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The Daily Sheet September - October 2012
« on: September 03, 2012, 08:41:58 PM »



Tuesday, September 4th, 2012





New Zealand’s Parliament Votes in Favour of Gay Marriage Law







New Zealand Parliament has voted 70 to 40 in favor for the first step in legalizing gay marriage.

The vote on Wednesday took place in front of a full gallery, and is the first vote of three that Parliament must take to legalize gay marriage.

Recent polls show that about 2/3 of New Zealanders are in favor of gay marriage, and if the law is approved, NZ will become the 12 country since 2001 to legalize it.

NZ already offers civil unions for gay couples, but gay activists argue that couples in civil unions don't get the same protections as married couples.  Gay couples in civil unions can not jointly adopt children, and marriage will allow them to do so.

New Zealand’s parliament votes in favour of gay marriage law








Erase The Red "X"







I would like to thank you all for your responses to my project "Erase The Red X". 

The thread I have started with is "Photo Captioning's Greatest Hits" and the thread is 89 pages long.  I've already gotten up to page 25, and have been able to replace many of the broken links, but some still remain.

Aside from this, I've been able to follow the link from the quote to the original post in the first Photo Captioning Thread, and have been able to fix the broken links there as well.

I do plan on moving to other P-Caps threads later on and try to repair whatever broken links I can.

If you are in the "Photo Captioning's Greatest Hits" thread, and you see an image missing, and you can remember what image was there, or have a suitable replacement, send me a PM with all the specifics, and I'll make the repairs.






Brokies Take Manhattan to See Jake Gyllenhaal's Play - Care To Join Us?







Jake Gyllenhaal's US stage debut at the Roundabout Theater is underway and getting positive reviews.  Of course, Brokies can't let this opportunity pass them by.

On Saturday, September 22nd, approximately 17 Brokies will be spending the day in NYC.  Dinner is planned, and we all have tickets to see If There Is, I Haven't Found It Yet.  After the show, there will be a Q & A, but it is not definite that Jake will be part of the Q & A.

We have two extra tickets for that show, as well as two tickets for the day before (Friday 9/21) and if anyone is interested in these tickets, please contact me directly.  This is a first come-first serve basis, and the cost of the tickets is $100.00 a piece.







Camp For Transgender Kids Builds Trust






Opened in 2010 in Connecticut, Camp Aranu’tiq is a nonprofit camp that caters to transgendered kids. 

The founder and director of Camp Aranu'tiq is Nick Teich, a transgendered male who wanted to create a safe-haven for these kids.  The camp generally doesn't allow media on the grounds, but recently they allowed a Globe reporter and photographer on the grounds for a day.

Teich was born female, and had been involved with camp for a number of years, eventually becoming a camp counselor.  However, after he transitioned to male, he received a call from the camp saying it would be best if he didn't come back to his position "for the sake of the children", and this was the reason he created Camp Aranu'tig.

Camp for transgender kids builds trust







Anne Hathaway is 'Breathtaking'







December brings us the highly anticipated release of the musical movie version of Les Misérables

The movie contains an all-star cast and has been nearly 30 years in the making.  The cast includes:  Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eddie Redmayne.

Director Tom Hooper recently had an interview with MTV, and he discusses auditions, rumored cast members, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine, the coincidence of her getting the part, and a particular piece of wardrobe that Anne wore on the first day of filming.

He also discusses Anne singing "I Dreamed a Dream", describing it as "breathtaking", and going into the amount of preparation that Anne has done for the role.



Anne Hathaway Is 'Breathtaking' In 'Les Miserables,' Director Gushes







Michelle Obama To Address Gay Luncheon At Democratic Conference








The White House has announced on Sunday that First Lady Michelle Obama will be meeting with several national and local gay rights groups on Wednesday at a luncheon in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mrs. Obama will be speaking at 12:40 pm and the event is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, National Stonewall Democrats, the National Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Equality North Carolina and the DNC's LGBT caucus.



Michelle Obama To Address Gay Luncheon At Democratic Conference







Gustavo Santaolalla To Speak At Billboard Conference







The Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference will be taking place at the W Hotel  in Hollywood this year, October 24th and 25th.  Taking part in the panel discussion this year will award winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

Besides his award-winning work on Brokeback Mountain, Motorcycle Diaries and Babel, Santaolalla will discuss his latest film score, On the Road, his work with nuevo tango group Bajofondo and his solo album that will be released in 2013.

The conference will include panel discussions,  Q&A, networking opportunities, and live performances.

After winning Oscars for Brokeback Mountain and Babel, Santaolalla became only the fifth composer to win back-to-back score Oscars


Gustavo Santaolalla, Award-Winning Composer, To Speak At Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film And TV Music Conference







The Places We've Been





DCF member IngmarNiceBbMt (Ingmar) has been posting pics of his recent trip to the Pyrenees.

You can see all of Ingmar's images in the thread below.

The Places We've Been - Pictures from Abroad and Travelogues


2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: IngmarNiceBbMt, CellarDweller115





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Re: The Daily Sheet September - October 2012
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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012





Remembering September 11th









Today marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th.

TDS would like to take a moment to remember all those who lost their lives and loved ones that day.

If anyone has any memories, thoughts or ideas they want to share, please click the link below to go to our thread set up for that purpose, reopened for a 24 hour period.



In Memoriam - September 11, 2001 (Reopened for 24 Hours)








Jake Gyllenhaal Talks ‘End Of Watch’ At Toronto Premiere







Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is currently in Canada for the Toronto Film Festival, for the premier of his new film, End Of Watch.

The film is generally getting very positive reviews, the most recently from The Guardian which gives the film four stars.

Jake talks about how he prepared for the film, including working with the LA police.

End Of Watch will hit U.S. theaters on September 21, 2012.



Jake Gyllenhaal Talks ‘End Of Watch’ At Toronto Premiere






Hundreds Rally For Gay Marriage in Portland, Maine





Gay marriage supporters in Maine are now stepping up their fight to make marriage legal in Maine this election cycle.

Hundreds of gay marriage advocates gathered Monday at Portland City Hall to launch a ‘‘Yes on One’’ referendum push over the next eight weeks leading to the Nov. 6 election. Mainers United for Marriage will follow up with a $100,000, weeklong television campaign beginning Tuesday.

Maine Legislature legalized gay marriage in 2009, but the law was overturned just one year later with a "people's veto" vote.

Gay marriage opponents are also stepping up their efforts. The Roman Catholic Church has kicked off a series of meetings to promote its view of marriage being between a man and a woman. And the National Organization for Marriage has made a $500,000 matching contribution to fight same-sex marriage.

Hundreds rally for gay marriage in Portland, Maine








Brokies Take Manhattan to See Jake Gyllenhaal's Play - Care To Join Us?







Two Jake stories in one issue of TDS!!!  There is still time to get in on seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in NYC with the Brokies!  Maybe we'll make a weekend of it and see End of Watch too!

On Saturday, September 22nd, approximately 17 Brokies will be spending the day in NYC.  Dinner is planned, and we all have tickets to see If There Is, I Haven't Found It Yet.  After the show, there will be a Q & A, but it is not definite that Jake will be part of the Q & A.

We have two extra tickets for that show, as well as two tickets for the day before (Friday 9/21) and if anyone is interested in these tickets, please contact me directly.  This is a first come-first serve basis, and the cost of the tickets is $100.00 a piece.







Gay marriage: NFL's Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chris Kluwe play offense





Two pro football players have stepped into the national spotlight with their support of gay marriage.

It all started when Baltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo made a statement in an interview that he was for marriage equality.  

Not long after, Maryland Legislature's Emmett C. Burns Jr. issued a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti two weeks ago.  In the letter he said":  “As a Delegate to the Maryland General Assembly and a Baltimore Ravens Football fan, I find it inconceivable that one of your players, Mr. Brendon Ayanbadejo, would publicly endorse Same-Sex marriage, specifically, as a Raven Football player,” wrote Burns, a Democrat and a Baptist pastor. He proceeded to argue that it was not Ayanbadejo’s place as a linebacker to step into a controversial political issue.

While others in the NFL have come to Ayanbadejo's support,  Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has joined in with a foulmouthed Deadspin op-ed in support of Ayanbadejo and against Burns that has gone massively viral.

Gay marriage: NFL's Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chris Kluwe play offense







Out Troops Haven't Negatively Affected Military





The first anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell is upon us, and the first academic study of the policy change has found that the repeal hasn't affected retention, recruitment, or harassment in the military.

The definitive statement of the study was:

The repeal of  DADT has had no overall negative impact  on military readiness or its component dimensions, including cohesion, recruitment, retention, assaults, harassment or morale.

This statement basically refutes comments of DADT supporters, who always argued that letting gay troops serve openly would have a negative impact on our Armed Forces.

Letting gays and lesbians serve openly hasn't hurt the military, study finds







Political Video during Madonna's MDNA Tour






Madonna's MDNA tour has hit America after being overseas for the past 4 months.  

During one of her costume changes, Madonna's dancers take the stage while her song "Nobody Knows Me" plays, and a corresponding video flashes images.

Aside from images of violence, war, assorted political leaders, Madonna has also included images of gay pride parades, gay couples kissing, and a montage of gay youths who have committed suicide due to anti-gay bullying.  

The montage lasts approximately 20 seconds and the images that appear are:  Asher Brown, Robbie Kirkland, Seth Walsh, Tyler Clementi, Brandon Bitner, Kenneth James Weishuhn,  and Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover.  As the images change, the dancers (one for each person) appears to kill themselves and drop to the stage.

If you would like to see the full video, click the link below to a version uploaded on YouTube.  If you just want to see the images of the young men, the montage starts at approximately the 1:40 time mark.




Political Video during Madonna's MDNA Tour










Thread Spotlight - The Collectibles Corner



So, do you  have another obsession besides Brokeback Mountain?  Care to share it with us?  We have a thread just for this topic, it's called "Collectibles Corner."

This thread holds descriptions and images of things that members have posted, to show of their collections.  Whether they be drawings, autographs, records, books, pottery, comics, animation cels, or even figurines of your favorite animals.



Collectibles Corner – Showcasing and discussing everything collectible




2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012





Producer of Gay Play Let Out of Uganda Jail





Uganda is a conservative East African country where homosexual acts are a crime, and some lawmakers are pushing to extend the sentence to life imprisonment.

Three days ago, British play producer David Cecil was arrested for staging a play about a gay man.  David was released today, however, the situation has not been resolved.  He is scheduled to return to court on October 18th and his passport has been confiscated.  

It is possible that he can face up to two years in a Ugandan prison.

Cecil operates a small theater and bar in Kampala and has lived in Uganda with his girlfriend and two children for at least three years.  He previously told reporters he is not a gay activist, but he is driven to produce great art and simply wanted to contribute to Uganda’s theatrical tradition with a drama about a little discussed, but very real issue faced by people who are gay in Uganda.

Gay Play Producer Let Out of Uganda Jail







The Front Runner Available as E-Book









Patricia Nell Warren's book, The Front Runner was published in 1974 and is a love story that explores homosexuality in American sports.

Although the title refers to another character, The Front Runner is the story of Harlan Brown, the track coach at fictitious Prescott College, a new, small, progressive, experimental private liberal arts college sixty miles from New York City.

The story begins in late 1974 and ends in early 1978, with occasional flashbacks giving information about Brown's past. When the story begins, Brown is thirty-nine years old, an ex-Marine, a graduate of Villanova University (where he both ran and coached track), and a rigidly closeted homosexual. Six years earlier he was forced to leave an important head coaching position at Penn State University because of untrue accusations of sexual misconduct from a male student on his track team.

The news of the availability of The Front Runner for Kindle was broken by the author on her Facebook page, where she left this statement:

"The Front Runner is now available on Kindle. Facebook Friends are the first to know, since so many of you asked for the eBook. It's reasonably priced too! Heartfelt thanks to all the thousands of readers who kept this novel continuously in print since 1974."

To purchase The Front Runner, just click the link below.

Amazon.com






Protest Over Brokeback at High School







Hinsdale South High School English teacher Kristin Wimsatt had a lesson plan that included showing American Beauty and Brokeback Mountain.  Little did she know that this would cause protests.

A Christian group called The Illinois Family Institute is protesting the use of the two films in the class, on the grounds that they contain "offensive images of immoral sexuality and violence."

Wimsatt's opinion is that "I have often contended that when students consume films of a more graphic nature in a safe and structured classroom environment, they have an opportunity to process the content in a more thoughtful way, as opposed to a point in his life when he is more likely to watch it alone or with friends and not be able to have mature conversations about it."

Family Group Protests High School Teacher Showing 'Brokeback Mountain' in Class








Alan Turing Monopoly Board







A special edition of the Monopoly game is being produced by Bletchley Park, the Alan Turing Monopoly Board.

Turing’s face adorns ten pound note, and the board's design is based on a unique hand-drawn board in Park museum – a board Turing himself played upon (and lost).  

Alan Mathison Turing was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, giving a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.  Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

It has not yet been determined if the game will make any mention of Turing's homosexuality, but this is the first special edition of Monopoly to honor a gay person.

Bletchley Park Launches Special Edition Alan Turing Monopoly Board








California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain







Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harrison, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain






Actor Rupert Everett - Nothing Worse Than Two Gay Dads



 


Actor Rupert Everett has recently expressed the opinion that gay people shouldn't have children, that there is "nothing worse" than having two gay dads for parents.

His statement has disappointed and outraged a number of gay people, those who are parents and those who aren't, as well as their family and friends.

It's not the first time that Rupert Everett has made controversial statements.  Some time ago, he stated that he feels gay actors should stay in the closet, otherwise their careers will be ruined.  He feels that is coming out ruined his career.

Rupert Everett not down with the idea of two gay parents







Thread Spotlight - The Collectibles Corner



So, do you  have another obsession besides Brokeback Mountain?  Care to share it with us?  We have a thread just for this topic, it's called "Collectibles Corner."

This thread holds descriptions and images of things that members have posted, to show of their collections.  Whether they be drawings, autographs, records, books, pottery, comics, animation cels, or even figurines of your favorite animals.



Collectibles Corner – Showcasing and discussing everything collectible




2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: KillersMom, BayCityJohn, Lyle (Mooska), CellarDweller115





The Daily Sheet is a production of The Ultimate Brokeback Forum at www.davecullen.com/forum.

Today's edition by CellarDweller115

Editors emeritae: CactusGal, Marge_Innavera, tellyouwhat, Stilllearning, MissYouSoMuch, gnash

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Re: The Daily Sheet September - October 2012
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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012





Recent Forum Outages





In recent days we've seen the forum have some 'down time,' literally.  No, the plug was not pulled on our forum!

However, what was causing the issue was our server was running out of disc space.  This was causing the error messages and "crashes" that were happening.

Our resident tech-god, BayCityJohn, jumped on the case and was able to return the forum to online status while he was researching the issues.

John has now taken care of the problem, and we're happy to report that the forum has had an upgrade that got us some much needed disc space.

TDS staff would like to take a minute to thank BCJ for his hard work behind-the-scenes that got us back online.  If you would like to leave a message for him, you can do so at the "Respond to the Daily Sheet" thread, which is located at the link below.

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How To Help The Forum








With the recent outages and increase in disc space, a few forum members have noted that this would perhaps cause an increase in the cost of running/maintaining the forum.  These same members have asked if there is something they can do for about this.

There are two easy options you have as a member here, if you choose to use them.

1.  At the bottom of the page is an image that looks like this:    If you click that button, it will take you to a donation page where you can make a donation to the Dave Cullen Forum.

2.  Next to the donation button is a button that looks like this:    If you click on this button, it will take you to the Ultimate Amazon Connection.  If you need anything from Amazon, and you click this link to go to Amazon.com, any purchases you make will give credits to DCF, which will help defray the costs of running the forum.

TDS staff would like to take a moment to thank the forum members who generously offered to make donations.
  

Dave Cullen Forum's Amazon.com Link






Brokies Take Manhattan to See Jake Gyllenhaal





On Saturday, September 22nd, a group of Brokies made their way into NYC to see If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, which is Jake Gyllenhaal's American stage debut.

The weekend consisted of trips to see another play (Sleep No More), a Yankee game, walks on the Highline, brunch at 5 Leaves, and the main event, the play.  We had members from NY, NJ, Ma. Germany, & Sweden in attendance.

After the play concluded, there was a Q & A period with the actors.  Jake entered the area, but was unable to stay, explaining that his family was in town for the day and it was his one chance to see them.  He did take a moment to thank his fans for the support and said he hoped that everyone enjoyed the performance.

To see pictures of the weekend, click here:  The Forum Meetings/Reunions/Visits Pics Thread IV

To read my review of the play, click here:  Let's Get Serious About Jake II

To read a better review by DCF member Jenny, click here:  Le Bar Slash








Gay ex-Pirates Owner Seeks Dialog in Sports World







Kevin McLatchy was the owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1996-2007), and has decided at the age 49 that it is time to come out.

McLatchy says that after spending many years feeling lonely, he felt that by coming out, he could perhaps start some much needed dialog in the area of professional sports.  McLatchy also says that education is much needed on this topic.

He also hopes for the day that he will be joined in this discussion by a younger out player in the league.

MClatchy states that times are different now than when he was younger, that there is more support for GLBT people (such as It Gets Better), and more exposure through media and TV shows like Modern Family and Will & Grace.

He wants his story to be about gays and professional sports.


Ex-Pirates Owner Comes Out








California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain







Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harrison, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain






Online Hub for Transgender Students



 

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has launched the Transgender On-campus Nondiscrimination Information (TONI) Project, the nation’s first online hub for transgender students to share trans-affirmative college policies and practices, and exchange ideas for organizing and action.

Key features of the site include a searchable database of campus profiles that document a range of campus policies such as housing, records and documentation, healthcare, safety, and curricula.

TONI is accessible to current and prospective students in search of trans-affirmative colleges and universities, and users also have access to a community forum where they can share ideas for taking action.


NCTE launches ‘first of its kind’ online hub for transgender college students







Thread Spotlight - Recipe and Cook's Corner



One thing that we all have in common is that we all have to eat.  If you are looking for a new recipe, or have a favorite of your own that you'd like to share, you should visit our Recipe & Cook's Corner thread.

There are a number of recipes posted, from appetizers to meals to desserts.  Feel free to browse and try a few out, and leave a few of your own!



Recipe and Cook's Corner




2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: KillersMom, BayCityJohn, CellarDweller115





The Daily Sheet is a production of The Ultimate Brokeback Forum at www.davecullen.com/forum.

Today's edition by CellarDweller115

Editors emeritae: CactusGal, Marge_Innavera, tellyouwhat, Stilllearning, MissYouSoMuch, gnash

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012





London Church to Hold Gay Weddings






The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel in Hampstead looks to be the first in London to conduct gay "weddings" on their property.

The church has recently applied for a license to hold the ceremonies after members of the congregation voted in favor of the move.  The church hopes to "set an example of greater equality for all people.

Unlike the Catholic Church and Church of England, the Unitarians have supported marriage equality

London church to 'set example' by holding gay 'weddings'







End of Watch is #1








For the weekend of the 21st, 22nd & 23rd, Jake Gyllenhaal's film End of Watch was the number one movie of the weekend, however, it has been noted that it was a "soft" weekend at the box office.

As the top earning film, End of Watch pulled in $13.2 million, beating the horror film House At The End Of The Street, and the new Clint Eastwood flick, Trouble With The Curve.

According to Box Office Mojo, End of Watch was the #3 movie this past weekend, pulling in another $7.8 million, bringing its US gross almost $26 million.  The production cost for End of Watch was just $7 million, so its already earned $19 million over its costs.
  

Jake Gyllenhaal edges out Jennifer Lawrence in close weekend race






Anne Hathaway Gets Married





On Saturday, September 29th, actress Anne Hathaway married Adam Shulman.

The couple has been together for 4 years, and got engaged in November of 2011.

Shulman is an actor and jewelry designer, and apparently love took Anne by surprise.  In an interview, Anne said:

"I am very much in love with him, [only] Adam totally ruined my plan," the star said last year. "I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time, and then I fell in love like a fool!"

The couple managed to keep their wedding a secret, and the private ceremony remained private.

Anne Hathaway Marries Adam Shulman










Chris Kluwe Challenges Politician to A Debate






Minnesota Viking's punter and gay marriage activist Chris Kluwe is in the news again for his support of marriage equality.

Last week, Representative Mary Franson (R) of Minnesota singled out Chris Kluwe on Twitter as someone who is "attacking" her, and "traditional values" by sending campaign donations to her challenger, Bob Cunniff (D).

Not one to shy away from a fight, Chris Kluwe went to his Twitter account, where he not only replied to Mary Franson, he stated that he's willing to take part in a public debate against Franson on this matter, but states that he doesn't feel that she will accept.



Chris Kluwe wants to debate Mary Franson








California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain







Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harris, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain

A thread has been started to see if there is any interest in this event.    Just click the link below.

Los Angeles "Meet Me On The Mountain" performance - January 18, 19 & 20.





Ang Lee's Oscar I.O.U.?




In the past, Ang Lee has been overlooked in the best picture category.  At the 2000 Academy Awards, Lee's Crouching Tiger,  Hidden Dragon was passed over in favor of The Gladiator.  For the 2005 Academy Awards, in a move that surprised many, Crash was given top picture honor over Brokeback Mountain.  Many are now wondering if Lee's new film, Life of Pi, will be the film the Lee film to win Best Picture.

Early reviews are strong, and the Hollywood Reporter says this "exceptionally beautiful 3D production should prove accessible to and embraceable by all manner of audiences, signaling substantial commercial possibilities domestically and probably even more so internationally."



Ang Lee's Oscar I.O.U.?







Thread Spotlight - Recipe and Cook's Corner



One thing that we all have in common is that we all have to eat.  If you are looking for a new recipe, or have a favorite of your own that you'd like to share, you should visit our Recipe & Cook's Corner thread.

There are a number of recipes posted, from appetizers to meals to desserts.  Feel free to browse and try a few out, and leave a few of your own!



Recipe and Cook's Corner




2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: tfferg, KillersMom, BayCityJohn, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012





All the TDS staff and supporters would like to
wish our Canadian members a Happy Thanksgiving!






Remembering Matthew Shepard





October 12th, 2012 marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard.

Matthew was attacked and left tied to a fence for 18 hours.  He was found, rushed to a hospital, and died 6 days later.

Matthew's mother (Judy) became a gay rights advocate in response to the attack on Matthew, and in 2009, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Act into law.








Supreme Court Passes on NOM Appeal





On October first, the Supreme Court reconvened and the justices indicated that they would not be hearing an appeal presented by NOM (National Organization for Marriage).

The Supreme Justices might still take up one of the other marriage-equality cases later this session.

NOM donated $1.9 million dollars to a PAC that worked to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law.

To watch a video on this matter, click the link below.


supreme court passes on nom appeal







Weatherman Sam Champion Comes Out - Announces Engagement






Champion is a veteran of ABC. He was also a veteran weatherman for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in the New York City media market since 1988, and has continued to do fill-in work on WABC-TV since taking the network job full-time. He currently works on Good Morning America as a weatherman.  He was also seen on a segment of World News with Diane Sawyer on January 4, 2010. On April 7, 2012, he debuted as host of Sea Rescue, an educational and informational program in Litton's Weekend Adventure that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and in many instances release of animals back into wildlife.

This year, Sam Champion came out, announcing he is gay, at the same time he announced his engagement to his partner Rubem Robierb.

The engagement news was the first public confirmation Champion had made that he is gay although he has long been out in his private life.

Sam Champion talks to Good Morning America viewers about his engagement







Sally Field Accepts Human Rights Campaign Award








On Saturday, October 6th, actress Sally Field accepted the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award.

During her acceptance speech, Sally Field talked about her son's coming out journey, which started for him at age 20.

Field went on to blast parents who refuse to accept children struggling with their sexuality.  'There comes a time when parents must listen and learn from these people they brought into the world - their children,' she said.  'And these children have something important to teach their parents. I urge them to listen.'

If you would like to see a video of Sally Field's full speech, click the link below, the video is at the bottom of the article. 

Sally Field at HRC awards 






Larry McMurtry's New Book




On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry attacked a large Lakota Cheyenne village on the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory. It was a battle that he would lose, and he and all his men would die.  It was one of many battles in the Plains Indian War, it was also the U.S. Army's worst defeat.  With no survivors and the only accounts coming from Native Americans, the story of "Custer's Last Stand" has reached epic proportions, and given Custer immortality..

Author Larry McMurtry has always had a fascination with the Old West, American History, and General Custer and his rightful place in American History.

According to Amazon.com:  In the book, Custer, McMurtry examines Custer's life, and how he finished last in his class, rose through the ranks of the U.S. Army, to his epic loss at Little Big Horn.  In this engaging, handsomely illustrated volume, McMurtry not only delivers an honest assessment of Custer’s legacy, demonstrating how through his power of personality, and as a product of his times, he achieved eternal fame, but also redefines our understanding of the American West.

To purchase the physical book, or the e-version, click the link to the Forum's Amazon store.  Your purchase won't cost any more, but the forum will get support from Amazon.

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Jennifer Lopez's TV Show Targeted






Actress/Pop star Jennifer Lopez has a production company that is working on a new TV show called The Fosters.

The Fosters focuses on a lesbian couple raising their family.  The show has not been cast, and a pilot is nowhere near ready, but One Million Moms (the group that gained notoriety for calling for a ban on J C Penny) has posted a message on their website calling on members to boycott the show and network.

The message states that ABC has "lost their minds" for putting an anti-family TV show on the ABC Family Network.

One Million Moms organized a boycott of J C Penny when they announced that they had hired Ellen DeGeneres as their spokeswoman.

One Million Moms protests The Fosters








End of Watch is still in the Top 10










End of Watch is still in the Top 10 movies after the last weekend. 


Jake Gyllenhaal's latest movie has taken in another $4 million dollars, bringing its total earnings to almost $33 million dollars domestically.  With reported production costs of $7 million, the means the movie has made a profit of approximately $26 million.
 






California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain






Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harris, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain

A thread has been started to see if there is any interest in this event.    Just click the link below.

Los Angeles "Meet Me On The Mountain" performance - January 18, 19 & 20.





Thread Spotlight - Recipe and Cook's Corner



One thing that we all have in common is that we all have to eat.  If you are looking for a new recipe, or have a favorite of your own that you'd like to share, you should visit our Recipe & Cook's Corner thread.

There are a number of recipes posted, from appetizers to meals to desserts.  Feel free to browse and try a few out, and leave a few of your own!



Recipe and Cook's Corner




2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: KillersMom, BayCityJohn, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012



Street Dedicated To Gay Rights Activist






Barbara Gittings a prominent American activist for gay equality. She was the one who organized the NY chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, edited their national (The Ladder), and worked closely with Frank Kameny in the 1960s on the first picket lines that brought attention to the ban on employment of gay people by the largest employer in the US at that time: the United States government.

She was a part of the movement to get the American Psychiatric Association to drop homosexuality as a mental illness in 1972. Her self-described life mission was to tear away the "shroud of invisibility" related to homosexuality that associated it with crime and mental illness.

On October 1st, the City of Philadelphia dedicated a street to her.  It is located at Locust Street, betwen 13th & 13th, which is the heart of the LGBTI neighborhood.


Philadelphia Dedicates Street to Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Barbara Gittings






Scout Denied Eagle Badge









Ryan Andersen is in the Scouts, and is 18 years old.  He has reached the age limit to receive his Eagle Scout badge, it is the highest award a Boy Scout can achieve, but he won't receive the award, because he is gay.

Ryan says that he's made an appeal to the organization, but feels it will be denied, and time for him to receive the award is running out.  He thinks the attention his situation has placed on the Boy Scout’s anti-gay policy could eventually provoke a change.

“I'm doing this for all of the other gay scouts out there,” said Andresen, of Moraga, Calif., near Berkeley.  “I think everyone should be able to go through. I still genuinely think that scouting is a great activity.”



Boy Scout denied Eagle Scout rank





HRC Donates To Gay Marriage Battles






The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has donated almost $1 million to the gay marriage battle.

The HRC is the largest human rights in the US, and it has made a large donation in 4 "battleground" states.  While not battleground states in the presidential election, the states of Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington have gay marriage initiatives on the ballots this November.  

Their donation of $950,000.00 now brings their total to $4.4 million, which will be divided between the four states.

Human Rights Campaign donates nearly $1 million more to gay marriage battles






Jake Gyllenhaal Joins "Prisoners"





Jake Gyllenhaal has joined Paul Dano and Hugh Jackman for the thriller Prisoners.

In Prisoners, Hugh Jackman's daughter and her best friend are kidnapped, and Jackman's struggle to get them back.

Gyllenhaal plays Detective Loki, who is assigned to the case, and causes problems for Jackman as he tries to find the kidnapper.

Jake Gyllenhaal's last movie was the #1 hit, End of Watch, which is still in theaters.  As of last weekend, its earned almost $37 million dollars.


Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano join ‘Prisoners’









Anne Hathaway Returns to Rom-Com






After her turn as Catwoman in the smash Dark Knight movie, Anne Hathaway is returning to the romantic comedy genre.

Writer Mindy Kaling is close to having her script, The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, turned into a feature, and Anne Hathaway is interested in the leading role.

In the film, Hathaway's character is a woman who is always attracted to "losers" and has not had a lasting relationship with any of them.  Suddenly, she finds herself as the one pursued by a characted described as 'the most attractive guy in the world.'

Kaling has had success in writing for TV, having worked on The Office & her new show The Mindy Project.  Hathaway has been in numerous successful films, including:  Princess Diaries, Brokeback Mountain, The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart, and The Dark Knight Rises.

The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie









Artists Unite to Save Argentina’s Endangered Patagonia Bird






Argentine actor Ricardo Darin and musician-composer Gustavo Santaolalla have collaborated on a documentary aimed at saving from extinction an endangered bird species endemic to Argentina.

El Ocaso del Maca Tobiano (Twilight of the Hooded Grebe) is the title of the documentary narrated by Darin - who had a starring role in Son of the Bride - with music by Santaolalla, who won back-to-back Oscars for the soundtracks of Babe” and Brokeback Mountain, and who has joined the conservation campaign launched by the ecological organization Aves Argentinas (Argentine Birds).

According to Aves Argentinas:  “Following its discovery in 1974, its population was estimated at some 3,000 to 5,000 specimens. Preliminary studies now indicate that no more than 300-400 breeding pairs still exist,”


Artists Unite to Save Argentina’s Endangered Patagonia Bird








California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain






Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harris, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain

A thread has been started to see if there is any interest in this event.    Just click the link below.

Los Angeles "Meet Me On The Mountain" performance - January 18, 19 & 20.





Thread Spotlight - Pets and Other Animal Friends II



Are you an animal lover?  Have any pets?  Do you work on a farm, or ranch?  Do you breed/raise animals?

Use this thread to share your experiences with us!  This is a thread for you to talk about the family pets, favorite types of animals, funny/touching animal stories, and for sharing pictures of any animals, whether they be livestock, tame, or in the wild.



Pets and Other Animal Friends II



Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:   How many eyes does a starfish have?






2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: chuckyv, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012



Court Strikes Down DOMA






On Thursday (Oct. 18th) the Second Circuit court concluded that DOMA is an unconstitutional violation of the Equal Protection Clause.

The ruling came on the estate tax case involving the legality of DOMA--Windsor v. United States.  The surviving spouse of a same-sex couple was denied the marital deduction, and the trial court (Southern District of New York) reached summary judgement in her favor.  The Second Circuit affirmed the decision.

It was with this case that President Obama said his administration would no longer defend DOMA in court, and members of the House of Representatives intervened.



Another Court Strikes Down DOMA






Study on Gay Adoptive Parents









A recent study just released their findings regarding children being adopted by gay parents.

While there have been other studies on this topic, this particular study was unique in that if didn't focus on infants that were adopted.  The research focused on children who were in foster care, and adopted to straight and gay couples by age 4.  The children in the study also started out with a number of biological and environmental risk factors acting against them -- like premature birth, prenatal substance exposure, and abuse or neglect -- which the researchers identified from public records.

The results of the study showed that the children who were adopted increased their IQs, and that the children adopted by gay parents improved just as much as those who were adopted by straight parents.

Study: Gay Adoptive Parents





Anne Hathaway's Wedding Pics






Anne Hathaway recently wed her fiancé (Adam Shulman) and has a long history of supporting gay rights.

Recently, Anne announced that she would be selling her wedding pictures, and the money paid would be going to various charities, the first one being Freedom To Marry.

Aside from the selling of the pictures, both Anne and Adam took part in Freedom To Marry's "National Engagement Party," helping to raise $500,000.00.  Proceeds were sent to four states where marriage is on the ballot this coming Election Day:  Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

Anne Hathaway's Wedding Pics






Jake Gyllenhaal & Brían F. O’Byrne On the Radio







As we've mentioned in past issues of TDS, Jake Gyllenhaal is appearing in If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet with Annie Funke, Michelle Gomez and Brían (pronounced "Bree An") F. O’Byrne.  The play has received mixed reviews, but most of Jake's reviews have been very positive.

Today (October 22nd) both Brían (George) and Jake (his brother, Terry) will be appearing on the Leonard Lopate Show which airs on 93.9 FM and 820 AM. 

The play was originally set to end its run on November 25th, but will now be taking a 12 day break, and rescheduling the performances, now going through December 23rd.  Also, Michelle Gomez will be leaving the cast, replaced by Enid Graham.


Jake On The Radio









New Movie for Michelle Williams








It seems that Michelle Williams has been away from acting for a while, her last movie being My Week With Marilyn , which was released in November of 2011.

That may be soon to change, as Michelle is now in talks to star in the movie Suite Francaise, directed by Saul Dibb, the filmmaker behind 2008’s The Duchess.

Suite Francais is set in WWII, and Michelle is up for the roll of a “a spirited young woman" in France during the occupation.  It is there that she falls for a German officer and must choose between love and her country.

Saul Dibb is both writing and directing the movie, which is based on the novels by Irène Némirovsky.

Suite Francaise









California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain






Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harris, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain

A thread has been started to see if there is any interest in this event.    Just click the link below.

Los Angeles "Meet Me On The Mountain" performance - January 18, 19 & 20.





Thread Spotlight -TV Right Now: The good, the bad and the totally sucky



So let's talk about TV!

What shows are currently your favorites?  What ones do you think are absolute garbage?  What show were you watching, but it lost your interest?  This is the thread for us to discuss your viewing habits, what you like, what you hate, and what you think about new or upcoming shows.

Stop by and give it a look, and feel free to post!



TV Right Now: The good, the bad and the totally sucky



Question Of The Week










Last Week's Question:   How many eyes does a starfish have?

We had one answer from Tigs, and she was right.  A starfish will have an eye at the end of each arm, so it depends on how many arms the starfish has.


This Week's Question:   What was the first album to be released on CD format?






2012 Brokie Gatherings!





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Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012






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Hurricane Sandy Blamed on Gays





Chaplain John McTernan has issued a statement about the cause of Hurricane Sandy, and it's not global warming.

He has said that the blame is the gay community, and President Obama's support of gay marriage.

On his website (Defend Proclaim The Faith) he has issued statements where he claims that America has been under God's judgement since 1991 when George Bush Sr. signed the Madrid Peace Process.  He goes on to say that he feels both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!   He even brings mathematics into the statement with the numbers 3, 7 & 21.

McTernan had planned to host a prayer meeting tonight (29 October), which would be streamed online on his website, however, he states that the services/meetings may be cut off as his house is in the path of Sandy, and he may lose power.



Hurricane Sandy blamed on gays






Trans Woman Murdered In Turkey











While violence against transsexual people is not uncommon (unfortunately),  in the country of Turkey the violence is escalating with the recent murder of Serap Güneşer.

The number of murders has been increasing, to the point that a Trans Murder Monitoring Project was started, and Serap Güneşer is the latest victim.  Another trans woman was murdered in Turkey just this past July, and statistics show that Turkey is the country with the most trans murders in Europe.

Serap Güneşer was stabbed and had her throat cut in Antalya in the early hours of Wednesday 24 October. She was alive when police arrived but died before she reached hospital.

Trans Woman Murdered In Turkey





New Zealand Parliament Members Join Protest





There has been talk lately about gay marriage support in New Zealand, and how the country may be the next one to legalize it.  Recent polls show that 63% of the population supports gay marriage.

On October 27th, anti-gay marriage crowds gathered to make their voices heard, carrying signs that likened gay people to animals, and speeches at the protest mentioned that today's society needed to be reminded of Sodom & Gomorrah.  It was later said that any Parliament members who support this movement must be "mentally ill."

Two New Zealand members of parliament (MPs), Kanwaljit S Bakshi and Su'a William Sio, participated in the protest.  Sio, addressed protesters and stated ‘Many New Zealanders will say: “What's the big deal?  You and I don't necessarily have to defend that, because you and I have a perspective that is perhaps beyond most people's perspective.’




New Zealand Parliament Members Join Protest






A Phone Call Changed His Life






On October 24th, Gustavo Santaolalla appeared at a Q&A for the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film &  TV Music Conference .  At the Q&A, Gustavo spoke of his past in the music business, from his childhood start with bands, to becoming a rock star, and later a record producer.

He went on to discuss how he received a call from Michael Mann, who wanted to use Gustavo's song "Ronroco" in his film, The Insider, and how this lead to his work with scoring films.

He also told the audience that he is not a classically trained musician, and that the process is very intuitive for him, which means he often goes with his gut when it comes to his music.


A Phone Call Changed His Life









Heath Ledger’s First WHO Photo Shoot








In a recent interview, photographer Fabrizio Lipari discusses one of his photoshoots, where he was scheduled to shoot an up-and-coming actor named Heath Ledger.

He recounts how he was running late for the photoshoot, which bothered him as he prides himself on being punctual.  He goes on to say he was "ripped to shreds" by Heath's then manager, his sister Kate, but that Heath came over to him and told him "Don't worry about it."

Fabrizio goes on to discuss the one-on-one photoshoot, how relaxed and personable Heath was and how it led to great pictures, like the one to the left of this story.

Fabrizio also mentions some of the conversations they had, specifically how Heath was based in LA at the time, but that Heath felt LA was a "tough city" and that he "missed the air and everything about Perth."

Heath Ledger’s First WHO Photo Shoot









California Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain






Many Brokies are familiar with Shawn Kirchner & Ryan Harris, and their CD Meet Me On The Mountain.  We've been fortunate to see many performances of the music on this CD in various states, either on their own, or as a part of Gregory Hinton's Out West program.

We've just found out that another concert is being performed the beginning of next year near Los Angeles.

The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne will be presenting a complete concert experience of the Meet Me on the Mountain CD in January, with all the original vocal soloists from the album -- Ryan Harrison, and Karen Harper and Alice Murray, and a full bluegrass band. Sunday, January 20th at 3 pm.

To buy tickets to the event, click the link below.

Performance of Meet Me On The Mountain

A thread has been started to see if there is any interest in this event.    Just click the link below.

Los Angeles "Meet Me On The Mountain" performance - January 18, 19 & 20.





Thread Spotlight -TV Right Now: The good, the bad and the totally sucky



So let's talk about TV!

What shows are currently your favorites?  What ones do you think are absolute garbage?  What show were you watching, but it lost your interest?  This is the thread for us to discuss your viewing habits, what you like, what you hate, and what you think about new or upcoming shows.

Stop by and give it a look, and feel free to post!



TV Right Now: The good, the bad and the totally sucky



Question Of The Week










Last Week's Question:   What was the first album to be released on CD format?

We had one answer from Huntin' Buddy, and he was right.  The first CD to be released commercially was Billy Joel's 52nd Street.


This Week's Question:   In China, animals are not allowed to use human language. This belief cause the ban of what book of which famous writer?






2012 Brokie Gatherings!





Interested in attending a Brokie gathering?  Click on the links below to go to the threads for these events to see the specifics.  As dates get closer, coverage will get more detailed.



Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: CellarDweller115





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