Recent Posts

This Weekend: NLGJA Convention

This Friday I’ll be heading down to DC for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s annual convention. I’ll be speaking on a Saturday panel defending my support here for a trans-inclusive ENDA. As panel moderator Michael Triplett pointed out to me, I have “lots of very vocal” readers who didn’t agree with my position, so we’ll be talking about …

Read More »

China Ties U.S. In Total Medals

For the first time since 1936, the total Olympic medal count winner may not be the United States or Russia.From the Dallas Morning News: The last time the U.S. failed to win the overall medal count was 1992, when the Unified Team earned 112 to America’s 108. That also was the last year in which the U.S. lost the gold …

Read More »

Rachel Maddow Lands MSNBC Show

Openly lesbian journalist Rachel Maddow has gotten her own show from MSNBC. Rachel Maddow has been sounding off about politics on MSNBC so often she might as well have her own show. And now she does. The liberal commentator and Air America host, who has become a breakout star for the cable channel during this campaign, is taking over the …

Read More »

David Byrne’s Bike Racks

Art rocker David Byrne has designed nine temporary bike racks which have been installed around town as part of the Summer Streets program I’ve been raving about. The dollar sign is naturally on Wall Street, the high heel is in front of Bergdorf’s, and the reclining woman is in Times Square, although today’s tourists may not get the reference. The …

Read More »

Castro Residents Annoyed With Looky-Loos

Residents of the Castro are getting annoyed with the increasing number of tour buses bringing gawking tourists in to see homos in their native habitat. In the last three months, large tour buses have begun to park in the area on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, opening their doors and sending hundreds of tourists out to gawk and snap photos of …

Read More »

Harris Poll: Obama Gains Among Gays

The latest Harris Poll (PDF) shows that Barack Obama has gained 6 points among the gays over the last month, with 66% now saying they will likely vote for him. John McCain has lost four points among likely LGBT voters. Obama has a 6 point lead among all registered voters, with a lopsided 91% of the black vote. Self-identified moderates, …

Read More »

The Best Press Possible

To my mind, the upcoming cover story about Ellen’s wedding in People is the best of possible PR for the No On 8 campaign. Ellen DeGeneres is the most beloved person on TV, bigger than Oprah, and this joyous shot will go miles to convince those undecideds. Brilliant timing, truly.

Read More »

Bear TV

Billy Mays, the advertising pitchman (and bear icon) that the Washington Post is calling the most ubiquitous face on television today, is getting a reality show. About being an advertising pitchman. In the fall, Mays will start taping a TV reality show, “Pitchmen,” which will follow the creation of a two-minute commercial, from start to finish. But with many of …

Read More »

Google Phone Approved

Yesterday the FCC approved Google’s application for their Dream phone, considered by some to be the first smartphone to seriously compete with the iPhone. Nobody seems to have seen an actual Dream yet, but the image shown here is thought to be close to what it will look like. A video of the prototype has been floating around YouTube since …

Read More »