Media: July 2011


How Larry Kramer Actually Feels About Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Thanks to The New York Times' arbitrary excerpting of a statement he provided to them, Larry Kramer essentially told the public last week that he hates marriage equality. In a new piece, Kramer explains his full argument. Read More

Don Lemon Is My Corporate Media Crush

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 27, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

The recently-out CNN anchor deserves some serious props for the frequency with which he's calling out his colleagues at the 24-hour news network for their bullshit. Read More


Apple Removes iTunes from 'Christian Values Network'

Filed by Joe Mirabella | July 27, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

After more than 22,000 people signed a petition on started by Ben Crowther, a student and Apple customer concerned about the Christian Values Network's funding of anti-gay, anti-woman orgs, Apple removed its iTunes store from the CVN. Read More


We Die, You Get Married

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | July 27, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The gay marriage movement enforces a single-issue politic at the cost of broader social change, literally funneling tens of millions of dollars into the drive for gay legitimacy while the needs of queers with the least access are ignored. Read More


Guys Talk to Guys About Guys Who Like Guys

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 25, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Straight But Not Narrow is a rapidly expanding campaign to promote anti-bullying LGBT views among straight guys and girls. By focusing on a key demographic of young people who are often responsible for bullying, SBNN is looking to promote change. Read More


Tackiest PR Pitch Award Winner

Filed by Bil Browning | July 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

It's been a while since I've felt compelled to offer up a PR pitch so incredibly tacky that it deserves to be lifted up on the site for public ridicule. This one, however, should get an award for its sheer insensitivity and crassness.Read More


Media Round-Up: NY Couples Get Gay Married

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 24, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Today marked the first day that same-sex couples can legally marry in New York State. Here's a round-up of some of the most interesting media coverage we've seen today about the landmark day!Read More

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How One Photo Has Changed Hearts and Minds

Filed by Leone Kraus | July 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This image is of my friend Joey and his partner Ariel after they wed in San Francisco in 2008. Now, the photo has gone viral - and now it's being used by Marriage Equality New York to further celebrate marriage equality. Read More


'The Next Best Thing:' Erasing an Identity in Popular Media

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | July 23, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

An episode of National Geographic's Hard Time called "World Without Men" featured butch identity - but in a negative, laughably offensive way. Read More


The Times's First Gay Columnist Isn't Helping

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 22, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Imagine reading Frank Bruni's columns as a conservative-but-not-crazy straight Arizonan. Would they convince you to support LGBT rights? Or would they make you a bit resentful against the queers?Read More


Mag Explores Being Gay & Black in Corporate America

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 21, 2011 | 11:15 AM | comments

An extensive new feature in Black Enterprise magazine hones in on being black and gay in corporate America, taking a look at non-discrimination policies, transgender identities, and LGBT trailblazers. Read More


Media Group Complains ESPN Plays for the Other Team

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 21, 2011 | 9:15 AM | comments

An editorial by a conservative media criticism group thinks the sports TV network has no business covering LGBT issues. But in these past few months, when gays in sports have become a hot topic, isn't ESPN just doing its job?Read More


No One Is the New Black

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

For Cain, Muslims deserve discrimination because they are inherently bad people, while black people don't deserve to be discriminated against because they aren't. That previous sentence sounds Islamophobic, so it isn't hard to accept that an Islamophobe believes it.Read More

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Six (Unofficial) Rules to Live By When Using Facebook

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 18, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Social networking is a huge force to be reckoned with. We are consumed by posting on news feeds, giving status updates, and sharing pictures with our "friends." But what does all of this mean? More than you think.Read More


Google+ Offers a Safe Social Media Experience for the LGBT Community

Filed by Leone Kraus | July 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Google recently launched its new social networking product, Google+, which is going head-to-head with the Facebook platform. What are the benefits for our community?Read More


Do I Have Too Many Gadgets?

Filed by Leone Kraus | July 15, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

My partner and I spent a majority of the weekend cleaning out the apartment. Staring down at the pile of gadgets that lay before us, we could see technology evolving right before our eyes. This left me wondering whether it's possible to have too many.Read More


Michele Goldberg Takes Down the Bachmanns

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 14, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

If sexual orientation is immutable, it then falls within constitutional equal protection rulings and analysis. This fact terrifies the Christianists.Read More


Trans Woman Is Finalist in Breast Augmentation Contest

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last month 90.3 AMP Radio in Calgary launched their "The Breast Summer Ever" contest and among the finalists is musician Avery Mitchell, who is also transsexual.Read More


Dear Advocate, That's No Way to Treat a Lady

Filed by Amy Andre | July 10, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Is it possible that, even though Lady Gaga has already said she's bi, the Advocate couldn't believe it until they heard it for themselves? That's no way to treat a Lady. Not only is it biphobic, it's plain bad manners.Read More


Southern Baptists Approve Gay Marriage

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Center for Responsible Christian Living announced that the Southern Baptist Convention has repented of past homophobia. Read More


Tonight on The Rebecca Juro Show: John Aravosis

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Americablog editor John Aravosis will be speaking with Rebecca Juro about ENDA, the Democratic Party and its relationship with the LGBT community, and the role of LGBT media. Read More


Born This Way?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 06, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Is Lady Gaga's ode to immutability less helpful to gay rights than Guiliani in drag?Read More


'Gayest Ads Ever' Still Cast Gayness as a Punchline

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 05, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

A new feature in AdWeek this week showcases the "50 Gayest Ads Ever," but troublingly, they fall into a small number of categories that cast the gayness as the commercials' key punchline. Read More

2011 New York City Pride Parade Photos

Filed by Leone Kraus | July 02, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Check out these excellent photos from the 2011 New York City Pride Parade, when New York City felt truly alive. Read More

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Congrats to Bil & Other 2011 NLGJA Award Winners

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bil Browning is a recipient of the National Gay & Lesbian Journalists' Association's 2011 Excellence in Online Journalism Award for his dogged coverage of Betsie Gallardo's story from this December. Congratulations, Bil.Read More