The NBA star reached out to former N Sync member Lance Bass, as Bass described on his Sirius/XM show, Dirty Pop With Lance Bass. Said Lance, "Jason's been trying to plan this for a very long time, contemplating if he wanted to do this. In fact, he said he was going to call me months ago but was too ... More >>
Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed has been beating down the path of a fascinating story over this past week, exploring how and why the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has gotten involved with the issue of gambling in Maryland. His latest post reports that an anonymous source funded a gaming mailer sent to ... More >>
Video courtesy of James Schmitz/Inner City Media. On Friday, August 3, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association named me NLGJA Journalist of the Year 2012. The above video shows CNN's Miguel Marquez presenting the award to me in Las Vegas before I addressed NLGJA's annual gala with my acc ... More >>
Before meeting the director of The Skinny for lunch recently, I had seen Patrik-Ian Polk refer to himself on his Twitter profile as "The gay Tyler Perry. Shut up." But I'd also heard of him referred to as the gay Spike Lee. So which is it, I inquired when we met, especially since many people consi ... More >>
In this week's feature in the Voice Pride Issue "Does 'Gay Inc.' Believe in Free Speech?" we take a long look at GLAAD, the self-described "PR firm for the LGBT community." Since the story was published Tuesday afternoon, a few events have happened as if on cue (one nationally, the others on a muc ... More >>
In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
FacebookEarlier this year, we wrote about how a bevy of civil rights groups like GLADD and the NAACP supported, inexplicably from our point of view, the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. That deal fell apart yesterday, and the telecoms will not be combining forces after all. One civil rights group ... More >>
Steven ThrasherJacobs at the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal signing ceremonyLast week, we wrote about how the Courage Campaign won $50,000 from the Pepsi Challenge, and our concern about the ways in which Pepsi was able to use an LGBT advocacy group to market its product in the non-profit arena ... More >>
Last month, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation got in a lot of trouble when they backed a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, after their full relationship with Ma Bell was exposed. GLAAD had received $50,000 from AT&T in donations and had a former AT&T executive and lobbyist on its ... More >>
Yesterday, we got an email from the Courage Campaign with the subject line, "We won! Here's what's next." We assumed it would be a belated fundraising appeal responding to New York's Marriage Equality Act, asking for donations to fight on the federal level. Instead, what we found when we op ... More >>
Photo: HRCJarriett Barrios, the head of GLAAD, has resigned due to the big mess that started when a GLAAD letter went out backing the AT&T/T-Mobile mega merger. It turns out AT&T has reportedly sponsored GLAAD to the tune of $50,000.
Or more specifically, "the grandmother of the Queen Bear movement". Here's an excerpt from a christwire article on twinks vs. bears, the two groups waging a bitter internal struggle to determine the future of the gay movement, especially with regard to hair design: "Bears tend to live in sm ... More >>
Heartbreak. It's the only way to describe how one could feel on the shocking revelation that the cast-members of MTV's Jersey Shore -- and Village Voice Queer Issue cover-models -- are showing hatred towards the transgendered and bullying victims communities.
Israel Luna's Ticked-off Trannies with Knives is the grindhouse homage about a group of transsexual club performers who get hit with acts of psychotic rage and carefully seek their revenge. The film made a huge brouhaha when GLAAD tried to get it pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival even th ... More >>
Transgenders on TV!The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has awarded their first-ever rating of "excellent" to MTV for offering "richly diverse portrayals of gay and transgender people" for 42% of their line-up. The CW fell only a little short with 35% of their airtime devoted ... More >>
We're asking, so tell us: What about our civil rights?
The Internet spells doom for many long-established periodicals
The LGBT watchdog group GLAAD does a lot of good work, but sometimes they drop the gay ball and embarrass us big time. I recently wrote about how they tried to pull the movie Ticked-off Trannies With Knives from the Tribeca Film Festival, partly because it didn't depict the kind of tasteful ... More >>
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
The Tribeca Film Festival entry Ticked-off Trannies With Knives has irritated groups like GLAAD for what they deem is the insensitive portrayal of hate crimes against transsexuals. Well, now trans author Kate Bornstein takes on both the movie and GLAAD, intelligently finding fault with both ... More >>
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival starts Wednesday, and though the opening feature is the pretty mainstream Shrek Forever After, a lot of the rest of the lineup is "edgy" and quirky and plays with gender as much as most film critics tend to play with themselves. There's Ticked-off Trann ... More >>
Would a musical artist who sings "Jews must die" or "black people need to be killed" get a Grammy nomination? I really don't think so, and if I am somehow off-base in assuming that, please look through this year's list of nominees--Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and so on--and let me know.
Let's do a quick recap: Adam Lambert indulged in gay shenanigans on his now legendary American Music Awards performance. Everyone I knew was loving it, but not Good Morning America, which promptly canceled Lambert's scheduled appearance. Gay activists were furious, especially since the show w ... More >>
This is not a joke, folks. Remember when Cher initially bristled when her daughter Chastity turned out to be a lesbian? Well, now the eternal superstar can finally relax. It turns out she has another straight son. Yes, Chastity--who briefly worked at GLAAD before saying Ellen was too gay to make it- ... More >>
Swarms of bisexuals have clicked ambidextrously on their keyboards to shoot me rage-filled responses to my post last week called "Ever Meet a Real Bisexual?" "Are you saying I don't exist?" sounded the bi brigade, fuming. "How dare you, turdface!" The gay watchdog group GLAAD even contacted me in ... More >>
Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.
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NARAS Sifts Through an Arty Bunch in a Don't-Miss Year
Its a Plain Old Censorship Campaign
Fight Back Online
Professional Wrestling: Simultaneously Homoerotic and Homophobic
A Gay March on Washington Spawns a Major Movement Rift
Gores Web Site Promotes a Homophobic Web Filter
Lately we all seem to be over the rainbowand in fact over everything.