Entertainment: June 2011

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The Appropriation of Stonewall, 'Bad' Immigrants, & Sex Policing

Filed by Toshio Meronek | June 30, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

By the end of this year, we'll have three new books covering the shamefully under-addressed issue of the targeting of queer people by the American court, policing, and prison systems.Read More


The Art of Paul Cadmus: Men, Beautiful Men

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 29, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I featured a video of the magnificent art of Paul Cadmus before but this one, by Augusto Mariante, is an exquisite tribute to this exceptional American artist.Read More


'Natural Marriage' and Monkeys

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This short spot from Second City has more truth to it than most rightwing nutjob talking heads or the newscasters who let them spew their crap without challenge.Read More


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New Pixar Movie: Brave

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Pixar's newest animated adventure, Brave, hits movie theaters in 2012. This one features a red headed Scottish girl and a bear. Or something like that.Read More


Scarlet Betch Episode 51: Green Lanterns and Guests!

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 28, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

We're back with a special surprise! We welcome special guest commentator and Wikipedia afficionado Sarah! We say hello to all our new friends at Gay-nerds.com and reviw the latest summer superhero film, Green Lantern (AKA that movie with Ryan Reynolds' abs). Read More


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My New Book Starts Its Journey

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

My West is a birthday present to myself on my 75th birthday, to renew my conviction that books are what I want to do and that they're still worth doing. Read More


Take Me Out to the Ballgame: 1900 Lesbian Postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 26, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

This hand-tinted photographic card from 1900 shows a couple of beauties enjoying nude frolics on the beach.Read More


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Gay 'Archie' Character Leads New Comic Miniseries

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A new comic book miniseries from Archie Comics puts the spotlight on Kevin Keller, Riverdale's first openly gay teenager.Read More


Photo Memories of Nureyev

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Two beautiful images of the one and only Rudolph Nureyev, the purest, the most beautiful, and the most tragic ballet dancer the world has known.Read More


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Evolution Debate Divides Miss USA Contestants

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 23, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Miss California, the night's winner, was one of only a few contestants who responded that she would teach evolution in schools. Many of the rest qualified that evolution should be given balanced weight with creationism. Read More


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Boone & Bondage: 'Have Gun, Will Travel'

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

If you like men or you like bondage, you will like this.Read More


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Why Are We Still Haunted by 'The Boys in the Band'?

Filed by Mark S. King | June 21, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

Our boys continue to live on through the film, performing their roles on that screen exactly the same way, defiant in their stereotypes, no matter how many times we revisit the movie.Read More


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Let My People Kiss

Filed by Leslie Robinson | June 21, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Among the security guards at Target Field in Minneapolis, one stands out for his overriding moral concerns and knowledge of the 10 Commandments.Read More


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Living Statues: Female Vaudeville Poster

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Female beauty as theatre! Wow. It must have been an awe-inspiring and erotic spectacle.Read More


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Go the F**k to Sleep!

Filed by Terrance Heath | June 20, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm posting this here for all the parents in the world who have ever thought what the title of this book says. Go ahead, play it twice. You know you were laughing too hard to hear the whole thing.Read More


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Larry Kramer's Tony Awards Blessing

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | June 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Many of us owe our very lives to the awareness Larry Kramer fostered, the movement he started, the fear he instilled. AIDS and our community's response to it pushed the gay rights movement into warp speed.Read More


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Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism Protest at LGBT Film Fest

Filed by Toshio Meronek | June 19, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The world's biggest LGBT film festival accepted funds from the Israeli Consulate, and Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism was on hand to protest outside of the Castro Theater.Read More


Scarlet Betch Episode 50: Scarlet Crisis! Epic Sized!

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 18, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

In this episode, we chat about the new Kevin Keller mini-series, Birds of Prey, The DC Relaunch aka DCnU, X-men Legacy: Age of X Aftermath, X-men First Class, and much much more!Read More


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Queer Music Friday: Butch County

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The line-up for the main stage at SF Pride has been announced, and Austin-based genderqueer rockers Butch County will take the stage alongside headliners like Sandra Bernhard and Linda Perry.Read More


And a Fish Needs a Bicycle: Weird Nude Ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 17, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

I wish I understood their point. Are they implying that to get a woman to worship your boots, a man should buy this brand? What if you want a man to worship your boots -- go Buster Brown? Read More


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Remember the Gay Musical Monster Movies Of Our Youth?

Filed by Ed Kennedy | June 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

You may remember beach movies and monster movies at the drive-in, but do you remember the one in which the boy got the boy? Neither did Tim Sullivan, so he made it himself with Brent Corrigan.Read More


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Is Out Actress Amber Heard... Unheard?

Filed by Amy Andre | June 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Amber Heard has told the press that she has a girlfriend - but as someone who hates labels, she's never come out "as a lesbian." How did the media miss this memo?Read More


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An Open Letter to Tracy Morgan

Filed by Michelle Marzullo | June 13, 2011 | 10:30 PM | comments

I have found that a truism running through all advocacy around LGBT issues has been the way that face to face conversation performed with the honest intention of communication transforms hate into compassion and reflection, if not true understanding.Read More


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Strange & Beautiful Moves: Vintage Wrestlers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Awesome wrestling maneuver but I still think he should've given him roses first, no? A wonderful bit of vintage European wrestling memorabilia. Does anyone recognize the language?Read More


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Two Spirits: The Last Thing Fred Saw

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 12, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

It is hard to believe that a decade has passed since the brutal murder of Fred Martinez. Seeing the spot where he was killed was a gut-wrenching sight, even with experience dealing with the hallmark of hate crimes called "overkill."Read More


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Voguing to Madonna ... at the Age of Nine.

Filed by Mark S. King | June 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

When Robert Jeffrey and his parents visited a New Hampshire casino that featured a "make your own music video" attraction in 1991, he only paused long enough to decide which Madonna song to perform. Watch the video!Read More


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Queer Music Friday: Patrick Cowley

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 10, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Patrick Cowley moved to San Francisco in the 70's to study music, specifically synthesizers, which were the rage back in the day. Cowley died from HIV before AIDS as his musical career was just getting started.Read More


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Tracy Morgan Comes Under Fire for Homophobic Stand-Up Routine

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 10, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

An audience member from a June 3 performance has reported that Morgan railed against the campaign to reduce anti-LGBT bullying in schools, said being gay is a choice, and announced that he would stab his son if he was gay.Read More


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Flagging Red White and Blue

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 10, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

From 1974, when free love was still free and progressives still believed that sexual liberation would cure this country of its repressive attitudes.Read More


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Creepy Anti-Choice Movie Trailer

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 09, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

In case you had any doubt where the anti-choice extremists were coming from, one of them made a movie. The trailer looks like something a radical feminist would have made ten years ago to make the anti-choicers look bad, but it's apparently legit.Read More


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Batwoman #1 Confirmed for DCnU Relaunch

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 08, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Batwoman, the butt-kicking lesbian former marine, will be included among the relaunch of DC Comics' comic book line-up.Read More


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Two Recent Entries in the Transgender Literary Renaissance

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Books by or about transgender people are experiencing a literary renaissance, and two of them - Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation and Balancing on the Mechitza - are excellent looks at diversity within the trans community. Read More


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Homophile Fiction: Vintage Story

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I found this page from a poignant story buried in the pages of a 1980 issue of Numbers - a gay leather magazine.Read More


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PBS Documentary 'Two Spirits' Interactive Map

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Thoughts on the film's site, which includes an interactive map of "Gender-Diverse Cultures" pinpointing global cultures that have "recognized, revered, and integrated more than two genders."Read More


Scarlet Betch: Super Soap Operas!

Filed by Jason Tseng | June 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We're back for another week of reviewing the latest in queer comic book news.Read More


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It Doesn't Matter If You Love Hir, or Capital H-I-R

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 05, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Check out this incredible Lady Gaga rewrite from YouTube user debaser9779.Read More


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Eminem Revives Lady Gaga Trans Rumor

Filed by Bil Browning | June 05, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

No matter how many times he sings with Elton John, Eminem just can't help being a horse's ass.Read More


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Trailblazer Campaign Encourages Closeted Gay Actors

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 05, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A new video is posted for James Duke Mason's Trailblazer Campaign, which he's trying to position as the "It Gets Better" of celebrity coming-out stories. Read More


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Review: PBS's Out In America

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's a crapshoot whether or not I actually watch the many screeners that show up in my mailbox on a weekly basis. When PBS's Out In America documentary arrived though, I'd committed to the publicist that I'd check it out & write this review.Read More


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Attorney Requests Removal of Gay Colton Haynes Photos

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 03, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

An attorney for the Teen Wolf star is trying to stamp out the actor's previous work as a model for a gay youth publication. Read More


Sensitive Nipples & Anal Cranials

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Just when you think Daniel Tosh couldn't possibly get any gayer for a supposedly straight guy, he, uh, tops himself. Wait. Uh, you know what I mean.Read More


Chris Mintz-Plasse & Dave Franco Play Gay Chicken

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In this delightfully vulgar game of verbal gay chicken, Superbad's McLovin' and James Franco's younger brother go head to head in a battle of wills. Not safe for work.Read More


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Playful Pretties: Tinted Vintage Postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 02, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm not sure, but I think the text is in Hungarian. My best guess is that this is two actresses from the European Vaudeville stage, ca. 1900-1910, in a tender scene.Read More


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Queer Latina Film Production in Full-Swing

Filed by Jake Weinraub | June 02, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Writer and Director Aurora Guerrero successfully achieved the needed funding for her project Mosquita y Mari, the coming of age story between two young Chicanas struggling to find a place for their love today's world.Read More


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SF Giants Make History with First Pro Sports 'It Gets Better' Video

Filed by Joe Mirabella | June 02, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The San Francisco Giants became the first team in professional sports to produce an "It Gets Better" video taking a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia.Read More


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The Top 5 Music Videos That 'Honor' Women's Butts

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | June 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Since I have somehow become the default blogger of posts about men's underwear, I thought I would try to regain some credibility around these parts by going in the opposite direction.Read More


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Art Toward Queer Utopias

Filed by Toshio Meronek | June 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new exhibit in San Francisco explores colorful, utopian queer art that challenges the norms of mainstream art and offers something distinct from traditional queer art. Read More