You Gotta See This: August 2010

"That's Gay" on schools

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 31, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Brian Safi discusses Focus on the Family's back-to-school focus....Read More


Pepper spraying protesters turns vigilante

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 30, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The guy in the red truck there was later arrested for pepper spraying 16 people in a drive-by. Police believe he wasn't targeting the Westboro Baptist Church, but the Patriot Guard Riders who were counterprotesting....Read More


Rocky vs. Priscilla

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 29, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's an old clip from The Drew Carey show where they dance off and try to prove that either The Rocky Horror Picture Show or Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is better. I say Rocky, mainly because of Tim...Read More


When Birds Get Crazy, Unicorns Get Horny

Filed by Don Davis | August 28, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Belgian band Hermanos Inglesos, with the help of MeMe, has finally answered the question of what happens when birds eat the blue berry and go to the club...and all I can say is that I hope unicorns don't...Read More


Creepiest commercial winner

Filed by Bil Browning | August 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Have you seen this latest commercial for Orbit gum? This is one of the creepiest damn things I've seen in a while. It's just horrid....Read More


Gay Coke ad

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 27, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's a Coca-Cola ad from Egypt. It's kind of gay....Read More


Bill Maher outed Ken Mehlman

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 26, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Remember when Bill Maher outed Ken Mehlman on Larry King Live and then CNN later censored it? That's zen....Read More


LCR meets with Utah's governor

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 25, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Local news covered the LCR meeting with the governor of Utah, which isn't extraordinary, but I'm impressed by the earnestness of the local journalists in covering this meeting....Read More


Christians come to pray for the gays

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Christians came to pray/protest a gay couple. Debate ensues. via...Read More


Natural Woman: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Incredibly cute actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the stage for a great rendition of "Natural Woman." I think he's performing at a benefit for his online cooperative production company hitRECord.org and he does a damn good job....Read More


Trailer for "The Right to Love: An American Family"

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 22, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Reader Jay sent in the preview for "The Right to Love: An American Family," a documentary about Prop 8....Read More


Marriage Equality Old Spice Spoof

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This pro-marriage equality ad from Australia mimics the Old Spice commercials. What do you think? Old Spice worthy?...Read More


Big Brother 12: Gay Cat Fight

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The gay guy on Big Brother 12 got into a fight with one of the other housemates. Apparently she's this season's bitch. I stopped watching long ago when they just turned into stereotypes shoved into a few rooms. Anyone...Read More


Ted Olson on religious tolerance

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Theodore Olson, who's a 9/11 widow and is arguing the Prop 8 federal case, is OK with the Islamic community center in lower Manhattan....Read More


Overcoming difficulties

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This Chinese piano player is unlike any other you've seen. The contestant on China's Got Talent lost his arms in an accident and taught himself to play the piano with his feet....Read More


MoveOn's "Boycott Target: The Musical"

Filed by Joe Mirabella | August 17, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

MoveOn.org produced this very fun music ensemble that reminds Target, "we're going to make you pay." MoveOn is part of a national boycott of Target for their political contributions to the very anti gay candidate for Minnesota Governor, Tom...Read More


Video from Tokyo Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 16, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Video from the first pride in Tokyo in three years....Read More


Blind live

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 15, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's "Blind" by Hercules & Love Affair, which they recorded with Antony Hegarty so it sounds weird to hear it sung by Nomi Ruiz....Read More


Don't be jealous of my boogie

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 14, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Here's the video RuPaul, Raven, Tyra, and Jujubee made at the end of Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race, "Don't Be Jealous of my Boogie."...Read More


Glenn Beck is for same-sex marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 13, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

I can barely watch this stuff, but Glenn Beck did say that same-sex marriage isn't a threat to the country. Everything else in this video is painful....Read More


Words

Filed by Bil Browning | August 12, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Check out this fabulous video from NPR's RadioLab about how one thing flows into another....Read More


Social Security video

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 11, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This video shows how American handles gay seniors is inadequate....Read More


Keith Olbermann on homophobic fundies

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 10, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Keith Olbermann did a segment on the rightwing crazies....Read More


Ted Olson talks marriage equality on FOX News

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch Ted Olson eat FOX News Sunday's Chris Wallace for lunch when they talk about marriage equality and the Prop 8 case....Read More


Dumbass of the Week Award Winner

Filed by Bil Browning | August 08, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch Mr. Young Conservative squirm as he stands outside of Media Matters' offices asking staff what it feels like to work for George Soros. Soros, however, has never donated to the organization - no matter how many times FOX...Read More


240,000 Boycott Notices Delivered to Target

Filed by Joe Mirabella | August 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Randi Reitan, whose YouTube video inspired the Target boycott, spoke with me about how important the boycott was to her on Same Sex Sunday. She clearly was not distracted by this week's good news. Hopefully the CEO will meet...Read More


Sophia Petrillo on Marriage Equality

Filed by D Gregory Smith | August 06, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Out of the mouths of (old) babes......Read More


The Bilerico Players Present: The Prop 8 Decision Explained

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 05, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

The Bilerico Players Present: The Prop 8 Decision Explained. Slightly odd -- but highly informative -- animated exchange between a mocked-up Judge Vaughn Walker and a legal counsel supporting the anti-marriage equality Proposition 8, which Judge Walker struck down....Read More


Bryan Safi on anti-gay ads

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 04, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Bryan Safi talks about the rising anti-sissy messages in advertising. The Arby's one makes me the saddest, considering a bunch of execs who probably never eat the crap Arby's serves sat around thinking of ways to exploit men's insecurity...Read More


Manchester Grand Hyatt protested

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

LGBT activists protested the Manchester Grand Hyatt as GOProud is holding a convention there....Read More


Lady Gaga in Arizona

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 02, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Lady Gaga performed in Arizona, and she talked about the anti-immigrant bill they just passed....Read More


Video from Jerusalem Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 01, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

This video captured a good part of Jerusalem Pride from earlier this week. Jerusalem Pride experienced violence in years past and was threatened with a donkey counterprotest by the deputy mayor (because gay sex and bestiality are equivalent), but...Read More