Media: April 2012

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Nuance & LGBT News [Photo Essay]

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 30, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

What if the truth lies not in the facts discerned by a mainstream reporter who parachutes into a scene and relies on statements by the loudest eyewitness, but rather on nuance and historical context unimagined, unobserved or unavailable to the outsider?Read More


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Cool Like Sandra Fluke

Filed by Terrance Heath | April 30, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

I already had a lot of respect for Sandra Fluke, given how gracefully she's handled some of the most vile attacks the right-wing has to offer. Unbowed and unbothered, she's provided a pretty good example for anyone else who finds themselves in conservatives' crosshairs.Read More


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North Carolina for the Win!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

We're eight days away from the North Carolina primary election where voters will also decide whether or not to ratify a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Our side is pulling out all of the stops to win this sucker and, with your help, it's do-able.Read More


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Savage Offends Christian Teens at Journalism Conference

Filed by Viktor Kerney | April 30, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Dan Savage served a sassy, but truthful dish at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle. In his speech, Dan discussed how Christians misuse the Bible for their own benefit. Fundies are outraged, of course.Read More


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Rachel Maddow Commemorates 25th Anniversary of ACT UP!

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 30, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Two videos with contrast in presentations: A video of ACT UP that captures the transformation from perceived "limp-wristed pansies" to direct action militants and in the other Rachael Maddow, who was once involved, explains ACT UP to her mainstream audience.Read More


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The Face of Discrimination, Veggie Burgers, & What Men Say [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 27, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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CNN: Log Cabin's Cooper Goes Head to Head with AFA's Bryan Fischer

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 25, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

It was interesting to hear Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper, who was Chief of Staff with Grenell as spokesperson for the US Mission to the UN. Ambassador in the Bush administration, debate anti-gay extremist Bryan Fischer yesterday morning on CNN.Read More


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Gender Diversity, Scapegoating & Erasure in Medicine & Media

Filed by Kelley Winters | April 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The media erupted after psychiatrist Robert Spitzer rescinded his controversial claim that conversion therapy can change sexual orientation in gays and lesbians, but that's only half of the story. Shifting stigma from one oppressed class to a more oppressed class is not real change.Read More


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Antigay Christians vs Kids in NC's Amendment One Fight

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 23, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Antigay Christian leaders are silent on the harm the initiative would have by recognizing only heterosexual marriage as legal in the state - something these Chad Griffin/Mark Armour-produced TV ads with real people for the Protect All North Carolina Families campaign underscore.Read More


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Another Teacher Fired for Doing Porn

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Sooooo... the administration didn't have any confirmation that one of its employees had done a porn film - maybe the kids were mistaken or just didn't like this teacher, who knows - and they sent an email to the entire staff accusing that teacher of being in a porno?Read More


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GLAAD's New Prez and Honorees at Saturday's Media Awards in LA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 16, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

On Saturday, GLAAD named Herndon Graddick as their new President and announced this years honorees for the Vanguard and Stephen F. Kolzak Awards. GLAAD also announced the addition of the National Organization for Marriage and Pat Robertson to their new Commentator Accountability Project. Read More


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LA Mayor on Marriage Equality Plank: 'We're for Family Values'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 12, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

During her show Tuesday night, April 10, Rachael Maddow interviewed LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who notes that he's been supportive of marriage equality since 1994. His cousin is the current openly gay Assembly Speaker John A. Perez.Read More


MSNBC's Morning Joe Big Yucks About "A Transgender" In Miss Universe

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 11, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Imagine my surprise this morning when listening to MSNBC's Morning Joe, when Joe started yukking it up about "a transgender" participating in the Miss Universe pageant.Read More


Homophobic TV Station Doesn't Get Why Outing Is Wrong

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 10, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

While straight public sex isn't as policed as gay public sex is, even if it were, even then CBS LA's behavior wouldn't be justified. The public's need to know does not outweigh the privacy concerns of the people arrested, which is very high, since being outed carries financial, emotional, and physical risks. Read More


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Etch-A-Sketch Responds [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 06, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Etch-A-Sketch has finally responded to the political flap over the popular kid's toy.Read More


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Obama: Live Long & Prosper [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

C'mon, if Nichelle Nichols stopped by your office, wouldn't you take a picture too?Read More


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Homophobia at CBS Los Angeles

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 05, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

It's hard to see a justification for printing these men's photos other than "Haw haw, look at those fags."Read More


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Santorum's Wish-Boner Dressing [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 04, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Are you worried that eating salad makes you look a bit homosexual? Worry no more with Wish Bone's aggressively zesty Santorum Salad Dressing!Read More


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When 'Inclusive' Language Actually Excludes

Filed by Sean Bugg | April 03, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

The move from "gay and lesbian" to "LGBT" is something that sprung from noble motives of inclusion and, in general, it's been a successful and good change. But language matters and "LGBT" simply isn't the right term to use in every context.Read More


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Al Qaeda Clip Art [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Al Qaeda isn't your father's "live in a mud hut in the middle of nowhere" terrorists anymore - now they've stepped up the game to include eye catching graphics.Read More


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Jesus Wore a Hoodie [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Who else wore a hoodie most of the time? Jeebus. Of course, as someone pointed out on Facebook, look what happened to him...Read More