Media: October 2009

Dragon Age: Origins and Buttsex

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 30, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have always loved fantasy. Be it high fantasy a la Tolkien or Lewis, or B-list magic pony fantasy of the Tamora Pierce variety. I also love gaming... so, naturally wherever the two shall meet I'm so there. I was...Read More


Reclaiming "We"

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 28, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Mike Elk couldn't have been more right in his thinking about what Martin Luther King, Jr. would have thought of the Teabaggers, Birthers, etc. He would have seen that those faces that at first glance seem twisted in anger are...Read More


Queering Twilight

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 28, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

In preparation for the release of the latest Twilight movie, I've been thinking a lot about the series' leading man, Edward Cullen. Edward is mysterious and masterful, chivalrous and cool. He decides when his lover can touch him and where....Read More


Stephen Colbert Wants You to Approve Referendum 71

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 27, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Colbert Report took aim at Washington State's Referendum 71 on last night's episode. Colbert used his popular "The Word" segment to decimate the opposition to LGBT partnerships. The word was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and looked at how the...Read More


I have a problem with faggots

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

I have a problem with faggots. "I look up in the tree. What do I see? I see a faggot trying to pee on me. I pick up a rock. Threw it at his cock." -- Balloon Boy and his...Read More


When Is It Not a Surprise

Filed by Brett Abrams | October 26, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

How many gays and lesbians do you know play sports? How many GLBTQ people watch professional baseball, football, basketball, tennis, the Olympics? On Saturday afternoon, the Washington, DC Reel Affirmations Festival played a documentary entitled, Brighton Bandits that features gays...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Hilary Rosen

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Hilary Rosen. Hilary Rosen...Read More


Patriarchy stinking up the liberal blogosphere

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 25, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I often complain about the right wing, so I'm happy to report that I have a major problem with the adolescent attitudes towards sex that are just as popular on the left side of the blogosphere. Snickers were heard throughout...Read More


E-Marriage? You Heard Right

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 25, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

My friend Bryan Wildenthal, who teaches constitutional law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, drew my attention to this startling proposal being put forth by two professors at Michigan State University. In a news release on MSU...Read More


Criticize Homophobic "No Homo" in Hip Hop and get your Pink Slip from Fox "News"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 22, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a political analyst and associate professor of education at Teachers College in New York, is learning what we all have known for awhile: Fox News doesn't like any support of "the gays" or any criticism of...Read More


Gay mobster outed by media after secret open court hearing

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

The life of a gay mobster is never easy. Former mafia hitman turned informant Robert Mormando found that out the hard way this week. Mormando's lawyer argued in court earlier this week that he had left La Cosa Nostra for...Read More


Rosie and Kelli Working on Their Issues; So Is the Media

Filed by Dana Rudolph | October 22, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Two of the most famous lesbian-mom spouses in the world are having trouble. Rosie O'Donnell told USA Today that all is not well between herself and spouse Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell, but would not confirm if Kelli had moved out, as...Read More


Maine's "No On 1" Jesse Connolly on the Rachel Maddow Show

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 21, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

No On 1 Maine campaign manager Jesse Connolly appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show last night to talk about the fight to keep the fundies from doing a "Prop 8: Part Duex." Polls show the fight in Maine is extremely...Read More


Why is uber-homophobe Tom Coburn writing for the Advocate?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Sen. Tom Coburn has a column up in The Advocate about health care. His argument is asinine (the private health care system is great for people with HIV, particularly the individual market, that we should further empower it), but that's...Read More


Indiana Word stumbles over media discovers journalism

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

It must be hell to be the publisher of an advertising circular masquerading as a community newspaper these days. With all the competition from bloggers and social media, the days of the Indiana Word are probably numbered. One of the...Read More


Sunday Funnies: InfoMania's 'No Homo'

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

The brilliant and irreverent satirist Brian Safi, from my favorite nerdy show on my favorite nerdy channel - InfoMania, is back exploring more LGBT issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media and pop culture. This clip...Read More


"I'm not racist, but you're black! Black, black, BLACK!"

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I just found this complicated story about racism, homophobia, and (as I read it) sexism at the National Equality March. Rakefet Abergel, a white lesbian from LA who went to DC for the NEM, says she saw a group of...Read More


Mormon is not the new Black

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 15, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

Back when The Advocate put "Gay is the new Black" on its cover and you couldn't find a gay internet forum without a white gay person saying that we were "the last minority it's OK to discriminate against" or some...Read More


Cal Thomas is stupid...

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 15, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

And a DADT story from a non-officer. But first, Cal Thomas an idiot. I was reading his column on DADT when I came across this paragraph: But we are beginning in the wrong place. The place to start is whether...Read More


What does a closeted ex-gay look like? How about an ex-gay princess?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 15, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Ex-gays want to be protected by Disney: Concerned Disney stockholders have submitted a shareholder resolution asking the Walt Disney Company to include the prohibition of discrimination based on ex-gay status in its sexual orientation policy and diversity training programs. "The...Read More


Quién es más gay-friendly, Arnold or Barack?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

The governor of California signed two bills into law that: designate May 22 "Harvey Milk Day," andrequire the state recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages as civil unions. He also vetoed two bills that: would have added sexual orientation and gender identity...Read More


Was the National Equality March A Success? It Depends On Who One Asks.

Filed by Michael Hamar | October 13, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

There has been a great deal of sniping going on between proponents of the National Equality March and those who opposed it and/or resented the fact that they could not control it. Some have cynically sought to diminish yesterday's accomplishment...Read More


Speaking out against power is an easy way to get dismissed

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

Everyone's talking about this quotation from an anonymous White House source, breathlessly reported by John Harwood on NBC: "If you look at the polling, Barack Obama is doing well with 90% or more of Democrats. So the White House views...Read More


Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize -- what next?

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Is this a joke? I mean -- seriously -- at first I thought it was April Fools, or something, but then I realized it's October, but maybe in Norway they have October Fools? Let's review Obama's peacemaking record... Okay, expanding...Read More


Why I Won't Come Out on National Coming Out Day

Filed by Yasmin Nair | October 09, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note: I wrote this piece last year and am resurrecting it here, with a few additions. This is the week of the March on Washington. Or, wait, is it the March Through Washington, a city that will be missing most...Read More


Indiana Family Institute = Westboro Baptist Lite

Filed by Bil Browning | October 09, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Here's our "From the George Bush version of reality" moment for today, folks. Over on the Indiana Family Institute's blog Public Policy Director Ryan McCann links to the podcast from my recent appearance on Abdul Hakim Shabazz's morning radio show....Read More


FRC's Tony Perkins at white supremacy gathering

Filed by Bil Browning | October 06, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

After I did my interview with the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, Alex and I were talking on the phone. When I was telling him what I thought of Perkins after meeting him, I remember saying that he seemed like...Read More


Everyone wants a piece of Glenn Beck's pie

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Speaking of strange pitches we get at Bilerico, here's Jerry Falwell's Liberty Council trying to prove that they're still relevant even after the teabaggers took the rightwing over from the Religious Right establishment. They made a page where you can...Read More


Why Maddow Matters

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 05, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first time I ever listened to Rachel Maddow on the radio for any length of time was when she guest-hosted for Michelangelo Signorile on his Sirius OutQ afternoon drivetime show a few years ago. It wasn't that I didn't...Read More


Pie a realtor for Marriage Equality? I'm serious!

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 04, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Okay, this might be the weirdest ad I've ever seen, in the current issue of the Bay Area Reporter -- at the top it says: "PIE A REALTOR FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY!" And then -- yes yes, a picture of someone...Read More


Bible trading cards and King Eglon's "dirt"

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

We get all kinds of pitches around here. This guy wants to make some money in a tough economy, which is entirely understandable. A pack of 5 Bible cards sells for $3.99, and he doesn't even have to pay anyone...Read More


Behind the Scenes with Vicki St. James

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | October 04, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Recently, after talking about all of the interesting people we have met in Indy who contribute to the fluid, social vibe that we encounter, we decided we would dedicate a weekly interview to "local celebs" who contribute to this vibe,...Read More