Entertainment: October 2008

Martinsville, Indiana

Filed by Bil Browning | October 31, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Martinsville, Indiana is known in Indiana as one of the most bigoted, racist areas of the state. The Ku Klux Klan was headquartered in Martinsville at one time and, well, the effects linger. This image from the small city has...Read More


Queer music Friday - Rufus Wainwright

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 31, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Rufus Wainwright's "Across the Universe": iPhone users: Click to watch And Rufus, on being an old-school queen, after the jump....Read More


8 great last-minute queer halloween costumes

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 31, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Need a last-minute costume idea for a party tonight? I've got you covered if you're willing to be a little queer....Read More


I'm The Sidekick John McCain

Filed by Monica Roberts | October 31, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's been a while since I've done a song rewrite for you Projectors! Got inspired to do one for you after hearing Republicans attack Barack's Harvard education and pondered how hypocritical that was. So now, just in time for Election...Read More


High School Musical 3 Made Me Gay!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 31, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. What did you think of HSM 3? Pleased, disappointed? Didn't see it? 2. Of the stars- who has a chance of making it big? (Besides Zac!) HA! 3. Have...Read More


She Killed Her Baby! Murder, Molestation & the Hills!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 30, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day! 1. Did that woman kill her baby!?! 2. Do you know who Danity Kane is? LOL Do you like that Aubrey woman? 3. Write mean things to me about THE...Read More


Exclusive Kato Kaelin Interview

Filed by Abigail Hannon | October 28, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Abigail interviews none other than Kato Kaelin and talks OJ! Head to www.abisteendiary.com for more!!!...Read More


High School Musical 3: The Gayest of Them All

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | October 27, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Prince Gomolvilas has been accused of narcissism, solipsism, and circumcision, and he is proud to admit that at least two of those accusations are true. He lives and writes in Los Angeles, with extended visits to...Read More


Halloween: The Great Gay Holiday

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

October is an important month in our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender calendar. October is GLBT History Month, a month devoted to dis-covering and celebrating our past. On October 11, we observe "Coming Out Day", a day in which we...Read More


Jonas Brothers - Lovebug! HSM3! Beyonce Is a Man!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 27, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day! 1. Did you see High School Musical 3 yet? What did you think? Will you see it? 2. What did you think of Jonas video "Love Bug"? What did you...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Dustin Kight

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 26, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


A Little Gossip For Ya

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 26, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

There's a lot of gossip going around about Madonna, J Hud, and Laura Bush. And being that I'm all about spreading the gossip, here's some link lovin' for ya to satiate that craving for a little dirt. Condolences after Jennifer...Read More


Matt Damon in Florida to March for Change

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 26, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

On Monday, October 27, actor Matt Damon will participate in a March for Change on South Beach, beginning at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue, and ending at the Early Vote Location at Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive....Read More


Re-transition

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 25, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Zythyra is an acoustic musician, writer and activist who lives in New Hampshire. I read the news yesterday of Christine Daniels re-transitioning back To Mike Penner. As a person who did RLT for over a year...Read More


A High-Profile De-transition

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 24, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Some time ago, news came out at the Los Angeles Times that sportswriter Mike Penner would be taking a hiatus and returning as Christine Daniels. This was followed by a short transition diary, and then silence for awhile. Now, it...Read More


Queer music Friday - Ethel Waters

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 24, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jazz singer Ethel Waters, who many of you may know as the great-aunt of Crystal Waters, was bisexual. Here's her "Am I Blue": iPhone users: Click to watch Here's her explanation of her bisexuality from her autobiography: I wanted love...Read More


LGBT Politics at the Breeders Cup

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 23, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

First of all -- for those who think the BC is a race for those heterosexual humans that we're proud of being different than -- it's two days of world-championship horse racing coming up this weekend, Friday and Saturday. But...Read More


Facebook's New Look

Filed by Abigail Hannon | October 23, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch abigail addresses the issues everyone's talking about. specifically Facebook's controversial decision to go with a new look. head to www.abisteendiary.com to let her know what you think!...Read More


Write Your Own Caption

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 22, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Normally I post these without much comment. But I this time I couldn't help it....Read More


When you think your family isn't supportive...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

It could get worse. (Clickety to embiggen.)...Read More


When you think your family isn't supportive...

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

It could get worse. (Clickety to embiggen.)...Read More


Britney Spears - Womanizer! Palin on SNL! Madonna's Divorce!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 22, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. What do you think of Britney's new video for Womanizer? 2. What did you think of Palin on SNL? 3. Do you watch Eli Stone? 4. Thoughts on Madonna...Read More


Eddie Ross from Bravo's Top Design talks Money

Filed by Nina Smith | October 20, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

A second season of the hit reality show, Top Design, is back on Bravo with a new group of contestants trying to win $100,000. Eddie Ross, still designing after Episode 7, is one of a handful of gay participants this...Read More


Maybe "Maverick" isn't so bad after all

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Okay, I'll admit that I'm just as sick of "Maverick" as the rest of the nation, but V and E are looking pretty good. These shirtless Palin supporters in Indianapolis were the highlight of her visit. Clickety to embiggen. (Photo:...Read More


Hooking Up! A star is born!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 20, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Subscribe to the new web series featuring those web people! The first two episodes are up. http://www.youtube.com/hookingup http://www.hookingupshow.com Comment Questions: 1. What do you think of Hooking Up so far? 2. Which YouTuber are you...Read More


What Does Hope Look Like?

Filed by Scott Kaiser | October 19, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

My guess is something a lot like this: Over 100,000 people showed up at Obama's rally in St Louis, Missouri. I just hope each and every one of them remembers to vote come election day. Together we are strong....Read More


Sarah Palin on SNL

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Sarah Palin crawled out of her media black hole and made her much buzzed about appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. The cast was hilarious, continuing the hard-hitting political satire they have been famous for this season (I love...Read More


Sarah Palin on SNL

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Sarah Palin crawled out of her media black hole and made her much buzzed about appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. The cast was hilarious, continuing the hard-hitting political satire they have been famous for this season (I love...Read More


Laughing Out Loud With W

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

If the economy's got you down, you need to go see the new Oliver Stone movie, "W." Josh Brolin plays a dead on George Bush and the portrayals of Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rove, and Rumsfeld are just to good to...Read More


Laughing Out Loud With W

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

If the economy's got you down, you need to go see the new Oliver Stone movie, "W." Josh Brolin plays a dead on George Bush and the portrayals of Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rove, and Rumsfeld are just to good to...Read More


Florida Amendment 2 Backers Release Ads

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 18, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yes2Marriage, the group behind Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment, has released and started airing a new ad called "Just One Thing"- which is built on the lie that Amendment 2 does "only one thing - defining marriage...Read More


The *Other* Things John McCain Knows

Filed by Scott Kaiser | October 18, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

John McCain must be a very knowledgeable guy. After all, over the course of three Presidential debates he's told us that he knows how to: get Osama Bin Laden;fix the economy; create jobs; save billions of dollars;eliminate programs; heal the...Read More


Queer music Friday - New Final Fantasy EP!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 17, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I get to talk about two of the coolest things in this week's QMF. First, my celeb crush Owen Pallett has a new EP out. I haven't bought it yet, but the song "Horsetail Feathers" is in the video below....Read More


Caption this: Lurching McCain

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 17, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

And this isn't P'shopped, either. The Reuters caption: US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion...Read More


Remembering Philip Labhart, Pioneer Ad Producer

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 16, 2008 | 9:00 PM | comments

Gay film history should have a category for ads and infomercials -- and Los Angeles producer Philip Labhart should be one of the first stars to be installed on that sidewalk of fame. Ads and infomercials may be despised by...Read More


Coming Out in East Tennessee

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some years ago, gay writer Lee Lawrence contacted me about speaking to a writers' group at his retreat spa. As he told me that his Lee Valley Farm was located in east Tennessee, a chill ran down my spine and...Read More


Coming Out Constantly...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 15, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I know I'm lucky, and putting this story down on paper has shown me how lucky I really have been. I have friends and family that were not only un-phased by my coming out, they were incredibly supportive. In addition,...Read More


Halloween Ideas?

Filed by Abigail Hannon | October 14, 2008 | 1:33 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Got any halloween ideas for Abigail? Send 'em over at www.abisteendiary.com...Read More


Selena Gomez - Another Cinderella Story

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 13, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch What is your favorite Cinderella-type movie ever?! (Girl meets boy, transforms herself, gets boy)...Read More


Coming Out to Family...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 13, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The journey - part 3. I find that life is mostly about reality meeting your expectations. Events ,for example, are great,no matter what size if they meet or exceed what you think is going to happen. So sometimes reactions to...Read More


Gay Boy Sings Like a Black Girl

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 13, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I probably should have kicked this over to Alex for Queer Music Friday, but it is a long way from Friday and Jason Walker is too damn hot! Check out the video for I Can't Get You Off My Mind...Read More


Gay Boy Sings Like a Black Girl

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 13, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I probably should have kicked this over to Alex for Queer Music Friday, but it is a long way from Friday and Jason Walker is too damn hot! Check out the video for I Can't Get You Off My Mind...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Anthony Niedwiecki

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | October 12, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner's Coming Out

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 12, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Like many of my generation, I spent many years in a heterosexual marriage, hoping that the lonely inner knowing of a different sexuality would somehow just go away. But it didn't. And the thought of coming out was scary even...Read More


Coming out for Maddow

Filed by Brynn Craffey | October 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Like many here, I've come out in numerous ways over the years--among them, lesbian, bisexual, FtM, and queer--and like many, I realize that coming out is an ongoing, constant, life-time process. It never ends. But...Read More


Continuing to Come Out...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

As I said yesterday, to me coming out is a process. You have to do it over and over again in a variety of contexts. My coming out to my friends was easy as I talked about yesterday, and it...Read More


The Coming Out Journey Begins...

Filed by Bo Shuff | October 11, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I know that today is National Coming Out Day. I understand the need to commemorate this act in a lot of peoples lives, and to offer a community support for those people still going through it. However, I see coming...Read More


Queer music Friday - Ocean Colour Scene

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 10, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ocean Colour Scene, a late 90's britpop band, had its lead singer forced out of the closet in 1998 by The Sun. Simon Fowler wasn't even out to his family yet, but that's the way the British tabloids roll -...Read More


Fox News Meltdown

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It seems the arm of the McCain Campaign known as Fox News is in full "oh crap" mode. The Daily Show says it best: Now that's some fair and balanced reporting....Read More


Fox News Meltdown

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

It seems the arm of the McCain Campaign known as Fox News is in full "oh crap" mode. The Daily Show says it best: Now that's some fair and balanced reporting....Read More


John McCain and The Grinch: Separated at Birth?

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 10, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

That is the question that popped into my mind this morning while reading yet another story about the gutter style politics of John McCain. You remember The Grinch, right? He was dead set on stopping The Whos from celebrating Christmas....Read More


Fight against Florida's Amendment 2 takes to Airwaves!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Say No 2 Campaign, the bi-partisan group dedicated to defeating Florida's dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2, has just released a hard hitting new commercial. It highlights the numerous groups and newspapers that have come out against the so-called "Marriage...Read More


More Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 07, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Queen Latifah played Gwen Ifill on SNL to host a Biden/Palin debate. They hit on the gay marriage question in it: --> I do like their portrayal of Biden's sycophancy towards McCain. It is getting annoying....Read More


Russian Officials Attempt (But Fail) to Squelch the Nation's 1st LGBT Film Fest

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 06, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last Thursday, the St. Petersburg fire department shut down both venues for Side by Side, Russia's first LGBT film festival, which was due to open that evening with a screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Alexey Bulokhov, a Russian...Read More


Barney Frank on the air with a completely unhinged Bill O'Reilly

Filed by Pam Spaulding | October 05, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

O'Reilly looks like he's about to have an aneurysm as he tries to pin the mortgage meltdown on Barney Frank. A snippet of the insanity: iPhone users: Click to watch O'REILLY: You said it's not the best right now, but...Read More


Class in Drag or Who's Middle Class Anyway?: Sarah Palin, Joe Sixpack, and Main Street

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 05, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

I watched Sarah Palin on Thursday night with my fingernails digging into my hands. Joe Biden must have remembered the fuss over Al Gore's sighs during the latter's debate with George Bush, because he showed restraint even as Palin consistently...Read More


The Daily Show returns to Florida

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 05, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Daily Show's correspondent Wyatt Cenac returns to Florida to see how some older Jewish residents feel about the first presidential debate. You might remember his last visit......Read More


Open Thread: Must See TV?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 04, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

With all the talk of campaigns and politics ("I can see Russia from my house!"), we have glossed over one very important thing happening right now: Fall Television Premieres! My DVR is full of new shows and old favorites that...Read More


Open Thread: Must See TV?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 04, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

With all the talk of campaigns and politics ("I can see Russia from my house!"), we have glossed over one very important thing happening right now: Fall Television Premieres! My DVR is full of new shows and old favorites that...Read More


Queer Music Freaky Friday

Filed by Abigail Hannon | October 03, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hey peeps! I'm Abigail, a 13 yr old girl who, thanx - not - to some weird disease called Bloombergers looks like an old dude. Ennyway, I was ttlly asked 2 do Queer Music this week n I so had...Read More


The economic crisis for dummies

Filed by Bil Browning | October 03, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I have to admit, I still don't quite understand all the nuances of the current economic crisis and the Wall Street bailout. I just keep thinking that it seems like the biggest ransom plan in world history. A group of...Read More


I Need Your Vote Today. You Can Make a Difference!

Filed by Father Tony | October 03, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

As some of you may know, we are downsizing. I've spent the last three days doing the excruciating work of sorting through stuff and deciding what to keep and what to pitch. Yesterday, I opened a box marked "kitchen stuff"...Read More


Mad Men's Bryan Bratt on Gay Roles

Filed by Eric Leven | October 02, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Bryan Bratt of AMC's Mad Men, which in my opinion, is quickly becoming the best.show.ever. talks to CNN about the need for more positive gay role models in Hollywood cinema. CNN: What would you like to see Hollywood do? Batt:...Read More


Miley Cyrus Fired from Hannah Montana!

Filed by Michael Buckley | October 02, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Time to participate, Yo! Do you think Miley is a pain on the set or are these rumors? Which stars teeth are too big?! HA! Thoughts on week one of Dancing with the Stars? Surprises?!...Read More


I.O.U.S.A: compulsory viewing for every dollar-spending American

Filed by Nina Smith | October 01, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Capitalism without failure is like Christianity without hell." - Warren Buffett I.O.U.S.A.: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt. is the new Sundance-selected documentary that I watched recently. Michelle Orange of The Village Voice called it an "Inconvenient Truth for the...Read More


Sidewalk Encouragement

Filed by Eric Leven | October 01, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

East 11th Street between Avenue A & Avenue B Stencil Graffiti...Read More


Sidewalk Encouragement

Filed by Eric Leven | October 01, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

East 11th Street between Avenue A & Avenue B Stencil Graffiti...Read More


Sap on Wood: Interview with Beth Arentsen

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 01, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

It is no exaggeration to say that the music field is over saturated with singer-songwriters trying to make a name for themselves. From the ranks of anti-folk rising stars like Regina Spector and Chris Garneau, to acoustic songstress mainstays like...Read More


Sap on Wood: Interview with Beth Arentsen

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 01, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

It is no exaggeration to say that the music field is over saturated with singer-songwriters trying to make a name for themselves. From the ranks of anti-folk rising stars like Regina Spector and Chris Garneau, to acoustic songstress mainstays like...Read More


My horrorscope!!

Filed by Abigail Hannon | October 01, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Today's horrorscope SO nails my life! hit me up at www.abisteendiary.com :)...Read More