Entertainment: January 2010

Pulpalicious perversion: Cycle Sinners

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 31, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Could this be *quiver* the textbook used by Focus on Family for their understanding of gay life? Bring your boots, baby! Wait until you see the description from the back of the book. It's after the jump....Read More


Weird Moments with Google Search: Like Someone is Stepping on Your Grave

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'll admit it- I google search myself occasionally. You never know what will pop up, which is part of the adventure of tossing your name into cyber space. Having a rather unique name like mine, there's usually not much filler...Read More


My nephew tells a knock-knock joke

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 30, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I was showing off my dog, Oscar, when my nephew wandered into the room to say hi....Read More


Queer music Friday - Foxxjazell

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I first heard about Foxxjazzell on Monica Roberts's blog and, since I'm always looking to learn about LGBTQ musicians, I looked her up on YouTube and "Split Enz" was the first result that came up. It has an awesome electro-hip-hop...Read More


"The Suicide of Friday Kahlo"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 29, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

By Trek Thunder Kelly (via thedreamatists.wordpress.com)....Read More


Put some class in your Valentine's Day (and get laid doing it!)

Filed by Nathan Strang | January 28, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I admit, I don't think much of Valentine's Day. Maybe it's because of all the cheap perforated valentines you can pick up at any drug store, and the not so delicious bone-meal conversation hearts that float around my office every...Read More


60s Men's Mag, Debonair: "Inside a Lesbian Convention"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 28, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Media tip: before you let someone inside your convention, make sure you approve of their conventions....Read More


Transgender Comics: Trans Girl Diaries

Filed by Austen Crowder | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

I love this comic. I'd like to put more words behind that statement, but that sentence is what it really boils down to. Sure, it's not the most artistically astounding webcomic I've featured on this column, and it's not as...Read More


The View discusses monogamy in straight and gay relationships

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 26, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Maybe teh gayz will have words for Joy Behar over this segment of The View. I don't really think she was saying anything offensive - it's not a shame to not practice monogamy, there's nothing morally wrong with relationships, gay...Read More


Maxum-um Overdrive

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Belgian ad campaign for Maxum candy bars. The French comment "It'll make a man out of you" pretty much insults everyone -- which is a kind of equality, I guess, but not exactly what we're aiming for.......Read More


A John Edwards sex tape?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Oh, say it isn't true, Johnny. Say it isn't so. Is there really a John Edwards/Rielle Hunter sex tape? According to sources... Emphasis mine Sources have told us that, in the throes of their affair, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter...Read More


Skating is for watches not medals!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 26, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

It's time for a little skating talk!...Read More


Super (Bowl) 2: Peyton Manning edition

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2010 | 7:30 PM | comments

When it was announced that Indianapolis would be hosting the 2012 Super Bowl, my post about it quickly became the most popular Bilerico-Indiana entry. For obviously intellectual reasons, of course, it still ranks in the top ten each and every...Read More


How did the "Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite/has a penis" rumor start?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Bil forwarded me a Gawker post with this message: Feel like taking on Gawker for always saying Lady Gaga has a penis? I've never been sure if all that "Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite/transgender woman/intersex" is "true" or where it...Read More


Glee will turn a generation of boys into gay terrorists?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

OMG. This is absolutely hysterical and you'll gasp at the sheer inane fundie logic and flair for the, well, dramatic. Christwire.org writer Stephenson Billings takes a look at "What Every Parent Should Know About The TV Show Glee" and comes...Read More


Olympics and the coming gender inquisition

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 24, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

While the IAAF has been backing and filling on the Caster Semenya case, many of us have been waiting for the IOC shoe to drop. This week the shoe dropped. In Miami Beach, a panel of so-called "experts" convened by...Read More


The Rector-Rotor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 24, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

This is indeed in a class by itself...I hope!...Read More


The Rector-Rotor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 24, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

This is indeed in a class by itself...I hope!...Read More


TV Alert: A Family Is A Family Is A Family

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

From Rosie O'Donnell comes "A Family Is a Family Is a Family," a great-looking new documentary premiering Sunday, January 31, at 7 p.m. ET on HBO. Much of the film features children talking about their families, including ones with same-sex...Read More


Queer music Friday - Gretchen Phillips

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 22, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Gretchen Phillips is a lesbian singer/songwriter also known as the front woman in Meat Joy, Girls in the Nose, and Two Nice Girls. She's a rock singer whose songs focus on lesbianism and gender. She made underground lesbian rock in...Read More


Map: UN declaration of LGBT civil rights

Filed by Bil Browning | January 20, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

67 countries (marked in green) have signed on to the United Nation's declaration on LGBT civil rights. 57 countries (marked in red) have signed a resolution opposing it. The proposed declaration includes a condemnation of violence, harassment, discrimination, exclusion, stigmatization,...Read More


Neil Patrick Harris to guest star on GLEE?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that How I Met Your Mother star (and resident pinup idol) Neil Patrick Harris is nearing a deal to guest star on Glee's sweeps week episode. Joss Whedon, director of Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog will...Read More


Caster Semenya: Sports Authorities in Gender Gridlock

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 19, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Whenever I want to know what's up with the still-festering Caster Semenya case, I go to a South African website called "The Science of Sport." TSOS gets through the media murk to what the issues really are. It's run by...Read More


Sunday Funnies: The Daily Show Smacks Down Marriage Equality Opponents

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jon Stewart and the good folks at the Daily Show have been on a real tear against equality opponents lately. Here are a couple of great clips from this week's shows. Dreaded Bliss Wyatt Cenac talks to a ragtag group...Read More


Sunday Funnies: The Daily Show Smacks Down Marriage Equality Opponents

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jon Stewart and the good folks at the Daily Show have been on a real tear against equality opponents lately. Here are a couple of great clips from this week's shows. Dreaded Bliss Wyatt Cenac talks to a ragtag group...Read More


NPH: Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

The other day Jerame and I were talking about Neil Patrick Harris' three part web video, "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog," and how many people mentioned it when voting for him as AfterElton.com's Gay Man of the Decade. While we'd...Read More


Queer music Friday - Matthew David

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 15, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I first heard about Canadian pop singer Matthew David when he got a little earned media on Xtra for being "from Abbotsford. I am gay. I am Christian. I'm not hiding anything." Go him. Here's a live performance of "Masquerade."...Read More


Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing is Funny at Notre Dame

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 15, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

What a load of anti-LGBT crap. This gem of a comic strip got the full print treatment in the Notre Dame Student Paper, The Observer: Character 1: "What's the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?" Character 2:...Read More


Mariah Carey Live Drunk Awards Show & Peter Pan Stage Falling Disaster

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 15, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the day: 1. Have you ever been on stage and the set fell or been in the audience when such disaster happened? 2. Are you a Mariah Carey fan? What do you make of her public...Read More


Transphobia In Mainstream Media: Are The Right-Wingers The Real Problem?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 14, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

It seems like all too often when you tune your radio or television to mainstream news and talk shows these days, there's good reason to be at minimum pretty annoyed, and sometimes even genuinely pissed off and angry if you're...Read More


Olson and Boies Talk Prop 8 on Maddow

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 13, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Last night on the Rachel Maddow Show, Ted Olson and David Boies came on to talk about the Prop 8 trial. This is just the latest stop in what has been a full-on media blitz from the pro-equality side. It's...Read More


Twilight New Moon Finally! More Nipples & Less Bella

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 12, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of New Moon? 2. What parts from the book should have been added? 3. Did you like New Moon better than Twilight? 4. What movie should I review next?...Read More


Remember Chris Crocker?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 10, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I was surfing to avoid working, and looking up random videos. I came across a beautiful young trans woman talking about the kind of hate speech that has been employed against her. Some people said they wanted to kill her....Read More


Will middle America tune out American Idol because Ellen is gay?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 10, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

This just in from Gary McCullough, the Director of Christian Newswire, a religious right press release outlet. McCullough claims that Americans will tune out American Idol once Ellen joins the show "because young girls and their traditional families are uncomfortable...Read More


Five Fab Flickr Finds

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 10, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Hijra in Karachi, which seemed appropriate after the discussions we got into this past week on TBP. The photographer says he asked permission and paid money to take this picture, making them professional models....Read More


First gay sex scene on daytime TV

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 09, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Via Feministing, here's the first gay male sex scene on daytime TV, from One Life to Live. It's really cheesy with a cut to the candles just when it's getting fun, but, hey, that's the medium. Plus they get fireworks...Read More


Julie & Julia and Mike (and me)

Filed by Phil Reese | January 09, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Let me tell you about the best duck of my life. That wasn't a typo, I really am going to talk about food today. I rarely mention my boyfriend, Mikey, on here (mostly because I feel like it would deter...Read More


Queer music Friday - Harisu

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In 2002, Harisu became the second person in Korea to legally change their sex in the official family registry. She said: "I couldn't get a passport, visa or even my own bank accounts because I was legally a man." Her...Read More


On that SeaWorld merger with Bel Ami...

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Boy, that merger between SeaWorld and Bel Ami looked much better on paper, didn't it?...Read More


Michael Cera's "Youth in Revolt" Premiere & My First Red Carpet!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 08, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I had a GREAT TIME!!!! Michael Cera loved me and Chuck Bass was there too! YAY! Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Would you want to create a supplementary persona like Fran├žois Dillinger in the movie (think Sasha Fierce)...Read More


Neil Patrick Harris wins Gay Man of the Decade: Shuns me again

Filed by Bil Browning | January 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Neil Patrick Harris has won AfterElton.com's Gay Man of the Decade contest. The actor took 61% of the vote in the online poll that went viral once he and actor John Barrowman started a Twitter battle over the title. Various...Read More


Jesus Datalo's underwear pics in gay mag causes stir

Filed by Bil Browning | January 06, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Soccer player Jesus Datalo posed in his underwear for a photo spread in Italian gay publication Romeo Mag and the leadership of his club is hopping mad. Datalo plays for Napoli. The Argentinian player is hardly the first soccer star...Read More


Sherlock Holmes sequel in jeopardy after Downey's gay comment

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

After Robert Downey Jr made a comment on David Letterman's show that the famous detective Sherlock Holmes might be shtupping his sidekick, Dr. Watson, the future of the movie franchise might be in jeopardy. Downey is the star of the...Read More


Gavin Creel: Do you remember?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

This beautiful rendition of "Do You Remember" by Gavin Creel is one of the best songs I've found on YouTube lately. It was written for an abandoned Peter Pan musical and I'd never heard it before. I'm not usually into...Read More


This is not my penis!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 05, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

A singing dancing walking talking amazing vlog! Who is this Michael Buckley?! Singing? Dancer? Vlogger? How do you define the sunshine?...Read More


Neil Patrick Harris needs us!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 04, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Neil Patrick Harris has called his fans and followers to battle! My favorite stalkee out gay celeb is in a Twitter battle royale for the title of AfterElton.com's Man of the Decade. Neil sent a tweet to his followers asking...Read More


Found on Youtube: "She Was Never He" by Boy George

Filed by Austen Crowder | January 03, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I've always been a fan of Boy George. Mind you, I kinda missed the Culture Club boat by a few years, but looking back I do like his music quite a bit....Read More


Blind items: Place your bets...

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I saw this blind item on Gawker and can't figure out who they're referencing. I know Projectors will probably ferret out the answer within minutes, but I need some help on this one. Who are they talking about? "This actress...Read More


My Cocaine Problem

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 01, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Discussion Questions of the Day: Answer all or any or say sexy things! 1. What other shows are good to watch all at once on DVD? 2 Thoughts on Glee 2? Kidz Bop? 3. Have you played sing in...Read More