3765 posts categorized "Media"

February 08, 2016

Beyoncé gets political with "Formation"

Lots of buzz about this one. Vox story below.

Lady Gaga sings national anthem at Super Bowl 50

The latest entry in an annual ritual.

February 07, 2016

"Lost in the Stars" comes to Washington National Opera

On Sunday evening I watched the tech rehearsal of the first act of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's "Lost in the Stars," based on Alan Paton's "Cry, the Beloved Country." The opera was presented at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2012. As then, the Washington National Opera production features Eric Owens as Stephen Kumalo, and the same creative team.

This opera only runs from Feb. 12 through Feb. 20. The singing and staging of this powerful work about South Africa under Apartheid are first rate.

Sanders slams sexist ‘Bernie bro’ supporters

Bernie Sanders's decency shines through once again.

Christie slams Rubio's canned responses

This is fun. It just goes to show you that also-rans can have their uses.

February 05, 2016

All the terrible things Hillary Clinton has done — in one big list

Brilliant.

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband

February 04, 2016

President Obama Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

The President Speaks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

President Obama was right to speak at an American mosque, as Jeb Bush agreed.

Former D.C. mayor Vince Gray to run for Ward 7 Council seat

Our old friend Vince Gray is back in the electoral fray.

D.C. Council passes LGBT ‘cultural competency’ bill

GLAA is proud to have supported this bill.

February 03, 2016

A Blade reporter's take on the Iowa caucuses

Russia fines gay activist for giving advice to LGBTI teens

Shawington Times: Criminalizing sexwork wastes MPD & Court resources

@Shawington echoes GLAA's advocacy criticizing District treatment of sex workers.

The Crisis Mag says listen to Susan Sarandon because she won an Oscar

Actress Susan Sarandon slammed Hillary's record on gay rights. She overlooked her launch of a global LGBT initiative in December 2011 as Secretary of State in Geneva:

More on Hillary's accomplishments.

Bob Woodward says Hillary is too loud

Potomac Phil predicts an early spring. And Congress sees its shadow.

Then there's this.

February 02, 2016

After 61 years, US Army vet kicked out for being gay gets honorable discharge

A User's Guide to This Year's Transphobic Legislation

Nick Jonas denies gay-baiting: 'I have nothing to prove'

Work it while you've got it, honey.

'Dead Clown Walking': NY Daily News Mocks Donald Trump's Iowa Results

Elite Media Furiously Spin Defeat of Their Anti-Hillary Agenda in Iowa

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The relentless demonizing of this accomplished woman has failed. The haters will continue to spew their venom on social media; but at some point the voices of traditional media need to face reality. They don't have to like it, just recognize that once again, she is still standing. Her endurance and resilience, in fact, are key job skills.

January 31, 2016

Bolivian Feminists Revolt Against Christianity

(Hat tip: Craig Howell)

Women in the World 2012: Meryl Streep's Tribute to Hillary Clinton

From four years ago, an extraordinary and illuminating tribute to our former Secretary of State. You may learn things you didn't know from this. And if you have bought into the decades of calumny, you may decide you have sold her short. Appropriate viewing on the eve of the Iowa caucuses.

Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to a science emergency

Dr. Tyson gets into a smackdown with rapper B.o.B, who thinks the earth is flat. Very amusing.

January 30, 2016

Since Mormon church enacted anti-gay policy, 32 young LGBTI people have killed themselves

January 29, 2016

Here's looking at you: the District of Columbia from space

Isn't this lovely? We can hardly expect to hide from marauding extraterrestrials if we allow our fair city to twinkle so brightly. Please do not take this offhand comment as a suggestion that the D.C. Council seek to improve our security by mandating efforts to decrease what might be called our spaceprint of luminosity.

Russian lawyer accuses goat and tiger of breaking 'gay propaganda' law

Not The Onion.

Hold Your Benghazm, None of Those 22 New Hillary Emails Were Classified When They Were Sent

Michigan gave purified water to state workers in Flint long before it acknowledged a problem with the city's water

If there is a hell....

Former Australia PM to anti-gay group: Marriage must be kept 'undamaged'

Oh, so he's opposed to adultery and divorce? Nah, he's just against us. Phooey.

New Taipei City to start registering gay couples next week

The Republican presidential circus continues

Chris Wallace is not going to be bullied by Raphael, who is sinking fast, and Wallace sticks it to Jeb, who promises to dispense with legal niceties in our warmaking. Rubio got applause just by promising not to walk offstage. Clever of SNL to hack into Fox, but which one was Darrell Hammond playing?

A gay couple's lawsuit is the first test for same-sex marriage in China

I love this NYT photo of Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang. They have summoned the same simple courage as countless other gay folk all over the world in standing up for their love. They inspire others, and the struggle grows and spreads.

January 28, 2016

Seed of the Glittering Republic: exclusion in the movie industry

My latest column looks at the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Links to several movie trailers and other related articles embedded.

January 27, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets into a rap battle over whether the earth is flat

This is fun.

Be afraid -- very afraid! There's now a gay Donald Trump erotic novel

Read at your own risk.

'An Eye For An Eye': Trump Shows How He Would Govern – Goes Old Testament On Fox Over

FBI, State Police Initiate 'Containment' Of Occupied Federal Refuge, Release Bundy Booking Photos

Indiana Senate Committee Kills Anti-Gay 'RFRA On Steroids' Bill