Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by dots, Jun 28, 2013.
It works on firefox but not on safari.
I cannot see them either. I'm on Chrome.
I'm on Firefox.
OK, now the internet is just effing with us!
Explorer, anyone got Explorer?
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.
#4 Smiling, bearded, bare-chested man wearing a brightly-colored fedora, plastic leis and a cape is playing a small snare drum.
I liked God's page on Facebook.
EDIT: And this just in from the Land of OZ...
Cartoon: Triumph of the Homosexual Agenda
OMG, the homophobes were right...it IS a slippery slope!
I think it's a grasshopper.
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!
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!!!
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell: Gay Americans who married in 1971
By Claire Bowes
BBC World Service
Poor PeterG... still waiting for pride weekend to arrive? You poor thing...
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...
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
This is a nice refuge from that "other" (very toxic imo) thread.
Let's post something gay positive:
Just A Question of Love
Anyone seen it? it's such a great movie.
Haven't seen it, will have to check it out.
But speaking of gay+:
US: Miss South Carolina pageant features first openly gay contestant ever in Miss America system
by Joseph Patrick McCormick
5 July 2013, 5:37pm
First Out Gay Contestant to Compete in Miss South Carolina Pageant: VIDEO
Good luck, Ana Louisa!
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
Get that crown girl!!
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.
One of my favorite gay books.
He is very studly still...even at age 49. 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.
I wish I could be happier about the first openly gay beauty pageant contestant...but it's still a beauty pageant. Blergh.
Well, there is that.
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)
EDIT: Gotta share this...this granny and grandson are just too cute!
My Grandma on Why Being Gay Doesn't Matter #ProudToLove
Some confused people out there. As to what country music is, I mean....
Unfortunately this is what much of "country music" sounds like currently. It's all become popified a la Taylor Swift (started back with Faith Hill).
The only traditional sounding country comes from George Strait and Alan Jackson for the guys; Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Trisha Yearwood for the gals. There are probably others, but these are the first I can think of.
Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Don Williams, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jessi Colter etc, etc. All old school and some may not be around a lot longer.
Thanks for adding to the list!
My Aunt Helen loves Don Williams...I think he's her favorite. I saw Willie a couple of times at his picnic performances here in Texas (early 70s). And with all the nips and tucks, I think Dolly will be around FOREVER!
EDIT: And to keep the thread gay, Chely Wright was the first country artist to officially come out in 2010 (former country artist k.d. lang came out in 1992 but had abandoned the country music genre by then and Kristen Hall, formerly of Sugarland, was already known as being out in the folk music genre).
In 2011 she married LGBT rights advocate Lauren Blitzer; in May 2013 Chely gave birth to their identical twin sons George Samuel and Everett Joseph.
EDIT2: via Twitter...
Shelter is probably my favorite gay themed movie ever. It's just a beautiful love story.
Also a fun one was Were the World Mine. It's a musical with a Midsummer Night's Dream theme. Cute story with some great songs.
I agree Big Eden is worth the watch, however, I did not have the same reaction as most people I've talked to about this movie. I didn't like it at all. I just don't understand how the lead was the object of affection for not one, but two guys (one even questioning his heterosexuality for him). Superficial reasons aside, personality-wise he wasn't bringing much to the table. Why did he have such a following in this town? Also, with Pike being such an introvert (unfortunately kind of creepily at times) and having very little interaction with Henry, I found myself wondering if these two do get together, what would they even talk about? I didn't see any chemistry there at all.
Movie reviewer Rantasmo summed up well what I was thinking when I was watching it.
One thing I appreciate about Big Eden is that I've never seen a movie set in a world where the main character being gay was really treated as if he was straight. You saw people trying to hook him up with Pike and encouraging that relationship the way a female lead in a mainstream romcom would have been "helped" by the supporting cast.
I think it provides an interesting perspective on the way people look at homosexuality and what can be the ideal world where people only think about another person's sexuality when they're trying to play match-maker or asking if a loved one is seeing anybody and why not.
So Father Scalia considers himself an "ex-gay"? It's hard to tell from the article.
Re Big Eden: I have mixed feelings with this film, perhaps a second watch is in order. For once it's refreshing to see a native American in a gay film as the lead! Can anyone name another gay film where the lead is a native American man? *crickets* *crickets* The way everyone was so nurturing to the gay couple , without their sexuality being an issue, was something that I don't remember seeing in another film. I know it's not realistic blah blah blah it was nice to see everyone root for the gay guys for a change.
The problem was that Pike was written as too cold while Dean and Henry had an obvious connection together. It took me back to when you're in high school and you fall for the straight jock that you know will never see you that way! Ugh! I found myself rooting for Dean to turn gay.
Re Gay Country singer, Tom Cullis photographed him a few times. I'm not saying the pic is NSFW... but I can totally see a few fsu-ers waging their fingers non the less.
(at your own discretion of course)
The video is a good ol' cheesfest, but bless him he's trying. I'm going to buy a copy of the song as a token of appreciation for errr his music.
"homosexual tendencies… do not constitute a fixed, unchangeable aspect of the person and therefore should not be considered an orientation"
something tells me Paul Scalia is a very damaged gay man. The things he says are sometimes even worse than his father's! Plus he's a very angry catholic priest. I mean don't make me say it, but I wouldn't trust him...
Keith Whitley, Juice Newton, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings...
Unfortunately Waylon is no longer with us. : Love the Outlaws.
More boys with balls...
Professional Bowler Scott Norton Becomes First Openly Gay Male Nominee For ESPY Award
Professional Bowler Scott Norton has become the first openly gay male to be nominated for ESPN's Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Award. Norton, who came out publicly in 2011 (http://www.towleroad.com/2011/05/professional-bowler-scott-norton-i-am-a-gay-athlete.html), has been nominated for the Best Bowler ESPY. Outsports reports:
"After such a monumental week for LGBT rights, what an incredible feeling to be a part of something to take us a step even further towards equality," Norton told Outsports. "I am so excited to be the first of what I hope will be a long line of world-class openly gay male athletes nominated for this prestigious award."
Norton was made nationally famous when ESPN aired video of him kissing his partner (http://www.towleroad.com/2013/01/es...cott-horon-kissing-hubby-after-win-video.html), Craig Woodward, after a tournament earlier this year; It's believed to be the first celebratory "gay kiss" ESPN has ever aired.
While no gay man has ever been nominated for an ESPY either before or after coming out publicly, several out lesbians have been nominated for ESPY Awards in the past. This year, Brittney Griner has been nominated for Best Female Athlete and for Best Female College Athlete.
And if you would like to help Norton and Griner win their respective ESPYs, you can vote HERE:
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/pr...ale-nominee-for-espy-award.html#ixzz2YSvAuisX
Also adding a few more, Ronnie Milsap, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers, Dwight Yoakam, Shania Twain, George Strait, Alan Jackson, The Oakridge boys ...
I thought we were going for the live ones?
Well, I may have named several that no longer sing or are no longer in the business, but their music is still pretty popular. And, of course, Tammy Wynette passed away several years ago.
I don't know if it's just the novelty of this kid or he has a super publicist (or a bit of both), but he's getting a LOT of attention!
MONDAY, JUL 8, 2013 08:18 AM CDT
Steve Grand hailed as first openly gay male country singer with YouTube hit
"All-American Boy," about a gay man's unrequited love for another man, has gone viral VIDEO
BY PRACHI GUPTA
Steve Grand's 'All-American Boy' Becomes A Gay-Themed Country Music Hit On YouTube
Could Steve Grand become the first openly gay country music star?
‘All-American Boy’ gay-themed music video a YouTube hit
Artist Steve Grand spent five years in 'ex-gay' therapy. 'It didn't work'
Steve Grand Celebrates 'All-American Boy' Success with Live Chicago Performance: VIDEO
** He is a little hottie!
Gay couples finally get their prom night
For many older same-sex couples, the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's senior citizen prom is the one they couldn't have when they were younger.
BY HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO BY JULIA WALL
July 5, 2013
Meet The Couple Who Entered into Arizona's First Civil Union
Kathy Sowden and Deborah Grier have been together for 21 years, and now they share Arizona's very first civil union, as KGUN9 reports:
Sometime small steps in small towns lead to big changes. In Bisbee, Kathy Sowden and Deborah Grier went to Bisbee City Hall to file the papers to recognize their 21 year relationship as a formal civil union.
The documents spell out how they want to handle some of the privileges that come with marriage like the ability to make medical decisions for each other.
Bisbee's City attorney says because the city wrote the documents like a contract between two people, Bisbee's civil union carries legal weight outside Bisbee and throughout the US.
As we reported in early April, the Bisbee City Council voted 5-2 to approve a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, making it the first jurisdiction in the [state] to do so. The following month, the council approved an amended version of the provision in the face of a threatened lawsuit by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne alleging the civil unions legislation conflicted with state law. The revised measure explicitly stated that "the city of Bisbee makes no warranty or guarantee regarding the legality or enforceability of any agreements or nominations of the parties."
Last month, the Tucson City Council unanimously approved its own civil unions bill. Previously, the city had offered a domestic partnership registry that offered limited rights, such as hospital visitation privileges. The new civil unions law provides couples with inheritence rights and power of attorney and allows them to establish living wills for each other.
Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/me...arizonas-first-civil-union.html#ixzz2YWA5LT9C
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