Entertainment: December 2010

Queer music Friday - Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 31, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This is a video of the Brisbane Lesbian and Gay Pride Choir performing "Auld Lang Syne" on World AIDS Day with lyrics changed to remember people lost to HIV/AIDS....Read More


The It Gets Better dance remix

Filed by Bil Browning | December 31, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

What better day for a queer dance remix than New Years Eve? LA actor and singer Chris Salvatore did an earlier It Gets Better video that featured an original song. Now Carlos Gallardo has remixed it and you can dance...Read More


The Top Pop Songs of 2010

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Check out this mashup of the top pop songs of 2010 by DJ Earworm. Do all pop songs really sound the same? Rob Paravonian's Pachabel rant pales in comparison, eh?...Read More


Leather Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees

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

I'm honored to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Leather Hall of Fame, a project devoted to honoring pansexual leather/fetish/BDSM history by selecting three individuals each year whose contributions to our Community shaped our growth. The...Read More


The Nigerian Porn Star Scam

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the most common spam swindles is the Nigerian e-mail scam. Some Nigerian prince needs to find a way to get a bajillion dollars out of the country and if you'll kindly provide your bank account information, he'll happily...Read More


Homophobic Hollywood - Where's the LGBT Outrage?

Filed by Michael Hamar | December 29, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Over the weekwend I commented on my personal blog (as did many other LGBT bloggers) about Richard Chamberlain's advice to gay actors that they should stay in the closet in order to protect their careers. Chamberlain's advice may sound practical,...Read More


Love on a Pedestal: Antique lesbian erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 29, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Guessing this is ca. 1890-1910, a French cabinet photo loaded with period symbolism. The short feral girl (representing primal woman) worships the elegant goddess (representing human perfection) on a pedestal (representing, um, a pedestal). And then there's that cute tiger...Read More


Love on a Pedestal: Antique lesbian erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 29, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Guessing this is ca. 1890-1910, a French cabinet photo loaded with period symbolism. The short feral girl (representing primal woman) worships the elegant goddess (representing human perfection) on a pedestal (representing, um, a pedestal). And then there's that cute tiger...Read More


My Christmas SUCKKKKKED!!!!!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 29, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

My Christmas sucked. How was yours? Here is an honest detailed account of my last 2 weeks :-)...Read More


Moving Remembrance of LGBT Youth Who Took Their Own Lives

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 28, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is a must-see -- a deeply moving musical remembrance of the LGBT youth who took their own lives during the past year. On December 10, LeAnn Rimes sang "The Rose" with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. She...Read More


Breaking Penis News: mystery cock rock found

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 28, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Today's penetrating news story can't be beat. Or perhaps it can, if you don't mind getting callouses on your palms. Oh dear me. What more, really, can one say about this miracle of nature? Does it come with batteries?...Read More


Breaking Penis News: mystery cock rock found

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 28, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Today's penetrating news story can't be beat. Or perhaps it can, if you don't mind getting callouses on your palms. Oh dear me. What more, really, can one say about this miracle of nature? Does it come with batteries?...Read More


Jib Jab's 2010 Year in Review

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

It's that time of year again! While Alex and I will be putting out our annual Queer Year in Review this week, Jib Jab has released their yearly animated song and dance extravaganza. What do you think? This one doesn't...Read More


Marching for Gay Rights in NYC: Historic photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 27, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

This photo was taken in Greenwich Village, NY, ca. 1970, shortly after the Stonewall riot. A beautiful blast from the past. Check out all the hippie-chic facial hair and raggy jeans. Also love seeing the tot in the stroller being...Read More


Who's seen "I Love You, Phillip Morris"?

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

I just saw I Love You, Phillip Morris, the Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor film that kept on getting its US release date pushed further and further back until it was released this past month. I thought it was a...Read More


Queer music Friday - Bulent Ersoy

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 24, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Bülent Ersoy started her classical singing career pre-transition, only to find that her music and performances were banned in Turkey because they were considered "social deviance" by the right-wing military dictatorship. She fought to be allowed to sing, arguing that...Read More


Pat Robertson supports pot decriminalization

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I just saw this clip of Pat Robertson supporting pot decriminalization and thought I'd share it with you all in case you felt the need for a little hope this time of year. Even a hardened, well-payed rightwinger can, if...Read More


Classic Holiday Conversation: Vintage comics

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

Worrying about the holidays with the biologicals? Nervous that Uncle Joe will challenge you to arm-wrestle again? Or that Mom will dip too hard into the egg-nog and say something creepy about your incredibly patient date? Cheer up and remember:...Read More


Classic Holiday Conversation: Vintage comics

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

Worrying about the holidays with the biologicals? Nervous that Uncle Joe will challenge you to arm-wrestle again? Or that Mom will dip too hard into the egg-nog and say something creepy about your incredibly patient date? Cheer up and remember:...Read More


A Sarah Palin Christmas (parody)

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

This had me giggling like mad yesterday evening after Projector Tom tipped me off to it. I'm a sucker for parody songs the way it is, but this one had me snickering throughout. What do you think? Will she actually...Read More


More on Smithsonian art censorship

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 22, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Updated below the jump. I posted a couple weeks ago on David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in my Belly," the film that was cut from the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery because Bill Donohue of the Catholic League threw a tantrum. As...Read More


This holiday open thread brought to you by MIKA

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

As we call it quits for the evening, it seemed appropriate to leave you with Mika's new version of that Christmas standard, "Let It Snow." There's a little bit on the ground here in DC but I've heard that Indy...Read More


Vintage Trans Performer: Rex Jameson and his life as Mrs. Shufflewick

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 21, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

On one of my grand research surfing adventures, I came across this awful album cover and added it to my archive of bad LP art. But when I later googled around for info on the performer, Rex Jameson, I was...Read More


Coy Gay Canoodling, with Beard: Antique postcard

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

I think of this card (from ca. 1900-20) as "The Beard: An Instructional Tableau." Note Mr. Baldy's missing leg; note doll-like woman's skirt raised towards Mr. Hairy Beary. Infer that Mr. Baldy's tickling his toes on his secret mustachioed beau....Read More


Scarlet Betch Episode 33

Filed by Jason Tseng | December 18, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Hey betches! This week is refreshingly light! We talk about Barbara Gordon's alleged death in Gail Simone's Birds of Prey "The Death of Oracle" and also Peter David's latest chapter of X-Factor as the adventure to Las Vegas/Hell/Nordic Extravaganza wraps...Read More


Queer music Friday - D'Geyrald

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

Bil posted earlier this week about French former boy bander D'Geyrald (link NSFW). Since I have a special place in my heart for terrible late 90's pop, especially cheesy boy bands and girl groups, I thought I'd put some up...Read More


Kinda: Kevin Spacey sorta comes out

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

When I wrote about Queen Latifah being photographed on a yacht in an embrace with her lover, I mentioned the conversation Jerame and I had at home about whether or not she had a duty to come out. I argued...Read More


The Queer Thing About Harry Potter

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 15, 2010 | 6:30 PM | comments

I can’t remember why I suggested to Parker that he and I read the the Harry Potter books together. I’m sure it was in part because I wanted to continue to encourage in him a love of reading. That’s why...Read More


James Franco's gay sex research

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

So many of you loved the You Gotta See This video I posted last week of James Franco making out with himself in a mirror, that I thought you'd love this find. Franco was on Inside the Actor's Studio recently...Read More


Early Muscle Beach: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 15, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Great editorial shot from 1950 of three skilled guys showing off their admirable physiques, strength, and grace. Their hot hunkiness stands out in the sea of ordinary beachgoers....Read More


Early Muscle Beach: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 15, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Great editorial shot from 1950 of three skilled guys showing off their admirable physiques, strength, and grace. Their hot hunkiness stands out in the sea of ordinary beachgoers....Read More


Early Muscle Beach: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 15, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Great editorial shot from 1950 of three skilled guys showing off their admirable physiques, strength, and grace. Their hot hunkiness stands out in the sea of ordinary beachgoers....Read More


Tony Dungy gets humanitarian award named after him

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 15, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

I don't think a large organization name an award after anyone else who went around campaigning for discrimination and fund-raising for organizations that work to malign classes of human beings, but we just aren't quite there yet with the gays....Read More


Being Gay Is Disgusting or God Likes the Smell of Burning Fat

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

One of the perks of running Bilerico Project is that I get sent a ton of free books. Most of the time I'm busy so I ship the books off to other contributors who express interest in reading it and...Read More


The Critics Foyer: The Golden Globe Noms!

Filed by Mark S. King | December 14, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

If the Oscars are a bright Christmas Day, the Golden Globes are an overstuffed Thanksgiving dinner, with the same family members standing around but without the gifts. But you have to go anyway, right? Watch the Golden Globe nominations being...Read More


Invisible Light: New Scissor Sisters video

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The Scissor Sisters just released a new video for "Invisible Light" - arguably the best song from Night Work. In a recent interview with X Magazine, lead singer Jake Shears says that he regrets not releasing "Invisible Light" as the...Read More


What about gay soccer fans at Qatari World Cup?

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 14, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Several gay groups have complained about the FIFA World Cup planned for 2022, and the FIFA president has responded: Blatter said that homosexual fans "should refrain from any sexual activities" that are illegal in Qatar.[...] "It's another culture and another...Read More


Hot Fight Club: Vintage military photo

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

Oh that lovely boxing hunk in his tight-fitting trunks. Now, this is the kind of Fight Club I'd want to be around. No certainty on the date but I will guess ca. 1910s-1920s. Anyone recognize the uniforms?...Read More


Hot Fight Club: Vintage military photo

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

Oh that lovely boxing hunk in his tight-fitting trunks. Now, this is the kind of Fight Club I'd want to be around. No certainty on the date but I will guess ca. 1910s-1920s. Anyone recognize the uniforms?...Read More


Hot Fight Club: Vintage military photo

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

Oh that lovely boxing hunk in his tight-fitting trunks. Now, this is the kind of Fight Club I'd want to be around. No certainty on the date but I will guess ca. 1910s-1920s. Anyone recognize the uniforms?...Read More


Miley Cyrus Smokes Bong!!! Glee Christmas Episode

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 13, 2010 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What do you think of Miley smoking a bong? 2. Did you like the Christmas episode of Glee? 3. Should I dance more? Are casual videos like this OK sometimes?...Read More


Queer Music Friday - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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

I'm leaving to catch a plane back home soon so I don't have much time to write a real QMF. So here's one of the gayest music videos ever produced, "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It was so gay...Read More


Homosexuality, the LP: Vintage album art

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

Wow. One album covers the entire subject, eh? There better not be any Broadway show tunes on it is all I can say. Do any Projectors remember this album or its purpose? The February 1967 edition of Billboard announced its...Read More


The Bushy Hustitute: Vintage gay pulp fiction

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

I really don't know where to begin with this one. First, there's that title. OMG. And did he manscape himself down to that Christmas tree sticking out of his shorts, or is he turning into a bear one pubic hair...Read More


Oprah loves Gayle, but not like that

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

This clip of an interview with Oprah was interesting to me after reading Yasmin Nair's post on Kate & Allie, and, more broadly, about our inability to accept the existence of non-sexual but loving adult friendships. Why can't people just...Read More


Thumbs up for 'Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys'

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | December 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The long-awaited reality series "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys," highlighting the unconventional relationship between heterosexual women and gay men deputed on the "Sundance Channel" on Dec. 7. The show is produced by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, the...Read More


Cary Grant's 1940s Tijuana Bible

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 07, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Another intriguing title from the days when these cheap, usually poorly drawn pornographic tracts were traded and sold to World War II soldiers. Wish I knew if there was gay sex behind the cover or if this Tijuana Bible shows...Read More


Obama admits: I was born in Morocco

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a press conference this morning, President Barack Obama admitted that he was, in fact, born in Morocco. "It's half-way between Kenya and the US," Mr. Obama explained, "so in the spirit of bipartisan compromise I'm going...Read More


Queer Music Friday: Vampire Weekend

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

While Alex is traveling here, I get the chance to sneak in and do a Queer Music Friday. Who did I choose? One of my favorite bands, Vampire Weekend, of course! They're music has a good rollicking pop-ish feel to...Read More


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I called Lady Gaga evil and got death threats on Facebook

Filed by R Conrad | December 02, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

As some folks may know, I have been touring around the United States .with the new book, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage. I edited this anthology which contains critical work from some really wonderful voices in queer and...Read More


Nicki Minaj: "Only Gay Men Understand Women"

Filed by Toshio Meronek | December 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Bisexual hip pop star Nicki Minaj likes to call herself the new "black Barbie," a term stolen from Lil' Kim's lyric book that reduces her to a race plus plasticity and superficiality. Another reduction she loves to use is her...Read More


Nicki Minaj: "Only Gay Men Understand Women"

Filed by Toshio Meronek | December 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Bisexual hip pop star Nicki Minaj likes to call herself the new "black Barbie," a term stolen from Lil' Kim's lyric book that reduces her to a race plus plasticity and superficiality. Another reduction she loves to use is her...Read More


NFL's Chad Ochocinco gets naked for PETA

Filed by Bil Browning | December 01, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco strips down for a recent anti-fur ad for PETA. The hottie doesn't have a problem thrusting himself into the spotlight - whether it's being a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, hosting a football...Read More