Saturday, February 11, 2006

Focus on the Pro-Gay Family of Blogs, Articles, Movies, Quotes

Recent PRO GAY/ LESBIAN / SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIP clips, quotes, articles of note:

Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Ex-Gay Cowboys by Dan Savage in the NYT.
Evangelical Christians seem sincere in their desire to help build healthy, lasting marriages. Well, if that's their goal, encouraging gay men to enter into straight marriages is a peculiar strategy.
Yeah!!! So why don't they focus on all those wife-beating, woman-hating, child-spanking, baby-molesting, bomb-dropping, poverty-creating, race-baiting, gun-wielding, power-corrupting fuckers out there who think of themselves as 'god-fearing, law-abiding, righteous believers' and who are STRAIGHT and doing alot more damage everywhere in this country & WORLDWIDE than our gay brothers!

(and PS: another of the wishywashy MSNBC personalities, Don 'big-dumb-gripey-grumpy-ugly-homophobe' Imus, insists it's important to know that Ennis & Jack are sheepherders, not 'real' cowboys. BFD. In his favor, he did think one of the numerous parody images of Bush & Cheney in Dumbfuck Mountain was pretty cool. There's also one called Blowback Mountain, and another with Delay & Abramoff entitled Kickback Mountain. Again: why aren't the homophobe hatemongers concerned about all the havoc straight guys are wreaking on the world? I personally don't think Jesus would be very happy hanging out in their churches, 'big-tents', and hate-rallies.)

Coretta Scott King Quote of the Day from Tennessee Guerilla Women:

"A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages."
Amen and rest in peace, Mrs. King -- someone who really walked the talk and 'got it' -- how all forms of oppression are interconnected/linked to the core.

Finally, got to see Aimee & Jaguar on LOGO today -- it's been a while (first saw it at Outfest, the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in LA around '98 or '99, I think). A smart film with a back-drop at the intersection of all sorts of banal evils (see Hannah Arendt): anti-semitism, nazism, homophobia, sexism, murder, sociopathy, indifference to human suffering, sadism ...And still, like a flower pushing up through cracks in concrete in the urban center, love managed to eek out an existence for a short while in such deadly circumstances.

But I really loved the music (wish there was a soundtrack!), the parties, the dancing and especially the romance between Lily and Felice!

Although I think it's a perfectly wonderful film as it is, we all know how few 'mericans are capable of reading subtitles on foreign films. So here are my picks for the main stars in the English-language remake: Gillian Anderson as Lily and Mary Louise Parker as Felice.


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