You Gotta See This: June 2011

Cheerleader Dances His Heart Out

Filed by Ed Team | June 30, 2011 | 7:45 AM | comments

This cheerleader's got some of the best moves on the court. His confidence is empowering and heartening....Read More


When Your Gay Doesn't Cooperate

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

What's a fag hag to do when her gay doesn't seem as excited about marriage as she does? The entire "Disappointing gay best friend" series is really funny....Read More


An Animated Look at NY Marriage Equality

Filed by Ed Team | June 28, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

NMA World Edition has a new video out that takes a look at the marriage equality debate in New York. The animated emotion, failed elephant wrangling, and fire-breathing lesbian activists make us smile at Bilerico....Read More


A New Take on Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 27, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Check out the winner of a competition sponsored by pogomix.net. Designers were asked to produce a video to accompany "Mellow Brick Road," a song mixed by Nick Bertke aka Pogo that's a mash-up featuring sound clips, vocals, and musical...Read More


Palin's Biggest Fan

Filed by Ed Team | June 26, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Sarah Palin's "biggest fan," a girl named Betsy, tries to rally support for the politician in South Carolina. Her attempts fall hilariously flat, even in this sure-to-be "bread basket of support" for the former governor of Alaska-turned-Fox News hostess....Read More


Marriage Equality in New York Passes

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 25, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

In case you missed the Senate proceedings last night, here are some of the highlights - without, of course, all of the rumblings from Sen. Ruben Diaz....Read More


Rise Against Produces Music Video 'It Gets Better' Tribute

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 24, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Rise Against, the alternative rock band behind hits like "Prayer of the Refugee" and "Ready to Fall," has produced its own take on the "It Gets Better" video. In their new single and accompanying video for "Make It Stop...Read More


What the Hell Is Net Neutrality Anyhow?

Filed by Ed Team | June 23, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

We've been talking a lot about net neutrality lately as AT&T's role in duping civil rights into sending the FCC anti-net neutrality letters has recently come to light. That's led a lot of you to scratch your head and...Read More


NY Celebrities for Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | June 22, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

HRC has been running a series of web videos showing celebrities, politicians, and other prominent New Yorkers expressing their support of marriage equality. On the eve of the vote (or no vote at all!), they've released this last video...Read More


The Big Broadway Bares Finale

Filed by Bil Browning | June 21, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Spoiler! The big Broadway Bares finale isn't nearly as exciting as you'd think it would be. Unless Judith Light talking about "hot sex" gets you off, of course. I know there's bound to be a couple of you out...Read More


Behind the Scenes with Glee Live

Filed by Bil Browning | June 20, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Darren Criss takes us behind the scenes with Glee Live. Book your tickets now, because we haven't exploited those poor actors enough already. They can work just a little harder, right?!...Read More


Hey, Soul Sister?

Filed by Ed Team | June 18, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Train's new video for "Save Me, San Francisco" has a wedding plot! And don't tell anyone - shhh, it's a twist-ending secret! - but the wedding is for two ladies. Hey, soul sisters?...Read More


Popstar to Opera Star

Filed by Ed Team | June 17, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch as Erasure's Andy Bell competes on the UK reality show Popstar to Opera Star....Read More


Perez Hilton Questions Purpose of GLAAD

Filed by Adam Polaski | June 16, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Say what you want about Perez Hilton, but his opinion holds a lot of weight online. That's why his statements in this Big Think video - where he questions the definition of "LGBT media" and challenges the necessity of...Read More


Fake Bloggers Get Taiwanese Animation Treatment

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

This animation about the two fake lesbian bloggers turning out to be white straight men has to be one of the funniest yet....Read More


If You Think the Pride Parade Is Boring

Filed by Ed Team | June 14, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Last year Belgrade's pride parade ended in violence with over 200 people injured after neo-Nazis organized anti-gay riots. The next time you feel like complaining that Pride festivals are boring, remember these people who are still willing to shed...Read More


Kids Explain Lady Gaga

Filed by Bil Browning | June 13, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Watch as a group of kids are shown Lady Gaga's recent appearance on David Letterman. The younguns try to bottle magic and explain the Gaga phenomenon. Absolutely hilarious....Read More


Sean Chapin: Dump Tracy Morgan

Filed by Ed Team | June 12, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Projector Sean Chapin has made a video urging NBC to dump Tracy Morgan after the comedian's homophobic rant during a performance and saying he'd stab his son to death if he ever came out as gay....Read More


Lady Gaga: Germany's Next Top Model

Filed by Bil Browning | June 11, 2011 | 8:34 AM | comments

Watch as Lady Gaga performs "Born This Way" on Germany's Next Top Model. This time, she leaves the verse about "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender" in the song....Read More


CNN's 'Sissy Boy Experiment' Series Conclusion

Filed by Bil Browning | June 10, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, Jake highlighted Anderson Cooper's three-part series on a lengthy experiment by ex-gay quack George Rekers meant to turn effeminate boys into healthy strapping heterosexuals. His most touted "success" took his own life after struggling all of his life...Read More


Bob Barker: Don't Go to Sea World

Filed by Bil Browning | June 09, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Former The Price Is Right host, Bob Barker, has made a PSA with PETA to tell folks about the sad reality that is Sea World. The popular tourist destination is fairly criticized for their treatment of captive sea animals...Read More


Gay In America

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

NYC photographer Scott Pasfield's new 224-page book of intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men across all fifty states will be in stores on September 27 and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon. Preview spreads...Read More


Don't Text in the Theater

Filed by Bil Browning | June 07, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

[NSFW] When a girl in Austin, TX gets kicked out of a movie theater for texting (after being warned twice) she decides to call the theater and leave a vulgar and angry voicemail. How did the Alamo Drafthouse Austin...Read More


Beginners

Filed by Ed Team | June 06, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Check out this adorable preview of filmmaker Mike Mills' new movie, Beginners. Mills' 75 year old father came out shortly following the death of his mother. The movie stars Ewan McGregor as Mills and Christopher Plummer as his father....Read More


Andrew Sullivan: It Gets Better But...

Filed by Bil Browning | June 05, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The idea that politicians will grant gay people equality has always been a complete delusion, says Andrew Sullivan. But it won't get better if we rely on politicians or HRC....Read More


Police Brutality: Don't Dance at the Jefferson Memorial

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Whatever you do, don't dance at the Jefferson Memorial. Anyone know what the hell is going on in this video? Warning: This will piss you off! Think back to Dan Choi getting manhandled by the Russian police and tell...Read More


WTF: The Gay Gaze

Filed by Bil Browning | June 03, 2011 | 7:04 AM | comments

What in the hell is this? This quiet young man demonstrates "the gay gaze" for us, but I have to admit it looks more like a serial killer's stare to me....Read More


Fade In

Filed by Ed Team | June 02, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

Fade In, a new documentary web series featuring the stories of homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City, premiered yesterday. The show is filmed at and in collaboration with MCCNY/Sylvia's Place. The first episode is after the jump....Read More


Ben Cohen Talks to CNN

Filed by Bil Browning | June 01, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

The English former rugby star has been doing a US tour promoting his new anti-homophobia campaign. Jerame and I stopped by the DC reception in Cohen's honor, but didn't stay very long since I wasn't feeling well and we...Read More