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Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
12:06 pm
FYI We are now on moderated status. Meaning only members can post and membership is moderated by me. So that we don't get any hateful posts on here.

Later loves.
11:47 am
I'm posting the Movie Rec List as it exists...

Want to do the same for Books?

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
Slow River by Nicola Griffith
Maurice by EM Forester
The Charioteer (also by Forester I believe)

Any others that leap to mind?

Current Movie List - Thanks to everyone who contributed

Beautiful Thing
Big Eden
The Incredible True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
Bedrooms and Hallways
And The Band Played On
Bound (maybe not positive, but well done)
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (the first segment is exellent)
2 Seconds
Bar Girls
Desert Heats
Go Fish
Parting Glances
The Watermelon Woman
Stranger Inside
Zero Patience
French Twist
Wigstock (documentary)
Paris Is Burning (documentary)
Daddy and the Muscle Academy
Angels in America
Latter Day Saints
Trembling before G*d (documentary)
Get Real
All Over the Guy
Love! Valour! Compassion!
Torch Song Trilogy (My second favorite film btw - Big Eden is my favorite on this list)
Celluloid Closet (it's a documentary on films, sure, but necessary)
La Cage aux folles/The Birdcage
11:34 am
Sorry all. I've been a lousy moderator. I should have noticed and deleted the anti-bisexual post.

It's gone now. I'll try to be around more. Feel free to bring any controversial post to my attention.

So that it's not completely off topic...

Wonderful Lesbian Sci Fi book recc.

Slow River by Nicola Griffith. I'll post a detailed review when I'm done.

Also Saving Face is a wonderful film about the relationship between lesbian chinese doctor and her pregnant single mom. See it! It gets a little repetitive in spots but it's wonderful to watch. There is a dearth of good lesbian films out there so go watch this one!
Friday, August 12th, 2005
6:34 pm
Okay, just because I read a gay magazine...
Every time my husband and I travel to Houston, Texas, I pick up free copy of Outsmart magazine. It's a really great publication, regardless of your orientation. The last issue I had featured a great interview with Shirley McClaine (she's in the movie "Bewitched", Darren from the original TV show was gay, as a dancer she worked with tons of gay dance directors and she has tons of Houston connections because she's filmed two movies there with in the houses of people who live in River Oaks, one of the posher Houston neighborhoods, so she was a natural for an interview).

The interview was great, and I ALWAYS keep my copies of Outsmart. I brought this copy to work to archive with my other copies, and a co-worker spotted it on my desk.

Her: "Why do you have a gay magazine on your desk?"
Me: "I guess my secret's out! I'm secretly in LOOOOOVE with you!"
Her: "Nuh-huh, you're not. Stop pulling my leg!"
Me: "Actually, it's a good magazine."
Her: "Really? What's in it for you?"
Me: "Movie reviews, restaurant recommendations...stuff like that. I still think you're cute, though."

She laughed and fled my office.

Seriously, if I brought a copy of Ebony to work, would that make me black?

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
6:54 am
Hello: Message from your friendly moderator!
I seriously want to get this community more active! Any suggestions?

A reminder for people that New Fest is coming up. For non-new york people that's the New York GLBT Film Festival! www.newfest.org
Go run and become a member. Anyone who is going... Think about posting reviews here, so we can look out for those films if they go into wide release.

Magazines to subscribe to even if your straight! (speaking of which, I need to seriously renew mine)
The Advocate (especially if you want to keep abreast of the political situation as regards gay marriage rights)

Anyone want to help compile a resource list for straight people dealing with gay acceptance issues? Resources to help parents and friends of GLBT people, both to educate them or to help them educate others? Jump on in!!!
Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
3:21 pm
Got any reccs?
I'm trying to compile a list of gay-themed movies that are well done and positive.

Anybody got any recs?

So Far I have

Beautiful Thing
Big Eden
The Incredible True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
Bedrooms and Hallways

I'm sure I'm missing tons. Anyone have a suggestion for the list?
Sunday, March 6th, 2005
12:21 pm
President Bush has just made a public announcment about homosexuality on CBS as of 02/23/05. George Bush is going to put a ban on homosexuals in the media because its "raising the future americans the wrong way" as he states in the interview. If we can get 200 people to sign this petition, we can get this bill not passed. Your help is really needed bad and we would appreciate it if you could sign the petiton to show how much you care. Once you get to 200 signatures, send it to killbillscene@yahoo.com

please make a difference in america! show us that you care!!!
- Right Way Committee of America

1. Jake Thomas (Vacaville, Califonia) ERASE THE HATE!
2. Craig Smith (San Fran, Cali)
3. Emily Townsend (Las Vegad, Nevada)
4. Andre Johnson +Detroit, Michigan+
5. Kimmi Moss |mesa, arizona|
6. Tara Crown (atlanta, geogia)
7. *Marlon Melson* -Mcdonough, Ga- (this shit aint fucking right man)
8.Dylan Bartos-richmond, Va
9.Brent Neifield- Cheltenham, Pa
10. Andrew Munson- Oceanside, CA
11. Ashley Medbery, Columbia, South Carolina
12.nathan XXX brown,arizona,peoria
13. Raven Serin-Phoenix, az
14 Derek Sinock-San Diego,Ca Im not gay but ill support em.
15. GERM - san diego,ca why all the hate?
16. Robert Michael Schultze, San Diego, Ca 92154. Come and get me Nazi fuckbag.
17. Lee Krysinski, San Diego, CA
18. sterling barck - costa mesa, ca
19. Cami Barton- San Diego, CA
20. Leah Rosenbaum- San Diego, Ca
21. Tony Stremski- san diego ca
22. Brooke Ives-Los Angeles, CA
23. Megan Bunch- Locust Grove, VA
24. Vito Angelico, Berwyn, IL
25. Jordy - Huntington Beach, CA
26. Paula - Canby, OR
27. Stephanie- Stoneham, MA
28. Leah - Malden, MA
29. Anthony - Melrose, MA
30. John - Waltham, MA
31. Cassandra- Waltham, MA.
32. Matt Spurr - Beverly, MA
33. Sarah Lorigan- NH
34. Kim Gatti-NH
35. Adam Byron - NH
36. Ryan Donovan - Nashua, NH
37. julia berry - nashua, NH
38. Kaitlyn Curran - Revere, MA
39. Leah Camley - Revere, MA
40. Christine MARIE Brienza the first- billerica, MA
41. Tracey Brienza- Billerica Ma
42. Da Net Bartlett- billerica, ma
43. Lizzz Bender- Townsend Ma
44. Mark Dunahm - Townsend MA
45. Emily Boatz - Minier IL
46. William Nolan - Minier, IL
47. Dan Mitchell-B-Town, CT
48. Arielle Blum - Burlington, CT

what you do is put it in your lj, add your name at the bottom, once someone hits 200, you send it in, kapeesh?
Friday, March 4th, 2005
1:07 pm
Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
9:44 pm
R.I.P. Voom
Voom has ceased taking new customer orders and will shut down by the end of March.

It's really too bad, they had a lot to offer if they had been able to be absorbed by EchoStar. I miss the Voom exclusive channels and I had almost started thinking about signing back up. I just knew that there were troubles way back when I decided to cancel. I knew that things couldn't last very long the way they were going. Oh well, Comcast serves me pretty well. Things will be much better once we get dual-tuner DVR STBs and HD service finally rolls out.
Monday, January 10th, 2005
1:03 am
Married because of the gay community
Please check out my lj page. Start at the very beginning. It explains how if there weren't a sizable gay community in Texas, I, as a straight woman, would not have married the straight man I adore.

I am married to a cool man, btw. We went to see The Celluloid Closet when it came out, and we were the only straight couple in the theater. When the film progressed to that horrible "queers don't make it to the end of the movie" montage, I looked over, and J was crying.

I'm glaad to find this forum here. Every happiness in my life has been helped along by gay people. I'm sick of straight people screwing it up for everyone. There's a lot of talent, ability, good intentions, morality (yes, I said it) and good nature in the gay community. Hell, let's not even call it a gay "community". Some people's good, some people's bad. Who you sleep with just doesn't concern me, dangit! The term "community" weds (sorry) all gay people to all other gay people. The spectrum of homosexual people is just too diverse to call it a "community".

I've met gay saints and gay sluts. I've met gay libertines and gay pillars of the community. It's a normal cross-section of society. I've met straight saints and straight sluts. Why the hell is this an issue?

We legislate RIGHTS, not morality. We don't prosecute people for murder because murder is wrong; we rosecute because the person firing the gun/weilding the ax violates the victim's civil rights. Denying gay couples the full extent of government privileges violates the constitution,because it negates that couple's right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness.

To couch legislation in any other terminoligy but rights is a fundamental mis-interpretation of why we're here. If it were okay to imprison someone and draw and quarter them because they don't like the Church or if it were okay to burn someone for sexual perversion, Americans would lose their sh*t. Because we only pick on people who are different, it's okay.

Sunday, December 12th, 2004
10:58 pm
new here
Hi! This is the first community I've ever joined. This seems like a really cool place. In case ya'll havent heard, Canada has approved gay marriages. Extremely happy about that...yet another reason to move there, as if bush being pres agian wasnt enough to get me to move.

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, December 9th, 2004
6:48 pm
Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
1:36 pm
a little late, but...does it feel like this for you?
My mom sent this to me the day after the election. it's from her boss, who is gay and was married that famous day when the gays were allowed equal votes & there were lines 1/2 way around the block from the county courthouse for people to marry the ones they loved.

> The most painful moment of my day involved seeing an openly gay senior boy and
an openly gay junior girl slumped together on the floor of Brown Hall sobbing
uncontrollably for nearly an entire period because of what the proud citizens of
our country did to them yesterday--passing constitutional amendments on state
ballots across the country banning gay marriage, and, in Ohio's case,
foreclosing even the possibility of civil unions for gays and lesbians in the
> Our gay students knew what the messages were: we hate you, we do not love
you, you are not a valuable part of our community, you are not wanted or
appreciated, you are second class citizens, you are not worthy, and you will be
made to suffer and struggle for legitimacy and self respect your entire lives.
> It is painful to be hated. It is especially painful when so many people evince
a collective desire to harm you. If you have never been hated, you can not
possibly know how awful our students felt today, and how bleak the future must
look to them.
> What was I to say to them? Things will get better? I am now beginning to
lose faith, myself, as we more deeply and permanently enshrine discrimination.
> Shame on you, George Bush! Shame on you George Bush's America!
> All day I have been saying to myself, "I lost my country yesterday."

Current Mood: blank
Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
11:55 pm

is it just me or is this guy fucking idiot?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
3:28 pm
This community has been painfully slow...
And as the mod, I'm taking it upon myself to change that. So I'm posting a poll. Feel free to comment on ideas you might have for content for this community. I will do my best to respond to whatever you want to see. If anyone wants to post reviews et al of stuff they have seen or read that would be great!

Poll #320938 What do you want to see?

What do you really want to see in this community....

Book reviews/recommendations
Movie reviews/recommendations
Latest political news
What is going on in the Advocate and Out
All of the above...

What do you really not want to see...

Political news
Book reviews/recommendations
Movie reviews/recommendations
What is going on in the Advocate and Out

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
7:30 pm
New and Pimping
I just wanted to request members for my community, syn_love. I set it up a while ago, and only close friends have joined. I don't have time myself to do all the posting of interest, so I thought I should see if others wanted to join. I want to see some essays, stories, etc., on there. Check out the community info!

Thanks. ;-)

(Cross-posted on do_not_amend)
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
4:12 pm
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
11:36 pm
more news from around the country
What is the world coming to?

Rhea County, about 30 miles north of Chattanooga, want the state to give it the power to arrest gays for "crimes against nature".

In a unanimous vote the county commissioners passed a motion asking its state representatives to introduce legislation to allow it to lay the charges. For Commissioner J-C Fugate, the issue is simple. He wants to keep "homosexuals out of here.''

Rhea County is famous as the scene of the "Scopes Monkey Trial". In 1925, high school teacher John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution and fined $100. The conviction was later overturned.

There was little discussion about Fugate's motion before the 8-to-0 vote in favor of the measure. Three audience members who spoke before Fugate's motion advocated prayer in schools and denounced drinking alcohol and county zoning.

When the motion passed some people in the audience applauded.

Fugate said all the "fuss over homosexual marriage" had made him and others in the community angry

Fugate also proposed a motion that would direct County Attorney Gary Fritts to find the best way to enact a local law banning gays from living in Rhea County. Commissioners asked Fritts to bring a resolution requesting the ban to next month's commission meeting for another vote.

It is doubtful either measure would stand up in court. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws and ruled there is a constitutionally protected right to adults' private sexual conduct.

Matt Nevels, president of the Chattanooga chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said he knows of of a number of gays and their parents who live in Rhea County.

"That is the most farfetched idea put forth by any kind of public official," Nevels said. "I'm outraged."

Rhea County holds an annual festival commemorating the Scopes Trial. The school system teaches Creativism as a viable alternative to evolution. In 2002, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional the Rhea County school board's Bible Education Ministry, a class taught in the public schools by students from a Christian college.

Current Mood: irritated
Monday, March 15th, 2004
10:38 am
Can anyone see this? LJ's acting weird...
For those Queer As Folk fans out there, Out's latest issue has a lovely profile on Bobby Gant who actually looks hot. Chisled doesn't usually do much for me. But he's dating Kyan from Queer Eye and that makes me happy. :)

The article as a bit on spoilers for season four at the end.

Also the Advocate has an interview with Hal Sparks which clears up what he meant by his previous comment that kissing another guy was like kissing a dog.

Also, I'm going to post (tomorrow) the top ten movies that Out or the Avocate profiled awhile back, and the responding letters to the suggestions.

What are your top gay-themed movies?

Mine are:
Beautiful Thing
Big Eden
Torch Song Trilogy
Bedrooms and Hallways
Love, Valour and Compassion
Thursday, March 11th, 2004
10:10 am
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