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The Daily Sheet July-August 2011
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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011





Rockmount's ranch wear will be featured in "Cowboys and Rock Stars"

Ranch hands wear them. So do bankers, yogi moms, politicians and NASCAR fanatics.

And now Western shirts are the subject of a museum exhibition, "Cowboys and Rock Stars."

Starting this week, and running through Labor Day, dozens of vintage shirts and memorabilia from Denver's Rockmount Ranch Wear will fill Golden's Foothills Art Center.

The shirts were born in America, from a cowboy culture that cherished functionality, as well as something definitive that set them apart from the rest of society.

"One of the things I have learned is cowboys really wanted to look a certain way, and they wanted to look like other cowboys," said Laurel Wilson, a professor at the University of Missouri whose work centers on the clothing of the West. "These young cowboys really wanted to show off that they were doing men's work in men's clothing. Western wear grew out of that functional attitude. If you got caught up with your clothing, having those snaps able to pop open and then slide out of your shirt could have been a safety factor."

But Rockmount, she said, stands out for more than function. It was the first company to pay close attention to the design details, even in shirts that were plain.

The museum, too, will feature a tribute to the film "Brokeback Mountain," in which the stars wore several kinds of Rockmount shirts.

Read more: denverpost.com

Pictured above: "The Shirts" as they hang in an exhibit at The Autry National Center.





FAIR Act may face voter referendum

The hard right wants to shove gay history back into the closet from which it was freed last week.

One of the groups that officially opposed the passage and signing of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, Respectful (FAIR) Education Act filed papers Friday to place a referendum on the statewide ballot that would repeal the bill. ...

Studies have shown that inclusion of LGBT people in instructional materials is linked to greater student safety and lower rates of bullying.

In schools where the contributions of the LGBT community are included in educational instruction, bullying declined by over half and LGBT students were more likely to feel they have an opportunity to make positive contributions at school.

Roland Palencia, Executive Director of Equality California (EQCA) said of the referendum move, “It's disheartening, but not surprising.”

Read more: wehonews.com







In a ‘quiet moment,’ gay judge makes history

The remarkable thing about what happened on the Senate floor Monday night was that it was utterly unremarkable.

The matter under consideration – the nomination of the first openly gay man to serve on the federal bench – would at one time have been a flashpoint in the culture wars. But Paul Oetken was confirmed without a word of objection on the Senate floor and with hardly a mention in the commentariat.

Even some of the chamber’s most ardent social conservatives – Tom Coburn, John Cornyn, Jeff Sessions, Jon Kyl – cast votes for Oetken. When the lopsided vote tally of 80-13 was read out, there was no cheer or reaction of any kind. Senators continued their conversations as if nothing unusual had happened.

It would be premature to believe that Oetken’s easy confirmation heralds some new post-sexual era in American politics; the fight over gay marriage continues undiminished. But it was a signal moment nonetheless. The nominee’s sexual orientation was deemed unimportant -- or at least less important than his moderate politics and his pro-business record (he’s a corporate lawyer, with Cablevision).

“As the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a nearly empty chamber before the vote, “he will be a symbol of how much we have achieved as a country in just the last few decades. And importantly, he will give hope to many talented young lawyers who until now thought their paths might be limited because of their sexual orientation. When Paul becomes Judge Oetken, he will be living proof to all those young lawyers that it really does get better.”

Read more: washingtonpost.com





A great love story: "Brokeback Mountain"

• Michael Mirasol in Manila

What's the last great love story you've seen on film? I don't mean your typical "rom-coms" with contrived meet-cutes that rely heavily on celebrity star power. I'm talking about a genuine romance between two richly defined characters. If your mind draws a blank, you're not alone. Hollywood, along with much of the filmmaking world, seems to have either forgotten how to portray love affairs in ways that once made us swoon. Whatever the reason, be it due to our changing times or priorities, we might not see any significant ones for some time.

If there is any love story of this kind worth revisiting, it is Ang Lee's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, which just might be the most moving tale of star-crossed lovers for the past decade.


Not many people will remember the film this way, as its two lovers were hardly the kind seen before in major movie romances. Indeed, a story of two cowboys discovering a deep love for each other was bound to cause controversy. Who would dare take on such a subject? Were its motives exploitative? Political? A gimmick? Add in Ang Lee, the celebrated Taiwanese-born director known for ushering the new age of Sino-Cinema to Hollywood, and expectations could not possibly grow further.

But grow they did. Once the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, a prestige not taken lightly in film circles, interest surged. Countless raves and recognitions seem to follow, which should have been reassuring to the thoughtful moviegoer. But to many who still hadn't seen it, one could only wonder: Could a gay cowboy movie really be that good?

Read more: blogs.suntimes.com





Brokeback Mountain Breaks the New Queer Cinema Mold

• Jeremy Gee

In Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005) we see the binary character study of two men engaging in a socially unacceptable love affair throughout a lifetime. The implications of such a plotline give Brokeback Mountain a public persona that is incorrectly associated with New Queer Cinema. The motives of films defined within the realms of New Queer Cinema are substantially different from those of Brokeback Mountain, whose primary objective seems to not openly address its story of two gay cowboys so much as to present the conflict at hand: namely, two men have continual sexual relations, neither of them admittedly homosexual, and are both stuck in a society where such relations are very taboo. In light of this situation, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist both explicitly state to each other that they are, in fact, not gay, and the film unfolds well into a third hour before never answering that lingering question to the audience. Nevertheless, Brokeback Mountain does not exist to answer any questions, merely to present the socio-political issue that it involves, and as such it stands apart from the ultimately-generic New Queer Cinema with which Brokeback might be easily associated.

It is worth considering that New Queer Cinema presents material that has been present in both independent and mainstream films since film's inception. Homosexuality and homoeroticism has always been present in the movies, even if it was muffled as needed to meet industry standards. Film Noir as a genre, for example, is rife with blatantly homosexual characters, but those are usually presented in a non-flattering and immoral light. New Queer Cinema seems to have come at a time when the independent film scene was a growing commodity in the 1990's, and when the increasing organizational power of gay and lesbian communities in the wake of the AIDS virus. Normalization of homosexuals in film existed, then, purely because of the existence of an increasingly successful (if only marginally) independent film scene where subject matter was not under the duress of major studios' involvement. There exists an argument by critic Geoff King that independent film, for all its claim to originality and innovation alternate to anything Hollywood pumps out, has boiled itself down to "individually-centered cinema... that limits its capacity to present radical alternatives to dominant American ideologies." King argues that New Queer Cinema is no different than the indie sector, failing to address in its films issues of homophobia or other gender insecurities that are broader cultural issues and lie at the root of many dominant American ideologies. In response to this argument, this essay would like to examine Brokeback Mountain which fits the category of both indie film and N.Q.C. film, but manages to situate itself alternatively to both.

Read more: moviesin203.org

About: (Movies in 203 was created to extend the Film Studies program at the University of Colorado Denver out of the classroom and into the greater community of film criticism. We publish the writings of students, alumni, and faculty.)







Utah Democratic party elects openly gay chairman

The Utah Democratic Party has voted overwhelmingly in favor of electing as its new chairman an art dealer believed to be the first openly gay leader of a political party in the state.

Jim Dabakis, a co-founder of Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center, was elected Saturday during the party’s state convention in Salt Lake City.

Dabakis said his sexual orientation never came up during the nomination process.

“The whole gay thing just simply did not surface as an issue,” he told the Salt Lake Tribune. “People are broad-minded in Utah, and they want to know if you can do the job or not.”

Read more: 365gay.com





Making the journey from props to property

Theatre designer morphs into work as an interior decorator

There's no place like home. Just ask Charmaine Husum.

She's worked professionally as an artist since 1995, which has included working in the film industry in Western Canada and running an interior decorating and faux finishing company in Calgary, Vancouver and Baja California Sur, Mexico.

She's also lived in France and Australia. But the 34-year-old insists she loves Regina best. So she's returning to her hometown and reestablishing her company there, while maintaining her second home in Mexico.

"I just love the people here," she said of Regina. "The vibe. There's a sincerity to people here, a genuineness -something you don't get in other centres." ...

The last time she worked in Regina, Husum was busy painting backdrops for a small company called Off the Wall Productions. Then she moved to Calgary, where she worked in the film industry as a scenic artist and prop painter.

She stayed there for a decade, honing her skills as an on-set scenic artist and prop painter. She worked alongside directors and cinematographers on such films as Brokeback Mountain, War Bride, The Claim, Night at the Museum, Twilight, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Passchendaele, Snow Dogs and Snow Days. She's worked with Johnny Depp, the late Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.

Read more: edmontonjournal.com





Evidence of gay relationships exists as early as 2400 B.C.

Gay people can be found throughout recorded history, and the stereotypes about them may have been around just as long, Egyptologist Greg Reeder said in a speech in Dallas ...

His proof: the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep. The two men were royal court manicurists who lived about 2400 B.C. in the ancient Egyptian city of Saqqara and were buried together much like a married couple.


"People laugh when you say manicurists," Mr. Reeder, contributing editor to the Egyptology journal KMT ... Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's tomb was discovered by archaeologists in 1964 and initially presented a puzzle to scholars.

Were the men - depicted nose to nose in a close embrace - relatives or close friends? The scholarly literature often refers to them as twins or brothers, and the site has become known as the Tomb of the Brothers.

But Mr. Reeder thinks there was more going on. He noted that images of the two men are strikingly similar to those of male-female married couples on other tombs of the era. ... Mr. Reeder's conclusion: "Same-sex desire existed just behind the ideal facade constructed by the ancients."

Read more: egyptology.com  Image via omg-facts.com







Conservatives Blaming Obama For Penis Size Study Approved Under Bush

If you had to ask what the most important expense for the government, what would it be? Well, for the Republicans in 2006, it was studying the link between the size of a gay man’s penis and sexual health. That is correct, back when the Republicans held the White House and held Congress, the grant for the 2009 study entitled “The Association Between Penis Size and Sexual Health Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.” What can we say, apparently this was a vital study that needed to be done for the closet cases in the GOP.

The study was backed by the National Institutes of Health, and it is coming under scrutiny now because the Republicans and their lords and masters over at News Corp can blame it on President Barack Obama.

The study found that men with below average penis sizes tend to bottom, those with above average penis sizes tend to top, and those with average size tend to be versatile. Of course, you have to enjoy the patriarchal obsession with penis size. Is someone going to study whether or not the size of a lesbian’s clitoris determines her position within the relationship/sexual dynamic?

Read more: lezgetreal.com







If It's Tuesday, This Must Be 'Brokeback Mountain'

BayCityJohn reports: OMG!!!!

I won the coveted Auntie Mame Award today at Deep Dish. I correctly answered 5 questions about Brokeback Mountain:

1) In what state is the mountain located? Wyoming

2) In what decades does the film begin and end? 1960's -1980's

3) What is Lureen's occupation when Jack first meets her? Rodeo rider

4) What does Ennis find in Jack's childhood bedroom? It was his own plaid shirt, lost, he’d thought, long ago in some damn laundry, his dirty shirt, the pocket ripped, buttons missing, stolen by Jack and hidden here inside Jack’s own shirt, the pair like two skins, one inside the other, two in one.

5) Complete this quote: "I wish I knew how to ____ you." Quit





The new Life of Pi: onscreen, in 3-D

When the film version of Life of Pi comes out in late 2012 (in 3-D!), watch for the scene where the older Piscine ‘Pi’ Molitor Patel (Irrfan Khan), now living in Canada, tells his amazing tiger tale to a journalist (Tobey Maguire). In the background, across a pond, there’s a man sitting on a bench, writing notes. That’s Life of Pi author Yann Martel, who shot his cameo in Montreal last month as the international production finally wrapped, after more than 100 days of shooting.

“They invited me to be an extra,” said Martel from his home in Saskatoon, where he is busy with a newborn (Lola) and a toddler (Theo). “It was quite fun.”

Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel charts a fantastical trip across the Pacific following a shipwreck. Pi, the 16-year-old son of a zookeeper, shares his lifeboat with a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker for 227 days (there are other animals too, to begin with).

The novel was a critical and commercial success, selling some seven million copies, but it’s been a roller-coaster ride for the film version. Since the rights were sold shortly after its 2001 release, various directors have been attached to the project, with Oscar-winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) ultimately signing on for the challenge of directing a film featuring, for the most part, a boy and a tiger in a little boat.

“He’s a perfect director for this kind of story,” says Martel. “He’s good at both the emotional detail but also he’s very adept at making complicated movies that demand special effects. So he’s good at the tight angle and the wide shot. ... And I like that it wasn’t someone who had the bluster that some American directors might have brought to the project.”

Read more: theglobeandmail.com





JAKE UPDATE




Jake Gyllenhall: He asked for it, he got it

Oscar-nominated US actor Jake Gyllenhaal witnessed a gang fight in Los Angeles when he joined the city police riding along with the cops as research for a new film, the LAPD said on Thursday.

Gyllenhaal, star of “Brokeback Mountain” and “Prince of Persia,” and actor Michael Peña are preparing for the coming film, “End of Watch,” which deals with a friendship between two police officers.

They decided to get up close and personal with Los Angeles police by joining the department to watch cops at work. But on Wednesday, they got a taste of reality when they witnessed a real-life gang fight.

The two actors were on patrol with a police unit in South Los Angeles—one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the sprawling metropolis— when a man was shot at by rival gang members in a park.

Read more: entertainment.inquirer.net     Watch the news video: latimesblog.latime.com





Hollywood Screen Kisses



The second video clip in our summer series
on 'Hollywood Screen Kisses' features two men
discovering sex in Bill Condon's 2004 film, Kinsey.

See the kissing scene on YouTube





BBM SCREENINGS


2011 Film Festival & Belfast Pride

We’ve teamed up with our friends at the Odeon cinema in Victoria Square to bring you another great LGBT film season this year.

All films start at 7:30pm and tickets are just £5 each.

Tuesday 19th July 2011

Brokeback Mountain

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

More info: belfastpride.com



Short Story to Big Screen Series at Tredyffrin Public Library

Where: 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Strafford, PA 19087 (Tredyffrin Public Library)

Date: August 2, 2011

Brokeback Mountain

Time: 6:30pm
 
This summer, as part of Tredyffrin Public Library's new Adult Summer Reading program "Novel Destinations", the library will show four feature films that have been adapted from short stories. The final film will be BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, directed by Ang Lee, 2005. The original short story by Annie Proulx is also titled "Brokeback Mountain".

Read the original story, then come to the library for a viewing of the film and an informal discussion facilitated by local film buffs Kate Currigan and Lori O'Connor. Copies of the short stories are available at Tredyffrin Public Library or in the Chester County Library System catalog. Explore the similarities and differences between the two mediums and see how well each story translates to the big screen.

More info: te.patch.com








Fun Question of the Week

This week's question:  What Hollywood movie star's contract included a morals clause that forbade "adulterous conduct or immoral relations" with men other than her husband?

Let us know your answer in the Response Thread.

Last week's question and answer: What unique money-saving attachments did Greta Garbo have installed in her Duesenberg automobile?

Lyle (Mooska) said: I am stumped! Unless it is some kind of grass cutters, 'cause didn't Greta always say: "I vant to be a lawn."?

It seems she vanted to protect her waluables, too, Lyle! The answer is SAFES. She had six of them installed in her luxury vehicle!




Quote of the Day


“Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.”

~ Greta Garbo ~




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Posted by andrew in Life Through The Lens 5




"And at last he saw the light, and clear clear water overhead; and up he came a thousand fathoms,
among clouds of sea-moths, which fluttered round his head. There were moths with pink
heads and wings and opal bodies, that flapped about slowly; moths with brown
wings that flapped about quickly; yellow shrimps that hopped and skipped
most quickly of all; and jellies of all the colours in the world, that
neither hopped nor skipped, but only dawdled and yawned,
and would not get out of his way. "


(Tom, in Charles Kingsley's Water-Babies)

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"That's your clue that things are about to get 'magically delicious!'"






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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011





Support mushrooms for schoolgirl gay rights group

MORE than 575 members have now joined the campaign for better gay rights at St Mary's Anglican Girls School in Perth.

The Facebook group swelled from about 40 members after The Sunday Times revealed on the weekend that past and present students of the leading Perth girls’ school had launched a campaign for the right to bring same-sex partners to their school formal.

A number of current and ex-St Mary’s students have jumped to the school’s defence on the page, while those of other schools have stepped forward to say the issue is more widespread.

Initially, the group started a Facebook page to argue for  gay rights after confronting school authorities and when their questions went unanswered and posts were deleted on the St Mary’s Old Girls Facebook page.

But they say school bosses are refusing to back down and have told them that bringing a same-sex partner to the school ball is "inappropriate".

WA Equal Opportunity Commissioner Yvonne Henderson said the school could be breaching the Equal Opportunities Act by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

Kia Groom, 24, who graduated from St Mary's in 2003 is leading the campaign. She said she formed the online group St Mary's Anglican Girls School Diversity this month.

"This started off as something we began in our own backyard but has grown to be so much bigger," Ms Groom said.

"The focus isn't just on St Mary's... There are so many other schools that discriminate on the basis of sexuality and there are a good number of students from various schools that have joined the group and support LGBTI people feeling comfortable and safe in a nurturing environment."

Other former students claimed the school chaplain, who is a member of the Facebook group and supported acceptance of gay students, was fired for being "too different" and "open-minded".

St Mary's declined to answer questions when contacted several times this week.

Visit the group's Facebook page.

Read more: heraldsun.com.au





Salt Lake City Film Society has tradition of LGBT cinema

When Brokeback Mountain, the award-winning film about two gay cowboys, was first released in Salt Lake, it was screened at only one movie theater in Utah, at the Broadway Centre Cinemas. The film broke all previous box-office sales and attracted hoards of moviegoers, gay and straight alike, said Tori Baker, executive director of the Salt Lake Film Society, which runs the Broadway Centre Cinemas as well as the Tower Theatre.

The commercial success was quickly noted by the management of the Larry Miller Megaplex Movie Theaters and was picked up to screen on the second weekend at select theaters. However, after the topic of the film was discovered, it was pulled from the docket and found to be too offensive. This was the same weekend the thrasher film about torture and human mutilation, Hostel, was widely released in the theaters.

“If it weren’t for the film society, there would have been no place to see Brokeback Mountain in Utah, despite an enormous desire from the members of the community,” Baker said. “And that is the exact purpose we want to serve: provide content that is free of commercial and other constraints that meet the needs of community access to artistic expression through film.”

Read more: qsaltlake.com







Just How Unrealistic is the "Tent" Sex Scene in "Brokeback Mountain"?

Q: I have a question regarding the first sex scene in Brokeback Mountain (in the tent). Has anybody been surprised about how easy and unreal that first sexual intercourse is? It may convince straight viewers, but no gay can believe it can be so easy for two virgin guys to "enter" the gay world! -- Gwenhaël

A: Well, keep in mind that this is movie sex which, we all know, is nothing whatsoever like real sex.

Still, I've written about this before, and was so curious about that particular scene that I even asked the movie's producer, James Schamus, if they "consulted" with anyone about the mechanics of it.

“We didn't hire anyone," he told me, “but [director] Ang [Lee] is not shy about his research on everything, from what kind of jeans shepherds wore back then to what the sex would be. I know he just talked to a lot of his friends and a lot of folks he met along the way until he was satisfied.”

But plenty of gay viewers were not satisfied. Since the principals involved with this movie are all straight (both male stars, the director, the producer, and both screenwriters), I suspect this was simply a case where no one involved knew the exact, uh, ins and outs of gay sex – and none of the Teamsters spoke up to correct them (wait, did I just say that out loud?!).

Read more: afterelton.com







Cathedral City's diversity inspires writer

When Gregory Hinton moved to Cathedral City to operate Zak's Bar with a former partner in 1977, he immediately fell in love with the desert community.

The 19-year-old discovered a diverse community with significant Latino and gay populations that would later influence his fiction writing. This was before Palm Springs got its reputation as a gay mecca, and neighboring Cathedral City was the place where many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in western Coachella Valley lived, worked and socialized.

“My first impression was, how fantastic that so many different communities can live in one place and what a hospitable place it must be,” Hinton said this week.
“At the time, all of the little businesses were owned by gays and lesbians,” he added.

It was the city's Latin and gay subcultures that sparked the inspiration for Hinton's first novel, “Cathedral City,” published in 2001 and its sequel, “Desperate Hearts,” published in 2002.

Both books were published by Kensington Publishing.

The novels explore the struggles of Mexican immigrants living in the small city and how they interact with the gay community.

The story reveals misconceptions about the stereotypes that Latino and LGBT residents face.

“It never felt like a culture clash to me; it just felt like ‘live and let live,'” Hinton, who now lives in LA, said about his years in Cathedral City. “There were more gay bars than churches in Cathedral City at the time.”

Read more: mydesert.com







Miley Cyrus gets inked for the gays

Miley Cyrus has gone on record in support of gay rights in the past, but this time she went with a decidedly more permanent statement. Last Friday, the singer tweeted a photo of her new tattoo, an equal sign on her right ringer finger, with the caption “All LOVE is equal.”

In a year where the “It Gets Better” videos have served as a very formal, very scripted (and, yes, very powerful) beacon of the gay rights landscape, Cyrus’s subtle nod is a quirky (and dare I even say refreshing?) political affirmation. If nothing else, she is, in her own way, breathing new life into the debate with the kind of nonchalance that only an 18-year-old can. Unfortunately for Miss Miley, announcing her new art didn’t turn out to be all peace, love, and rainbows.

Read more: popwatch.ew.com





Study looks at experiences of gay Mormons

"We've tried to develop a survey that was framed neutrally enough that people would be able to tell their stories, whatever their story is."

Evan Clayson came out as gay to his Mormon congregation from the pulpit in Houston earlier this year.

"I was asked to talk about how the Holy Ghost can be a comforter," the 24-year-old software developer said. "I talked about relying on the Holy Ghost to boost my self-esteem. ... It got a positive reaction. I had a couple of members give me hugs."

But like many gay Mormons, Clayson wasn't always so open, given the church's stance on homosexuality.

Like many faiths, Mormonism teaches that any sexual relationship outside of traditional marriage is a sin, and in the past, the church preached that homosexual feelings, alone, were a sin. One faith leader last year even suggested gays could change their sexual orientation through prayer.

So as a teen growing up in west Texas, Clayson skirted the issue with his parents, who are devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 10 children.
Watching television one day with his mother, Clayson said he pointed out that one of the "Survivor" cast members was both gay and Mormon.

"She said, `You can't be both,'" Clayson said.

It's a dilemma many gays in the church face as they struggle with their identities as both homosexual and religious faithful.

Read more: heraldextra.com







Dolly Parton issues apology following gay t-shirt incident at Dollywood

Country music entertainer and theme-park entrepreneur Dolly Parton has issued a public apology to a lesbian couple who claimed they were discriminated against recently when an employee at the Tennessee theme park “Dollywood” told one of the women that her “Marriage is so Gay” t-shirt was offensive to other visitors.

Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton, who married last year, said they were “in disbelief” when a gate host denied Odom admittance to the park until she changed her shirt.

Now Parton has released a statement to ABC News apologizing for the incident.

Read more: lgbtqnation.com







Cher fights homophobia via Twitter

65-year-old singer and icon Cher (too fabulous for a last name) erupted in gay-allied fury all over Minn. Rep. and presidential contender Michele Bachmann. Cher tweeted on Sunday night:

"Just got spam letter from M. Bachman! My reply ! Woman go bake 2 school take history ! & if I was on my deathbed & your best friend was JESUS!!! I WOULDNT VOTE 4 YOUR GAY HATING, BULLY LOVING , POSER CHRISTIAN ASS ! Got One From The TEA PARTY 2.l ! Head STILL SPINNING !Not HAPPY With Leaders.of DEMS & PRES. EIither wtf!"

Despite the heavy-handed misspellings—perhaps righteous fury has that effect?—Cher is echoing the sentiment that many in the gay community can vibe to: A sentiment that wonders how it is 2011 and a presidential hopeful can retain hope in an ever-diversifying nation and still be married to a man whose clinic still practices conversion therapy.

Read more: thegavoice.com





JAKE SPLASH


A Brief Look Back at Jake's Rocky Musical Past

Above: Jake as he appeared in Jamie Foxx's rap video, "Blame It." Below, top to bottom: Jake "singing" a song called "Between My Legs" with Rufus Wainwright;  Jake singing in a dress on Saturday Night Live; Jake interlocking arms and getting down with his buddy Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons; Jake strolling in NYC with then-girlfriend Taylor Swift. Last photo: Jake's other ex-girlfriend Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line."

Check out even more Jake pics in Jake's Eyelashes Volume 19
















Hollywood Screen Kisses



Well, here's an 'Almost A Hollywood Screen Kiss' by a crackling campfire (sound familiar?)
from Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho, starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves.

You can't help but wonder what BBM might have been like if Van Sant directed instead of Ang Lee.

Here's a delightful deleted campfire scene from the same movie.





BBM SCREENING



Short Story to Big Screen Series at Tredyffrin Public Library

Where: 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Strafford, PA 19087 (Tredyffrin Public Library)

Date: August 2, 2011

Brokeback Mountain

Time: 6:30pm
 
This summer, as part of Tredyffrin Public Library's new Adult Summer Reading program "Novel Destinations", the library will show four feature films that have been adapted from short stories. The final film will be BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, directed by Ang Lee, 2005. The original short story by Annie Proulx is also titled "Brokeback Mountain".

Read the original story, then come to the library for a viewing of the film and an informal discussion facilitated by local film buffs Kate Currigan and Lori O'Connor. Copies of the short stories are available at Tredyffrin Public Library or in the Chester County Library System catalog. Explore the similarities and differences between the two mediums and see how well each story translates to the big screen.

More info: te.patch.com








Fun Question of the Week

This week's question:  What was the first Western to win the Best Picture Oscar?

A. Stagecoach   B. Cimarron   C. In Old Arizona   D. The Ox-Bow Incident

Let us know your answer in the Response Thread.

Last week's question and answer: What Hollywood movie star's contract included a morals clause that forbade "adulterous conduct or immoral relations" with men other than her husband?

Thanks to huntinbuddy for this verified info: I remember reading some article a number of years ago about this.  It was Gloria Swanson.

Thanks also to forum member kathy for her additional insight: **I don't think it just Gloria. Will Hays in the 1920's (The Hays Code) along with the major movie moguls instituted a "morals clause" warning that actors & actresses should behave morally off the screen.

In the 1930's when Jos. Breen and the Breen Organization took over - boy did he take over - the morals clause still existed. In the later '30's some very famous couples were thought to be living together - e.g. C. Gable and C. Lombard, R. Taylor and B. Stanwyck, L. Olivier and V. Leigh, C. Chaplin and P. Goddard - and soon after they were "told" to get married. All did; but there was always confusion as to whether Chaplin & Goddard ever married.  IMO they did not.**  

Gloria Swanson in her New York apartment, 1972. Photo by Allan Warren




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which was a few days before, we also went to the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House..."




Quote of the Day





“The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain,
but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in
the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain”


~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~




Keepin' It Cowboy

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Photo Caption of the Day


Posted by chapeaugris, from the French Speakers thread. An oldie but a goodie!


Why most people in France don't get Brokeback Mountain



1. Where's the cheese, bread, wine and dried sausages?



2. Why didn't they stop and get a condom from the
dispenser outside the pharmacy?




3. Couldn't he just drop the kids at the halte garderie in town?

(Municipal day care center where you can leave
your child for a couple hours while you run errands.)




4. If he worked for Electricité de France he'd have 4 weeks paid vacation
(back then -- it's 5 weeks now). He could have 3 high-altitude fucks a year
plus 1 family vacation to keep Alma off his back.




5. When you have a third child you get even more money from
the government for 3 years if the mother quits her job to raise it.







Contributors: huntinbuddy, kathy, janjo, chapeaugris




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Chicago premiere of “Beyond Brokeback” Nov. 13

Chicago premiere of Beyond Brokeback at Auditorium Theatre celebrates role of LGBT community in attaining equality for all

Contributions made by the LGBT community in attaining the American dream of inclusiveness and equality for all will be celebrated Nov. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway) with a screening of the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain and the Chicago premiere of Beyond Brokeback.

Joining the Chicago History Museum’s ongoing year-long exhibit, Out in Chicago, Roosevelt’s day-long program will feature a 2 p.m. screening of the Academy Award-winning film Brokeback Mountain, followed by a 4:35 p.m. panel discussion with makers of the film and a 5:35 p.m. staged reading with music of messages, essays and poetry that have been inspired by the landmark movie. Attendees are invited to come and go as they like during the event.

“It has been a little more than five years since Brokeback Mountain captured our nation’s conscience and imagination. With this production of Beyond Brokeback, we are not only remembering the movie, but we are also embracing its impact and a desire to be inclusive, which is in keeping with Roosevelt University’s historic mission of social justice,” said Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

One of Hollywood’s highest-grossing romance films of all time, Brokeback Mountain tells the story of a complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West between 1963 and 1983, and is based on a short story written by Annie Proulx.
 
Its award-winning director, Ang Lee, screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry and producer James Schamus have been invited to participate in the panel discussion on the impact the movie has had since its release in 2005.

Adapted for the stage by Gregory Hinton, and based on a book by the same name, Beyond Brokeback is a staged reading with music. It features excerpts of poignant and humorous messages, essays and poetry that were written by contributors to the Ultimate Brokeback Forum discussion website.  

Original music is by composer Shawn Kirchner and director of the production is David Zak, an instructor in The Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. Students and faculty from Roosevelt’s theatre conservatory, working alongside several celebrity actors, also will have parts in the Chicago premiere, which is being presented for the first time in the Midwest and only the third time ever in the United States.

Tickets are $15, $20 and $25, and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com or at the box office of the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. For information, call 312-922-2110.

Source: bestgaychicago.com







Man hopes for big profit from unique license plate

A former Del Mar resident is attempting to sell the rights to a personalized license plate that he's had for almost a quarter century.

His license plate is a perfect seven characters and reads "DEL MAR."

"I had a gentleman that was offering me $20,000 for it for about five years ago," said John Chambers, the man who has had the "DEL MAR" license plate for the past 22 years. "I just didn't need the money and didn't want to sell them, so I didn't."

Chambers lived in Del Mar for nearly his entire life.

"I lived in Del Mar, went to school there my entire life," Chambers said. "I was a Del Martian. I remember walking home and seeing Jimmy Durante sitting in front of the drug store and going up to Zell's Liquor and getting a piece of a bubble gum."

Read more: fox5sandiego.com





Cody Institute awards resident fellowship to Gregory Hinton for "Out West at the BBHC"

Wyomingarts wrote in the spring about Gregory Hinton’s project, Beyond Brokeback. UW Theatre and Dance Professor John J. O'Hagan directed a one-hour staged reading of Beyond Brokeback for the 15th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice on April 8 at UW in Laramie.

Beyond Brokeback was adapted for the stage by Hinton from the book Beyond Brokeback: Impact of a Film written by Members of the Ultimate Brokeback Forum, a web community which formed in the aftermath of the release of the award-winning film, Brokeback Mountain. The story was written by Wyoming author Annie Proulx. It was first published in The New Yorker and was in her book Close Range: Wyoming Stories.

The Ultimate Brokeback Forum, comprised of people from all walks of life -- country, city, gay, straight, men, women, young, old -- received over 500,000 posts in the first year. Excerpts of essays, poetry and music inspired by the film was presented along with the song "Meet Me on the Mountain," written by noted composer Shawn Kirchner.

Beyond Brokeback was originally performed at the Autry National Center Museum of the American West in Los Angeles on December 11, 2010, in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Ang Lee's seminal western film, Brokeback Mountain.

Greg Hinton will be bringing his expertise to his hometown of Cody this fall. He sent this news release:

I am very proud to announce that the Cody Institute of Western American Studies at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has selected me for a Resident Fellowship for my abstract "Out West at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center."  

 “Telling stories, sharing culture, and staking claim to the mother lode of Western American history for all diverse cultures is the mission of Out West. In particular, scholarship before the twentieth century in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender western studies is incomplete and therefore underserved. A survey of the hidden histories of these communities through the examination of the vast assets of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center will lay an important foundation for future scholars in this unique, fascinating, and expanding area of Western American Studies."

This award was highly competitive and I am honored and frankly humbled to be included. I hope to take my residency in November/December of 2011 and report my findings with an article and/or documentary and a public presentation in the fall of 2012. I am particularly grateful to the Autry National Center for their early generosity and vision. Thanks to you all for your interest and encouragement in the Mission of Out West.

Source: wyomingarts.blogspot.com







QUEENS & COWBOYS: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo

"An honest to God rodeo with just a little more panache."

"QUEENS & COWBOYS: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo" chronicles the 2011 season of the International Gay Rodeo Association through the lens of a straight, city-raised filmmaker. Roping and riding in 15 rodeos across north America this year alone, the IGRA's courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals in October. And along the way, they'll bust every stereotype in the book.

But it's more than just cowboys and rodeos. The film will expose the world to the unsung gay community of both the old and new west. Examining where our country currently stands on the issue of gay rights, this uniquely American subject will explore how far we’ve come, and what challenges we still have ahead.

Read more and watch the trailer: kickstarter.com







Michelle Williams Walks The Gauntlet As Monroe

Michelle Williams slinks through the paparazzi as Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe in a new shot from the forthcoming My Week with Marilyn, in theaters November 4. Check out the replay of film history...

Read more: etonline.com





In Memory Of Amy Winehouse - Five More Stars Gone Too Soon

As the world was slowly coming to terms with the devastating scale of the tragedy taking place in Norway ... news broke of a smaller-scale, but no less tragic event in Camden. At the ridiculously young age of 27 years old, Amy Winehouse had passed away, leaving behind memories and recordings of a singing voice and a performing ability that is surely peerless within her generation.

At times like this, as we mourn the loss of so imperious a talent and lament the waste of such rare potential, our minds turn to others cut off in their prime, people whose lives were lost before they had really got going. So I offer a few examples of screen actors who were lost to us before they had reached the heights to which they undoubtedly would have ascended. This is of course not to say that I don't grieve the loss of many others, that their deaths are not also truly tragic. The sad truth is that far too many to number have died before their time from the worlds of music, film, television and the like.

Even Mozart was only 35 when he died.

Read more: huffingtonpost.co.uk






Vintage Photos

This is my uncle, John Barron, standing on the shore of the village of Equihen, France, where he and my father grew up.
 
John was a true sartorialist; when the other kids were running around in shorts and espadrilles, he would carefully craft an ensemble to wear to the beach. His cravat here is probably one of my grandfather’s oversized handkerchiefs. One of John’s best friends was a Parisienne who came to Equihen for her summers; she scandalized the village by promenading down the main street in beach pajamas. It was the first time the village women had seen a lady wearing trousers.
 
John was killed in a torpedo attack during World II. A couple of years ago, I got to see his diary, which was filled with expressions of longing for his boyfriend, a British army officer serving in South Africa. It was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever read.

Read more: thesartorialist.com







Sean Hayes NBC comedy landing 'Rescue Me' co-creator (and guess what it's about?)

Sean Hayes’ return to TV just took another big step forward. The project is near a deal to sign Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan and his writer partner Michael Wimer — and wait until you hear what it’s about.

Tolan will serve as a writer and executive producer on the show, which will be produced by Universal Media Studios and Sony Pictures TV. EW has also learned the mysterious project’s logline: The untitled family comedy follows two men tasked with raising a 12-year-old son. If that broadcast sitcom concept sounds familiar, it’s because you haven’t heard the twist yet: The two dads are a gay couple.

Read more: insidetv.ew.com





JAKE NEWS





Jake Gyllenhaal loves having the chance to “tell stories that [he] cares about”

“I’m in the business of playing characters. That’s what I’m in,” he told OK! magazine.

“That’s what I want to try and do. The ability to tell stories that you care about, it does give you a great opportunity to do that.”

Read more: musicrooms.net





Jake Gyllenhaal: 'Source Code' Tops DVD Sales Chart!

Jake’s recent film Source Code came out on DVD and Blu-ray last month and has soared to the top of the charts.

In its first week of release, Source Code sold a total of 385,656 copies, easily taking the number one position on the chart.

Read and see more: justjared.buzznet.com





Hollywood Screen Kisses



Okay, so this isn't exactly Hollywood, but here's a gay kiss from BBC's "Toast"

Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) portrays
Nigel Slater in the BBC drama set in 1960's Britain. This is the scene where he kisses Stuart.

Watch the kiss on YouTube








Fun Question of the Week

This week's question:  Which of these female recording artists was the first to achieve 32 consecutive top ten hits in the UK?

A. Kate Bush
B. Dusty Springfield
C. Madonna
D. Annie Lennox
E. Mariah Carey


Let us know your answer in the Response Thread.

Last week's question and answer: What was the first Western to win the Best Picture Oscar?

kathy provided the correct answer!

"The first western to win a Best Picture Oscar is "Cimarron" (1930-1931). It stars Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Wesley Ruggles was the director; RKO Radio pictures released it.

"I always liked Cimarron a lot. Richard Dix is so handsome, we always saw his chest, and his name in the movie is "Yancey Cravat" - what a name! And it was Irene Dunne's first movie; she looks very pretty. I saw it again recently on TCM and it is as good as I remember."




Post of the Day

Posted by CellarDweller115 in Is society really as accepting as it claims?

Hiya DCFers!

I have a video that I think you'll like.

Members of the IGRA  (International Gay Rodeo Association) have put together an "It Gets Better" video.

I spoke to one of the guys who was one of the principals in the video (Todd - a friend of Rich & Gene -he's the last guy you see in the video - and the man who wrote/scripted the video) and he asked that I put it here, he thinks you all will like it.

Hope you do!




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"early morning view over the fields"




Quote of the Day


“My sexuality has never been a problem to me
but I think it has been for other people.”


~ Dusty Springfield ~




Keepin' It Cowboy

Posted by huntinbuddy in Go West!






Photo Caption of the Day

Posted by AZ.bbm in Photo Captioning Fun 6

Change Is Good?



"Come on, Jack, it's ME,  your ol' buddy, Ennis... Remember?!





Contributors: Kittyhawk, kathy, CellarDweller115, conny, huntinbuddy, AZ.bbm




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Roosevelt University, Chicago - November 13, 2011


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Check out Forum Footnotes below for more info on the upcoming Beyond Brokeback event in Chicago!





What's in a Chinese Director's Name? Plenty!

Hollywood is full of immigrants from Europe and Asia, not to mention Africa and South America -- but when it comes to the name game, what is the proper order for family names in English?

Should we refer to Taiwanese director as Lee Ang (Mr. Lee is his formal name, being the descendant of a long line of Lees in China and Taiwan) or should we bow to convention and call him Ang Lee?

What do the credits on his early movies say? When he got an Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain," what did the inscription say: Ang Lee or Lee Ang?

And what about the actress Bai Ling: Should we write her name as Ling Bai? And is it Li Gong or Gong Li? Or Zhang Yiyi or Yiyi Zhang?

What do the Hollywood trades have to say about proper name calling on the printed page and in movie credits?

Let me tell you something: ''Word order'' matters -- especially with Chinese and Taiwanese names when written or pronounced in English in the US or Europe.

Read more: reuters.com







Anne Hathaway Set as 'Fantine' for LES MISERABLES Film?

Anne Hathaway was last associated with LES MISERABLES when she belted out her own version of "On My Own" at February's Oscar ceremony to past host Hugh Jackman. Now, BroadwayWorld.com's reliable sources tell us that at Jackman's pushing, she is now set to take on the role of Fantine in the eagerly anticipated film version of the epic musical.

In addition to hosting this year's Oscars and being set to appear in the upcoming Batman: The Dark Night sequel, Anne Hathaway's film credits include 'The Princess Diaries,' 'Brokeback Mountain,' 'The Devil Wears Prada,' 'Becoming Jane,' 'Alice in Wonderland,' and 'Rachel Getting Married,' for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Hathaway played Viola in Shakespeare in the Park's 2009 production of TWELFTH NIGHT. She also appeared as Lili in CARNIVAL! at Encores, and was in some of the workshops for last season's PROMISES, PROMISES.

Read more: broadwayworld.com





Census Reveals Gay People are Shockingly… Normal

According to new census figures, the number of people reporting that they are living with a same-sex partner has risen 52 percent in the last decade. That’s almost 902,000 people who are living all across the United States. Even here in my own incredibly conservative state of South Carolina, the number of same-sex couples increased and a quarter of them are raising children.

It’s those kinds of facts that have right-wing media like the Christian Post scratching their heads, with headlines like this that rival anything over at The Onion:

“Gay Couples Spread in U.S., Behave Like Straight Couples”

Um, yeah, well, duh. What exactly are gay couples supposed to act like? Wild hyenas? The story that follows that headline would be just as funny if it didn’t signal the death knell for the religious right’s jihad against gays and lesbians.

The article marvels that:

"According to the research, many same-sex couples are doing something straight couples have been doing for generations: getting older, having kids, and moving to the suburbs...

"These trends, both the spread of gay people living openly, and of gay populations mirroring trends in the straight population, are playing out nationwide."


That makes gays and lesbians seem somehow, oddly, oh, I don’t know, human. We age, we have kids, we move to the suburbs! Who knew?

Read more: religiondispatches.org







Imran Khan wants to do a Brokeback Mountain

Imran Khan is ready to play a gay character in the desi version of Brokeback Mountain.

The actor in an interview to Bombay Dost the first legal gay magazine said he has no reservations playing a homosexual character. When asked what would his reaction be when offered Brokeback he said, " Sure, why not! As an actor, the only thing that I look for is the chance to play an interesting character."

He added it was flattering to be labeled a gay icon and said, "While it's certainly flattering to be called a gay icon, I feel that it's a tag I have not earned. I have always been a supporter of gay rights, but the truth is that I have not really done anything significant for the LGBT community. There are many people who are far more deserving than me."

Read more: indiatimes.com





Michele Bachmann was just joking about hurricane being message from god: spokeswoman

Michele Bachmann was only joking around when she said the recent earthquake and hurricane were a message from God to scare Congress into action, her spokeswoman said.

The backtracking Republican had her mouthpiece explain her humor to the Talking Points Memo website on Monday after the St. Petersburg Times reported her comments at a weekend campaign rally in Florida. ...

Politico.com pointed out that her joke was poorly timed, even if it was meant to be funny. Hurricane Irene has reportedly contributed to at least 32 to deaths.

Even if the statement was in jest, Bachmann wasn't the only conservative to say that the hurricane was a message from God.

On Saturday, radio host Glenn Beck said the hurricane was a "blessing," and last week Pat Robertson said the earthquake that caused a crack to form in the Washington Monument was God's way of expressing his displeasure with U.S. politics.

Read more: nydailynews.com







Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Wins Best Video With a Message -- MTV VMAs 2011

During the MTV VMA pre-show, it was announced that opening performer Lady Gaga had won the 'Best Video With a Message' award at the 2011 VMAs. The pop starlet has always encouraged her "little monsters" to be themselves, regardless of their sexual orientation, shape or size -- and it was the video for 'Born This Way' that sent her album of the same name to the top of the charts.

Gaga beat out Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love the Way You Lie,' Taylor Swift's 'Mean' and several others for the top title.

The cinematic video for 'Born This Way' finds Mother Monster musing on the beginnings of good and evil and rocking prosthetic shoulder attachments and triangular cheek bones.

Read more and watch a video of Gaga performing "You and I" as Jo Calderone: blog.music.aol.com





GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says gay community is waging jihad on him

GOP presidential longshot Rick Santorum believes the "gay community" is waging "jihad" against him because of his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Santorum said Friday that gays have targeted him since he became an outspoken critic of the Supreme Court decision that struck down state laws banning sodomy, The Hill newspaper reported.

"So the gay community said: 'He's comparing gay sex to incest and polygamy; how dare he do this,' and they have gone out on a, I would argue, jihad against Rick Santorum since then," Santorum was quoted as saying.

"I said, 'This is a napkin. A napkin is what a napkin is. It isn't a paper towel. It isn't a car.' You can call a napkin a car, but it doesn't make it a car. You can call a paper towel a chair, but it doesn't make it a chair. Marriage is what marriage is."

Read more: nydailynews.com





JAKE NEWS





Jake Gyllenhaal Yearbook Photos

Wait! The pics above are clearly a joke. Click this link to see Jake's REAL yearbook photos!

Read more: popsugar.com



Jake Gyllenhaal exes Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon bond on lunch date

Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon have more in common that just blonde hair and bubbly personalities.

This could be why the two stars who both dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, have been bonding lately.

The country cutie and the actress were spotted out together for lunch at Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, California on Friday.

Read more: dailymail.co.uk





Hollywood Screen Kisses



Just in case you missed the movie, here's one of Colin Farrell's kiss scenes from "At Home at the End of the World."









Brokeback Mountain Screening in Washington DC

The Atlas presents a Summer Film Series each year and is a venue for festivals such as DC Shorts and the Environmental Film festival.

Thursday, Sept. 1 brings the final film, Ang Lee's 2005 adaptation of Annie Proulx's short story Brokeback Mountain. While unleashing a torrent of "I wish I could quit you" gay-cowboy jokes on a tittering nation, all the jokes in the world were unable to lessen the impact of the final images of lost love and loneliness. And yet as much as Brokeback Mountain was about the love of two men, it was about the destruction that the closet wreaks on everyone it touches -- gay and straight.

When: Sept. 1st, 2011 at 8pm

Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, Washington D.C.

Tickets are free, except for a $2 booking fee. Call (202) 399-7993 or visit atlasarts.org for more info.



Post of the Day

Posted by BayCityJohn in Beyond Brokeback - Roosevelt University, Chicago - November 13, 2011

Dearest All,

I would LOVE to attend. Chicago is one of my most favorite big cities.

My little girl is having her first baby, due 11/11/11, in Rhode Island. If Sophia Camilla comes early, I may be able to, otherwise, please know that my heart will also be with every single one of you.

Wishing you all good things.......

---Diana Ossana



Are you planning on attending the event in Chicago? Check into the official gathering thread and let us know! You'll find information on hotels, travel, dining, and more.



Fun Question of the Week

This week's question:  What famous vocalist formed his first band at the age of 12, dedicated an album to his pets, and has a type of flower named in his honor?

Let us know your answer in the Response Thread.

Last week's question and answer: Which of these female recording artists was the first to achieve 32 consecutive top ten hits in the UK?

After going through the list of five nominees, huntinbuddy responded correctly: "I'm going to go with C., Madonna....final answer." CellarDweller115, who we all know is a Madonna fan, wholeheartedly agrees, chiming in with his wisdom, and saying: "I'm gonna have to back you up on this one, Charlie."

Check out their posts the Response Thread for more information on pop music and the Material Girl. Also, in belated, related news, Jer009 thinks that The Oxbow Incident is an excellent movie!





In Memoriam

Fellow forum member and former moderator Dal has passed on.

Please leave your thoughts and memories here.




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"Sunbathing Rudbeckia"



Quote of the Day




“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want.
That's why they don't get what they want.”


~ Madonna ~




Keepin' It Cowboy

Posted by CellarDweller115 in Go West!






Photo Caption of the Day

Posted by RickB in Photo Captioning Fun 6

Dang, that's good whiskey!



Ennis:
Where the hell is my damn trailer?
It was here, just a minute ago.





Contributors: BayCityJohn, Trigger Hippie, CellarDweller115, RickB




Calendar of Events

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Beyond Brokeback & Brokeback Mountain
Roosevelt University, Chicago - November 13, 2011


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