You Gotta See This: January 2013

Sean Chapin on the NFL Closet

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

After Super Bowl-bound 49ers player Chris Culliver made disparaging remarks about gay people playing in the NFL, the queer outrage-o-meter went off the charts, but the reaction from the normally heterocentric sports radio announcers may have topped our own....Read More


A Pep Talk Just for You

Filed by Bil Browning | January 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM | comments

If you don't feel better after this pep talk, there's no hope for you....Read More


Bad Lip Reading the Obama Inauguration

Filed by Bil Browning | January 27, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

My god, I love these bad lip reading videos. It's ridiculous. I know they're not as funny as they used to be, but they still make me giggle. Here's Obama's inauguration - including Beyonce's lip synching performance....Read More


Obama Addresses Queer Conference

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2013 | 4:11 PM | comments

Sure, after five years of constant attendance, I decided to sit out the Task Force's Creating Change conference this year. But what happens? Obama addresses the attendees via video. Here's Obama's remarks to the conference. In all seriousness though,...Read More


Spencer Cox's Moving Memorial

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sunday's memorial for AIDS activist and former ACT UP spokesperson, Spencer Cox, included this moving eulogy by his friend and fellow activist Peter Staley. It's called "Grief is a Sword" and you'll need Kleenex by the end. Cox ended...Read More


Get Ready to Cry

Filed by Bil Browning | January 24, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

This video of a New Jersey teenager coming out at a school assembly has swept the web. If you haven't seen it yet, go grab some Kleenex before you hit play....Read More


Rand Paul Wants to Fire Hillary Clinton

Filed by Bil Browning | January 23, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Rand Paul continues proving to America that he's more interested in grandstanding and running for President in 2016 than he is with discovering what really happened in Benghazi....Read More


Wonderful: Live Action 'Toy Story'

Filed by Bil Browning | January 22, 2013 | 12:22 PM | comments

Two teenagers, Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta, decided to make a live action version of the classic Pixar flick Toy Story scene-for-scene. The result is something remarkably wonderful....Read More


Interior. Leather Bar. Trailer.

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2013 | 2:04 PM | comments

James Franco's highly anticipated flick Interior. Leather Bar. hits Sundance this weekend and the trailer is out now. It's based off Al Pacino's 1980 film Cruising which had 40 minutes removed by censors. Franco's movie reimagines what it was...Read More


We Are All Jamaicans

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2013 | 10:50 AM | comments

The Jamaica Forum For Lesbian, All-Sexuals, and Gays (J-FLAG) has started a new web PSA series called "We Are Jamaicans." This one features a straight ally talking about why he supports LGBTQ rights. (Hat tip to Andres via Joe)...Read More


The NRA's New Attack Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | January 16, 2013 | 10:48 AM | comments

While common sense might dictate that the NRA's recent meltdown in the face of the Newtown shootings would be good cause for them to rethink their positions, the far right gun group has instead decided to go on the...Read More


Wheel of Bigotry [Satire]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 15, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

'Some Grey Bloke' takes on the recent disgusting transphobia from Julie Birchill, which was published in The Observer and cross-posted to The Guardian....Read More


Jodie Foster Comes Out

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

Jodie Foster confirmed one of Hollywood's most open secrets when she acknowledged her history of relationships with women while accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes....Read More


Noah St. John - 'The Last Mile'

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 13, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

15yr old Noah St. John recounts a defining car ride with his two moms, and in the process earns the title of "NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year."...Read More


A Heartfelt Thank You

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 12, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

LGBT people say a sincere "thanks" to the Westboro Baptist Church for helping advance the cause of equality by putting an ugly face to homophobia....Read More


'Fresh Guacamole' - Stop Motion, Oscar-Nominated Short Film

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | January 11, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

To quote the description on the nomination page "An unseen cook uses a series of unusual ingredients to prepare a bowl of guacamole."...Read More


If Only Lincoln Had a Gun!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 08, 2013 | 12:15 PM | comments

Just think how awesome it would be if Lincoln, Gandhi, and Lennon had heeded the recommendation of the NRA. After all, the only cure for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun and...Read More


You Can't Be Gay if You Don't Have a Job

Filed by Bil Browning | January 03, 2013 | 2:15 PM | comments

How do you know if you're gay? Do you have a job? Have you been to prison? Do you butt fuck? Do you live happily ever after? It's all so confusing anymore....Read More


Run! Hide! Fight!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security just released this video in response to the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. While it contains some obviously good advice, the blood spatter and spooky music puts it, shall we say, over the...Read More


DJ Earworm: 2012 in Pop Music

Filed by Bil Browning | January 01, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

DJ Earworm's mashup of all the popular songs from the previous year is always highly anticipated around this time. The United State of Pop 2012 mix is no exception....Read More