Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Is NPR really a talk of the nation? I enjoy a good radio show. I commute for almost an hour an a half everyday, so I like NPR because it is intelligent radioing. Having said that. i used to Notice their skew affiliation in favor of the conservative agenda. And a year ago I was thinking well if I were them I will probably watch what I said carefully so that my funds will keep coming. So when the new administration happened, I thought, this is cool; I will now get a more diversified pointsview in NPR. Yet I am still waiting. The other day I was listening how they were covering some of the key factors in the Health care debate. And again I felt as though nothing have changed from the last administration. I feel as though they are hyper critical of Obama, a big contrast to how they used to react to the Bush Regime. What do you Think?
Monday, September 28, 2009
The fashion scenes and the music and the poetry, well that was the east village as I knew it.
The movie has great lines but my favorite is
"You wanted to know where I'm from? I'm from Connecticut, Mayflower stock. I was taught that my prince would come, and he would be a lawyer, and I would have his children. And on the weekends we would barbecue. And all the other princes and their princesses would come, and they would say: 'Delicious, delicious.' Oh, how boring. So I was taught that I should come to New York, become an independent woman. And my prince would come, and he would be an agent, and he would get me a role, and I would make my living waiting on tables. I would wait - till thirty, till forty, till fifty. And I was taught that to be an actress, one should be fashionable, and to be fashionable is to be androgynous. And I am androgynous not less than David Bowie himself. And they call me beautiful, and I kill with my cunt. Isn't it fashionable?”
Sunday, September 27, 2009
By Allan. Monday, September 26, 2009
What????? Cinderella in a bar after divorcing prince Charming?, and Snow White living in Yonkers now a devout Christian praying for the dwarfs deviant life styles? Behind the Fairytale 1, hubby had a great take on Dina Goldstein’s work.
By Joy.Friday, Sept. 25 2009
In Heffelump Trivia Do you know that elephants have 40,000 muscles and tendons?
by BUCKO, Friday, Sept. 25 2009
In Faux Mold :o) Bucko will make you consider the pros and con of paying for a moldy sandwich? A great invention for the brown bagger.
Bob. Friday, Sept. 25 2009
In Larry Kramer Wants You To Fight Back, Bob reminded us of Larry’s invigorating and reaffirming quotes.
By Wonder Man. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009
My work pic. Check out Wonder Man sexy new look.
By NG Friday, Sept. 25 2009
NGblog has a nice video in What’s all that talk about kids and Obama worship? Take a look at how the religious right had no problem praying for Bush. It is unbelievable the hypocrisy of the religious right, and their contemptuous double standards.
By Beth Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009
Beth is one of those writers that never seem to shout her concerns, but knows how to accentuate them with interesting topics and graphics. In Still paranoid, Beth is capable of illustrating a great summary for nowadays state of political affairs.
by Kyle, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009
In Fear & The invisibility Cloak, Kyle had a candid retrospective take on the fear of coming out “Fear is an insidious and destructive creature. It looks fairly harmless, even helpful in the beginning, but by the time it really has a hold on you, it has managed to entangle every part of who you are.”
By Larry OHIO. Friday, Sept. 25 2009
Tears for Greg, by Larry Ohio was a very touching and moving story about his first trip with Greg.
By Miss Kitty, Friday, Sept. 25 2009
The Haps From Lockdown: Pittsburgh, Ms. Kitty gave us updates on the protesters at the G20 in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This flaming preoccupation with the language of sexuality, manifested right after reflecting on a comment that I left on another blogger column in relation to the definition of top. “I like fucking, and eating ass.. “. After leaving the comment: and going back to read it I had a rickety sensation that reminded me of my high school closeted days, in which I could not share openly my true affections with those around me, out of fear of being judge or ignored.
So of course I had to examine the meaning behind my comment in relation to the public space in which it happened. The familiar, “what the hell happened here?” syndrome manifested.
Yet after going back to my original statement, I could not see anything wrong with it, other that “It” was posted on a blog, other than my own. The old voice; “You shouldn’t have said that in someone else’s site. That was for your personal space only,” was louder than ever. Until that instant, I wasn’t able to recognize the construct of the closet as a silencing tool.
Luckily for me I’m a privilege homo, that gained my sexually and culturally awareness during the queer struggles of the eighties in NYC. A knowledge, that also gave me full understanding that I am capable of fighting back, fighting big and fighting loud; like Ms. Happy Face from the Pyramid club would used say to me, “listen one or more can jump you, but you can always keep the head of one of them as a souvenir.”
Why the fighting? Well because the established religion, the government, the schools, the hospitals, the prison and all their affiliated structures do a great jog, censoring and criminalizing my queer existence. According to the “canons”, I am supposed to be less, not only because I love men, but because I engage in sexual acts with them, and because I often choose to express my affections publicly? In a hetero normative culture, two men fighting each other is a sport, two men being affectionate with one another, is a crime, a sin, an illness. And for that they created the closet in which I was supposed to be kept, if I wanted to co-exist in their “straight” world. And AIDS gave them a perfect reason to hate the faggots. Regan O’connor, Bush, Guiliani were very vocal in condemning my life style. Their actions were not only political strategies, they were design to eradicate every thing queer, when were less prompt to fight back, when Our friends and family where dying by hospital neglect and misinformation.
The fallowing are samples of how the closet was intended to function.
a) It limited my abilities to engage in queer sex, since the space was basically restricted to one(me). In other words if I were to have sex with someone it had to happen in a hidden place, none public, dark and behind close doors with no lights. The public kissing, holding hands, dating, wedding bells was for the norm. We were supposed to be confined to ourselves, Oh and with Aids the protocols had to include the familiar Positive Or Negative check mark, and the exchange of condom. Under those circumstances finding a fuck body was almost impossible imagine striving to develop meaningful relationships? For that I was better of masturbating, and frankly by the end, the hand jobs were getting boring.
b) The closet served as a silencing conduit, in where, if I were to screamed no one will listen, it had a sealed door. To the hospital or the clinic, it was far more better that I would keep my affections a secrets, they needed to restrict my ability to express my emotion. And it was implemented with the language of the hospital in which my emotions if ever expresses had to be expressed to the Therapist or the doctor with sanitized language like copulating, anilingus, French passive, French aggressive. For the clinic words like fucking, eating ass, rimming, are the language of the uneducated, the crass, the uncivilized, the perverted the unhealthy. Yet imagine having sex using words like, copulate my anal opening. Years of closeted experience have assisted me to realized that deep inside, I am a raving Rumba queen, and screaming is not only part of my existence, it helps me to fight back, by deterring my opponents, by frightening them and by basically planting flags to let them know I am here, now deal with it.
c) The closet also served as an instrument for invisibility, in which I had to remain hidden, because any projection of my queer self was a sign of provocation on my part. Public outcry and violence was professed by the “norm” as defending their values, when ever expressing their hate for anything queer. I had no police protection, no hospital consideration, no educational empathy, and if I dare to physically express my sexual identity I was targeted as deviant, faggot, pervert, condemned, insane, and criminal. My response was a chameleonic survival strategy; On Mondays, militant punk, basic black with emphasis on Knee high combat boots, Tuesdays and Wednesday was for my androgynous dark, consisting of a basic female garment with a shave head, heavy on the black with religious accessories, and either lipstick, nail polish, or eye liner. On Thursdays that was my Club Kid Glam rich in neon colors, always a hat with some sort of designed label accent, thanks to the 42nd St Salvation Army, imagine obtaining a Bill Blass, Dona Karan, Versace shirt for pennies? Fridays and Saturdays cruising gear, basic ragged 501s with white T-shirts, black work boots and a leather motorcycle jacket, Sundays Urban Sandinista look, camouflage green, chinos and a barrette, of course unshaved for the warrior in me. You see staying hidden was impossible for the homo fabulous me.
Why I did it and still do it, because I was fucking tire of getting public banged, while seeing my queer family died, in the worst dehumanizing manner, while listening to the media, the church and the politicians refer to me or people like me, as the others, the radicals, the perverts. I was tire of their mischaracterization. In other words, I had to come out, to confront them and to let them know that the closet is not an option and that I am here to fight back with or without AIDS.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Model Fifth Generation
Model Third Generation
Sunday, September 20, 2009
By Allan. Monday, September 14, 2009
Allan introduces his adorable nephew Anthony Jose.
by Allen Labels, Thursday, September 17, 2009
Are they having sex?, Do not worry is only green porno, maybe.
By Joy.Monday, September 14, 2009
Joy had some things to say about The View, in The View Rant.
Bob. Saturday, September 19, 2009
Bob narrates a violent tale in Harry & john.
By Wonder Man. Friday, September 18, 2009
Wonder Man provided us with a highly steamy post about sexual labels and peoples reaction to them in, Top, Bottom, Both? Scientists try to explain our Sexual Labels. Caution some of the follow-up comments (mainly mine) not suitable for children under 18.
By NG Saturday, September 19, 2009
NG has A most watch video with an Outrageous homophobic statement by Corburn's Chief of Staff: "All pornography is homosexual pornography."
By Beth Saturday, September 19, 2009
Beth has a great impression about selective religious believes against equality marriage, in her post It's only love. Plus a must watch, Sheeba gets man handled.
by Kyle, Wednesday, September 16, 2009
In, Let us Prey- Spiritual Reflections from and Atheistic Wiccan, Kyle has a great commentary on "how conservative ideologies are destructive and exclusionary."
By Larry OHIO. Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Larry once again has a very interesting take in his story, Tossing Greg's Salad.
By Miss Kitty, Thursday, September 17. 2009
Interesting take on how Jenna Bush got to be picked by the Today's Show. A Ticker Tape Parade For Meritocracy.
PS. Have you Noticed her new vibrant Banner?
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I am very excited that one of my newest followers is also the head editor for AmbienteGt, which is an electronic magazine dedicated to Queer Arts and politics in Spain. As an artist I seldom come across artworks where I do a double take, but in the case of German Gomez’ work I had to. To me he does with photography what Francis Bacon does with painting. My only concern is that I want to see more of German Gomez’s work, three samples is not enough for the artist in me. I feel so inspired that I am heading for my camera. Take a look for yourself this is hot, I love it. If you want me to translate something let me know.
P.S. Ambiente GT just mentioned to me that he was from Guatemala. So my bad. I want to retract the Spain as the site for the magazine.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Do not panic Daily Queer has a post about John Marcotte: California Man that introduces Amendment to Ban Divorce in California.
"No, John is not a religious zealot (although he has 12 years of Catholic education), instead he’s launched this initiative to mock the proponents of Proposition 8, which added “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California,” to the state’s constitution. He told CNN this Act is the “logical extension of Proposition 8.”
Isn't this great. That should be also added in Maine to see if the protect Marriage law is going to pass in there too.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Available at your local COSTCO
By Allan. Sunday, September 13, 2009
Allan brought up to our attention Lil' Monkey Doll, and the racist take of the toy.
United Postal Service (ups) caught
by Allen Labels, Thursday, September 10, 2009
A funny post about how far you can land a package when working for the UPS.
By Joy. Saturday, September 12, 2009
Joy also had a funny take on the SC representative and a funny video by Craig Ferguson.
Just for Being Gay
By Bob. Friday, September 11, 2009
Not a funny but a tragic post about Jake Raynard a handsome man disfigured after a vicious attack by six men.
Christians are protesting against Pastor Steven Anderson, but where are the Gays?
By Wonder Man. Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Great post in on how Christians themselves are organizing against hate.
Disaster averted...Sort of
By Beth Sunday, September 13, 2009
A most watch, Beth had a funny video too, featuring Graig Ferguson.
Reel Rant-Adjust Your Mind to See the Subtitles
by Kyle, Thursday, September 10, 2009
Great commentary on how american film industry clones foreign movies "to cater to the masses in this country."
I Saw Some Dork Crying at the Gym
By Larry OHIO. Saturday, September 12, 2009
A moving and personal account, very touching.
The Southern Purge of Non-Loyalists
By Miss Kitty, Friday, September 11. 2009
Interesting take on how "Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst at the President on Wednesday was a calculated move by Southern Republicans to exert control over the Party completely."
Friday, September 11, 2009
This one is new to me. As some of you might know, I am a Roman Catholic survivor. And while I respect others peoples freedom of religion, when it comes to the catholic church I run the other way. But on this one I give them props. A group called Catholics for Marriage equality issued the following statement.
"Catholics for Marriage Equality calls on its members and all Catholics who share our support for marriage equality to take two peaceful but effective actions in our parishes this Sunday so that the diocese will know it is not speaking for all faithful Catholics."
"First, instead of money, we urge parishioners who support marriage equality to place a note in the special collection envelope stating that they do not support the bishop's stance to deprive same-sex couples of the right to civil marriage and will instead donate funds to NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality, which opposes Question 1, or to a charity that is inclusive of all families.
"Second, we ask supportive Catholics to sign our petition affirming that the Church can define marriage as it wishes for its members but that marriage as a civil right is the prerogative of the state to define.
as posted at Pam's House Blend.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
" he was offended that there were stories that racist bigot Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) had an illegitimate daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, with a black woman (a Thurmond family maid). After all, stories that Strom's white rod got anywhere near the nasty woo-woo of a negress would sully the steriling reputation of that upstanding white man, right? (TPM): Rep. Wilson, a former page of Thurmond's, immediately told The State newspaper that he didn't believe Williams. He deemed the revelation "unseemly." And he added that even if she was telling the truth, she should have kept the inconvenient facts to herself:"
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Madam Sata is a movie that I cannot stop watching and I cannot get out of my mind. Just when you thought that being Queer is rough, think about, Joao Francisco do Santos an inspiring, reaffirming, and up lifting figure capable of surviving racial and class discrimination during the 1920’s in Brazil. He was admired and appreciated by his local community and a legendary carnival celebrity. A queer with no gender alliances, he was capable of switching from butch to femme at his own discretion. A nonconformist with a family life composed of two prostitutes and an adopted baby. He had little reverence for the authorities or establishment, to point of laughing at his abilities to penetrate policemen. Over all, the entire movie with its graphic love making scenes and the compelling landscape of the times, takes you into a world where you feel present, enraged, yet empowered to fight back.