Last night I went with Donna and two friends to see a burlesque show. It was a great event, featuring the Peek-A-Boo Revue, a neo-burlesque troupe from Philly, at the Trocadero. I had never been to one before and so had only a vague idea of what to expect. The MCs of the evening (there… Continue reading peek-a-boo
(this post title thanks to BJ Ward's fantastic poem which can be viewed here) This post is for Asher Brown. This post is for Seth Walsh. This post is for Billy Lucas. This post is for Tyler Clementi. This post is for Raymond Chase. There are no numbers here. There are faces and names and… Continue reading Note: Somewhere in this poem there may be people alive and I’m trying like mad to reach them.
I haven't blogged about this for a few reasons (book ban, work, writing, tennis, karate, etc.), but I think it deserves some attention here, at least for the attention it's getting at Autostraddle: Ramin Seetodeh wrote an article for Newsweek about gay actors not being able to convincingly play straight. Alan Cumming (yes, that Alan… Continue reading newsweekgate or whatever they’re calling it.
is today, in case you didn't know. Check out what's happening on Twitter: #worldAIDSday #AIDS #HIV Visit the World AIDS Org website. Learn about famous people affected by the disease. Google for your local AIDS services organization, to donate time or money. (Two of my favorite local orgs are here: ACSNJ and ActionAIDS) Get tested.… Continue reading world AIDS day
Here I was, eating my lunch and lamenting the fact that I didn't have anything specific to blog today. Oh, silly me. What was I thinking? Of course there's something to blog! I recently started reading this website, Emails from Crazy People. It's another website owned by Ben Huh, the guy who runs I Can… Continue reading emails from crazy people
From the incredible Staceyann Chin: Many of you have already heard about our film, Baby Makes me. For you, this is an update. But for the folks who have not heard Tiona and I are making a documentary together. For years, I have wanted to become a mother. But the timing has never been quite… Continue reading call for assistance
Clearly I am behind in blogging, and I was away for a few days last week camping in the Pine Barrens, and so I didn't see the news until today, but:The Matthew Shepard Act has passed, and the bill will be presented to Obama in the near future for his signature.Sweet!
I've been lacking in the social-awareness blogging lately, so I just wanted to bring to your attention:Iowa! (who'd-a thunkit?)andVermont!That makes four now, kids, what with stalwart Massachusetts and last year's Connecticut victory. California's still pending, and New Jersey's got civil unions - but activists here are pushing hard for marriage.Just a thought: if California overturns… Continue reading yay!
Me too.But not after today.
Watch this:"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.And then go here, please, to sign and send this letter to the California State Supreme Court, asking them to invalidate Prop 8 and uphold the 18,000 gay marriages that were performed in California in 2008.