Media: March 2011

A Bilerico Blogger in the Baby Dyke Years

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | March 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

While recently visiting my childhood home, which I like to call the Stein museum, I dug up this little gem. At 17 (cue Janis Ian), I was the "Baby Dyke Heroine" in the February 1995 issue of Deneuve magazine (before...Read More

UK Equality Commission Wants to Question Youth about Sexuality

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK wants to survey students as young as 11 about their sexuality and experiences with harassment and bullying. I can definitely sympathize with where they're coming from - there isn't much good...Read More

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Takes on the Catholic Church Over LGBTs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 25, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The late author and AIDS activist Paul Monette must be doing a little jig in heaven right now. Wednesday night Lawrence O'Donnell, host of MSNBC's The Last Word, called out the antigay Catholic Church in an articulate, explosive, captivating fulmination...Read More

Glenn Beck: Countdown to Meltdown

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 24, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Last night, Parker asked me to show him some videos of what was going on in Japan. We were sitting on the couch, and I had my laptop handy, so I showed him some of the videos and explained...Read More

Gay-ish Ad for Mercedes-Benz

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is a strange ad for Mercedes-Benz. Like, does everyone stop and look at the protagonist because she's pretty and therefore can't be a lesbian? And why is she silent and nervous until she's saved by her knight with a...Read More

Flushing the 'Bathroom Bill' Fear Once and For All

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 22, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

As I write this, the LGBT community is struggling with a situation in Maryland where the provision for "public accommodations" has been removed from a bill that proposes to extend human rights to trans people, due to the ongoing "bathroom...Read More

Video: A Quick Chat with Wilson Cruz

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 22, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Living in New York City, you see a lot of celebrities walking around. More often than not, it's difficult to recognize them. When I attended the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday, March 19, I thought I...Read More

Social Media Was a Top Priority for the GLAAD Media Awards

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

If you are on Twitter and follow @glaad, then you know that social media was a huge part of the GLAAD Media Awards this year. Almost every memorable moment was captured on Twitter, thanks to Allison Palmer, director of digital...Read More

Joe.My.God. Takes Home GLAAD Outstanding Blog Award

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The blue carpet (don't ask) was filled with members of the press last night, including Joe Jervis from Joe.My.God and me, for the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. Joe and I were stationed right next to...Read More

Glad to Get My GLAAD On at the #GlaadAwards

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Tonight, in New York City, I'll be joining others from the press to cover this year's GLAAD Media Awards. I've never covered an event like this before for my blog, nor have I contributed content for an awards show for...Read More

You Don't Have to Go to College to Figure Out Scissoring

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 18, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The New York Times has an article about how new survey data doesn't support the idea that there's a "lesbian until graduation" phenomenon. Here's the data: But according to the new study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and...Read More

The Advocate Sends Andrew Harmon to DC

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 18, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Reporting is a highly competitive world - we all want to be first, the best and, of course, accurate. And like soldiers and peacemakers, we develop a certain skill set that generally enables us to cut through the bull of...Read More

Who Destroyed the Economy, Teachers or Bankers?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I would hardly call Jon Stewart a liberal, much less a leftist, and I don't remember him ever calling himself either of those terms either. He's a centrist with some fairly rightwing positions (like continued support for the occupation of...Read More

In Another Time, He Would Have Been Honored, But Instead He Was Murdered

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | March 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The murder of Fred Martinez, Jr., shocked all of us back in 2001. A 16 year old Navajo living near racist Cortez, Colorado, Fred left to go to see the rodeo, and never came back. Fred was "nadleehi," a Navajo...Read More

What Happened at the Journalist's 'Secret' Meeting in San Fran

Filed by Phil Reese | March 16, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Except it wasn't so secret. Along with other Bilerico contributors Bil Browning, Jerame Davis, Adam Bink, Joe Mirabella, and Karen Ocamb; I attended an LGBTQ journalist, editor and blogger summit in San Francisco sponsored by the Haas Jr. Fund, an...Read More

Sarah Palin Redux

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 15, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I remember all the arguments I got in with people who thought I was too hard on Evan Bayh. His heart was in the right place, he's the most liberal person who could be elected from Indiana, he truly believes...Read More

A Motley Group of Scribblers & Scribes

Filed by Bil Browning | March 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's the group photo from this weekend's gathering of LGBT bloggers and editors in San Francisco for a day long workshop on immigration reform, teen homelessness, bullying, suicide, and a quick presentation on the status of Prop 8 legislation. Attendees...Read More


Filed by Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Call it nepotism if you like, but I wanted to use my temporary editor powers to make you all aware of a project my cousin Leilah Weinraub has been working on called "SHAKEDOWN." The film chronicles the day-to-day lives of...Read More

Sign the Petition Demanding that Apple Remove Exodus's Bigoted iPhone App

Filed by John M. Becker | March 12, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Truth Wins Out has created a petition to demand that Apple remove its bigoted Exodus International iPhone app: Exodus International, the notorious "ex-gay" organization, has just released an iPhone app that, according to its website, is "designed to be a...Read More

Sheriff Says Tye Murder Probably Isn't a Hate Crime

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Joe Mirabella posted about the shooting-and-dragging murder of Marcal Camero Tye earlier this week, and I wanted to point people to this interview with the Sheriff Bobby Mays who's now saying that he doesn't think it was a hate crime....Read More

Women Can Be

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | March 09, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day yesterday, enjoy this hilarious 1974 Sesame Street song, "Women Can Be." Vocal performers include the fabulous Rita Moreno, the talented Jane Henson (also known as Jim Henson's wife), Muppet vocalist...Read More

Glee: Sarah Palin Challenges Kathy Griffin

Filed by Bil Browning | March 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Now that news has leaked that Kathy Griffin will be playing a teabagger on Glee, Sarah Palin has to make it all about her. This is what I'd imagine watching one of those bum fight videos would be like. They're...Read More

An LGBT Radionovela Comes to Spanish-Language Radio

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Jorge Sanchez is Project Coordinator of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University. "Rosa" sat upright in her chair as she introduced herself to others at a small gathering in Salinas, California, last fall. She and...Read More

Megyn Kelly Is a Lawyer?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 03, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

This video of Megyn Kelly basically calling Bill O'Reilly a liar (she says "misleading" and "making facts up") is making the rounds. They're talking about the Snyder case against the WBC, whose $5 million ruling against the WBC the Supreme...Read More

Our Coming Culture of Poverty: Now Everyone Will Be Greedy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Over the last 24 hours*, I read four items where people were called greedy: 1. An article from Rahna Reiko Rizzuto on Salon, where she talks about taking a professional opportunity in Japan for six months and leaving her children...Read More

Rethinking Sexual Hypocrisy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 02, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I posted yesterday a video with Lawrence O'Donnell's very waspy attack on Newt Gingrich's ability to "defend" the institution of marriage considering his several divorces and remarriages. But if you want to see how it's really done, take a look...Read More

Why Lady Gaga's Video 'Born This Way' Gets It All Wrong

Filed by Leone Kraus | March 01, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" music video is out and I couldn't be more disappointed. I'm disappointed because this is not my story and this video does not represent me, or any of my peers in the LGBT community. Sure,...Read More