Entertainment: May 2009

The Lambda Literary Foundation honors the shy, the wry and the sly in NY (with the help of many a Bilerico guy)

Filed by Father Tony | May 31, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

On Thursday, May 28th, I attended the 21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards, gladly scooping up the invitation from Charles Flowers, Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation, to Bilerico. Like all bloggers, I have my literary heroes, some of the...Read More


Shirtless Levi Johnston: Oh baby!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Okay, we all know Levi Johnston isn't the most sophisticated, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate his half-naked deliciousness parenting abilities. Plus, it just begs for a "Caption This" post, doesn't it? What've you got Projectors?...Read More


Queer music Friday - Alberta Hunter

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Alberta Hunter sure sounds like a spunky woman. Born in Memphis, she left home at age 12 to pursue a singing career in Chicago. And she succeeded. Not only did she become a critically-acclaimed singer, she wrote songs for people...Read More


Shaving the bush makes the tree look taller!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

As we head into the weekend, this seems like a fun subject for discussion... Personally, I'm a big fan of keeping things tidy down below. A big bushy bird's nest in your pants isn't something that I find attractive. Mind...Read More


Naval Academy Plebes, Grease and Obelisks

Filed by John Shields | May 28, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

OK, I don't care if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangendered or straight; this is hot. It's from the hometown newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland - where the Naval Academy is located. It signifies the strength, teamwork, courage and camaraderie that...Read More


Dennis Cooper is an Ugly Man

Filed by Bil Browning | May 28, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Harper Perrenial has deemed this the "Summer of the Short Story" and sent me a copy of Dennis Cooper's newest collection, Ugly Man, last week. The "Summer of the Short Story," after all, has an exciting new PSA that I...Read More


You Have A Pimple Where?

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 28, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

I have a pimple! In an annoying place. Where is your least fave place to have a pimple?...Read More


A Prop 8 flashback

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It just seemed appropriate to re-post this video of Keith Olbermann's Prop 8 Special Comment today....Read More


Oh, Indianapolis media...

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I went to the Channel 6 (ABC) website last night hoping to see the video they shot at yesterday's protest. So far there's nothing on the site - even today. But it's nice to see they've got the important breaking...Read More


How The Mormon (Grinch) Stole Everything

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The Big Gay Sketch Show put out their first animated short yesterday. They call it, "How the Mormon Stole Everything," but I rather like "The Grinch Stole Marriage!" *grins* More Gay & Lesbian Video At LogoOnline.com...Read More


Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Prop 8

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

With the decision about Prop 8 today, the Adam/Kris story will probably get lost in the uproar for a while. That's too bad, because the story makes its own positive statement about acceptance of LGBT people. No doubt the right-wingers...Read More


Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Prop 8

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

With the decision about Prop 8 today, the Adam/Kris story will probably get lost in the uproar for a while. That's too bad, because the story makes its own positive statement about acceptance of LGBT people. No doubt the right-wingers...Read More


American Idol: Part Four

Filed by Brett Abrams | May 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Like many others, Adam Lambert's loss on Tuesday spurred thoughts about eyeliner, gayness and cultural acceptance. Two friends commented that they "were not surprised, just as they would not have been surprised but were disappointed, as they would have been...Read More


American Idol: Part Four

Filed by Brett Abrams | May 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Like many others, Adam Lambert's loss on Tuesday spurred thoughts about eyeliner, gayness and cultural acceptance. Two friends commented that they "were not surprised, just as they would not have been surprised but were disappointed, as they would have been...Read More


Nella Larsen, Passing, and transgender issues

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 25, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Justin Allendale didn't know Angie Zapata's past when they first met - he only saw a woman. This was intentional; Angie made a conscious effort to appear female, to the point that nobody would know that she was ever male....Read More


From Penguins to Chicken Butts: Diversity and Subversion in Children's Books

Filed by Dana Rudolph | May 24, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

"Guess what?" "Chicken Butt!" The classic schoolyard gag has found new life in Chicken Butt!, a picture book by critically acclaimed children's author Erica Perl. There is nothing LGBT-specific about the story, but Perl's illustrator is Henry Cole, the prolific...Read More


Queer music Friday - Janis Joplin

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 22, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Since a gender-bending, sexually ambiguous rock singer just lost American Idol, I thought it would be appropriate to feature another gender-bending, sexually ambiguous rock singer here on QMF that had lots of success back in the 60's: Janis Joplin. I...Read More


Adam Lambert WINS American Idol! ... or not LOL- I Love GLEE and Eurovision!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 22, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who did you think would win American Idol?! Did the right person win? (I was surprised but not shocked LOL) 2. What did you think of the performances? What did you think of...Read More


Adam Lambert loses to Kris Allen

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 21, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

OK, since no one else on this site is willing to mention it, the huge news that you've probably already heard today is that Adam Lambert lost American Idol last night to Kris Allen. I didn't watch any of the...Read More


Chicken Little and the Great Amazon Flap

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Over the 30-plus years that I've been active in the gay media, I've pondered the thing that some of us do when a shocking rumor comes along. Without fact-checking to see if the rumor is true, some of us panic...Read More


"It Will Be Over This Time Next Week"! - How Are You?!

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

Stay focused and positive! HOW ARE YOU??...Read More


More on That Christian Vote at "American Idol"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

According to conservative pundits, the "Idol" finals tonight are shaping up as a classic High Noon shoot-out. Kris Allen is hyped as the good guy in the white hat, and Adam Lambert is the bad guy in the spangled black...Read More


More on That Christian Vote at "American Idol"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

According to conservative pundits, the "Idol" finals tonight are shaping up as a classic High Noon shoot-out. Kris Allen is hyped as the good guy in the white hat, and Adam Lambert is the bad guy in the spangled black...Read More


More on That Christian Vote at "American Idol"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

According to conservative pundits, the "Idol" finals tonight are shaping up as a classic High Noon shoot-out. Kris Allen is hyped as the good guy in the white hat, and Adam Lambert is the bad guy in the spangled black...Read More


Bed Gymnastics

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

its not jet lag i am just like this xoxo Michael...Read More


Monica Helms: Then & Now

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 16, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

THEN: I liked girls and women, but also liked what they wore. I loved science and science fiction. I launched model rockets and even started a model rocket club. I was very mechanically inclined and loved building things with...Read More


Queer music Friday - Gentleman Reg

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Thanks, Paige, for covering QMF last week when I was on vacation! This week I'm posting Canadian indie pop musician Gentleman Reg's "Over my Head." Reg sounds kinda like the Hidden Cameras but with a hoarser voice and more synthetic...Read More


OMG! BOO! Scary YouTube Twister!- Night At The Museum 2

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 15, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Have you seen Night At The Museum (part one??) 2. Will you go see part 2 (opens Friday May 22)? 3. Who is the SCARIEST YouTuber? Fred, HotForWords, TayZonday, Buck or Choose Your...Read More


What Do Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and Johnny Weir Have in Common?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 15, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lately three young superstars are getting the fans screaming wherever they go. One is a singer, another a singer/songwriter, and the third is a figure-skater. But all three stars have something in common: unique talent and pop artistry, and a...Read More


What Do Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and Johnny Weir Have in Common?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 15, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lately three young superstars are getting the fans screaming wherever they go. One is a singer, another a singer/songwriter, and the third is a figure-skater. But all three stars have something in common: unique talent and pop artistry, and a...Read More


Eurovision contestants threaten walkout of Russian finale

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Contestants and staff are threatening to boycott the Eurovision singing competition's Moscow finale over horrendous treatment of the LGBT community. Past gay pride marches have been marred with violence and police brutality. Organizers plan on holding a rally on the...Read More


Lesbian motherhood wins controversy for Wanda Sykes

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last Saturday, comedian Wanda Sykes delivered a round of very, very impolite commentary about respected conservative scholar Rush Limbaugh in front of a room of very sensitive journalists last week at the National Correspondents Dinner. But in a one-two punch...Read More


Who has better sex? Republicans or Democrats?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

This is a hilarious outtake from the movie OutRage. So what do you think? Who has better sex? Republicans or Democrats?...Read More


Trump forgives Prejean; Beauty queens reject her

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

While the Miss California USA organization has been pretty clear about their dislike of current queen Carrie Prejean, Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump refused to fire the beauty queen for her topless photos, controversial stances or refusal to communicate...Read More


Miss California Blames Satan

Filed by Michael Crawford | May 12, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

UPDATE: Donald Trump held a news conference today and announced that Carrie Prejean will retain her title as Miss California despite the controversy raging around her anti-gay activism and topless photos. Trump said "She gave an honest answer and for...Read More


The Miley Cyrus Tampon Song!!! Topless Beauty! Lambert Idol!

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who will be voted off Idol next? Sad about Alison? 2. What did you think of Paula Abdul's performance? 3. Any thoughts on Dancing with Stars/Top Model/Real Housewives????? 4. Who is cuter Ellie...Read More


Beautiful anti-gay hate

Filed by Bil Browning | May 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Presented without commentary because it needs none. Anti-gay hate has never been more lovely and beautiful. Kudos to filmmaker Matthew Brown. GAY = SIN from Matthew Brown on Vimeo. (Hat tip to Queerty.)...Read More


Tobi: Then and Now

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | May 11, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

THEN I was getting involved in my second relationship ever after my partner and I decided to be poly. I identified as bisexual even though all my partners had been women - I knew identity and behavior don't always have...Read More


Patricia Nell Warren -- Then and Now

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

THEN April 22, 1970 -- the first Earth Day in history. I was running "unofficially" in the Earth Day Marathon in New York City. The 26.2-mile course was taking us several times around the carriage loop in Central Park. The...Read More


OUTRAGE

Filed by John Shields | May 10, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was incredibly fortunate to see the premiere of OUTRAGE on Friday night in Washington, D.C. The film, based on the who, what, when, where and why of politics, is a very clear and concise look inside how hanging out...Read More


Would you have sex with a robot?

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Strange question, I know. But why not? The question occured to me recently when, while channel-surfing, I came across the “I Dated a Robot” episode of Futurama. After the crew sees an episode of The Scary Door, Fry decides to...Read More


Queer Music Friday: MondoHomo 2009

Filed by Paige Schilt | May 08, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

On May 21-25, MondoHomo 2009, "the South's queer art, spoken word, dance party, hip-hop-electro clash, politics, film, BBQ, circus arts, theater, music, burlesque, social action diversity-lovin' festival of fun queer space," will be sowing the seeds of dance-friendly revolution in...Read More


Singing Through the Silence of Crystal Meth Addiction

Filed by Dan O'Neill | May 08, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

In early spring 2002, Jimmy Garza used methamphetamine ("crystal meth" or "meth") for the first time, in a casual situation and out of a "morbid curiosity." He was a 32-year-old, local gay man that had abstained from drug use his...Read More


Porn star Vincent DeSalvo kicked out of Christian college

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Here's one for the Shocker! files... Porn star Vincent DeSalvo (real name: John Gechter) has been kicked out of college for appearing in adult films. The young hottie attended Grove City College, one of America's most conservative Christian colleges. Grove...Read More


My First Kiss - Tales of 11th Grade

Filed by Michael Buckley | May 08, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

How was 11th grade (age 16-17) for you? Leave a comment with your memories or make a video reply!...Read More


Here I am: Then and Now

Filed by Donna Rose | May 07, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

I was a straight, married, middle-class, jocky white guy. I had a 38 inch chest thanks to my pecs and took significant pride knowing that I could bench press over 300 pounds. I had never knowingly experienced discrimination. I...Read More


Dear Ms. McGreevey (Jimmy, that is)

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 07, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I didn't pay that much attention to you when you gave your "I'm a gay American" speech -- I just thought oh no, another closeted politician coming out and wrapping himself in the flag and soon he'll be the next...Read More


The Next Great Gay Dance Anthem: Ben Lee's "Boy With a Barbie"

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | May 07, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just because Australian pop rocker Ben Lee is happily married to Ione Skye (of Say Anything fame) doesn't mean he can't write the next great gay dance anthem. On my own blog, I've already extolled Ben Lee's many virtues (he...Read More


Anyone Have a Face Mask?

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note from Bil: The picture and video were hosted on Mike's site, BlogActive, which seems to be down. We'll get it back up as soon as we can. Oy. This guy. Let's just say he clearly has some very strong...Read More


Cell phone art

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

After working on a photography project for the past year, my friend Matt Gold is on the verge of getting a book deal based on it. Matt isn't a professional photographer and has no training in film or design. Since...Read More


Playing on Nathan's Hair-then-and-now post

Filed by Father Tony | May 06, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

At a reader's request, here's a riff on Nathan's Now and Then post: As an assistant papal master of ceremony, I used a lot of Italian hairspray. My coif was waterproof. I played tennis everyday and taught English to embassy...Read More


Republican Survivor

Filed by Bil Browning | May 06, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

This is absolutely hysterical. It has to be one of the best DNC web ads yet. The Republicans just keep setting themselves up for mockery, don't they? My favorite part is the baby elephant running through the mud. (Hat tip...Read More


Outrage: closeted gay politicians, Elizabeth Birch, and queer challenges to the status quo

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Earlier tonight I went to a preview screening of the movie Outrage, "a searing exposé of the secret lives of closeted gay politicians." More than an exposé of those secret lives, the movie serves to focus on hypocrisy of closeted...Read More


Britney Spears Attacked By a Gay!!! Jamie Pugh Astounds! NIP SLIP!

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

Comment Questions of the day: 1. Don't you wish Britney nailed that guy with her police stick? HA! Thoughts on stage jumping? 2. Who do you like better Jamie Pugh or Susan Boyle? 3. Do you like Lady Gaga?...Read More


Miss California shows everyone what God, er, the pageant gave her

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 05, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

You knew it was only a matter of time before the another thing that Maggie's pious National Organization for Marriage touches blows up in its face. Nude photos of Miss Pageant-Paid-for-Jugs-for-Jesus have surfaced and the devoted "Christian" is forced to...Read More


YouTubers say "F--k you" to anti-gay bigots

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

This has to be one of the best YouTube videos I've seen in a long time. Two dozen YouTubers got together to make this collaboration video to say "Fuck you" to anti-gay bigots. (Hat tip to Projector Todd)...Read More


Andrew Holleran Below Sea Level

Filed by Father Tony | May 04, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I do not admire him just because his newly published first novel, given to me thirty years ago by an older priest, instantly became my bible, guidebook and lexicon. I admire him because his writing is of the sort that...Read More


Miss California is a BOOB job! Miley & Nick 4-eva! Obsessed!

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

In this video, I talk about Miss California's crusade to protect her boobs and opposite marriage. Miley and Nick back together? New couple alert- Selena and Taylor (not Swift). The movie Obsessed! Stay tuned for preview of Miss CA...Read More


A heartwarming tale of Swine Flu

Filed by Bil Browning | May 03, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

(Hat tip to all the Projectors who sent this in.)...Read More


Stand

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 03, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face and/or a tear to your eye… Well, I don’t know what to say. Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” from Concord Music Group on Vimeo. More...Read More


Stand

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 03, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face and/or a tear to your eye… Well, I don’t know what to say. Playing For Change | Song Around The World “Stand By Me” from Concord Music Group on Vimeo. More...Read More


Brokeback Poetry that will 'Blaze the Trail' for TBP

Filed by Bobby Parker | May 02, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

My friend, Dwayne Purrington, a poet from the Twin Cities area, has accepted the challenge to be what I hope is the first of many creative writing projectors. His brand new, never published poems, like spring breezes this time of...Read More


Queer music Friday - Jay Spears

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

This guy emailed me a really long time ago and told me to put him up for QMF. I don't forget things, but I do procrastinate. Here's "I like Mike." Visit Jay Spears's website....Read More