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The Daily Sheet May-June 2013
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:43:14 PM »



Tuesday, May 7th, 2013




Cameron Urged to Ditch Gay Marriage Bill




Prime Minister David Cameron has been pressured to stop supporting the gay marriage bill.  He was warned that if he did not take urgent action to protect traditional Tory values, members of his own party would desert him for Nigel Farage.

One of the people giving PM Cameron the warning was Sir Gerald Howarth, and he's given Cameron a list of things to do:  scrap the gay marriage Bill, freeze the overseas aid budget, opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights, cut immigration and hold a prompt EU referendum.

Mr Cameron pledged last week to publish a referendum Bill and do "everything I can" to convince the public that he would give voters a say on the EU.

The Prime Minister's remarks were seen as confirmation that he was ready to address the threat from the UK Independence Party by bringing forward legislation, even if it was then defeated in the Commons.

Cameron urged to ditch gay marriage bill






ATM Receipt Gets Attention






Receipts have become a news item recently.  Restaurant bills, bar tabs, and other bills with rude/discriminatory sayings on them have been pictured and posted to the internet.  One check was delivered to the client that read "fat girls" on it.  Another bill had the descriptor "Lady Chinky-eyes" on it.

A new incident happened last weekend and is just coming to light.  A bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico has an ATM machine in it, and a client who used the machine noticed the receipt read "We Hate Fags" at the bottom.

The owners of the bar have distanced themselves from the incident by saying they don't own the ATM.  The ATM owners are also trying to distance themselves from it by saying someone from the outside had "hacked" their system and reprogrammed the machine to print that message on the receipts.

LGBT activist Pedro Julio Serrano thanked the companies for disavowing the homophobic message in a blog post.
 
ATM Receipt Gets Attention







NFL Cutting Gay Supporters?




The stereotypes for professional sports is that it's homophobic was thought to be fading, especially with Jason Collins coming out recently.  However, recent suspicious cuts from teams in the NFL (National Football League) makes others wonder if the time is still far off.

Super Bowl champion linebacker Scott Fujita retired a month after coming out in full support of gay players in the locker room in The New York Times.  Brendon Ayanbadejo, the linebacker who championed equal rights on the steps of the Supreme Court, was let go by the Baltimore Ravens.  One day later he hinted that four active NFL players might be coming out together, before the new season begins this fall.

Next to fall is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.  He had been a very vocal advocate for gay rights, and had a year left on his contract, but was cut from the team on Monday.   Kluew's statement read in part:  "It's a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut."
 
NFL cutting gay supporters








Focus Features Acquires "Dallas Buyers Club"





Focus Features has given us films like "The Kids Are Alright", "Milk" and "Brokeback Mountain", and now they are bringing us the film "Dallas Buyers Club".

In "Dallas", Matthew McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS.  Given 30 days to live, he goes on a search for anything that can help lengthen his life. He finds himself teamed up with Rayon, an HIV positive transsexual woman (played by Jared Leto) and they begin smuggling alternative medicine.  The two of them (teamed with their doctor, Eve Saks, played by Jennifer Garner) form the Dallas Buyers Club, providing alternative medicines to HIV/AIDS patients.

The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, were brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies which waged an all out war on Ron. "DBC" follows Ron Woodroof's personal fight to survive which lasted 2191 days when he died on September 12, 1992, six years after he was diagnosed with the HIV virus.
 
Focus Features Acquires "Dallas Buyers Club"






Computer Issues at the Vatican






Torrentfreak.com, a website that analyzes file sharing, reports that an IP address in Vatican City has been downloading eyebrow raising torrents from pornographic websites featuring transsexuals and other fetishistic clips.

An owner of a DVD rental shop sparked the research when he claimed a Limerick priest admitted to seeing the film ‘Lincoln’ before its release date, the SiliconRepublic reports.  With the help of another website ScanEye, which track and analyzes online activity, the team was able to discover shocking downloads.

The IP address location read ‘The Holy See – Vatican City State’ and had many adult torrents including one that clearly says Tiffany Starr, a transsexual porn star, the Irish Independent reports.

 
Computer Issues at the Vatican






Lesbian Kiss Protest at Eurovision




Krista Siegfrids, 27 is Finland's entry into the Eurovision contest, and she's hinted that she will cause a stir.

Siegfrids wants to protest Finland's ban on gay marriage, and may be planning to use the stage to make a statement.  In a previous performance of her song at a Eurovision concert in Amsterdam last week, she shocked the audience by kissing one of her female backing dancers.

The rules of the Eurovision Contest state that 'no lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC'.

Krista's statement on the issue is:  'Homophobic people are angry with me for doing this. But I'm planning a surprise at the end of my performance. It's live on TV, so nobody can stop me,'


Lesbian Kiss Protest at Eurovision






NOM Says Republican Party Will "Be Done"




The National Organization for Marriage (NOMO) was not happy that they had to deal with their loss in Rhode Island.  Brian Brown from NOM sat down with USA Today to talk about their loss, but they still insist that the majority of the public in the US is against gay marriage.  

When Brown was asked by interviewer Susan Page about the Republican Party's attempts to be "inclusive", Brown went on to say:   Does “inclusive” mean that you get rid of your founding principles? Are party platforms supposed to mean anything? If the party does that, the party’s done. The party is done if the Republican Party abandons traditional marriage. It would mean that it has turned its back again on not only its base, but on the overwhelming majority of folks who identify as Republicans.
 
NOM is bipartisan, but they are invested in the Republican Party.  Brian Brown is also the heads of ActRight, an online fundraising tool for conservative candidates.  

Incidentally, NOM’s own vindictive campaigns against Republicans who support marriage equality have backfired against the party. Of the four Republican seats NOM challenged in the New York Senate, they only replaced one with an opponent of marriage equality, but lost two of them to Democrats.  

NOM Says Republican Party Will "Be Done"





Forum Photo Caption


Another great cap from Doodler this week.




Immediately after the divorce,
Alma erected a personal message to Jack







Photo Captioning Fun Vol 7






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DCF member Fritzkep (Fritz) is back from another trip to cross more county lines.  He's posted pics of his trip in the "Life Through The Lens" thread.





If you would like to see the rest of Fritz's pics, just click the link below.

"Life Through the Lens"





2013 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.



5th Annual Boston Brokie Bash & AIDS Walk - 5/31, 6/1, 6/2

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 2nd.

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.


Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



Contributors: Doodler, FritzKep, Lyle (Mooska), CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013








Another State Legalizes Gay Marriage






And then there were 12.

Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage, with the vote passing in the state Senate by a count of 37 - 30.  Just days prior, the House passed it with a count of 75 - 59.  Governor Mark Dayton has promised to sign the bill as quickly as possible, and marriages will be able to be performed by August 1st.

In the last week and a half, Rhode Island and Delaware became the 10th and 11th states to legalize gay marriage. In Illinois, a gay marriage bill has cleared the state Senate but awaits a House vote.

In 2005, then-state Sen. Michele Bachmann gained recognition when she introduced a measure with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and attempted to have it fast-tracked through the state Senate. The proposal failed, and the billed died in the Minnesota Senate Judiciary committee.



Cameron urged to ditch gay marriage bill








Gay Bashings in NYC







Suspects in a gay bashing incident in NYC have been caught.  It is the second bashing in NYC in recent days.

The two victims (at left, who have not been identified) said that the two suspects (Asllan Berisha and Brian Ramirez, both 21) were with three other people when they were attacked. The bloodied victims, ages 27 and 37, were rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where one man underwent eye surgery.

Berisha and Ramirez, who both live in Manhattan, were arraigned Friday night on charges of misdemeanor assault and harassment, a violation.  Berisha was later released on $1,500 bail. It was unclear if Ramirez made bail.


The attack came just five days after a gay couple was attacked near Madison Square Garden. Police are still looking for the suspects in the crime, which was not believed to be connected to Friday’s hate-fueled bloodshed.

 
Gay bashing in NYC








Jake Gyllenhaal at PTSD Fund Raiser





PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that is exhibited by veterans after being exposed to the ravages of war.  It is estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide daily.

Last Wednesday the "Words of War" fundraiser was held, with all monies going to help veterans who are stricken with PSTD.  

One of the celebrities who was there to help the vets was Jake Gyllenhaal, who read the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen.

Gyllenhaal displayed his generosity when he donated $5000 to Eye-Movement Desensitization and Retraining treatments.  Wilfred Owen, the 25 year-old poet who died a week before the armistice declaring the end of WWI was signed, would surely have approved.
 
When you click the link below, not only will you find out more about this event, you will be able to watch a video of Jake reading the poem.

Jake Gyllenhaal at PTSD Fund Raiser










Josh Ritter vs. Messiah College  





Josh Ritter (born October 21, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and author who performs and records with The Royal City Band. Ritter is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics.  In 2006 he was named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine.

Josh has played college shows before, and in 2009 played at the Catholic university, Messiah College.  Josh was scheduled to play there again, but found out that students are required to sign a "Community Covenant" promising to, among other things, “avoid such sinful practices as…homosexual behavior….”   Josh went on to say:  "This policy, which I see as exclusionary and bigoted, could not run more counter to my personal beliefs. If I had done my homework, and read about Messiah's policies ahead of time, I would never have agreed to play there."

Messiah students are now going to social media to fight back.  Many are saying that while they like the college, they don't agree with the Community Covenant and don't want to be lumped together as bigots and homophobes.

A spokeswoman for Messiah (Beth Lorow) said:  "We are a Christian college, we would think it wouldn't be surprising that we hold a traditional Scriptural interpretation of sexuality."  
 
Josh Ritter vs. Messiah College  








Sam Harris at 51





With stage and screen credits, nine studio albums and a “Star Search” title to his name, Sam Harris can wax poetic about more than three decades’ worth of show business experiences.   His latest endeavor is a book that he describes as “non-linear, non-chronological, memoir-ish collection of essays".

Sam Harris shot to fame as the winner of "Star Search" during the show's premiere 1983 season, and has released a succession of albums and appeared on Broadway in the Tommy Tune-directed revival of Grease, The Life, The Producers, in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and in the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Hair, and Pippin.

In the book he talks about his youth and break as a winner on Star Search, comparing it to the out stars of today, saying:  “When I was growing up in Oklahoma, there were no role models at all, not on TV or film or in politics or sports. So it’s a different time now, and it’s very good.”

 
Sam Harris at 51






Ang Lee Talks About Diligence





Ang Lee is a winner of two Academy Awards, both Best Director.  He recently gave an interview to reporters in Taipei on Thursday, and they wanted to know what he felt was his ability to break out of the Taiwan market and into the international market as a director, and his answer was "modesty and diligence" as key factors.

Ang talks about how he lived in Taiwan until he was 23, and that while Taiwan was a very open society, he still had to "read everything and watch everything” before directing films with distinctly non-Taiwanese or non-Chinese themes, like “Sense and Sensibility,” which takes place in early 19th century England, or “Brokeback Mountain,” a gay love story set in late 20th century Wyoming.
 


Ang Lee Touts Diligence









The New Photobucket






Many people have complained about the changes that were made to Photobucket, and one of the main options that is missing is a "view all" option, which allowed you to view all the images saved in a specific album.

KillersMom (Linda) has discovered a way to use an option that is similar to "view all" and it even makes posting images easy again, much like the way it was before.

Instructions have been posted in "image heavy" threads like Photo Captions, Jake's Eyelashes, Planet Heath, Pets, and other threads.  If you click the link below, you will be taken to one of the posts with the instructions.  Check it out, it may be able to help you with your image posted here on DCF.  


"View All on the new Photobucket








What In The World


It's not October (yet) but Morrobay has posted a series of "witchy" pics in our thread "What In The World", where you can post any images that you find online, and want to share and comment on.








You can view the series, and add to it if you wish, at the link below.


What In The World






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Spring has sprung in Sweden, and MiaIsland (Mia) has posted pics to show it off.


Cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården Stockholm city



You can see her series of pics by clicking the link below.

"Life Through the Lens"





2013 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.



5th Annual Boston Brokie Bash & AIDS Walk - 5/31, 6/1, 6/2

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 2nd.

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.


Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



Contributors: MiaIsland, Morrobay, Lyle (Mooska), CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, May 21st, 2013








Boston Brokie Bash is Coming Up Soon



On Friday May 31st, the Brokies will be meeting up in Boston to take part in the AIDS Walk.  Current count has between 17-20 Brokies coming together on various days that weekend, to do different activities.  Here is a group shot from the gathering in 2012.




Stand:  SouthEndMD (Paul), BBMISwear (Lisa), SuperDistortion (Ronny), DejaVu (Debbie), Andrew,
           FreeTraveler (Paola), CellarDweller (Chuck), Teresa

Seated:  LoveBBM (Jocelyn), Memento (Sandy), MaineGirl (Sue), Lynne, Sason (Sonja) & Donna


If you would like to sponsor the team, you can do so at their official page by clicking the link below.  Please be sure that any donations are made at that page, and funds are not directly given to any of the walkers.




Click to sponsor Team Brokeback Mountainl








Gay Bashings in NYC






New York City is considered a "gay mecca", and while not 100% safe, it was considered a safe haven for gay people, especially The Village.

However, things have changed in the past month, with four gay bashings taking place, with the most recent attack becoming fatal. 

The victim's name was Mark Carson, and he was 32 years old.  On Friday night Carson was in The Village when he was attacked.  The attackers shouted obscenities and gay slurs at him, and then shot him at point blank range, killing him.

One of the attackers has been identified as 33 year-old Elliot Morales, who is being charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime. Police are still searching for two other suspects associated with Morales.

Hundreds of New Yorkers joined in solidarity last night to hold a candlelight vigil in the West Village for Carson. News about the midnight vigil, organized by Time Out New York theater critic Adam Feldman, circulated quickly through social networks Facebook and Twitter.  This is the third public demonstration in under a week in response to the wave of homophobic attacks that have plagued New York City in the last month.


 
Gay bashing in NYC








Barebutt Mountain





In the Brokeback Mountain Memorabilia thread, Heath4Ever has posted that he picked up the issue of Mad Magazine that contains their spoof of Brokeback Mountain.

Titled "Barebutt Mountain", the feature has renamed the characters (Jock Twist, Latrene, Alamo) and contains the usual site gags and puns we've expected from Mad.

Images from the issue have been posted in the thread, and it has lead to a discussion of memories from Mad.

Click the link below to go to the first post about this issue.

Brokeback Mountain Memorabilia










PFLAG Fights Phobias in Schools



 


Even though the gay community has made strides, and younger and younger people are coming out every day, teens are still finding themselves subjected to homophobia and transphobia in schools.

Because of this, PFLAG (parents, friends, of lesbians and gays) have started to reach out to schools in an effort to help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens.

“We must confront homophobic and transphobic language in our everyday lives and online,” said TK. “Change is possible. I know this because growing up I couldn’t have imagined any of this.”

One way of dealing with the problem is by going into schools and talking with students about bullying and homophobia.  Youth between the ages of 12 and 24 are the most likely to either commit a hate crime or become the victim of one and educational facilities are the most common place of occurrence for such crimes, according to Egale.

“It’s very easy to forget how your ideals and values get shaped by the people around you,” said Shane Hebel, a Toronto PFLAG volunteer and team speaker in schools.

 
 
PFLAG in Schools








New Project for Michelle Williams







Joshua Marston, ("Maria Full Of Grace") is writing and will direct a remake of The Double Hour, a remake of the 2009 Italian film of the same title.

The film is being produced by Nicola (Indigo Films), Roy Lee (Vertigo Entertainment) and Paul Mezey (Journeyman Pictures)  The Double Hour centers on a pair of lovers (Williams and Edgerton) who meet during a speed dating event. She's a maid; he's a former cop, and soon they are on their way to a romantic weekend in a country cottage. However, once they arrive their amorous intentions are interrupted when the pair are ambushed by a gang of ruthless thieves.  Edgerton and Williams seem like a great fit. He's got a mesmerizing charm with a dash of danger that ought to spark with Williams' glowing screen presence. Considering sex is a key motivation in this feature, this could be her raciest movie since Blue Valentine. For now it's unknown when The Double Hour will shoot.

The original, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and produced by Giuliano, premiered in competition to critical praise and awards at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.

 
New Project for Michelle Williams






Choreographed Piece Inspired By Brokeback Mountain





Dancer/choreographer Noel Bajandas recently took part in The Choreographers Carnival in Los Angeles on April 30th, 2013.  The theme for the evening was Hollywood films, and Noel decided that he wanted to use Brokeback Mountain as his inspiration.

He put together a piece that includes music ("Gorilla" by Bruno Mars) & dancing, and incorporates footage from Brokeback.  He's titled the piece "A Love Story" and you can view it on YouTube at the link below.
 


Choreographed Piece Inspired By Brokeback Mountain









Pentagon recognizes transgender service members





The Pentagon for the first time has officially recognized transgender service members in a significant step being hailed by the LGBT community.

The acknowledgement came in the form of a letter to veteran and transgender activist Autumn Sandeen confirming that the Navy had updated its records to show she is a woman.

While still a long way from open transgender service in the military, OutServe-SLDN, an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members and their families labeled the move 'symbolic.'

Sandeen had enlisted in the Navy as a male, and said she went to the Pentagon to change her gender status after successfully changing to a woman in records in California, the Veterans Administration, the state department and the social security office.

'I had heard that it could be done; I had never heard of anybody actually doing it,' Sandeen said.  So she submitted all the documentation and in May was thrilled to hear the change had been made, marking a step, she believes, towards open service for transgender people.




Pentagon recognizes transgender service members








What In The World


Fog and horses mix to make some beautiful and atmospheric pics in the What In The World thread.  Thanks for the posts, Nancy!








You can view the series, and add to it if you wish, at the link below.


What In The World






Take the test


So, are you older than dirt?  In the Humor thread, Doodler posted a quiz that some of our members have taken.  The quiz is 20 questions long, based on some pop culture items that were famous in years gone by.  How many of these questions can you answer correctly?  Take the test and find out!

"Bring Your Humor Here"





2013 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.



5th Annual Boston Brokie Bash & AIDS Walk - 5/31, 6/1, 6/2

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 2nd.

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.


Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



Contributors: Heath4Ever, Doodler, Morrobay, FritzKep, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013








Boston Brokie Bash is This Week



On Friday May 31st, the Brokies will be meeting up in Boston to take part in the AIDS Walk.  Current count has between 17-20 Brokies coming together on various days that weekend, to do different activities.  Here is a group shot from the gathering in 2012.




Stand:  SouthEndMD (Paul), BBMISwear (Lisa), SuperDistortion (Ronny), DejaVu (Debbie), Andrew,
           FreeTraveler (Paola), CellarDweller (Chuck), Teresa

Seated:  LoveBBM (Jocelyn), Memento (Sandy), MaineGirl (Sue), Lynne, Sason (Sonja) & Donna


If you would like to sponsor the team, you can do so at their official page by clicking the link below.  Please be sure that any donations are made at that page, and funds are not directly given to any of the walkers.




Click to sponsor Team Brokeback Mountainl








Help For Oklahoma






The deadly 2013 Moore tornado occurred on the afternoon of Monday, May 20, 2013. The EF5 tornado, with peak winds estimated at 210 miles per hour (340 km/h), impacted Moore, Oklahoma, and adjacent areas, killing 24 people, including 10 children, and injuring 377 others.  The tornado was part of a larger weather system that had produced several other tornadoes over the previous two days. The tornado touched down west of Newcastle at 2:45 p.m. CDT (19:45 UTC), staying on the ground for approximately 50 minutes over a 17-mile (27 km) path, crossing through a heavily populated section of Moore. The tornado was 1.3 miles (2.1 km) wide at its peak.

The Red Cross is working to link loved ones in Moore who are OK through a website called Safe and Well. Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online or by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.

Aside from the human casualties, over 150 horses were confirmed killed when stables and training facilities were hit by the tornado. Other horses are injured or missing.  There have been reports of people finding horses roaming around, their stables destroyed.  If you would like to make a donation to help these animals, and the people caring for them,  you can contact DCF member Doodler, who can supply you with the information.
 
Doodler's Profile








With Equality Comes Backlash





With the recent successes that the gay community has had (states approving gay marriage, repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, transgender adjustments in the military) is it possible that the community has developed a false sense of security?

While things seemed to be going in a positive direction lately, a backlash against the gay community has started to make the news.  The number of violent incidences against gay people has risen, and in New York City, things took a fatal turn.  After a number of beatings, Mark Carson was killed in Greenwich Village.  Some are concerned about the attacks happening so close to NYC Pride, which is the end of June.

To quote Michelangelo Signorile:  "Victory is very far off, however, if we can't walk the streets of even the most LGBT-friendly cities holding hands or expressing ourselves without fear of being taunted and violently assaulted. And for hundreds of thousands living in less tolerant places all across the country, openness has never been a reality. Until it is, we're nowhere near victory."

With Equality Comes Backlash










Barbara Eden Back As Jeannie





The Life Ball in Vienna is the biggest charity event in Europe supporting people with HIV or AIDS. The event is organized by the nonprofit organization AIDS LIFE, which was founded in 1992 by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian.  AIDS LIFE supports aid organizations devoted to helping people who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. The team entrusted with the allocation of funds thoroughly examines each petition. Moreover, it is an explicit goal of AIDS LIFE to raise public awareness.

Saturday (May 25th) was the 21st Annual Life Ball, and attendees included Adam Lambert, Bill Clinton, Fergie from Black Eyed Peas, and actress Barbara Eden, who appeared wearing her I Dream Of Jeannie costume.

The 78-year-old actress stepped out on the City Hall stage rocking the famous pink crop top, harem pants, and braided blonde hair. She even treated the audience with a performance of her signature head nod and wink, which magically brought out her new "Master,"  President Clinton, who walked out on stage after she gave her performance.

 
 
Barbara Eden Back As Jeannie





Small Town Paper's Error Goes Viral





The Albert Lea Tribune is a small paper in Albert Lea, Minnesota.  It has a Sunday circulation of about 7,500.

This small town paper suddenly finds one of its issues getting attention for an "unfortunate" headline combination that managed to slip past the editor's eyes.  The main headline is about the Boy Scouts changing their policy, and accepting out gay boys.  However, their policy for gay adults has not changed.  That headline reads:  "Boy Scouts To Accept Gay Boys".   The second headline on the front page refers to a story about construction that is blocking the entrances to local businesses, and that business owners are trying to figure out ways to attract clients to their buildings other entrance.  That headline reads "In Through The Back Door".   As a result, the front page of the paper reads as:  "Boy Scouts To Accept Gay Boys"  "In Through The Back Door"

Some are interpreting this as a commentary on the welcome gay people are getting from the Boy Scouts.  Gay teens are welcome, while adults are not.  It's not full welcome like their straight counterparts are, they must come in "through the back door."   Others see it as a reference to anal sex.

The paper has issued an apology on their Facebook page.



 







Milestone for Gay Athletes as Rogers Plays for Galaxy





On Sunday night, Robbie Rogers stepped on the field, he was a substitute for the Los Angeles Galaxy.  In a way, it was like coming home.  He had trained on that field when it opened.  It also was where he and the Columbus Crew won an MLS Cup title.

However, he knew that when he did walk on to the field, he was taking steps into history, as the first openly gay man to participate in a prominent North American pro league.  While Rogers acknowledged that it was a big moment, he kept going back to how 'normal' it felt, and how that was a good thing.

Fans of the Los Angeles Galaxy, were not so concerned with Rogers' sexuality, instead focusing on his abilities.  They were more concerned with the fact that when the Galaxy acquired Rogers, they lost their leading scorer,  Mike Magee, who was traded to Chicago.  One fan was quoted:  "I hope Rogers lives up to the hype."
 


Milestone for Gay Athletes as Rogers Plays for Galaxy









$21,000.00 for Heath's Jeans





Discussions about auctions on Brokeback related items are not uncommon on the forum, and I'm sure many members here recall when a large number of items from the movie went up for sale on E*Bay, and members here won some of those items.  Then there was Tom Gregory who won the shirts, paying over $100,000.00 for them.

Now we can add the jeans and gloves Heath wore in Brokeback to the list of items won, the set sold for just over $21,000.00.

Nate D. Sanders auction house sold the 34 waist, 36 inch leg Levi's 501 jeans along with the gloves, which had 'Ennis' written on them in black pen




$21,000.00 for Heath's Jeans








What In The World


Morrobay (Nancy) continues to post some great pics in the What In The World thread, she's now turned the theme to Western styled pics.






You can view the series, and add to it if you wish, at the link below.


What In The World






The Gay Experience


We are just a week away from June, which is gay pride month.  I am asking for you to visit The Gay Experience section of our forum, and look around.  Let me know what threads you  would like to see get a spotlight in TDS, and if you have any suggestions for new threads, let me know.

The Gay Experience





2013 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.



5th Annual Boston Brokie Bash & AIDS Walk - 5/31, 6/1, 6/2

To sponsor Team Brokeback in the AIDS Walk on June 2nd.

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.


Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



Contributors: Doodler, Morrobay, FritzKep, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013






TDS Commemorates Pride Month





Question Of The Week











This Week's Question:  Which 1930s jazz musician was born a female, but lived as a man?
 









Boston Brokie Bash is A Success



The Boston Brokie Bash for 2013 was a success!  The activities included shopping, dancing, the AIDS Walk, walks around town, through parks, and (of course) planned meals and get togethers.  Team Brokeback raised over $2,000.00, which included a monetary gift from Oscar winning screen writer Diana Ossana.




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Chris, SouthEndMD (Paul), BBMISwear (Lisa), Teresa, DejaVu (Debbie), Front_Ranger (Lee), Memento (Sandy), Chapeaugris (Kim), Donna, LuvBBM (Jocelyn), CellarDweller (Chuck), Don'tWantToSayGB (Ted), Lynne, MaineGirl (Sue) Atruant (John)






Life After DADT





In December of 2010, Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) was repealed, and gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgendered service women and men were able to openly serve their country.  In the time since, there have been numerous stories about these service women and men, and how their lives have changed.

There was the story of Steve Hill, the gay soldier in Iraq who questioned the Republican presidential candidates on DADT, and was booed.  He and his partner have married, and Hill's uniform now reads "Snyder-Hill".

Brandon and Dalan swept the internet with the "kiss heard around the world" when Dalan went to see his boyfriend Brandon arrive home.  In his excitement, Brandon ran and jumped into Dalan's arms, one of the first open expressions of same-sex love at a homecoming.  They are now engaged to be married.

The pentagon has released their 2013 "Pentagon Pride" poster, celebrating GLBT soldiers.  (See left)

We have the story of the male former Navy Seal, who has transitioned and is now Kristin Beck.  She has written a book about her story, titled Warrior Princess.

We've also had a statement from Rep. Steve Israel, saying that all the dishonorable discharges under DADT should be repealed.

DCF has some forum members who have served in the military, and we'd love to hear your stories!  To discuss these topics, or any other "gay in the military" story (especially during pride month), please go to the  Gays and the Military - Life after DADT thread in our Gay, Bi, Whatever (Gay-Friendly Always Welcome) section.

 
Gays and the Military - Life after DADT








Anti-gay Violence





Pride Month does not always bring out the best in people.  There has been an alarming rise in anti-gay violence recently, and very close to the beginning of Pride Month.  Tensions were high in Boston for their pride events, and numerous attacks in NYC have been raising questions of security for their pride events.

A recent story in the New York Daily News showed that violence against gay people has increased by 4% this year.

Please give us your thoughts on these attacks, and perhaps share your own stories.  Sharing experiences can bring us closer, and give comfort.  You can do this in the Gay Bashing thread, which is in our Gay, Bi, Whatever (Gay-Friendly Always Welcome) section.


Gay Bashing










Looking Back While Going Forward







They say that those who don't learn from their past are doomed to repeat it.  The gay culture has a deep history, but we rarely seem to explore it.  With this being pride month, I'm asking for our members to do some research, dig up some historical facts about gay/queer history....any topic that appeals to you, and bring it to our Gay History thread.  I could be about classic, out actors like Billy Haines, the gay rights movement, the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS epidemic.  This is open to our straight members as well.  I'm sure there are more than a few of you who remember some historical events regarding the gay community....talk about them with us, and give us your thoughts/perspective on them.


 
Gay History -- How We Got Here





Movie Spotlight





For the next three weeks, I'll be spotlighting a gay movie.  I'm hoping that perhaps people will watch the films, and perhaps discuss them in our Gay Cinema thread.

Shelter is a 2007 American film directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. It stars Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, and Tina Holmes. It was the winner of "Outstanding Film – Limited Release" at the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards, Best New Director and Favorite Narrative Feature at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the People's Choice Award for Best Feature at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Shelter tells the story of Zach, an aspiring artist who is working as a short-order cook to help support his family (his father, sister, and nephew).  In order to support his family, Zach finds himself putting his dreams on hold.

Zach's world is turned upside down when his best friend Gabe tells him that Gabe's older brother (Shaun) is coming into town.  A friendship is started between Shaun and Zach, and not long after it turns to romance.  It is Zach's first gay relationship, and he find himself trying to decide if he should continue the relationship, as well as remaining in his life as it is, or finally put himself first and pursue his dreams of becoming a successful artist.

You can see the trailer here:

Shelter

If you've seen Shelter and would like to discuss it, come to the Gay Cinema thread.


Gay Cinema
 







Have You Met the Chelsea Boys?




Chelsea Boys is a comic strip that is written by Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth that follows the lives of three very different gay men living together. 

They find each other when 40 "something" Nathan posts a notice for roommates.  He lost his partner, but wants to keep their apartment, which he couldn't afford alone.  Young art student/nature-boy Skye is the first person he accepts as a new roommate.  At a pride event, Sky runs into Soirée, a young, black drag performer who is looking for his big break.

Two books have been released (Chelsea Boys,  and Chelsea Boys Steppin' Out) and they cover a range of topics like relationships, cheating, gay marriage, death, family, Alzheimer's, and other topics.

You can see examples of the strips, learn about the authors, and order the books through their site, that you can find at the link below.



Chelsea Boys









Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana Honored





This story originally was posted online in February of this year, but I only just found it.

The 25th-annual USC Libraries Awards were held, and authors Joshuah Bearman and Antonio J. Mendez and screenwriter Chris Terrio received the Scripter Award for their work on Argo.

The USC Libraries also honored Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana with the Literary Achievement Award for their body of work to date. USC President C. L. Max Nikias presented the honor.

“With deep reserves of imagination and intellect, Mr. McMurtry and Ms. Ossana inspire USC’s entire creative-arts community,” Nikias said. “And for this, we warmly salute them.”

Over the course of their writing partnership McMurtry and Ossana have collaborated on dozens of novels and screenplays, including “Brokeback Mountain,” which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as the award-winning miniseries “Streets of Laredo,” “Dead Man’s Walk,” and “Johnson County War.” They are currently collaborating on the screen adaptation of Paulette Jiles’s novel “The Color of Lightning.”




USC Libraries honored Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana











Linda Cardellini is Engaged





Linda Cardellini (Cassie in Brokeback Mountain) has announced that she and her long time boyfriend (Steven Rodriguez) are now engaged to be married.  The couple has been together for some time now, and have a daughter (Lilah-Rose) who was born in February of 2012. 

Cardellini announced the news during her interview on The View, saying that Steven proposed to her on Thursday night in New York City.  She went on to say that it was unexpected, they were out with friends, when Steven started to get 'choked up' and got down on one knee to propose.

After the interview with The View, Cardellini posted a picture of the ring on her hand to Twitter, stating:  "Lilah-Rose wants everyone to know her mommy and daddy are getting married!"

Aside from Brokeback Mountain, Cardellini has been in "Freaks & Geeks", "ER", the Scooby-Doo movies (as Velma), and she currently has a recurring role on "Mad Men."




Linda Cardellini Is Engaged









Brokeback related performances/showings








5th Anniversary All Star Gala  -  July 12, 2013 - The Marines' Memorial Theater  - 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108,

Presenting:  Hollywood Knights Tribute to Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly & Gregory Hines set to Rachmaninov  / Beyond Brokeback - Tribute to the most romantic movie of ”our time” /  On Broadway - Featuring the best male dance moments of Broadway / NutcrackOr “Sneak Peek”  -of our Dec. 20th World Premiere


http://www.mandance.org/season/summer/


Movie: "Brokeback Mountain"  June 12 at 6:30pm  American Embassy in Cotonou, Benin
American Cultural Center  Rue 914, Cotonou, Benin  +229 21 30 06 50


http://cotonou.usembassy.gov/about.html


Fri. Jun. 7, 2:00—4:00 - Film Showing: “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)  American Center  All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise.  Remember to take your ID with you.

http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/program.html













Photo Captions


A recent development has young Alma Jr. expressing herself in the Photo Captions thread, like this example below from Heath4Ever.



Small town, big ideas




Alma Junior:  But I don't want round steak, Mama.  I want a warm artichoke,
celeriac, quail's egg and goat's cheese salad drizzled with truffle oil.


You can view the series, and add to it if you wish, at the link below.


Photo Captions






Life Through The Lens





Now that warmer weather is here, and Summer is only a few weeks away, the "Life Through The Lens" thread is filling up with new images from around the world.  MiaIsland (Mia) shows us how Sweden looks when green (above), while JanJo (Jess) shows us her POV of her tour of the Western US (below).





We even managed a stop by FritzKep's (Fritz) garden!





To see all these fantasic shots, just click the link below.


Life Through The Lens



The Places We've Been


Thanks to DejaVu (Debbie), our thread "The Places We've Been" has been filling up with images of Boston.  Taken the weekend of the Boston Brokie Bash and AIDS Walk, Debbie filled her camera with images of Boston, including the area set up for memorials to the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.






You can view the rest of the series by clicking the link below.



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







2013 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.



Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



Contributors: BayCityJohn, JanJo, MiaIsland, FritzKep, DejaVu, Heath4Ever, CellarDweller115





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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013






TDS Commemorates Pride Month





Question Of The Week











Last Week's Question:  Which 1930s jazz musician was born a female, but lived as a man?

The answer is Billy Tipton.  From the formation of his musical group (The Billy Tipton Trio) until his death in 1989, Billy Tipton was perceived by the world as a man, even though he had been born a woman.  He married and adopted three sons, but it is possible that his sons and even his wife did not know he was born female until this fact was revealed by the funeral director after Tipton's death. His wife explained that their relationship didn't include sexual intercourse, and that he wore bandages across his chest, claiming to have an injury that required them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Tipton



This Week's Question: Who once said,  "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door"?









Gay History -- How We Got Here





For gay pride month I've been trying to post stories that have some historical significance for the gay community.  I have so far posted about the Mattachine Society, Harry Hay, The Society for Human Rights, Henry Gerber, The Ladies of Llangollen, and the upcoming anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge Fire in New Orleans.

What historical moments in gay history would you like to discuss?  Post in the thread and let me know, and I'll be happy to find out what information I can, and post about there.

Lyle (Mooska) has also posted about his personal experiences with The 1991 AB101 Protests in California.  (Thanks Lyle!)

Remember, as the expression says:  "Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it."

Gay History -- How We Got Here








The Fortune Teller - Leo Herrera





The Fortune Teller is a film by gay artist/activist Leo Herrera, chronicling milestones and icons of the modern gay man. The story is told through the trance of The Fortune Teller (played by Stanley Frank) and created using archival and modern footage. The film is a documentary and time capsule, paying homage to psychedelic films of the 1960′s and the modern art of the YouTube Montage film. From Mapplethorpe to Lohanthony, Uganda to Burning Man, Vogue to Sissy Bounce, AIDS to The Berlin Patient, meticulously edited clips create a kaleidoscopic five-minute journey through more than 50 years of gay history. See the “The Fortune Teller” decoded for a visual legend to the clips.

You can see a decoding of the clips used on the artist's webpage, found at the link below.

The Fortune Teller Site      The Fortune Teller Video











First-Ever Russian Float To Debut At New York Gay-Pride Parade





Each June, the streets of New York City are flooded by a sea of glitter, beads, and boas.

This is the city's famous gay-pride parade -- a raucous procession of floats, dancers, community groups, and tens of thousands of onlookers. Here, flamboyance is offered as a response to hiding and intolerance.  Occasionally the parade boasts a 'first', not long ago we saw the first float for gay and out service members.  This year, the parade in NYC will have another first, the first Russian & ex-Soviet float.

The float is being organized and created by Pasha Zalutski and a group of gay and lesbian Russian and ex-Soviet people.   They are creating the float on a shoestring budget, and have no sponsors.  However, they hope the float will give other gay/lesbian Russians here in the US a feeling of community to belong to.

In recent times, Russia has taken a strong stand against gay rights, outlawing pride parades and arresting those who dare to display a gay pride flag.
 
"Our motivation is to truly celebrate our freedom here," Zalutski says. "We are not in it to try to transmit some very crafted message outside of the United States."

He concedes, however, that if not for his home country's intolerance he would prefer to live in Minsk.

First-Ever Russian Float To Debut At New York Gay-Pride Parade





Movie Spotlight





Latter Days tells the story of Christian, a waiter who embraces his sexuality, and all the fun that comes with it.  During a 'hang-out' with his friends, he claims he can bed anyone, and accepts a bet.   New additions to his apartment complex are a group of young men working to become Mormon Missionaries.  Christian focuses his attention on Aaron, and makes his move to seduce the young man.

Christian didn't expect a relationship to develop, or all the problems and drama that would come from an unaccepting Mormon family, who are less than thrilled when they find out what has been going on between Aaron & Christian.


You can see the trailer here:

Latter Days

If you've seen Latter Days and would like to discuss it, come to the Gay Cinema thread.

Gay Cinema
 







Book Spotlight





André Aciman is a writer, currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York] teaching the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust.  His memoir, Out of Egypt (1995), won a Whiting Writers' Award.  Aciman has had seven books published: Out of Egypt (memoir) (1995),  False papers: essays on exile and memory (2000), The Proust Project (2004), Call Me by Your Name (2007), Eight White Nights , Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere (2011) and Harvard Square (2013).

Call Me By Your name tells the story of Elio.  He is the 17 year-old son of a scholar and his wife, living in the Italian Riviera in the 1980s.  He considers himself a heterosexual, and then Oliver comes into his life.

Oliver is 24, teaching at Columbia, and has come to Elio's family's mansion for six weeks to revise his manuscript.  Soon, a relationship develops between the two.

To read a detailed review on this book, click the link below.

 




Call Me By Your Name









Kim Ledger Discusses Heath's Legacy






Heath Ledger was an actor who gave life to such characters as "The Joker", "Ned Kelly", "Patrick Verona", and "Ennis Del Mar".  His precise and varied performances marked him as having the makings of a legendary actor, and his life was ended way too soon.

On June 12th (Wednesday), Heath's legacy was celebrated at the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship dinner in Los Angeles.  

Heath's father (Kim Ledger) took the opportunity to discuss his son, what he's done for other actors, his daughter Matilda, and his hopes that in the future that Matilda will participate in the scholarship.  He then discussed how Matilda reminds him of Heath, saying:

"She reminds me of Heath every time she opens her mouth," he went on. "Every time we chat with her she's got some of his nuances that gives us something to chuckle at....the way she dances around. Heath used to just break into dance for no reason, jump up on a wall, and just dance."

He also discussed Heath's former lover, actress Michelle Williams, and praised her for her role as a mother in Matilda's life.




Kim Ledger Discusses Heath's Legacy











Brokeback Leaders?







The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in London.  Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843. For historical reasons The Economist refers to itself as a newspaper, but each print edition appears on small glossy paper like a news magazine, and its YouTube channel is called EconomistMagazine.

A recent cover centers around the summit between President Obama and Xi Jinping at the posh Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, California — their first meeting since Xi became the president of China in March.  For whatever reason, the cover is a photo shop job, that shows President Obama as Ennis Del Mar, and Jinping as Jack Twist.

The cover has been drawing mixed reviews, with some people thinking it's very funny, and others failing to see the humor in it.


Brokeback Leaders









Brokeback related performances/showings








5th Anniversary All Star Gala  -  July 12, 2013 - The Marines' Memorial Theater  - 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108,

Presenting:  Hollywood Knights Tribute to Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly & Gregory Hines set to Rachmaninov  / Beyond Brokeback - Tribute to the most romantic movie of ”our time” /  On Broadway - Featuring the best male dance moments of Broadway / NutcrackOr “Sneak Peek”  -of our Dec. 20th World Premiere


http://www.mandance.org/season/summer/


Movie: "Brokeback Mountain"  June 12 at 6:30pm  American Embassy in Cotonou, Benin
American Cultural Center  Rue 914, Cotonou, Benin  +229 21 30 06 50


http://cotonou.usembassy.gov/about.html


Fri. Jun. 7, 2:00—4:00 - Film Showing: “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)  American Center  All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise.  Remember to take your ID with you.

http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/program.html













Photo Captions


A new trend has turned into a series, with the characters of Brokeback seeking therapy in the Photo Captions thread, like this example below from Heath4Ever.



Cabin fever




Well, Doctor, I keep having these dreams where I am inside a little cabin down on Lake Kemp
and rolling around on a bear rug in front of an open fire, wrestling another man.  Both of us are naked.






And where exactly is Lake Kemp?


You can view the series, and add to it if you wish, at the link below.


Photo Captions






Two Brokie Mini Meet-Ups


Not long after the Boston Brokie Bash, some Brokies have had some private mini-meet-ups.

First Fritz (FritzKep) and his partner Earl (Spruceman) met up with Larry (Oregon Doggie) when he was passing through their area.




Meanwhile, in Sweden, Mia (MiaIsland) spent a week showing Daniela (Dahlia) and her family the sights.





You can see other pics, and comment on the posts, in the thread below.



The Forum Meetings/Reunions/Visits Pics Thread IV



Life Through The Lens


MiaIsland has been busy with her camera in Sweden, and gives us some interesting shots.






You can view the rest of the series by clicking the link below.



Life Through The Lens







2013 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.



Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013






TDS Commemorates Pride Month





Question Of The Week











This Week's Question: Who once said,  "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door"?

Fritz & Debbie were correct, it was Harvey Milk who made that statement.  Both Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Supervisor Dan White.  White blamed them both for the demise of his political career.  White's lawyers defended him by saying he had consumed too many sugary items in his diet, and it led to his mental state.   This became known as "the Twinkie defense".




This Week's Question: What Greek poet's home gave rise to the modern use of the word "lesbian"?










GLBT Film Festival in NJ



Chillfest is a GLBT film festival.  The creators of the festival (Charles Ignacio and John Catania) had a trip to Asbury Park last year, and while walking around came across the old Showroom theatre.

Asbury Park has become a NJ gay mecca, and they felt this new location would be a perfect spot for Chillfest.

Ignacio says they wanted a summer screening series out of their comfort zone and says the Jersey City venue was no longer available. The Showroom, in Asbury Park, has several smaller theatres that are very comfortable and with all the amenities of the larger movie theatres. The Showroom owners, Nancy and Mike, really love cinema and the space is just perfect for Chillfest says Ignacio. Tickets are already going fast for Chillfest and they suggest you purchase yours soon.

Films that will be seen this season include:  "I am Devine" (detailing the outrageous life and career of Harris Glenn Milstead, better known Divine), "Pit Stop"  (the parallel stories of two gay men in a small Texas town), "Cloudburst" (starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as long-time lovers on the lam). On its 30th anniversary and in honor of the late Nora Ephron's body of work, Chillfest is screening "Silkwood" (1983), and in honor of its 20th anniversary as well as its Academy Award-winning director, Ang Lee (for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Life of Pi"), Chillfest will screen "The Wedding Banquet" (1993) about a gay New Yorker who stages a marriage of convenience to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family.

Other films being presented include "Wonder Boys" (Michael Douglas as creative writing professor Grady Tripp, Tobey Maguire as his gifted yet troubled student, and Robert Downey, Jr. in a brilliant turn as a rambunctious gay book editor desperately in need of a new best-seller) and  "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (a coming-of-age drama).

Asbury Park welcomes Chillfest – the LGBT film festival










Remembering the Upstairs Lounge Fire



June 24th, marks the 40th anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge fire/arson attack.  The Upstairs Lounge was a popular gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, located on the second floor of the three story building at 141 Chartres Street.

On that June 24th, a group of gay men from the local Metropolitan Community Church were there for a service, and then a social afterwards.  The evening started with 125 people in the, and then dwindled down to 60.  At 7:56pm a buzzer from downstairs sounded and Bartender Buddy Rasmussen asked Luther Boggs to answer the door, anticipating a taxi cab driver. Boggs opened the door to find the only staircase for regular entrance engulfed in flames initiated by lighter fluid.  The bartender acted quickly and was able to direct 30 people out safely, but at least 30 others were still trapped inside.  One of those who died was Reverend Bill Larson, who tried to escape out of a window with bars.  His burned body was left in the window for hours after his death, visible to people from the ground.

The official investigation failed to turn up a conviction for the crime. The likely suspect who was arrested in relation to the attack was Rogder Dale Nunez.  When questioned, Nunez went into convulsions and was taken to Charity Hospital, where he eventually slipped out from doctor's watch and was never picked up again by police, despite frequently appearing in the French Quarter afterwards.   Nunez killed himself a year later. His autopsy revealed a brain tumor.

Wikipedia - Upstairs Lounge     












Macklemore's "Same Love" Climbs the Charts






Rap act Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have climbed the charts with their last two singles, "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us", and they've just released their third single, "Same Love".

The song is a show of support for same-sex marriage, and the gay community.  When asked why he wrote the song, Macklemore replied:  “Same Love was a song that I wanted to write for a long time but I didn’t know exactly how to address the issue,” he explains. “I knew I wanted to write a song about gay rights and homophobia within the hip-hop community and the world.”

This week the song climbs up to #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  You can watch the video below.


Macklemore ~ Same Love







Movie Spotlight





With all the huge steps the gay community has taken forward, it is sometimes easy to forget that there was a time that being gay was considered a crime, and that oral and anal sex was defined as "lewd and lascivious behavior" and punishable by jail time.

In 1965 the newly formed gay rights groups were holding a costume ball, complete with drag queens.  The twist to it all was the event was organized by progressive, straight ministers who wanted to help the gay community, and help stop the discrimination and abuse they were subjected to.  When the police showed up, the event changed to a life-altering political movement.

7 years in the making, 'Lewd & Lascivious' is directed by Dr. Jallen Rix (pictured left), and contains eye-witness accounts of the events that took place that night, as well as recollections of how life was before that night.

With the Supreme Court making it's landmark decision on gay marriage this month, how fitting it is that 'Lewd & Lascivious' is having its world premiere at this years' Frameline, the San Francisco LGBTQ film Festival at 1:30pm on June 22nd, at the Victoria Theater.

You can see the trailer here:

Lewd & Lascivious

If you would like to discuss this film, come to the Gay Cinema thread.

Gay Cinema











Book Spotlight




Edited by freelance writer Lisa Richard, former Boyz magazine editor Simon Gage and journalist Howard Wilmot, "Queer" is a journey through gay history, spotlighting various aspects of the gay community.

There are celebrity spotlights (Boy George, RuPaul, Princess Diana) diva discussion (Barbara Streisand, Donna Summers, Madonna), names and locations of piercing placements, the hanky code, and other fun and frivolous topics.

The book also explores the more serious side of gay history, with an AIDS time-line, The Stonewall Riots, and activism around the globe.

Queer media such as gay movies, artists, musicians, and designers are in here as well.

The book is put together with a sleek, glossy look, almost resembling a magazine, and (IMO) is a great addition to any 'gay library' or even as a coffee table book.

You can buy it here:

Queer









Anne Hathaway Acts In and Produces "Lifeboat"







Anne Hathaway has come off her in for"Les Miserables", but she hasn't stopped to rest on her laurels.  She signed on to do Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", and is now shooting "Song One".  On top of that, she's agreed to star in and produce "The Lifeboat", which is based on the Charlotte Rogan novel.

In "The Lifeboat" (set in 1914), Anne plays Grace, a newlywed and widow.  She was traveling with her new husband on a cruise ship that sinks.  Grace ends up in a lifeboat, which has exceeded the safe passenger capacity.  For some to survive, some must die, and the survivors begin to talk about what happened on that lifeboat, the end result is Anne's character ending up on trial for murder.





Anne Hathaway Jumps Into 'The Lifeboat'









Transgender pride festival celebrates freedoms but isn't carefree





Saturday, June 22nd, marked the 14th Trans Pride Celebration in L.A. While many would consider this a happy occasion, only a month ago a transgender woman was severely attacked in Hollywood, and the specter of that event hangs over the event.  One of the event's attendees summed it up this way:  "As much progress as there has been, we have to live with one eye open, always looking over our shoulders, there are still terrible reminders of the problems we face, like the attack on Vivian."   

Seeing large groups of transgender people gathering in open, daytime celebration is still rare but becoming more common, Isabella McGrath said. "We've come a long way, but we're at the beginning, and there's still a long way to go.… We worry about our jobs and where we live. I worry a lot about being attacked."  A few feet behind McGrath, on a piece of orange fabric that festival-goers were adorning with hand-written messages, three words were penned in black ink: "Justice for Vivian."


Transgender pride festival celebrates freedoms but isn't carefree









Brokeback related performances/showings








5th Anniversary All Star Gala  -  July 12, 2013 - The Marines' Memorial Theater  - 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108,

Presenting:  Hollywood Knights Tribute to Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly & Gregory Hines set to Rachmaninov  / Beyond Brokeback - Tribute to the most romantic movie of ”our time” /  On Broadway - Featuring the best male dance moments of Broadway / NutcrackOr “Sneak Peek”  -of our Dec. 20th World Premiere


http://www.mandance.org/season/summer/


Movie: "Brokeback Mountain"  June 12 at 6:30pm  American Embassy in Cotonou, Benin
American Cultural Center  Rue 914, Cotonou, Benin  +229 21 30 06 50


http://cotonou.usembassy.gov/about.html


Fri. Jun. 7, 2:00—4:00 - Film Showing: “Brokeback Mountain” (2005)  American Center  All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise.  Remember to take your ID with you.

http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/program.html













Photo Captions


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jack and Ennis meeting and heading up to Brokeback.  There have been a few photo captions that celebrated this event, like the one below from KittyKat




Jack: Fifty years...damn.

Ennis; Yep, fifty years. An' you're still the most beautiful thing I ever laid eyes on, darlin'.

Jack: Same to you, cowboy.

 :-* :-* :-*


This post moved our member foreverinawe, and he sent me a PM with a response for this caption, that I felt should be in TDS:


Beauty

In 1878, in Margaret Wolfe Hunderford's book Molly Bawn, she wrote "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

In 17422, David Hume wrote, "Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them."

In 1588, Shakespeare wrote, "Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,..."

A literary scholar could find the same sentiment repeated across the years as far back as the ancient Greeks; in truth, the observation is likely as old as mankind itself. 

And, of course, it begs the question, What do you mean by Beauty?

   There is physical Beauty, as a youthful, radiant face;
   Erotic Beauty, a intense focus of seriousness by each for the other,
   Beauty of the Soul for the joy of life, the satisfaction of successful efforts,
   Beauty of the bountiful earth painted with the colors of the setting sun.

There is no end of those things that inspire our feelings of beauty, and when we say that something is beautiful, we may mean that there are many, many aspects involved, and we are simply at a loss for adequate words.
 
One thing I have learned. Lovers see beauty in each other for numberless reasons.

Kittykat, I don't know if you were being serious or just having fun. But for me, you "Photo-captioned” the essence of their love.


Simple men. Simple words. Timeless endeavor.

   ~~~fia



You can view the original caption at the link below.


Photo Captions






Life Through The Lens



One of our newer members (Vlad) has posted a number of pics of various locales he's been to, and the first series are pics of him, so we can see what he looks like.

After a few replies, he posted more pics, like the two below:
















To see all these fantasic shots, just click the link below.


Life Through The Lens




2013 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.



Brokie gathering in NYC - July 12th & 13th



Contributors: KittyKat, foreverinawe





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