Media: August 2011


Bilerico Project: Now Hiring

Filed by Bil Browning | August 30, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Bilerico Project intern?Read More


LGBT Social Media Ethics: Is That Really You?

Filed by Leone Kraus | August 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A fellow Bilerico contributor and I got into a Twitter debate over the Lez Get Real case.Read More


Hayes & Greenwald Talk About Dick Cheney's New Book

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is releasing his memoir - In My Time - just before the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Here, Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hayes discuss whether the politician is a war criminal. Read More


Don Lemon Keynotes at NLGJA: Both of Them Need To Get Up To Speed

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Don Lemon and the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists' Association have something in common. Read More

HRC's Solmonese Resigns: Staffers Angry at News Timing

Filed by Bil Browning | August 28, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend reported that the Human Rights Campaign's Executive Director, Joe Solmonese, would be leaving the organization late on Friday night and Washington insiders and HRC staffers are understandably upset at the timing of the report.Read More


My NLGJA Acceptance Speech

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

I was unable to attend the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association award ceremony yesterday. Metroweekly's Chris Geidner also won an award and he gracefully offered to read my short acceptance speech and pick up the trophy on my behalf.Read More


31 Days: El Guano Loco

Filed by Bil Browning | August 26, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Back in Indiana, a small group of local progressive bloggers would get together to hang out and talk shop. We called ourselves "El Guano Loco" because we're all bat shit crazy.Read More


Philly Tabloid Says Prison Officials Too Easy On Transgender Inmate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What is happening to Jovanie Saldana after she reported a sexual assault by a corrections officer?Read More


They Don't Know Jack about Bi Men

Filed by Amy Andre | August 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

I don't need a research grant, a penis-measuring-tape, and a stack of porn to prove what bi men themselves have been telling me for years (that they exist). Read More


What Can Coverage of the Earthquake Teach Us about the LGBT Movement?

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | August 23, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

What does the recent earthquake have to do with LGBT rights? On the surface not much. But as I sat watching coverage, I was struck by a familiar feeling that we were missing the heart of the story.Read More


Hidden Surprise In Dr Martens First and Forever Ad Campaign

Filed by Ed Kennedy | August 20, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Talk about walking a mile in her shoes.Read More


Confessions of a 'Bilerico' Intern

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 19, 2011 | 5:45 PM | comments

Today is my last day of my internship with The Bilerico Project. Thanks - to the contributors, readers, editorial team, and Bil - for the amazing experiences, opportunities, and educational challenges. Read More


Christine O'Donnell Walks Off Interview Over Gay Questions

Filed by Bil Browning | August 18, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Christine "I'm not a witch!" O'Donnell walked off an interview with Piers Morgan last night when the host began asking her questions about her views on gay issues.Read More


An Apology: About Yesterday's Erroneous Post

Filed by Bil Browning | August 17, 2011 | 3:15 PM | comments

When you screw up, it's important to acknowledge the mistake and correct it. I made a mistake with my post yesterday about Indiana State Fair victim Christina Santiago and the Indianapolis coroner's office.Read More


Fall Bilerico Internships Available

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

If you know you can handle the pressure of working with the crazy Bilerico team, you've got an itch to learn how to use the web for blogging and online activism, and you're a reliable self-starter, shoot me an email with your resume.Read More


Bachmann Goes on Meet the Press

Filed by Bil Browning | August 15, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Watch as David Gregory pointedly asks Michelle Bachmann about her views on the LGBT community; he rips her to pieces as she tries to dodge and weave and avoid answering any of his questions.Read More


Jennifer Boylan on Trans Rights in the NY Times

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jennifer Boylan's NYT op ed this morning on trans rights uses the metaphor of a ventriloquist's dummy. How apt.Read More


The U.K. Riots & Where the LGBT Community Fits In

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

The mainstream media is misrepresenting the riots in the United Kingdom as unimportant, trivial violence. But there are key structural issues in the country that are making people join together in uprising. Here's part of why the LGBT community should care. Read More


Black LGBT Bloggers, Come On Out!

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 10, 2011 | 6:45 PM | comments

Black LGBT bloggers have the opportunity to be a powerful force in the overall LGBT movement. Hopefully, more will join us, tell the world our stories, and help in the struggle for equality. Read More


Bronski's American History

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 10, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

A Queer History of the United States is Michael Bronski's most ambitious book, a narrative of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people in America from 1492 to 1990. Read More


What's Your Klout Score?

Filed by Leone Kraus | August 09, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Klout, an increasingly popular social media "influence" measuring device, is important because communication professionals like myself want to know how influential we are toward those who follow us and those we're influenced by. Read More


News Corp Capitalizes on Marriage Equality with Mag

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 08, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

A new marriage equality magazine called Wedding Pride is set to debut next month. And guess who owns it! That's right, the "gays are cool if I can make money off them" folks at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.Read More


Bi(phobic) Until Graduation? College Women Fill Out Survey

Filed by Amy Andre | August 08, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Although the men surveyed were more okay with same-sex cheating (compared to different-sex cheating), the women were less okay with same-sex cheating. Does this mean the ladies don't like the idea of man-on-man action? Read More

Food fight

Best News Coverage of Rick Perry's 'The Response'

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

My favorite part? When they talk about how the evangelical leaders are exhorting the crowd to pray and fast while showing video of all the people in line for their Diet Cokes and hot dogs at the concession stands.Read More


Fred Karger Wants in on Fox News' Presidential Debate

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 07, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Fox News is hosting a debate next week for the GOP presidential nomination hopefuls - everyone who meets their rules gets to participate if they would like....except for Fred Karger, the openly gay Republican candidate. Read More


NOM & Gingrich Love Astroturf Social Media Support

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The National Organization for Marriage and Newt Gingrich have been accused of Fakebooking and faux-Twittering their way to viral support. I thought we already had our fill of mistaken identities for the summer?Read More


MTV's New 'Video with a Message' VMA Category

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 05, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

The MTV Video Music Awards are honoring the "Best Video with a Message," in a new category. Five of the six nominees are anti-bullying messages, and three of the six feature specific LGBT-related messaging. Read More


Jennifer Boylan's New York Times Op-Ed

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 05, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Maine, outer space, the recession, and a man who built a model of something that is 94 miles longRead More


NYT's American Family Association Profile Draws Criticism

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Some LGBT advocates are condemning The New York Times for their profile of the American Family Association. But just because a journalistic outlet takes interest in an anti-LGBT organization doesn't make the journalistic outlet anti-LGBT. Read More


Inside GLAAD's 5th Annual Network Responsibility Index

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 03, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

GLAAD's annual report analyzing the amount of LGBT representation in TV programming was released today. It demonstrates great LGBT success for youth-oriented networks, but across-the-board struggles for trans representation. Read More


SC Newspaper Publishes Same-Sex Marriage Notice

Filed by Bil Browning | August 03, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Back in 2006, The State ran an editorial supporting the state's constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Now they're publishing our wedding announcements.Read More


NLGJA Inducts New LGBT Journalists Hall of Famers

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 02, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

Three LGBT journalists - William Dorr Lambert Legg, Don Michaels, and Michelangelo Signorile - have been named this year's honorees for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's Hall of Fame. Read More


Shawn Akers: Gays Are Bullies, Too

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 01, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Conservative radio show host Shawn Akers took to the airwaves to explain that California's FAIR Act is an example of how the LGBT community "bullies" conservatives. Read More