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The Daily Sheet September - December 2014
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:28:38 PM »



Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014



Married BBC Broadcaster Has Gay Affair




58 Year old Paul Ross is a broadcaster for the BBC, but he's recently been given "time off to deal with personal issues" after admitting he's been cheating on his wife, and being involved in a drug-fueled gay affair.

He was filmed snorting the drug mephedrone off of another man's face and also spoke about taking part in outdoor gay sex sessions.

He first met his gay lover, a former English teacher, at a dogging spot and ended up having sex with him in the bushes. They then went on to have a year-long affair meeting regularly at his lover's flat before he started his show.

His wife Jackie is standing by him and she said: “I'm not wiping out a 14-year relationship for six months of madness. I'm not. Because I know he loves me.”

She added: “I know 90 per cent of Paul is a good man. He’s a good dad. I feel the sex was part of the mephedrone package, I don’t see it as a gay relationship, I see it as part of the drugs."


Married BBC Broadcaster Has Gay Affair







40% of China Textbooks Classify Gayness as Mental Illness





40% of Chinese university textbooks still teach that homosexuality is a mental illness even though it was removed from China's official list of mental disorders in 2001, according to a recent report. The Gay and Lesbian Campus Association in China (GLCAC) decided to conduct a survey of psychology textbooks after students started uploading photos of their erroneous texts to social media.

The survey of 90 books found that 42 had content related to homosexuality, of which 40% of those written after 2001 still classified homosexuality as a mental illness. Half claimed homosexuality could be cured and 57.11% divided homosexuality into three categories: real, fake and psychological. 42.88% classified bisexuality as a form of homosexuality, only three had chapters dedicated to homosexuality and 88.10% discussed whether homosexuality was a mental illness.

The results were shown to 21 young LGBTI people who said they made them feel anger, disappointment, frustration and strong emotional conflict. Those who were less accepting of their sexuality felt fear, anxiety, depression and despair. They became more reluctant to acknowledge their sexuality and considered seeking gay cures.

40% of China Textbooks Classify Gayness as Mental Illness








Robert Mugabe: I Prefer Aid From China





Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has said he prefers aid from China because Beijing did not force Africa to 'embrace homosexuality' like the West.

'Whereas Europe and America, when they give little funding assistance to countries they always attach conditions,' he told a Chinese TV interviewer. 'And that is our objection.' He continued, ‘We know they are negative because the approach of China is quite different from their own approach. As I said, they want to use aid to control. China uses aid to promote the African personality.’

Mugabe visited China last week to seek aid for his bankrupt country but left without a single yuan in cash or soft loans. He did, however, sign a few expensive infrastructure and power contracts.

Robert Mugabe: I Prefer Aid From China






Italian Court Allows A Child to be Legally Adopted by Gay Couple





For the first time in Italian history, a court has granted permission for the adoption of a child living with a gay couple. The child is the biological daughter of one of the women, and her partner has been allowed to legally become her co-parent through adoption.

The couple have been living together in Rome since 2003, and the decision was taken by the city’s Juvenile Court. It’s believed that the child was conceived through IVF treatment abroad – where the couple also underwent a marriage ceremony.

In a statement, the women told Italy’s Republica newspaper that they were, ‘happy, almost incredulous’, with the decision. ‘This is a victory for children and all those children who are in the same situation of our child.’ Italy, with its close association with the Catholic Church, has lagged behind other European countries in regard to LGBT rights, and campaigners continue to lobby on a wide range of issues.

 There is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships, and joint adoption by same-sex couples is not allowed. Until this ruling, step-child adoption by same-sex couples was also forbidden. Unsurprisingly, the decision was criticised by some Italian commentators. Carlo Giovanardi, leader of the socially conservative wing of the New Centre-Right party, labelled the judgment ‘subversive’.

Italian Court Allows A Child to be Legally Adopted by Gay Couple






UK Lesbian Kept Captive by Family




A UK lesbian received a shock on holiday, when her mother stole her passport and kept her captive to try and ‘cure her of her gayness’.

Christina Fonthes, from Manchester, UK, was on holiday with her mother and sister in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when this happened. ‘It became apparent that her family were unhappy with her decision to be an out lesbian,’ said her partner, BBC journalist Jessica Creighton, as reported by The Independent. ‘They took her passport and [were] refusing to give it back. They have said they want to keep her in Congo and ‘cure her of her gayness'.

‘She managed to get herself to the embassy in Kinshasa as she was in fear of her life. They said they would process emergency travel documents for her. So we were all waiting for that to happen, two to three days we were told by the embassy. ‘But officials at the embassy released her and the person who was helping her (a friend of a friend) and put them in a taxi to return back to the house where Christina had been hiding out, away from her family. The taxi was stopped en route by police officers and both Chris and the friend were arrested.


UK Lesbian Kept Captive by Family







Hathaway & De Niro Film "The Intern"






Anne Hathaway puts her wig back on to continue filming her upcoming movie The Intern on Tuesday (August 26) in New York City.

The 31-year-old Oscar-winning actress was joined on set by her co-star Robert De Niro.

The film follows the “owner of an Internet company (Hathaway) who gets assigned an intern who’s a retiree (De Niro). He becomes a valuable resource and the two develop a relationship,” according to THR.

The movie has a release date set for September 25, 2015 so we still have a long time to wait!

 

Hathaway & De Niro Film "The Intern"











Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Will Close Fantastic Fest






Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest has added Open Road's "Nightcrawler," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, as the closing night film to its already strong genre lineup in Austin.

Veteran Hollywood scribe Dan Gilroy's directorial debut about a freelance writer thrust into LA crime journalism will first bow at Toronto before US-premiering at Fantastic Fest. Open Road opens "Nightcrawler," which has Best Actor potential for Gyllenhaal, in theaters on Halloween.

Fantastic Fest has also announced a gala premiere of Summit's Keanu Reeves assassin starrer "John Wick, as well as a second wave of international programming that includes a film called "Necrophilia 3D."

 

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Will Close Fantastic Fest














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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014



Married After 72 Years Together





On Saturday, September 6th, Vivian Boyack (left) and Alice "Nonie" Dubes (right) got married.  The Reverend who presided over the event stated:  "This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago."   Truer words have never been spoken, as this couple has been together for 72 years.

The two women met when they were growing up in their hometown of Yale, Iowa.  They began their relationship in 1942, and together moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1947 after 5 years together.

Iowa made same-sex marriage legal in 2009.  When asked why they opted to get married at this point in their lives, the pair answered that it is never too late for a new chapter in life.



Married After 72 Years Together







St. Patrick's Day Parade





St. Patrick's Day of 2015 is still about 6 months away, but the parade has been in the news lately.

First, an announcement came from parade organizers on September 3rd, that they were dropping the ban that prevented gay groups from marching in the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade under their own banner.  The first group to join the parade is OUT@NBCUniversal, a group of gay NBC employees.

This set off fireworks on both sides.  Other Irish gay groups are applying for perments, and they're saying that if they are denied permits to march, they want OUT@NBCUniversal to drop out of the parade.  Meanwhile, Catholic groups are stating that they still don't want gay groups to march in the parade.

The latest headline is regarding the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which has dropped out of the parade.  According to the article, when the inclusion of the gay group was announced, Catholic League leader Bill Donohoe demanded that a pro-life Catholic group also be allowed in.  However, he was told by the parade committee that the marching units are set already.  As a result, the Catholic League has withdrawn from the parade.

'It has to do with being betrayed by the parade committee. They not only told me one thing, and did another, they decided to include a gay group that is neither Catholic nor Irish while stiffing pro-life Catholics. This is as stunning as it is indefensible.'


St. Patrick's Day Parade








Russian Lesbian Murdered





Ekaterina Khomenko was a 29 year old Russian dance instructor.  Her dance classes included a tango course for same-sex couples.

In Russia, LGBTI people have been stripped of their rights, and are now the targets of violence, and on September 7th, someone focused their homophobia on Khomenko.  She was found in the early morning hours of the 7th, in her car.  The lights were still on, the motor running, and Khomenko was in the front seat, her throat slit.

Police originally asked her family if Khomenko was 'suicidal',  but the case is now being looked at as a homicide, given the fact that she identified as a lesbian.

The Russian group Coming Out LGBT issued the following statement;  ‘We are shocked by the terrible murder of Ekaterina Khomenko, queer tango teacher in St. Petersburg."

Russian Lesbian Murdered






Straight Men Get Married in New Zealand





A local radio station in New Zealand has angered many LGBTI groups by running a contest that encouraged two straight men to get married to each other in order to win tickets to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

 ‘The Edge Love You Man’ competition, run by youth radio station The Edge, was launched last month, purposefully seeking two best mates who would be prepared to take advantage of New Zealand’s same-sex marriage laws to prove the depths of their ‘bromance.’

The couple, Matt McCormick, a 24-year-old teacher, and Travis McIntosh, a 23-year-old engineering student at Otago University, were one of over 200 entries, all of straight men willing to wed a best friend in an effort to win the tickets.  Matt & Travis have known each other since childhood, and were married on September 12th.

The competition has received mounting criticism from LGBTI-rights groups since it was first announced. ‘The point of this competition is that men marrying each other is still something they think is worth having a laugh at,’ said Joseph Habgood, co-chairman of LegaliseLove Aotearoa Wellington told the New Zealand Herald.

Straight Men Get Married in New Zealand






Gilbert & Perry - Newly Wed, and Expecting




Sara Gilbert is an actress, recognizable for her roles on Roseanne and Big Bang Theory and is now a co-host of The Talk.  Linda Perry was part of the group 4 Non Blonds, and is now known as a songwriter/hit-maker, writing songs for Christina Aguilera and P!nk.  Together, they are a couple, and have just recently wed.

On top of that, Gilbert just announced on The Talk to both her fellow co-hosts and audience that she is pregnant.  Gilbert has two other children, this is her first with Perry.

Gilbert married music producer Perry last March. They went public with their relationship in November 2011.   Earlier that year, Gilbert had split from television producer Allison Adler after 10 years together. They share custody of son, Levi and daughter Sawyer.


Gilbert & Perry - Newly Wed, and Expecting







The Joker - In Lego Form






Heath Ledger has been able to connect with movie viewers with his fantastic character portrayals.  While Brokeback fans will always remember Heath for Ennis Del Mar, many movie fans will always remember his Joker from the Batman movie The Dark Knight .

A new game called Lego Batman 3 is soon to be released, and aside from other characters from the DC comics universe, it will feature The Joker, based on how Heath Ledger portrayed him in The Dark Knight.

Other big name DC villains in the game are Bane, Two-Face, and Ra's al Ghul.  Fans will also get to see Catwoman, as Brokeback actress Anne Hathaway portrayed her, with the motorcycle she rides in the movie.

It's always nice to see a nod to Heath Ledger's Joker, and despite this not exactly being an in-game memorial to him, I think fans will be pleased at what kind of trouble the Joker cooks up during the DLC. We've only seen Ledger's LEGO double in his nurse outfit thus far, though it's pretty easy to assume that his standard movie costume will be included as well.
 

The Joker - In Lego Form











How Jake Lost 30 Pounds for Nightcrawler





Jake Gyllenhaal has changed his body over the years, to match what is needed for movie roles.  Two of the most drastic changes are his bulk up for Prince of Persia, and his weight loss for his latest release, Nightcrawler.

For Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal dropped from 180 pounds to 150 pounds.  After reading the script, Gyllenhaal viewed his character as someone who was always hungry for something, so he kept himself hungry as well, eating minimally and exercising heavily.

"He'd have a bowl of luxury chewing (gum) and they were, like, really elaborately flavored, to trick his brain into thinking he was having a meal," Gyllenhaal's co-star Riz Ahmed told The Canadian Press at the Toronto Film Festival this week. "So he was on his exercise bike having chewing gum and, like, almond tea with one calorie."

This behavior affected Gyllenhaal's mood,  and he often apologized for his attitude onset.
 

How Jake Lost 30 Pounds for Nightcrawler














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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014



100 Lashes for Gay Sex





As early as Monday morning (9/22) the Indonesian area of Aceh could be passing a Sharia by-law that will punish gays and lesbians for having sex, with 100 lashes.  The law will be in effect for everyone, regardless of what religion they follow.

According to an AFP report, the draft bylaw outlaws anal sex between men and 'the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation.'  Adultery will also be punished with 100 lashes of the cane.  The bylaw will also reinforce previous sharia legislation that prohibits alcohol consumption, gambling, fraternising between unmarried men and women, and physical displays of affection outside of marriage.  The laws will also be applied to Muslims as well as non-Muslims.

The AFP quoted Aceh Party's Ramli Sulaiman, who heads the commission that drafted the law, as saying that the draft could be passed as early as Monday, and the majority of members in the parliament appeared to support the bylaw.



100 Lashes for Gay Sex







India Has Its First Transgender News Anchor




Congratulations to Padmini Prakash for becoming the first transgender news anchor in the country of India.

Prakash was disowned by her family at age 13 for her orientation.  Rather than succumb to all the negativity, Prakash decided to prove her worth to the world.  She has won transgender beauty contests, became Miss Transgender India, is a trained Kathak dancer, and acted in a number of Indian soap operas.

Just 5 short months ago, the Supreme Court of India officially recognized transgender people as a legal third gender, and this has resulted in a number of Indian citizens who are transgendered to come forward.

Padmini's hard work has finally paid off and she is getting high praise from her friends, members of transgender community and other media personalities, which was a great boost to her new start.  Her employers issued this statement:  'We are very supportive of Padmini .... After initial trials, we were convinced that she had the potential to be an excellent news anchor.'


India Has Its First Transgender News Anchor








No Room for Museveni in Texas





Yoweri Museveni is the President of Uganda, a country that has what is called "kill the gays" laws.  These laws have made headlines around the world, and the leaders of the countries that adapt these laws are now difficulty in other countries.

Museveni is currently on a 'tour' of sorts, in an effort to increase tourism of Uganda, and to build up financial support for his country.  However, hotel after hotel is refusing to take reservations for him and his party due to their antigay stance. 

Museveni first tried the Irving Four Seasons hotel. However the hotel cancelled the booking after a blog post in the Dallas Voice noted his country’s record of persecuting LGBTI people and attempts to pass laws to silence them.  The party then turned to Gaylord Texan Resort, owned by the Marriott group of hotels.  (Yes, the "Gay"lord Texan Resort), but the resort refused them as well.

Local LGBTI activists have pledged to hold protests outside whatever hotel Museveni stays in during his trip to Texas.   


No Room for Museveni in Texas






t.A.T.u Reversal





t.A.T.u. was a Russian music duo that consisted of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. The duo was managed by Russian television producer Ivan Shapovalov.  The duo were signed to their own production company T.A. Music, following the split with Universal Music Russia, and their sub-labels Interscope Records and Neformat.  The duo established their success with their debut single "All the Things She Said", which gained acclaim from music journalists and critics, who deemed it one of the best singles in early 2000s. The video of the single, however generated controversy worldwide, showing the girls kissing each other in the rain in school uniforms.  Lena and Yulia then began to proclaim they were lesbians.  t.A.T.u. is ta and tu, the Russian words for she and her (SheHer), shortened from ta lyubit tu (Та любит Ту), which means she loves her or this girl loves that girl.

Due to the success they had while presenting themselves as lesbians, many were recently surprised by statements made by Yulia Volkova.   In a television interview, the exchange was:  'Will you condemn your son, if he is gay?' the interviewer asks. 'Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man,' Volkova said. 'God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of... I won't accept a gay son.'

Lena Katina has responded to homophobic comments recently made by her bandmate Yulia Volkova, by saying: "Everybody should be free to love who they love".

t.A.T.u Reversal






Lifting The Ban Could Save Millions




Ever since AIDS got labeled as a "gay disease", a ban has been in place.  The ban prevents a man from donating blood "if he has had sex with a man, even once, since 1977".   Many have called this discrimination and homophobia.  After all, gay men can be AIDS-free and in monogamous relationship, and not be able to donate blood, but straight people who are having unprotected sex with multiple partners can.

A UCLA study recently showed that blood donations from gay men could result in more than 600,000 extra pints of blood every year and could save the lives of as many as 1.8 million individuals.  Researchers estimate that if the current FDA blood ban on gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM) were completely lifted, an additional 360,600 men would likely donate 615,300 additional pints of blood each year.  If MSM who have not had sexual contact with another man in the past twelve months were permitted to donate, the report estimates that 185,800 additional men are likely to donate 317,000 additional pints of blood each year.  If MSM who have not had sexual contact with another man in the past five years were permitted to donate, it is estimated that 172,000 additional men would make an additional 293,400 blood donations.

The FDA says it will continue to re-evaluate policies but does not plan to lift the ban until scientific evidence can show that won't increase the risk of infection for patients receiving blood transfusions.


Lifting The Ban Could Save Millions







Ang Lee To Direct "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk"





Ang Lee will next direct an adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. It is Lee’s first film since he won the Best Director Oscar for Life Of Pi, and he’s reuniting with Tom Rothman at TriStar. Rothman, who continues to put together filmmaker-centric projects at his Sony-based label, ran Fox and worked closely with Lee on that difficult, groundbreaking, Oscar-winning 3D film that grossed $600 million worldwide. TriStar is teamed with Film4 on the picture, which will begin production in the spring.

It was expected Lee’s next film would be the Peter Morgan-scripted boxing pic about the Thrilla In Manila bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, shot in 3D at Universal. They are still working on a budget and the visual effects and look of that picture, but clearly Lee was eager to get back behind the camera.
 

Ang Lee To Direct "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk"











You Can Own Jake's Home





That's right Jake Gyllenhaal fans, you can own Jake's home, which Jake has decided to sell.   Well, you can own it if you want to move to L.A., and shell out $3.5 million to buy it.

Jake purchased the property back in 2005, around the time his film Jarhead was released.  He picked it due to its close proximity to film studios.  At this time, however, Jake is considering buying a townhouse in NYC.  Between that and the fact that he's on the road promoting Nightcrawler, he really doesn't have a need for the L.A. property.

The property is described as:  situated on almost two acres of land down a long private driveway, with nothing behind it but a beautiful view of the Los Angeles city skyline. The interior of the home seems to be reflective of the actor himself, oozing with character and charm. The décor is chic yet simple, with white walls and neutral toned furniture giving the home an overall midcentury modern vibe. The living area has high-beamed ceilings and a large window letting in plenty of natural light. The property also has a swimming pool and several trails.
 

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014



Australian Singer/Actor Under Fire





Rob Mills from Victoria, Australia is famous for appearing on Australian Idol and being a musical theatre star currently starring in a production of Grease.

Apparently Mills is also a football fan, and got "caught up" in his celebrations after watching the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans in the final of the Australian Football League.  The Swans lost, and Mills posted an image of some toys.  One represented the Swans, and it was bent over, and the toy representing the Hawks was standing behind it, in a recreation of a gay sex act.  He added the hashtags #hilarious and #criticssaidwhaaaaaat.

The response on social media was swift.  Soon there were multiple replies calling Mills out for homophobia, and that the image was offensive.

Mills quickly removed the image, and issued the following apology:  ‘I apologise unreservedly for the photo I tweeted yesterday – it was immature and inappropriate,’ he said. ‘In the excitement of celebrating the Hawks Grand Final win, I didn’t think about the homophobic implications of the image. ‘This incident probably shows how entrenched inadvertent homophobia is in our culture. ‘As a long-time supporter of the rights of Australia’s gay community, it’s not good enough and I’m ashamed if I have contributed to it, even in a small way.’

Australian Singer/Actor Under Fire







Legal Action Taken Against Wal Mart




The US Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has filed a charge of discrimination on behalf of a Walmart employee in Swansea, Massachusetts who was denied spousal health insurance for her wife.   GLAD filed a complaint with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) earlier this month, claiming Wal-Mart’s refusal to add Smithson to Cote’s plan violates state and federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in employment. A discrimination complaint is also automatically being filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination because of the EEOC filing.

Jacqueline Cote is a Wal Mart employee, and a lesbian.  She is legally married to her wife, Diana Smithson, in 2004 and during their marriage, Smithson developed ovarian cancer. 

When Cote attempted to add her wife to her medical insurance, the computer system would not allow her to do so.  When she called Wal Mart headquarters, she was told that Wal Mart did not allow employees to list their same-sex partner on their insurance benefits.

This changed in 2013, and at the start of 2014 employees were then allowed to get coverage for their same-sex partners.  By that time, Cote and Smithson had spent over $100,000.00 on her cancer treatments.   

'It made me feel like I was not important. It made me feel like a second-class person, like they would not cover my spouse like my co-workers,' said Cote, who is 52 and has worked at the Walmart in Swansea as an office associate for 15 years.

Legal Action Taken Against Wal Mart








US Congressman Denies Supporting Anti-Gay Legislation





Representative Robert Pittenger has found himself in a controversy over comments he made regarding whether or not businesses should be able to fire someone who is gay.  He (and his office) is denying that he said that, in spite of the fact that he was recorded making those statements.

In early September, Pittenger was at a Town Hall meeting, and a reporter from Think Progress stood up and asked a question based on ENDA (Employee Non-Discrimination Act).  The reporter asked point -blank if a business should be able to fire someone who was gay.

Pittenger replied:  'You need to respect the autonomy of somebody running their business.  It’s like smoking bans. Do you ban smoking or do people have the right to private property? I think people have the right to private property. In public spaces, absolutely, we can have smoking bans. But we don’t want to micromanage people’s lives and businesses.  If you have a business, do you want the government to come in and tell you you need to hire somebody? Why should government be there to impose on the freedoms we enjoy?'

Pittenger's office is now on the defense, stating that a blogger asked about ENDA, and when Pittenger expressed his opposition to ENDA, the blogger twisted it in "fire gays".

Think Progress is standing behind their reporter, and has posted the audio clip on the internet for everyone to listen to.   


US Congressman Denies Supporting Anti-Gay Legislation






Is Daryl Dixon "Prison Gay"?





Some of you are very familiar with the name Daryl Dixon, he's one of the most popular character on the AMC series The Walking Dead.  While he is popular, there is one big difference between Daryl and the other main characters on the show.  The Walking Dead is based on the ongoing graphic novel/comic book series.  The character of Dixon doesn't appear in the comic books, he was created for the show.  As a result, the show's writers have more freedom when it comes to his character, and over the past few months, there has been a lot of talk that Daryl is gay.

The actor who plays Dixon (Norman Reedus) has finally opened up on this topic.  Reedus told GQ magazine that he thinks Daryl is in denial about his sexuality and probably a virgin and that's how he has played the character since season two of the show.

‘I remember [talking to show creator] Frank Darabont, after the first season - we were at a party in LA.  He said, "I've got an idea for Daryl. He's gay. Would you be interested in that?" I was like, "Let me hear you out." He said, "Well, he's prison gay. Like, you'll catch him looking at a member of the same sex, but if you mention it to him, he'll just stab you and be like, What the fuck? He will never admit it." I was like, "That'll blow minds - let's do that."’ Reedus told GQ that Daryl’s insecurities were what made the character interesting for him to take on as an actor. ‘He's definitely not a ladies' man or thinks of himself as having enough confidence to be that type of person,’

Walking Dead comic book creator Robert Kirkman told fans in August that they shouldn’t rule out a same-sex love interest for Daryl at some point in the show while Walking Dead executive producer Scott M Gimple has said the show will definitely feature an openly gay character in a future season.

Is Daryl Dixon "Prison Gay"?






Bisexual Erasure in TV, Film and Books




Life is made up of shades of grey, but TV & movies tend to present things in black and white, good and bad, straight and gay.  Well, in that world, what happens to bisexuals?

There are many movies and shows (books as well) that show characters that are gay who suddenly become straight, or straight who become gay.  Why isn't the possibility that they are bisexual even considered?  Perhaps the concept is "too complicated" for producers and directors, or they feel it's too complicated for their viewers.

Bisexuality Visibility Day just passed (September 23rd) and Gay Star News complied a list of the worst offenders in TV and films, with their presentations of characters who slide back and forth but never say they are bisexual.  The list includes films like Gigli, Chasing Amy, The Kids Are Alright, and TV shows like Queer As Folk, Glee, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer (pictured left, BTVS characters Willow and Tara).


Bisexual Erasure in TV, Film and Books







The Best and Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptations




How many times have we seen a movie and thought to ourselves,  "The book was better"?   For years, Hollywood screenwriters have been turning to works of literature to bring us movies.  Sometimes they are done well, other times........not so much.

Liz Braun of The Toronto Sun has a new article out, where she gives us a list of 10 movies that were based on books, she thought were done very well.  She also gives us 10 movies based on books that were not done well.  She finishes her article with a brief list (no descriptions) of 10 classic movies that were successfully made from books.

She doesn't count them down in any specific order, but I will tell you that Brokeback Mountain is on her 10 best list.  The article also incudes the original movie trailer for viewing.

Do you agree with her assessments?  Check out the article, and then report back and let us know what you think!
 

The Best and Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptations











First Look Pics and Trailer for Interstellar





Take director Chris Nolan (from the last Batman movies), add in Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and add the element of space, and you have Interstellar.

In Interstellar, McConaughey and Hathaway play scientists who are on a mission to save humanity.  Earth is dying, and they are trying to discover a new world that the human race can move to.  Interstellar also stars red hot red head Jessica Chastain and Brit legend Michael Caine.

Fans have been waiting for any and all news for this movie, and they now have some information to ingest.  The latest pictures have been released, as has a new trailer.

To see the latest pics and the trailer, just click the link below.
 

First Look Pics and Trailer for Interstellar














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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014



Sweet Cakes Bakery Faces Fines of $150,000.00





Aaron and Melissa Klien are the owners of Sweet Cakes bakery.  Their business was doing well,  but in 2013 a bride walked into their business to order a cake.  When Aaron and Melissa found out that the bride was a lesbian, and the cake was for a gay wedding, they turned the woman away, claiming that to sell her a cake would be against their religious beliefs.

A lawsuit ensued, and the couple had to close up shop, now running the business from their home, but it's not over yet.

State investigators have found that when they turned the lesbian customer away, this was a violation of her civil rights, as Oregon law bans discrimination against LGBTI people in businesses.  They are now facing fines  up to $150,000.00.  The Kleins told the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C the fine they are facing would be enough to close their business for good. Speaking to the group, Melissa Klein said: ‘It's definitely impacted us pretty hard financially, and it's been a little stressful, but...we have the Lord and so He's been keeping us strong.’


Sweet Cakes Bakery Faces Fines of $150,000.00







Uganda President Backtracks on Anti-Gay Law





Uganda President Museveni was a strong supporter of the laws put in place to persecute gay people.  After the laws were enacted, Uganda faced sanctions from the US, and Museveni made a statement that he was willing to not have funds from America, if it meant bending to the will of the "western world" and acceptance of LGBT people.

Museveni later went on a 'tour' of sorts, in an effort to raise funds for Uganda, and attempt to increase tourism, so that money would still flow to the country.

Apparently the tour didn't go as well as planned, as he is now backing away from the anti-gay laws that are in place.  Make no mistake, he hasn't opened his mind or heart to gay people.  It's all about the money.

"I supported the idea of punishing harshly those who lure minors into homosexuality.  We should also punish harshly those who engage in homosexual prostitution.  Our scientists argued that all homosexuality was by nurture not nature.  On the basis of that, I agreed to sign the bill, although some people still contest that understanding.   It is about us deciding what is best for our country in the realm of foreign trade, which is such an important stimulus for growth and transformation that it has no equal.   It is now an issue of a snake in a clay cooking pot. We want to kill the snake, but we do not want to break the pot. We want to protect our children from homosexuality, but we do not want to kill our trade opportunities.  That now forces us to disassemble this whole issue."


Uganda President Backtracks on Anti-Gay Law








Will Supreme Court Hear Gay Marriage Case?





Ever since the Supreme Court struck down a piece of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), one-by-one states have been striking down their gay marriage bans.  Even with this going on, supporters and opponents of gay marriage have been openly wondering when (or if) the Supreme Court would be hearing a gay marriage case.  Supporters hope that a decision for their side would speed along the right to marry to all 50 states.  Opponents hope that a decision for their side would stop or slow the tide of gay marriage rights.

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia knows when a case ill be heard, but he's not saying when it will happen, apparently enjoying the suspense.   'I know when, but I’m not going to tell you,' he teased an audience on Thursday (2 October) during an appearance at the University of Colorado. According to the Associated Press, Scalia added: 'Soon! Soon!'

The gay marriage cases from states in three of the nation's 13 circuits are in the running. They are from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin and would have ramifications on marriage equality in all 50 states.


Will Supreme Court Hear Gay Marriage Case?






UK Minister Chris Grayling Wants to Choose Your Human Rights





Chris Grayling is a UK Minister who agrees that B&Bs should have the right to turn away gay couples that want to stay there.  He has also said that should the Conservative Party are the winners of the next election, he wants to do away with the Human Rights Act, and create a new Bill of Rights in its place.

Grayling went on to say that he knows the Conservative Party is willing to move themselves away from the European Convention of Human Rights, which requires rulings in Europe to be complied with in the UK.

This has The Equality Network, a LGBTI advocacy group in Scotland, 'very concerned' by the proposals announced today.

Prime Minister David Cameron had recieved numerous calls for Grayling to be fired, including Labour's Harriet Harmon. The now-Justice Secretary claimed he didn't 'intend to offend anyone'.

UK Minister Chris Grayling Wants to Choose Your Human Rights






GLAAD Grades TV Networks




GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is a media advocacy group and they've announced that networks must include transgender characters to receive an 'Excellent' grade from next year.  They've also released their current grades for the networks, and here is what they had to say:

ABC Family, HBO and MTV have earned 'Excellent' this year.

ABC, The CW, FOX, NBC, FX and Showtime were 'Good'.

CBS, TLC and USA were described as 'Adequate'. A&E, History and TNT are at the bottom of the class, receiving the damning 'Failing' grade.

'Television networks are playing a key role in promoting cultural understanding of LGBT lives around the world, and are now producing some of the best LGBT-inclusive programming we've yet seen,' said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.


GLAAD Grades TV Networks







Was Brokeback "Good" for Gays?




Tyler Coates of Decider.com has just published an article that asks if Brokeback Mountain was "good" for gays.

In his online article, Coates discusses the short story, some of the path the screen play took to becoming the film, the young Hollywood cast, the controversy surrounding the storyline, the unexpected loss to Crash, and many other aspects of the film.

He discusses the pros and cons of the movie, how it holds up as a film, and even pokes fun at the wigs that Anne Hathaway and Anna Farris had to wear.  He also posts a homophobic review from Netflix.

The article ends on a comical note, so it's not 100% serious, but it is an interesting read.  Check it out, and give us your opinion!


Was Brokeback "Good" for Gays?











Anne Hathaway - F**ked Up By Fame





Oh where, oh where did Anne Hathaway go?  For a while, Hathaway seemed to be "America's Sweetheart", having given a number of great performances in top films.  Then, while filming Les Miz, a group of people began to express "Anti-Anne" feelings online, and they became known as the "Hatha-haters".

So after winning the Oscar for performance in Les Miz, Anne took some time to back away from the Hollywood spotlight, thinking it may do some good.   "This fame thing? F--ked me up for a really long time. I didn’t know how to do it; I didn't know how to engage with it; it stressed me out. And people would say, “You just have to be yourself,” and I was like, “But I don’t know who that is yet!” 

Now that she's working on Interstellar, Hathaway feels ready to return to the spotlight.  "I’ve realized that don’t need validation from anybody. At all. I’m not sitting here now worrying, “What do you think of me?” With all due respect, you seem like a lovely lady, but I don’t need you, or anyone else, to like me. And that’s so liberating. It’s a big reveal, man."

Anne Hathaway - F**ked Up By Fame














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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014



Farewell To a Friend





She was a practicing Presbyterian, a wife and mother, a strong straight ally, the secretary for the Indianapolis PFLAG chapter, the coordinator of children's ministries at her church, an ardent supporter of the Indiana LGBT Youth Group, a breast cancer survivor, a volunteer for the Beyond Brokeback project, an author for Beyond Brokeback, and a long-time member of DCF with the name neatfreak.  To paraphrase Willie Nelson, she was a friend of ours.

Betty was a friend to many people online, whether through Facebook, this forum, or the Joe My God site, where she volunteered with editing.  Many people knew her as "Birdie" online, but to us, she was a Brokie.  We had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face in 2007 when she attended the Brokeback BBQ in Estes Park.  She later attended the presentation of Beyond Brokeback in 2012 in Indiana which was performed at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Betty was diagnosed with breast cancer, and faced it with strength and grace, often talking about being surrounded by the love of all of her online friends.  On October 10th Betty lost her battle with cancer, and we all lost a wonderful friend, and the world lost a great force of positivity.  Betty did survive long enough to see gay marriage become legal in her state of Indiana, something she fought for.

The Betty Salwak Memorial Fund was set up to help continue all the great works that Betty was doing.  If you would like to contribute to this, you can do so at the link below.


The Betty Salwak Memorial Fund







Different States, Different Rights






Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina.  Huskey finds herself in the middle of a mixed-up situation.   Her marriage to partner Jessica Painter took place in Washington DC, and is recognized by the federal government.  However, she is stationed in North Carolina, a state which has banned gay marriage.  She is barred from legally adopting her spouse's biological child, and will have no legal recognition as a parent.

Last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children.

But about two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize gay marriages, leaving thousands of military families missing out on legal rights they would enjoy if Uncle Sam had stationed them elsewhere.

The Pentagon does not have a formal policy addressing what, if any, special consideration should be given to a gay service member's request to be based in a state where his or her marriage will be recognized. Military personnel routinely make requests or express preferences about where they would like to be assigned based on personal factors, such as wanting to be close to an ailing parent or where a spouse has a job.  Those requests are weighed along with the military's needs for having personnel with particular skills where they are needed at any given time.


Different States, Different Rights








Will South Korea Be The First?







Park Won-soon is the current mayor of Seoul, and he is a liberal.  In recent times, he has lamented the sway that the Protestant church has in his country, and has recently said that he hopes South Korea would be the first Asian country to allow gay marriage.

While on a recent trip to the US, Park told the San Francisco Examiner, 'I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals.'   When asked if Taiwan would be the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage - a bill is currently being debated in Taipei - he said,'I hope Korea will be the first.'

Park started his career as a humans rights lawyer and is seen as a contender for the 2017 general election. He has been criticized by his opponents for allowing an anti-homophobia campaign appear on buses and billboards.

Will South Korea Be The First?






Changes for the Catholic Church?








When Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic church, he had views of gay people that were typical of the Catholic church.  Pope Benedict has said that:  gay people are a 'defection of human nature', same-sex marriage as 'unnatural' and the LGBTI community as a threat to ‘justice and peace'.  He retired, and was replaced with Pope Francis, who has been seen as more liberal than prior popes.  When he was asked about gay marriage, his response basically was "who am I to judge?"

Papers from a recent Synod reveals that the church may be trying to change their stance on various topics.  Papers reveal that during the discussions it was stated:  "Gay Catholics' orientation should be 'valued', and it should be noted they have 'gifts and qualities' to offer parishes.  Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing them fraternal space in our communities? Often they wish to encounter a Church that offers them a welcoming home.'


 

Changes for the Catholic Church?






Sam Smith Fibs to the Fans







Out singer Sam Smith was caught in a small fib to his fans in Nashville, but it has nothing to do with his sexuality.

Sam is currently out on tour in the US, in support of his debut CD, In The Lonely Hour.  The CD's first single, "Stay With Me" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.  His new single "I'm Not The Only One" is currently climbing up the Hot 100.  

While out on tour, Smith managed to catch a bug, and had to reschedule a few performances.   When he took the stage in Nashville, Smith had made an announcement that he was still not up to 100%, and couldn't come out after the show, because he needed his sleep.

However, fans later found out that Smith went out after leaving the stage to a local karaoke bar, and sing some Beyoncé songs.  He even went so far as to tweet:  'Best night EVER at a karaoke bar in Nashville!!!!!!!!!'


Sam Smith Fibs to the Fans







Blind Spots Series: Brokeback Mountain




What makes a film worthy to win Best Picture? It’s a silly question and essentially meaningless given the politics, but it comes to mind when thinking about Brokeback Mountain. The 2006 awards season pointed to an Oscar win for the Ang Lee film, and it was stunning to watch Crash bring home the prize. Given all the votes involved in choosing the winner, it’s problematic to read too much into the Academy’s choice. Regardless, their pick has not aged well and frequently appears on lists of the worst Best Picture winners. That may not be fair to Paul Haggis’ film, but it’s no stretch to say that nominees like Good Night, and Good Luck and Brokeback Mountain have had longer staying power.

This is the opening paragraph by Dan, at his blog The Transportation Snob - Exploring The World of Film....One Marathon At A Time.

He gives a review of Brokeback, and has a section for comments.  Give his review a read, and let us know what you think!  Or, let him know what you think!


Blind Spots Series: Brokeback Mountain







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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014



The Pope's Controversial Demotion




Cardinal Raymond Burke had been filling the position of Chief Guardian of Canon Law within the Catholic Church.  He is a conservative Cardinal, best known for making statements that said Catholic politicians who supported abortion rights and gay rights should be denied communion at church services.

For the past two weeks the Catholic Church has been holding the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, and statements have been made that the event "seemed to have been designed to weaken the church’s teaching and practice with the apparent blessing of Pope Francis."  Not long after that statement was released, Cardinal Burke confirmed that he had been demoted from his prior position to a minor post as patron to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.  Burke was given his higher position by the prior Pope, Pope Benedict.

According to Burke:  “The pope, more than anyone else as the pastor of the universal church, is bound to serve the truth.  The pope is not free to change the church’s teachings with regard to the immorality of homosexual acts or the insolubility of marriage or any other doctrine of the faith.”



The Pope's Controversial Demotion







Gay Marriage in 50 States





President Barrack Obama has recently stated that he believes that gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states, He also believes that gay marriage should fall under the equal protection clause.

The President made those statements to The New Yorker in an interview where he also said that he believes the Supreme Court's decision to not hear the recent appeals to gay marriage decisions by 5 states was one of the best decisions the court has made.

'Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50 states.  But, as you know, courts have always been strategic.  There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v. Board of Education, but that’s pretty rare.  And, given the direction of society, for the Court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting.'


Gay Marriage in 50 States








Told to Leave Bus for Kissing





Jack James (23) and his partner were riding the #89 bus in London when Jack turned and gave his partner a quick peck on the lips.  This small kiss got a response from the driver, who shouted that he didn't 'allow' that on 'his bus'.   When the bus got to their stop, James approached the driver and asked if he was talking to them.  The driver confirmed he was, and again said it was 'his bus, his rules' and told them to get off the bus.

The couple got off the bus, and James admitted to being angry and shaking after the event.

Ken Davidson, TfL’s Head of Bus Operations, said: 'All customers have the right to use our services without fear of being abused and offensive behavior is completely unacceptable. 'We would like to reassure Mr James that this matter is being taken very seriously and that a thorough investigation is being conducted by Go Ahead.'

Told to Leave Bus for Kissing






North Carolina Magistrate Resigns






On October 10, 2014, same-sex marriage in North Carolina became legal following a federal judge's ruling that the state's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples was unconstitutional. Same-sex couples were immediately issued marriage licenses, and on Monday, October 13, same-sex couples statewide began marrying. This resulted in Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr handing in his resignation, saying that he can't stay at his job in "good conscience" and marry gay couples, as that is against his religion.

When gay marriage became legal, a magistrate in Pasquotank County refused to marry two men, citing religious beliefs.  This resulted in a memo that was sent to all magistrates from the North  Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts that they face suspension or dismissal if they didn't perform civil marriages for same sex couples.  Kallam Jr. resigned after receiving this memo.

When asked for a comment, Chris Sgro, the executive director of the LGBT non-profit Equality NC responded:  'This is not an issue of people's rights to have religious beliefs, but people try to spin it that way.  This is their job, and it's a job requirement.'
 

North Carolina Magistrate Resigns






Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock Fan Fiction





Benedict Cumberbatch has played the asexual Sherlock Holmes for the past three seasons, working with Martin Freeman who plays Dr. Watson.  

In a recent interview, Cumberbatch began to talk about that he is amused by the online fan fiction that has appeared of the pair, where they have been turned from asexual to gay, and having torrid affairs with each other.

During the interview it becomes obvious that Cumberbatch has read the stories as he is able to mention specific scenarios that are depicted by the fans who have turned the pair into a very horny duo.

'They either want to make John [Watson] into a sort of cute little toy, or me into a cute toy, or we’re fucking in space on a bed, chained together.  It’s always, like, one of them is tired, one comes back from work, the other is horny, a lump appears in his trousers, and then they’re at it!  It’s usually me getting it — I’m biting Watson’s dog tags.'
 


Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock Fan Fiction







Jake Gyllenhaal on Nightcrawlers






Television is often criticized for blurring the boundaries of entertainment and public interest when it intrudes on private grief, but we are all to blame, according to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Jake Gyllenhaal, the Oscar-nominated actor, was talking to the Observer in the runup to the release of his new thriller, Nightcrawler, a darkly damning satire on American media’s obsession with breaking news and the questionable ethics of those who gather the footage. The film focuses on so-called “nightcrawlers” who, monitoring police scanners, race to crime and accident scenes to film bloody scenes and then sell the footage to the TV news channels.

Gyllenhaal said the film, to be released on 31 October, suggests “we are all complicit”: nightcrawlers, TV station heads and the people who watch the footage. He said: “I equate it with fast food. We all know [it’s] bad for us. But people demand it … This narrative of fear and this spinning of news has a great detrimental effect.”


Jake Gyllenhaal on Nightcrawlers












'Suite Francaise' Among 91 World Premieres





Michelle Williams’ World War II romance “Suite Francaise” has been set for a “world premiere” at the American Film Market along with 90 other movies.

AFM runs Nov. 5-12 in Santa Monica with over 415 films screening privately for buyers.

“Suite Francaise,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel, also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie. Entertainment One financed and produced.

TF1 International is selling international rights. The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights.



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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014



Rick Santorum, Gays, and the Church




It is widely known by reviewing trends that younger generations tend to be more open and accepting of the LGBTQI community when compared to older generations.  This results in comments along the lines that the intolerant generation is dying off.  However, politician and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sees things differently.

Santorum views it as the LGBTQI has effectively figured out how to silence the church on the matter of gay rights, so rather than follow the church's influence, the younger generation is vulnerable to the gay community.

'The arguments are being won among young people. We are losing in this particular area among young people not because we’re out there and competing, it’s because they have effectively silenced the church on a lot of those issues and young people don’t even know what the opposing view is on these issues.  I really believe in this subject matter at hand with the gay community that a Judeo-Christian worldview cannot survive with a worldview that is as rabidly secular as this movement is.”

He went on to say that the gay community knows it can't compete against the church, so they are trying to silence the church, so as not to have any opposition.


Rick Santorum, Gays, and the Church







Dallas Passengers Stop Gay Bashing






On October 23rd, Dallas Airport was full of passengers coming and going, but no one expected to see the disturbance that got caught on video.

Near the ticketing booths, a drunk man starts to cause a scene, verbally attacking another man.  When by-standers try to step in and ask him what the problem is, he states that he's angry at "that faggot" and goes on to hurl more slurs.

The drunk quickly moves toward the man he's verbally attacking, and kicks him and then smacks his head.  Suddenly, the by-standers move on the drunk, swarming over him and holding him to the ground until security arrive on the scene and subdue the drunk man, who continues to swear and yell.

One by-stander managed to get the entire incident on video, and posted it to youtube for everyone to see.  See the story and video at the link below.


Dallas Passengers Stop Gay Bashing








3 Southern States to Leave America?





Douglas MacKinnon is a conservative author, and was a former aide to president Ronald Reagan.  

MacKinnon has recently started making statements that he would like the Southern states of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to leave the US, and form their own country, as a protest against gay rights.  He has suggested that they call themselves "Reagan" and said they should separate from the US due to the ‘fiscal insanity and moral decay’ that is evident in America.

Speaking on the Janet Mefferd Show on Tuesday to discuss his new book ‘The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country Now,’ MacKinnon singled out the progress of LGBTI rights as a reason he wanted to form his own country. ‘If you happen to refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple because it goes against your religious beliefs, you can be driven out of business.  If you’re a football commentator and you happen to just say innocently that maybe I wouldn’t have drafted a gay football player because I wouldn’t want to deal with the distraction, many people on the left will try to drive you out of your job as well.’

3 Southern States to Leave America?






The Top 11 Gay Animals






As you all know, one of the topics that religious right continues to raise regarding homosexuality is that it's not natural because animals do not exhibit homosexual behaviors.

In recent years, this belief has been challenged, with studies that show animals do form homosexual pairings and bonds.  Most famously a pair of male penguins who raised a chick in the zoo, who became the subject of a book titled "And Tango Makes Three".

Now, zoologists have confirmed that numerous species show homosexual behaviors, and Gay Star News gave a ranking of the Top 11 gay animals, showing which species are most likely to exhibit what humans would term a 'gay relationship".  The list includes orcas (killer whales), flamingos, penguins, snails, sea lions, and more.

Click the link below to see what animals are on the chart, and which animal hit #1, which I didn't list above.
 

The Top 11 Gay Animals






Fan Fiction Goes Mainstream





Forum members here are familiar with 'fandoms', groups of people who come together as mutual fans of a book/movie/TV show.  One of the aspects of fandoms is fan fiction, when authors will take the characters they love, and write new stories about them, changing names, locations, timelines, and even universes.

Lately, fan fiction seems to be going mainstream.   What was once “Twilight” fan fiction is reshaped into the “Gabriel Trilogy” (850,000 copies sold, per the publisher), the “Beautiful Bastard” series (1 million sold) and the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey” (100 million and counting, with a movie to be released).  The most recent high profile addition to this is "After", a story that is RPF  (real person fiction) and is based on the singers in the group One Direction.

The authors of the original works, of course, have mixed reactions. Most notably: J.K. Rowling doesn’t mind if you are creative with her characters, but George R.R. Martin abhors it.

What makes fan fiction so popular is that people may feel like they haven't gotten enough of the characters...they love them so much, they want more, and that's a need that fan fiction can fill.
 


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Jake Gyllenhaal Is ABC News'  "Person Of The Week"





DCF has many Jake Gyllenhaal fans who are waiting to see him win "Sexiest Man Alive", or consider him "Man of The Year".  Recently ABC News has selected Jake to be their Person of The Week.

The video (shot in NYC) on the ABC News site features an interview with Jake, brief scenes from his films, and discussion of his new film, "Nightcrawler".

The narrator/interviewer describes "Brokeback Mountain" as "Jake's breakthrough role".

So click the link below to see and hear Jake for yourself!



Jake Gyllenhaal is ABC News' Person of The Week












How Anne Hathaway & Matthew McConaughey Became Friends





At a recent event set up as a tribute to Matthew McConaughey, one of the attendees who stood to give a speech about him was his recent costar, Anne Hathaway.

Hathaway decided to share with the audience how she and McConaughey became friends, and it wasn't in a way that people expected.  Hathaway and her husband (Adam Shulman) were invited to McConaughey's place  for a party.  The pair showed up, knocked on the door, and were greeted by a smiling McConaughey.  He invited them in, offered them a drink, and gave them some bad news.

The party was the night before.

Rather than turn them away, he invited them to stay, and they began to (as a Brokie would say) "get to drinkin' and talkin' and all" and they became good friends.



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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014



Election Day




Tuesday, November 4th, is Election Day in the US.  

Often in elections, we hear comments such as "My vote doesn't count" or "why should I vote?"  This upcoming election is not a presidential one, Barrack Obama will be in office for another two years.  However, this mid-term election shows that Republicans have an edge, and may take control of the Senate, and they already have control of the House.   If Republicans do gain the Senate, it will make it nearly impossible for Obama to get any major legislation passed in the last of his years in office.

Republicans gaining the Senate would also show how dissatisfied voters are with the current leading party.  Republicans have continually voted against equal pay for women, have passed measures that make access to legal abortions even more difficult, continue to be against gay marriage rights, and also voted against a Veteran's Health Bill.

In the past, people had to fight for their right to vote.  Even today, some people still have to fight for that right.  If you are registered, go out and vote, and make your voice heard!  If you are not, get registered for the next election.








A Real Life Ennis & Jack?






Over the years of the forum's existence, members occasionally commented on how things would be for a 'real life' Ennis & Jack.

It turns out that in our time, there appears to be a real life Ennis & Jack, and they are living in Austraila.

The cowboy couple lives in North Queensland, Au and their names are Dan and Miki.  Dan was a city-slicker, living day to day and trying to conform to what society believed a man should be.  He decided to take a trip to the country, and that is where he met up with Miki.  The pair now owns a farm, gets up with the roosters, and run the farm.  

It seems that while Ennis and Jack couldn't find their sweet life, Dan and Miki were able to.

To see a video of their story, click the link below.


A Real Life Ennis & Jack








8 Men Arrested In Egypt





On November 1st, the Egyptian court sentenced 8 men to three years in prison (each) for appearing in a video that went viral, and is being called "Egypt's first gay marriage".

The video was filmed in April, but went viral this September.  The video shows a group of men on a boat together on the Nile river.  Two of the men appear to be having a wedding ceremony, they hug, exchange rings, and are surrounded by male guests.

After the video surfaced, the country's chief prosecutor general called for the arrest of nine men. They were charged with ‘inciting debauchery and violating public decency.'

When they left the courthouse after sentencing, the 8 men covered their faces with paper or cloth.  One man spoke to reporters, saying it is all a mistake, that the boat ride is a birthday celebration, and nothing more.  Egypt outlaws ‘fujur’ – often translated as sexual excess or debauchery. The country's courts interpret fujur as meaning or including homosexual acts.

 

8 Men Arrested In Egypt






Angry Ex Sends Out Nude Pics






David Galvin (38) was in a relationship with Richard Rosa (31, pictured left).  Rosa is a teacher at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California, and had made the decision to end his relationship with Galvin.

This didn't sit well with Galvin, who decided that he would get revenge.   The first thing he did was to hack into Rosa's computer.  He then found nude pictures that Rosa had taken of himself, and (posing as Rosa) sent emails to all of Rosa's colleagues with the subject line "enjoy".  His intent was to get Rosa fired from his job, and ruin him.

After sending the emails, Galvin left town.

When Galvin returned, he found out that his plan had failed. Students of the school had created an online petition to save Rosa's job.  Police then found Galvin and arrested him for identity theft, sending obscene matter and impersonation.

Rosa's job is not in jeopardy, and Galvin will be appearing in court on November 21st.
 

Angry Ex Sends Out Nude Pics






Gareth Thomas on His Autobiography, and Possible Marriage





Gareth Thomas, the former rugby player who came out in 2009, has just published his autobiography, Proud. On Saturday night he appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show on British's ITV channel, to talk about his career and his previous struggles with his sexuality.

Thomas enjoyed a phenomenal rugby career as a player, and was, until September 2011, the most capped Welsh rugby union player, with 100 appearances for his country. He married his wife, Jenna, in 2001, but they filed for divorce in 2007. Thomas came out in an interview with the Daily Mail in 2009, and has revealed that in his darkest moments, he contemplated suicide.

He told Ross that he continues to be bowled over by the reaction that he gets from people to his decision to discuss his sexuality. ‘I have won every trophy that I can ever dream of winning but when you affect somebody’s life, in a way that this person is going to have a life that they never thought they could have because of me, stupid old me, because of that they could do that, it’s amazing. ‘I didn’t come out because I wanted to be the first person to do it and I was going to be a trailblazer, I came out because I came to a crossroads of living or dying and that’s why I decided to come out, I wanted to live.’
 

Gareth Thomas on His Autobiography, and Possible Marriage







An Interview With Gustavo Santaolalla





Gustavo Santaolalla is a renowned composer who continues to expand his reach with his compositions.  He has won multiple Grammy Awards, and he is a two-time Oscar winner, for his work on Babel and Brokeback Mountain.  In 2013 he branched out into video games, and composed the music for the game The Last of Us.  Now, the movie he did his most recent work is in theaters, the animated feature The Book of Life.

The interview touches on a number of topics.  Santaolalla talks about how he got his start composing, winning his awards,  how he managed to get into the world of video games, working on an animated feature for the first time, how composing for video games differs from TV and movies, and some of his upcoming projects.

He also offers advice to anyone who is trying to break into the business.

Click the link below to read the interview, and to find a link to his FB page to like.



An Interview With Gustavo Santaolalla







Linda Cardellini in "Bloodline"





Kate Mara (know as Alma Jr. to Brokies) recently worked on the critically acclaimed Netfix series House of Cards, and now another Brokeback Mountain actress is following her footsteps.  Linda Cardellini (known to Brokies as Cassie Cartwright) will be appearing on the new Netflix series Bloodline, which is set to start airing its first season (13 episodes) in March of 2015.

Bloodline is based around four siblings who live in Florida, and their lives are turned upside down when their "black sheep" brother comes back to Florida.

According to the show's star (Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights) the siblings are "not bad people.  But we've done a bad thing."

Aside from Chandler and Cardelini, Bloodline will also feature Ben Mendelsohn (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner's Daughter,  Carrie).



Linda Cardellini in Bloodlines














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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014







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Elton John Blasts Russian Officials





Pop icon Elton John is no stranger to public outbursts.  He's had them at award shows, concerts, and has an on again/off again feud with fellow icon Madonna.  Recently, he's had an outburst against Russian officials at his concert in St. Petersburg over the weekend, over the removing of a statue of Apple's Steve Jobs, because his successor (Tim Cook) came out as gay last month.

Prior to the concert, John met with LGBTI people in Russia to let them see his speech, which they applauded and approved.  While many other artists are boycotting Russia for their anti-gay policies, LGBTI groups in Russia are asking that this not happen, as they feel it will only further isolate them.

When addressing the removal of the statue, John said:  "How dignified that St Petersburg should erect a memorial to Steve Jobs, the remarkable founder of Apple. But last week it was labeled ‘homosexual propaganda’ and taken down! 'Can this be true? Steve’s memory is re-written because his successor at Apple, Tim Cook, is gay? Does that also make i-pads gay propaganda?"

Elton John went on to talk of personal stories he's received from Russian fans, that speak of their love for his music, dancing to "Nikita", children signing to his Disney soundtrack songs, and how his being gay shapes his music.

Elton John Blasts Russian Officials







Lisa Ling - This Is Life - The Gay Rodeo






Lisa Ling is the host/interviewer of This Is Life with Lisa Ling.  The show, which airs on CNN, is an investigative series, in which host Lisa Ling (formerly of The View) travels across the country in search of “ordinary people with extraordinary lives".  Ling explores unusual and sometimes dangerous cultures and communities on the show.

Ling recently gave an interview to The Huffington Post to discuss a recent episode, which is titled "Gay Rodeo".  In the interview, Ling discusses why she choose to do a segment on the gay rodeo circuit, and what she discovered about it.  She also talks about her style of reporting, how she is able to get her interviewees to open up to her, how she views the LGBTI community in 2014, and exactly what she would like the viewers to take away from the episode.

She also admitted that she thought the gay rodeo would be one big party, but that view changed as she began to interview the participants of the rodeo.

The show originally aired on Sunday 11/09, but you can see it online at CNNgo.


Lisa Ling - This Is Life - The Gay Rodeo








A New, Open and Accepting KKK?





America has had its share of hate groups, one of the most recognizable is the Klu Klux Klan.  Large groups of people in white sheets, hoods to cover their faces, burning crosses on the yards of those they are trying to intimidate.

John Abarr is currently a very well known white supremacist living in Montana, and the leader of that state's branch of the KKK, the Rocky Mountain Knights.  Lately, Abarr is telling people that he's had a change of heart, and he wants to open membership of the Rocky Mountain Knights to include "non-white" citizens and gay people.

Abarr says his reasoning for this change is so that the Ku Klux Klan can welcome all Americans so that together they can oppose what Abarr calls the ‘new world order’ and one world government – which he says the US Government is pushing for. He goes on to say that:   ‘The KKK is for a strong America.   White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.’

Other branches of the Klan don't agree with this new 'progressive' approach, preferring to keep their membership purely white, and purely straight.

Abarr says he had his change of heart after meeting with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Casper, Montana and now hopes to hold an interracial, interfaith ‘peace summit’ in the North American summer of 2015. ‘I thought it was a really good organization,’ Abarr said of his meeting with the NAACP, ‘I don't feel we need to be separate.’

A New, Open and Accepting KKK?






UK Doctors Could Be Mistreating Transgendered People






The Medical Defence Union (MDU), Britain's legal advisory group for the medical community, was recently found to be giving outdated counsel pertaining to the treatment of transgendered people, which could result in many transgendered people in the UK from being properly treated by their doctors.

When it comes to changing individual records, official NHS guidance issued in 2012 states that when an individual transitions, it is best practice for GP’s is to retain all relevant clinical information in their file but 'all references to the previous name, gender and NHS number should be removed, or anything from which this might be derived'. By contrast, the MDU advises: 'The patient's gender should be changed for all on-going medical care but previous records should reflect the patient's original gender.' In the light of recent statements by the Information Commissioner, this advice could also breach the Data Protection Act. The same section also directs GPs not to send 'inappropriate requests for screening e.g. invitations to the cervical screening programme for patients who have become male'. This suggestion, if interpreted by GPs as a requirement not to send cervical screening notices to any trans male, could have fatal consequences.

GSN asked the Medical Defence Union to comment on their advice. Specifically, we asked them whether this was the sum total of advice provided by the MDU or whether there was more guidance sent in private to GP’s? What experience Dr Chu has of dealing with trans patients or the trans community? What legal advice did the MDU take in compiling this page?  A spokesperson for the MDU refused to answer, explaining to us that it was not their policy to answer questions of this sort. They did provide a statement.   'We are very sorry to hear that you are unhappy with our article titled management of transgender patients in general practice,' they said.

UK Doctors Could Be Mistreating Transgendered People






Nick Jonas and the Gay Fan Base





Nick Jonas first found pop stardom as part of The Jonas Brothers.  Initially a Disney act, the group starred in two Disney movies, a Disney TV show, and recorded 4 albums together.  Those albums, It's About Time (2006), Jonas Brothers (2007), A Little Bit Longer (2008), and Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009) sold a combined 17 million copies worldwide.  Before breaking up in 2013, they had 10 Billboard Top 40 hits.

Now that the group is no more, youngest brother Nick Jonas is going solo.  His new CD (Nick Jonas) is getting positive reviews, and lead single "Jealous" is currently at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100.  

Out on the road to promote it, Jonas has done something that is typically not done when breaking a solo artists, schedule shows at gay clubs.  He's recently performed two shows in Manhattan, both at gay clubs where he flashed his abs to the crowd.

When asked about the shows, Jonas replied: 'I don’t know why more heterosexual male artists don’t embrace their gay fan base, because it’s so important. At least, I feel like it’s such an important part of my fan base, so I wanted to make an effort and it was incredible to be around my gay fans and celebrate.'


Nick Jonas and the Gay Fan Base







Interstellar Finishes in Second





According to Box Office Mojo, the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar finished its opening weekend in 2nd place, making just shy of $50 million dollars.  It ended up behind the children's animated film Big Hero 6, which took in just over $56 million dollars.  Both movies carry a budget production of $165 million.

Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey (Cooper), Anne Hathaway (Amelia), Wes Bentley (Doyle), Jessica Chastain (Murph), Matt Damon (Dr. Mann).  While that is a star-studded line up, the movie received mixed reviews upon release, including:  "many of the characters aren't terribly engaging, especially when the story reached its emotional peak."

It did fare better when international sales were added to the total.  Foreign ticket sales were almost $83 million, bringing the total together as $133 million.


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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014





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Gold Rush Gays





With Brokeback Mountain sometimes being described as a 'western' film, and Jack and Ennis described as cowboys, people have sometimes wondered about gay cowboys who may have been around in the times of the 'wild west' and the 'gold rush'.  A new article by Michael Flanagan gives us some answers.

Forum member Michael Flanagan is a reference librarian at one library and an on-call librarian for 3 more libraries.  He has also been a writer since the 80s, starting with a newsletter for the AIDS Archive where he worked.  In the 90s he wrote for the Bay Area Reporter.  He is now a freelance writer and has a monthly article that appears online for B.A.R. and Edge, and has had two short pieces published in books.   His most recent piece for B.A.R. is titled "Gold Rush Gays" and it discusses how gay and transgendered men lived their lives during that time period.

Michael's article discusses  such topics as balls where men danced with men, the lives of  Jason Chamberlain and John Chaffee, who sailed together from Boston to California and had a relationship that friends described as "wedded bachelors", and Ferdinand Haisch, a carpenter who enjoyed going out in women's clothes.

"Gold Rush Gays" is a well written article and a good read.  We look forward to more of Michael Flanagan's work to spotlight in TDS, with his permission, of course!

Gold Rush Gays







Gay Officer Involved in Gay Bashing






Officer Mark Carter (pictured left) is a former Mr. Gay UK.   Despite being an officer, Carter seems to be in the habit of getting into trouble with the law.

In 2009, he faced two counts of sexual assault and rape, after an attempted rape on a man in Leeds, but those charges were eventually dropped.  Carter was returned to the force, but ran into trouble again when he tested positive for steroid use, which he claimed was for medicinal purposes.

Now, Carter is being accused of physically attacking a man in the bathroom of a gay club.

He was made the subject of a 12-month community order, told to do 250 hours of unpaid work and pay £100 compensation to his victim. Detective Chief Superintendent Clive Wain, of West Yorkshire Police, said Carter could lose his job after an internal hearing. ‘West Yorkshire Police expects the very highest standards of its officers and staff, both on and off duty,’ he said. ‘Criminal behaviour or conduct which falls below this standard will not be tolerated.'


Gay Officer Involved in Gay Bashing








Trans Woman Buried As Man





Jennifer Gabel was a 32 year old transgendered woman, who was born as Geoff.  Jennifer was going through her transition, and living as Jennifer, and had legally changed her name.  Jennifer's friends were shocked when they received word that she had did suddenly, due to an aneurism.

The friends received a second shock when they attended the wake for the young woman they knew.  The wake was open casket, and everyone could she that Jennifer was not in the casket, it was Geoff.   Jennifer's family had her laid out in her coffin in a man's suit, with her long hair cut down to a man's style.

Friend Stacy Dee Hudson took to Facebook to voice her opinion.   ‘I am disgusted, a great and dear friend’s mom went to the funeral today. It was not closed casket. They cut her hair, suit on. How can they bury her as Geoff when she legally changed her name? So very sad. Jen you will be missed and people who know you know that you are at peace.’

Friends went on to say that both the wake and the online obituary presented Jennifer as Geoff.  All pronouns used to refer to Jennifer were male, the name "Jennifer" was never mentioned.  It seems as if the family was trying to erase any evidence of Jennifer.

Trans Woman Buried As Man






People Organize Petition Against The Duggars






The TLC network (the learning channel) used to be a network that was the home for educational programs, but over the years that changed as their programs went towards sensationalism and "reality" tv.  One of their shows is "19 Kids and Counting", which chronicles the lives of the Duggar family.  They are described as ‘devout Independent Baptists and adherents of the Christian patriarchy movement.’   They are called 'quiver fulls' in regards to the amount of children, meaning they won't use birth control, and will have as many children as God intends them to have.

Oh their Facebook page, they issued a 'challenge' to people to posts loving, kiss pictures to promote marriage.  However, any pictures of same-sex couples were deleted from the page.  It was later discovered that Duggar matriarch Michelle had been making phone calls throughout the town, that were anti-transgendered.  ‘The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens and girls restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only.  I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls.’

Furthermore, one member of the Duggar family, Josh, has been newly appointed as the Executive Director of the Family Research Center’s Action Arm. The Family Research Council is a well-known body that opposes equal marriage and rights for gay people.

This has resulted in an online petition being circulated, to have TLC cancel the Duggar's show.

People Organize Petition Against The Duggars






Country Singers Come Out




The genre of country music has always seemed to be the least welcoming of out, gay singers.  In spite of this, there have always been rumors about some of the better known performers in country music (Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Wynonna).  While rumors have always swirled, country music seemed  to be 100% straight.

A number of years ago, K. D. Lang came out, she was recently followed by Chely Wright in 2010.   Now the men are finding the courage to come out as well.  Ty Herndon (left in pic) scored 14 Top 40 country hits, and while things were going well professionally, personally things weren't so great.  He's twice divorced, declared bankruptcy, gained 75 pounds and had two stints in rehab.  He stopped touring in 2002.  Ty now reveals that he is gay, and at 51 has decided that enough is enough, and it's time for him to be who he really is.

Billy Gilman burst on the country scene at age 12, scoring 3 Top 40 country songs.  Once he hit puberty, his career in country seemed to disappear.  He released 5 CDs in total, but had no more hit singles.  He was also in the closet, but inspired by Ty Herndon and Gilman came out of the closet a few days after Herndon.


Ty Herndon Comes Out

Billy Gilman Comes Out







Can Jake's "Evil" Role Win An Oscar?





A new Oscar season is coming, and once again, Jake Gyllenhaal's name is being thrown into the mix.  Jake fans were disappointed when he failed to get a nod for his role in "Prisoners", and the renewed talk around Jake and his role in "Nightcrawler" has fans hopeful.  But can Jake's role of the "evil" Lou Bloom win him that nomination, and the Oscar?

There are supporters of both sides of the discussion.  Many note that the Academy likes to award the prize to a 'hero', usually a role that has a biographical slant.  This Oscar season is no different, and other performances that are being mentioned as "Oscar worthy" are:  Stephen Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne) in "The Theory of Everything," persecuted code-breaker Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) in "The Imitation Game," civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) in "Selma," and famed painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) in "Mr. Turner,".

However, others are quick to point out that the Academy has awarded villain roles before as well, most notably:  Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds," Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight," and Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men" all appealed to the academy with their portrayals of unrepentant evil.


Can Jake's "Evil" Role Win An Oscar?










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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014




World AIDS Day







Yesterday (12/1) was World AIDS Day, a day started in 1988 to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and work to end the epidemic.  HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (originally known as GRID), is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. HIV can progress into AIDS, the final state of the infection when the body is unable to fight disease or infection.

The early days of AIDS was a time when those who had the disease were horribly treated by others, and there was little to no government action to help in fighting the epidemic.

Today there are vaccines that can help slow the progress of the disease, and can help those who have it live longer lives.  Because of this, many people have forgotten how horrible the early days of AIDS was.  Please click the link below to be reminded of 7 facts about AIDS!

World AIDS Day







Poland Elects First Openly Gay Mayor






Poland is considered one of the more conservative countries, but a recent election shows that perhaps steps towards acceptance are being made.  Recently, the city of Słupsk, elected Robert Biedroń as its mayor.  Biedron is an openly gay man, and a very public gay rights activist.

The 38-year-old Biedroń is known for his inflammatory rhetorical style, especially when criticizing other politicians, but he toned down his language during the campaign, sticking to the problems plaguing the city of 100,000.

Voters didn’t raise his sexual orientation as an issue during the campaign, Biedroń said. “No one was interested in these things. People wanted to talk about unemployment, the city’s development,” he told the Polish news service TVN24.  Biedroń, who rose to prominence as the head of a Polish gay rights group, the Campaign against Homophobia, was elected to the Polish parliament in 2011. Along with him, Poles elected Anna Grodzka as their first transgender member of parliament.


Poland Elects First Openly Gay Mayor








Homophobic Fans Banned





Rugby fan Keith Wilson went to a recent match and found himself in the position of overhearing racism and homophobia.

The game that Wilson went to was being refereed by Nigel Owens (left) who is openly gay.  While the game was going on, Wilson overheard fans in the stands shouting racist and homophobic terms at Owens.  Wilson decided to step up, and made an official complaint about the behavior.

The incident was investigated, and the end result was two fans were banned for two years from attending rugby games.  Also they each have to make a £1,000 donation to a charity of Owens' choosing.

RFU CEO Ian Ritchie said: “While instances of this nature are exceptionally rare, the RFU takes rugby’s values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship very seriously, and is determined to uphold them. We are all guardians of these aspects of the game, on and off the pitch, and it is these values which make the sport special.”


Homophobic Fans Banned






Google App Let You "Shoot The Gays"






Google has removed a game named Ass Hunter, in which players hunt and kill gay men, from its Android app store.  The game had been available in the Google Play store for weeks.  The Independent reports that Ass Hunter was downloaded more than 10,000 times, and even received more than 200 five-star reviews before it was pulled from the store today.  Googled declined to comment on this story.

To win Ass Hunter, players needed to kill as many gay men as possible by shooting them with a shotgun. The game has a top-down, multidirectional shooter format.  If you fail to shoot the gays, they swarm your player and rape you.

Ass Hunter has existed as an online Flash game since 2006, but it seems that its developers—who seem to be French—had managed to release an Android version, too. The Google Play Store bans apps that contain either hate speech or violent or bullying behavior.



Google App Let You "Shoot The Gays"






Gay Wedding(s) on Glee?





Glee is coming back to the airwaves on January 9th, and rumors are swirling around that there may be one or two gay weddings this season.

The rumors started when Naya Rivera (who plays Santana) posted a picture of herself on Twitter in a wedding veil, with the message:  "Exciting day on the Glee set today!"

Since that appeared, talk has been that two couples are getting married, but it has not been determined if it is two same-sex weddings, or a straight and gay wedding.

Naya's picture seems to hint that her character (Santana) will marry her sweetheart, Brittany (Heather Morris).  There are other prospects for the second couple.  Puck (Mark Salling) and Quinn (Dianna Agron) or Rachel (Lea Michele) and Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) could be tying the knot.   A third option is Kurt and Blaine, who got engaged last season, but have had a rocky road of it so far.



Gay Wedding(s) on Glee?







"Nightcrawler" (and Jake) Getting Nominations





There has been much talk recently of the movie Nightcrawler, and Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in it.   Both the movie and Jake's name are being tossed around regarding possible Academy Award nominations.

While there is still time for that, both the movie and Jake have been getting other nominations.

So far,  both the movie and Jake have been nominated for Spirit Awards, and now they've also been nominated for Satellite Awards.

Gyllenhaal fans are (of course) hoping for an Oscar for Jake.  TDS will be watching as awards season continues on, and more awards are announced.



Nightcrawler (and Jake) Getting Nominations










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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014




MLB Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out





Dale Scott is a Major League Baseball umpire.  His favorite football team is the Oregon Ducks.  He loves history, politics and documentaries and watches every season of "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." He has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is gay and married to his partner of 28 years.

Dale Scott decided it was time to come out, but came out in a very "quiet" way.  Instead of making an announcement, holding a press conference, recording a video, or another way, Scott did it with a picture.

Scott had been approached by Referee Magazine.  They were doing an article on Scott and his amazing career, a career that nearly didn't happen when he was almost fired early on.   While there would be plenty of 'game' pictures, the magazine was hoping for some 'off time' pictures of perhaps a more personal nature.  After talking with his partner (Michael Rausch) Scott decided to submit a picture of the two of them, side-by-side, on a plane.  Referee Magazine ran the picture with the caption:  "He and his longtime companion, Michael Rausch, traveled to Australia for the 2014 season opener between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers."

By doing this, Scott became the first MLB Umpire to come out while still active in the sport.


MLB Umpire Dale Scott Comes Out







Out Skater Eric Radford






Eric Radford is a pairs skater from Canada, partnered with Meagan Duhamel.  Together they won the Olympic Silver Medal in Sochi, Russia in 2014.  Together their eyes are focused on gold in 2018.  Radford, however, has another partner in his life.

Radford is gay, and is out, making him one if the first out male skaters who is still actively competing.  Back in 1996 Rudy Galindo came out publicly, but that was his last season on the amateur circuit.  Later on we had Johnny Weir.   While he took to the ice in flamboyant costumes and didn't hide his personality, he never publicly said he was gay until he retired.

While the stereotype is that figure skating is 'full' of gay men, it is very rare for these men to come out of the closet....medals hang in the balance.  With other sports that have home runs, touchdowns, goals, or fastest times, figure skating is judged, and it's very possible that a biased judge could mark a skater down.  It's often been speculated that this is what happened to Johnny Weir in 2010.

Radford has decided that his skating will speak for itself, and has come out, not only saying that he is a gay man, but that he has been with his boyfriend (Normand) for 4 years, and is helping raise Normand's daughter from a prior relationship.


Out Skater Eric Radford








New Birth Announcement For 19 Year Old Son





When parents do a birth announcement for the latest addition to the family, they never consider the possibility that they may have a transgendered baby, or that they may have to place a retraction.  But that's just what one set of parents did for their son, who was originally born to them as their daughter.

For many parents this news from their child would be cause for much strife.  However, Yolanda Bogert and Guy Kershaw of Brisbane decided to do what they felt best for their child, and placed what many describe as a "tongue-in-cheek" retraction to their original birth announcement from 19 years ago, when Kai (as he goes by now) was born and named Elizabeth.

The announcement has a picture of Kai now, and says:  "In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as our daughter.  He informs us that we were mistaken!  Ooops!  Our bad!  We would now like to present, our wonderful son, Kai Bogert.  Loving you is the easiest thing in the world.  Tidy your room!"

After being posted to Twitter, the image has gone viral, favorite over 1,800 times, and been shared/re-tweeted over 2,000 more times.


New Birth Announcement For 19 Year Old Son






New Zealand Author Told to Commit Suicide






New Zealand author and gay activist Jim Marjoram recently had a book published about his life, and how he fought being gay, and his efforts to be straight and have a happy family.  Thinking that the book might help bring about some discussion on gay people and the church, Marjoram mailed copies of his book to local churches, fully expecting some criticism.

However, what he did not expect was to receive an email back from one of the churches that read: 'We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book.  Romans 1 clearly says God has rejected homos and they are worthy of death.  You can not be saved.   I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.'

Logan Robertson, a pastor from Westcity Bible Baptist Church, doesn't deny sending the email.  He does think his words are being twisted.  He states he never told Marjoram to commit suicide, but rather he prayed that Marjoram would do it.  He does stand behind calling Marjoram a "filthy, child molesting fag".

In response to the email, numerous supporters (some of them Conservative Catholics) have emailed Marjoram to say they disagree with the message, and offer support.

New Zealand Author Told to Commit Suicide






The Gayest Grammies?





The announcements for the upcoming Grammy awards just took place, and there are a few people who are calling it the "Gayest Grammies" ever.

We'll start with British singer Sam Smith.  Smith is out, and has scored two top 10 hits from his debut CD here in America.  Both "Stay With Me" and "I'm Not The Only One" have kept Smith's debut CD near the top of the US charts, and earned Smith 5 Grammy nominations.

After that we move to superstar author director John Waters.  Waters is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category, for the audio version of his book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America .  One of his competitors for that Grammy is gay icon, the late Joan Rivers, for the audio of her book, Diary of a Mad Diva.

Cheyenne Jackson is a primary soloist on the current cast recording for West Side Story, and he's tweeted how proud to be nominated for a Grammy. 

Lastly, Neil Patrick Harris is the principal soloist for Hedwig & The Angry Inch and is nominated for a Grammy in the Best Musical Theater Album category.   His response was:  'The @HedwigOnBway cast recording was just nominated for a Grammy! So proud! Now what happens? Bribery? Sexual favors? #WhatWouldHedwigDo?'


The Gayest Grammies?







Heath Ledger Honored in Studio Mural





Vincent Fantauzzo broke through at the 2008 Archibald with his three-panel portrait of Ledger, painted weeks before the actor's death that January.  Fantauzzo was a friend of Ledger, as well as the Ledger family, and ended up giving the three-panel portrait to Leger's mother, Sally.
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The Backlot Studios, a new post-production, editing and preview screening venue in West Perth, and Ledger's father (Kim) recommended Fantauzzo to do a mural on the property.  Backlot contacted Fantauzzo, and he agreed to do a mural that he hoped would inspire others to reach for success.  His mural is of Heath Ledger in his role of the Joker.

"The Ledgers are like my Perth family and (his wife Asher Keddie’s) mum and sister live in Perth so we are there quite a bit,” Fantauzzo said.  “When the opportunity came up, Kim told me about the Backlot guys and their new theatre and it just felt right,"




Heath Ledger Honored in Studio Mural










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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014




How To Search The Forum





Ah, the forum search function.  Some of you may not remember that we have one!  This function was disabled a while ago, because with the amount of posts the forum has, use of the search function caused the forum to freeze and crash.

Disabling the search function ensured the forum ran smoothly.  However, this meant that many old posts, while still here, could be impossible to find.

Recently, forum member foreverinawe has posted a solution.

fia was looking for any discussion on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, and found a relatively quick way to search a thread for certain subjects.  fia posted the instructions in the What Good Book Have You Read Lately thread, and I quoted it and moved it to The Sandbox. 

Click the link below to go to fia's post in The Sandbox, and you can see how to search as well.


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Canadian Tide Commercial






Not long ago we were talking about a DirectTV commercial that featured a gay couple crashing through the walls of their living room, as they talked about liking rival teams, and being "just like any other couple".

Many comments about the ad were positive, mentioning that the portrayal of the couple was positive, and made them into a 'run-of-the-mill' couple, and the possibilities of seeing more commercials like this.

A new commercial is now airing in Canada, for Tide detergent, and it is the first Tide commercial to feature a gay couple.  The couple has a back-and-forth banter, makes jokes, and discusses 'past mistakes'.

Click the link below to see the Tide advertisement.


Canadian Tide Commercial








FDA - Ban Gay Blood Donations





Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not reconvene to continue discussions or to recommend an end to the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

The group met on Dec. 2 to hear from scientists and blood-donation groups, including the American Red Cross, but closed its meeting without voting on a recommendation.

Weeks earlier, on Nov. 13, a separate panel of blood safety experts convened by Department of Health and Human Services voted 16-2 in favor of doing away with the ban on donations from gay and bisexual men. The panel recommended moving to a one-year deferral period, which would bar male donors who have had sex with men in the previous 12 months.  But the FDA’s experts did not overwhelmingly embrace that proposal, and instead urged the Food and Drug Administration to exercise caution in making any changes to current policy, saying the impact on the blood supply is difficult to predict.

The ban, first imposed in 1983, dates from the first years of the AIDS epidemic and was intended to protect the U.S. blood supply from exposure to the little-understood disease.  The American Red Cross and the American Association of Blood Banks have since characterized the blood ban as medically and scientifically unwarranted.



FDA - Ban Gay Blood Donations






Upgrade from Civil Union to Marriage






December 10th was an important date in England and Wales.  That date was the day that gay couples who were in civil unions could legally convert those partnerships into legal marriages.

To commemorate the day, Transport for London (TfL) rolled out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square.  It was in place from 7:30am to 7:00pm, and any couple who converted their partnership to marriage were able to stand in the crossing and have a commemorative photo taken.

Martyn Loukes, Chair of TfL’s LGBT+ Network, said: “Once again we’re showing our support for our LGBT customers, families and staff in London, and we would love couples to come down have their picture taken to celebrate this momentous event. I’ll be converting my civil partnership on the day, and will be marking the occasion by going to Trafalgar Square with my husband to have our picture taken on the crossing.”

Upgrade from Civil Union to Marriage






Swedish Skier Criticizes IOC





When the Sochi Olympics took place, there were a lot of questions and concerns as to the type of treatment that gay Olympians would receive, given the anti-gay policies that Russia had put into place.

After the Olympics, athletes began to criticize the IOC (International Olympic Committee) on their stance, and that new guidelines need to be drawn up that protected gay athletes, and forbid any countries that had anti-gay policies from being the host country.

The most recent athlete to speak out on the matter is Sweden's openly gay ski legend Anja Paerson.  Sweden's Paerson, who retired in 2012 after a glittering career, which included Olympic gold and seven world championship titles, claims the IOC should have taken a firmer stance in the controversial build-up to 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

"The Olympic Committee had a huge responsibility in Sochi and they didn't stand up for human rights.  They were hiding from the difficult questions. I think at that point they made a lot of wrong choices.  I think a lot of athletes were very uncomfortable. I even figured if I should go or not as a commentator.   But I made a choice to go. And I stood for being a gay person and I had my family there, I had my son and my wife. I didn't feel like Russia should choose the way I live."

Swedish Skier Criticizes IOC







Can the Gyllenhaals Win Golden Globes?





The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were released last week, and Gyllenhaal fans had a double celebration as both Jake and Maggie were nominated for awards.

Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Actor, Drama for his role in his recent film, Nightcrawler.  Meanwhile, Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Actress, Television Movie or Mini-series for her role in The Honorable Woman.

Competition is stiff in both of those categories, so fans can only wait and hope that both Gyllenhaals will win in their categories.


Can the Gyllenhaals Win Golden Globes?










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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2014, 10:40:18 PM »



Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014




How To Search The Forum





Ah, the forum search function.  Some of you may not remember that we have one!  This function was disabled a while ago, because with the amount of posts the forum has, use of the search function caused the forum to freeze and crash.

Disabling the search function ensured the forum ran smoothly.  However, this meant that many old posts, while still here, could be impossible to find.

Recently, forum member foreverinawe has posted a solution.

fia was looking for any discussion on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, and found a relatively quick way to search a thread for certain subjects.  fia posted the instructions in the What Good Book Have You Read Lately thread, and I quoted it and moved it to The Sandbox. 

Click the link below to go to fia's post in The Sandbox, and you can see how to search as well.


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The Coolest Straight People






So, who do you think the coolest straight people of 2014 were?

Well, The Advocate made a list of who they think the coolest straight people of 2014 were, and they've published it on the 'net.

Now, we've got to be honest, there are a lot of cool straight people out there, so I'm sure the list will fall short, but it does make for interesting reading. 

The list includes:  Nick Jonas, Dolly Parton, Stephen Amell, Stephen Colbert, and about 6 or so others who have publicly supported the gay community.

Click the link below, read the article, and let us know what you think!

The Coolest Straight People








My Husband's Not Gay





The Mormon community and the gay community have crossed swords on more than one occasion, most publicly over the amount of money they donated tons of money to stop gay marriage in California.

Not long after that, it was revealed that the Mormons were posthumously baptizing people (including dead gay people) so they could get into heaven. 

Now, the TLC network brings us a new reality TV series called "My Husband's Not Gay".  In this show, three Mormon couples discuss their lives together.  The men openly admit to being sexually attracted to other men, but have married women because that is "what God wants."  The wives also get interviewed, one was quoted as saying:  "I get defensive when someone calls my husband gay."

There is also a single Mormon man on the show, who is dating/courting a woman to marry, even though he admits to being attracted to men.

The show will be airing on the TLC network, Sundays at 10pm.


My Husband's Not Gay






Egypt Prosecutes 26 Men






A court in Egypt has proceeded with a case against 26 men accused of ‘debauchery’ – a term commonly used by the country’s legal system for any form of of homosexual activity. The men were arrested in a traditional hammam bathhouse in Cairo’s Azbakeya district on 7 December. Although homosexual activity is not explicitly illegal in Egypt, gay men have often been prosecuted under a sub-section of the laws governing prostitution relating to ‘debauchery’.

One journalist, Mona Iraqi, attended the nighttime raid with a private film crew. She was shooting footage for the al-Qahira wal Nas news channel, and later boasted about the raid on her Facebook page. 'With pictures, we reveal the biggest den of group perversion in the heart of Cairo,' she says, according to a translation by LGBTI campaigner and Middle East expert Scott Long. It’s believed that Iraqi had notified police about the hamman after hearing about it during the course of an investigation into prostitution and AIDS.


Egypt Prosecutes 26 Men






Gay Marriage Comes to Florida





Florida is on its way to becoming the 36th state in the US to allow same-sex marriage after the US Supreme Court on Friday the US Supreme Court cleared the way for weddings in the state to start next month.  The Supreme Court ruled 7-2, the Miami Herald reported.  Florida's Republican attorney general, Pamela Jo Bondi, had asked the Supreme Court to block an earlier ruling by US District Judge Robert L Hinkle in August, which declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

In a statement, Bondi's office said wanted the Supreme Court to interwine to "maintain uniformity and order throughout Florida until final resolution of the numerous challenges to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on marriage."  Twenty-one people challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage in two lawsuits.  Hinkle said the law was unconstitutional, though he delayed the effective date of his ruling for almost six months.   A ruling by the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeal in Atlanta on Dec 3 opened the possibility of statewide marriages to start Jan 6.

Earlier this month, Florida's Broward county judge Dale Cohen overturned the state's ban on gay marriage for a second time after he vacated his first ruling on a legal technicality.

Gay Marriage Comes to Florida







Can the Gyllenhaals Win Golden Globes?





The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were released last week, and Gyllenhaal fans had a double celebration as both Jake and Maggie were nominated for awards.

Jake Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Actor, Drama for his role in his recent film, Nightcrawler.  Meanwhile, Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for Best Actress, Television Movie or Mini-series for her role in The Honorable Woman.

Competition is stiff in both of those categories, so fans can only wait and hope that both Gyllenhaals will win in their categories.


Can the Gyllenhaals Win Golden Globes?










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