Media: November 2008

Possibly the weirdest Christian Fundamentalist press I've ever gotten

Filed by Gina de Vries | November 28, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

...and that says something. On her blog Gina de Vries wrote a eulogy for [DC Madame Deborah Jeane] Palfrey, stating, "I always do what Nana (Franscesa, my great-grandmother) taught me to do when grieving -- light candles, say prayers, cook...Read More


The habit of asking questions

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 26, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Brett Abrams is Historian in Residence at American University in addition to his work with the National Archives. A ravenous devourer of movies, plays and books, he focused his doctoral studies on gender, sexuality and culture...Read More


Marriage, Polygamy and Gays

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | November 26, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

One of the religious right's standard splutterings is that legalizing same-sex marriage will open the door to legalizing polygamy. Many of us have dismissed these splutterings as just another boogeyman that the right is conjuring up...one that will make voters...Read More


Letter From the Editor: Goodbye, Hello

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 25, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Grace Moon is Editor in Chief of Velvetpark, and the former Managing Editor of OurChart.com. This statement is being reprinted from VelvetParkMedia.com. According to the LGBT News site the Advocate.com, "word came down Friday afternoon that...Read More


Letter From the Editor: Goodbye, Hello

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 25, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Grace Moon is Editor in Chief of Velvetpark, and the former Managing Editor of OurChart.com. This statement is being reprinted from VelvetParkMedia.com. According to the LGBT News site the Advocate.com, "word came down Friday afternoon that...Read More


I like you so much I can't spell your name

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Advance Indiana is a laugh a minute anymore. At this point I keep it in my RSS feed just for comedic value. But the best way to tell it's jumped the shark? iPhone users: Click to watch Now match that...Read More


Queer Lit: What I'm Reading (Offline)

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | November 23, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Earlier this year, I realized that I don't read nearly as much in print as I used to. That, and some other things (like the fact that I typically spend more than 10 hours a day at my laptop, and...Read More


Ugly Betty: Young Gay Love

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 22, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

Everyone knows by now that I am a television junkie. One of my favorite, and probably the gayest show on TV (sorry Project Runway), is Ugly Betty. While it is based on the over the top telenovela style of shows,...Read More


The wonder that is Sarah Palin - on-screen turkey slaughter at her presser

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Paging Tina Fey, we need one more skit from you... it doesn't get any better/worse than this. The failed GOP Veep candidate gabs about the greatness of small business and happy turkeys while the fowl is offed behind her. And...Read More


The Midwest Teen Sex Show

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I were flipping through the Apple TV last night when he stumbled across The Midwest Teen Sex Show podcasts. We watched a couple of them last night and when I got up this morning, I went looking for...Read More


Mike Signorile confronts Maggie Gallagher on CNN

Filed by Pam Spaulding | November 18, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Marriage Protection advocate Maggie Gallagher sparred with Mike Mike Signorile the other night about same-sex marriage. He mops the floor with her. iPhone users: Click to watch The transcript is below the fold....Read More


DJ Alyson Calagna's Doctrine of the Dance Floor

Filed by Steve Ralls | November 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The author Virginia Woolf once posited that literature must surely be the most challenging of all the arts. The writer, she observed, is tasked with painting the landscape of a life - with a beginning, a middle and some form...Read More


First, You Get Mad

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 15, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Wow. It's kind of unbelievable, really. You take something away from people, and they get angry. Take away hard won rights, and equal protection for those they love, and people get really angry. In the week since, California has seen...Read More


Keith Olbermann's Message

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Zythyra is an acoustic musician, writer and activist who lives in NH. Like many LGBTIQ Americans, I was both elated and devastated by the election results this past week. I am absolutely elated that President-elect Barack Obama won...Read More


Gay vs. Black... no thanks

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Bill O'Reilly's taken on the "Blacks destroyed same-sex marriage" meme, and he's asking for a minority war. iPhone users: Click to watch I wonder why he'd want a minority war?...Read More


Gay Superheroes and the Battle of the Bulge

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | November 13, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

As if being gay weren't enough to get your ass kicked in high school, imagine being gay and a geek. Schoolyard bullies would beat you up not only because of your fey demeanor but also because of your instant recall...Read More


Marriage Matters to Us

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 13, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

It has been a strange couple of weeks. Just last week, I saw something that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime, and felt like I was witnessing it for all my ancestors who didn't live to see a...Read More


John Edwards: Queer as a "three dollar bill"

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 13, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jack Cafferty calls out that queer John Edwards. The three dollar bill with the $400 haircuts is back. Former Senator, Vice Presidential candidate, Presidential candidate and adulterer John Edwards gave a speech at Indiana University yesterday. He was paid 35-thousand...Read More


Dump Dobson/Prop 8 Protest In Chicago

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 12, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

The recent explosion of gay protests now includes more than anger over the passage of Prop. 8. Truth Wins Out (TWO) teamed up with the Gay Liberation Network to protest the induction of hate-monger James Dobson into the Radio Hall...Read More


Theatre Review: "The Angel Eaters Trilogy"

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 12, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Johnna Adams' epic three-part work The Angel Eaters Trilogy follows the heartbreaking, complex, and chilling story of a family bloodline, cursed with the ability to raise the dead, with horrific consequences. While at face value, the synopsis of The Angel...Read More


While we're at it...

Filed by Eric Leven | November 12, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Man, there's this pulse in the air. Something is happening and I feel very proud and inspired by the gays. I thought this might be a nice opportunity to share some Gay history while allowing those who were active during...Read More


Indiana Family Institute condones anti-gay slurs

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2008 | 9:15 AM | comments

After years of running a gay blog, I've become used to the regular insults and slurs that are submitted in the comments section. Sadly, I doubt some people could deal with the regular blows to the psyche gay people get...Read More


No We Didn't

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 11, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's been a week, and -- well, I'm more convinced than ever that, no, we didn't. It's been a week, and all I have are questions: How do I fight what I cannot name? How do I effectively oppose what...Read More


Are Blacks More Homophobic?

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 10, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether the former failed in part because of the latter. In the meantime, I thought I'd republish...Read More


IN THE LIFE Season Premiere Gala 2008

Filed by IN THE LIFE | November 10, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch More than 200 guests packed the beautiful Neue Galerie on October 6th for In The Life Media's sold-out inaugural Season Premiere Gala honoring comedian and IN THE LIFE's first host Kate Clinton. The Gala raised...Read More


Their Own Receive Them Not

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 10, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether the former failed in part because of the latter. In the meantime, I thought I'd republish...Read More


Traditional media still has trouble covering transgender issues

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 09, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I saved this NY Times article in my "to post" list election night after I read the first part of it because I wanted to point people's attention to what seemed to be an interesting article on transgender voting issues....Read More


Historically Black Homophobia

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 07, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether the former failed in part because of the latter. In the meantime, I thought I'd republish...Read More


Forgetting the horse they rode in on

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 07, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Blabberhead-in-chief, David Broder, yesterday: These insiders can judge Obama better than I can, but I think they read him correctly. The expanded Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate may tempt Obama to consider a mirror-image of George W....Read More


Forget Presidential Debates... Presidential DANCE OFF!

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 02, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

The amazing people at Minimovie.com have brought us the long-awaited Presidential Dance-off! Now, I know that this is a serious campaign about serious issues, and the serious nature of the future of our nation. But sometimes, you need to inject...Read More