Media: October 2010

Restoring Sanity or Resort to Hannity?

Filed by Kate Clinton | October 28, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Because of a long-standing prior commitment to some darling lesbians and a boat, I will not be performing at the Restoring Sanity Rally in DC this weekend. Not that anyone asked. While I believe that humor can do serious work,...Read More

Why people think "misogynist/racist/etc." are just meaningless insults

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 28, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I'm interested in the way tribalism affects our own understanding of politics, and an interesting situation regarding that just brewed this week. The Village Voice recently wrote a love letter to Dan Choi, portraying him as a sexy rogue who...Read More

Lt. Dan Choi & I: Together at last on Democracy Now

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | October 28, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm moving to Santa Fe on Sunday, and what could be a better going-away present than an appearance on Democracy Now? And, not just that, but in conversation with Lieutenant Dan Choi, about one of my favorite topics! And, after...Read More

President Obama on the Daily Show

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Did you catch President Obama's appearance on the Daily Show last night? What do you think? Should the President be doing a sit down interview with a comedian while denying a sit down to the LGBT press (except for Americablog's...Read More

The Pope is very sensitive

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 28, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

After all that the Church has done for/to the world, I'm still amazed that it's off-limits to say anything that could be interpreted as an insult to Catholicism in Europe. Take, for example, how Facebook banned a group organizing a...Read More

Gold's Gym's CEO: Full equality now!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Earlier this week it came to light that the CEO of Gold's Gym, Robert Rowling, had donated around $2 million to an organization set up by Karl Rove to get conservative Republicans elected all over the country. It's basically the...Read More

On Juan Williams & Our Inalienable Irrationality

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 26, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I think Ezra got it about right, re: NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams, following his “Muslim=Terrorist” remarks on Fox News. It may have been that NPR was looking for a reason to fire Williams, and he gave it to...Read More

When the liberal agenda isn't so liberal

Filed by Bil Browning | October 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

It's not very often that this happens! I find myself agreeing with a gay conservative!! Well, not the whole article that Tammy Bruce published at the Guardian, but at least this one paragraph. The rest of the article is your...Read More

Kinksters: Our sexy allies

Filed by Drew Cordes | October 25, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

For us LGBT'ers, there's another community of significant size that often goes unrecognized as a welcoming ally and home away from home -- the world of kink. Despite the scary misconceptions of BDSM groups as full of predatory leather-clad sadists,...Read More

Comment of the Week: GrrrlRomeo

Filed by Bil Browning | October 24, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

When I posted President Obama's "It Gets Better" video, I asked what Projectors thought of the video. The responses ran the gamut from offended that he would make a symbolic gesture while his administration defends DOMA and DADT to proud...Read More

Modern Family and Family Guy: Not As Different As You'd Think

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 23, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Leo who is losing his hair. He blogs at The New Gay. If you ever want to do something interesting, and you’ve already masturbated to Lebonese scat porn, you should try watching...Read More

Why should I feel sad? I'm not the one who committed suicide!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 22, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The recent media coverage of gay teen suicides (that have been happening all along and normally go unreported), one would think, would raise some compassion in the folks who aren't usually on the side of reason. And that probably happened...Read More

David Duke says Tea Party isn't racist: He should know

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

You know things have gotten bad when white supremacist David Duke comes out to defend the Tea Party for being overwhelmingly racist. Completely unrelated, of course, comes news of a NAACP report that links the Tea Party to several white...Read More

Facebook Announces the 'Network of Support'

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

To assist in efforts to stop anti-LGBT bullying, Facebook has teamed up with LGBT organizations to form the Network of Support. The Network of Support is comprised of MTV's A Thin Line campaign; the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation...Read More

Who cares about queer youth? Not Maggie Gallagher!

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 20, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Since the right has decided to move beyond intellectual consistency into more abstract narratives, Maggie Gallagher is in the NY Post responding to people who say she and other homophobes are responsible for the recent gay teen suicides that made...Read More

Queering Willow Smith's Whip My Hair Video

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 19, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'll admit it. I've been slightly obsessed with Willow Smith's new single "Whip My Hair", the budding pop star's debut into the music industry. There's no doubt that Willow has just as much star potential as her "Karate Kid" brother...Read More

George Rekers' fellow witness still seen as credible

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 18, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Does it really take a degree in a scientific field to discuss scientific studies with an iota of credulity? To ask basic questions instead assuming that the guy with a big white beard and a "Dr." in front of his...Read More

Graffiti on the George Washington Bridge

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Projector Chris sends in this snapshot of graffiti on the George Washington Bridge left after college student Tyler Clementi jumped to his death. Clementi was distraught after his roommate and another student broadcast his intimate moment with another male student...Read More

Broadway Stars Sing for Trevor Project

Filed by Bil Browning | October 17, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Trevor Project Executive Director Charles Robbins wrote to point me to this new video featuring several Broadway stars singing for the "It Gets Better Project." Please share this original song and video to help send a message of hope and...Read More

After the tearful speech: Burns speaks

Filed by Bil Browning | October 17, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Projector Rory correctly pointed out that we didn't feature the best videos that's come out of the recent conversations springing up around bullying and teen suicide. Openly gay Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns' tearful speech at a council meeting...Read More


Filed by Alex Blaze | October 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments, which still exists, has an unsigned column that's.... sigh: Do you understand what that means? This acronym that once unified people who are drawn to those of the same gender now represents people who are drawn to both genders,...Read More

New Ishiguro Movie Must See

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have long loved the works of Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author with the Japanese name, ever since I read "Remains of the Day" in the 90's. And, despite the fact that most movies based on books I love often...Read More

Facebook and GLAAD Team Up to Stop Hate Speech and Anti-Gay Bullying

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 15, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

In case you missed it, Facebook and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has teamed up to combat hate speech and cyber-bullying against the LGBT community. Honestly, with the technological power that Facebook has, I wonder why we...Read More

Anti-everyone billboard makes fun of Obama

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 15, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

A billboard in western Colorado went up. No one knows who paid for it: Local political candidates denounced it, the Democrat calling it "racist" and "homophobic," the Republican calling it "juvenile." On the local paper's story, the comments run the...Read More

Video: Bill O'Reilly does something stupid (again)

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Here's a shocker I'll bet you weren't expecting... Bill O'Reilly went on The View yesterday and said something stupid. I know, I know, you're stupefied and amazed, right? Surely not Bill O'Reilly; he's such a paragon of good taste and...Read More

Patrick Tutwiler: America's Next Top Pundit

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

My friend, Patrick Tutwiler, is in the running to be America's Next Top Pundit. The Washington Post is running a contest to find the paper's newest columnist and Patrick is running neck-and-neck to take home the top prize. The contestants...Read More

No, I won't join your crusade

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 13, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The right-leaning Advocate has another weird column up bashing Muslims for attempting to build a community center because that's, like, the number one LGBT issue right now. This one's from Jamie Kirchick, and I'm not going to get into much...Read More

1960s Gay Intellectual Life: Vintage magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sometimes I think people today imagine that all of gay theory, activism and political debate didn't begin until Stonewall (or maybe even the Interrnet -- agh!). But, hard as it may seem to believe, your grandparents' and their grandparents' were...Read More

My Life Again in New York, cont.

Filed by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer | October 10, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The song "Somewhere" from West Side Story is constantly in my head now because the A train, which I take every day to wherever it is I might be going, as it approaches the station sings the first three notes....Read More

The Entire HRC Dinner (in under four minutes!)

Filed by Mark S. King | October 10, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

HRC held its annual black tie dinner in Washington, DC on October 9, 2010, and I was there to sit through all the speeches on your behalf. Watch while Ricky Martin shares his worst kept secret, Bette Midler has a...Read More

The Long Dark Night of Eddie Long, Pt. 3

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 09, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Statements to the media and details of in the lawsuits filed by the four men paint the picture a man who qualifies not only as an “emotional predator” (a term I wasn’t aware of until just now), but show several...Read More

The Long Dark Night of Eddie Long, Pt 2.

Filed by Terrance Heath | October 08, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

The sex scandal swirling around Eddie Long is the kind of story that the media and consumers of media (in other words, nearly everybody) tend to find irresistible. As Joshua Alston wrote in Newsweek, it’s got everything: secrets, money, sex,...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 28

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

We got such a good response from y'all on our last video, we've made the decision to transition to a video podcast. We hope y'all like the new format and bear with us as we experiment with a new medium....Read More

New York ComicCon: Queers, Quotas, and Questionable Practices

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 06, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

A few months ago, a friend of mine who runs a production company specializing in producing panels at geek conventions like Otakon, AnimeUSA, and New York ComicCon (NYCC), asked me to join a panel called "This Panel is Gay"-- a...Read More

Straight people are hurt by homophobia too

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Jonathan Zimmerman has an interesting column in the Christian Science Monitor about the recent gay teen suicides discussing how homophobia hurts straight boys: And we've known about this problem for a long time. In the early 1980s, observing hundreds of...Read More

New public ad campaign addresses homophobia against black gay men

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I post a lot about messages that take LGBT acceptance to the public sphere and bring it to people who otherwise wouldn't hear our incessant nattering because that's a lot more productive than speaking to people within in the realm...Read More

Interview with Qasim Basir: We Talk Mooz-lum, Obama and LGBT Equality

Filed by Leone Kraus | October 04, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

The other day, like most days, I was playing around on Facebook. Someone in my online community posted a video from CNN and in the text box they wrote, "Congrats Qasim!" I saw this and did a double take. I...Read More

Fox News Face-off: "Cupcakegate" Debate

Filed by Betty Greene Salwak | October 04, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I was invited to participate in a debate with Micah Clark, the executive director of the American Family Association-Indiana. Set on a mock-up boxing ring, it will air tonight on Indianapolis Fox affiliate Channel 59 at 10:00 p.m. This is...Read More

Bad, Naughty Belly Monkey: tattoo photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 04, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I love tats. Have a few myself. But is there no decency left in this world? This is from a rogue's gallery of ridiculous belly tats and, actually, this one is artistic, albeit questionably positioned. Click over and groan at...Read More

Moscow's Gay Mayor?

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 03, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Named "the godfather of gay sensitivity training" by The New York Times, Brian McNaught is considered the world's leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in the workplace. He has worked with corporate...Read More

Kevin Keller Sells Out Inaugural Archie Run!

Filed by Jason Tseng | October 02, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Our favorite resident gay boy of Riverdale has been making some waves in the comic book industry. I, like many other a gay boy waited for my copy of the highly anticipated issue of Veronica which would introduce Archie Comics'...Read More