Entertainment: April 2011

The Gay Seventies: A Survivor's Story

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

In Joseph F. Lovett's 2005 documentary, Gay Sex in the 70s, survivors of the 1970's reminisce about gay life in New York City during the hectic decade between the Stonewall Uprising and the AIDS epidemic. Listening to the likes of...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 43

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hey Betches! We're back this week talking about all that is not X that came out last week. We chat about Batgirl, the Legion of Super Heroes, Wonder Woman, Avengers: The Children's Crusade, and much much more! Also, check out...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Wendy Carlos

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 29, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Wendy Carlos is an analog synth artist known both for her interpretations of classical composers and her own synth compositions. You probably already know some of her work through movie soundtracks, like Clockwork Orange. This is "The Funeral of Queen...Read More

Demi Lovato is Bipolar, Lady Gaga Backlash, and Glee!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 29, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Stay tuned for a special web chat in LA on Saturday!...Read More

Father Claims Atlanta Braves Coach Hurled Homophobic Slurs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 28, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Justin Quinn, 33, of Fresno, California claimed Atlanta pitching coach Roger McDowell used homophobic slurs, made sexual gestures, and threatened him with a baseball bat during practice before the April 23 game against the San Francisco Giants. On Wednesday, Quinn...Read More

Simple Title, Powerful Statement: Lesbian Pulp Fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 28, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The title was so obvious at first I smiled, but then I stopped and thought about what a strong political act it is to state simply and without apology, "I Am A Lesbian." No "twilight hunger" or "perverse passions," just...Read More

Glee Open Thread

Filed by Bil Browning | April 28, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I'm running behind this morning, so I'm gonna throw up an open thread. The floor is yours, Projectors. Who's your favorite character on Glee? Me? Why, thanks for asking! I'd pick Brittany; she gets all the best lines. (Glee wallpaper...Read More

RuPaul's Drag Race: Alexis Mateo Was Robbed

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | April 27, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The reason I'm so exercised about Raja winning this season of RuPaul's Drag Race (besides the fact that she came off like a shallow bitch with the totally repulsive Heathers vs. Boogers thing because, let's be clear, drag queens make...Read More

Executives in Panties: Lesbian Pulp Fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 27, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

All I can say is that if I was a business executive, I'd want this as a poster to hang on my wall (or maybe I want it anyway). Published in 1965....Read More

Love Is Never Wrong: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 26, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A very sweet find. Two handsome young men, ca. 1930s, sharing a beautiful kiss. That tiny girl watching them from afar and scratching her head in confusion makes this shot even cuter! I wonder if she ever told anyone about...Read More

Budweiser's New Gay Commercial?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 26, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Our friend Michael Jensen has a post up at AfterElton that points out this new beer commercial and asks "Does This Budweiser Military Ad Have a Gay Vibe?" Uh, definitely ambiguously yeah! Advertising companies know that different audiences will see...Read More

NYC Subway: Family Guy Does It Again

Filed by Cathy Renna | April 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I am not sure if this is also in other cities - I am guessing so. After all the controversy around their transgender story lines this seems especially insensitive (to say the least). When I posted this on my Facebook...Read More

Lonesome Fantasies: Vintage Girlie Magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 25, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

This magazine has such a sad title, it makes me want to invite them all to a party. Was the next issue called "Depressed Gals"? On the other hand, it's nice to know at least two of the gals aren't...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Maja Ivarsson

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Maja Ivarsson, the frontwoman for the Sounds, is openly bisexual. What? You don't know the Sounds? The Swedish post-punk band? That topped the Swedish and Norwegian charts with "Living in America"? Well, here it is. Some newer stuff from them...Read More

Kelly McGillis Just Isn't That Into You

Filed by Bil Browning | April 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Talk about a "So what?!" interview. The Advocate had a chance to ask actress Kelly McGillis some questions about her new movie and her somewhat recent coming out, but the whole thing is more likely to produce yawns than an...Read More

Lady Gaga Is Not an Ally to Our Community

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Featured from CNN to PBS to Cosmo for her expertise in bisexual community and LGBT rights, guest blogger Amy Andre is the co-author of Bisexual Health, published by the NGLTF. With a master's degree in sexuality studies, Amy...Read More

Awesome Vloggers!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 22, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Buck Factor #4! I'm obsessed with Irish Singers!...Read More

Boy Meets Girl but Wants Boy: Classic Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 21, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Classic novel from 1964, discussed in depth in Susan Stryker's Queer Pulp: Perverted Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback. Copies are rare and can go for upwards of $200 when they come up for sale....Read More

The Not-So-Pretty Face of Eating Disorders

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Huffington Post blogger Galia Slayen, a Chinese and Government Major at Hamilton College, has created a life-sized replica of the iconic Barbie doll as a shocking wakeup call for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Slayen kept Barbie's proportions the same;...Read More

Alysia Harris & Aysha El Shamayleh: Hir

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have no idea what TV show this is from, but I'd love to know. Watch as Alysia Harris and Aysha El Shamayleh perform the poem, "Hir." I'll admit that I'm not a big poetry lover (okay, poetry usually bores...Read More

Taylor Swift Gets Naked for No One

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 20, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Last post for a couple days, my twin sister is having a baby!...Read More

Video: French Bulldog & Cute Boy in Boxers Dancing

Filed by Bil Browning | April 19, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I knew that title would grab your attention! Watch as this cute boy sitting around the house in his boxers starts "dancing" with his French Bulldog, Pinga. Simply adorable. The dog is cute too....Read More

House of Wind, Sir

Filed by Kate Clinton | April 19, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

The King's Speech was the royal carpet-bombing to get subjects in the mood for the big same-old-sex nuptials between the prince and a commoner. A very wealthy commoner, but common nonetheless. The movie didn't do that for me, but my...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Troy Jackson

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 15, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Canadian funk/punk singer Troy Jackson released this video for "The Batty Boy's Revenge" last year....Read More

Scarlet Betch 42: X-travaganza

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 15, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Hey Betches! Despite there being less mutants nowadays, there seems to be more X-books than ever. It looks like we're going to be designating X-clusive episodes for the X-men releases. To be fair the X-men have isolated themselves on Utopia,...Read More

Verizon Guy Comes Out: Can You Hear Him Now?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Remember Paul Marcarelli? He's the actor who starred in all of the Verizon commercials and kept repeating the tagline, "Can you hear me now?" Now that his contract with Verizon is winding down, the actor's contract restrictions are being lifted...Read More

I Miss 'The Love Boat' & Celebrity Reality Shows Suck: An Open Letter to Tori Spelling

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Steve Publicover is a former DC resident who lives in southwestern Virginia. Once upon a time in a galaxy right here, there was a place called the 70's, where people with really bad fashion sense and way too...Read More

Kobe Fined $100,000 for Antigay Slur During NBA Playoff Game

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 14, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

The New York Times reports that LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant will be fined $100,000 for apparently hurling an antigay slur at a referee during the heated playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs, which was broadcast live. On...Read More

Dr. Phil on Those 'Confusing' Girly Toys

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A couple months ago an item appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw's website where he told a mother to take away girl toys from her son because they're "confusing" him. The Advocate interviewed McGraw about that advice: You know, it's interesting...Read More

Is Matthew Morrison Tiny Tim & Clay Aiken's Love Child?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Jerame and I cracked up laughing during the episode of Glee where Mr. Schuester whips out a ukelele to accompany the teen singers in a rollicking song. Nothing says high school glee club teacher like a ukelele, right? I mean,...Read More

Gays Win 'Most Frequently Challenged Book' List Again

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 12, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The American Library Association has its list of most frequently challenged books of 2010 out, and And Tango Makes Three topped the list. Tango topped the list from 2006 to 2008, dropping to number two in 2009 (knocked off by...Read More

Black Father Love: A New Type of Celebrity

Filed by Anthony Carter | April 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

In a world that gives so much credence and attention to Brangelina, Sandra Bullock, and every celebrity that takes in a baby of color, where is all the glory and paparazzi for black dads who are raising their children? During...Read More

Selena Gomez Cries At Kids Choice Awards

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Slime Tears! And the Jonas Brothers were robbed?...Read More

Provincetown Icon Ellie Castillo Passes Away

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 10, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Anyone who has ever been to Provincetown has seen and heard Ellie Castillo on the streets and in the clubs. Sadly, Ellie passed away from cancer April 7. The Provincetown Magazine obituary is here. A site called Lady Bunny Blog...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Juha 'Stomach' EP Review

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 08, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

"Gothic hip-hop" artist Juha's new EP, Stomach, opens with a poppy, light guitar riff, moving into his more distinctive sound that I described two years ago as sounding like a combination Prince and Eminem. Today it's hard for me to...Read More

Slick It Up

Filed by Bil Browning | April 08, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Yes, this is a real website that sells fetish gear and whatnot. The video might not be safe for work if you've got a prudish workplace although there's no nudity; but the advertisement is one of the funniest, cutest fetish...Read More

Justin Bieber Works Out!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

And Black Lady Gaga?...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 42: Wonder Woman (W)Rants

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 06, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Hey Betches! We're back with part 3 of our podcast triad we recorded last week. With all the hubbub that has been drummed up recently regarding Wonder Stripper Woman and her revamped, less cheap outfit for the Titanic-reminiscent NBC series,...Read More

Britney Spears Can't Dance!

Filed by Michael Buckley | April 06, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

And Jenna Rose O.M.G (Oh My Gross), she's 12!!...Read More

Gauguin Painting Attacked for 'Homosexual' Theme

Filed by Bil Browning | April 05, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last Friday, a visitor attacked a Paul Gauguin painting at the National Museum of Art. The artwork, "Two Tahitian Women," shows two women with breasts exposed. The attacker cited the nudity as her reason for going unhinged and said the...Read More

What Are Your Lips For?: Vintage Album Cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 05, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Svetlana answers the musical question in this unfortunately hilarious vintage album-cover....Read More

VIDEO: Sean Chapin's 'Go Go Get It' Will Rock You!

Filed by Phil Reese | April 04, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Quickly becoming the "LGBT Equality Movement's" official minstrel, Sean Chapin, has rocked us with his adorable and poignant videos spoofing Lady Gaga songs, Rebecca Black, and other stars, his pop-life parodies, and some moving original pieces. Sean became a sort...Read More

Vote for The Old Guys in the Muppet Balcony

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | April 04, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

One of gay Muppeteer Richard Hunt's most popular characters is struggling to secure victory in the final hours of a Muppet fan contest that's a little too close for comfort. Statler and Waldorf, everyone's favorite balcony hecklers, are up against...Read More

Twin Baby Boys Have a Fun Conversation

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Can't help but chuckle at myself trying to understand what they're saying. All I got was a baby version of "talk to the hand." (Crossposted at LGBT POV)...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 40: I'm a Stupid Betch

Filed by Jason Tseng | April 02, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hey Betches! We're back with part 2 of our podcast triad we recorded last week. We talk about our fake sponsors, e-stalking Marvel/DC employees, Adventure Comics (and Chemical Kid's weird costume), Birds of Prey (and its terrible artwork), Avengers: Children's...Read More

Queer Music Friday - Dimitri Mitropoulos

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Dimitri Mitropoulos was a Greek-born composer, pianist, and conductor who led the New York Philharmonic in the 1950's. He was known not just for his rigorous interpretations of classical music, but also for conducting without a baton or a score....Read More


Site News: Bilerico Project Has Been Sold

Filed by Bil Browning | April 01, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today I'm pleased to announce that Bilerico Project will be joining the AOL family of blogs. The media giant, which recently purchased the Huffington Post and some other properties, wants to expand it's reach into the LGBT market. The purchase...Read More