Media: September 2011


No Such Thing as a Thousand Free Friends

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 30, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

If you're not paying for it, you're not the customer. You're the product being sold.Read More


Uncovering America's LGBT History

Filed by Mark Segal | September 29, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

Next week's Philadelphia Gay News, along with 30 newspapers across the country and The Bilerico Project, will begin to celebrate October as Gay History Month. This is the largest LGBT history project of any type, anywhere ever.Read More

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David Badash: The Fate of Gay News Sites & Blogs

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The truth of the matter is that most of us in the LGBT media work our hearts out for love, not money. This is our contribution to the LGBT movement for liberation, justice and equal rights.Read More


Canadian Paper Runs Anti-Trans Advertisement

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

With California gearing up for the fight over the FAIR Education Act, how long do you think it'll be before the religious right starts trying to copy the campaign in California newspapers?Read More


Help Me Pick a Work of LGBT Graphic Nonfiction!

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

By the end of the semester, we have to analyze a work of graphic nonfiction of our choice, and I want to use the opportunity to explore a book focused on an LGBT-themed story. Do you have any recommendations for LGBT-themed works of graphic nonfiction? Read More


Like! Facebook's New Profile Page

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Have you seen what your new profile page will look like on Facebook starting in early October? I got a chance to set my new profile up early and thought y'all might like to take a sneak peek. I love it.Read More


7 Years: Happy Bilerico Birthday

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Seven years ago today at 6:25am, I did Bilerico's first post.Read More


AfterElton: More Changes to LGBT Blogosphere

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

AfterElton Editor-In-Chief Michael Jensen announced yesterday that he was leaving the site he shepherded into one of the web's most popular LGBT blogs. The site is owned by Logo, the same parent company that shuttered 365gay.comRead More


OutServe Founder J.D. Smith Reveals True Identity

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 23, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The active duty servicemember who founded OutServe but was known in the shadows as "JD Smith" because of Don't Ask, Don't Tell - came out as Air Force First Lt. Joshua David Seefried on the Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night.Read More

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Free Speech Explained in Four Sentences

Filed by Bil Browning | September 20, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

I ran across this story on the Christian Broadcasting Network today and it stunned me for the illogical tone it took with the article. Talk about preaching to the choir...Read More

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Is Dan Savage Really This Naive & Uninformed?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 20, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

While appearing on the Lawrence O'Donnel Show on MSNBC, on the eve of the fresh demise of DADT last night and while answering questions about how he felt about the repeal, Dan Savage misstated the actual situation regarding DADT and transgender people in the military - on more than one occasion.Read More

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Begrudging Kudos for Denver Post

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

While I'd normally skip linking to the Denver Post or quoting anything they had to say thanks to their participation in the Righthaven lawsuits, the company just announced that they're abandoning the rightwing copyright infringement money-making scheme.Read More


Are All British Media Owners Jackasses?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

What's the deal with owners of British newspapers acting like jackasses lately?Read More


Anti-gay Televangelist Pat Robertson Redefines Marriage Vows

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 18, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Watch as notoriously anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson radically redefines marriage!Read More

Kink Academy: Get Wet With Me

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 17, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Thought my friends here might get a kick out of this little interview I gave to the lovely Princess Kali of Kink Academy during a trip to Washington DC last month.Read More


Rachel Maddow & New Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 16, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Respected consumer advocate and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren announced on Wednesday that she is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown for the seat that was once held by liberal lion Ted Kennedy.Read More


NLGJA: Why I've Joined the Board of a National Organization

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

While I wasn't able to attend the NLGJA convention this year, it's gratifying to not only be the first independent blogger to win the Excellence in Online Journalism Award, but to also be elected to serve on the organization's board of directors.Read More


GLAAD All Over

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 15, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

There is still a place for GLAAD in the LGBT community, but it must choose its battles carefully.Read More


FOX News Anchor Decimates Anti-Trans Shrink

Filed by Bil Browning | September 15, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

FOX contributor Dr. Ablow has made a splash lately for warning parents not to let their kids watch Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars and it seems most of the media and psychiatric circles are having none of it.Read More

Another DC Trans Shooting

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 12, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Another assault on a trans person in DC, and questions about reportingRead More


LGBT Media Shrinks Further: 365gay to Close

Filed by Bil Browning | September 11, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

As the LGBT online world continues to reorganize, longtime queer news site has become the latest casualty. With several sites shutting down recently, I'd be interested to hear Projectors' thoughts on why the trend is happening and where it'll end.Read More

Is It Okay to Disagree?

Filed by Viktor Kerney | September 08, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The one thing that bugs me about our community is how those having a difference of opinions are treated. For some reason, it when anyone has a different view about specific topics, they become the enemy of the state.Read More

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Are Reports of Blogging's Demise Exaggerated?

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 07, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Every time I hear news of the "death" of one medium or another, I take it with an entire box of Morton's. But for the latest report on the death of blogging, I may need stock in a salt mine. Read More


NYT: Gays Discharged Under DADT Seek to Re-Enlist

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 06, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The New York Times has a good story out Monday about how some of the more than 13,000 LGBT servicemembers discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" want to re-enlist but face many obstacles to doing so. Read More


Primetime Sends Mixed Transgender Message

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 06, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Just a couple of years ago, Barbara Walters did an extraordinary job covering trans kids on a 20/20 special. ABC's Primetime Nightline is on the same network. I figured it would be just as good. Read More