Entertainment: September 2010

Carnival Cut-Out Cut-Ups: Vintage photo

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

There's always something great about people being silly and these two old dudes, out for kicks at an early 20th century carnival, clearly were having fun. But, gee, wouldn't this make a fun prop at Pride?...Read More


Carnival Cut-Out Cut-Ups: Vintage photo

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

There's always something great about people being silly and these two old dudes, out for kicks at an early 20th century carnival, clearly were having fun. But, gee, wouldn't this make a fun prop at Pride?...Read More


Nick Youngquest strips for the camera

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Rugby star Nick Youngquest did a recent photoshoot with Joseph Blue that is well worth the ogle. Youngquest, known for being pro-gay, has decided to pursue a modeling career and if you think the outtake below is hot, wait until...Read More


Just got laid

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Why is this egg getting more action than I am? *sighs*...Read More


Love Warriors: My hard-hitting marriage equality manifesto

Filed by Davina Kotulski | September 27, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

After Prop 8 passed I couldn't help feeling that it was somehow my fault, like couldn't I have done more. I raised money, I went door to door in my neighborhood, I went to farmer's markets and cultural fairs and...Read More


Transgender Pinocchio

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

What's your opinion on this? I've been sent the same video by two different Projectors now. One thought it was a great trans-positive toon while the other found it slightly offensive. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor....Read More


You want to eat spinach? I'll make you eat spinach

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

The other day I was on the phone with Bilerico contributor Yasmin Nair, and she asked what Alberto and I had for dinner. We take cooking seriously, so I told her was a "train-wreck." We made our favorite spinach recipe,...Read More


My UnBEARably Inauspicious Film Debut

Filed by Father Tony | September 25, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last summer, I was selected to be an extra in Bear City, winner of some indie film festival awards. For three enjoyable days and nights, I hung around with my fellow extras at the New York City Eagle, a venue...Read More


Revealing Sam Steward

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Today Samuel M. Steward (1909-1993) is remembered, if at all, as the author of the "Phil Andros" gayrotic novels and stories and as the friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas, Thornton Wilder and other famous writers. Justin Spring rescues Steward...Read More


Queer Music Friday: LZ Love

Filed by Paige Schilt | September 24, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Singer-songwriter LZ Love's career spans decades, genres, and genders. As a back-up singer, she has collaborated with everyone from the Godfather of Soul to Spearhead. As a solo artist, Love has made her mark on the European dance charts. Since...Read More


Something Got Lost In Translation

Filed by Don Davis | September 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have no idea what's going on in this Russian video, but as far as I can tell someone is stalking Paris Hilton, and then there's a dark tunnel and fish, and then she's apparently working at some place that...Read More


Let's Get Physical: Lesbian pulp fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 23, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Fun cover from the late 50s/early 60s. "Peggy Swenson" was a pseudonym used by science fiction author Richard E Geis when he wrote pulp sex books (he penned over 100 of them!)....Read More


Cricket: Jimmy Anderson naked

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Suddenly I'm a fan of cricket! Attitude magazine's cover this month features British cricket star Jimmy Anderson and the athlete shows some skin that's well worth viewing. Take a peek at Anderson's naked photos after the jump. They just show...Read More


True Blood a Metaphor for Trans Folks?

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Vampire-Human relationships in True Blood are set up as a metaphor for same-sex relationships. They are hated by the right wing Christians, legally persecuted, and at one point they sneak in a reference to vampire-human marriages being legalized in Vermont....Read More


Against Equality Is Hitting the Road with Our New Book!

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 21, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The recent Prop 8 decision by Judge Vaughn Walker was greeted with great celebration in mainstream gay and lesbian circles. Defenders of gay marriage have been lovingly quoting entire sections of the decision and drawing some strange conclusions. For Jennifer...Read More


Pin-Up Women: the art of Pearl Frush and Zoe Mozert

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

I recently did a big show on Pin-Up art of the 1940s-1950s (you can watch a video anthology of the show on youtube) and was interested to learn that two of the most prominent artists were women. Pearl Frush and...Read More


Kelly McGillis and Partner Get Civilized - or Unionized

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 20, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Civilly unionized? United civilly? Yet another reason civil unions don't work: there's no verb form. Regardless of the linguistic hurdles, however, I'd like to send best wishes to actor Kelly McGillis and her partner, sales executive Melanie Leis, who had...Read More


How Glee Facebook Status Updates Are Promoting Equality

Filed by Leone Kraus | September 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have a confession to make - I don't own a television. My pop-culture intake comes from free video content on Hulu and Facebook status updates.  (I gave up television when it became impossible to watch it for free with...Read More


Hans Schmidt by Vaughn Bass: Wrestling Art

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 20, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

While famous pin-up artist Vaughn Bass usually drew leggy women, in the 1950s he illustrated calendars for a wrestling association, and captured some of the hunkiest men of the day in their hottest poses. Here is wrestling champ Hans Schmidt...Read More


CAMP ROCK 2 - The Final Jam ROCKED!!! - "We Can't, We Can't Back Down!"

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 20, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day! Answer any or all! 1. Did you love Camp Rock 2 as much as I did? 2. Do you think Demi's hair is too dark? LOL 3. What was your favorite song? Who was...Read More


Light in the loafers

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I swear, it's like my shoes are trying to send me a message about flaming so much. (And for those of you who've seen my odd tiptoe-style walk, you'll find this even funnier.) I'm not sure how I missed seeing...Read More


My tomato sauce recipe

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Instead of getting right in to how to make tomato sauce, it's important to understand why. Sure, it's a lot easier to buy a jar and it'll probably be cheap enough anyway, but it really doesn't taste the same. But...Read More


Queer music Friday - Our Lady J

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 17, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Our Lady J made headlines a few weeks ago because she was hanging out with Daniel Radcliffe. I looked her up on YouTube and this song, "Pink Prada Purse," is pretty cute and fun:...Read More


Thoughts on Gaga: Part Infinity

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 17, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Leo who is losing his hair. He blogs at The New Gay. Hey, did you hear that Lady Gaga appeared at the VMA’s with discharged gay soldiers to make a statement about...Read More


Toilet Fetishes of the Rich and Famous: John Lennon's potty

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 17, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I have occasionally idly wondered about collectors who purchase the hair or underwear of dead Hollywood stars...but this sale is really special. I suppose if you have a fascination with toilets, owning this decorative fixture would be a coup --...Read More


Toilet Fetishes of the Rich and Famous: John Lennon's potty

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 17, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I have occasionally idly wondered about collectors who purchase the hair or underwear of dead Hollywood stars...but this sale is really special. I suppose if you have a fascination with toilets, owning this decorative fixture would be a coup --...Read More


Racist toothpaste?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Has your current toothpaste been a little lazy about keeping your teeth pearly white? America's most popular brands have been forced to bend to the pansy liberal FDA and add government handouts like Fluoride to each tube. It's a government...Read More


Dirty Dancing! Sister Act! My Awesome London Trip!!

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

I'm back from my trip to London. Let me know if you took any trips this summer! This was our first vacation since March 2009 so I was so happy!!!...Read More


Stepping Out with Mr. 1937: vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 14, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I just love this debonair man-about-town with the center of his suit cut away. Is that a snap-crotch girdle or are those rivets? He's after the jump....Read More


Stepping Out with Mr. 1937: vintage ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 14, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I just love this debonair man-about-town with the center of his suit cut away. Is that a snap-crotch girdle or are those rivets? He's after the jump....Read More


Dear Bil, I Spent The Evening With Your Boyfriend, And....

Filed by Father Tony | September 14, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Funny, but he didn't ask me to say hi. Sunday night, with "Fashion Week" in full swing here in NYC, I walked over to Lincoln Center to attend the Tommy Hilfiger show. Actually, I was very close to getting Neil...Read More


Gaga takes DADT repeal to Ellen's season premiere

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Lady Gaga didn't just take an escort of soldiers discharged under DADT to the MTV Music Video Awards, she took her message to Ellen Degeneres' show too. Ellen's season premiere was taped last night immediately following the awards show and...Read More


Oh my nerves! Vintage advertising

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 13, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Before there was valium or prozac, there were always dubious quack remedies to help women medicate their sometimes grim realities. (Personally, I like to think the gal on the left is Mary's childless-by-choice lesbian sister who is too happy with...Read More


Oh my nerves! Vintage advertising

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 13, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Before there was valium or prozac, there were always dubious quack remedies to help women medicate their sometimes grim realities. (Personally, I like to think the gal on the left is Mary's childless-by-choice lesbian sister who is too happy with...Read More


Why are you friending me?

Filed by Phil Reese | September 12, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I love the internet and the ability it has to connect us all, making the world a lot smaller, tighter-knit place. That's why I love Leone Kraus's posts as well as Nathan Strang's & Jerame Davis'. But just because you...Read More


Hypnotic "Chloe" - Rent it, see it

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | September 12, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

There are those moments in your life when you meet someone you know would somehow change you--that person you felt more than you thought--that you saw yourself inside of and thought yourself in terms of. Be it fleeting or lasting--those...Read More


Hypnotic "Chloe" - Rent it, see it

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | September 12, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

There are those moments in your life when you meet someone you know would somehow change you--that person you felt more than you thought--that you saw yourself inside of and thought yourself in terms of. Be it fleeting or lasting--those...Read More


Queer music Friday - Chuck Panozzo of Styx

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I didn't know until this morning that Chuck Panozzo, bass player for prog rock band Styx, was gay. According to his Wikipedia entry, he came out back in 2001 as both gay and seropositive. Since I've put up bands on...Read More


Private Pictures: men stepping up the fun

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

I found a handful of very sweet private photos of folks dancing and having fun together and this is the first of the lot. This one looks reasonably recent, and captures a some darling older guys enjoying some dance moves...Read More


Private Pictures: men stepping up the fun

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

I found a handful of very sweet private photos of folks dancing and having fun together and this is the first of the lot. This one looks reasonably recent, and captures a some darling older guys enjoying some dance moves...Read More


Microsoft: It's Okay to be from Gay

Filed by Phil Reese | September 09, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Microsoft's XBox Live complaints team--which is obviously competing for some sort of epic fail trophy somewhere, especially when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues--suspended a user from West Virginia because of what he put in the location...Read More


Private Pictures: Keeping your balls in the air

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 09, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Another of my private picture finds, this one looks to be from the 1970s-80s, and shows a trio of cut-ups who know how to throw a party at home. So cute!...Read More


Private Pictures: Keeping your balls in the air

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 09, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Another of my private picture finds, this one looks to be from the 1970s-80s, and shows a trio of cut-ups who know how to throw a party at home. So cute!...Read More


The babies conundrum

Filed by Phil Reese | September 08, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

My boyfriend and I are not in agreement on babies. I want them, he doesn't. We've apparently been able to find a sort of middle ground arrangement that would work for both of us--only trouble is it will involve a...Read More


Private Pictures: vintage lesbian dance party

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 08, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Another rare image, this one from the mid-20th century, taken at a private party where women weren't afraid to be themselves -- at least when they were in friendly company....Read More


Private Pictures: vintage lesbian dance party

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 08, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Another rare image, this one from the mid-20th century, taken at a private party where women weren't afraid to be themselves -- at least when they were in friendly company....Read More


Nation Building!

Filed by Sean Martin | September 07, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Even though resources may get tight, sometimes you just have to soldier on....Read More


Private Pictures: hanging with the homegirls

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 07, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Another vintage delight, this private photo was one of a series of images snapped at a relaxed, casual social gathering of women who love women, ca. 1950s. Love the haircuts and slacks!...Read More


Private Pictures: hanging with the homegirls

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 07, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Another vintage delight, this private photo was one of a series of images snapped at a relaxed, casual social gathering of women who love women, ca. 1950s. Love the haircuts and slacks!...Read More


Philerico world commences

Filed by Phil Reese | September 07, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

I've only been Philerico for a few moments, but just know I'm already drunk with power! There's going to be some changes around here. First of all, please refer to me as Supreme Leader for the rest of the week....Read More


Ahnold!

Filed by Sean Martin | September 03, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's always curious when a politician does something you wouldnt normally expect....Read More


Book Review: "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation"

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 03, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kate Bornstein's Gender Outlaw is a canonical work in the world of postmodern gender criticism. The book is fifteen years old, though, and that is a veritable eternity in the realm of gender theory and trans* lives. Gender Outlaws: The...Read More


Dont Make Me Turn This Peace Talk Around!

Filed by Sean Martin | September 02, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Somehow the participants at these things always seem to remind me of something. Now what could it be.......Read More


Choosing Children: Help Preserve a Vital Piece of LGBT History

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 02, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

With Eric Stonestreet winning an Emmy Sunday for his portrayal of a gay dad in ABC's Modern Family, and the summer movie about two lesbian moms, The Kids Are All Right, garnering early Oscar buzz, it is easy to forget...Read More


Orlando's Parliament House in Trouble

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 02, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I first stayed at the Parliament House in Orlando in the summer of 1976, just a year after Bill Miller and Michael Hodges purchased the Abbey, a rundown motel at 410 North Orange Blossom Trail, and turned it into Florida's...Read More


Moving On!

Filed by Sean Martin | September 01, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

Now that the dust-up in Iraq is over, it's time we turned our attention to another, just-as-vital issue....Read More


"Power to Be Strong"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 01, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Since the 1980s, well over a hundred pop songs about HIV/AIDS were released -- mostly in the West. In my current A & U column, I write about an Eastern newcomer to the list -- "The Power To Be Strong,"...Read More


Watch: Male pole dancers

Filed by Bil Browning | September 01, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Relax fellas, this isn't the kind of pole dancing you've imagined. Yes, there's skimpy briefs. Yes, they don't have their shirts on. But one's covered in body hair and another is definitely still in his teens. Oh, wait. That does...Read More