Entertainment: February 2009

They've Killed Jenny

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 27, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

When I was coming out and up in the 70s, we were very proud of a local Syracuse, New York girl band, "Sweet Jenny Grit". They were a proudly defiant rock and roll hair band and toured throughout the northeast....Read More


Queer music Friday - David del Tredici

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 27, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I discover a lot of music as I put together each week's QMF, like David del Tredici, an American neoromantic composer. Here's part 1 of his In Wartime, performed by the Philharmonic Woods of Singapore. Part 2 is after the...Read More


SLUMDOG HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Oscars 2009!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 26, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of the musical number with Hugh, Beyonce and Zac? 2. Who looked the best / worst at the Oscars? 3. Who's speech did you like the best? 4. What...Read More


Why is Rachel Maddow sexy?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

To me (and, yes, I find her sexy), it's about the fact that she doesn't bark her opinion into a camera. Instead, she dissects issues carefully and is open to long discussions of policy matters. It's probably the same reason...Read More


Censorship Deprives Millions of Hearing Oscar Night Equality Messages

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 25, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

By now we've all heard the great pro-equality speeches by Sean Penn and Dustin Lance Black from the Oscar telecast. Sean Penn, not surprisingly, took on anti-gay political sentiment (and Westboro Baptist Church), while Black delivered a tear-jerking message to...Read More


Vote Jerby!

Filed by Bil Browning | February 24, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Projector Jerby is up for a post on the Big Gay Sketch Show! Show some love to one of our most faithful readers and vote for him to make the cast. We gotta support each other - and how many...Read More


Sean Penn's Oscar Acceptance Speech

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sean Penn, in a the upset of the night, beat out Mickey Rourke for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Penn won for his amazing portrayal of Harvey Milk. Almost as good as his performance was his acceptance speech. For...Read More


My Dog Ruined My Video!!! - (Gay Blind Widow American Idol)

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 23, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Has this ever happened to you -ruining your amazing video? 2. Adam Lambert or Danny Gokey? 3. Who will win Dancing with the Stars? Make an early prediction!...Read More


Dustin Lance Black wins for Milk

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2009 | 9:15 PM | comments

I must admit, I don't usually watch the Oscars. Tonight, Jerame happened have the Academy Awards playing on his computer because I was going to play my video game after I finished setting up tomorrow's daily blog posts (Homotextual and...Read More


It's Waymon's 30th birthday!

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yes, it's official. Prince Charming is now middle aged. Another birthday couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Waymon Hudson is living proof that you're only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. Not to worry... While Waymon may...Read More


Queer Music Friday: Alex is on Vacay Edition

Filed by Abigail Hannon | February 20, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hey guyz! Uncle Bil asked me 2 rite about some new tunage 2 share w/ u older peeps. So heres wots on the ipod this week. IDA CORR - LET ME THINK ABOUT IT Best evs video. Best evs song....Read More


GMU Elects Drag Queen As Homecoming Queen

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | February 20, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

From The Washington Post: Ryan Allen, a popular host of the George Mason University's yearly drag show, was elected its homecoming queen over the weekend in an emotional crowning ceremony at halftime of the sold-out GMU vs. Northeastern basketball game...Read More


Pick A Hottie! Miss YouTube 2009

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 20, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Miss YouTube = a very serious honor!...Read More


If Kanye says so...

Filed by Father Tony | February 19, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I guess we can all chill about rap music lyrics. And years from now, the phrase "That's so Kanye" will mean "Diplomatic gay-friendly closeted black man who comes out as gay at the age of 65"....Read More


10,000 Dresses Celebrates Transgender Children

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 19, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Beginning with the vibrant sunburst and smiling child on its cover, Marcus Ewert's 10,000 Dresses is a joyous book about self-acceptance and identity. It is also the only children's picture book that features an openly transgender protagonist, and does so...Read More


Are You Straight?

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 19, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

What he says......Read More


Bending the Law

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 18, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

"Family law is very vague," says Kimberly Richman, an associate professor of sociology and legal studies at the University of San Francisco. "That leaves room for a lot of open interpretation." In her new book, Courting Change: Queer Parents, Judges,...Read More


25 Things You May Not Know About Me

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

As guest blogger Nick Shalosky mentioned today, this "25 Things You May Not Know About Me" meme has been taking Facebook by storm. I've had over 100+ people tag me to do the list and I've resisted until now. While...Read More


The Sons of Tennessee Williams

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Keep an eye out for this upcoming flick - The Sons of Tennessee Williams. Watching the preview below, I'm struck by the sheer unrecognized history. If nothing else, check out the clip starting at 7:30 where they show former queens...Read More


What Kind Of Fruit Would You Be?

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 18, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I took your questions from twitter! Make sure you are following there and I will ask and do this again next week! Hope you enjoy!!! Xo Michael Comment Question of the day: What kind of fruit would you be!?...Read More


Obama on a unicorn!

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I have to say, the next time Nathan makes a t-shirt suggestion, ya'll had better jump on it. I did. I bought DC artist Chris Bishop's Obamawear. Not only was I suddenly able to see Barack Obama riding a unicorn,...Read More


Come On-A My House

Filed by Annette Gross | February 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I love clothes, accessories and home decoration. So ever since cable TV put on these types of shows, I have been in seventh heaven! I enjoy watching schlubby women learn how to dress for success and watch as people with...Read More


I don't agree with that Suze Orman video everyone loves!

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 16, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Can we admit, as LGBT people, that this makes no sense? In my opinion it is such a travesty that, a few months ago, Proposition 8, in California, passed. Proposition 2, in Florida, passed. What is that about, everybody? We...Read More


10 Toys that Made You Gay

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The debate over the origins of homosexuality has raged for decades. Now, we finally have the answer to the question what made us gay....Read More


Asians hate Miley Cyrus!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 16, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Dear Miley, We are all very offended by you...or not? Love, Michael Buckley...Read More


Farewell Oscar Wilde, What Becomes of Stonewall?

Filed by Eric Leven | February 14, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Farewell indeed. Another piece of gay history bites the dust. From NY Magazine: One of the subtler pleasures of the movie Milk is its vivid portrayal of those small rooms where the conspirators of the gay liberation movement first came...Read More


Queer music Friday - Sam Sparro

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's a live performance of Sam Sparro's "Black and Gold." And Sam Sparro on being an openly gay musician, after the jump....Read More


Blink 182 is Back! / Octo-Mom is Octopussy! / American Idol!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 13, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What should they do with this Octo-Mom woman and her kids? Are you concerned? She is asking for paypal donations now?! WTF! 2. Are you excited about Blink 182? I am! 3. Are...Read More


Does HRC have to be the anti-Christian homosexual activists from the movie?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 12, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

You've gotta give the AFA some credit here. Their strategy was brilliant, and they're going to profit well from it. Earlier this week we learned that the AFA had purchased a one-hour primetime slot in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to run...Read More


Heroes Old and New

Filed by Cathy Renna | February 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

January 9 was one of those indescribable days where it not only felt good to be alive but a privilege to be working in the LGBT community. The best part is that much of it was unexpected. I started the...Read More


Heroes Old and New

Filed by Cathy Renna | February 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

January 9 was one of those indescribable days where it not only felt good to be alive but a privilege to be working in the LGBT community. The best part is that much of it was unexpected. I started the...Read More


Whitman plans run for California governor

Filed by Sara Whitman | February 12, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I guess the cat is out of the bag... Whitman plans run for California governor. Ah, only kidding. That would be my evil non-twin Meg Whitman. But it was a fun headline....Read More


Milk deserves an Oscar

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sharon Stapel is the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project which serves NY's LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. "And the young gay people... The only thing they have to look forward to is hope....Read More


Clearly, you need more Gina de Vries in your life!

Filed by Gina de Vries | February 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Attention Pioneer Valley, Boston, NYC, & New England people! I'm hoping to make it out to the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Reproductive Justice conference at Hampshire College this April, and to turn it into an opportunity to do some...Read More


2009 Grammy's - Miley Ruins Taylor's Song - Seacrest Drunk!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 11, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What was your favorite performances of the night? 2. What was the worst performance of the night?! 3. Any upsets/surprises for the awards? 4. Will this ruin Chris Brown's career?...Read More


K-Fed Concert

Filed by Abigail Hannon | February 10, 2009 | 4:15 PM | comments

Uncle Agaton, me & Kfed. Ah yeah!...Read More


Being Gay is a Gift From God

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 09, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Being gay is indeed a gift from God. And, the fact that not one, but two, ministers affirmed this on Oprah is amazing. We too often hear religious leaders denigrating LGBT and attempting to scapegoat us for everything they see...Read More


SINGLE LADIES & "A-WHOLES" - Sonny With a Chance of CELEB FEUDS!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this video, Buck previews Sonny with a Chance which premieres on Disney this weekend! He also does a medley of stuck in your head songs and discusses all the feuds this week! Etta James V Beyonce, Stephen King...Read More


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A Sixth Grader Is Being Harassed (or Is He?): What Would You Do?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I can't decide whether ABC's What Would You Do? is just another trashy hidden-camera program or a revealing exploration of modern day ethical issues. Whatever it is, I'm addicted to it. John Quinones goes around setting up horrible situations -...Read More


Queer Music Friday: Gretchen Phillips

Filed by Paige Schilt | February 06, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

I can still remember the first time I heard her voice. It was the early 90s, and I was listening to Seattle's famed college radio station, KEXP. When the usual barrage of angsty boy-rock was interrupted by a clear, quirky...Read More


Hello, San Francisco (with an LA Infusion): Get Queer-Literary Next Week ...

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | February 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some LA friends and collaborators are heading to the Bay Area next week for some events I thought you might want to check out: Monday, the rad and talented Raquel Gutierrez (of Butchlalis de Panochtitlan, among many other projects), is...Read More


Hello, San Francisco (with an LA Infusion): Get Queer-Literary Next Week ...

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | February 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Some LA friends and collaborators are heading to the Bay Area next week for some events I thought you might want to check out: Monday, the rad and talented Raquel Gutierrez (of Butchlalis de Panochtitlan, among many other projects), is...Read More


Miley's Gay Dad! - Sexy Peta Ad?!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 06, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this episode of What the Buck, I discuss Chris Crocker wanting to be Miley's dad, the danger of calling Jessica Simpson fat, the racy new sexed up Peta commercial, and the little skank orphan Annie who wants her...Read More


RuPaul's Drag Race Premiers

Filed by Jason Tseng | February 05, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

RuPaul, easily America's most famous drag queen extraordinaire premiered her new reality program, RuPaul's Drag Race on LOGO. Move over Bravo! RuPaul has just cemented LOGO as the home of screaming queens and shade throwing fierce biotches, at least for...Read More


Gay Penguins Get Married

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 05, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Remember that pair of male penguins who tried to become daddies by stealing other penguins' eggs? And remember how the Chinese zoo in which they live ultimately let them adopt two of them? Well, since the incredibly gay duo have...Read More


Open Thread: I Just Got DIRECTV - Now What Do I Do?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I have not had cable television (or anything other than rabbit ears, for that matter) for more than 18 years. My, how technology has changed since then. I just got DIRECTV installed yesterday (connected to a new HD plasma TV),...Read More


Open Thread: I Just Got DIRECTV - Now What Do I Do?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

I have not had cable television (or anything other than rabbit ears, for that matter) for more than 18 years. My, how technology has changed since then. I just got DIRECTV installed yesterday (connected to a new HD plasma TV),...Read More


Model fail

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 04, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I have poise and charm and the ability to speak effectively! PS: I'm a model!...Read More


Young Republicans Keepin' It Hip

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yeah, I know that the Young Republicans have never been mistaken for the cool kids in the lunchroom. This video, however, shows that they have gotten the fever and are ready to challenge the Democrats for the hearts and mind...Read More


Michael Phelps is a Pothead! Jennifer Hudson is the Superbowl MVP!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 03, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the day: 1. Do you think less of Phelps after this BONG scandal? Will this hurt his career? Should pot be legal? 2. Do you like the video for Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without...Read More


ESPN Apologizes for Homophobic Ad

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I wrote a post this morning about the homophobic ESPN ad featuring Shaq and Mike Breen. After the outrage expressed by bloggers and activists, ESPN issued the following apology: We have dozens of executions of the "NBA on ESPN RV...Read More


ESPN Apologizes for Homophobic Ad

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I wrote a post this morning about the homophobic ESPN ad featuring Shaq and Mike Breen. After the outrage expressed by bloggers and activists, ESPN issued the following apology: We have dozens of executions of the "NBA on ESPN RV...Read More


ESPN and Shaq's Homophobic Commerical

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

John Aravosis is dead on when he asks the question " If the ad called a show of affection between blacks and whites "weird" and "disgusting," would you find it just as funny?" That's the question everyone should ask themselves...Read More


ESPN and Shaq's Homophobic Commerical

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

John Aravosis is dead on when he asks the question " If the ad called a show of affection between blacks and whites "weird" and "disgusting," would you find it just as funny?" That's the question everyone should ask themselves...Read More


No thaw in Icelandic-Hoosier relationships

Filed by Don Sherfick | February 02, 2009 | 9:45 AM | comments

The news from Iceland about that tiny North Atlantic island just naming the world's first openly lesbian head of state has no doubt sent chilling winds blowing through the halls of the Indiana General Assembly. No doubt, the same lawmakers...Read More


Need Help: Clueless about the Super Bowl

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 01, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I confess until a tv reporter jammed a microphone in my face the other day that I was oblivious to the Super Bowl mania that is apparently gripping the nation. When the reporter asked "What team are you rooting for...Read More


Need Help: Clueless about the Super Bowl

Filed by Michael Crawford | February 01, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I confess until a tv reporter jammed a microphone in my face the other day that I was oblivious to the Super Bowl mania that is apparently gripping the nation. When the reporter asked "What team are you rooting for...Read More


The Day America Stands Still

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

You know that football rules -- at least for a day -- when even horse racing bows to the Super Bowl. Yes, horse racing, with all its global wealth and clout -- a sport big enough to tell other sports...Read More


The Day America Stands Still

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

You know that football rules -- at least for a day -- when even horse racing bows to the Super Bowl. Yes, horse racing, with all its global wealth and clout -- a sport big enough to tell other sports...Read More


The Day America Stands Still

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

You know that football rules -- at least for a day -- when even horse racing bows to the Super Bowl. Yes, horse racing, with all its global wealth and clout -- a sport big enough to tell other sports...Read More


Hulu Sunday: Hell's Kitchen has two queer contestants!

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Hell's Kitchen, the reality show for master chefs, started its fifth season this week. The show didn't hide the fact that two LGBT people were in the running this year: Wil, a gay quality-control chef from Illinois, and LA, a...Read More