Entertainment: June 2009

Prop 8: A Spoonful of Sugar

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 30, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

(O riginally published in Bay Windows, May 28, 2009. I thought it was worth reposting here because of the pending Prop 8 case that will go before a district court this Thursday.) We've been on a Disney movie kick around...Read More


Transgender Comics: "Abstract Gender"

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

There are two types of transgender comics in the world. This fact is not a judgment of quality so much as it a statement of taxonomy. I've featured the first kind in the past two weeks' posts; "Closetspace" and "Venus...Read More


A--Shaving Song! Chace Crawford is Gay! Make It Or Break Gives Me Wood!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 29, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Do you think Chase Crawford is GAY? 2. Are you watching Make It Or Break It on ABC Family? Thoughts? I LOVE IT! 3. Are you watching America's Got Talent? Who is good?...Read More


For Michael

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 28, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

  We all have a few of them. Those "where-were-you-when" moments that simultaneously help define generations and span generational differences. Our parents and grandparents may recall where they were when FDR died or when they heard that Kennedy —...Read More


For Michael

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 28, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

  We all have a few of them. Those "where-were-you-when" moments that simultaneously help define generations and span generational differences. Our parents and grandparents may recall where they were when FDR died or when they heard that Kennedy —...Read More


Gay Men Don't Play Golf?

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

[Editor's Note: Angela Brightfeather has been a transgender activist for 42 years and is National vice president of the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA).] I'm really not sure how to write this or how to raise the question diplomatically on...Read More


Michael Jackson: Goodnight, Sweet Prince...or Princess

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 26, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

It was an amazing night, with recession, war, torture and politics put on hold as people all over the world turned out for Michael Jackson. Even conservative CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer turned to mush before our eyes as he...Read More


Queer music Friday - Antony Hegarty

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 26, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

This British vocalist has quite a voice, and if you haven't heard him yet, you're in for quite a treat. Here's Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons singing "Fistful of Love": More after the jump....Read More


Death: Michael Jackson & Farrah Fawcett

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

I'm all for hugs and jokes! Just felt like rambling. Did i mention I'm emotional today?...Read More


Michael Jackson & Farrah Fawcett died today

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2009 | 8:30 PM | comments

Farrah Fawcett died of anal cancer this morning. Michael Jackson passed away after a heart attack this afternoon. Can you imagine the late night talk show jokes tonight? Rumors of Jeff Goldblum and Harrison Ford's deaths seem to be overblown,...Read More


Turn Your DNC Dollars to "Reel" Grassroots Support

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest bloggers Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade are the owners of Homebody, outfitters of contemporary living located on Capitol Hill. Joe Biden's shindig for the DNC is blacklisted, but you can still make a difference for the LGBT...Read More


Turn Your DNC Dollars to "Reel" Grassroots Support

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 25, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest bloggers Erin Mara and Henriette Fourcade are the owners of Homebody, outfitters of contemporary living located on Capitol Hill. Joe Biden's shindig for the DNC is blacklisted, but you can still make a difference for the LGBT...Read More


Jon and Kate divorce - Lohan offers hope - Miley + Nick live

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 24, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think Jon and Kate will announce? 2. Would you watch a Lindsay Lohan/Ryan Seacrest reality show? 3. Who is crazier - the exercising topless lady on She's Got the Look...Read More


Not all f-words are created equal

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 23, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Hey, remember when Perez Hilton was one of the leading voices in trying to get Isaiah Washington fired from Grey's Anatomy because he used the word "faggot"? More than a leading voice, Perez launched a full-scale campaign to demonize Washington...Read More


Sesame Street knows what marriage is

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Presented without commentary because I think Grover and Jesse sum it all up perfectly. God love Sesame Street. So, what does marriage mean to you? Let's hear it in the comments. This should be an interesting conversation. (Hat tip to...Read More


Audiobook Publication

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 22, 2009 | 1:45 PM | comments

On an unrelated side note, Anthro Dreams purchased one of my short stories to turn into an audiobook. It turned out great! You can download the audio here. Synopsis: Carl is an android working for Floor-Mart. Carl loves Floor Mart....Read More


Steve Buyer makes Autotune the News for warning us not to smoke lettuce

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This is the best one so far, IMHO. Love the chorus with Joe Biden and Steve Buyer....Read More


The Dancing Man (YouTube's Latest Viral Sensation) Talks With Bilerico

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 22, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

It's very likely that you're one of the million or so people who saw the viral video clip of The Dancing Man at the Sasquatch Festival, an outdoor music event in Washington state. What happened is rather simple. While musician...Read More


Transgender Comics: Venus Envy

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

This is part two of Austen's ongoing Transgender Comic review. Be sure to check out Closetspace as well! The picture says it all. If I were to pick any one comic, novel, or show to give to a young trans-person,...Read More


Best Reality Shows Ever!!

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

Comment Questions of the Day: Answer or any or all! 1. Who are your faves on So You Think You Can Dance? 2. Who is LESS boring? Paris Hilton or Denise Richards? 3. What reality shows are you watching...Read More


"The Times of Harvey Milk" now on YouTube

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 21, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

YouTube has recently put up the amazing documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" in its entirety. Everyone should watch this great piece of LGBT history, with interviews and footage from Milk's life and death. (h/t Joe.My.God.)...Read More


Cher supports Chaz

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

I was going to post a reaction to some of the shitty comments that appeared on LGBT websites when Chaz Bono's transition was announced, but that's shit work that I kept on putting off. Instead of promoting that negativity, here's...Read More


Queer music Friday - Village People

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

First, thanks, Paige, for covering Queer music Friday last week while I was traveling! About a week ago I was IMing with Bil and I mentioned that I thought "Go West" was one of my favorite pop songs. He called...Read More


The Legendary Billie Boots of Daytona Beach

Filed by Father Tony | June 19, 2009 | 8:30 AM | comments

Via Michael Musto: Trust me, chickens. This one will sear into your memory till you're six inches under. It's Daytona Beach drag star Billie Boots, who may have been toothless but she was far from charmless. Billie--captured here in...Read More


Tammy Baldwin: Focus on Congress

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 18, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Tammy Baldwin was on Rachel Maddow last night to discuss LGBT progress. What she says makes sense: don't forget that most change will have to go through Congress anyway. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the...Read More


Ask Not

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 17, 2009 | 7:20 PM | comments

I tuned into "Ask Not" Tuesday night on my local PBS station. What a powerful film about the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy! It's a must see. The film did an eloquent job exposing the failures of DADT and the...Read More


The Advocate Joins in Transphobic Media

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

It was bad enough when the New York Post ran the transphobic article "Wedding Crashers" which erroneously describes a trans woman and her cis male partner, Kimah Nelson and Jason Stenson, as a gay couple and how they "duped" the...Read More


Megan Fox Makes Me Less Gay!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 17, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1.Do you think Megan Fox is hot? Who would you "switch" for? ;-) 2.What do you think of my new Intro? 3. Do you love TRUE BLOOD?! Have you seen it? 4. WOULD YOU...Read More


Meet Sean Chapin

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Sean Chapin is producing a promotional video for the National Equality March on Washington. He emailed me recently and asked if I knew where to find original footage of the speech given by Obama in a video clip he...Read More


Capital Pride: Was it All About Same-Sex Marriage?

Filed by John Shields | June 15, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Either I must be missing something or the Washington Post sent exactly one reporter to cover Capital Pride and he stood for precisely 10 minutes on a single spot during the week of events, commemorations, parades and festivals. It's been...Read More


Transgender Comics: Closetspace

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

This is part one of Austen's series on Transgender media: comics, movies, etc. Stay tuned for updates every Monday! I've wanted to do a series about transgender webcomics for a long while. Much of my decision to transition was born...Read More


Miley Cyrus & Nick Jonas - Duet! Before The Storm & The Beast!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 15, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who do you like Miley better with Nick or Justin? 2. Do you think she was really dating Justin? 3. Do you like Miley and Nick's new duet? 4. Did you watch the...Read More


Capital Pride Festival - It's Time to Shake Up "The System"

Filed by John Shields | June 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

From New York City to San Francisco to our nation's capital, I've been to - and in - many Pride parades and festivals across this country. Arguably the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ movement, New York City has to lay...Read More


Force of Nature

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 13, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm a woman. I can make love to a crocodile... ~ Koko Taylor, "I'm a Woman" That's my favorite line from my favorite Koko Taylor song -- "I'm a Woman," which sounds like an answer to the Muddy Waters/Bo...Read More


It's Pride. Time for Some Music~!

Filed by John Shields | June 13, 2009 | 6:30 AM | comments

It's Capital Pride weekend~. What better way to start the festivities than with some music - from the classics to the contemporary. In no particular order, kinda like the Parade itself, roll with it... First up: WE ARE FAMILY by...Read More


It's Pride. Time for Some Music~!

Filed by John Shields | June 13, 2009 | 6:30 AM | comments

It's Capital Pride weekend~. What better way to start the festivities than with some music - from the classics to the contemporary. In no particular order, kinda like the Parade itself, roll with it... First up: WE ARE FAMILY by...Read More


Queer Music Friday: Peaches...and Glambert

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Electronic shock rocker Peaches has a hilarious new concept video for the song "Lose You." Long before the latest pop-diva leotard craze, Peaches was working the spandex one-piece--usually with some pubes hanging out for dramatic effect. In this vid, she...Read More


Queer Music Friday: Peaches...and Glambert

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 12, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Electronic shock rocker Peaches has a hilarious new concept video for the song "Lose You." Long before the latest pop-diva leotard craze, Peaches was working the spandex one-piece--usually with some pubes hanging out for dramatic effect. In this vid, she...Read More


Taylor Swift outs Joe Jonas

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

My songwriting debut! Please do not unsubscribe! LOL Twitter Taylor and tell her she should cover "Their" and link the video! "Their" Original song by Michael Buckley in the style of Taylor Swift - a song where Taylor Swift...Read More


Carrie Prejean got fired...Who cares?

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 11, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

So, Miss California, Carrie Prejean got canned finally. Another washed up beauty queen on the heap is not news, but everyone wants to talk about it. Schadenfreude, I suppose. I know there are folks out there fired up about her,...Read More


Chastity Bono starts transition process

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Congratulations to Chaz Bono on his decision to transition from female to male. This is a deeply personal commitment that obviously isn't taken lightly and is probably made even more difficult by his celebrity. Bilerico Project family sends warm wishes...Read More


Roison Murphy goes busking

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

Irish dance/electronica chanteuse Róisín Murphy took up the BBC's Culture Show's busking challenge in February. Here she is singing her hit "Overpowered" unplugged in the streets of Covent Gardens. And here's the video for the version you hear every day....Read More


Roison Murphy goes busking

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

Irish dance/electronica chanteuse Róisín Murphy took up the BBC's Culture Show's busking challenge in February. Here she is singing her hit "Overpowered" unplugged in the streets of Covent Gardens. And here's the video for the version you hear every day....Read More


Don't Take a Gay Guy to Prom!! I love you Beth Cooper!

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

What is your Beth Cooper Moment of Truth? Do you have a secret that even your best friends don't know? -Profess your love to a secret crush -Declare something wild about yourself -Come clean with a hot confession -Tell...Read More


Bruno: are we in on the joke or the butt of it?

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 08, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The upcoming release of "Bruno" on July 10, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as a "flamboyantly gay fashion reporter" is prompting a lot of discussion and an MTV stunt involving Eminem and Bruno that needs to be seen to be believed....Read More


Say it ain't so, Gordon Ramsay

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 08, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

I think I've only posted once on here before about how I'm a huge fan of Hell's Kitchen. I've watched several seasons of it on the teevee over the past few years and plan to watch this past season on...Read More


Affirming Our Books Too

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 08, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

To help celebrate Pride Month, many bookstores around the nation are doing special displays of LGBT books and authors. I found news mention of this fact as far afield as the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, India! Mainstream organizations like the...Read More


Colbert Takes on Marriage & the Prop 8 Decision

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 07, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Stephen Colbert points out the absurdity of the "Separate but Equal" idea in his hilarious "The Word" segment. His solution? Just make different categories for everyone so no one feels left out. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cThe...Read More


Colbert Takes on Marriage & the Prop 8 Decision

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 07, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Stephen Colbert points out the absurdity of the "Separate but Equal" idea in his hilarious "The Word" segment. His solution? Just make different categories for everyone so no one feels left out. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cThe...Read More


Greta Christina

"I'm Confused": Dance Homophobia, Gender Rigidity, and "So You Think You Can Dance"

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 07, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

[Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Greta Christina

"I'm Confused": Dance Homophobia, Gender Rigidity, and "So You Think You Can Dance"

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 07, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

[Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greta Christina is editor of the new anthology, "Best Erotic Comics," and "Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients," a book of advice for sex work customers, written by sex workers and...Read More


Affirming Movies

Filed by Brett Abrams | June 06, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Happy Pride month! Cities are preparing for tons of events from now through the end of June, capped by the big parade. New York has started its eight day, three venue, film festival, Newfest. Check out the schedule. The largest...Read More


Queer music Friday - Lady Gaga

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 05, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Guess who just came out? That's right, Lady Gaga just let us know she's bisexual. As was pointed out in the comments, she's been out for a while. I don't keep up with the kids. Here's her "Just Dance." And...Read More


Betty Bowers Takes on "Traditional" Marriage

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 05, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, takes time to explain to less informed Christians the curious details of the Lord's concept of marriage. Funny, smart, and completely on point. Maybe we can get her to take on "homosexualizing" next......Read More


Licking James Bond

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 05, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

When I saw hunky Daniel Craig emerge from the ocean wet and sexy in the 2006 James Bond reboot, Casino Royale, I thought to myself, "I wish I could lick that." Well, I guess I should've been more specific because...Read More


Heart Rob

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 04, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

OK. Rob Thomas was never all that hard to like. (At least not as far as I’m concerned. He’s easy on the eyes, and many of his songs work quite well for my voice, on the occasional karaoke night)....Read More


Katy Perry vs Beth Ditto

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I don't think I've ticked off the "Celebrity Gossip" category button this year, so here goes. Beth Ditto of the Gossip and Katy Perry are involved in a Famous People Fight. If you're like me and don't listen to the...Read More


How did the gay partners get in immigration reform?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Like an ever-expanding mushroom cloud of diversity, every few years another diverse group of people want to enter the United States. It has created a complicated history in which there are many people who are different in the US. In...Read More


Onion on transgender gay marriages

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yeah, let's not pretend like the Religious Right makes a clean distinction between sexual orientation and gender identity. Did like the graphs, though, since Silly Graphs + Contentious Issue = Comedy Gold. Another humorous video about marriage is after the...Read More


Achtung, Baby! Gay German Penguins Hatch a Chick

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 03, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

"Gay" penguins have been given a shot at parenthood in the United States, in China, and perhaps in other countries too - but I don't pretend to be an authority on the subject, so I don't know for sure. What...Read More


Ron Paul and Rachel Maddow make beautiful music together

Filed by Bil Browning | June 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Bilerico-Indiana contributor Austin Crowder posted this awesome Auto-Tune the News video the other day and I loved it so much I wanted to share it on TBP. Check out her original post for another video on same-sex marriage....Read More


Q: What's she hanging on to?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

A: His stimulus package! Don't like my caption? Give us your own in the comments section! (Hat tip to Projector Dawn S for the photo.)...Read More


Q: What's she hanging on to?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

A: His stimulus package! Don't like my caption? Give us your own in the comments section! (Hat tip to Projector Dawn S for the photo.)...Read More


Auto-tune the news: or, Ron Paul can totally drop the beat!

Filed by Austen Crowder | June 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Is there much in the way of GLBT issues in this video? No. It's just that good. However, the video after the jump does talk about gay marriage quite a bit....Read More


TV! Hannah Montana vs Jonas Brothers, Wizards of Waverly Place & Sonny With a Chance

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What is your favorite Disney Show right now? 2. Thoughts on this season of Hannah Montana, JONAS, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny with a Chance, Suite Life, Camp Rock Down Under? Phines something?...Read More


Better than the Eminem/Elton John duet at the Grammys

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It seems that Slim Shady had a new friend "drop in" on him at the MTV awards. From today's USA Today: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. ... In character as Bruno, the flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter, Cohen, clothed...Read More


Better than the Eminem/Elton John duet at the Grammys

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It seems that Slim Shady had a new friend "drop in" on him at the MTV awards. From today's USA Today: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. ... In character as Bruno, the flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter, Cohen, clothed...Read More


Better than the Eminem/Elton John duet at the Grammys

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 01, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

It seems that Slim Shady had a new friend "drop in" on him at the MTV awards. From today's USA Today: Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. ... In character as Bruno, the flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter, Cohen, clothed...Read More


Did Adam Lambert Lose Because of His Sexual Orientation?

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

In my opinion Adam was the best American Idol. Watching this video clip there is no denying that Adam is a great performer and has an absolutely amazing voice: Adam Lambert "Mad World" by Tears for Fears on American Idol...Read More


Did Adam Lambert Lose Because of His Sexual Orientation?

Filed by Donna Pandori | June 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

In my opinion Adam was the best American Idol. Watching this video clip there is no denying that Adam is a great performer and has an absolutely amazing voice: Adam Lambert "Mad World" by Tears for Fears on American Idol...Read More