Media: December 2011


Salvation Army Story on FOX News Station

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A special shoutout to the Indianapolis FOX station for doing a well-rounded report on the Salvation Army's discrimination against LGBT people. I knew the story had ran after I opened my inbox this morning to find an e-mail from "Holden Magroin."Read More


Listen: 'Rick Perry Is Gay' E-book Author Talks

Filed by Bil Browning | December 28, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Glen Maxey, the author of the controversial e-book that claims Rick Perry is a closetcase, has deservedly come under fire for his use of innuendo and hearsay. Veteran podcaster John Selig had the chance to have a long conversation with the former Texas state legislator.Read More


2011: The Year In Gay

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 28, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Am I still a gay blogger? Well, I'm still a blogger. And I'm as gay as I've every been. But I almost hesitate to call myself a gay blogger these days.Read More


Navy Homecoming Kiss Photo Stirs Backlash

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 27, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last week, Bil named an image of Navy Officer Marissa Gaeta's homecoming kiss with partner Citlalic Snell the Gay Photo of the Year. Now, it's coming under fire from your typically anonymous crop of readers and Internet commenters.Read More


Daily Beast Scolds 'Rick Perry Is Gay' E-book Author

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 27, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Glen Maxey, the first openly gay elected to the Texas Legislature, has been getting all sorts of gay newspaper and blog attention for a salacious, rumor-based e-book alleging that GOP presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry is secretly gay.Read More


Rick Santorum Wants to Win Over Gay Voters?

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

During an interview on Fox News' On The Record, Rick Santorum said he has a plan to win over the LGBT community. Read More


Slow Posting: My Vanity Smurf Moment

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

I'm not normally a vain person. Anyone who knows me will say I'm regularly unshaven, always wear a t-shirt, and, while I'm not a slob, I'm definitely "relaxed." Don't like how I look? That's your problem.Read More


How Much Is Bilerico Project Worth?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

How much do you think Bilerico Project is worth? To help you decide, we've created this handy guide to determining how much you think our award winning journalism benefits you.Read More


I'm the Red Kettle Menace?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Every year I do a post around the holidays to remind readers that the Salvation Army is a rightwing organization that discriminates against LGBT people. It's an old boycott stretching back over a decade, but this year my annual post really took off. Read More


Jose Antonio Vargas on His Gay, Undocumented Identity

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist who came out as undocumented in The New York Times, has been hard at work promoting a new project and speaking about where his dual minority identities -- being gay and undocumented -- intersect.Read More

NPR Tackles Mitt Romney's Flip Flopping on Gay Rights

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 14, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

National Public Radio's Tovia Smith tackled Mitt Romney's flip-flopping on gay rights on Monday night's "All Things Considered," noting that Romney denied any inconsistency in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan.Read More


When Will Homophobic Tweeters Learn?

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

After its Adam Lambert testosterone snafu, GQsaid they've learned from the experience of tweeting out homophobic statements. However, their almost-apology has me asking a different question: How have they not yet learned?Read More


Alison Bechdel: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

What is the LGBT movie to watch out for according to Alison "Dykes To Watch Out For" Bechdel?Read More

Tyler Clementi's Parents Speak to Today Show

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

While most of the details about the circumstances of Tyler Clementi's suicide have been gleaned from court filings since his parents have refused all media interviews, Clementi's family has now started speaking out to promote an anti-bullying organization they founded following their son's death.Read More


Gay Syndicated Writer Paul Varnell Has Died

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Perhaps the most prominent consistent voice for libertarian/independents was Paul Varnell, a one-time academic-turned-activist-turned-columnist, mostly for the Windy City Times. Some of Paul's columns would drive liberals and leftists crazy.Read More


Madonna's Super Bowl Show Brings Gays to Football?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Star reporter Erika Smith is one of the most LGBT-friendly reporters on staff, but this time her column is full of so much nonsense I wanted to bang my head on the table.Read More

The Reality of HIV Criminalization

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

36 states and territories have HIV-related laws. Sean Strub, one of the longest and fiercest fighters around anything and everything HIV-related, is looking for those who have been prosecuted as well as people who filed charges.Read More


Don We Now Our (Censored) Apparel

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 08, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

In Michigan this week, a music teacher came under fire for changing the words of "Deck the Halls," the super famous Christmas carol, so that the word "gay" didn't have to be a part of the lyrics.Read More


TV Networks Fail to Broadcast Obama's Major LGBT Announcement

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the administration's new stance on international LGBT issues. So, you would think the networks would cover it, right?Read More


Albany Newspaper's Extensive Pieces on Trans Community (Featuring Me!)

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Albany Times Union, the newspaper of record for New York's capital, is running an extensive four-day report on the transgender community in the region.Read More


It's All in the Framing

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Whether it's bringing on some rightwing fundie nutjob to bleat about God and the children as a "balanced opinion" or simple word choices, the media has always been one of the biggest players throwing up hurdles to our movement.Read More


GBMNews Falls Victim to Social Media

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | December 04, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In its 4 years of operation, as one of the preeminent online news sources for the Black LGBT community, GBMNews covered and reported on a wide range of issues relevant to Black people nationally and internationally.Read More


They Ate the (Pizza) Pie!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

After hearing about eight AIDS activists jailed in an Occupy Wall Street protest complained that the NYPD ate the pizzas other activists sent them, I'm reminded of Al Sharpton's MSNBC commercial. They ate the pie! The pizza pie!Read More


'The Sing-Off' Would Prefer to Not Talk About LGBT Youth

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 02, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Monday's episode of The Sing-Off featured The Trevor Project. But NBC and the show's producers or editors have gone out of their way to edit out any reference to the LGBTQ community that the Trevor Project serves in the segment about the org.Read More


Students Protest Unfair Coverage of Teacher's Porn Past

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 02, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Students and residents in Mystic Valley's area have spoken out about Kevin Hogan, the subject of Fox 25's "gotcha journalism" about his work in porn. Students are saying that he's a great teacher and that his private life should not be taken into consideration.Read More


Putting LGBT Ads in Perspective

Filed by Bil Browning | December 02, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

While everyone is still going crazy over the marriage equality ad from Australia, a Russian group has put out a powerful PSA "speaking out" against St. Petersburg's proposed legislation to criminalize gay "propaganda." Read More


How Not to Prevent Child Molestation

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The fear of a teacher who performed in a gay sex flick seems to stem from a mistaken belief that there are certain sexual acts that are normal and others that are abnormal.Read More