Media: November 2010

The story behind the gay rally photo

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

I posted back in October about this photo that ran with an Indianapolis Star story about a gay protest (on Cupcakegate) with an antigay counterprotest (on sodomy): The interpretation was supposed to be "Look at those angry gays and how...Read More

FRC vs SPLC on Hardball

Filed by Bil Browning | November 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins made an appearance on Chris Matthew's Hardball on MSNBC last night to debate the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok. The SPLC recently designated the FRC as an anti-gay hate group; SPLC is known...Read More

Math really is hard

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 30, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

It's interesting to see this from the Washington Post ombudsman considering I criticized two Post writers in the past few months for their inability to question the value of statistics in even the most basic ways (like reading the warnings...Read More

Dr. Laura is staying on the radio

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 29, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Dr. Laura, who promised America she'd quit radio back in August, is getting a satellite radio show that'll start right after her talk radio show ends: In the wake of her N-word rant earlier this year, Schlessinger announced she would...Read More

Magistrate: Rape is good for lesbians, bad for military

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 27, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Daily Caller published an article by a part-time magistrate, Joe Rehyansky, on Don't Ask Don't Tell. He's against repealing it for gay men but thinks that lesbian women should be allowed to join the military openly. His real reason...Read More

Holiday Shopping: Creepy underwear ad

Filed by Bil Browning | November 26, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Is it just me or is this D'uomo ad sending a completely different message than the one intended? At least he's not wearing a priest's collar with those striped trunks! I'm sure it's just cultural differences, but this creepy Brazilian...Read More

I've got a lot to be thankful for this year

Filed by Bil Browning | November 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'm fortunate enough to have several things to be thankful for this year. I wanted to publicly share the things that make me grateful and I'd encourage you to do the same in the comments section. You might be surprised...Read More

Amtrak: Our WiFi doesn't discriminate

Filed by Bil Browning | November 24, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

When Zack Rosen from The New Gay rode the Amtrak Acela train from New York to DC after Halloween, he logged online and tried to access his blog only to be greeted by a popup window that said the site...Read More

Shifting the ritual of Thanksgiving, one child at a time

Filed by Susan Raffo | November 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Growing up, it was one of the holidays where we gathered together at my great-grandmother's house. Piles of aunts and uncles, cousins and people whose names I could never remember showed up with plates piled high with food. Turkey and...Read More

Reichen Lehmkuhl Sings to End DADT

Filed by Toshio Meronek | November 24, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Art can change the world, but I'm not prepared to put Reichen Lehmkuhl's new Don't Ask, Don't Tell protest song, "Up to the Sky," in the "world-changing" category. Or the "art" one. The former Air Force officer, Lance Bass-dater, and...Read More

Kate and Allie had it right & we've been going backwards ever since

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 23, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Ryan Conrad was in Washington, DC, on November 16, as part of the Against Equality tour. As some of you know, the Against Equality collective recently published our first book, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage, an anthology of...Read More

Tweet of the Day

Filed by Bil Browning | November 23, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

From user mijru, whom I've followed since joining Twitter and enjoyed doing so immensely. Mike is a fellow Hoosier who mixes up his tweets between the personal and political, so I'm sure you'll want to follow him too. You can...Read More

In Search of Butch Men

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Sinclair Sexsmith writes Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at With work published in various anthologies and websites, Mr. Sexsmith facilitates workshops on sex, gender, and relationships; more...Read More

Anything For Comedy! (Well... Almost)

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 22, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Jim Swimm is a "tall drink of water...with a kick!" A Texan transplant in NYC, Jim's thirty-something, Gay, HIV+, and simply trying to make the world a better place. There are few issues about which I...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 31

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 22, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Hey betches! We're back! In this week's issue Jason and Anthony review the latest in queer comic book news, namely Daken Dark Wolverine (with a Mystique feature) and X-Factor. We get a double serving of Marvel's most famous bisexuals and...Read More

Queer Music Friday: Justin Utley

Filed by Leone Kraus | November 19, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

I've been toying with the idea about writing a post about my friend and former PR client Justin Utley for quite some time. So when I awoke this morning, I was jazzed to see a note from Bil requesting for...Read More

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The Week I Dragged Bilerico to My Level

Filed by Mark S. King | November 19, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This week has been a blast for me. Thanks for allowing me to be "the new Alex" during his absence, and to bombard you with my pop culture lunacy! It taught me something, too. We all live in our comfort...Read More

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Ryan Reynolds is Hot, but Going Gay for Him?

Filed by Mark S. King | November 19, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Ever since Ryan Reynolds stripped off his shirt in the otherwise forgettable remake of The Amityville Horror, I have been patiently waiting for People Magazine to name him The Sexiest Man Alive. And apparently I wasn't the only one. Or...Read More

The Great Chinese State Circus

Filed by Mark S. King | November 18, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

The closest I've come to appreciating ballet or Swan Lake is my excitement over the soon-to-be-released The Black Swan, featuring a total freakout performance by Natalie Portman. Director Darren Aronofsky hasn't been this twisted since Requiem for a Dream. That...Read More

Jon Stewart: It Gets Worse

Filed by Bil Browning | November 16, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Last night's Daily Show episode had a segment on John McCain and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. He brings in the public service announcement that showed Cindy McCain saying she supported repeal, Senator McCain's flip-flop on repeal, and...Read More

Rachel Maddow on Two-Faced John McCain

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 16, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

During Andrea Mitchell's morning show on MSNBC Monday morning, the veteran journalist told her guest Sen. Joe Lieberman that she was "stunned" watching Lieberman's friend Sen. John McCain on Meet the Press where he said he would only follow the...Read More

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Dancing Away the Sins of the Mother

Filed by Mark S. King | November 16, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

In the end, it doesn't matter if Bristol Palin is eliminated tonight on Dancing with the Stars or if she goes on to win the mirrored ball trophy. She has already done something amazing: she made me forget who her...Read More

CNN: Jeff Sheng on DADT photos

Filed by Bil Browning | November 15, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Contributor Jeff Sheng's photography exhibit for his "Don't Ask Don't Tell" series not only opened in Washington DC last week, but it also landed him a plum interview with CNN: You've seen many of Jeff's photos on the site -...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 30

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 13, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Hey betches! We're back! And only after a week this time, hooray for us! We're so regular now, we should be spokespeople for metamusil! In this week's issue Jason and Anthony review what's on everyone's minds and pull lists: Avengers:...Read More

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Interview with Allison Palmer, Director of Digital Initiatives at GLAAD

Filed by Leone Kraus | November 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Like most, I was saddened by the recent LGBT suicides that made headlines. The suicides have served as a call to action for our community. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), became involved when they were contacted by...Read More

GLAAD Glams It Up In NYC For Their 2nd Annual Ad Awards

Filed by Father Tony | November 11, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

In this town of red carpeting, you can always trust that GLAAD's Director of PR, Rich Ferraro, will make you glad you showed up, and with extra batteries for your camera. "Tonight's honorees, nominees and award recipients have set new...Read More

"In Anita's Wake: The Irrational War on Florida's Gay Families" Updated.

Filed by Father Tony | November 11, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Now that Florida's hateful prohibition of gay adoption has been defeated, Vicki Nantz has updated her extremely fine documentary "In Anita's Wake: The Irrational War on Gay Families," originally released earlier this year. This accurate and well-balanced documentary is a...Read More

The Gender Play's the Thing: 1905 theatre stills

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 09, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Stumbled across one of the images below, which led me to google the names of the actors. I learned about the tragic life of Gabrielle Ray on Wiki, and wondered if there is more of a secret history to her...Read More

Follow Up: Signorile & Rosie on gay Republicans

Filed by Bil Browning | November 09, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

The day after Michelangelo Signorile took phone calls on his radio show from gays who voted Republican in the recent election, he opened up his lines to people who wanted to comment on those calls. One listener tells Mike how...Read More

Video: Telling the stories of DADT

Filed by Bil Browning | November 09, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Contributor Jeff Sheng's Don't Ask Don't Tell photography has been making waves all over the nation lately - from a special ABC News report to regular coverage in the blogosphere and sneak peeks of new photos here on Bilerico Project....Read More

Ivan Coyote's "Femme Piece"

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 08, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A while back, this video circulated among my friends. Performer/author/filmmaker Ivan Coyote calls it "The Femme Piece." What touched us is how even though its subject is the butch-femme dynamic between women, so many other queer issues shine through. Invisibility,...Read More

Gays: Voting 'Straight' Republican

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Michelangelo Signorile had an interesting show last week. He asked his listeners who voted for Republicans to call in to his show and explain why they voted that way. The responses were fascinating for their leaps of logic and incredible...Read More

My Top 5 LGBT Videos

Filed by Leone Kraus | November 07, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

YouTube is one of my favorite social media platforms. Its ability to allow users to create and upload any video they want, create and manage their own YouTube channels, and share their favorite clips with their friends is the perfect...Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 29

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 06, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

Hey betches! Scarlet Betch is back at it again, keeping you updated on the latest in comic book news and reviews. Thankfully we dodged any technical difficulties and we're slowly getting a handle on this whole vlogging bit. Jason and...Read More

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project: Bullied to Death - Asher Brown

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 04, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

When I began hearing a few months ago about the rash gay youth driven to suicide by bullying, I immediately wanted to write about it. But when I sat down and started taking in the stories, I found I couldn’t....Read More

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project Returns

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 03, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project is back. After a period of inactivity, plus some hosting problems, the site is back up. It disappeared after my initial hosting account expired. After a brief, and unfortunate, switch to what turned out to...Read More

Media still has a ways to go in reporting on transgender people

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 02, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Updated below the jump. I was just going to post on a case of police brutality against a transgender resident of Portland, Oregon, but once again the media is so not up to speed on these issues that it's hard...Read More

Bad Advertising: Suit Supply

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Why am I surprised so often when advertising agencies or companies decide to "push the boundaries" and end up with egg on their faces? This is no exception. While Jezebel reports that the Dutch company, Suit Supply, has removed the...Read More

Halloween: The Transgender Christmas

Filed by Drew Cordes | November 01, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I half-jokingly refer to Halloween as "The Transgender Christmas." I consider it our biggest holiday. It's the one time of year mainstream society gives a free pass to gender-benders. Open and closeted crossdressers, trans and genderqueer people can express themselves...Read More