Media: May 2008

Guilty Summer Pleasure #9

Filed by Jeremy Bishop | May 31, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

As summer approaches and we gear up for a major fight in California, we should also remember to take care of ourselves and enjoy the guilty pleasures in life. I'm very excited that one of my guilty pleasures will be...Read More


Lambda Book Awards: Real people writing about real things

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 30, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Lambda Book Awards don't have a red carpet yet, and it's probably just as well. TV viewers wouldn't get to see all those plastic Beautiful People so familiar at the Oscars, Golden Globes, etc. They'd have to look at...Read More


O'Reilly Guest has No Good Reason

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 30, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Oh God. I never thought I'd say this, but Bill O'Reilly was right about something. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit... Bill-O had fundie Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer on his show Wednesday to...Read More


Macy's markets marriage

Filed by Bil Browning | May 29, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

Not everyone celebrating California's marriage equality ruling are gay lovers dying to tie the knot. Even Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says that the ruling will help to boost the state's economy as gays and lesbians flock to California to get hitched....Read More


Michigan to Mongolia

Filed by Steve Ralls | May 28, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly, meet Calpernia Addams. Her hair is more fabulous than yours, her pearls are real . . . and, oh yes, she can kick your ass from Michigan to Mongolia. Calpernia is also - in addition to being a...Read More


Reflections on Memorial Day Sports Events, and the Church Hoop-la That Goes With Them

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 27, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

It's an old controversy - whether a sports event is an appropriate time for religious displays -- considering that the U.S. supposedly favors separation of church and state. The Memorial Day weekend is one of the year's biggest sports weekends...Read More


Ellen DeGeneres to wed at Bush family ranch?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

First Lady Laura Bush and her newly married daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, will be appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show tomorrow. The show was taped last week and the threesome discussed Jenna's recent wedding and Ellen's upcoming nuptials. Ellen took...Read More


Letters From Soldiers

Filed by Storm Bear | May 26, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

I tried to think of something pithy to say about Memorial Day and after about the tenth draft, I decided to let the troops speak for themselves. These are letters to my charity Books For Soldiers. Check them after the...Read More


Marriage vs. healthcare, and guess who loses?

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 26, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Back when I first started doing radical queer direct action (in the early '90s), universal health care was almost a mainstream gay issue. So many people had seen a dramatic percentage of their friends die quickly and painfully of AIDS...Read More


We Are Family

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 25, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sometimes politics, like life, is just not as black and white as we often like to think it is, especially for those of us who perpetually inhabit gray space. Thursday night, I interviewed Hilary Rosen on my radio show. While...Read More


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We are so popular

Filed by Bil Browning | May 25, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Don't you want to be our friend? Everyone else does, it seems. The Bilerico Project is taking Glee, the LGBT social networking site, by storm with over 2500 friends. It's a fun way to stay connected with the Project, get...Read More


Gay stamp celebrates CA marriage equality

Filed by Bil Browning | May 24, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

No, not an official stamp from the Postal Service. Of course, the United States government wouldn't be that cool... California queer artist Perry Hoffman has designed this stamp to celebrate the California marriage ruling. He used online postage generator zazzle.com...Read More


Review- In the Life's "Leading the Way"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 24, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

IN THE LIFE, the three-time Emmy Award nominated program documenting the lives and experiences of LGBT people nationally and abroad, presents its new June episode- "Leading the Way"- just in time for Pride Month. I was again lucky enough to...Read More


Ellen puts McCain in the Hot Seat

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 23, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Ellen has one again used her talk show to shine a spotlight on gay rights. When John McCain stopped by her show on his "reinvention" tour, the host decided to press him on the big news in California and in...Read More


This Week On The Rebecca Juro Show: Hilary Rosen

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Tonight, we welcome media pundit, political activist, and business leader Hilary Rosen. Ms. Rosen is a former Chair of the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), and a former Executive Board member and former interim Executive Director of the Human Rights...Read More


Equality is a sign of the apocalypse?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 21, 2008 | 2:15 PM | comments

Raving Fundie favorite Janet Folger is back and frothing at the mouth more than ever. What's got her going this time? Marriage equality, of course. To refresh your memory, dear Projectors, Folger is the head of Faith2Action and author of...Read More


Almost every trope of sexism

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 20, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Watch this video about McCain: iPhone users: Click to watch Consider it in conjunction with pretty much the Platonic ideal of the gendered political narrative I was talking about this weekend (Democratic men are prissy, women in politics are bitches,...Read More


Health care poll

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

I was going to post on this lesbian and gay health care item that's been making its way around: Nearly one in four gay and lesbian adults lack health insurance and are nearly twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts...Read More


Just wanted to show off for a minute...

Filed by Cathy Renna | May 19, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Hey, any excuse to post a picture of me with Laura Flanders and Phil Donahue at the kick off for Laura's new show GRIT-TV....Read More


Obama's so gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 17, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

So I'm working on a mini-project here to track mainstream media and politicians calling Obama a faggot, directly or indirectly. This will become a dominant narrative this fall as McCain is a real manly man and Obama can't bowl over...Read More


A few words on LGBT polling

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

No polling is perfect, we all know that, but the problems present in general polling are only exaggerated in polling LGBT populations. While these press releases and news articles about LGBT surveys hit my inbox at least weekly, I'm more...Read More


Tony Award Nominations are announced!!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 13, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

I am so gay. I mean REALLY gay. I love the Tony Awards. They are my porn. I look forward to them every year, so I always wait anxiously for the nominations to be announced. Wait no more, fellow theater-buffs,...Read More


That's Revolting! -- the book you've been waiting for...

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 13, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

"That's Revolting! is a pre-emptive line in the sand... It calls us all, regardless of our specific sexual and gender identities, to resist the pressures to assimilate into an increasingly belligerent and racist normality. Ranging from New York to San...Read More


Movement media, television with GRIT - and guts

Filed by Cathy Renna | May 12, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

I am so excited this morning - in a few hours I will be heading to the studio of the new GRIT-TV with Laura Flanders, who hired us to assist in the launch and outreach. I have been a longtime...Read More


Poisonous Parenting: Confused, Pt. 2

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

I was halfway through writing the previous post when I came across something that made me realize this would be a two-part deal. That's when I cut the post short and wrote: The last time we visited Parker's pre-school, one...Read More


Poisonous Parenting: Confused, Pt. 1

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 10, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

I fell down a bit of a rabbit hole yesterday. During a (rare) quiet moment, I took some time to catch up on my news/blog reading. And I finally started reading a collection of news stories that I'd quietly tucked...Read More


You are a statistic RIGHT NOW

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 10, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

A new study shows what we all know here on the Project- we are more connected to online blogs, news, and technology. The study shows gay and lesbian adults are more active within blog channels than heterosexuals and more receptive...Read More


The B.S. Doctorate

Filed by Steve Ralls | May 09, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Unless there is a doctorate in bigotry and sexism, I cannot think of one that Phyllis Schlafly deserves. And yet, the administration at Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will confer an honorary degree on that most tired...Read More


"Dad, why did you take me to a gay construction site?"

Filed by Gina de Vries | May 09, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

They are doing major construction on the apartment below mine. I can hear what I am assuming is the construction guys' music right now, because it's coming up to my window from the window below mine. It's pretty much all...Read More


The Course From Here

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 09, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Short of yodeling, I've been doing my best Switzerland impersonation during the primaries. When it came my turn to vote in the primaries I voted my hopes, knowing I'd support whomever we got in the Democratic nominee. (Let's face it....Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Justin Tanis

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 08, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Tonight, we'll talk with Justin Tanis, the National Center for Transgender Equality's Program Director and co-author of the new publication "Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People", which offers advice to organizations seeking to become more transgender-inclusive. We'll...Read More


The presumptive Democratic nominee

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

It's Barack Obama. I know because anyone who's anyone has already told me - Hillary, post Indiana and North Carolina - has no chance at winning. Chris Bowers sums up what anyone who's been paying attention thinks about the media's...Read More


Deborah Jeane Palfrey, murdered by whom?

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | May 05, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Oh, no -- I just heard (from Gina) that Deborah Jeane Palfrey (known as the DC Madam for the escort service she ran that included all sorts of noxious politicos on its client list) allegedly killed herself two weeks after...Read More


I feel bad for Clay Aiken

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 04, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

So I was going to turn this post into a huge joke about Clay Aiken. You know, pull out a few Kathy Griffin jokes about "Clay Gay-ken" or something. Then I watched the video of him performing his new song...Read More


Safe travels home, Deborah.

Filed by Gina de Vries | May 03, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Toni wrote this beautiful eulogy for Deborah Jean Palfrey. It brings up a lot for me; says a lot of what I want to say, perhaps with more eloquence than I can muster at the moment. The first time I...Read More


Politics as usual? The Youth Factor

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 03, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

I have hope that there are some looking beyond the bickering within the Democratic Party and having substantive discussions on policies and their effects. Want to know where this elevated level of discourse is happening? It's among young voters on...Read More


Quick note

Filed by Bil Browning | May 02, 2008 | 7:45 AM | comments

I forgot to mention this yesterday - I'm getting ready to go on Abdul in the Morning with Thomas Cook from BlueIndiana.net and Josh Gillespie from Hoosier Access. Blogger wars! You can listen to the interview here....Read More


These past 5 years have gone by so quickly...

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2008 | 10:00 PM | comments

Jessica reminded us that it's May Day today, and half the blogosphere reminded me that it's been 5 years since our Fratboy-in-Chief declared "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. I don't think I have to go into an explanation of how wrong...Read More


Really, Fox News??

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 01, 2008 | 4:15 PM | comments

It's no shock that Fox News is biased and crazy. I don't have the highest expectations for anything they do or say. I mean, they employ Bill O'Reily, Hannity, and those annoying idiots on the morning show... But this might...Read More


Larry King, Jon Stewart and "is America ready for....?"

Filed by Ricci Levy | May 01, 2008 | 1:05 PM | comments

In Larry King's interview with Jon Stewart, Larry was asking him about the primaries. I didn't see the episode, but someone shared Jon's response with me and I thought I'd return the favor and share it here.... Larry asked Jon...Read More


Is same-sex marriage just for white people?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 01, 2008 | 12:10 PM | comments

Earlier this week, I posted about the lengthy article in the NY Times Sunday magazine that profiled young, married gay couples in Massachusetts. The couples were all white and wealthy, and I took author Benoit Denizet-Lewis to task over that...Read More