of his "I'm Still Standing Tour." The New York Daily News reported: In a February issue of Parade magazine, the 63-year-old singer said that Jesus was a...Read More

Keep focused on the child torturer, not the sex worker

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I was working on, and was mostly done with, a post on the Rekers outing, but then Father Tony went and posted on the same subject this morning so I'll be more brief and just add a few comments. I...Read More

FL Atty General Bill McCollum's "Expert" Witness Caught with Male Prostitute

Filed by Nadine Smith | May 04, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

George Rekers, the "expert" witness hired by Attorney General Bill McCollum to defend Florida's anti-gay adoption ban has been caught with a male prostitute at the Miami airport, according to the Miami New Times. Rekers was one of only two...Read More

We need straight allies to win

Filed by Bil Browning | May 04, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Many of you know TBP contributor Adam Bink (some of his most recent work can be found here). He and I haven't always agreed, but I always listen to him when he has a thought on making sure our strategies...Read More

Sexual Assault: Dirty laundry? Dirty little secret?

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 04, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Roberta Sklar is the former director of communications at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Empire State Pride Agenda. She is a communications activist who lives and works in NYC. Over the past...Read More

Dada and Gender: Rrose Selavy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | May 04, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I recently did a blog show about Man Ray, notoriously strange and sexually libertine Dadaist artist. For me, one of Ray's most interesting Dadaistic excursions was his collaboration with another famous Dadist, Marcel Duchamp. Together they created a portfolio of...Read More

Times Square Bombing: 100% Homegrown American?

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 03, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

An attempt at a car bombing was made Saturday night, in Times Square. Quickly, there have already been claims whispered of the Taliban sneaking about in our midst by the New York Times: "No motive had been determined in the...Read More

The Soldiers' "Telephone" Parody: Harmless Fun or Gender Violence?

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | May 03, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Chances are you've seen the YouTube parody of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" video made by a group of American soldiers in Afghanistan. The story is that they made the video for fun, posted it to share with family and...Read More

Sunday Funnies: Bryan Safi Salutes Texas & Divorce, US Soldiers Remake GaGa

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 02, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Time for your weekly Sunday chuckle!! Bryan Safi, our favorite satirist from InfoMania's That's Gay, has started doing hilarious mini-webisodes called "That's Gay Salutes", a very special series of salutes to our worst enemies! In this week's installment, Safi takes...Read More