Media: March 2008

Remembering Alan Rogers

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 30, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Alan Rogers wasn't particularly fond of silence. In fact, the Alan Rogers I knew absolutely deplored it, and knew all too well the pain and isolation that silence could create. Rogers, a stellar Army Major who recently became the first...Read More


Oklahoma paper publishes unhinged Kern letter to the editor

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 30, 2008 | 10:18 AM | comments

Note to readers: Oklahomans for Equality and Cimarron Alliance are on the frontlines as Wildmon's American Family Association, the Family Resource Council, the Thomas More Law Center and the rest of the professional "Christian" set are backing Kern. A "Christian...Read More


Pissed Off Gays Show Jay Leno Their "Gayest Looks"

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 29, 2008 | 10:32 AM | comments

Waymon Hudson wrote a few days ago about Jay "Gays Are a Joke" Leno and his recent ridiculous request that Ryan Phillippe show him his "gayest look." Writer Jeff Whitty rightly took offense and launched the smartest responses to Leno's...Read More


Two Gay Guys: When Gays Attack!

Filed by Brent Hartinger | March 28, 2008 | 6:33 PM | comments

Our latest vlog, on the controversy over the lack of same-sex kissing on As the World Turns, and on the effectiveness of certain kinds of "attack" political activism. Get Embed Code...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Alex Blaze

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 27, 2008 | 5:46 PM | comments

Tonight we're taking on the hot LGBT topics of the day with the Bilerico Project's Managing Editor Alex Blaze! ENDA! Hillary! Barack! Barney! Pregnant Men! Plus lots more! It's the "Rebecca Juro Show, tonight at 7pm eastern, 4pm pacific! Don't...Read More


Indiana Censorship Law: an attack dog in sheep's clothing

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 27, 2008 | 4:54 PM | comments

Indiana HB 1042, which requires anyone selling "sexually explicit" material to pay a licensing fee to the state, has a lot of Hoosiers hopping mad -- but it's not a new idea. It's an attack dog in sheep's clothing that...Read More


Pregnant Man the Tip of a Much Deeper Iceberg

Filed by Donna Rose | March 27, 2008 | 12:20 AM | comments

The media frenzy begins.... It was only a matter of time. Thomas Beatie, the Oregon trans-man who has publicly come out as pregnant in the current edition of The Advocate represents all the reasons that trans-people have a difficult time...Read More


Leno thinks gays are a joke

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 26, 2008 | 4:15 PM | comments

Towleroad has been doing some great coverage of late night hack Jay Leno continuing on his path of homophobic jokes. The latest shining example of his "gay=joke" mentality came when Ryan Phillippe appeared on his show last week. Phillippe was...Read More


Just me, or is Chuck Norris kinda dim?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 26, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Chuck Norris's column this week is rather funny if you share in my sick sense of humor. He lays out three items, one on each guns, God, and gays, and asks how crazy we've become because we aren't doing what...Read More


Madonna Saves the World

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 25, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

"Tick, tock . . . tick, tock . . . " The high holy days are fast approaching for those of us who give thanks at the altar of her Madge-sty. Yes, it's true. On April 29th, the universe will...Read More


The "new Religious Right" frame gets more ridiculous

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 25, 2008 | 2:36 PM | comments

This is just getting silly. I know that after 2006 it's fashionable for these people to say that they're part of a revitalization of the evangelical movement - not so focused on gay marriage and abortion; more so on poverty,...Read More


Made in Secret: the story of the East Van porn collective, and me

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | March 25, 2008 | 8:45 AM | comments

The first time I did porn I was 19 and I needed the money, it was awful and traumatizing really because they didn't tell me what they were going to do ahead of time, just: will you bottom? Then spray-painted...Read More


Exceptionalism

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 24, 2008 | 10:40 PM | comments

I posted last week about Jeremiah Wright's comments that got played and replayed in the news, particularly those that criticized America ("God damn America..."). They were generally assumed to be offensive, even if no one really explained why a US...Read More


Beck To Work

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 22, 2008 | 10:26 PM | comments

You may have been wondering why you haven't seen much in the way of postings from me in the last several weeks (or not). The truth is that I've been looking for a new job during this time, and about...Read More


The invisible queer woman

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 21, 2008 | 3:07 PM | comments

[Editor's note:] This guest post is by [f]embody, one of the many fabulous bloggers at Below the Belt, a fresh, hip, and fun gender and sexuality theory blog that's definitely worth checking out if you haven't. Recently, I got out...Read More


The Daily Show, the Blue Dress, and frustration

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 21, 2008 | 2:07 PM | comments

More after the jump...Read More


Jamie Kirchick ADVOCATES for McCain

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 21, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

It is another example of why the Advocate no longer represents or advocates for the LGBT community. The magazine ran a ridiculous article in the latest issue by Jamie Kirchick, an editor at the New Republic, stating that the LGBT...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Marti Abernathey and Rye Seronie

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 20, 2008 | 5:52 PM | comments

The team is back in full swing as Marti and Rye join me tonight for good fun and good conversation! Plus, your phone calls! Barney Frank: First he's against inclusive workplace legislation, then he's for it, then he's against it,...Read More


More on "that" being "so gay"

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 19, 2008 | 1:04 PM | comments

A study by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers found that the top insult in UK schools is "gay," with 83% of teachers reporting hearing it. The others were Bitch (59%), Slag (45%), Poof (29%), Batty boy (29%), Slut (26%),...Read More


The Marriage Narratives

Filed by Andrea Hildebran | March 18, 2008 | 9:24 AM | comments

Have you seen David Patterson, brand-spanking new governor of New York admit to an extra-marital affair during his marriage? I love the candor - and even more I love what a different picture he's painted about marriage than what the...Read More


Castigate, complicate, litigate

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2008 | 7:53 PM | comments

An English soccer player is suing two magazines claiming libel for insinuating that he's gay: The Arsenal and England left-back, Ashley Cole, is planning a landmark court action over claims that two anonymous top flight footballers were involved in a...Read More


Do you have your American flag underwear on right now?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2008 | 1:48 PM | comments

Here's Jasmyne Cannick and Hermine Hartman's appearance on Bill O'Reilly's show to discuss Rev. Jeremiah Wright. I think this shows that the ways we talk about and understand identity, politics, patriotism, and history are entrenched in race, whether we like...Read More


Wife of N.C. state Senator pens hate-filled op-ed

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 17, 2008 | 12:45 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post was written by Matt Comer who blogs at Interstate-Q. Matt is the editor of Q-Notes, the paper of record for the Carolinas. The wife of a conservative North Carolina state senator sponsoring an anti-gay, anti-family...Read More


Out Magazine's Transgender Issue

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 17, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

I am much more likely to read Time or Newsweek instead of Out. I tend to enjoy political news and the current obsessive presidential campaign coverage more than white gay male focused pop culture articles. However, I heard that the...Read More


Apology Accepted?

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 16, 2008 | 3:58 PM | comments

I don't know if this counts as a trend or not, but I didn't expect to see something like this so soon after the previous post. This time is the Lutheran Church, which still opposes marriage equality but expresses regret...Read More


Gays Pay More Taxes Than Churches -- Good Point

Filed by Dustin Kight | March 14, 2008 | 3:34 PM | comments

Tulsa World has an interesting article up about the response to Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern's hateful comments about gays. Since Kern claims that gays are a worse threat to this nation than Islam and the terrorists (I'm paraphrasing here),...Read More


MoveOn: Obama in 30 Seconds

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 14, 2008 | 7:14 AM | comments

Check out this cool contest that MoveOn is sponsoring to help elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States. Dear MoveOn member, Your mission, should you choose to accept it: make a 30-second TV ad that tells the...Read More


IYG Art Show, Sale & Auction - This Weekend

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 13, 2008 | 9:57 PM | comments

Indiana Youth Group (IYG) will hold its annual Youth Art Auction on Friday, March 14, 2008 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Stutz Business Center #2. There will be Youth Art on display, with some items for sale by Silent Auctions/Sale...Read More


Ellen mocks Sally Kern

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 13, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Ellen DeGeneres is on a roll! First, she comes out against the murder of Lawrence King on her day-time talk show. Now she's taking on Sally Kern, the hate-spewing Oklahoma Legislator. Here's the video: iPhone users: Click to watch...Read More


Did DNC Lawyers Try to Intimidate Gay Media?

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 13, 2008 | 12:23 PM | comments

Just when you thought the anti-gay discrimination lawsuit against the DNC couldn't get any messier, it is. On Friday Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff will publish a scathing editorial in which he says that lawyers for DNC chief of staff...Read More


Emperors without clothes

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 12, 2008 | 7:08 PM | comments

The AFA is calling off their boycott of Ford and claiming victory because there's been a cut-back in donations to LGBT organizations. Pam says: Of course a retreat in overall marketing and targeting to all consumers would be in line...Read More


Living in Obamaland and hoping for a reality check

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 11, 2008 | 2:46 PM | comments

Does anyone besides me wonder what the Obama supporters have been smoking lately? I find it fascinating that if Hillary's people say Obama is not ready, she's a witch and will do anything to win, but Obama's supporters give his...Read More


Chicken Wings & Moral Choices

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 10, 2008 | 11:44 AM | comments

Kip has posed an interesting question, and since he noted me as one of two vegetarians among his readership, I thought ought to join the discussion. So I was sitting in my undisclosed location a few days ago, cleaning out...Read More


Waiting for the flames to emerge

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | March 10, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

It seems that everyone from current politicians to friends and lovers of Harvey Milk is clambering to serve as a spokesperson for the new Milk movie. Cleve Jones, one of the founders of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the...Read More


Has it really been a decade since Matt Shepard was killed?

Filed by Cathy Renna | March 10, 2008 | 10:15 AM | comments

For me, it feels like yesterday, although I said the same thing at the 5 year mark in a piece published in the LGBT media. Matt has been gone for ten years. This photo was taken at a press conference...Read More


Two Gay Guys: Men's Underwear!

Filed by Brent Hartinger | March 09, 2008 | 10:55 PM | comments

This week we take a look at something that's the subject of much interest among gay and bi men: men's undies! Embed...Read More


Alexis Meade Is More Important Than You Think

Filed by Monica Roberts | March 09, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Back in 1967 an African-American actress contemplated leaving the network television show she was on and going back to Broadway. She was the only African-American in the integrated cast of this show and was upset that she wasn't getting to...Read More


The Art of Claude Cahun

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | March 09, 2008 | 12:37 PM | comments

When I discovered the work of photographer Claude Cahun, I was intrigued. When I read more about hir life, I was drawn in even more. Claude Cahun was a surrealist artist who focused on the subject of gender. Born Lucy...Read More


Jaded young queen

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 08, 2008 | 10:53 AM | comments

Earlier this week, I posted about an article in FOTF's Breakaway magazine that attempted to turn the Q(uestioning) boys straight, or at least self-hating, in a convenient myth/fact format. I wrote in parentheses: Myth #3: Gays are capable of love...Read More


A Farewell to Cussing?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 07, 2008 | 11:09 AM | comments

"No Cussing Week" just ended in South Pasadena. No, I'm not making this up. Mayor Michael Caccioitti of the staid California foothill community proclaimed the first week of March, now and hereafter, as a time when citizens will hopefully refrain...Read More


Is FOTF using homosexual urges for its own personal gain?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 06, 2008 | 7:20 PM | comments

Like, duh, yeah, but here's another example. There's an article in Breakaway magazine (FOTF's teen boy mag that uses in-touch-with-the-youth slang like "dudes," "lame," and "indeed") about the myths of the homosexual lifestyle (Myth #3: Gays are capable of love)...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Donna Rose

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 06, 2008 | 4:06 PM | comments

Tonight, my guest will be former Human Rights Campaign Executive Board Member, blogger, and Bilerico Project contributor Donna Rose. Donna Rose served as HRC's first and only transgender Executive Board member until late last year when she resigned in protest...Read More


Can we handle a gay American Idol?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 06, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I watch too much reality TV. It's a weakness. Not only do I watch Big Brother, we record Survivor and American Idol too. We should put our Netflix account on hold through reality TV season; we rarely have time to...Read More


Jesus Doesn't Matter

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 05, 2008 | 2:37 PM | comments

Sweet Jesus, but I am sick and tired of hearing about Jesus. Let me be clear. When a presidential candidate is asked the following question — or any similar question — about his/her opponent, it shouldn't be answered. If said...Read More


Dear Hollywood Writers

Filed by Monica Roberts | March 04, 2008 | 3:49 PM | comments

Dear Hollywood Writers, Now that the strike is over and you are back at work writing scripts for either what's left of the television season or in preparation for next fall, I have a request....Read More


Chicago 10

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | March 04, 2008 | 7:33 AM | comments

I wasn't expecting to like Chicago 10 so much -- I thought it would be cheesy and overwrought, but the best part was the actual footage of the famous protests at the 1968 Democratic convention. The protests felt so messy...Read More


Jasmyne's Not Racist

Filed by Monica Roberts | March 03, 2008 | 11:50 PM | comments

One thing I've noted in our ongoing struggle in the United States to overcome our negative past in terms of race relations is we aren't speaking the same language. Yes, we all speak our version of English here in the...Read More


Women's History Month: The Latest Femicide

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 03, 2008 | 4:09 PM | comments

Amid our celebration of important women through the ages, we must keep our eyes on the staggering task still ahead. Violence against women is a huge global problem -- and it is growing. Indeed, as the world becomes ever more...Read More


The story behind the reporting

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 03, 2008 | 12:01 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post comes to us from Eric Resnick. Eric is a reporter for the Gay People's Chronicle, Ohio's LGBT newspaper of record. Eric recently interviewed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Occasionally, the stories behind what went into reporting...Read More


Ellen DeGeneres: We Must Change the Message

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 01, 2008 | 11:21 AM | comments

I posted Ellen DeGeneres commentary on Lawrence King, the openly gay 15 year old who was murdered by a 14 year old classmate, under the You Gotta See This section in the middle column. But, I want to make sure...Read More