Media: March 2009

Teenage sex criminals, oh my!

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | March 31, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Here you have it -- teens are being prosecuted under child pornography laws for distributing topless pictures of themselves!!! This is particularly troubling: [Wyoming County, Pennsylvania District Attorney] Skumanick told an assembly of students that possessing inappropriate images of minors...Read More


Special (Lack of) Recognition

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 31, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Derek Hartley is a radio talk show host and writer living in New York. He is one half of the radio duo Derek and Romaine, airing weekdays nationwide on SIRIUS XM Radio's OutQ Channel. He also...Read More


The Year's Unsexiest Men

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 31, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Men's sexiness isn't really my area of expertise, but I thought other Projectors might have some thoughts on the Boston Phoenix's list of the year's "100 Unsexiest Men." Not just a compilation of superficial unsexiness (though there's some of that),...Read More


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LGBT Families on Public Television: the Time Has Come

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 30, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

(Originally published in Bay Windows, February 5, 2009.) Amidst all the talk of potential progress for LGBT rights under President Obama, one opportunity has made few headlines: the prospect of more LGBT inclusive children's programming on public television. Talk with...Read More


Is Gay the New Black?

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 29, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last December I was featured in a series looking at the LGBT after the passage of Prop 8 on www.newsweek.com. The series, which includes this video, called Is Gay the New Black? received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital...Read More


Working the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards

Filed by Father Tony | March 29, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

On Saturday, March 28th, I walked twenty blocks down Broadway with my husband to fill the Bilerico spot on the red carpet of the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. We found Jay Lassiter, one of the two Bilerico contest winners...Read More


My $.02 on the Bilerico/death threat controversy

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 26, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Since this is turning into an all-out blog war, and is pretty unfair to Bil, I'm responding to the whole death threat controversy. After the jump, though, since most of you probably don't care....Read More


No to Newsroom Nitpicking

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 25, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

The other day, the fashion police's scream about Michelle Obama's turquoise boots was heard around the world. This on the heels of their shriek that her sleeveless dresses are "inappropriate" in the White House. When I think of all the...Read More


DC Queer Studies

Filed by Brett Abrams | March 23, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Have you wanted to bone up on your queer studies lately? Curious to see how queer theory applies to current politics in the U.S. and worldwide? DC offers that opportunity next month. On April 17 and 18th, graduate students and...Read More


Taco Bell nacho drag vs Pupperoni

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

This stirred up some conversation around here this weekend. Check out these two recent queer commercials from Taco Bell and Pupperoni. Do you find either of them offensive?...Read More


The Kids Aren't Alright : The Gay Marriage Movement and its Manipulation of Children and Youth

Filed by Yasmin Nair | March 22, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Religious Right is notorious for its manipulation of children, especially in its anti-gay tirades. The passage of Proposition 8 was prompted in part by the incitement of fear about what children might have to endure: the spectacle of gay...Read More


Papyrus cards

Filed by Annette Gross | March 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was in the stationary store "Papyrus" at Keystone at the Crossing the other day. I needed to buy a Bar Mitzvah card. Well, to the right side of the display case I saw wedding cards. I realized that one...Read More


DC Queer Studies

Filed by Brett Abrams | March 20, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Have you wanted to bone up on your queer studies lately? Curious to see how queer theory applies to current politics in the U.S. and worldwide? DC offers that opportunity next month. On April 17 and 18th, graduate students and...Read More


We'll get there from here, thank you

Filed by Father Tony | March 18, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

This New York Times article got me thinking. And, you know what? I honestly don't care if the diversity directors of CBS, FOX and CNN, etc. leverage the production of diverse programming or not. I'm glad we've fought to secure...Read More


Everything gAy to Z: Gay Men's Chorus of Washington 2009 Season Opener

Filed by Dan O'Neill | March 18, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

On the evening of Saturday, March 21st (8:00pm) and the afternoon of Sunday the 22nd (3:00pm), the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington (GMCW) will present a "musical spectacular" honoring characteristics of gay culture, important personalities, and major turning points in...Read More


Meghan McCain, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter: Which of them doesn't belong?

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 17, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

I hadn't really been following the Ann Coulter vs. Meghan McCain battle for the soul of the Republican Party until I saw the video of Meghan on The View telling conservative radio commentator Laura Ingraham to kiss her ass for...Read More


Like having a Personal Chef To Go

Filed by Bil Browning | March 17, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

It's not often that I do a food review, but this is an exception. I was contacted by a potential advertiser last week that wanted to buy an ad for Personal Chef To Go. Made for busy people who want...Read More


NBC's 'Kings' takes up gay interpretation

Filed by Matt Comer | March 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Well... at least slightly so, that is. I watched the premiere of NBC's allegorical "Kings" over the internet last night. Work at the paper on Sunday evening kept me away from the debut and my favorite weekly viewing pleasure, "Big...Read More


The New Gay Makes the Washington Post

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Its usually a good thing when gay bloggers get featured in the traditional media for the role that they can play strengthening the LGBT community. Its even better when the gay bloggers featured are from DC and are doing such...Read More


Porn for Education

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | March 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Sex education is an under-discussed topic in our community, so I'm really glad to see Alex's week-long series on the subject of abstinence-only education. With such poor education in the schools, it's no wonder so many people are getting their...Read More


Gay porn star Harlow Cuadra guilty of 1st degree murder

Filed by Bil Browning | March 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Gay escort and bareback porn star Harlow Cuadra was found guilty of first degree homicide yesterday by a Pennsylvania jury. Cuadra and his business partner/lover Joseph Kerekes were accused of killing rival porn producer Bryan Kocis in January 2007. I've...Read More


UNITE, or DIE.

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'm sure this item will earn a footnote in a book put together 80 years from now on the rise of fascism in America in the early 21st century (hopefully that book will never have to be written). Conservative entertainer...Read More


What We Can Learn From Rush Limbaugh

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 12, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

There's been a lot of talk lately about Rush Limbaugh's level of power and influence in the Republican Party and the conservative movement, but there's another aspect to Limbaugh's rather sudden rise from radio star to bonafide political player that...Read More


Sex talk

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The AP had a very interesting article this morning about a small-town Alabama preacher (with big-city megachurch preacher dreams) who's talking about sex for a whole month's worth of sermons and the controversy it's raising in that town. What's interesting...Read More


Ted Haggard Attends "This Beautiful City," Watches Own Demise On Stage

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 12, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Tedd Haggard, the now infamous fallen pastor from New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, evidently built up the courage to go see This Beautiful City playing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City (read my recent review of...Read More


Michael Crawford becomes a cover model

Filed by Bil Browning | March 12, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

What's better than an issue of DC's MetroWeekly? An issue of MetroWeekly with Bilerico-DC Managing Editor Michael Crawford on the cover! While most of you know Michael as a long-time Bilerico Project blogger and member of the Ed Team, you...Read More


Dance MidEast Sexual Politics

Filed by Brett Abrams | March 11, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Washington's City Paper blurbed: "Thierry Smits, Compagnie Thor's artistic director, swears there's no political or social edge to D'Orient, though it's hard to deny the bristling homoerotic undercurrent of the piece: If men discovered the beauty of the human form,...Read More


Cold Cases With an LGBT Twist

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 11, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Cold cases are a popular TV reality thread, reflecting the public's fascination with unsolved murders. Sometimes only one or two people -- a family member, an isolated detective -- keep the flame burning on these cases for many years. Sometimes...Read More


Change, Coming from the Heartland

Filed by Steve Ralls | March 09, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

During his campaign for the White House, President Obama was often fond of reminding Americans that "change doesn't come from Washington; it comes to Washington." Significant change, he told the country, doesn't usually originate in the halls of Congress, but...Read More


Teen Challenge founder: 'earth-shattering calamity' approaching

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The founder of the Christianist extremist Assemblies of God ministry Minnesota Teen Challenge (which was the beneficiary of a a $500,000 earmark request from Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar), David Wilkerson, has cut loose with some serious batsh*ttery over at...Read More


The L Word: Last Words or Launch Pad?

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 08, 2009 | 10:30 PM | comments

Tonight on Showtime's pre-game show before the grand finale of The L Word, actor Laurel Holloman ("Tina Kennard") said she would tell her children, "It will be a different world for them, and this [show] will be a little piece...Read More


Quick Report-Back: Fusion Opening Night

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | March 08, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I hope some of you L.A. readers are out at Fusion events today while I'm in my room reading make/shift submissions. Quickly, thought I'd post a little report-back from opening night of the festival: Turnout was fantastic (sold out!); path-crossing...Read More


Speak: Radical Women of Color Media

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | March 08, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Happy International Women's Day! I just discovered (via brownfemipower) that the Speak CD is now available for purchase. It's a compilation of poetry, spoken word, and music featuring radical-women-of-color artist/activists from all over the U.S. -- and it's being sold...Read More


Cavett on Cheever and Updike

Filed by Father Tony | March 07, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

The great Dick Cavett remembers an interview with two lions of American literature, John Cheever and John Updike. Here's a startling line: The price exacted by booze, drugs and the wear-and-tear of leading a double (triple?) life of bisexual adultery...Read More


Tavis Smiley's Big Day Without Gays

Filed by Karen Ocamb | March 07, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's been a week since Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union. I don't know if anything concrete came of it - but I was fixated with the event even before it happened. Why? Because in celebrating the 10th anniversary...Read More


This Weekend in L.A.: Outfest's Fusion Film Festival, Mujeres de Maiz

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | March 06, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I'm looking forward to two rad events gracing Los Angeles this weekend: Fusion, an annual LGBT-people-of-color film festival presented by Outfest, and Mujeres de Maiz, an art show and performance celebrating International Women's Day at Farmlab. Maybe I'll see some...Read More


Help Save LGBT Theatre Gem, About Face Theatre!

Filed by Jason Tseng | March 06, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

About Face Theatre, one of the only high-profile theatres in the United States which focuses on commissioning and producing work on gender, sexuality, and the queer community, is in danger of closing. The Chicago-based theatre has launched a "Face the...Read More


Congratulations are in order!

Filed by Bil Browning | March 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Congrats to both Jennifer Wagner and Thomas Cook for their new gigs! Jennifer, known for her old job as Communications Director for the Indiana Democratic Party and her blog Taking Down Words, left that position to work on a campaign...Read More


The Potty War Comes to Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 05, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Is it me, or did the circus come to town? Canadian media from The Globe and Mail and The National Post on down have all seized upon a case in which the Ontario Human Rights Commission's mere willingness to hear...Read More


Obama = Death

Filed by Alex Blaze | March 04, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's been fun noting that Rush Limbaugh is the de facto leader of the GOP right now, what with Republican politician after Republican politician bowing to kiss his feet and groveling for forgiveness if they've insulted him. They know who's...Read More


An Earthquake of Stunning Normalcy

Filed by Dana Rudolph | March 04, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Sometimes, signs of progress pop up in unexpected places. The Chicago Tribune last weekend ran a piece titled "Preschool FAQ," by Heidi Stevens, who regularly writes on parenting for the Tribune. There's nothing remotely LGBT-specific about it; it's all about...Read More


I just lost my job

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 04, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Greg Hernandez is the former Daily News Out in Hollywood blogger who was laid off immediately after working the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Greg has started his own blog covering LGBT celebrities and Hollywood...Read More


Utah tops states with the highest consumption of porn

Filed by Pam Spaulding | March 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new study took a look at which states consume the most online porn and guess what -- Red State America is praying, then straying online. Benjamin Edelman of Harvard Business School analyzed customer credit card data and zip codes...Read More


The New York Times hates Twitter and Facebook so you should too

Filed by Jerame Davis | March 01, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am perpetually amused by the folks in traditional (mainstream, old guard, whatever you want to call it) media who bash on new media. First it was the blogs and how they're destroying society - until they embraced them and...Read More


Sean Hannity loses his mind (again) over men kissing

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 01, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Oh, Hannity. The buckets of crazy keep falling out of his mouth (along with the obvious buckets of bigotry). It's bad enough that my ears are still bleeding from Rush "Where's my oxycontin" Limbaugh at the CPAC conference yesterday. Doesn't...Read More


Would You Let Blog Readers Run Your Life?

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 01, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

OK. I value my autonomy (what’s left of it) way too much to do something like this. But the idea of someone else being in charge is tempting at times. Chen Xiao had pretty much given up making her own...Read More