Entertainment: May 2007

I now pronounce you... okay, I don't know what to pronounce you.

Filed by Jen Jorczak | May 31, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

A month ago, I did something I thought I'd never do: get married. Here is a picture from the ceremony: That's Barb, on the left, then me, then Mother Nancy Ferriani of Trinity Episcopal. (Trinity is Barb's spiritual home, and...Read More


Poland pardons Tinky Winky

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 1:41 PM | comments

Poor Tinky Winky can still carry his purse on Polish TV. Remember how government endorsed cultural watchdog Ewa Sowinska decried the children's television show earlier this week? Yeah, the Polish government was not amused. In fact, Ms. Sowinska's assistant got...Read More


How would you describe it?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2007 | 10:17 AM | comments

Do you remember the anti-marijuana PSA from MTV that I blogged about a while back? The one that showed three guys in a car smoking pot and suddenly the two guys from the front seat start kissing. Horrified, they pull...Read More


Qomics for Queers wants to try some of Miss Prissy's raw vegetable salad delight!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 30, 2007 | 10:29 PM | comments

Good golly I need to get that pic of Joe Turnham below the fold! So I'll put a pic of Von Shields, playboy extraordinaire of Mary Worth fame, doing what he does best: cooling his forehead with a vermouth...Read More


David Hyde Pierce is out

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 30, 2007 | 4:09 PM | comments

David Hyde Pierce, who you might remember as TV's Niles Crane but I'll always remember him for his role in Wet, Hot, American Summer, is out. In fact, he's been out for a while, but has been one of...Read More


Fashion alert on Geary and Masonic, San Francisco

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 30, 2007 | 3:08 AM | comments

I'm on the bus, surrounded by someone's terrible perfume closing my nostrils even on this glorious foggy day. Who is the culprit -- is it the woman in front of me, Dior glasses with coffee brown overcoat and matching headband,...Read More


Call for submissions -- Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 30, 2007 | 1:59 AM | comments

Thought I'd forward this call for a new anthology my friend Eric Stanley is working on: Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex Edited by Nat Smith, Eric Stanley Currently, at least 65% of transwomen and 29% of...Read More


The stars go round and round

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2007 | 5:12 PM | comments

So much happened in the world of gay celebrities over the long weekend! I was going to do separate posts on all of these, but they do seem to morph right into each other... First, Paul Lynde Charles Nelson Reilly...Read More


Britney Spears: A Drag Queen of Her Former Self

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 29, 2007 | 2:41 PM | comments

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Falwell's legacy lives on

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2007 | 10:54 AM | comments

Just when you thought it was safe for a Teletubbie to carry a purse, along comes the Polish children's watchdog Ewa Sowinska to force poor Tinky Winky even further into his closet. The government appointed ombudsman announced she would be...Read More


Kick off the work week

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2007 | 7:39 AM | comments

What with the holiday yesterday, lots of our readers will be starting off the work week today. Welcome back, faithful cubical dwellers. *grins* I remember doing the 9-5 gig and how hard it was to get started after a three...Read More


What's for breakfast...and who's coming?

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 28, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

I've noticed of late that on this site Bil Browning has been having Coffee and Toast with an increasing number of people, from Chris Matthews to Tammy Faye Messner to Albert Einstein, and even the Westboro Baptist Church. Now I...Read More


What's for breakfast...and who's coming?

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 28, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

I've noticed of late that on this site Bil Browning has been having Coffee and Toast with an increasing number of people, from Chris Matthews to Tammy Faye Messner to Albert Einstein, and even the Westboro Baptist Church. Now I...Read More


Sunday funny: Patriarchal gratuitous underwear edition

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2007 | 1:18 PM | comments

There is nothing socially redeeming about the following video. It will not arouse strong feelings inspire you to action stop global warming. It doesn't have a moral or a heart warming ending. It's just a video of a hot guy...Read More


Queer music Friday - k.d. lang

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 25, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's a blast from the past: k.d. lang's "Sexuality": Seriously, could there be any more lesbian sex references in this video?...Read More


There. Are we cool now?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2007 | 11:30 AM | comments

Isaiah Washington's public service announcement for GLAAD "came out" recently. Personally, I'm still a little dubious of Mr. Washington's motives. In all honesty, I think what really happened is that he let fly with a "faggot" comment in the heat...Read More


Miss Manners: Great columnist or the greatest columnist?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 25, 2007 | 10:23 AM | comments

Check out this week's Miss Manners column. There's a great question about when it's appropriate to ask someone's sexuality, and, as always, Miss Manners gives the right answer. It is, of course, easy for her to give the right answer...Read More


Are you SO GLAD American Idol is over?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 25, 2007 | 8:59 AM | comments

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Sitting pretty: local toilet bombing spree seems unikely

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 25, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

As someone in his late 60's, I've been reading with some concern about the local increase in crime in which senior citizens are the victims. But I did breathe a sigh of relief today to learn that one species of...Read More


There was a brawl on The View

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2007 | 12:14 PM | comments

So have you been watching The View this week? Holy moley! Things are hitting the boiling point faster than George W can say, "Mission Accomplished." By now if you've been a regular reader you'll know that I TIVO The View...Read More


Words Mean Things: You've Been Transgendered!

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 24, 2007 | 11:12 AM | comments

When I hear "This is my friend _____ , she's transgendered", I cringe. It may seem innocuous, but using the word "transgendered" indicates that being transgender is something you have done to you. Imagine someone saying "this is my friend...Read More


Season FINALLY'S!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 24, 2007 | 9:48 AM | comments

These are some shows that I enjoyed covering this season! There is "language" in most of my posts so please be advised my videos may not be suitable for children or work! hee-hee OOPS! And I sing a little...Read More


Call for submissions: critical perspectives on travel and privilege

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 24, 2007 | 12:16 AM | comments

My friend Bruin Christopher Runyan is editing this brilliant anthology -- I thought I'd post the call for submissions: Less Than Settled: Critical Perspectives on Travel and Privilege **CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS* What compromises do activists, organizers, and those actively pursuing...Read More


Comprehensive coming out insurance

Filed by Bil Browning | May 23, 2007 | 7:05 PM | comments

So do you think Mary and Heather picked up a policy? You know, if everything "gay" I did was covered by insurance, this site wouldn't cost as much to run, that's for sure! *grins* And think of the other...Read More


Praying to Lose Weight? Top Model Crowned!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 23, 2007 | 9:07 AM | comments

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Preach it Brother Maher

Filed by Bil Browning | May 22, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

Bill Maher has hit quite a few out of the park lately. I know how distressed all of us were after we heard of Jerry Falwell's death. Maher has some words of wisdom on how we should go forward....Read More


American Idol! FREE MY TIVO!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 22, 2007 | 8:53 AM | comments

FINALLY! Tonight is Jordin vs Blake on American Idol! I am so over this show! For the second year in a row, they really messed this show up. Taylor Hicks anyone? I guess Jordin will win but she has been...Read More


So many emotions - such a cute boy

Filed by Bil Browning | May 21, 2007 | 9:33 PM | comments

I just saw this on Midget Queen and I had to bring it over here to share with all of you. I have to admit, I'd never seen a male belly dancer before. Rarely have I had so many emotions...Read More


What the Buck?! Hey everyone!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 21, 2007 | 4:08 PM | comments

Hey everyone! I am so excited to be part of the new bilerico.com!!! Thanks for having me!! I will be posting here pretty much every Monday- Friday. This clip is just some bloopers from my show! I hope you...Read More


QfQ gives TMI and thinks that abbreviations are now in

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2007 | 10:17 PM | comments

What horrors await Lisa Wyche as she hears about bad news... oh, no, VERY bad news? Is her name really Lisa Wyche or do I have trouble telling the characters apart in Gil Thorp? Did Mrs. Thorp have to dislocate...Read More


Sunday funny

Filed by Bil Browning | May 20, 2007 | 1:35 PM | comments

Why aren't we seeing these advertised on late night TV?...Read More


Sunday funny

Filed by Bil Browning | May 20, 2007 | 1:35 PM | comments

Why aren't we seeing these advertised on late night TV?...Read More


Teletubbies: it's safe to come out now

Filed by Don Sherfick | May 19, 2007 | 8:20 AM | comments

As news of Jerry Falwell's demise spreads, those adorable little purple people are cautiosly peering forth from their hiding places. A collection of them can be viewed here, along with a number of decreasingly memorable quotes from their (mortal after...Read More


Some Serious Decision Making...

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 19, 2007 | 8:00 AM | comments

One of my first political memories is of Bill Clinton's campaign song choice. "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac (on an unrelated note - my favorite band) represented him as in touch with the baby boomer generation and energetic all at...Read More


Queer Music Friday - The Gossip

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Gossip's "Standing in the Way of Control": Lead singer Beth Ditto in her own words for The Guardian:Growing up isn't easy when you're different from other kids. I was physically different, and a lesbian, too, so there was potentially...Read More


Sneak preview

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2007 | 1:24 PM | comments

Since we keep talking about the relaunch of bilerico.com that's coming soon, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of one of our new contributors. While we have several fantastic new bloggers, activists, authors and celebrities joining the bilerico...Read More


Sneak preview

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2007 | 1:24 PM | comments

Since we keep talking about the relaunch of bilerico.com that's coming soon, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of one of our new contributors. While we have several fantastic new bloggers, activists, authors and celebrities joining the bilerico...Read More


Sneak preview

Filed by Bil Browning | May 18, 2007 | 1:24 PM | comments

Since we keep talking about the relaunch of bilerico.com that's coming soon, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of one of our new contributors. While we have several fantastic new bloggers, activists, authors and celebrities joining the bilerico...Read More


Hillary needs a song

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 18, 2007 | 1:02 PM | comments

YouTube's been putting up short videos from each of the candidates, and, let me tell you, as a politically-interested blogger and YouTuber, I have found these videos to be insanely boring. So imagine my surprise to find that Hillary's, was,...Read More


Some Thoughts on Detour by Lizzie Simon

Filed by Bruce Parker | May 18, 2007 | 7:30 AM | comments

Finally having the ability to spend some time reading for enjoyment instead of reading specifically for school, I picked up Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D, a memoir about bipolar disorder by Lizzie Simon. Being 211 pages long, I...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Al Gore

Filed by Ed Team | May 18, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

The persistent and sustained reliance on falsehoods as the basis of policy, even in the face of massive and well-understood evidence to the contrary, seems to many Americans to have reached levels that were previously unimaginable. A large and growing...Read More


Colbert: The intolerant

Filed by Bil Browning | May 17, 2007 | 1:57 PM | comments

This has to be one of the funniest Stephen Colbert clips ever. This time Colbert takes on hate crimes legislation and President Bush's impending veto. In fact, it's so good that not only was I going to post it today,...Read More


I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and...Read More


I heart Christopher Hitchens

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM | comments

The atheist in me is just giddy over this interview between well-known British atheist and author Christopher Hitchens and everyone's favorite gay news anchor Anderson Cooper. Hitchens takes no prisoners in his critique of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and...Read More


Cheney richer than Bush

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 16, 2007 | 2:46 PM | comments

From the Australian:US President George W. Bush held assets worth $7.5 million to $20M last year, but was eclipsed by his Vice President's wealth, financial records released today showed.[...] Mr Cheney reported assets valued at $21M to around $100M.Dick also...Read More


Does this mean the Teletubbies are straight again?

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 15, 2007 | 1:46 PM | comments

OK, maybe not. That Tinky Winky always was rather fey. Sadly, we may never know the other children's television characters who are surreptitiously making American's children into Nancy boys and Tom girls. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who in his...Read More


Qomics for Queers, 4 one-liners

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2007 | 10:21 AM | comments

Qomics for Queers is where I put on my super-sleuth hat and find queer representation in the daily comics, and this week it's all before the jump. Wednesday's Beetle Bailey: Miss Buxley admits that there's nothing to her relationship with...Read More


Queer music Friday - Piotr Tchaikovsky

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 11, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Piotr Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker (part two after the jump): And in his own words in a letter to Vladimir Davidov: Klin 12 August 1892 My dear Golubchik! I have just received your letter, and was...Read More


Llorando

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2007 | 7:03 AM | comments

You know how there is a small minority of songs that you hear and can't get out of your mind? Either the tune was catchy or the artist just blew you away. This is one of the latter. Rebekah Dehlrio...Read More


Llorando

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2007 | 7:03 AM | comments

You know how there is a small minority of songs that you hear and can't get out of your mind? Either the tune was catchy or the artist just blew you away. This is one of the latter. Rebekah Dehlrio...Read More


Qomics for Queers, a Beetle-Sarge love montage

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 06, 2007 | 2:50 PM | comments

Like a bad peyote-fueled nightmare, a crazed French soldier from the early twentieth century drops on of his arm to tell you "SIGNS ARE ILLEGAL!" Signs? What signs? Signs of life? Street signs? "Signs" in the way postmodern linguistic critics...Read More


In God We Trust

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2007 | 7:13 AM | comments

Copyright 2007 David Honig (Click to enlarge)...Read More


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Coffee & Toast with Chris Matthews

Filed by Ed Team | May 05, 2007 | 6:10 AM | comments

"Who would win a street fight? Rudy Giuliani -- just think of a street fight now over in Queens somewhere. It's a dark night, it's about 2 in the morning. Two guys are out behind the building, right? On a...Read More


Queer music Friday - Xiu Xiu

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 04, 2007 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's punk band Xiu Xiu's "Pox" (just to let y'all know, there's some violent imagery in the video): Lead singer Jamie Stewart on same-sex marriage for Queerty:Do what you want. I don't really have anything to add to this. The...Read More


Late night stupidity

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 10:35 PM | comments

Harry Maugans found out that both Verizon and Cingular have policies against linking to their websites if you're going to say something bad about them. Follow the link to read Cingular's policy that says how "You are granted a limited,...Read More


No more Post for me, Mom, I'm full!

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 6:52 PM | comments

Ugh. I was going to write up a post about the latest McGreevey incident (he's been accepted to Episcopalian seminary), but I've been conflicted. I've actually been rather conflicted about all of these posts on the subject. Not that...Read More


Hate crimes split

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 3:02 PM | comments

The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed along party lines with the following exceptions: Democrats voting "No" (14) Cramer (AL) Berry (AR) Ross (AR) Donnelly (IN) Ellsworth (IN) Melancon (LA) Peterson (MN) Taylor (MS) McIntyre (NC) Shuler (NC)...Read More


Isaiah Washington to do GLSEN PSA

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 10:33 AM | comments

From the AP, via the Huffington Post:Isaiah Washington, who came under fire after using an anti-gay slur, will appear in a public service announcement on behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight...Read More


IU Study: Bill O'Reilly is a big ol' propagandist

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 03, 2007 | 9:14 AM | comments

And IU study found that Mr. No Spin Zone uses a derogatory name once every seven seconds. And that he's really fond of the propaganda techniques, and that he's really, really biased. Conservatively, although he claims to be an independent....Read More


What's left for Ron?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2007 | 3:28 PM | comments

First, it was Harry Potter getting naked on stage for a play in London. Now the franchise is sexing up Hermione too! Now call me old-fashioned, but the series seems to be selling plenty of tickets without giving Hermione bigger...Read More