Entertainment: February 2010

Straight-washing music and changing gender pronouns for easier listening

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 28, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

This past week I bought French cabaret star's Barbara's version of "Ne me quitte pas," which I found lacked the weight of the Jacques Brel and Nina Simone versions I was familiar with, but, more importantly when it comes to...Read More


Sunday Funnies: InfoMania takes on Johnny Weir & Homophobia in the Media

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 28, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This week's...Read More


Sunday Funnies: InfoMania takes on Johnny Weir & Homophobia in the Media

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 28, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This week's...Read More


Olympics Victory for a Great Gay Coach

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

We get all worked up about the out athletes who win -- but the out coaches and other powerful figures who are indispensable to sports success should get a tremendous amount of credit too. At the Winter Games in Vancouver,...Read More


Michael Bublé, Will You Sing Me Gay Bedtime Songs?; or: Michael Bublé, Why Am I Turning Into My Mother?!

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 27, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

If my mom has a CD in heavy rotation in her car, it's a sure sign that I should avoid whatever musician it is at all costs. I mean, c'mon, someone as young and hip as I am should not...Read More


Caption This: Lady GaGa Scarecrow is for the Birds

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 27, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

You just can't make this stuff up... A UK farmer has put up a Lady GaGa inspired scarecrow because his fiance found her outfits to be scary enough to scare away the birds. And it it FIERCE! So fire up...Read More


Caption This: Lady GaGa Scarecrow is for the Birds

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 27, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

You just can't make this stuff up... A UK farmer has put up a Lady GaGa inspired scarecrow because his fiance found her outfits to be scary enough to scare away the birds. And it it FIERCE! So fire up...Read More


Vintage Gay Valentine: 1920s postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

You certainly don't see these every day. Really happy to dig it out of someone's eBay collection of 1920s postcards. Love the way someone cut and pasted their photobooth pic on it. Now I wonder which one is the sweet...Read More


"Under The Radar" Seattle, Part One: The Kirkland Edition

Filed by Don Davis | February 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

So the plain fact is that this time of the year the all-pervasive gloom that is the Pacific Northwest is more reminiscent of the Moors of Scotland than Miami Beach; the last week being a most notable exception. It's also...Read More


Queer music Friday - Marsha Stevens-Pino

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 26, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I tweeted this video earlier today (I'm @alexblaze and I've been a good twitterer for a few weeks now). The lead singer here, Marsha Stevens, was one of the biggest acts in Christian music back in the 60's and 70's...Read More


Kai (5)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 26, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

And while your decision may be an easy one, someone else's is a tad more difficult... Click here for a larger version....Read More


Girls with balls: Vintage baseball pic

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Don't know anything about this pre-1920 photo other than it is fabulous. Like so much of women's history, the story of female baseball teams is almost forgotten....Read More


Watch the Dr. Oz segment on trans youth

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 25, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Dr. Oz did a segment on trans youth that was pretty hyped before it happened. Part 2 is after the jump. What do you all think?...Read More


Your Thursday Moment of Neil Patrick Harris

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

It's been a while since we've had Neil Patrick Harris looking sexy on Bilerico. It's time to rectify that. As an added bonus, we'll add in Jennifer Lopez after the World's Best Looking Actor twittered this picture of the two...Read More


Kai (4)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 25, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

And sometimes the decision is just that easy... Click here for a larger version....Read More


Quiet? Yes. Dignity? No.

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 25, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

OK. I wasn’t going to say anything else about the John Edwards mess. It’s gotten sordid past the point of rubbernecking, even. I just want to look away. But after reading this piece about the “quiet dignity of Rielle Hunter,”...Read More


Gay Love magazine: It's not what you think it is

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 25, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Though Frosty looks like he's been played for a fool.......Read More


Hilarious: The Mr. Evan Bayh Song

Filed by Bil Browning | February 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Presented without knowing who made the video, of course. I'd like to add my thanks for Bayh's decision since it'll more than likely cost us a Senate, House, and State House seat - throwing the entire state under Republican control....Read More


Kai (3)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Decisions: how do you decide what's more important? Click here for a larger version....Read More


Natural Male Affection: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

One of the most disturbing aspects of post-modern homophobia is that it has placed so many restrictions on how men are supposed to interact. I love coming across photos from my parents' and grandparents' generations, when men could still openly...Read More


Vancouver: TV Ratings R Us

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Winter Games are made to order for TV ratings. Day before yesterday, two luscious and photogenic young couples, Canada and U.S.A., duked it out for the gold, while U.S.A. and Russia slugged over the bronze. Re the win, judging...Read More


Cheryl Cole Dumps A-hole Husband!!! - Eastenders! - RuPaul's Drag Race

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 24, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Do you think Cheryl is going to be on Dancing with the Stars! Leave a HELL YAY comment of support that she left her husband!! 2. Did you tune in to the Eastenders...Read More


Kai (2)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The risks we take to serve our country arent always on the battlefield. Click here for a larger version....Read More


Caption This: Real Men Marry Women

Filed by Bil Browning | February 22, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Time for another round of Caption This! This time, we have a picture from CPAC to enliven our days and titillate our nights. Or something like that. My caption? "Because no self-respecting lesbian would ever hit this" (Hat tip to...Read More


Brian McNaught Knows The Song He Was Taught

Filed by Father Tony | February 22, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

The soft trickle of water fountains, the scent of a pungent simmering stew, the glow of oil paintings in the Cape Cod style and the warm embrace of two handsome men of a certain age will envelop you upon entering...Read More


Kai (part 1)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 22, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sometimes waiting for them to come home can be harder than seeing them off. Just as a reminder to those who weren't regular readers of my blog before we started here: Mik and Kai were married in Canada shortly before...Read More


Winter Olympics Report exclusive: PRIDE House

Filed by Jeff Sheng | February 22, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

One of my favorite quotes is from Nelson Mandela and I have it printed out above my desk: "Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It...Read More


Freudian slip knot: vintage carnival cut-out

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Friends, I wouldn't even know where to begin.......Read More


There She Is!!

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 21, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

With all the negative press going around the community right now, people are getting frustrated and jaded. I know I've been a little fatalist in the past few weeks, and from early reports it sounds like trans people will be...Read More


Courting bigotry in women's tennis

Filed by Sean Bugg | February 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I know it's been a busy couple of weeks of snowstorms and queer politics when I miss a story about homophobia in professional tennis. I feel like such a slacker. In a January newspaper profile Grand Slam legend Margaret Court...Read More


Caption This: Obama's Mini-Me

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I thought our readers would have a good time coming up with some captions for this photo. Have at it, Projectors!...Read More


Caption This: Obama's Mini-Me

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I thought our readers would have a good time coming up with some captions for this photo. Have at it, Projectors!...Read More


Was Johnny Weir Robbed?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 20, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Thursday night, in men's figure-skating finals, the biggest shocker was not Evan Lysacek beating 2006 champion Evgeni Plushenko out of the gold medal. It was the judges burying Johnny Weir in 6th place. This was after a near-perfect performance of...Read More


Vintage photo: 1920s lesbian couple

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Charming vintage image ...and I think we know who's the daddy....Read More


Queer music Friday - Tomboy

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 19, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Tomas Bickham, aka Tomboy, is a Danish drag queen/singer who got some YouTube fame for this video for "OK 2B Gay." "Gays from Outer Space" is after the jump. This guy's really into being gay....Read More


Oh, officer?

Filed by Sean Martin | February 19, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's always best to sort these things out in advance. Click here for a larger version....Read More


Real World DC's Mike talks LGBT issues with mom

Filed by Bil Browning | February 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I know it makes me seem old every time I mention it, but I'm still amazed sometimes at how far popular culture has gone in its depiction of LGBT people and issues. I can remember when anything remotely queer was...Read More


The Power of Two

Filed by Sean Martin | February 18, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

As is written in the Book of the Tower of Power: It takes two, baby -- just me and you. Click here for a larger view....Read More


Vintage Lobby Card: Lesbian Classic Movie

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 18, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

A rare Mexican lobby card for the ground-breaking 1968 movie, Therese and Isabel, a film about the lesbian awakening of two Swiss boarding school girls....Read More


Vancouver Report: Gays, Crashes, National Debts and Other Issues

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 18, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

As usual, any gay noises at the Winter Olympics are kept firmly focused around figure skating. Johnny Weir continues to stay mum about his sexual orientation, verbally anyway -- though he gayed it up as he worked the crowd during...Read More


We Are the World Bieber Jonas FAIL!

Filed by Michael Buckley | February 18, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day! Answer any or all! What did you think of the We are the World remake? Do you remember the commercial I was talking about? HA! Would you want to see Khloe (or your loved...Read More


Olympic Pants!

Filed by Sean Martin | February 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Isn't it fascinating that some Olympic uniforms just seem to engender controversy, while others... Click here for a larger version....Read More


Hairy Beary Vintage Wrestler: Baron Leone

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 17, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Pro-wrestler, Baron Leone (1909-1988), painted by Vaughn Bass in 1954....Read More


Hairy Beary Vintage Wrestler: Baron Leone

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 17, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Pro-wrestler, Baron Leone (1909-1988), painted by Vaughn Bass in 1954....Read More


Being a D--k: 20 More Seconds of Transphobia

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I'm a fan of Daniel Tosh's comedy and his Comedy Central show, Tosh.0. Tosh isn't an insult comic like Lisa Lampenelli, but his schtick is to make slightly offensive jokes that usually targets a certain community. Most of the time...Read More


Ban loveless marriage?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This Onion report comes a little too late - the right already proved that it can't be satired here because they actually believe that loveless marriage should be illegal. It's still funny, though....Read More


Michael Steele: CANADJUN!

Filed by Sean Martin | February 16, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

After a while, you have to look for greener pastures... especially when you've plowed the current ones to death. Click here for a larger version....Read More


Vintage album cover: Organ Fantasy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 16, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I've had one or two (or 30 million) myself......Read More


3D Porn: The Cutting Edge of Technology? Or the Decline of Western Civilization?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Now that Avatar, James Cameron's 3D extravaganza, has grossed more money than, well, anything, studios are tripping over their dicks to jump on the 3D bandwagon. The upcoming 2D releases, Clash of the Titans and Harry Potter and the Deathly...Read More


February 15

Filed by Sean Martin | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The inevitable possibility of a let down after a holiday.. Click here for a larger version....Read More


Down and Dirty with Bil Browning

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | February 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Running a social blog and discovering who the local celebrities are is interesting because what you find is that power is not necessarily confined by social status, wealth or interest, but sometimes by who is controlling what news reaches us,...Read More


Sunday Funnies: InfoMania takes on DADT with 'Ac**kalypse Now'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 14, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Bryan Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This week's...Read More


The Olfactory Beauty of Vulva Original

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

In a previous post on my Bamboo Nation blog, I established Mr. Colin Farrell's love of a woman's vagina, which I assume can be attributed to the fine scent it emits. (As a gay man, I can only make assumptions...Read More


Queer music Friday - Socalled

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 12, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Socalled is a Montreal-based queer musician who mixes klezmer and rap to create... this. This is "The Good Old Days."...Read More


Didi (Part 5)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 12, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The things we do for love... Just something to consider this Valentine's Day. Click here for a larger version....Read More


"Valentine's Day" - A Day in the Life of (Hetero) Love

Filed by Jason Tseng | February 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I consider my movie tastes pretty eclectic. And by eclectic, I mean a thinly veiled attempt at justifying my undying passion for sappy romantic comedies and teenage chick flicks. I watched Ever After on a loop for about two weeks,...Read More


CinErotic for the Hopelessly Queer Romantic

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 12, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

If you're still looking for a fun date idea for Valentine's Day (or a way to vanquish that pity-party you're having), and you're in the Atlanta, GA area, rejoice. The first CinErotic Fest is just what the love doctor ordered....Read More


Didi! (part 4)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Communication... somewhere in that mess of letters, there's you and I. Click here for a larger image....Read More


Funky 50s lesbian sleeze

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 10, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Proving that in a world without men, all lesbians walk around in their underwear....Read More


Didi! (Part 3)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 10, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

We all have our priorities... Click here for a larger image....Read More


Vintage carnival cut-out: party boys

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

Yes, they can-can!...Read More


Vintage carnival cut-out: party boys

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

Yes, they can-can!...Read More


Didi! (Part 2)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 09, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Chattiness is next to godliness. Or something like that. Or so they tell me. :) Click here for a larger version....Read More


Vintage erotica: beautiful dreamers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 09, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Postcard from the 1920s. Their sweetness and affection say so much more than I could with words....Read More


Didi! (Part 1)

Filed by Sean Martin | February 08, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The joys of meeting new neighbours... and their gifts... Click here for a larger image....Read More


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Top Six Most Popular Gay Porn Sites

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | February 08, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

It is reported that every second, 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography. That's a huge amount of attention given to something we rarely talk about in public so Alex and I decided that over a two week period, while out...Read More


Taylor Swift wins a Grammy, but I still can't sing!!

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

A semi low key slightly less gay hyper recap of the 2010 Grammy Awards! I am traveling but wanted to share some thoughts with you! This video may suck but it is still better than Taylor Swift's live performance....Read More


In Memoriam: Brendan Burke

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 07, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last November, I posted about Brian Burke, the gruff president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who very publicly supported his gay son Brendan, a hockey player for Miami University. Today I just learned of the sad news...Read More


Extra Special Caption This: So a frog is giving a chimp a blowjob...

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

Let's try a special video version of Caption This.... I promise, this has great possibilities. So this chimp is forcing a frog to give him a blowjob when he looks up at the humans watching and says, "-------." What does...Read More


Under arrest!

Filed by Sean Martin | February 06, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

With the uber-Christian-right calling for the "detainment" of "felonious" homosexuals, one wonders what part of society will get "detained" next? Click here for a larger version....Read More


Racist KFC ad from Australia

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't you wonder how some ads ever get the green light by the companies? Half the time it's not just stuff like the sexist A1 steak sauce bottle, but full-fledged marketing campaigns like the Indiana laundromat's racist signs. So what's...Read More


Queer music Friday - Rob Halford (of Judas Priest)

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 05, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'll admit I didn't know Rob Halford, the frontman from Judas Priest, was gay until just this week. I'm not a huge Priest fan. But I also was surprised to learn that they just won their first Grammy last week...Read More


More on Gender Controversy in Sports

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | February 05, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The sports controversy over women vis a vis men that exploded with Caster Semenya in track is exploding onwards in...bowling. On January 24, leading professional bowler Chris Barnes went down in flames to a woman -- Kelly Kulick -- in...Read More


Vintage Lobby Card: No More Women

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 05, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

OK, but which one is the receiver?...Read More


Lois Lane, pre-modern feminist

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 04, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

...and with latent lesbian separatist tendancies. Who knew?...Read More


Wacky Quacky Virility Product: Von Graef's penis pills

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 03, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

German doctor Carl von Graef was one of the most successful 19th century quacks to exploit public naivete about sexual health. This is an advertising tract for his wildly popular herbal virility medicine (made mostly of Yerba Santa and Yerba...Read More


Wacky Quacky Virility Product: Von Graef's penis pills

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 03, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

German doctor Carl von Graef was one of the most successful 19th century quacks to exploit public naivete about sexual health. This is an advertising tract for his wildly popular herbal virility medicine (made mostly of Yerba Santa and Yerba...Read More


Review: Jeff Sheng's Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Volume I

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 03, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' note: Scott Barnes is a photographer based in Indianapolis and Chicago. His work has been published on the DNA Magazine website and in numerous publications, and he is currently working on two fine-art books of photography. First, this book...Read More


Mark Feehily tweets his engagement

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 03, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I had a crush on Mark Feehily, the best boy band singer ever, that goes all the way back to when I was in college, well before he even came out. And now he's taken: Well, I hope he's happy,...Read More


Welcome. Orientation will now begin

Filed by Sean Martin | February 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Welcome to my little corner of the GLBT universe: Bilerico's new comic strip DOC AND RAIDER, the travels and travails of two Canadians trying to figure out life in the US. Before just throwing everyone into the maelstrom, I've prepared...Read More


Vintage male underwear ad: "You can't tear the fly!"

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 02, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

There's text, nd then there's subtext, and then there's this vintage ad heralding the man-handling-withstanding indestructible fly....Read More


A Project of Love

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | February 02, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Often we cross paths with someone we never expected to meet who profoundly changes our life. Today was one of those days for me. Recently we had been contacted by the marketing executive for writer Barbara Benjamin Marcus who developed...Read More


Where were the villains in SiCKO?

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 01, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Crazy enough, I never saw SiCKO, Michael Moore's documentary on the American health care system from almost three years ago, until just this weekend. What a difference three years make. While fully acknowledging how easy it is to criticize the...Read More


This trans rapper is Heaven

Filed by Bil Browning | February 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

No, seriously. This trans rapper is Heaven. While I'm not sure if she's a drag queen or a transwoman, she calls herself a Super Tranny. The song is rather annoying, but the story she tells is comic, disturbing and realistic....Read More