The GAY thread

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

  1. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    Those aren't the only choices, however. Not only that, but oftentimes, the most oppressive systems came into power through majority rule and the "democratic process" left unchecked.

    I think it's faulty to think that the legislature is the only branch of government in which the democratic process is expressed. The legislature often behaves in ways that may be against public opinion as whole but individual members of the legislature are re-elected due to a great many outside factors that I won't bring up in this thread. I think something is to be said that have a check on the legislature, which the judicial branch can provide by striking down laws that are indeed violations of protected rights or are highly discriminatory towards historically-vulnerable populations who really do not have political power to affect change through the political process.

    You do bring up great points, however, about the problems of judicial activism and how 9 (or how many ever) people can make grand sweeping changes that a country may not be ready for (or maybe will never be ready for). However, judges are oftentimes very conservative and uphold most things. In the U.S., anyway, the judicial branch tends to only strike down laws when they are highly egregious in some way and the justices of the high court only agree to hear arguments from like less than 1 percent of all the cases presented to them. Lower courts tend to be even more conservative.
     
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  2. dots

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    Has anyone been watching the show Looking with Jonathan Groff?

    It's an ok show, not great, but it's nice to have another gay show airing on tv. I hope season two has one hour episodes though, 30 mins is way to short for a show like this.
     
  3. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Dornbush 2015!!!

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    I was reserving judgment on "Looking" to see if it became too stereotypical (like so many other gay characters on TV). So far, so good. I like it.
     
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  4. BigB08822

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    I watched one episode of Looking and couldn't care less about it. I will probably try to catch another episode or two just in case it got better but I didn't care for the lack of story line or the lack of character development. I didn't care about any of them. That could easily change in the coming episodes though so I do want to give it another try.
     
  5. dots

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    Well the third episode was the first time I actually felt connected to this show. For once the characters were likable.

    Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula bring a more human feel to this show. I want to say they add much needed warmth and personality.


    Tovey & Groff have amazing chemistry. :watch:
     
  6. dardar1126

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  7. Ziggy

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    The biggest gay icon ever (gives PeterG a *very* dirty look ;)) is back with a new single!!! :cheer:

    Kylie Minogue "Into the Blue"

    It's a really fun and slick pop song and it's very Kylie. I have to say I am a little underwhelmed, however. Her best stuff was forward-thinking and a little edgy and this is just too safe and bland. I much preferred "Skirt" which she dropped on Beatport back in August (it wasn't a proper single, more like a taster kind of thing to ensure she keeps getting played in gay clubs ;)).

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    VIETgrlTerifa - I agree with you on all points. I am just concerned about judges abusing their power, that is all. I'd rather that door wasn't opened but then I recognise the argument that basic rights should be guaranteed and not subject to politicians' whims.
     
  8. dardar1126

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  9. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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  10. Dr.Siouxs

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    :EVILLE: Hush, you'll make Ziglet cry. :2faced:

    But yeah it's amazing to me how people settle for such bullshit. :lol: Kyle, Katy Perry et al need to be shot into space.
     
  11. Ziggy

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    You're just boring and joyless. :p

    I never got how people can approach music with this kind of black & white attitude. There is a time and place for thoughtful reflection and exploration of new ideas.

    There's also a time and place for snogging a random stranger whilst tripping on MDMA. Jon Hopkins or Mogwai wouldn't provide a very suitable soundtrack to that.

    Likewise, when cleaning or working out, listening to Baths or Sigur Rós wouldn't contribute to the effectiveness of such endeavours. Quite to the contrary.

    And finally, sometimes all you want is just some FUN. On that note, I'm off to dance around the room to Kylie's fabulous new track, so suck it! :glamor:
     
  12. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Thanks; great thing to say to someone with major depression and suicidal ideation, and don't tell me you didn't know, Ziggy.

    Không hơn, tôi có thể không có thêm. Tạm biệt và chúc may mắn. Tôi sẽ không đăng ĐƯỢC nữa.
     
  13. dots

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    :rofl:
     
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    You're quite the pop star yourself as I recall Aerobicidal. :2faced:
     
  17. watchthis!!

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    Today's google homepage has six sports depicted above each of the letter is "GOOGLE" and the background for each sport and letter is a colour of the rainbow. Below the search box it reads:

    Reading this makes it seem strange to me that the Olympic organizers chose Russia to host the games when their own charter says that every person deserves to do their sport without discrimination of any kind. :confused:
     
  18. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    t.A.T.u., Russian Pop Duo, Opening Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Ceremony

    :huh:

    Not only am I glad to not be a gay person in Russia, I'm grateful that I'm not Russian, period.
     
  19. Artemis@BC

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    You gotta check out this Olympic ad, from the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion. Brilliant and also hilarious.

    :respec:
     
  20. dardar1126

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    I saw that earlier this morning...well-done! :D
     
  21. Dr.Siouxs

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    The legislation came after Sochi was selected. (not that there weren't already indicators within Russia of anti-gay attitude)
     
  22. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I think the IOC needs to define which groups of people are considered to be protected from discrimination. The question that still remains is whether LGBTQ persons are included.
     
  23. allezfred

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    At the beginning of last month, Rory O'Neill (aka drag queen Panti Bliss) appeared on a Saturday night chat show on Irish state broadcaster RTE. In 2015 Ireland will hold a referendum on marriage equality and the conversation turned to a discussion on homophobia. You can read the transcript here.

    The reason there is only a transcript and no video online is because the individuals and their lobby group that O'Neill named threatened to sue RTE under Ireland's defamation laws. RTE removed the video from their website, made a public apology on the Saturday night chat show two weeks after the interview took place and paid a settlement of 85,000 euros. This resulted in thousands of complaints being sent to the broadcaster about the apology and the payout, protests and a huge discussion about homophobia and how the word can or can't be used. The issue was also brought up for discussion in the Dail, the Irish parliament.

    And then Panti Bliss made this speech at the Abbey Theatre about homophobia that has gone viral and is already being hailed as a huge turning point in Irish LGBT history.
     
  24. dots

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    ...very emotional speech. :wuzrobbed
     
  25. PeterG

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  26. dots

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    So the fourth episode of Looking aired and it was by far the best one. Scott Bakula is just adorable. I swear he gets better looking with age!


    Also Groff and Tovey are great together.
     
  27. PeterG

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  28. VIETgrlTerifa

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    Was that really their intention though? I thought the colors were to represent each of the Olympic rings. Five fingers, five rings, with the colors matching.
     
  29. dots

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    Are we sure that's what they meant PeterG ? If so that's pretty amazing! :inavoid:


    Today is Valentine's day! I think I'm going to watch a gay old favorite Beautiful Thing.
     
  30. dardar1126

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