Entertainment: June 2010

Good Boy!

Filed by Sean Martin | June 30, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

There are cats and dogs, and then there are cat and dogs....Read More


Lounge Ladies of the Jewel Box: Vintage drag photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 30, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

A Bilerico reader recently asked if I knew of any images of Butch Ellis, one of the fine 1950s-era ladies featured at the Jewel Box Lounge in Kansas City. I did not but throw me a name and I must...Read More


My apologies!

Filed by Sean Martin | June 29, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

When it's just not enough to say you're sorry......Read More


What were you doing when Ellen came out?

Filed by Nadine Smith | June 28, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

In 1997 when that special episode of the Ellen Show was airing across the country, the local affiliate invited me and a small group of lesbians to watch the show alongside a group of far right homophobes. In particular I...Read More


21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks; Plus: Bonus Zac Efron Shirtless!

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I'd like to interrupt The Bilerico Project's unofficial mission of being All Gay All the Time (well, at least when I post) to talk about race for a few minutes. While I wanted to spend most of this month macrameing...Read More


Cadbury's special treat: Unfortunate advertising

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 28, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The French reads: It's like a finger. Surrounded by chocolate. It disappears quickly. And I'll add... Errrr....up Hershey Highway?...Read More


The 10 Best Lady Gaga Remake Videos

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Since Lady Gaga became pop's newest princess, the remakes and parodies of her videos and songs hasn't stopped. It seems when you're not claiming Lady Gaga is an Illuminati puppet, you're all out making your very own videos hoping for...Read More


Meet lesbian comic Fortune Feimster

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 26, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Here's a reality show I don't watch, Last Comic Standing, but I saw on AfterEllen that lesbian comic Fortune Feimster is competing and that she's doing pretty well. Here's a sketch she did on going on a date with a...Read More


Queer music Friday - Vanessa Carlton

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

Another famous musician came out this week with Vanessa Carlton saying that she's a "proud bisexual woman." Here's "A Thousand Miles" from back in the day:...Read More


Interview: The world according to Maggie Griffin

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Project is partnering with Hyperion books to give away three copies of Maggie Griffin's upcoming book, Tip It! The World According to Maggie Griffin, in a couple of weeks but we had a chance to run this Q&A with...Read More


Interview: The world according to Maggie Griffin

Filed by Bil Browning | June 25, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Bilerico Project is partnering with Hyperion books to give away three copies of Maggie Griffin's upcoming book, Tip It! The World According to Maggie Griffin, in a couple of weeks but we had a chance to run this Q&A with...Read More


Matters of Size: Vintage military humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

WWII era humorous postcards. Though these are light and silly on the surface, they address issues in masculinity and male image that are eternal. Did men always lie about (and care so much about) their size? I especially love the...Read More


Matters of Size: Vintage military humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 25, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

WWII era humorous postcards. Though these are light and silly on the surface, they address issues in masculinity and male image that are eternal. Did men always lie about (and care so much about) their size? I especially love the...Read More


Thoughts after a preview screening of We Were Here: Voices from the AIDS Years in San Francisco (a work-in-progress)

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

The thing that haunts me the most from this movie is the look in the eyes of one young guy in the hospital, dying at 22, and he's looking out at the doctor or the camera so stunned, so scared,...Read More


Fantastic Voyage: How the HIV Cruise Changes Lives

Filed by Mark S. King | June 24, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although living with HIV, many of them have never been able to speak openly about their HIV status. Their HIV physician could be located hours from their home. But once a year, on a "family cruise line" far out to...Read More


Gary and Tony have a baby, Bil Browning has a cow and I have some things to say

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A lot is being written about the CNN documentary airing tonight, kicking off their "Gay in America" series, called Gary and Tony Have a Baby. It premieres on CNN tonight, June 24 at 8pm ET & PT and on CNN...Read More


Those Darned Degenerates: Lesbian Exploitation movie

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

Don't know much about this 1967 exploitation/horror movie, though IMDB's description makes it sound like the women are the aggressors. This poster, however, seems to suggest that women who don't need men deserve to be raped by men. Oh yeah....Read More


The Ethics of Surrogacy

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I was recently sent a screener of CNN's upcoming broadcast of Gary and Tony Have a Baby (which airs at 8pm on Thursday). In it, Soledad O'Brien walks us through the lives of Gary Spino and Tony Brown as they...Read More


LOGO Coming to Bright House (Someday)

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 23, 2010 | 1:57 PM | comments

In the never-ending battle to get our local cable TV franchises to provide some LGBT programming, a number of LGBT folks in Indy have been contacting Bright House regularly to request LOGO be added to the channel lineup. In the...Read More


Vintage Ad: Can you handle the sexism?

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 23, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

From those same "good ole days" that some crusty bastards always reminisce about with fondness. You know, that happy time in America when women were too stupid to use a camera. via flickr...Read More


Gary and Tony Have a Web Site

Filed by Dana Rudolph | June 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

OK, Gary Spino and Tony Brown, the dads featured in CNN's upcoming Gary and Tony Have a Baby, don't have a site--but CNN does. They've built a special portal for their "Gay in America" series of which Gary and Tony...Read More


Justin Bieber Loves Black Guys!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 23, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day! 1. Say something you love about Miley Cyrus! 2. Do you know who Amanda Bynes is? Do you think she really retired? 3. Did you like the video for Somebody to Love? 4. Are...Read More


Thoughts on The Owls

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | June 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm always kind of stunned by the demographics of Frameline audiences. As I'm walking up to the Castro Theatre, almost every single person in line is a lesbian. Hundreds and hundreds of lesbians, mostly middle-aged, and of course this is...Read More


Sanka or Spanka? Vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 22, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'd hate to see what kind of punishment she'd give if she was on caffeine. (OK, I confess, I'd love to see it.)...Read More


Your guide to San Francisco wildlife

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Via Joe.My.God. comes this Field Guide to Bears. You can buy the poster too....Read More


Spreading homosexuality to every corner of the globe (except Iran)

Filed by Bil Browning | June 21, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

On the Information Highway to Hell, squirt.org is apparently a truck stop full of lesbian mechanics and gay lot lizards. Thank God the Christian Satellite Imagining System can give us a peek inside....Read More


CNN's Gay In America: Stereotypes Abound & Bigger Picture Ignored

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I had a chance to preview CNN's first episode of their new Gay in America series: Gary & Tony Have A Baby. Unlike the multi-hour Black In America extravaganzas, the network has several one hour shows planned to look inside...Read More


Sunday Funnies: Colbert vs Lesbian Moms, Safi on Gay in Video Games, & Sam Seder on Icky Gays!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

After a few weeks off for me to settle in our new home of Chicago, your weekly round-up of giggle-inducing LGBT themed videos is back! Let's get right to it! Colbert Report- Testoster-Ruin The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm /...Read More


Sunday Funnies: Colbert vs Lesbian Moms, Safi on Gay in Video Games, & Sam Seder on Icky Gays!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

After a few weeks off for me to settle in our new home of Chicago, your weekly round-up of giggle-inducing LGBT themed videos is back! Let's get right to it! Colbert Report- Testoster-Ruin The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm /...Read More


Over The Rainbow

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 19, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

It has been a crappy few days. Few weeks. The other night, I was upset, on edge, and anxious. I watched Glee. I cried and cried. This final song really sent me over the edge. Not sad tears, but yes...Read More


Soccer Is So Gay

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 19, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Dan Woog is the author of the "Jocks" books on gay athletes. His "OutField" column on LGBT sports is syndicated nationally. It's official: Soccer is gay. That's not the word from millions of football-loving, futbol-hating Americans....Read More


Undercover Hillary Part Seven

Filed by Sean Martin | June 18, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

What nefarious plans do the Republicans have for our heroes? SEE AFTER THE JUMP!...Read More


Queer music Friday - Christian Chavez

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 18, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Mexican pop singer Christian Chávez has been out since 2007, but he's put out his first solo studio album this year. Before he was known for his work on a telenovela and with the band RBD. Here's his first solo...Read More


TGIF: Banging your head against the mirror

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I've been so sick since last weekend with a nasty cold that's left me sniffling and coughing constantly. So if you thought yesterday's 5 random things that rumble through my head post was haphazard, blame the cold medicine. Today's post...Read More


A sports fan at the Prop 8 trial

Filed by Gloria Nieto | June 18, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I went to the opening day and closing day of the Prop 8 trial. While not a legal type, I still have a huge investment in the outcome of this if nothing else besides being a lesbian living in California....Read More


Photo: The spankings of our forefathers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 18, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Guessing these early 20th century (1905-1915) ball-players are engaging in a standard-for-the-day hazing ritual. It was fun deciphering the little note on the back of the card, urging the recipient to share a photo of his team as well. One...Read More


Undercover Hillary Part Six

Filed by Sean Martin | June 17, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

While the O-Team deals with Mitch McConnell outside the Rentboy.com orgy room, Doc and Raider hope to pull a fast one on Michael Steele's blueprint for conquest... ...after the jump, that is....Read More


Some Like It Hard: Vintage Lee's Ad

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

Fits all tools? Takes punishment? And check out the bald fellow's "Gosh, darn. I was a bad boy. I need to be spanked." look. Is it my sordid imagination or are some vintage ads better than SM porn?...Read More


Joan Rivers Is A Piece Of Work - The Face That Launched A Thousand Snips

Filed by Father Tony | June 17, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

(An expanded version of this interview appears in the current issue of South Florida Gay News.) Joan Rivers sat down for an interview anticipating the June 11th release of the documentary film covering the 75th year of her life, Joan...Read More


Undercover Hillary Part Five

Filed by Sean Martin | June 16, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The nefarious plan REVEALED!!!... ... after the jump....Read More


Reader Request: Topless lesbians with big breasts (and music!)

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

After I posted about the half naked bloody Dutch men competing in beauty pageant and video of English goalie Joe Hart dancing in tight white undies, a few female readers have asked for more sexy lesbian posts. I, however, am...Read More


Bilerico, Freedom to Marry Announce Blog 4 Equality Finalists

Filed by Michael Crawford | June 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Alex Blaze was gracious enough to be a judge in Blog 4 Equality Netroots Nation Scholarship Contest sponsored by Freedom to Marry and co-sponsored by Bilerico, Americablog, Courage Campaign, Daily Kos, Open Left, and Rod 2.0. Three winners of the...Read More


Beautiful Cytherea: Classic lesbian art

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 16, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Found this lovely Victorian engraving of a Greek myth, depicting the goddess "Cythere" (in French) embracing a girl. According to Wiki, "the goddess Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, from which she emerged on a sea...Read More


Video: English goalie Joe Hart dances in white undies

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

By now, it's become painfully obvious how I choose my sports teams. Now that I've seen this video of English goalie Joe Hart dancing in tight white underwear, have I found a team to cheer for in the World Cup?...Read More


Play Smart: Visual AIDS Trading Cards Debut

Filed by R Conrad | June 15, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Visual AIDS, an New York based organization dedicated to utilizing art to fight AIDS, has recently released a new series of artist edition broadsides and trading cards, Play Smart, that promote sex-positive harm reduction practices for men who have sex...Read More


Play Smart: Visual AIDS Trading Cards Debut

Filed by R Conrad | June 15, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Visual AIDS, an New York based organization dedicated to utilizing art to fight AIDS, has recently released a new series of artist edition broadsides and trading cards, Play Smart, that promote sex-positive harm reduction practices for men who have sex...Read More


Undercover Hillary Part Four

Filed by Sean Martin | June 15, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

The plot thickens after the jump!!!...Read More


Gay Pride PSA: It's every choice we make.

Filed by Mark S. King | June 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I must admit, I think it's pretty funny. Until it punches you in the gut. Please share and re-post freely. Someone might hear the message at the right time....Read More


Rep Aaron Schock: So Not Gay He'll Burn His Teal Belt

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

When a picture of closeted Illinois Representative Aaron Schock surfaced at the White House wearing a pink and white checked shirt with white pants and a teal belt, the blogosphere lit up with snide innuendos and catty comments. Schock's live-in...Read More


Hot diggity dog Daddy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Moobs and a mutt-head. Well, alrighty, then. I just know that somewhere out there something thinks this is the hottest thing he's ever seen. It gives one paws for thought, no?...Read More


Hot diggity dog Daddy

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 15, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Moobs and a mutt-head. Well, alrighty, then. I just know that somewhere out there something thinks this is the hottest thing he's ever seen. It gives one paws for thought, no?...Read More


Undercover Hillary Part Three

Filed by Sean Martin | June 14, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Our dauntless heroes make their way into the belly of the beast........Read More


WTF?: Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley with gay slur

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'm not a big sports fan but I loooove to attend hockey games (which is odd because I also hate the cold!). One of my favorite memories with Jerame was the time the Indianapolis Star gave me tickets to watch...Read More


Sesame Street: Bert comes out on Twitter

Filed by Bil Browning | June 14, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Oh, Sesame Street. While Bert and Ernie's longtime "roommate" status has often been the topic of rumor and innuendo by other muppets (and those of us with time to wonder about the sexual orientation of puppets), Bert seems to have...Read More


Men in striped bathing suits: mystery vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Sometimes I find a photo, and I just can't explain the photo. Circus performers? The world's most unusual swim team? Rejects from one of Rosie's cruises? What? Any Bilerico friends have a clue?...Read More


Men in striped bathing suits: mystery vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Sometimes I find a photo, and I just can't explain the photo. Circus performers? The world's most unusual swim team? Rejects from one of Rosie's cruises? What? Any Bilerico friends have a clue?...Read More


Hating Taylor Swift - CMT Awards! Glee Season Finale!

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 14, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: Answer any or all! 1. Were you happy with GLEE season finale and the plot developments? Fave lines/scenes? 2. Taylor Swift's Hair: Straight or Curly? 3. Did you watch Pretty Little Liars? Discuss! Do...Read More


Kaya Jones, Former Pussycat Doll, at Talbott for Gay Pride

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | June 12, 2010 | 9:00 AM | comments

Last Sunday, we got to hang out all day with Kaya Jones, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, at Rehab at Bella Vita! We didn't really know what to expect but what we found was so much more. She's a little...Read More


Undercover Hillary Part Two

Filed by Sean Martin | June 11, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's not the A Team... or even the B Team. You have to work your way down the alphabet a bit to find this bunch....Read More


Queer music Friday - Leanne Hart

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 11, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Irish singer/songwriter Leanne Hart came out this week, saying that her Catholicism is why she came out so late... at 20....Read More


Undercover Hillary Part One

Filed by Sean Martin | June 10, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

When the president reaches the end of his rope, who does he call?...Read More


Exploiting Almost Everything: vintage movie poster

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 10, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I love creepy posters for exploitative movies of the past and this one rolls sexploitation and blacksploitation and even a little bisexualploitation and shades of incest into its deliciously tawdry mix. Oh my God. LOGO! Buy the rights!...Read More


Secrets of Body Fat Loss Revealed!!!

Filed by Sean Martin | June 09, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Banner ads.... Feh. Who says "Ya gotta love 'em"???...Read More


Real Men Can Dance: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 09, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Another "found" gem from gay history. I would love to know the festive tale behind this (New Year's?) merriment. It makes me think we need more places where men can slow-dance together! Love his party hat and how they keep...Read More


Real Men Can Dance: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 09, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Another "found" gem from gay history. I would love to know the festive tale behind this (New Year's?) merriment. It makes me think we need more places where men can slow-dance together! Love his party hat and how they keep...Read More


Lady Gaga eats a rosary! Alejandro controversy?

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 09, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day: Answer ANY or ALL! 1. Who should have won Britain's Got Talent? Thoughts on this season? 2. Do you like Justin Bieber's video for Never Say Never? Will you see new Karate Kid? 3.Why...Read More


Queer music Friday - Holly Miranda

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's a live performance of openly-lesbian singer/songwriter Holly Miranda's "Waves."...Read More


Men's Digest, Lesbian Study: vintage magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 04, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

What first caught my eye was how much Claudia Cardinale resembles Brittany Spears, or vice versa. This men's magazine dates from 1964....Read More


Lady Gaga & Larry King

Filed by Bil Browning | June 03, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Which came first, Larry King or the Larry King look by Lady Gaga? Yeah. Larry King wins by a few hundred years....Read More


Your Mom Is a Lesbian

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 03, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

The 18th episode of Dear Buck where I change your life or not. Take it all with a grain of gay salt. I ain't no expert! Just what I think and having fun!...Read More


Grindr: Lowering the barriers to casual sex

Filed by Jerame Davis | June 02, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Have you heard of Grindr yet? Seems like just about every queer person I know has at least heard if it by now. Every time I am in a group of LGBT folks and I pull out my iPhone, the...Read More


Kate Clinton is Lambda Literary 2010 Pioneer Award Winner

Filed by Father Tony | June 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Lambda Literary Foundation held its 22nd annual awards ceremony in Manhattan at the School of Visual Arts Theatre on May 27, 2010. The first Lambda Literary Awards were presented at a black-tie gala ceremony in 1989. Every year since...Read More


Seen the new Sex and the City movie?

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 02, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I can't go out without seeing about 32 ads a minute for the new Sex and the City movie. And they're fairly obnoxious, so I doubt I'll fork over 10 euro to go see it. But Brian Safi did. Have...Read More


Man-trapping lingerie: vintage ad

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

Vintage ad pressing the same message women get from pop culture: that artifice is the essence of sexiness and that natural beauty is never "enough." On the other hand, I'm wondering... I'm 54 now... and, well, you know...does that girdle...Read More


Man-trapping lingerie: vintage ad

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

Vintage ad pressing the same message women get from pop culture: that artifice is the essence of sexiness and that natural beauty is never "enough." On the other hand, I'm wondering... I'm 54 now... and, well, you know...does that girdle...Read More


Al and Tipper Gore No More

Filed by Sara Whitman | June 02, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Tipper and Al Gore are getting divorced. Forty years of marriage and they don't hate each other, there is no other man or woman. Just grew apart. Life does that sometimes. Gotta go here, gotta do this, you have your...Read More


Backstage with the Glee Tour at Radio City Music Hall

Filed by Michael Buckley | June 02, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

I had a chance to go backstage at the Glee Tour at Radio City Music Hall. Special Thank you to Jon Chu, Harry Shum, Heather Morris Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale and Cory Monteith! What a thrill to meet you!...Read More


Secrets of the Masturbatory Male

Filed by Mark S. King | June 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

During my years in Los Angeles in the 1980's, I owned and operated Telerotic, a gay men's "phone fantasy" service. As a struggling young actor I had begun this odd vocation to make ends meet between acting jobs and as...Read More


Homoerotic: Keanu Reeves and Carl Marotte

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 01, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Just found, and love, these vintage publicity stills (1984) featuring then 20-something Keanu Reeves and his co-star, Carl Marotte in a Toronto theatre production of "Wolfboy," an adaptation of writer Brad Fraser's novel, Love and Human Remains Two more -...Read More


Punk and Gay: The Reunion Tour

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | June 01, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Words, as I've so often said, are mercurial. In one context, they're perfectly acceptable. In another, they're terribly offensive. We've already learned that lesson with "gay," which sad, misinformed people use as a pejorative and proud people often embrace. There's...Read More