Media: May 2009

No Midnight Snackin if You're Gay

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: James Hipps is the managing editor of GayAgenda.com, an online news source for the LGBT community and its allies. He is alumnus of Florida International Univeristy and lives in South Florida. James is dedicated to ending homophobia and...Read More


Shirtless Levi Johnston: Oh baby!

Filed by Bil Browning | May 31, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Okay, we all know Levi Johnston isn't the most sophisticated, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate his half-naked deliciousness parenting abilities. Plus, it just begs for a "Caption This" post, doesn't it? What've you got Projectors?...Read More


The scandalous details of the antichrist's sex life

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Several events last year, like Sarah Palin's nomination and Ted Stevens's prosecution, gave America a crash-course in Alaskan politics. It turns out it's not just another state up there - it's another planet. Well, Don Sherfick sent me this link...Read More


New NOM ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 29, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This ad, which will air in New York, appears to be directed at African Americans....Read More


Solidarity? I think knot

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 28, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm just sick of these people who think that the LGBT movement is just a chance to make money: LEVI'S is getting in the spirit of the season by dressing its storefront mannequins in white. In Levi's-owned stores in New...Read More


Oh, Indianapolis media...

Filed by Bil Browning | May 27, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I went to the Channel 6 (ABC) website last night hoping to see the video they shot at yesterday's protest. So far there's nothing on the site - even today. But it's nice to see they've got the important breaking...Read More


Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Prop 8

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

With the decision about Prop 8 today, the Adam/Kris story will probably get lost in the uproar for a while. That's too bad, because the story makes its own positive statement about acceptance of LGBT people. No doubt the right-wingers...Read More


Memorial Day with the family

Filed by Cathy Renna | May 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

My family ended up having the most " traditional" Memorial Day I could think of - completely unplanned. While visiting a cousin in Fallas Church, Virginia we decided to take in the the local fair and parade. It was like...Read More


American Idol: Part Four

Filed by Brett Abrams | May 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Like many others, Adam Lambert's loss on Tuesday spurred thoughts about eyeliner, gayness and cultural acceptance. Two friends commented that they "were not surprised, just as they would not have been surprised but were disappointed, as they would have been...Read More


Opposing gay marriage for all the wrong reasons

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 24, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Via LaFeminista, here's a particularly bizarre article in opposition to same-sex marriage. The writer, who is neither a historian nor social scientist, nor a lawyer, has taken it upon himself to prove that there are reasons to oppose same-sex marriage...Read More


California: Families, No Matter What the Court Rules

Filed by Sara Whitman | May 24, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's quiet today, minus the cats howling at my ankles looking for food. The sun is out, and we have many projects around the house lined up. Zachary is off at a sleep over, Ben just rolled out of bed,...Read More


Chicken Little and the Great Amazon Flap

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Over the 30-plus years that I've been active in the gay media, I've pondered the thing that some of us do when a shocking rumor comes along. Without fact-checking to see if the rumor is true, some of us panic...Read More


Goodbye, Octavia St. Laurent

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 20, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The first time I saw Octavia St. Laurent , I was at the River Oaks Theater back home watching the 1990 blockbuster documentary Paris Is Burning. I was starting my own transition at the time and the movie was on...Read More


"Yasmin Nair: Eat This!" Or: How to Leave Comments Without Going up In Flames

Filed by Yasmin Nair | May 19, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I recently began my stint as a regular contributor on queercents.com. The blog, devoted to queers and money, has a tagline that reads: "We're here, we're queer, and we're not going shopping without coupons." My first post was about the...Read More


More on That Christian Vote at "American Idol"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

According to conservative pundits, the "Idol" finals tonight are shaping up as a classic High Noon shoot-out. Kris Allen is hyped as the good guy in the white hat, and Adam Lambert is the bad guy in the spangled black...Read More


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What's the difference between Michael Savage and Fred Phelps?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 19, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I was reading this article about how the UK Home Secretary was questioned about her decision to publish a list of 16 people unwelcome in Great Britain that included radio host Michael Savage and Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps....Read More


What Do Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga and Johnny Weir Have in Common?

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | May 15, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lately three young superstars are getting the fans screaming wherever they go. One is a singer, another a singer/songwriter, and the third is a figure-skater. But all three stars have something in common: unique talent and pop artistry, and a...Read More


NOM and CPR: Same-sex marriage will turn your kids gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

I think it's quite clear to everyone by now that any time the right accuses us of something, it means that they're just projecting their own moral failings on everyone else. Apparently that includes child exploitation. Here's a new ad...Read More


Olbermann vs. Stewart

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

That video of Keith Olbermann dissembling Miss California's "arguments" has been making its way around the LGBT blogosphere, but I didn't post it here I just thought he was coming at the whole thing from the wrong perspective. His video's...Read More


Lesbian motherhood wins controversy for Wanda Sykes

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last Saturday, comedian Wanda Sykes delivered a round of very, very impolite commentary about respected conservative scholar Rush Limbaugh in front of a room of very sensitive journalists last week at the National Correspondents Dinner. But in a one-two punch...Read More


Deep thought

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

After watching the mainstream media's reaction to Outrage, the movie about outing homophobic gay politicians, with the journalists wanting to beat up Mike Rogers and NPR censoring reviews of the movie, and reading up on the trans panic defense, the...Read More


Would Jesus torture? What if He was really, really scared?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 13, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

From Sarah Posner: Last month's Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life poll showed that the more religiously observant one is, the more likely one is to justify torture. In response to the finding, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture...Read More


A short lesson on polling would do the fundies good

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 12, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Don Sherfick emailed me a link to Cornerstone Policy Research's site where they claim they polled everyone in the state of New Hampshire and found that 64% of that state's population opposes same-sex marriage. Yes, someone wrote that on their...Read More


My Best from JumpCut

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 12, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

There’s a trend I’ve noticed in the past year or so, which is related to one I wrote about almost two years ago, when bloggers asked both parties to make presidential debate video available on the web. Well, I don’t’...Read More


Hollywood on the Potomac

Filed by Cathy Renna | May 11, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The White House Correspondent's dinner this past weekend was amazing. If you took the Oscars, the Grammys, a convention of the MSM's pundits and anchors AND Obama's inauguration it would basically describe the crowd. I was honored to be there,...Read More


Questioning Queerness: The Movie

Filed by Brett Abrams | May 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in New Orleans featured a presentation of Libbie Searcy's documentary Questioning Queerness last month. The English Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University observed that among the predominantly male student body of engineers and...Read More


Back on Let's Talk Live Monday and those threatening emails

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

UPDATE: THEY JUST CALLED AND CANCELED. NO REASON. I ASKED WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. THE PRODUCER PROMISED TO GET BACK TO ME IN 20 MINUTES! OUTRAGEOUS! UPDATE II: NO CALL BACK! CALL ME MR. NOT SURPRISED. Here's the latest...Read More


CNN report 'Gay Issues Closing In On Obama' shows the MSM is noticing the White House silence

Filed by Pam Spaulding | May 08, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

When I walked in the door yesterday evening, I caught the last minute or so of a segment on CNN, "Gay Issues Closing In On Obama." This is an interesting breakthrough, because finally, finally, there is recognition by the MSM...Read More


Porn star Vincent DeSalvo kicked out of Christian college

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Here's one for the Shocker! files... Porn star Vincent DeSalvo (real name: John Gechter) has been kicked out of college for appearing in adult films. The young hottie attended Grove City College, one of America's most conservative Christian colleges. Grove...Read More


Soldier who came out on MSNBC dismissed

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

Remember Lt. Dan Choi, the brave Arabic translator who came out on the Rachel Maddow show a few months ago? Lt. Choi founded Knights Out, a group of West Point cadets/alumni that are openly gay. He has seen action overseas...Read More


Arresting queers in the name of Christ and other fundie e-blasts

Filed by Bil Browning | May 07, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the side effects of running a popular LGBT blog is that not only does every queer org send you their press releases and promos, but you get all the far right screeds from anti-gay religious groups too. Two...Read More


Anyone Have a Face Mask?

Filed by Mike Rogers | May 07, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note from Bil: The picture and video were hosted on Mike's site, BlogActive, which seems to be down. We'll get it back up as soon as we can. Oy. This guy. Let's just say he clearly has some very strong...Read More


Diesel-powered Ageism

Filed by Michael Adams | May 05, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

In case you were wondering whether ageism is really that big a deal in our society, take a look at the Diesel ad in the latest issue of GQ Magazine. I'm not talking about the good-looking guy who is sporting...Read More


Joe the Plumber's queer friends

Filed by Bil Browning | May 05, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

My God, every time this douchenozzle opens his mouth, more crap just falls out. In an interview with Christianity Today, Joe the Plumber tells the world what he thinks of gays and lesbians. Q: In the last month, same-sex marriage...Read More


Gay Bars and Bachelorettes, Oh My!

Filed by Yasmin Nair | May 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Remember all the fuss about gay bars banning bachelorette parties? The story erupted with Dawn Turner Trices's piece in the Chicago Tribune. In it, she wrote about Geno Zaharakis, the owner of Cocktail, putting a sign outside stating that the...Read More