Entertainment: September 2011

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Cartoon: A Trans Chess Joke

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

This made me actually laugh out loud. Thought y'all would enjoy it too.Read More


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Free Flexor Makes Shake Weight Look Perfectly Innocent

Filed by Ed Kennedy | September 30, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The motion is certainly familiar, as is the need to change arms.Read More


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Why I Care About the LA Dodger's 'It Gets Better' Video

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I was happy to see via Huffington Post that I wasn't the only one initially suspicious of the motives behind the LA Dodgers' contribution to the It Gets Better Project against LGBT teen bullying and suicide.Read More


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Help Me Pick a Work of LGBT Graphic Nonfiction!

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

By the end of the semester, we have to analyze a work of graphic nonfiction of our choice, and I want to use the opportunity to explore a book focused on an LGBT-themed story. Do you have any recommendations for LGBT-themed works of graphic nonfiction? Read More


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'Glee' May Introduce Gay Love Triangle Drama (Spoilers!)

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 28, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

On Glee last year, Kurt and Blaine were paraded around as the perfect couple, one untouched by the show's otherwise exaggerated penchant for dramatic teenage love affairs. It looks like this year, that may change. Read More


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Bil Recommends: Gay In America

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

It's not often that I'll do a direct recommendation for a product. While I get shipped tons of free stuff all the time, most of them just get given away as prizes without any real review. Read More


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Unreal: The Haggards on Reality TV

Filed by Leslie Robinson | September 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

I have to think Gayle Haggard had major qualms about participating. I can just hear her praying over the subject...Read More


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Gaga's Multi-Pronged Tribute to Jamey Rodermeyer

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

Lady Gaga's newest LGBT cause is teen bullying after Buffalo, New York teenager Jamey Rodermeyer died of suicide earlier this month after enduring months of anti-gay bullying.Read More


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John Lauritsen's Shelley

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

In 2007, John Lauritsen published The Man Who Wrote Frankenstein, in which he argued that it was Perry Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), and not his second wife Mary, who wrote that great novel.Read More


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Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer Celebrate Point Foundation's 10th Anniversary

Filed by Jake Weinraub | September 25, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBT scholarship-granting organization celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday with black ties and a very gay red carpet.Read More


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Melissa Etheridge & Tammy Lynn Michaels Divorce Drama

Filed by Bil Browning | September 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Looks like lesbian celebrity couple Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels break-up isn't going so well.Read More


Ted Haggard on Celebrity Wife Swap

Filed by Bil Browning | September 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Everyone's favorite fundie isn't just willing to smoke meth and have sex with a male prostitute, now he's going to swap his wife with Gary Busey.Read More


Party in Kiel: Pansexual Indie Fest!

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

From some friends in Germany, an announcement about their fabulous annual film festival. If you're planning to be traveling in Germany next month and want to try something out of the box, check out this year's kinky film festival in Kiel.Read More


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Cartoon: DADT RIP

Filed by Storm Bear | September 22, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The day before DADT was repealed and the day after...Read More


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Did Chaz Really Do Better Than Rob and Metta?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 22, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Is celebrity more important than the dance?Read More


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Jane Lynch: Her 'Glee' Character Resembles Michele Bachmann

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 21, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Jane Lynch appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell Tuesday night to talk about her new book, the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and how Sue Sylvester is starting to resemble real life Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Read More


Sneak Peek: ABC's Pan Am

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Courtesy of ABC, here's a sneak peek of their new series Pan Am. The show premiers on Sunday at 10 Eastern. Any of you plan on watching?Read More


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Chaz Survives Vote on DWTS

Filed by Bil Browning | September 21, 2011 | 10:45 AM | comments

For all of you who didn't flip the channel after Glee to see if Chaz Bono got booted off Dancing with the Stars, rest easy. He wasn't voted off.Read More


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Today We Are Not Celebrating: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 21, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

As the policy of DADT, which barred gays and lesbians from participating openly in the US military, expired yesterday we don't find ourselves celebrating.Read More


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Maggie Gallagher Attends Prop 8 Play Reading

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Looks like National Organization for Marriage board chair Maggie Gallagher can't get enough of herself.Read More


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Video: Chaz Bono Debuts on Dancing with the Stars

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Were you one of the thousands of LGBT people nationwide breathlessly anticipating Chaz Bono's debut on Dancing with the Stars? No? Well here's your chance to see the cha-cha everyone is talking about today.Read More


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But Can He Dance?!

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

After all this publicity, I just hope the poor bastard can dance. If not, America's children are going to want to grow up to be transgender men with two left feet, amIright?Read More


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Neil Patrick Harris Is Officially a Star

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I tweeted out a photo of the blank star and said it should be Neil's when we went to LA a couple of years ago, but it's that damn David Burtka that gets to pose next to my Hollywood husband.Read More


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Video: Foo Fighters vs Westboro Baptist

Filed by Bil Browning | September 18, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

When frontman Dave Grohl growls "I've got a hankering for something, think I'm in the mood for some hot man-muffins," I raised my hand until Jerame asked me what I was doing sitting on the couch with one arm in the air.Read More


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Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend...

Filed by Sara Whitman | September 17, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I can't get that song out of my head. I've been all about songs in the last week. Asking people what song stands out to them, why it has meaning, why it makes them happy or sad. it's been a fascinating exercise.Read More


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Marriage Equality comes to Archie Comics' Riverdale

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Archie Comics were the only comics my parents let me read, since I was raised in a very strictly religious household. I snuck others with more adult themes, but I have a special love for the residents of Riverdale.Read More


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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Sing Together

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I might as well go for the lazy blogger three-peat of doing posts all day with only short sentences and videos... Besides, what can I say more than Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga singing together?Read More


The Ron Paul Drunken Fanboy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 16, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Cue the Paulites to come swarm the comment thread and remind us all that he's the anti-Christ or something like that.Read More


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Help George Carlin Stick It To God

Filed by Don Davis | September 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A language warning: we'll be quoting George Carlin liberally, and that means there may be present today certain of the seven words with which he created one of his best known routines. You are now officially warned.Read More


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Why Literary Agents Pressure Authors to 'Straighten' Gay Characters

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 15, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The outrage of the moment is over an unnamed literary agent won't represent a young-adult book unless a gay character is rewritten as straight. As an author, I share the outrage, but there's a bigger story that needs to be looked at.Read More


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'Husbands,' New Independent Web-Series, Debuts

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 14, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Husbands, a new web-series that's being touted as a "marriage equality comedy" from executive producer Jane Espenson, a writer from Battlestar Galactica, Gilmore Girls and Buffy, debuted yesterday.Read More


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The Doctor Is Out (Of Touch)

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

FOX contributor Dr. Keith Ablow apparently believes that watching a transman dance with a woman might cause somebody's confused child to become trans. I suppose some people still believe watching Will and Grace made kids gay.Read More


A Rainbow to Make You Gay: Vintage Ad

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

I know it's a little tired to run the vintage ads which use "gay" in its old "merry" sense but this one is just too lovely and amusing to pass up.Read More


A Thrower, Not a Catcher: Vintage Muscle Hunk

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 12, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

From the 1950s, and I'm guessing one of a series of studio shots placing handsome young bodybuilders in heroic poses.Read More


Vintage Lesbian Cartoon: Flappers Having Fun

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

Looks like the God of Spanking has turned a deaf ear to the victim in this entertaining cartoon from the 1920s.Read More


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Who The Bleep Did She Marry? Maybe She Already Knew

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 09, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" is a favorite in our house. And last night we watched the Dina Matos-Jim McGreevey story. The show left out something about the McGreevey marriage - the three-ways with the driver, before he became governor.Read More


Role Play: Victorian Theatre Memorabilia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 09, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I keep finding wonderful, lightly erotic series of actresses and models who cross-dressed to create these charming Victorian tableaux.Read More


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An Invitation To Sin

Filed by Father Tony | September 08, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

A gay NYC DJ shows me the fine heart beneath some fine pecs.Read More


What Gets Better?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Disappointing Gay Best Friend skewers the It Gets Better campaign with a deft twist of the knife.Read More


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Allred & Tyler Announce Support Plans for Chaz Bono

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 08, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Longtime LGBT activist Robin Tyler and attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference to announce their support for Chaz Bono who has been the subject of controversy for appearing on ABC's Dancing With the Stars.Read More


And Three Times As Mysterious: Vintage Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have no idea what that means but I bet it would make for a really awesome bar contest. "I bet I'm twice as gay as you!" Read More


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Copenhagen Classical Flash Mob

Filed by Bil Browning | September 08, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

It's not often you see a flash mob by a symphony orchestra.Read More


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Aussie Transgender Singer Wows 'X Factor' Judges

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Check out transgender singer Paige Elliot Phoenix, 35, who auditioned for Australia's X Factor reality show recently and wowed the three judgesRead More


The World of the Homosexual: Vintage Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although this book purports to be a serious study, the back cover reads more like an anti-gay propaganda tract, laden with some nasty myths and misconceptions.Read More


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EM Forster's 'Maurice,' Ex-Gay Therapy & Immortal Love

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | September 06, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Written in 1913, EM Forster's Maurice echoes through the ages and reminds us of the dangers of Marcus Bachmann's ex-gay clinic.Read More


Vintage Adult Scandal: Pagans! Lesbians Too!

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 06, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Possibly my favorite title and pulp book cover of all times. Remember, you pagan goddesses: never leave home without your sparkly pasties!Read More


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31 Days: The Krustyest Place on Earth

Filed by Bil Browning | September 03, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I buy or am given all sorts of Simpson's related trinkets and doodads. For the first ten years of our relationship, Jerame's mom gave me something Simpsons-related even if it was just a small token. I'll admit sometimes I go a little far.Read More


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'Heavy Metal Dance Fag' Opens At Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Filed by Kyle Bella | September 03, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The play 'Heavy Metal Dance Fag' offers a brave and heartfelt examination of the masculinity, and a commonly used gay slur, as part of Philadelphia's Live Arts and Fringe Festival.Read More


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Why I'll Be Watching Dancing With The Stars This Year

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 03, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

I don't even own a television, but I'm going to find one on Monday, September 19 at 8pm ET. Read More


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Kermit: Bert & Ernie Are Straight

Filed by Bil Browning | September 02, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

TMZ caught up with Kermit the Frog outside of a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles to ask him about the rumors about Bert and Ernie.Read More


A Witch of a Man: Pulp Biography

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 02, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The cover is hilariously peculiar but I'm a little intrigued by the subject of this book.Read More


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We Write Our History in the Present

Filed by Kyle Bella | September 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

How can a single film inspire a series of community events targeted specifically toward empowering LGBTQ youth of color by encouraging them to write history?Read More


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K-Y to Launch National Lesbian Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | September 01, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

They also offered to send me a free sample for "any female friends or colleagues." Any takers? We're all amongst friends here, right? Read More