Acceptable Behavior

Acceptable Behavior

Queer Voices
Many suggest that events like Folsom Street hurt the "gay movement."  If advancing the gay movement is about adhering to the ideals of others, then count me out.  Here is a old blog post from following Dore Alley that you might enjoy.  Remember, live life on your own terms! Acceptable Behavior This past weekend was Dore Alley. For those of you out of the area, Dore Alley is an annual leather street festival that features mild to wild, with everything in between. My business partner recently broke her ankle and attended the event in a wheelchair – which you may be interested in knowing is about at cock level – “You might want to put some sunscreen on that . . . .” The next day, I was driving to…
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Attend A Free Reading Of The New Screenplay “The Bachelors”

Attend A Free Reading Of The New Screenplay “The Bachelors”

Art, Calendar
The Bachelors  by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer Sunday, January 13, 2 pm,  Piven Theater in  Evanston David Zak of Pride Films and Plays will direct an enhanced staged reading of The Bachelors, a screenplay written by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer on Sunday, January 13, at 2 pm. This free performance will be at Piven Theater, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston. In a small town during the Depression, an improbable business venture conceals a great love. Based on a true story, The Bachelors introduces us to Bob Neal, a London interior decorator who returns to his failing Wisconsin hometown in 1934 and hires a local man to help him restore a historic rock cottage. The Bachelors was a semifinalist for the Great Gay Screenplay Competition, and opens a fresh perspective on…
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I Can’t Marry You

I Can’t Marry You

Film
Updated 2012 Edition introduced by Zach Wahls! Adam Aronson (Actor), Betty DeGeneres (Actor), Catherine Gray (Director) Narrated by Betty DeGeneres (Ellen's mother), this thought-provoking documentary examines the controversial issue of gay marriage. Through interviews with 20 gay and lesbian couples, you'll witness the obstacles they face as they attempt to earn the same marital rights, benefits and equal protection under the law that heterosexuals are entitled to. 57 min. Soundtrack: English. Betty DeGeneres (Ellen's Mom) narrates this timely and enormously powerful documentary about same-sex marriage (with a new 2012 introduction by Zach Wahls, author of "My Two Moms"). I Can't Marry You explores same-sex marriage issues through the personal experiences of twenty gay and lesbian couples who have been in long-term relationships of 10-55+ years. This inspiring, info-packed film will…
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That human journalistic flaw

That human journalistic flaw

News
Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the nation’s most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. He can be reached at mark@epgn.com. Vice President Biden’s comments about marriage equality were no surprise to me. Why? The night before the president’s statement on same-sex marriage, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at Drexel University’s gay pride celebration. After my talk, someone asked whether I thought President Obama would support gay marriage. My response was, “He’s evolving on the issue and I expect that evolution to be complete by the end of November.” It got the expected laugh. Less than 24 hours later, the evolution was complete, six months ahead of schedule. That announcement put LGBT equality front and center in the presidential race and, thus far, no political pundit worth his or her…
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Gay Marriage vs. Full LGBT Equality

Gay Marriage vs. Full LGBT Equality

Opinion
Marriage vs. full LGBT equality at media summit by Mark Segal Each year for the last three years, The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund of San Francisco has held an LGBT blogger and newspaper summit to increase awareness on issues that need focus. The first year, held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Center in New York City, dealt with immigration; the second, in San Francisco, discussed LGBT youth issues such as bullying and homelessness. This year, the subject was the 2012 election. Haas does an outstanding job selecting speakers and presenters for the panel workshops, which are all held in one day. It’s sort of like a speed dating of subjects for journalists. With Bil Browning of The Bilerico Project and Matt Forman, former head of The National Gay and…
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RI allows funeral planning rights for gays.

News
Rhode Island lawmakers override governor's veto. Rhode Island State Rep David Segal explains how he and his fellow legislators stood up to the Governor's veto and calls  NOM to task.  It's clear that people are seeing NOM for what it is. Rhode Island to Buck National Organization for Marriage, Override Veto of Domestic Partner Death Rights NOM's revolting stand on this issue should be broadcast far and wide, wherever they work in opposition to gay marriage. The group's radically anti-gay agenda cuts much deeper than opposition to marriage equality: In this instance NOM has demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice the well-being of straight couples, just so gays don't achieve a meager increment of headway alongside them. I suppose every war has its collateral damage. And not to be out done…
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Maine voters say No to Gay Mariage

News
Over the next couple of days, there will be considerable Monday Morning Quarterbacking of what went wrong in Maine. There will be blame. HRC will undoubtedly ask for money. Perhaps, this will give pause to those who want to bring the issue back to the California voters in 2010. "You can't put a civil rights issue on the ballot and let the people decide. You have to have elected officials to who have courage to make the right decision. If you left it up to the people, we'd have slavery, depending on how you worded it." - Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura, responding to Maine's vote on CNN last night. The reality is civil rights rarely gets resolved (if ever) at the ballot level. Our greatest civil…
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The Diabolical Use of Religion to Encourage Homophobia

News
"The Diabolical Use of Religion to Encourage Homophobia" - that pretty much sums it up. Honestly, if the religious right really cared about marriage and family - they'd be outlawing divorce.  But that might hit to close to home.  Family values legislators have proven themselves anything but about family values.  The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41% and the divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%.  And you'll love this - Divorce rates among conservative Christians were significantly higher than for other faith groups, and much higher than Atheists and Agnostics experience. Source - http://www.religioustolerance.org/ Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Diabolical Use of Religion to Encourage Homophobia (Gay Rights - Chan Source: gayrights.change.org Live from South Africa, it's Archbishop Desmond Tutu! The Nobel Peace Prize…
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Gay on the Blogs

News
Censoring "Gay" And the keyword "gay" is often listed as "adult" alongside sexually explicit content, even when the LGBT sites are non-sexual education, information and resource organizations. Meanwhile, in some cases, anti-gay sites that encourage ... Chapel Hill to host gay travel event Q-Notes - Carolinas ... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Home to the state's flagship public university, the Town of Chapel Hill has also become one of the most gay-friendly municipalities across the Tar Heel state. This month, city officials plan on showing event planners ... Minnesota Teachers Who Mocked Student for Being Gay Are On Leave ... When you are in junior high and the teacher makes it a point to state that you are perhaps not only gay but like older men, kids are going to grab on…
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