The GAY thread

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by dots, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. PeterG

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    Wow, it's stunning how little lesbians have done for the community..............WTF??? :huh:

    P.S. I am editing this post right now because I put an H where the T should be in "stunning". What an appropriate error!
     
  2. dardar1126

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    Yeah, unfortunately, gender bias ain't just a straight thang. :wall:

    And if one watches da gayz portrayed on television, one would think the only gays are buff**, white men.

    http://www.glaad.org/publications/whereweareontv12

    As far as we've come, there's still a looooooooooooooooooooong way to go.

    **Except for Cam on Modern Family...not so buff. :p
     
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  3. dardar1126

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    The NYC Pride parade stepped off at noon! :gallopin1

    Edie Windsor (who brought the DOMA case) is their Pride Marshal...LOVE HER:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBN4KKCcAAoSsb.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBhAt8CUAAc6ea.jpg

    Broadway Impact marchers:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBOHJvCYAAlBqC.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBT22OCYAAdcgX.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBhYWoCEAI2IYG.jpg

    Misc. pix:

    NYPD and the Gay Officers Action League

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBcjyaCUAAgBEz.jpg

    A mom shows support for her lesbian daughters

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBtZUlCEAA5Sby.jpg

    Mayoral candidate Chris Quinn (the red-head in the foreground)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBdHBvCMAAGeFq.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOB2naICQAAVdXA.jpg

    She put a ring on it! :glamor:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBrWKSCUAAZNp0.jpg

    Gays WIN, Haters LOSE!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBqse5CMAARrb1.jpg

    What's a parade without a marching band! :barrel

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBpJy4CQAAOz2Q.jpg

    The Stonewall Inn

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOB17n2CMAEdFRU.jpg

    Lambda Legal folks

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBzDduCUAAxA5G.jpg

    California REPRESENTS in NYC!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBwn_LCIAAtlsY.jpg

    Save a horse, ride a COWBOY! :gallopin1

    http://instagram.com/p/bMcKplxCsl/

    From Minnesota Pride: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOBw-OgCUAAtkw0.jpg

    San Francisco Pride:

    Grand Marshal stage/screen/recording artist Cheyenne Jackson (in NY cap) w/MSNBC's Thomas Roberts

    http://instagram.com/p/bMS1uEBFeP/

    AFER crew - Dustin Lance Black, writer of MILK, is in the white T-shirt

    http://instagram.com/p/bMUEK6J1i6/

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOCFwqeCcAA7hiK.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOB0yIfCYAAr5hj.jpg

    And from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA:

     
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  4. dots

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    Fantastic to see all the pride events and people coming out and being themselves! :cheer: You can feel the change in the air!!!

    For some reason I feel nostalgic(probably all the wine I've been drinking since the morning :nopryde: ) I'm so in love with life that I can burst!!!!



    I love being GAY GAY GAY!!!!!!!! :inavoid:


    I love Mi Vie en Rose too! I'm going to watch it with Big Eden(I just looked up and looks very promising). Thanks for the reccomendation guys/girls.

    PS: I agree PeterG. lesbians are a majorly underappreciated in the LGBT movement.
     
  5. dardar1126

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    Twitter:

    More from Pride Weekend via Twitter:

    lambda legal at #nycpride
    http://instagram.com/p/bMok1bHF58/

    Happy #Pride #NYC from Team @lambdalegal !!
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOCEpcOCEAAbVVm.jpg

    Edith Windsor on Christopher Street as THUNDEROUS chants of "EDIE! EDIE!" echo down the blocks! #NYCPride #HERO
    https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=H...s=2JVb1RIcxQPFqpRowoy9uaJ6rLfdjSXM6pgQccT7Z0o

    #Mariners make history, becoming first major professional team to fly Pride flag, today at Safeco Field:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOCTngrCMAIcoM5.jpg

    Happy #Pride from #Chicago!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...74767054666.121068.107948549666&type=1&ref=nf

    15 pics of p-Op culture: Gay pride
    By Jonathan Capehart, Published: June 28, 2013 at 7:00 am

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/06/28/15-pics-of-p-op-culture-gay-pride/
     
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  6. dardar1126

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    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/06/...in-wash-raises-equality-flag-on-space-needle/

    First gay couple married in Wash. raises equality flag on Space Needle

    ELAINE M. THOMPSON | Associated Press
    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    SEATTLE — The two women who were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Washington State were grand marshals for the annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.

    A group of Boy Scouts carrying American flags were the first marchers in the parade, attracting cheers and sustained applause. One of the adults marching with about a dozen scouts, David O. McGrath of Ammon, Idaho, said they decided to participate after being told by their scouting council they were not allowed to march.

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Seattle-Pride-1.jpg
    Jane Abbott Lighty, left, and her wife Pete-e Petersen turn toward photographers and supporters as they take a turn raising a giant marriage equality flag atop the Space Needle Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle. The two, who are the first same sex couple to be granted a wedding license in Washington State, were marshals in the annual Seattle Pride Parade later Sunday.

    About 200 groups, ranging from “Dykes on Bikes” to a Seattle Police Department car with “just married” painted on the rear window, participated in the parade, with thousands lining the parade route on a warm, sunny Seattle day.

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    A giant marriage equality flag, with an “equal” symbol inside an outline of Washington state, flutters atop the Space Needle Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle.

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Seattle-Pride-4-410x273.jpg
    Seattle interim Police Chief Jim Pugel, right, wears a rainbow umbrella hat as he stands with Assistant Chief Dick Reed before beginning to march with other police officers in the Gay Pride parade Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle.

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Seattle-Pride-3-410x294.jpg
    Bryan Fabert drums as he marches in the annual Gay Pride parade Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle.

    Seattle Police Officer Bob Peth was driving and his husband, Aaron Fletcher, was in the passenger seat. They were married Dec. 9, the first day of legal gay weddings in Washington State.

    There were many references to gay marriage, including several couples in tuxes or wedding gowns, along with a woman who was parading inside a giant, hoop-style wedding gown float, which was at least 15-feet high. Shaun Knittle and Yee-Shin Huang, wearing “Just Married” T-shirts, kissed as they walked down the middle of the street.

    West Seattle couple Jane Abbot Lighty and Pete-e Petersen helped lead the parade and also stood on the Space Needle on Sunday morning to raise a giant marriage equality flag above the Seattle icon.

    The flag featuring a red equal sign made its first appearance atop the Space Needle.

    Lighty and Petersen threw kisses to the crowd from the red convertible they rode in.

    Veterans for Peace carried signs saying “Free Bradley Manning.” Librarians performed a synchronized routine with book carts.

    Employee organizations from a variety of corporations participated, including Starbucks, Google, Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, Group Health, Fred Meyer, Macy’s, Verizon and Delta Airlines

    Across town, the Seattle Mariners flew the rainbow flag during their game Sunday against the Chicago Cubs.

    A group called Seattle Out & Proud says the Mariners will be the first Major League Baseball team to publicly fly the gay pride flag. But Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale says she cannot confirm that Seattle is first.
     
  7. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    The photos are blocked. :(
     
  8. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    All or just certain ones? Are you using a filtered computer? :confused:

    All show up for me in Google CHROME. :fan21:

    Anyone else having any problems?
     
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  9. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    All of them and my computer is not filtered. I don't use Google Chrome.

    This is the message I get:

     
  10. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    We'll wait and see if anyone else has a problem; I can access them without difficulty. I'm not a techie, so I have no idea why there's a problem; sorry. :shuffle:
     
  11. VIETgrlTerifa

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    It works on firefox but not on safari.
     
  12. oleada

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    I cannot see them either. I'm on Chrome.
     
  13. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    :lol: I'm on Firefox.
     
  14. dardar1126

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    OK, now the internet is just effing with us! :2faced:

    Explorer, anyone got Explorer? :p

    EDIT: I'll just DESCRIBE the pictures...

    #1 The married couple are two older ladies...I'd guess late 60s/early 70s...both have big, happy smiles...one is wearing a rainbow-striped shirt or jacket...there are also two men on the platform, one taking a cellphone photo.

    #2 Close-up of the top of the Space Needle flying the equality flag.

    #3 As described in the caption, two police officers at pride march, one in regular police hat, one wearing a rainbow-striped umbrella hat. :lol:

    #4 Smiling, bearded, bare-chested man wearing a brightly-colored fedora, plastic leis and a cape is playing a small snare drum. :hat1:
     
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  15. Aussie Willy

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    I liked God's page on Facebook.
     
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  16. dardar1126

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    Twitter:

    EDIT: And this just in from the Land of OZ...

    EDIT2:

    Cartoon: Triumph of the Homosexual Agenda

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1006252_10151680384569255_927643191_n.jpg

    :p

    EDIT3:

    :HA!:

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    EDIT5:

    OMG, the homophobes were right...it IS a slippery slope! :eek:

    https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=H...s=gYx2C9sC1No3eG5Bds4YEE3BFddBnpMk7lMLthOusL0

    :skandal
     
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  17. Dr.Siouxs

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  18. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a grasshopper. :lol:
     
  19. kylet3

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    Gay Themed Movies - Have you seen the Eating Out Series? The first two were good but then the final three to this point have kinda gone downhill but they're good for a cheap laugh if nothing else!
     
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  21. JeffClair1979

    JeffClair1979 Scissoring Cizeron!

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    I love The Broken Hearts Club, A Home at the End of the World, and Big Gay Musical. Oh, and naturally, Sordid Lives: both the movie and the series. Hilarious!!!
     
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23159390#TWEET810824

    Jack Baker and Michael McConnell: Gay Americans who married in 1971
    By Claire Bowes
    BBC World Service

     
  23. dots

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    Poor PeterG... still waiting for pride weekend to arrive? You poor thing... :p




    Inspiring indeed. And till this day that marriage is valid? I mean 1971 was a whole different world regarding gay rights. My hat goes to them and Roger Lynn. Three inspiring people that deserve to have their stories heard. Actually they are somewhat forgotten by the LGBT movement and they shouldn't be!

    Quote from the article:

    We have come a long way Jack Baker. We really have... :wuzrobbed
     
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    Gay country singer releases song All American Boy on Facebook, goes viral
    Steve Grand's ballad depicts unrequited love
    04 JULY 2013 | BY GREG HERNANDEZ

    There has never been an openly gay male country music star but Steve Grand hopes to change that.

    The singer released his song, All-American Boy, on Facebook this week and the song has quickly caught on with more than 75,000 views in less than two days.

    He wrote on his Facebook page: 'This is my story, my song, my dream.’

    The song is about a gay man (Grand) who bonds over drinking with one of his buddies. They laugh, they touch, they skinny dip.

    But when the gay man goes in for the kiss, things become more clear.

    Check it out for yourself:

    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/...acebook-goes-viral040713#sthash.PBEIEpww.dpuf
     
  25. dots

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    This is a nice refuge from that "other" (very toxic imo) thread.

    Let's post something gay positive:

    Just A Question of Love :swoon:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j9wSFUHNTQ

    Anyone seen it? it's such a great movie.
     
  26. dardar1126

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    Haven't seen it, will have to check it out. :cool:

    But speaking of gay+:

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/07/0...y-gay-contestant-ever-in-miss-america-system/

    US: Miss South Carolina pageant features first openly gay contestant ever in Miss America system
    by Joseph Patrick McCormick
    5 July 2013, 5:37pm

    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/fi...ete-in-miss-south-carolina-pageant-video.html

    7/05/2013
    First Out Gay Contestant to Compete in Miss South Carolina Pageant: VIDEO


    Good luck, Ana Louisa! :glamor:

    And for the jocks (or just the guys who love them ;) ):

    Billy Bean retired early from pro baseball because he was gay - he would not do so today
    'There was no avenue for me. Nobody was even on the Internet yet'
    05 JULY 2013 | BY GREG HERNANDEZ

    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/...ld-not-do-so-today050713#sthash.fPYQ691d.dpuf
     
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  27. dots

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    Get that crown girl!! :glamor: :glamor: :lol:



    That Billy bean was always such a stud. Actually there is this really good book by Peter Lefcourt "The Dreyfus Affair" about a homosexual baseball player that I always thought was modeled after him. When you read Billy's bio and then read the book there are many similarities. Of course it could be just me seeing things.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Dreyfus-Affair-Love-Story/dp/0060975598

    One of my favorite gay books.
     
  28. dardar1126

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    He is very studly still...even at age 49. :swoon: I'm sure that there were some who knew that he was gay back in the day, so maybe the book was based on him. :)
     
  29. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I wish I could be happier about the first openly gay beauty pageant contestant...but it's still a beauty pageant. Blergh.
     
  30. dardar1126

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    Well, there is that. :judge:

    Here's something a bit more butch...

    Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/....html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Gay Voices

    Jodie Foster Skateboard Photo: Oscar Winner Was One Gnarly 15-Year-Old (PHOTO)

    Photo: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1224034/thumbs/o-JODIE-FOSTER-570.jpg?6

    EDIT: Gotta share this...this granny and grandson are just too cute! :saint:

    My Grandma on Why Being Gay Doesn't Matter #ProudToLove

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYT4yuxwv88
     
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