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Being Cruised - Los Angeles Review of Books
Herein lies the complexity of cruising and being cruised. Cruising implies that we are just passing through, looking around, checking stuff out, window-shopping as it were. Will we or won’t we? Even if we are the ones doing the cruising, we might not ourselves fully know what we are looking for. Part of the pleasure comes out of the play of possibility, not always the follow through.
beauty  gay  lgbt  queer  queerselflove  attention  public  presence  aging  power  exercise  relationships  men  women  movies  film 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
It All Started Here: The Gay Legacy of GQ | GQ
“That’s how I became aware of Bruce, through GQ,” says Klein. “I loved what he was doing. I thought he had a wide appeal, beyond straight or gay. With him we were able to show women and men in a sexy way.”
fashion  men  gay  lgbt  magazines  photography  style 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Black Freaks, Black Fags, Black Dykes: Re-imagining Rebecca Walker’s “Black Cool” | The Feminist Wire
Given this, it seems to me that any notion of black cool that is only imagined as being exercised or embodied by black masculine men and/or some masculine women is, well, played out. Black cool is multi-textured, unrestrictive, and forever changing. We, black folk are diverse in our embodiments, sexual identities, and gender expressions; therefore, our imaginations of black cool, if they are to be unrestrictive, should be vast enough to consider feminine women, feminine men, gender variant/trans men and women, and differently-abled individuals.
queer  gay  black  race  power  gender  sex  creativity  beauty  identity  presence 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Dan Savage on the Virtues of Infidelity - NYTimes.com
“One size never fits all, and it isn’t just dividing between men and women and gay and straight. Monoga­my is not natural, nonmonogamy is not natural. Variation is what’s natural.”
marriage  sex  polyamory  love  disclosure  family  relationships  reputation  men  women  gay 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The Gay Bar: Is it dying? - By June Thomas - Slate Magazine
In his much-cited 1989 book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg celebrated so-called third places, which he defined as "the core settings of informal public life." Not the home, not the office, the third place is a space like the Viennese coffee shop, the French cafe, or the British pub, a venue for "regular, voluntary, informal, and happily anticipated gatherings of individuals beyond the realms of home and work." You've probably heard Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz name-check this theory as a justification for his coffee empire. But it also helps explain why gay bars have been so vital to gay culture. Oldenburg valued these spots because the ease of association fosters community life and satisfies individuals' need for communion. This urge to find community is especially strong for gay people, who may be rejected by their families or shunned by their co-workers. The third place is even more precious when places one and two are hotbeds of homophobia.
drinking  alcohol  gay  public  business  community 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
…My heart’s in Accra » Understanding #amina
Part of the post-colonial critique Edward Said offered in “Orientalism” was a recognition of the danger of understanding the Middle East through the frames, accounts and preconceptions of Westerners, who consciously or unconsciously tend to define the Orient as “other”. As a response, we might choose to read western accounts of the Middle East with a critical eye, or to seek out more accounts from people of the Middle East to understand the region. But it’s hard to imagine a more orientalist project than a married, male American writer masquerading as a Syrian lesbian to tell a story about oppression and democratic protest.
middleeast  blogging  media  story  technology  gay 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Singer tackles gay bashing, suicide in new video
"I think many musicians separate themselves from what they're actually going through in real life for fear of being judged for, you know, what their political views are (and) what they feel personally about things that are going on in the real world," she said. "Music for me is personal and that's the only way I know how to approach it."
music  gay  songwriting  suicide  video  art  creativity  identity  violence 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Cleve Jones on youth activism and his early years with Harvey Milk » North by Northwestern
Now, I think that there are certain fundamentals to organizing that have remained constant throughout all of the changes: the importance of building committees, the importance of crossing boundaries and barriers between people.

If you’re organizing workers, you have to tell their stories. If you’re working on repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, it’s so important to hear the stories of military personnel and military families gay and straight alike. Whatever the issue, if you can focus as much as possible on daily lives of ordinary people, that’s what has remained unchanged.

But there’s a whole lot that’s different now: the communications technology, the growing gap between rich and poor, the financial free fall that we’re enduring right now. And I do want to say to your readers, who I assume are all on Facebook: if you think you’re going to change the world by clicking a mouse, I’m sorry, but you’re mistaken.
facebook  activism  gay  history  unions  power  technology  attention  story 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Queer Oakland: Julia Serano uses activism, art to save the day | Oakland Local
"What is oppression? Oppression is about double standards. My hope is that we’ll eventually reach a point where all of these double standards don’t exist."
race  gender  power  gay  ethnicity  queer  activism  interviews  oakland  art 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Is Social Media Driving the Economy? - Richard Florida - Technology - The Atlantic
While social media allows us to connect instantaneously to people all over the globe, the geography of its professional use in the United States is concentrated. The leading social media metros in the U.S. are richer, more technologically advanced, have higher levels of education and higher levels of the creative class, and are more open to diversity of all sorts. The geography of social media thus both reflects and reinforces the increasingly uneven and spiky nature of America's economic landscape.
media  marketing  social  business  economics  gay  diversity  demographics 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A magazine for gay men in the Arab world | PRI.ORG
The name of the magazine is "Mithly" -- a new Arabic term for gay. It comes from the root "mithl," meaning "alike, similar." Existing Arabic words for homosexual are all pejorative, "lothi" from the story of Lot in the Bible, and the word "shaath." [...] The editor says it was important to come up with an Arabic word, rather than just using the Western term gay, to emphasize that gay men in the Arab world are part of society. For many gay Arab men, that inclusion is taking place online.
gay  arabic  language  magazines  online  identity  media 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Liza Fesses Up | Music | The Advocate
[...] “Every performer, if she’s good, will make you in the audience feel as if you know her. And the fact is, all you know is performance…. To a lot of people, Liza is a symbol. What she is to me, besides being somebody I love, is an immense talent. What other people choose to make of her—what the audience sees is what the audience needs to see. And what she really is and what all great performers are is a combination of supreme talent, discipline, hard work, self-criticism, all sorts of prosaic things that the people who watch her don’t like to deal with because it’s too boring.”

So if Liza’s never really thought about you, don’t take it personally. Her job isn’t to think about you. Her job is to make a self for you to think about. In fact, if she spent her time thinking about you, there would be no her for you to know. Instead of wondering what Liza thinks about her gay audience, wonder, How did she make that self—and how, in spite of everything, has she kept it?
media  music  identity  creativity  gay  celebrity  public  memory  psychology 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Confessions Of A Gay Soldier. | The New Republic
[...] I cannot help but think that many soldiers (though clearly not all) would simply shrug it off and welcome the gay soldier with a joke. Why? Because for every unit in which I have served, there has been a “Shrek,” the large soldier who needs to drop a few pounds. I have also encountered a “Speedy Gonzalez,” a Latino soldier who was crazy fast, and a “Helmet,” a cadet with an exceptionally large noggin. Each did his job competently nonetheless. The unit embraced him, but noted the way in which he was different. This teasing may seem mean-spirited, but it’s not; it’s a means of communicating, a way for fellow soldiers to remind one another “I know everything about you, yet I have your back.” [...]
gay  military  usa  dadt  love  war  power  ethnicity 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
How the LGBTQQI West Was One: Envisioning change, artistic risk and leadership in Oakland | Oakland Local
“There are so many of us that are suffering, in internal and external ways. We can choose to ignore it, we can choose to cover it up, we can put something nice and shiny on it, but so many of us are suffering," Clark said. "If all of us just decided that enough is enough ... this isn’t going to happen anymore. Then sh-- would have to change.

"There are more of us than there are of the people who are orchestrating this in a conscious way. There are more of us. Yeah, it’s a really big system. But we are a lot of people!”
gay  oakland  activism  art  interviews  queer  identity 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Many gay couples negotiate open relationships
"When we started this study, we felt we didn't know many people with open relationships, but now our friend set is much more diverse. People we didn't think were open turned out to be. It's just not talked about that much."
gay  polyamory  relationships  marriage  sex  health  behavior  love  hiv  aids  sanfrancisco 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The remarkable judge who struck down the Defense of Marriage Act - Joe Conason - Salon.com
"We don't go out looking for cases ... There is no such thing as an 'activist court.' I do nothing until a complaint has been filed by some citizen, or group of citizens, which states effectively that their constitutional rights have been violated. I then have an obligation; I can't just dismiss it and throw it away."
justice  law  courts  massachusetts  gay  government 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Same-sex weddings open the door to finding the right male attire for women - washingtonpost.com
"Women like me haven't necessarily had a community," says Susan Herr. "We haven't shared information. Do we shop in the women's department or the men's? How should a good suit fit? We had to figure this all out on our own."
gay  fashion  marriage  beauty  style  women  business  washington 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Brava Theater: The Beebo Brinker Chronicles
Adapted from Ann Bannon's groundbreaking, award-winning pulp novels of the 1950s and 1960s, Beebo Brinker Chronicles follows the lives and loves of four friends in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village. Beth and Laura, secret lovers in college, still pine for each other. Before they can reunite, they find themselves entangled in a web spun by Beebo Brinker, a butch denizen of the underground bar scene, and Jack, a flamboyant fop with caustic wit.
theater  gay  sanfrancisco  drama  books 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Summer reading - Page 3 - Salon.com
Forty years on, readers can look back at a plot trajectory -- boy meets girl; girl meets bad girl; girl meets good girl; girl meets closeted-superstar girl; girl finds true love -- that melds mistaken identities and molten love scenes, via melodramatic prose, into a satisfying whole.
books  fiction  gay 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate.com: Same-sex dance instructors and champions
You either learn civility or lose your partner. That's part of the heart of partner dancing: Can you adapt? Can you listen so completely to another person that you feel the length of their step, how they move, each tiny movement and piece of information they're giving you? Can you listen with your whole body and be completely balanced and willing? It's such a fabulous life lesson.
dance  dancing  beauty  relationships  gay 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Feature Fetishes: Sherlock Holmes vs. Avatar / Violet Blue: Gossip blogs chirp about Holmes' no-bro-mance while Avatar promises us a "sex tape"
[...] You can keep your pretend sex between two straight, nonhuman cartoon characters. That's a fetish in need of a little love, and certainly more widespread acceptance. The rest of us will keep a little something in our front pockets for the next time we're at Baker Street Station, thanks.
movies  cinema  film  fiction  sex  gay  queer 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Merce Cunningham and John Cage, forever inseparable | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times
The only reason this approach could work is because the dancer and composer were on the same wavelength. They understood that music and dance would come together as friends. Theirs was a deep relationship based upon trust that honored independence, which is different from separation.
music  dance  friendship  relationships  art  creativity  work  beauty  love  gay 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban - NYTimes.com
“The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognizing a role in society for everyone,” judges of the Delhi High Court wrote in a 105-page decision, India’s first to directly address rights for gay men and lesbians. “Those perceived by the majority as ‘deviants’ or ‘different’ are not on that score excluded or ostracized” [...]
india  gay  gender  sex  law  justice 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Yes, Actually | Out.com | Andrew Sullivan
If you just want to create a Pet Shop Boys sound instantly you can program some drumbeats and then play an A-minor chord over it: “Oh, God, that sounds like the Pet Shop Boys. Oh, that’s the trick, is it?”
music  songwriting  uk  pop  dance  gay  hiv  aids  gender  theater 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Daggle: Behind The Scenes Of The Greg In Hollywood Launch
My good friend Greg Hernandez, a veteran Hollywood reporter, was laid off from his job at the Daily News last Monday. In the week since, it's a been an all-hands-on-deck rush to get him established on his new blog, now up at Greg In Hollywood. Below, a look at how it all came together, with a focus on the many details you have to consider when getting a new blog (or web site) up and running.
news  media  journalism  newspapers  losangeles  hollywood  blogging  howto  advice  seo  marketing  online  gay 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Foreign Policy: Gays in Latin America: Is the Closet Half Empty?
In the first ever ranking of its kind, a student and I rated global cities on gay-friendliness. A city's rating was determined based on the number of gay-owned or gay-friendly establishments (e.g., bars, support groups, services) per capita. We studied the three largest cities with populations greater than 500,000 in each country, for a total of 180 cities.
gay  statistics  research  identity  latinamerica  cities  urban 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Movie Review - 'Milk' - Freedom Fighter in Life Becomes Potent Symbol in Death - NYTimes.com
[...] “My name is Harvey Milk, and I want to recruit you.” That was an opening line that the real Milk often used in his speeches to break the tension with straight audiences, but the film shows him deploying it with mostly gay crowds as well, with a slightly different inflection. He wants to recruit them into the politics of democracy, to persuade them that the stigma and discrimination they are used to enduring quietly and even guiltily can be addressed by voting, by demonstrating, by claiming the share of power that is every citizen’s birthright and responsibility. [...]
gay  politics  sanfrancisco  1970s  bayarea  reviews  film  cinema  movies  government  voting  power  speech  identity 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Wesley Morris' "How gay is that?" - The Boston Globe
To get more decent gay comedies or dramas, a filmmaker needs a delicate balance of frivolity and gravity, and reserve and recklessness - fearlessness, not too many speeches, and a respect for an audience that considers itself no different from other paying customers. Talent and a certain moderation are excellent tools to start transforming more movies you wouldn't see into movies you would.
gay  cinema  film  movies  aesthetics  identity  writing  fiction 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (November 20, 2008) - Modernity, Faith, And Marriage
"[...] The dreams of total pre-modern coherence - whether in the malign fantasies of the Taliban or the benign aspirations of theocons longing for the 1950s in the 21st century - are dreams undone by freedom. We live in a new world, and we can and should create meaning where we can, in civil society, in private, through free expression and self-empowerment. But we cannot enforce that old meaning on others by law. [...]"
marriage  gay  civilrights  love  religion  spirituality 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
'Let love abide' - Southern Voice Atlanta
"You have to love people regardless, and hold them in that light. That’s what turns that energy of violence, or hatred or bigotry into something else. I think you have to be steadfast in that."
music  atlanta  georgia  songwriting  creativity  rock  folk  gay  women  love  activism  interviews 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Age of the Silver Fox | Advocate.com
"While men used to cover their gray with Grecian Formula, now an increasing number of them are proudly accepting their changing hair color -- regardless of their age."
aging  men  sex  beauty  fashion  identity  gay  reputation 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Nation & World | More lesbians discharged in 2007 | Seattle Times Newspaper
"The Army and Air Force discharged a disproportionate number of women in 2007 under the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy that prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military, according to Pentagon statistics gathered by an advocacy group."
gay  military 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > nyclife > The Queer Issue: Buck Angel, A Man With a Pussy: LGB Without the T by Michael Lavers
"We're more sensitive to it, because the amount of gender policing we do among each other—casually and socially—is striking: Are you man enough, women enough, the right kind of woman?"
gay  identity  nyc  black  aesthetics  beauty  men  women  gender 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
village voice > nyclife > Gay Pride in the Outer Boroughs by Tony Phillips
"Don't forget, the South Bronx is still emerging economically from the devastation of decades of political and cultural neglect. We are a large community with a lot of complexity and particularities—not just sexual issues."
identity  gay  nyc  cities  urban  ritual  aesthetics  politics  police 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
8Asians.com » Gay interracial relationships: On being “sticky rice” and loving other Asian men: An Asian American/Asian Canadian Blog
"Hopefully, this post — however long-winded as it is — will put an end to my own personal frustration of seeing all the straight Asian people bitch and moan. You all got it lucky. Look at my frickin’ dating pool."
men  asian  dating  relationships  gay  aesthetics  identity  love  gender  race  racism  writing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Gay marriage may be a gift to California's economy - Los Angeles Times
"[G]ay weddings could provide a $370-million boost to the state economy. That estimate presumes that about half of California's 92,000 same-sex couples will tie the knot, multiplied by $8,040 [...]"
politics  marriage  law  gender  gay  california  economy  ritual 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Young Gay Rites - Marriages and Weddings - Boston - New York Times
“Honey, am I a gay cliché?” "You can’t be a gay cliché when you get married to a man at 22.”
gay  marriage  relationships  identity  boston  massachusetts  ritual  youth  love 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What would Beth Ditto do? | Lifeandstyle | Life and Health
"What's important is that we try to understand each other. We have no control over other people's response to us, but we do have control over ourselves."
identity  gay  aesthetics  beauty  gender  teenagers  arkansas 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tell Her Story: Lesbian Bars in the San Francisco East Bay
A great essay revealing historical ley lines across the local landscape
gay  oakland  eastbay  bayarea  cities  drinking  alcohol  community 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Wockner: Heath Ledger 1979-2008
"So, if you have the good fortune to find the love of your life, you must move mountains to protect that relationship at any and all cost. Jack Twist became ready, willing and able to move mountains but Ennis Del Mar didn't, and that ruined both of their
movies  cinema  death  love  relationships  gay  attention  presence  identity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Are Gay Relationships Different? -- Printout -- TIME
"The fridge was stuffed; my friends were ecstatic and full. But in the mornings, alone before dawn, a jolt of terror: What had I done?"
gay  relationships  marriage  love 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Interview with Abigail Child, Director of On the Downlow - Page 2 : DivineCaroline
"I am interested in that moment when another persona comes on scene—the multiplicities of what is 'truth,' the faceted nature of the real as seen from different viewpoints, different contexts, different rationales."
film  cinema  identity  gay  men  gender  story  creativity  presence  reputation 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Last call - The Boston Globe
"I went to Fritz to watch a World Series game this year, and it was fun to be in a room with a bunch of gay men enjoying a sports event in the way gay men would. [...]"
gay  social  public  boston  massachusetts  cities  urban  identity  demography  society  culturalstudies  drinking 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Courier-Journal.com: Exploring growth of Louisville's gay population
"Since 2000, the city experienced the biggest percentage increases (151 percent) among the nation's 50 largest cities."
gay  cities  urban  kentucky  research  politics  identity 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
In love with the incredible hunk - Times Online
"[...] Both Michelangelo and Leonardo were gay – this is generally accepted now – yet they seem to have led celibate lives. Why? I became intrigued by the link between sexuality and creativity. [...]"
sex  gay  art  italy  creativity  beauty  aesthetics  identity 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Firms wising up to the power of the pink dollar | Lifestyle | Living | Reuters
"There are 15-18 million gay and lesbian consumers in the U.S. alone, with buying power of $690 billion ... That ranks slightly below Australia's GDP."
business  gay  marketing  usa  australia  economics  corporations 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Bilerico Project | Why I Don't Do 'Bi'
"I identify as queer because that term has been actively politicized and theorized to describe genders and sexualities that exceed and undermine normative ones."
sex  gender  relationships  identity  aesthetics  gay  activism  love  protest 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
PopMatters Music Feature | The Essential Selection: An Interview with Beth Ditto
"In a way your creativity is only as good as your lack of resources. I would have never gotten into the things I got into or been the person that I am if I didn’t have to go without things or make do with the bare minimum."
interview  interviews  creativity  rock  music  songwriting  gay  diy 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate.com: THE BADGE: Walking the beat with pride
"If you take ownership of it, it's your place. You have much more of an interest in helping people and keeping the neighborhood safe. Community policing is more than just cops walking beats."
crime  police  sanfrancisco  community  gay 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
'I wish I could've been a rock star. They don't have to talk. Plus they get to sleep all day, do lots of drugs, and have sex with anyone they want' | Woman | The Observer
"[T]here's a difference between being egotistical and knowing your value as a product and an actor. I know my value as a product, and I've divorced myself as a human from myself as a product."
fashion  uk  interviews  gay  men  women  aesthetics  beauty 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Larry Lyons Experience: on hip-hop, hoes and bitch-ass-niggas
"What is it about the way in which masculinity is being constructed and replicated within hip-hop culture that makes homosexuality and homoeroticism so repulsive, yet alluring?"
gender  hiphop  music  men  beauty  love  sex  aesthetics  identity  gay  women 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Mike Gravel: ‘Love between a man and a man is beautiful’ at Pandagon
"Love between a man and a woman is beautiful, love between a woman and a woman is beautiful, love between a man and a man is love…is beautiful too. What this world need is a lot more than what we presently have."
gay  elections  2008  alaska  love  relationships  marriage 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
U.S. spouses cheat like the French -- but feel worse | Lifestyle | Reuters
"Americans have gotten more tolerant on practically every major sexual issue from having a child out of wedlock to divorce ... and homosexuality. We're more accepting of all these issues except infidelity, where we've gotten stricter."
sex  gay  marriage  relationships  usa  france  identity  love  children  parenting  psychology 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Dwight Gardner's "The Outsider Insider" review of Martin Duberman's "The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein"
"[U]ndomesticated adventurous anonymity and risk-taking were central not only to intensified erotic arousal but to profound creativity of any kind."
books  reviews  nyc  dance  gay  sex  writing  biography  creativity  social 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Californian: In the Middle and Out of the Closet
“It hurts because the psychic energy that it takes to hold down your despair and your frustrations takes away from the extra energy you need to go from being good to being great."
gay  identity  sports  basketball  books  berkeley  california 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Army recruiter vs. the gay man | Chicago Tribune
"One thing, I'm not up on current politics but since its 2007, I would imagine also that I am now able to serve in the US military as an openly gay man, right?"
usa  military  jobs  work  gay  terrorism  iraq 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bejata: A Conversation With My Brothers
"The results are what I believe to be an interesting snapshot of a population not often heard from or studied; middle aged Black gay men."
gay  black  gender  society  sex 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Last Hurrah for a Gay Playground
“[...M]ost people got 2s; if they’re pretty, they got a 3. Four is for people we have to let in free — either they’re really hot or they’re a friend of mine or somehow important in the club community.”
gay  leisure  recreation  nyc  aesthetics  identity  beauty 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
S.F.'s Castro district faces an identity crisis / As straights move in, some fear loss of the area's character
"The population of same-sex couples in Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose, meanwhile, appeared to increase during the period -- San Jose by 34 percent, Oakland by 14 percent and Berkeley by 8 percent."
population  gay  sanfrancisco  berkeley  sanjose  oakland  realestate  demographics  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
ESPN.com: Page 2 : 'I don't have a hate bone in my body'
"[This last week] has opened up my eyes to the gay population and what they do. I'm getting a lot of knowledge about them that I didn't have. Which is going to make me a better person. And if it doesn't, then I'm a damn fool."
gay  basketball  sports  identity  radio 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: At Axis of Episcopal Split, an Anti-Gay Nigerian
“This man came up to me after a service, in New York I think, and said, ‘Oh, good to see you bishop, this is my partner of many years,’ ” he recalled. “I said, ‘Oh!’ I jumped back.”
gay  religion  christianity  episcopalian  identity  africa  nigeria  relationships  marriage 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Anti-Gay Slurs: The Latest in Hilarity
"Do the millions of people in on the Borat joke really think they’re immune from even the smallest trace of bigotry?"
humor  cinema  drama  theater  gay  religion  judaism  aesthetics  identity 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Soldiers of Christ (Harpers.org)
"The life of the gay man, in the evangelical imagination, seems to be an endless succession of orgasms, interrupted only by jocular episodes of male bonhomie."
christianity  fascism  gay  news  politics  religion  identity  aesthetics  men  power  colorado 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: To Be Married Means to Be Outnumbered
“You used to get married to have sex. Now one of the major reasons to get married is to have children, and the attractiveness of having children has declined for many people because of the cost.”
marriage  gender  gay  population  usa  relationships  love  men  women  identity  religion  ritual  friendship  community  children  sex 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: For Gays, a Loud New Foe
"Sacramento is the No. 1 gathering place for non-Jewish, non-Russian Orthodox, fundamentalist Russian and Ukrainian immigrants."
sacramento  sacramentocounty  gay  gender  religion  christianity  russia  identity  california 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: An Arab Therapist Seeks to Lift the Veil On a Touchy Subject
"No one should harbor the illusion that as long as you're keeping the issue of sex from your children they won't learn about it. They will search and move from being ignorant to learning the wrong information."
sex  islam  religion  saudiarabia  egypt  women  men  gender  gay  marriage  relationships  health  television  counseling  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Foley walked a tightrope as gay Republican / He kept orientation quiet, but he had other, deeper secrets
"I said, how could you vote against me, my family, your own self-interest?" "I could never compare any relationship I have ever had to the nature of my mother and father's relationship."
gay  politics  rnc  republicans  power  family  washington  gop  florida 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | Coming out in Arabic
"I have forgotten my language. I don't know how to say 'to make love' in Arabic without it sounding chauvinistic, aggressive and alien to the experience."
language  aesthetics  identity  women  gender  palestine  israel  islam  middleeast  mideast  gay  sex  relationships  anonymity  activism 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
CCT: Clerk's office turns into chapel of love
A "where we live" remix of yesterday's same-sex marriage license denial
love  marriage  contracosta  martinez  contracostatimes  gay 
february 2006 by allaboutgeorge
pinkrabbitsays: Dear heterosexual men
"My being a woman does not give you license to come on to me. My being gay does not give you permission to stare. And yo, I'M A DYKE. AND I'M ENGAGED. YOU HAVE NO CHANCE OF GETTING LAID."
sex  feminism  men  women  gay  public 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Marriage can be right for us all, says Dan Savage. But let's not get carried away with monogamy.
"We don't do the straight thing, which is to regard an infidelity as a betrayal on a level that the only response is that you must leave to salvage your self-respect and self-esteem."
marriage  love  gay  men  women  relationships  friendship 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
H-N: Let a Thousand Orgasms Bloom! by David P. Barash
"[J]ust because something (e.g., female orgasm) can be achieved in diverse ways (e.g., masturbation) does not argue against it having evolved because it is particularly adaptive in a specific, different context (e.g., heterosexual intercourse)."
sex  gender  men  women  gay  identity  relationships 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Sex Stop on the Way Home
"Society doesn't accept us and it's hard to meet people, sexually or socially. You know, not everyone who's gay lives in Manhattan and runs in packs like 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.'"
gay  nyc  sex  suburbia  manhattan  jobs  men  marriage  newyork 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
David E's Fablog: Behind the "8" Ball
On "man dates": "I can hear the shade of Frank O'Hara collapsing with laughter already."
men  women  gender  gay  social 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Black Churches Struggle Over Their Role in Politics
The black humorist in me notices that Monday is the March on Selma's 40th anniversay; once upon a time -- when oppression was oppression was oppression -- isn't so long ago, is it?
religion  christianity  politics  usa  black  civilrights  gay  marriage 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Scientists Explore Meth's Role in Immune System
"In studies, Dr. Pomerantz has found that although substances like heroin and alcohol also appear to increase viral replication, others, like caffeine, can actually reduce it."
hiv  aids  meth  drugs  sex  gay  caffeine  heroin  alcohol 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
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