July 11, 2012


Let's Have a Muppet Kiki

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

A fan has made a video for Scissor Sisters' "Lets Have A Kiki" featuring Muppets lipsynching the song's salty language. Throw in some clips of gay men snuggling, kissing, and shaking their booties and you've got an instant classic.Read More


We Got Your Jobs Bills Right Here

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 11, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

With John Boehner mouthing off about the president betting on "failed policies" and Mitt Romney claiming the President has no plan for economic growth, it's a perfect opportunity for Democrats to respond by telling Republicans - and America - "We got your jobs bills right here."Read More


Vietnam to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

"To guarantee personal freedom, the marriage between same sex people needs to be recognized." -- From an opinion letter sent to social organizations and related agencies by the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice. While the government organization stresses that it doesn't...Read More


Bohnett Pledges $800k to Victory Institute's LGBT Leadership Program

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

What is leadership? Is it a quality you can learn, develop and re-think as required?Read More


Frank Ocean on Jimmy Fallon

Filed by James Holmes | July 11, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Recently out musician Frank Ocean took the stage last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform "Bad Religion," from his new album 'Channel Orange'. Check out his live performance - complete with the Roots and an ensemble of classic violins as backing. Read More


Earth 2's Sam: Heterosexism & Narrative Violence in Comics

Filed by Jason Tseng | July 11, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

For the past few weeks, the queer comic-verse has been spinning with news of Marvel and DC's competing LGBT announcements: '90s groundbreaking gay character Northstar's nuptials to boyfriend Kyle; and the introduction of a gay iteration of the iconic first Green Lantern Alan Scott. Here at Scarlet Betch, we were even more excited when previews for the introductory issue included the first appearance of Scott's boyfriend, Sam, a CEO from Hong Kong, and presumably a queer Asian character.Read More


Asteroid Named After Frank Kameny

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

In a fitting tribute to a former government astrologer turned gay rights pioneer, an amateur astronomer has named an asteroid he discovered "Frankkameny."Read More


The Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?

Filed by Mark S. King | July 11, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Like the legend of Lana Turner fortuitously cozying up to the counter at Schwab's, a beautiful and achingly masculine young man approached the Treasure Island Media booth. He liked the TIM videos and he hoped to one day document a few fantasies of his own.Read More


Nancy Pelosi Cuts a Rug to ZZ Top at Barney Frank's Wedding

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and gay activist Terry Bean took to the dance floor at Rep Barney Frank's wedding for a quick spin to a ZZ Top classic.Read More

Cookie Monster Does 'Call Me Maybe'

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2012 | 9:19 AM | comments

I know, I know. We've showcased dancing shirtless Slovakian twinks, a singing dog, and a bear drag queen all doing their own renditions of the summer hit, "Call Me Maybe." Now we can add Cookie Monster to our list....Read More