Media: July 2007

The media’s problem with black lesbians

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | July 31, 2007 | 3:13 PM | comments

Issues of race, gender identity, and sexual orientation trigger a particular type of news broadcasting on the major networks. With their objective to provide viewers with “infotainment,” rather than fair and balanced reporting, discerning television viewers - straight and gay...Read More

Mexican People Are The New Gay

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 31, 2007 | 3:10 PM | comments

Bill O'Reilly on "Mexican people:" "But, you know, look, I think most Americans, despite the heated rhetoric on this issue, most people watching us right now, Mr. Bermudez, don't want to hurt any poor Mexican people. They don't want to...Read More

Lame headline of the day

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 26, 2007 | 6:43 PM | comments

From the Daily Mail: Charity forced to turn away children by Labour's new gay law It's referring to the new inclusion of sexual orientation into the UK's non-discrimination law and how a Catholic adoption agency decided to close down instead...Read More

The madness of Mayor Naugle's supporters

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 26, 2007 | 4:19 AM | comments

Bil blogged yesterday about Matt Foreman's speech at the Flush Naugle rally, but I thought I'd pass on this bit of fun. Janet Folger, head of Faith2Action, wrote a completely unhinged column at WorldNetDaily in support of the madness of...Read More

The Return of Men as Art

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 24, 2007 | 8:41 AM | comments

Earlier this year, a friend and I decided to finally take the plunge and do something we had wanted to do for a long while: get a tattoo. And when I started to contemplate just what image or symbol I...Read More

Something for all of our families

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 24, 2007 | 6:30 AM | comments

Gay consumerism reaches a whole new level with the opening of a Whole Foods Market in the glittering new $20 million Chicago LGBT Center. A recent article in the Chicago Tribune (echoed by articles in the Advocate/ Out and Queerty)...Read More

If the NAACP Can Bury the N-Word, Could the F-Word be Too Far behind?

Filed by H. Alexander Robinson | July 23, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

For the third year in a row, the National Black Justice Coalition proudly and pro-actively participated in the NAACP annual convention. Once again NBJC hosted a prominent tradeshow booth where staff members spoke to hundreds of people and distributed many...Read More

Notes from Outfest

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 22, 2007 | 1:21 AM | comments

Seen so far: half of a beautiful Barbara Hammer tribute, a whole bunch of shorts, a rad radical-queer program curated by Homotopia's Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas, and Sunny and Share Love You. (And tonight, before Hilary Goldberg's lovely black-and-white...Read More

Gays and the CNN/YouTube Debate

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 21, 2007 | 8:55 AM | comments

I am pretty excited about the upcoming CNN/YouTube debate that will be on Monday night. No, its not because there will be a chance to see Steve Grove, the cute head of News and Politics for YouTube. I saw him...Read More

FlavaWorks is trying to shut down Black LGBT bloggers with a lawsuit

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 18, 2007 | 4:16 PM | comments

This news comes from Jasmyne Cannick: A couple of weeks ago I was notified by mail that Flavaworks owner Phillip Bleicher was suing mwah for libel to the tune of $250,000. Good luck. I have a hard time getting $2.50...Read More

Kenn's site is down

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 18, 2007 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday I responded to one of Kenn Gividen's homophobic rants on his blog. He responded to my post later that night, and I copied it to the comments section of that same post here at TBP. Well, I just went...Read More

Phelps and the new monument

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 18, 2007 | 1:12 PM | comments

Fred Phelps is trying to get a monument built to Matthew Shepard's death in Casper, WY: In response to Casper's new historical monument plaza, an anti-gay pastor in Kansas has renewed his request to have his own monument in town....Read More

AOL sucks

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2007 | 3:07 PM | comments

Dinesh D'Souza has never been able to stand the gays, but I don't think that his assumption that gays are the proper recipients of violence was ever as apparent as in this post at AOL's NewsBloggers: Putting on my Clausewitz...Read More

Easy way to rile up Kenn Gividen: Take him off your blogroll

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 17, 2007 | 2:34 PM | comments

Well, TBP is really hitting the big time. We now have the American Taliban out there writing entire blog posts responding to our site in general. Several months ago, we found out that the illustrious linked us, but they...Read More

Peter LaBarbera uses young man's death for cheap political points

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2007 | 10:16 PM | comments

Peter LaBarbera has really hit rock-bottom here. I'm not going to link to his latest tantrum because it'll just improve his Google rank, and fortunately Jim Burroway has put it all together on his blog. From Jim: Peter LaBarbera is...Read More

GLAAD ACTION ALERT: Is Worse than Randi Rhodes and Michael Savage Combined!

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 16, 2007 | 5:59 PM | comments

I'm waiting for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to put out an action alert calling for a ban on Why? Because I've asked them to advocate for the "T" in their mission statement with the same...Read More

Watch out for the group marriage menace!

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 16, 2007 | 1:55 PM | comments

Just in case you didn't have enough to worry about, Elizabeth Marquardt gives you one more: GROUP MARRIAGE! Yes, as fewer and fewer people are getting married and are forming new living arrangements outside the bounds of Holy Matrimony, Marquardt...Read More

Liberating Gender and Sexuality: Audio from the USSF

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 16, 2007 | 9:16 AM | comments

Audio from the "Liberating Gender and Sexuality" plenary at last month's U.S. Social Forum is available here. Moderator: Suzanne Pharr Speakers: Andrea Smith, Mia Mingus, Loretta Ross, Imani Henry, and Betita Martinez (The plenary begins after a pre-show by participants...Read More

The end of Pride

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 16, 2007 | 8:01 AM | comments

Joel Rozen called me the other day to interview me for a story he's writing for Creative Loafing in Sarasota, Florida about the fact that this year’s PrideFest was canceled by the organizers due to fears that it was becoming...Read More

Hate crime fundie follies

Filed by Pam Spaulding | July 14, 2007 | 9:02 PM | comments

Here's a fun video of homobigoted pastors rallying on Capitol Hill against hate crimes legislation on Wednesday. Lies upon lies. Rusty Lee Thomas, who's mentioned in an earlier post, is seen bleating this winner: "Yes, I dare state that...Read More

A word from our sponsors...

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 13, 2007 | 4:55 AM | comments

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Racist, homophobic liar tries to get out of jury duty

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 11, 2007 | 1:26 PM | comments

From MSNBC: A Cape Cod man who claimed he was homophobic, racist and a habitual liar to avoid jury duty earned an angry rebuke from a judge on Monday, who referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges. "In 32...Read More

Quick Takes: Dahlia Season, Film-Fest Season

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 10, 2007 | 11:59 AM | comments

Queer/Chicana/goth writer Myriam Gurba is on tour now with her first book of fiction, Dahlia Season. (Keep an eye out for a new story by her in make/shift no. 2, which goes to layout tomorrow!) And LA's Outfest film festival...Read More

Dude, You're a Fag

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 10, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] The following is a guest post by Michael Crawford. Michael is an African-American LGBT activist and blogger based in D.C. He has worked to advance LGBT civil rights at the national and state levels as a former staff...Read More

World Net Daily takes on Big Sodomy

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 09, 2007 | 11:22 AM | comments

After last week's ex-gaying of Michael Glatze, which happened with a yawn as the cycle of ex-gays being pornographically paraded around right-wing news sources just continued as it always does, Donald Hank thinks he's stumbled on a way to end...Read More

Rape and pleasure

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 09, 2007 | 8:01 AM | comments

In Sean's post from last Thursday, "Why 'sodomize' and not 'rape'?," he writes: Every time the media or law enforcement uses the term "sodomize" they are really talking about rape. The more we allow that term to be used and...Read More

This is not a criticism of gay male culture

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 06, 2007 | 6:06 PM | comments

Want to know something funny? I didn't even know that Fire Island existed until I was 20. I never heard of Provincetown until I saw The Daily Show's piece on it two years ago. West Hollywood is Los Angeles's gayborhood?...Read More

Reparative Therapy for Racism?

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 06, 2007 | 4:07 PM | comments

I don't know if there is such a thing as "reparative therapy" for racism, but if there is then "ex-gay" spokesman Stephen Bennett may want to sign up after his latest slip. Good As You has the skinny, including an...Read More

Shirley Phelps-Roper charged

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 06, 2007 | 1:24 PM | comments

Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, was formally charged today. From the Wichita Eagle: Shirley Phelps-Roper, 49, of Topeka, was charged with negligent child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, flag mutilation and...Read More

Michael Glatze, ex-gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 03, 2007 | 11:49 AM | comments

What's with editors of queer magazines nowadays? Just after we found out that Venus magazine editor-in-chief Charlene Cothran ex-gayed herself (not resulting in attraction to men, mind you, but a self-described celibacy), WorldNetDaily says it has the inside scoop on...Read More

Shirtless Jesus Superhero!

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 02, 2007 | 7:21 PM | comments

In my search for the latest in transgender news, sometimes I come across an unexpected gem. Yesterday I came across this post entitled "We Must Reclaim American Values!" In the post was a photograph of a young man with...Read More

Bishop says gays cause flooding

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2007 | 5:57 PM | comments

It looks like the roast beefs have their own version of Fred Phelps: The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops....Read More

What makes a good marriage?

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 02, 2007 | 2:22 PM | comments

The Pew Research Center has come out with a new study on what Americans think is important to a "successful" marriage. The number one and two items, fidelity and a good sexual relationship respectively, haven't changed much since 1990. The...Read More