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The Daily Sheet May - June 2012
« on: May 01, 2012, 02:31:14 AM »



Tuesday, May 1st, 2012




New York Times Sunday Book Review by Dave Cullen










Dave Cullen, the owner, creator and administrator of this forum, as well as journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller book "Columbine" has done a book review for the New York Times.  The subject of his review is "The Bully Society" by Jessie Klein. 

Bullying is a timely topic that seems to be in the news often.  From school shootings, teen-suicides, and the celebrity-studded "It Gets Better" project, bullies and their victims have had a spotlight placed on them lately. 

Is this book the a must read on this topic?  Read Dave Cullen's review to find out.

Sunday Book Review by Dave Cullen






Americans increasingly in favor of gay marriage, gun rights.










More Americans are in favor of gay marriage, and more place the importance of gun owner rights above gun control, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. While support for gay marriage and gun owners is on the rise, that increase is one that bodes well for opposite ends of the political spectrum, providing mixed signals to those still complacent with the established social standards of the past decade and beyond. The question is, what does it mean for this year’s elections?

The poll’s findings indicate landmark shifts in opinion for both issues, marking the culmination of trends that have built up over the past several years. Currently, 49% of Americans believe it’s more important to protect the rights of gun owners, and 47% are in favor of legalizing gay marriage. Though neither are a majority,  those in favor of both policies outnumber those against, with 45% placing gun control above gun ownership and 43% in opposition to gay marriage.

LA Times article by Morgan Little



*side note*  If you are interested in the white knot, the symbol for marriage equality, you can get different materials from different sites.

To get information on WhiteKnot.org and purchase things like t-shirts, mugs, jewelery and other items, you can go here.

WhiteKnot.org

White Knot's Café Press store


To get the actual pin created by Holden Marks, go here.

Holden Marks White Knot




Ang Lee's 3-D 'Life of Pi' inspires early Oscar talk.





20th Century Fox showed off footage from a handful of splashy summer blockbusters, including Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," at CinemaCon, the theater owners' convention now underway. But studio co-chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos made it clear that they're hopeful their biggest movie this year will be December's "Life of Pi," Ang Lee's 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling novel.
 
"Ang wants to raise the bar," Rothman said. "The medium skips forward again [with 'Life of Pi'], and you will believe the unbelievable."


Los Angeles Times - The Awards Insider




Larry McMurtry Downsizes





Booked Up, the famed book city created by Larry McMurtry, is about to significantly decrease its footprint in Archer City, Texas.

In August a public auction will be held on site to release 350,000 books into the wild. The announcement, which was posted on Booked Up's website, makes it clear that this is less a negative event then an opportunity for many of the books McMurtry has acquired through his long bookselling career to find new homes. Over the years McMurtry has secured the inventory of 26 bookshops and close to 200 personal libraries. 

I suspect that since the advent and domination of online bookselling the amount of visitors, especially other booksellers, to Archer City has decreased and much of the material has not circulated at the rate it had in the past.


The Last Bookstore Show







Do Ask, Do Tell, I






 




I'm sure you all remember the media sensation that occurred when this pic went viral, starting on a Facebook page and spreading around the world.  Brandon had no idea when he jumped into Dalan's arms that they would be seen by millions, and become a symbol of the freedom gay soldiers can feel now that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been abolished.

After getting inundated with friend requests and "likes" on Facebook, Brandon & Dalan decided to stay public in an effort to help others.  They created a joint Facebook page called "Dalan And Brandon" where they answer questions and post videos.

If you are on Facebook and are interested in reaching out to them, or just "liking" their page, just click on the link below.

Dalan & Brandon



Do Ask, Do Tell, II






 





In similar news, what is being considered the first "on base gay marriage proposal" has occurred. 

Marine Avarice Guerrero returned home from a long deployment, and was greeted by his boyfriend, Marine Cory Houston.  While still on base (Camp Pendleton) Cory got down on one knee and asked Avarice to marry him.  It is believed this was the first public marriage proposal on a US base between two men, who are also two war vets.

To read more of their story, and see more pictures, click the link below.



San Diego LGBT Weekly




Museum of Modern Art Hosts James Schamus & Brokeback.




 

Focus Features: 10th Anniversary Salute
Brokeback Mountain

Followed by a Q&A with James Schamus, Focus Features CEO and Brokeback Mountain producer

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
(Additional screening on May 6, without the Q&A)

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street  New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400 

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/15115

This could be a prime opportunity for NYC Brokies to get together and see James, maybe get an autograph?

Speaking of Brokies meeting up........






2012 Brokie Gatherings!





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


4th Annual Boston Brokie Bash

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 3rd.

Team Brokeback Mountain

You can sponsor the team as a whole by clicking “Support Team Brokeback Mountain,” or you can scroll down to the list of team members’ names, and click a specific team member to support.

Please DO NOT contact walkers to give them funds.  Any donations should be made through the website to ensure funds go where you have donated them to.



Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012 


Exhibition of BBM Costumes



Funny Photo Caption - Posted by royandronnie






"…They say no heterosexual couple dares kiss in the haunted stairway…"



Photo Captioning Fun 7






Contributors: Dave Cullen, Fritzkep, Jack, BayCityJohn, royandronnie, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012




Brokies Take Manhattan







On May 3rd at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) a showing of Brokeback Mountain was scheduled to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Focus Features.  The event featured a Q & A with James Schamus after the movie.  It was a well atteneded event, and included a group of 8 Brokies from both DCF and BetterMost.

A review of the evening was writen by myself and Lynne, and you can see it here.

How The Forum Get Togethers Have Affected Me

Pictures of the event taken by Andrew, and shared with me to post here.

Forum Meetings/Reunions/Visits Pics IV






Return is newly released on DVD.





At the end of April, Linda Cardellini (we know her as Cassie in Brokeback) had her latest work released on DVD.  In Return, Linda stars as Kelli, a soldier returning home after a tour of duty in the Middle East.  She expects to fall back into her old life, but learns that family and friends have moved on, and she doesn't fit in as well as she did before. 

To read an interview with Linda, click the link below.

Interview

To view a trailer of this movie, click the link below.

Trailer for Release





Gregory Hinton at Pride Celebration Event.







June marks the start of Gay Pride month, and of course, there will be a number of events across the US.  Near the end of June, an event is taking place at the West Hollywood Libarary in California.  At this event, Gregory Hinton will be discussing how the oral history of the LGBT community was collected for "The Laramie Project", "Beyond Brokeback", and "8", and how staging these oral history helps preserve LGBT history in general.

The event date is June 23rd (Saturday) and would be a great chance for Brokies to meet up.

Click the link below to get details on this event.


One City/One Pride Celebration




8 Goes Down Under







"8", the new play by Academy Award-winning gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk and J. Edgar), is to be staged in Australia featuring an all-star local cast.  The play (which chronicles the US Federal Court case that stripped gay people of the right to marry in California) has received a good amount of support in Australia, and proceeds will be donated to AME (Australian Marriage Equality) for their fight to end marriage discrimination in Australia.


Prop 8 Play Coming To Australia







The Right To Love:  An American Family






 






The Right to Love: An American Family chronicles one story of courage born out of the highly mediatized and controversial Prop 8 2008 election results in California. A Californian married gay couple and their two adopted children fight back against discrimination, ignorance and hate through home videos posted on their YouTube channel, Gay Family Values. As they pursue their American Dream, the opposing political, social and religious opinions that pervade society attempt to strip it from them.

The movie will be screened in Portland, Oregon on June 15th (Friday) at First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Official webpage for The Right To Love

Official trailer for The Right To Love



Mitt Romney's aide leaves, is his campaign anti-gay?






 



After only two weeks on Republican candidate Mitt Romney's team, Richard Grenell resigned.  Grenell joined the team as the foreign policy spokesman.  In his statement, Grenell (who is openly gay) cited "the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues" as his reason for leaving.  Grenell's allies are saying that he was hounded by anti-gay conservatives in the campaign.

Mitt Romney now finds himself under fire for remaining silent and not standing up to the accused bigotry in his campaign.





In Romney's Gay Rights Mess, Silence Wasn't An Option





Big Success for the Point Foundation






 

(Italicized text taken from the Point Foundation's website)

Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students who are underprivileged and/or have been socially marginalized — principally by reason of sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
 
Point recognizes that individuals may be socially marginalized or even abandoned by family, friends and society because of their sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. Yet these lives should not be further disadvantaged as they prepare for the future.


In a recent success story, the Point Foundation Raised $2 Million For LGBT Student Scholarships .

Point Foundation's website


Point Foundation Raises $2 Million For LGBT Student Scholarships




Question Of The Week












You asked for it, so it's back.  It may not appear every week, but I will do my best to bring back this feature of TDS that many of you seem to like.  So, here is my first attempt to test you.

This Week's Question:  The Billboard Magazine Hot 100 chart debuted in 1958.  Starting from that date, and going to the current year, can you name the first group (not solo act/performer) that was able to get four Top 10 Hot 100 hits from their debut album?

Let us know your answer in the Response Thread.




Forum Image - Travelogue






In our "The Places We've Been" thread, DCF member Jnov (Beth) has been posting pics of her travels to Hanoi, Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai.  The above picture is Hanoi at night.  If you want to see more of Beth's images, which have received many comments, click the link below.



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


Forum Images - Life Through The Lens






Dahlia gave us a daytime scenic shot from Lake Como, Italy.....






while MiaIsland gave us a nighttime shot of the super moon from Sweden.

Life Through The Lens 6 - Sharing Your Photos & Your Talent



2012 Brokie Gatherings!





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


4th Annual Boston Brokie Bash

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 3rd.

Team Brokeback Mountain

You can sponsor the team as a whole by clicking “Support Team Brokeback Mountain,” or you can scroll down to the list of team members’ names, and click a specific team member to support.

Please DO NOT contact walkers to give them funds.  Any donations should be made through the website to ensure funds go where you have donated them to.



Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012 


Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: Lynne, Andrew, KillersMom, tfferg, DesertRat, BayCityJohn, Jnov, Dahlia, MiaIsland, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012




Happy Mother's Day!






TDS hopes that all the DCF moms, grandmoms, moms-to-be, mother-figures
had a happy and healthy Mother's Day!



Obama Supports Gay Marriage







During an interview with Robin Roberts, President Obama issued a statement saying he supported same-sex marriage.  He stated that it was a personal decision that has changed over time.

When he campaigned in 2008, Obama stated that he supported Civil Unions, but not same-sex marriage.  He now says this position has changed after talking to friends, family, neighbors, and members of his staff, as well as taking into consideration US Troops who are now able to serve openly, but not marry.

Since this declaration, the internet has been filled with messages of support for Obama, as well those who feel this is just an election year ploy to get more votes.



Obama Announces Support for Gay Marriage






Anna Faris Announces Her Pregnancy







Actress Anna Faris, known for her roles in the "Scary Movie" series, "Herbie Fully Loaded," "Brokeback Mountain" (LaShawn Malone), "The House Bunny," and the newly released "The Dictator" has announced that she is pregnant.

Anna is married to Chris Pratt, who she met while making the movie "Take Me Home Tonight."  The pair wed in 2009.

Anna Faris Announces Pregnancy





Out West & Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis, IN







Brokies are familiar with Gregory Hinton and the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.  Gregory is behind the "Out West" program, which discusses the history of the GLBT community in the old west.  He is also responsible for the stage production of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact of a Film."  We met Gregory at the Autry in LA when the iconic shirts from Brokeback were on display.

These two events are coming together at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on August 18th.  On that date, there will be a presentation of "Out West:  LGBT Hidden Histories."  Gregory Hinton and Jim Wilke (pictured at left - photo by Blake Little) will conduct a talk and gallery tour.  This will be followed by a screening of Brokeback Mountain.  After the screening will be a presentation of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact Of a Film".

There is a thread for this event in the Gatherings & Reunions section, and there is a link in TDS.  Just scroll down to the section discussing Brokie Gatherings and click the link.




Have You Seen Handsome Harry?







Harry Sweeny gets thrown a curve ball when he receives a phone call from an old Navy buddy who is on his death bed, and seeking redemption.  This call spurs on old (but incomplete) memories, causing Harry to go on a mission to find the complete truth.  One by one he calls on his old Navy buddies, trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together, until he gets the conclusion at the last stop of his journey.

Theatrically released in 2009, a few who have viewed it have drawn some parallels to Brokeback Mountain, and have also noticed that near the end, there is a line from the movie very similar to the "Sweet Life" comment that Jack made.

Written by Nicholas T. Proferes & directed by Bette Gordon, the cast includes:  Jamey Sheridan as Harry Sweeney;   Campbell Scott as David Kagan;   Steve Buscemi as Thomas Kelly;  Aidan Quinn as Professor Porter;  John Savage as Peter Reems.

The film is on DVD, and available on NetFlix.  Give it a viewing, and let us know what you think.  I'm one of the Brokies who have viewed this DVD, and I thought it was a very well done movie, a story worth telling.









The Right To Love:  An American Family






 






The Right to Love: An American Family chronicles one story of courage born out of the highly mediatized and controversial Prop 8 2008 election results in California. A Californian married gay couple and their two adopted children fight back against discrimination, ignorance and hate through home videos posted on their YouTube channel, Gay Family Values. As they pursue their American Dream, the opposing political, social and religious opinions that pervade society attempt to strip it from them.

The movie will be screened in Portland, Oregon on June 15th (Friday) at First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Official webpage for The Right To Love

Official trailer for The Right To Love





Forum Image - Travelogue






In our "The Places We've Been" thread, DCF member Cally (Sara) takes us on a train ride in Dandenong Hills, Australia.



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




Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  The Billboard Magazine Hot 100 chart debuted in 1958.  Starting from that date, and going to the current year, can you name the first group (not solo act/performer) that was able to get four Top 10 Hot 100 hits from their debut album?




Well, we had guesses for The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Monkees, The Supremes, and Exposé.

The Beatles:    Kathryn, Kathy, Ellen and Charlie all mentioned The Beatles.  As Charlie pointed out, there was the possibility of two debut albums: Please Please Me and Meet....The Beatles.  However, as Charlie noted, neither album had the number of Top 10 hits the question specified.

The Jackson 5:  A good guess, but not the answer, and The Jackson 5 had their first 4 singles go to #1.  However, their albums were released in rapid succession.  Their first #1 came from their debut album, numbers 2 & 3 came from their second, and number 4 came from their third album. 

The Monkees:  Another good guess, but only one single from The Monkees debut album hit the Top 10, “The Last Train To Clarksville,” which went all the way to #1.

The Supremes:  Between 1961 and 1963, The Supremes released eight singles, none of which charted in the Top 40 positions of the Billboard Hot 100.  Jokingly referred to as the "no-hit Supremes" around Motown's Hitsville U.S.A. offices, the group attempted to compensate for their lack of hits by taking on any work available at the studio, including providing hand claps and singing backup for Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.

Exposé:  We have a winner!!!!  Nicely done Charlie (Huntin' Buddy)







Exposé was originally formed by producer Lewis A. Martinée, and included the members Alé Lorenzo, Sandée Canasas, and Laurie Miller.  This version of Exposé recorded two songs, but before they could record an album, they broke up.  Lewis Martinée reformed the group with Jeanette Jurado, Ann Curless, and Gioia Bruno, and had them get into the studio to record the full album.  Their debut album (Exposure) was released in 1987 and their first two singles (“Come Go With Me” and “Point Of No Return”) both hit #5.  Third single “Let Me Be The One” climbed to #7, and the ballad “Seasons Change” hit #1, making them the first group to get 4 Top 10 hits from a debut album.

In their time together, Exposé scored ten Top 30 hits, with eight of them reaching Top 10.  In 1991 Gioia Bruno left the group due to a cyst on her vocal cords, and she was replaced by Kelly Moneymaker.

Where are they now?  In 2007 Jeanette, Ann, Gioia & Kelly were named in a trademark suit for use of the name Exposé.  The court sided with the singers, who then took the opportunity to reform and perform in shows and Gay Pride events.  I had the good fortune to meet Exposé not long after their victory, at a performance in NYC.






L to R:  Gioia Bruno, Ann Curless, Chuck, Jeanette Jurado

Click the links below to hear the 4 Top 10 hits mentioned above.

Come Go With Me

Point Of No Return

Let Me Be The One

Seasons Change




Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  Who is the only First Lady to ever carry a loaded revolver?






2012 Brokie Gatherings!





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


4th Annual Boston Brokie Bash

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 3rd.

Team Brokeback Mountain

You can sponsor the team as a whole by clicking “Support Team Brokeback Mountain,” or you can scroll down to the list of team members’ names, and click a specific team member to support.

Please DO NOT contact walkers to give them funds.  Any donations should be made through the website to ensure funds go where you have donated them to.



Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012 


Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: BayCityJohn, Gattaca, Cally, CellarDweller115





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

Today's edition by CellarDweller115

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

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012




Luminato goes "Brokebackish"











The Luminato is a celebration of the arts and culture, and it takes place in Toronto Canada.  The festival had its start in 2003, and over the years has become a large event that attracts artists of various mediums, all with the idea to celebrate the arts.

On June 10th, Annie Proulx will be discussing her writting career, and will be appearing with Deborah Treisman, the fiction editor of The New Yorker.  It was in The New Yorker that Brokeback Mountain first appeared.

Also on June 10th, later in the day, Rufus Wainwright (who performed "The Maker Makes" on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack) will be taking the stage for a performance of his material.



luminato






Denied Judgeship for Being Gay







Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay prosecuter in the state of Virginia who spoke out against discrimination of the GLBT community, was denied judgeship by social conservatives.  The leader of the movement to block Thorne-Begland believed that Thorne-Begland would be unable to be impartial on cases that dealt with the GLBT community.

Another Virginia Disgrace





Out West & Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis, IN







Brokies are familiar with Gregory Hinton and the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.  Gregory is behind the "Out West" program, which discusses the history of the GLBT community in the old west.  He is also responsible for the stage production of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact of a Film."  We met Gregory at the Autry in LA when the iconic shirts from Brokeback were on display.

These two events are coming together at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art on August 18th.  On that date, there will be a presentation of "Out West:  LGBT Hidden Histories."  Gregory Hinton and Jim Wilke (pictured at left - photo by Blake Little) will conduct a talk and gallery tour.  This will be followed by a screening of Brokeback Mountain.  After the screening will be a presentation of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact Of a Film".

There is a thread for this event in the Gatherings & Reunions section, and there is a link in TDS.  Just scroll down to the section discussing Brokie Gatherings and click the link.




A Brush With Fame







Victoria Gaydosik has printed up a story for the Sigman Tau Delta International English Honor Society newsletter about a near brush with fame.  She and Jolie Hicks (pictured at left) were looking for a location for their regional conference, and thought to try Booked Up, Larry McMurtry's store.

It turned out that while they were asking about having the conference there, Larry McMurtry was in the store.

Were they able to meet Larry, and perhaps have him speak to the English majors that would be at the conference?  Read the story to find out.


Brush with a Literary Titan










More Support For Gay Marriage






 






The NAACP (the nation's largest civil rights organization) has followed President Obama's lead, and said that the organization supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.  Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, issued a statement that reads:

"Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law. The NAACP's support for marriage equality is deeply rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution and equal protection of all people,"

Read the entire story here:

NAACP Supports Same-Sex Marriage




Gay Prom Date in the Daily Comic Strips






 


Cartoonist Tom Batiuk wanted to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Funky Winkerbean strip in a big way, so for the month of May, the strip explores an GLBT issue.  The daily strip is centered around a high school, and it's prom season.  A gay couple wants to attend the prom, and protests begin to take place, both for and against the gay couple attending the prom.

You can read the article and the cartoonist's decision to run the strip here:

Comic Strip's Gay Prom Date

The actual strip should be running until the end of May.  If you want to see the story from the beginning until now, you can see it here:

Is Society As Accepting As It Claims






Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  Who is the only First Lady to ever carry a loaded revolver??




We had guesses for Lady Bird Johnson, Bess Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt & Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant.

For the correct answer.....scroll down!
















Yes, Eleanor Roosevelt was the only First Lady to carry a loaded revolver.




Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  What is the only food that does not spoil?






2012 Brokie Gatherings!





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


4th Annual Boston Brokie Bash

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 3rd.

Team Brokeback Mountain

You can sponsor the team as a whole by clicking “Support Team Brokeback Mountain,” or you can scroll down to the list of team members’ names, and click a specific team member to support.

Please DO NOT contact walkers to give them funds.  Any donations should be made through the website to ensure funds go where you have donated them to.



Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012 


Exhibition of BBM Costumes






Contributors: BayCityJohn, KillersMom, CellarDweller115





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

Today's edition by CellarDweller115

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

We count on you to send us your news items, questions, and nominations for posts of the day.
If you have items you’d like to see published, send them to CellarDweller115.

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012






Memorial Day







TDS hopes that all of our American members enjoyed the three-day weekend, and remembered the real reason for Memorial Day.

For those unfamiliar with Memorial Day, it was started as a way to remember those who we've lost during times of war.  However, it's also considered the "unofficial" beginning of summer, with BBQs, pool parties, and trips to shore areas scheduled.  The real meaning of the holiday tends to get lost/forgotten.






Aged-Care Facilities for Gays






As more and more gay people are living "out" lives, different issues that they need to confront are becoming evident.

One of the newer issues is what happens when they are aged and need to move to a senior living facility.  Do they continue to live as "out", do they go back to the closet, or do they face discrimination and intolerance?

Australia is getting the praise of gay-rights advocates, as plans are underway to build three facilities that will cater to gay/lesbian senior citizens, so they can continue to live their lives in an open and honest way, and still be members of a gay community.

You can read more about these facilities here.


Advocates hail first aged-care facilities for gays




Adam Lambert Makes History





Adam Lambert was the runner-up on the 8th season of American Idol.  His debut CD, For Your Entertainment, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #3 and spawned three hit singles.

Adam just released his new CD, Tresspassing, and it debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #1, making Adam the first openly gay man to hit #1 on the Billboard Album chart.  Elton John and George Michael both hit #1 as well, but they were not out at the time of their chart runs.

To read more about Adam's achievement, click the link below.


Number One With A Bullet





Harvey Milk Street






The city of San Diego became the first city to honor slain civil-rights leader Harvey Milk by naming a street after him.

The street sign was revealed to a crowd of over 100 people on May 22nd, which would've been Harvey Milk's 82nd birthday.  The street was picked because of its location at the heart of the LGBT neighborhood, and San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria told the crowd that this was the first piece in his dream to see Hillcrest become a thematic LGBT district, similar to Little Italy or Chinatown in downtown.


World's first Harvey Milk Street unveiled in San Diego





Gay Pride Month




 



June begins Gay Pride month, and I would like to stimulate some conversation in the forum's Gay, Bi, Whatever (Gay-Friendly Always Welcome) section.  This part of the forum has threads that deal with subjects like:  Life after DADT, gay marriage, coming out, gay history, gay bashing, transgender issues, and other threads.

If you have any ideas of ways to make these topics busy during Pride Month, feel free to send me a PM, or place a post in the Respond To The Daily Sheet thread.
 

Gay, Bi, Whatever (Gay-Friendly Always Welcome)
 


Boston Brokie Bash Starts on Thursday






 




This coming weekend is the 4th Boston Brokie Bash.  Brokies will once again be gathering in Boston to see the historical landmarks, eat, drink, get to talkin' and all, and to take part in the Boston Aids Walk on Sunday.

If you would like to sponsor Team Brokeback, you can do so here.

Team Brokeback Mountain

You can sponsor the team as a whole by clicking “Support Team Brokeback Mountain,” or you can scroll down to the list of team members’ names, and click a specific team member to support.

Please DO NOT contact walkers to give them funds.  Any donations should be made through the website to ensure funds go where you have donated them to.



DC Comics "Reboots" Original Green Lantern, Makes Him Gay






DC Comics caused a bit of a stir when they revealed that they were "rebooting" their character, Green Lantern, and turning him into a gay character.  The stir came when people assumed it was the character that had the secret identity of Hal Jordan.  This Green Lantern was known from appearances in his own comic, as well as the Justice League of America comic.  An animated version of this Green Lantern was a regular character on the cartoon The Super Friends and was recently on the big screen, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds.

The character that will be gay is the original Green Lantern, with the secret identity of Alan Scott.  This Green Lantern (picured at the left) was first published in 1940, and was a charter member of The Justice Society of America.


Green Lantern to be the newly revealed gay DC Comics character, blog reports





Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  What is the only food that does not spoil?





We had guesses of salt and honey.  While salt is used on food and can preserve food, it is not a food.  The correct answer is honey.







Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  Who is the only president to be awarded a patent?





Funny Photo Caption - Posted by trekfan






introducing new from Home Depot the latest for fall  the Jake Rake


Photo Captioning Fun 7










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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012






Gay Pride Month







June is the official beginning of gay pride month.  Cities across the US are holding pride events, and we would love to see your pics of the events you attend.  Please feel free to post any pics in our "Life Through The Lens" thread, which you can find here.

Life Through The Lens 6 - Sharing Your Photos & Your Talent







Prop 8 Retrial Denied




The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just decided it will not rehear our case;
the request for an en banc hearing has been denied. AFER’s federal constitutional
challenge to Proposition 8 is now entering its final stage. Now, there are only two
things that could happen:

1.) Couples start getting married again in California

2.) The case for marriage equality goes to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prop 8 Challenge Enters Its Final Stage

Lyle (Mooska) has also posted a great "break down" of the retrial story, and what's next.  You can see his post here:

Gay Marriage: Inciting a backlash, or dragging along too slowly?






Corporate Support For Gay Marriage






Gay marriage advocates are finding they have new allies in their fight, as many corporations are beginning to voice their support for gay marriage.  The CEOs of Viacom, Goldman-Sachs, and Alcoa had lobbied legislators to make gay marriage legal in New York. 

Now, other companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Nike, Google, are all stepping forward to make statements of support for gay marriage.


Gay Marriage Advocates Gain Corporate Support




Life of Pi Gets Pushed Forward





A number of "Oscar Friendly" films are being released on Christmas Day, and rather having the film get buried, Fox has changed the release date of Ang Lee's Life of Pi from the Christmas holiday season of December 21st, to the Thanksgiving holiday time of November 21st.

Ang Li's Life Of Pi Changes Its Release Date





Movie Spotlight






For gay pride month, I would like to spotlight some books and movies that have a GLBTI theme, please feel free to send suggestions to me via PM or in the Respond To The Daily Sheet thread.  Please keep in mind that there will only be three more editions of TDS for June, so space will be limited.

Small Town Gay Bar is a documentary directed by Malcom Ingram and released in 2006.  It focuses on two bars in the rural deep Southeast US and tells stories of intolerance, hypocrisy and oppression.  The film also goes to Alabama to tell the story of Scotty Joe Weaver, the victim of a hate-crime murder. 

If you've seen this film, please start a discussion on it in our Gay Cinema thread, which you can find at the link  below.


Gay Cinema

The link to the film's website is below.

Small Town Gay Bar





Book Spotlight




 






Heinz Heger was the pen name used by Josef Kohout (1917 – March 1994), an Austrian Nazi concentration camp survivor. Kohout had been imprisoned for his homosexuality, which the German penal code's Paragraph 175 made criminal.  He is known best as the author, under the Heger pseudonym, of the 1972 book Die Männer mit dem rosa Winkel (The Men With the Pink Triangle), one of very few autobiographical accounts of the treatment of homosexuals in Nazi imprisonment.

If you have read this book, please tell us what your impressions were.  You can do so here:

What Good Book Have You Read Lately? (New or Old)

If you would like to discuss that time period or the persecution of gays in general during WWII, please do so here:

Gay History -- How We Got Here

 



Boston Brokie Bash A Big Success!






 



This past weekend was the 4th Annual Boston Brokie Bash, which coincides with the Boston AIDS Walk.  Brokies gathered for the weekend and toured museums, The Freedom Trail, and (of course) got to drinkin' and talkin' and all.

The big event was the AIDS Walk on Sunday, and Team Brokeback ended up raising nearly $3,000.00, and placed in the Top 50 teams for the first time. 

Congrats to all their efforts, and many, many thanks to those who donated!

Pics are starting to appear, and you can see them here!

The Forum Meetings/Reunions/Visits Pics Thread IV



Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  Who is the only president to be awarded a patent?






Abraham Lincoln, for a system of buoying vessels over shoals







Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  What is the only bird that can fly backwards?










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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012



Gay Marriage in Denmark






Denmark passed legislation that permits homosexual couples to be married in full church ceremonies, not just via the brief blessings or civil registration of partnerships allowed earlier.

The move underscored a tradition of tolerance in a Nordic society that prides itself on egalitarianism.

Other Scandinavian countries were forerunners in legalizing homosexual marriage while it remains controversial in the United States, where President Barack Obama has taken a political risk by adding it to his platform for re-election in November.

The law passed by the Danish parliament on Thursday by a vote of 85-24 will take effect on June 15 and give gay couples exactly the same rights to be married as heterosexual couples.


New Danish law lets homosexuals wed in church




Focus Features Anniversary Screening in LA










On Thursday, June 7th, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrated the 10th anniversary of Focus Features with a screening of Brokeback Mountain.  After the screening, a Q & A period was held with both James Schamus & Ang Lee.

DCF member KillersMom made a quick 24 hour trip to LA at the last minute to see the screening.  Her report on the event (which includes pictures and quotes from both Ang and James) can be found here.


Brokeback Mountain Screenings and Related Events








The Rainbow Flag




The world's best-known version of the rainbow flag, sometimes called 'the freedom flag', was popularized as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and diversity by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The different colors symbolize diversity in the gay community, and the flag is used predominantly at gay pride events and in gay villages worldwide in various forms including banners, clothing and jewelry. For the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots, held in 1994 in New York city, a mile-long rainbow flag was created and post-parade cut up in sections that have since been used around the world.
 
Originally created with eight colors, pink and turquoise were removed for production purposes and as of 1979, it consists of six colored stripes, which should always be displayed with red on top or to left. It is most commonly flown with the red stripe on top, as the colors appear in a natural rainbow.  Aside from the obvious symbolism of a mixed LGBT community, the colors were designed to symbolize: red (life), orange (healing), yellow (sunlight), green (nature), blue (harmony), and purple/violet (spirit).  The removed colors stood for sex (pink) and art/magic (turquoise).

June is gay pride month.  Cities across the US are holding pride events, and we would love to see your pics of the events you attend.  Please feel free to post any pics in our "Life Through The Lens" thread, which you can find here.

Life Through The Lens 6 - Sharing Your Photos & Your Talent






End of Watch Poster Released










The poster for End Of Watch, the new "cop movie" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, has been released.  From the website Collider.com:

"A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.
 
Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay."



20 Things to Know About END OF WATCH From Our Exclusive Set Visit




Tom Hardy Calls Heath Ledger "Brilliant"








Tom Hardy will be playing the character of "Bane" in the new Batman movie,  The Dark Knight Rises.  In an interview, Tom talks about the character of Bane, the costume, working with Christian Bale, and following the performance of Heath Ledger, who played The Joker in the last Batman movie.  In the interview, Tom calls Heath "brilliant" and wants his performance to stand alone, and not in comparison to Heath's Joker.

Tom Hardy Talks Following Heath Ledger’s Joker,
Bane’s Costume, STAR TREK and More on the Set of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES






Movie Spotlight






In Were The World Mine, Timothy is a young gay man who escapes his life by falling into musical daydreams.  One day, Timothy's teacher casts him as "Puck" in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  While reviewing the script, Timothy finds the recipe to create the play's purple "love-pansy".  With the pansy in his possession, Timothy starts to turn the entire town gay, including the jock that he has a crush on.   

If you've seen this film, please start a discussion on it in our Gay Cinema thread, which you can find at the link  below.


Gay Cinema

The link to the film's website is below.

Were The World Mine





Book Spotlight




 



Lesbian author/stand-up comic Judy Carter has written a few books:  The Comedy Bible, Stand-Up Comedy, and The Homo Handbook.

In The Homo Handbook, Judy Carter gives advice on the coming out process, how to deal with religious bigots, curious family members, workplace situations, and other topics, all with a comic flair.

The book includes jokes, illustrations, advice, support, "workshops" of blank spaces to take notes and do exercises, and is a great resource for people who are just coming out, or have been out for some time now.

If you have read this book, please tell us what your impressions were.  You can do so here:

What Good Book Have You Read Lately? (New or Old)

If you would like to discuss the coming out process, read other coming out stories, or tell your own story, you can do it here:

Coming Out:  How and Why?

 



2012 Brokie Gatherings!






 



The weekend of August 17th - 19th will have Brokies gathering in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The event will feature a performance of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact of a Film."  The performance will take place at The Eiteljorg Museum, which opened in 1989.  The museum showcases Western and Native American art and cultural objects. The museum's design is also inspired by the land, people, and architecture of the American Southwest.

1:00 PM Hidden Histories Gallery Tour with curators, James Nottage, Jim Wilke and Gregory Hinton

3:30 PM Screening of Brokeback Mountain

5:30 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM Beyond Brokeback, presented by the Indiana Repertory Theatre

For more information on this event, please visit the thread for it, here.

Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012 


Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  What is the only bird that can fly backwards?






The hummingbird is the correct answer, thanks to everyone who answered the question!




Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  The term "AIDS" was picked as the name for the disease in 1982.  Before it was known as AIDS, what was this disease called?










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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012




Happy Father's Day!






TDS hopes that all the DCF dads, granddads, dads-to-be, father-figures
had a happy and healthy Father's Day!





Pentagon to Mark Gay Pride Month






This pride season is the first time celebrations will take place since the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the Defense Department will hold its first ever event to recognize gay and lesbian troops.

Before the repeal, gay troops could serve, but they had to remain "hidden" or risk being discharged from service.

OutServe, a once-clandestine professional association for gay service members, has nearly doubled in size to more than 5,500 members. It held its first national convention of gay service members in Las Vegas last fall, then a conference on family issues this year in Washington.

Pentagon to Mark Gay Pride Month

To see the poster at its full size, click the link below.


Pentagon Pride Month Poster







New Western Movie On The Horizon?







English film Director Ridley Scott is known for directing the movies Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), best picture Oscar-winner Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), American Gangster (2007), and Prometheus (2012).

Over the past few months, all the news about Ridley Scott has been regarding Prometheus, The Counselor or that Blade Runner sequel he is working on.  However, in 2010, Ridley Scott began teasing fans with news he was working on a project with screenwriters Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana.  It was later revealed they are working on a film called The Color of Lightning.

It was originally thought that it would be some time before this project saw the light of day, but it now seems that it is further along than suspected.

Is Ridley Scott's Western 'The Color Of Lightning' Penned By Larry McMurtry Finally Moving Forward?






Michelle Williams Graces The Cover Of Flare







Actress Michelle Williams (Alma Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain) is gracing the July cover of Flare magazine.

Michelle talks about her character in Take This Waltz, relationships, and what her number one rule for summer.

Michelle Williams Covers 'Flare' July 2012





Movie Spotlight






In the mood for a romantic comedy?  You may want to check out BearCity, written by Doug Langway and Lawrence Ferber, and directed by Doug Langway.  This movie is the story of Tyler, a 20-something gay man who has never admitted to anyone that he is attracted to bear-type guys.

Tyler enters the "bear scene" in NYC and finds himself infatuated with Roger, who is commitment-phobic.  He also finds himself becoming closer to the quirky characters he continues to meet as he navigates the "bear scene".

The movie has been described as Sex and the City with burly gay men, and has won the following awards:  Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Stephen Guarino) from Outfest, The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and the Audience Award  Best Feature from the Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

The movie's official site is here.

Official webpage for BearCity

Here is a trailer for the movie.

Official trailer for BearCity









Book Spotlight






 






With Homo Domesticus, David Valdes Greenwood (columnist, playwright and Tufts University lecturer), gives us a personal memoir that chronicles his relationship with his partner Jason.  We are given a very intimate view on their dates, courtship, cohabitation and decision to adopt.  Valdes Greenwood doesn't sugarcoat, so we also read about the bad times, the separation, the therapy sessions, and all the hard work that went into their relationship, and their efforts to make it stable and lasting.

This book discusses gay issues, however, many of the obstacles they had to tackle can resonate with straight couples as well.  Valdes Greenwood has an honest approach with his writting, and doesn't fill the book with "gay clichés."

Available in hardcover, paperback, or electronically, you can find his book here: 

Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage







2012 Brokie Gatherings!






 



The weekend of August 17th - 19th will have Brokies gathering in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The event will feature a performance of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact of a Film."  The performance will take place at The Eiteljorg Museum, which opened in 1989.  The museum showcases Western and Native American art and cultural objects. The museum's design is also inspired by the land, people, and architecture of the American Southwest.

1:00 PM Hidden Histories Gallery Tour with curators, James Nottage, Jim Wilke and Gregory Hinton

3:30 PM Screening of Brokeback Mountain

5:30 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM Beyond Brokeback, presented by the Indiana Repertory Theatre

For more information on this event, please visit the thread for it, here.

Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012 



Funny Photo Caption - Posted by AZ.bbm




'You're-in the mountains, now'


Geezus, Ennis! -What if the WIND changes DIRECTION..??







Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  The term "AIDS" was picked as the name for the disease in 1982.  Before it was known as AIDS, what was this disease called?







KittyKat and Fritzkep had the correct answer, AIDS was originally knows as GRID, Gay Related Immune Deficiency.





Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  In 1995, Sweden became the 2nd European country to allow full rights to same-sex couples.  Which was the first?









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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012




Former Gay Marriage Foe Changes Viewpoint







David Blankenhorn is the founder of the Institute for American Values.  He is the author of the 2007 book The Future of Marriage.  In 2010 he also testified in the Prop 8 trials, for the side that was opposing legalizing same-sex marriage.

On June 22nd, the New York Times published a piece from him, where he states that his views have now changed.

To quote David:  "Whatever one’s definition of marriage, legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples and their children is a victory for basic fairness."

To read about his change, click the link below.

How My View on Gay Marriage Changed






NCLR Board Unanimously Approves Same-Sex Marriage Resolution





The NCLR (Nation Council of La Raza) is the country's largest Latino civil-rights organization.

On June 9th, one month to the day after President Obama expressed his support for same-sex marriage, the NCLR unanimously passed a resolution in support of marriage rights for same-sex couples.

This quote is from NCLR president Janet Murguía:  “NCLR has taken a strong stand on marriage equality and our Board of Directors wanted to affirm and support that decision, which I very much appreciate.  That unanimous vote recognizes that marriage equality and LGBT issues are, and need to be, part of NCLR’s core civil rights agenda.”

National Council of La Raza board unanimously approves same-sex marriage resolution





Denis Villeneuve Film Earns Funding







Telefilm Canada has selected 9 films to split $14 million dollars in funding.  One of the films is Denis Villeneuve's An Enemy, which stars Oscar nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film is based on the novel The Double by José Saramago, which tells the story of a teacher who discovers he has a double, and seeks him out.

Jake Gyllenhaal film earns Telefilm funding




Colorado Fires Threaten Estes Park.







Wildfires in Colorado have damaged dozens of homes, and caused tourists to evacuate Hotels & Campgrounds.

While no homes were reported damaged in the Colorado Springs-area fire, a nearby fire destroyed structures near the mountain community of Estes Park.   The Estes Park fire destroyed vacation cabins and closed the most commonly used entrance to the park. Clouds of smoke blew toward the 102-year-old Stanley Hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining."

Brokies are familiar with Estes Park, it was the location for the BBM Backyard BBQ in 2007.


Vicious wildfires spread to Colo. tourist centers








NYC Pride Parade - 06/24/2012








Last Sunday was the NYC Gay Pride parade.  

I attended the parade, and I've posted my pics in the "Life Through The Lens 6" thread.

To view my pics, click the link below.

Life Through The Lens 6 - Sharing Your Photos & Your Talent





Movie Spotlight










The Celluloid Closet is a documentary film by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.  The film is based on the 1981 book (revised in 1987) by Vito Russo.

The film (narrated by Lily Tomlin) features film footage and interviews, and explores the topic of homosexuality in film.  You will find out about outdated stereotypes, censorship, coded gay characters, and evolution of gay characters in the 1990s.

Some of the interviews that reveal personal experiences had in Hollywood include comments from:  Quentin Crisp, Tony Curtis, Armistead Maupin, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Fierstein, Gore Vidal, Shirley MacLaine, Tom Hanks, Harry Hamlin & Susan Sarandon.
 
Here is a trailer for the movie.

Official trailer for The Celluloid Closet









Book Spotlight






 






Prayers For Bobby was published in 1996 and tells the story of Mary Griffith and her son, Bobby.  Bobby is gay, and Mary believes that he can "pray away" the gay.  Unable to please his mother, Bobby falls into despair and at the age of 20, commits suicide by jumping off a highway bridge.

This causes Mary to reexamine and then renounce her religious beliefs, and she becomes a fierce gay activist, aligning herself with PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians And Gays) in an effort to help other parents to accept their gay children.

The book was made into a TV movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Ryan Kelley in the title role as Bobby.

You can buy the hard cover, paperback, or electronic version here.

Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son







2012 Brokie Gatherings!






 



The weekend of August 17th - 19th will have Brokies gathering in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The event will feature a performance of "Beyond Brokeback - The Impact of a Film."  The performance will take place at The Eiteljorg Museum, which opened in 1989.  The museum showcases Western and Native American art and cultural objects. The museum's design is also inspired by the land, people, and architecture of the American Southwest.

1:00 PM Hidden Histories Gallery Tour with curators, James Nottage, Jim Wilke and Gregory Hinton

3:30 PM Screening of Brokeback Mountain

5:30 PM Dinner Break

7:00 PM Beyond Brokeback, presented by the Indiana Repertory Theatre

For more information on this event, please visit the thread for it, here.

Beyond Brokeback in Indianapolis - August 18, 2012  



Funny Photo Caption - Posted by Marc







Ennis:  Jack, you keep your mouth open like that you'll catch flies.

Jack:  Hopin' to catch somethin' else ... soon as ya stand up.







Question Of The Week












Last Week's Question:  In 1995, Sweden became the 2nd European country to allow full rights to same-sex couples.  Which was the first?







Denmark was the first.  Denmark has allowed gay marriage since 1989; Sweden since 1995; the Netherlands since 2001;  France allowed domestic partnership in 2000; Germany since 2001 (excluding adoption).





Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:   What was the first mainstream Hollywood film to use the word "lesbian?"









Contributors: Marc, WestLAGuy, CellarDweller115





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