Media: July 2010

New Gay Street Beat Podcast (Featuring Me!) Talks About DADT, Music, Target, & More!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 30, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was back on the new LGBT podcast "Gay Street Beat" this week for their latest edition and wanted to share it with all of you! Be sure to download it free on iTunes or listen to it on the...Read More

Tribute to Julian Eltinge: Theatre memorabilia

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

America's first great professional trans stage performer, Julian Eltinge, was a subject of intrigue, romance, and controversy. According to W.C. Fields, "When Julian Eltinge enters a room, all the women swoon and all the men leave for the smoking room."...Read More

Interview: The Boys of Jeffery and Cole Casserole talk Logo TV, Nancy Grace, Underwear, & More

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 28, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

After much stalking on Twitter and Facebook, I finally got the chance to sit down with Jeffery Self and Cole Escola, the comic geniuses behind the cult youtube hit Jeffery and Cole Casserole, which is now in its second season...Read More

NOM's new logo

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Based off the "lynch gays" sign we captured at NOM's Indianapolis anti-gay rally, Projector Rob made up a new logo for the hate group. I think you'll like it as much as I do. It seems entirely appropriate....Read More

Ted Haggard: It was all just a misunderstanding!

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Ted Haggard, who founded a church recently for the tax break, actually has a following and it seems like he's falling back into his old ways: "I over-repented," he said. In February 2008, Mr. Haggard asked to be released from...Read More

The answer is in the hair dye section of the Walgreen's

Filed by Gloria Nieto | July 27, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

First, thank you to Mike Rogers for helping me attend Netroots Nation. Second, NN what were you thinking going to the Rio hotel? There were around 2000 participants there with multiple ways of accessing the net but there was a...Read More

Speedo Student Gets Probation: The Corbett Harper Story

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | July 25, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

We first discovered Corbett Harper when The Huffington Post ran an article in March discussing how his exhibitionism of taking pictures of himself in a Speedo in university classrooms was causing a "ruckus" on campus. The original comprehensive article ran...Read More

Respect Your Elders

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | July 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

So many of the conversations here at Netroots Nation have revolved around what we have yet to achieve: marriage equality, ENDA, a DADT repeal... The list goes on. Clearly these are pressing, essential issues. As we move forward, however, it's...Read More

New "K-Town" cast to include Muscle-daddy gay porn star Peter Le

Filed by Jason Tseng | July 24, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Asian American blogosphere has been abuzz with the recent leak of a preliminary reel of a new reality tv series called K-Town, the Asian American cousin of infamously trashy Jersey Shore. Being one of the few Americans in my...Read More

Moving The Twitterati and the Tuberati

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 23, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

This morning at Netroots I attended a session on turning tweets into action and another on using YouTube to move activism. I must admit that I've grown cool on twitter, finding that what people had for lunch and the latest...Read More

Unfortunate ad: Universal Solution for Inorgasmia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 23, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Yeah, yeah, I have a dirty mind. So sue me. But seriously -- if this machine can make people come, imagine what an iPod can do!!...Read More

More NOM propaganda

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Davina posted yesterday on that weird NOM video in which a woman accuses LGBT activists of standing in front of her. I'm a bit more skeptical about that video than she was, but we both agree that, either way, it's...Read More

Male Haircuts: The Days of Flat-Tops and Crewcuts

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 22, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Love this vintage guide to men's hairstyling choices, ca. late 1950s/early 1960s. Guessing it was a sign that hung at local barbershops so boys could choose whether they wanted to look more like James Dean or Gomer Pyle. Now, who's...Read More

The ex-gay agenda

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 21, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Look what Wayne Besen turned up (trigger warning): I disagree - honest perversion is a whole lot better than what they're describing in that interview. There's nothing wrong with getting some kink on - where this crosses the line is...Read More

Happy 17th Birthday, DADT!

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Seventeen years ago today, the Clinton White House announced a new policy they were going to advocate to solve the "problem" of gays in the military. ABC News brought us the story of the new "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy...Read More

The War on Intellectualism Pt. 2: Mainstream Media Madness

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 15, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

When I last touched on the issue of the intentional dumbing down of the American Public, I took aim at the Republican Party during 2008's Presidential election. It seemed the new "culture war" or wedge issue in the election was...Read More

Why aren't there more regular LGBT people in the media?

Filed by Davina Kotulski | July 15, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Has anyone else noticed a preponderance of LGBT people selling out the community? I thought closeted LGBT people like Haggard and Craig were bad for our community, but lately it has been "out" LGBT folks that seem to be doing...Read More

One of the most deranged fundie e-mails ever

Filed by Bil Browning | July 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

After seeing so many breathless missives I've become inured to the bleatings and lies of the religious right, but this fundie action alert takes the crazy to a whole new level. The Citizens for Community Values of Indiana has taken...Read More

Beyond Gay Marriage: the mainstreaming of the Gay Marriage Movement

Filed by R Conrad | July 14, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

KPFA's Lisa Dettmer takes another shot at the prioritization of gay marriage over all other issues in an updated and extended version of her original radio piece Beyond Gay Marriage that I posted last March. So in case you missed...Read More

My 100th* Bilerico Post

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 14, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Projectors, I reached a blogging milestone here at the Project with my 100th Bilerico post. But you'll note in the title I placed an asterisk in it. This post that you're perusing at this moment celebrating that accomplishment is actually...Read More

Liars and thieves: caught in the act

Filed by Matt Comer | July 13, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Seriously, what is up? Will people never learn? Back in January 2009 and November 2009, unveiled massive copyright infringement and intellectual property theft by the OutGayLife network owned by Eric Wood (see note at bottom) . In that case,...Read More

XY magazine defunct, but can't sell or use private info

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 13, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

I remember when XY magazine was the in thing. It and another site were lifelines for me when I was in high school. And now they're completely gone: Two men seeking to establish ownership of the personal information from subscribers,...Read More

Should I Be Me? The LGBT Ethics of Social Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leone Kraus is the voice behind the LGBT social media blog From volunteering, to lobbying, and now blogging, Leone has continuously played an active role in the fight for LGBT equality for the past 16...Read More

Should I Be Me? The LGBT Ethics of Social Media

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Leone Kraus is the voice behind the LGBT social media blog From volunteering, to lobbying, and now blogging, Leone has continuously played an active role in the fight for LGBT equality for the past 16...Read More

The NY Times Ethicist Responds: I Didn't Suggest Self-Outing On The First Date

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I received a reply to my email to "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen of the New York Times. I also wrote a scathing review yesterday of his advice column. It suggested that a transgender man who did not out himself to...Read More

NY Times: "Transgendered" People Who Don't Out Themselves Are Immoral

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today's Sunday New York Times contains an article from "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen, entitled "When To Out A Transgendered Dater?" Mr. Cohen, who has no reputable credentials in the field of ethics, suggests that transgender people have a responsibility to...Read More

Teen Bilerico Hot Item: The Insecure Female Best Friend

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 10, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

She's bland, reads too much Teen Vogue, and has nothing else going for her, plus you don't have to pretend to care about her. She's your insecure female best friend - and she's in demand. This spring, sixteen-year-old Julien noticed...Read More

Bad Advertising: Bearded Lady & Nonsensical Text

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Talk about bad advertising... I get that this poster is meant to be some sort of texting PSA, but what in the world does a bearded lady have to do with it? Worst of all, the text makes absolutely no...Read More

Gaga: play away! TODAY show ends same-sex couple discrimination

Filed by Phil Reese | July 09, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Lady Gaga played the TODAY show guilt-free today. Yesterday night--after meeting in the late morning--GLAAD and the TODAY show production team announced new rules to the show's iconic "Modern Wedding" contest. After earlier excluding same-sex couples because organizers erroneously thought...Read More

You push or get pushed in this world, there's no middle ground

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Miss Manners gets a question from a gay guy who's already trying too hard: I am a 26-year-old man living near my family, with whom I have very close relationships. This often brings me into contact with their friends, many...Read More

Why is Lady Gaga playing the discriminatory TODAY Show?

Filed by Phil Reese | July 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Hey, we've all been there. We've all had jobs or done work just for the money. Today I'm a proponent of "locally owned, locally grown," "buy local, shop local, eat local." I'm a nearly-vegan vegetarian (I did put mayo-based Cajun...Read More

Prop comic Gallagher is a crazy rightwinger

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 07, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I remember Gallagher from old reruns of his work on Comedy Central. Who would have thought he's a crazy rightwinger? (via Salon) "Hey, President Obama," he spits out the name like a mouthful of burning hair. "You ain't black. I...Read More

The Queer World of Tumblr Blogs

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | July 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I don't have a TV because when I do I use it like a brain babysitter, and I end up watching way too much. But I've been going through a painful breakup the last couple of weeks, which is one...Read More

Top 10 Worthy: Interview with magician & skeptic James Randi

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

One of my favorite websites, Big Think, has released a list of their top ten videos so far for 2010 and their interview with atheist/skeptic/magician James Randi has made the cut at #6. While the interview focuses mostly on Randi's...Read More