Media: November 2011


There Is No Closet: Learning about Queer Sexuality from 'Straight' Porn

Filed by Amy Andre | November 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Straight-identified men watching male-female porn aren't "secretly" bi. There is no secret. There is no closet. There is only the language we use to describe ourselves to ourselves and others, to create a sense of sexual intelligibility.Read More


Gotcha Journalism Criminalizes Teacher's Gay Porn Past

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 30, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Boston affiliate of Fox is working this week to villify a new English teacher at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. Fox discovered that the teacher has performed in a number of gay adult films. This is "gotcha" journalism at its worst. Read More


Tell It to Owen Keehnen

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 28, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Owen Keehnen's career interviewing the LGBT community's best and brightest began 20 years ago, when he worked at The Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago. Over the next few years, Keehnen did "hundreds of interviews" you can find in a new collection of his work.Read More


Internships Available at Bilerico Project for Spring Semester

Filed by Bil Browning | November 26, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Bilerico Project intern? We've opened up the search for a couple of interns to assist with running the site and learn the ropes of online publishing and marketing during the spring semester.Read More


The Art of Selling Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 26, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

It sucks that marriage equality is something that has to be "sold" - something that has to be packaged into an adorable two-minute video and marketed, passed around to make a point.Read More

Argentina Produces More Amazing LGBT Advocacy Vids

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Check out two more incredibly well-produced videos from Argentina that get to the heart of the issues that matter - the everyday discrimination that often goes underreported. Read More

Larry King's Father Talks about Plea Deal with Son's Killer

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Christina Gonzala of Fox LA News followed Brandon McInerney's murder trial and after the plea deal was reached Monday, she spoke with the father of gay murder victim Larry King.Read More

Signorile Named Huff Po Gay Editor-at-Large

Filed by Bil Browning | November 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Michelangelo Signorile has been tapped to be the Editor-at-Large for Huff Po's new Gay Voices section. Signorile will continue to host his popular Sirius XM radio show.Read More


Benetton: Kiss & Sell

Filed by Leslie Robinson | November 21, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Diplomacy suddenly got a whole lot friendlier. Leaders of nations and leaders of faiths, instead of shaking hands, are kissing each other on the lips. Global warming, indeed.Read More


Hall of Shame Edition: Comment of the Week

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2011 | 7:30 PM | comments

So, here's the thing. This has been bothering me for a while... I just don't like a lot of our commenters. No, not you. Well, okay. Maybe it is you.Read More


The Guardian: 99% or 99.99%?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The UK's Guardian takes a look at the 99% movement in the United States and examines the truth of the matter. Their conclusion? It's not the 99%; it's the 99.99%.Read More


Radio Lab Investigates the Origin of HIV

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I listened to an interesting episode of Radio Lab this week, a podcast out of NYC. It was about the concept of Patient Zero, or that there's really one place where a disease (or an idea) starts.Read More


Benetton Pretends to Care about Diversity, Fails Again

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 18, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Benetton will drop an ad as soon as someone complains. Their current strategy at least saves some paper.Read More


Another LGBT Site Closes:

Filed by Bil Browning | November 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

While I mentioned earlier this morning that popular LGBT blog The New Gay, has shut their virtual doors, today also brings news that has closed up shop following a dispute between the founder and current board members.Read More


The New Gay Closes Virtual Doors

Filed by Bil Browning | November 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Another blow to the LGBT blogosphere... Activist meets pop culture hipster site The New Gay has closed up shop.Read More


Dan Savage Glittered Again, Student Arrested

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

On November 9th, Dan Savage was the recipient of a "glitter bomb" for the second time this month so far. One of the students involved in the stunt was grabbed by the police and arrested.Read More


Owned By Google, Again

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Can I just say how much I hate - really, truly hate - Google latest update to its Reader and the decision to do away with shared items and force everyone into using Google+.?Read More


From the Inbox: How Would You Reply?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

How would reply to this young man who wrote to Bilerico asking for advice and support about coming out to his Christian college?Read More


To The Point Misses the Point & Apologizes

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 12, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yesterday a California-based affiliate of NPR which boasts nearly 400,000 regular listeners, hosted guests on its show To The Point to discuss the recent Penn State tragedy, so how did the conversation turn into whether or not gay couples should adopt children?Read More

AFER Breaks Down the DOMA Repeal Vote

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Matt Baume of the American Federation for Equal Rights gives a good summary of the issue with some explanations of what could or may happen next, in this new video. Read More


Enquiring About Chaz

Filed by Leslie Robinson | November 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The National Enquirer claims in a Nov. 14 cover story that Chaz Bono will die within four years due to his gender transition. The corpse-to-be is perturbed.Read More


Your November Reminder

Filed by Bil Browning | November 03, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

If you think we provide a valuable service to the community, drop a few dollars in the bucket please. Also - we've got other ways you can connect with Bilerico Project content. Check it out:Read More

Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Bilerico Project's Bil Browning

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 03, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Tonight on the Rebecca Juro Show, it's our fearless Bilerico Project publisher and co-founder Bil Browning.Read More


Maybe Satan Doesn't Make Gay Babies After All

Filed by Bil Browning | November 03, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

After Daniel Avila, the US Catholic Bishops spokesperson, penned a column for the official publication of the Archdiocese of Boston saying that Satan makes babies gay, the blogosphere erupted in outrage. Now it appears the Archdiocese is walking back from the statement.Read More


Language Doesn't Matter: Substance Does

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 01, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Titles like "Language Matters," which both GLAAD and the polling institute opted for, strike me as that sort of arrogance of the political consultant class that places messaging and strategizing higher in importance than substance and actual conversations with people.Read More

The Semantics of 'Marriage Equality' Activism & Journalism

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The debate on whether to call it "marriage equality," "gay marriage," or "same-sex marriage" has been well decided upon by gay rights activists. But the verdict's still out in mainstream and gay-focused journalism. What to do?Read More


A Response: 'Quit flaunting your lifestyle'

Filed by D Gregory Smith | November 01, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Almost all LGBT persons experience ignorance in the form of public attack sooner or later. Those of us in rural areas tend to get it even more regularly - especially in the local newspapers.Read More


Fox News Underreports Stories on LGBT Bullying

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 01, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Equality Matters has released a new study demonstrated Fox News' continued lack of commitment to honestly and accurately portraying stories of teenage suicide linked to intense bullying and legislative discussions of Safe Schools initiatives. Read More