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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    Gay country singer releases song All American Boy on Facebook, goes viral...
    Some confused people out there. As to what country music is, I mean....
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    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...

    LGBTQ Nation ‏@lgbtqnation 1m
    Rising country music singer #AllAmericanBoy Steve Grand is out, 'done playing it safe' - http://lgbtq.me/1abMjpa - @SteveGrandMusic
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    RE:Gay Movies

    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Yes! BIG EDEN.

    It's the best gay movie I've ever seen. For once it's not about 20 year old twinks with perfect bodies having sex. It's about relationships and intimacy and, even better, it's a romantic comedy with a happy ending. Set in a small town in Montana--sort of a happy version of Brokeback Mountain. Here's a short video with the director, Thomas Bezucha, talking about his inspiration for the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYi0uvYFWw8

    Definitely worth the watch for all gay people, of every age, race, shape and size. Happy Pride!
    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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOqY2XTEHvQ

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    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.

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    US: Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s son claimed gay ‘orientation’ doesn’t exist http://bit.ly/1aOOb6P Via @pinknews #p2 #LGBT

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    So Father Scalia considers himself an "ex-gay"? It's hard to tell from the article.
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    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)
    http://www.dnamagazine.com.au/media/...127Steve05.jpg

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    So Father Scalia considers himself an "ex-gay"? It's hard to tell from the article.
    "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...

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    Louisiana Republican introduces bill to ban LGBT rainbow flag from public buildings: http://thkpr.gs/12QhEYZ #icymi
    Homophobic party-pooper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    Thanks for adding to the list!
    Keith Whitley, Juice Newton, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    Keith Whitley, Juice Newton, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings...
    Unfortunately Waylon is no longer with us. : Love the Outlaws.
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    More boys with balls...

    07/08/2013

    Professional Bowler Scott Norton Becomes First Openly Gay Male Nominee For ESPY Award

    Pic: http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00...bd4b970b-200wi

    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/pro...y-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/esp...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.

    Pic: http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00...df22970b-800wi

    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:

    http://espn.go.com/espys/2013/vote/?id=9404093&lang=en

    Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/pro...#ixzz2YSvAuisX

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126
    Thanks for adding to the list!
    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 ...
    Angie
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    I thought we were going for the live ones?
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    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.
    Angie
    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

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    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!

    http://www.salon.com/2013/07/08/stev...h_youtube_hit/

    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

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...usaolp00000003

    Steve Grand's 'All-American Boy' Becomes A Gay-Themed Country Music Hit On YouTube

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/...medium=twitter

    Could Steve Grand become the first openly gay country music star?

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/a...a-youtube-hit/

    ‘All-American Boy’ gay-themed music video a YouTube hit

    Artist Steve Grand spent five years in 'ex-gay' therapy. 'It didn't work'


    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/gra...#ixzz2YTZW949Z

    Steve Grand Celebrates 'All-American Boy' Success with Live Chicago Performance: VIDEO

    Steve Grand, whose "All-American Boy" video has gone viral since being posted to YouTube last week, performed the song at Chicago's The Joynt on Saturday, and talked a bit about making the video and the response he has received (it has been viewed nearly half a million times).

    Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

    Some media outlets are claiming Grand is the first openly gay country singer, and while he may be one of the first, that would be ignoring Canadian country singer Drake Jensen.

    Incidentally, some of you longtime readers may have recognized Grand as 'Steve Starchild'. We posted his cover of Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" back in January.

    Others may have recognized him from various 'modeling' gigs (also under the names Finn Diesel and Steve Chatham).

    Check out some of his modeling shots as well as the Chicago performance, AFTER THE JUMP...**
    ** He is a little hottie!
    Last edited by dardar1126; 07-08-2013 at 06:59 PM.

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...4287.htmlstory

    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

    Excerpt:

    For his high school prom in 1942, Robert Clement bought a white orchid corsage in a fancy plastic box.

    He gave it to a female staff member who organized the dance. Others would think it was a kind gesture, that he was just a considerate young man. In truth, Clement didn't have anyone else to give it to.

    He liked boys. And he couldn't take a boy to the prom. Especially not seven decades ago in a small town in Pennsylvania.

    "Proms are a rite of passage," Clement said. "A heterosexual rite of passage.... But it wasn't mine."

    Last weekend, just one day after gay marriage became legal once more in California, Clement found himself getting dressed up for the prom again — the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's senior prom.

    He's 88 now. He has thinning gray hair and wrinkles around his blue eyes. And a party shirt.

    An hour before the prom in Hollywood on Saturday, the soft-spoken World War II veteran changed into "a very fancy shirt — my fake Versace." It was blue and silky, with a gold chariot on the back. A bit of a splurge, he admitted.

    He looked forward to hugging old friends. Enjoying the music. He might dance a little, though he's "never been quite a keen dancer."

    That would have been his partner of 44 years, whose waltzes were breathtaking. In September, John Darcy Noble will have been dead 10 years.

    Clement lights up when he talks about Noble. He smiles, sadly and sweetly.

    "I would have been with the most popular guy at the dance."

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    07/08/2013

    Meet The Couple Who Entered into Arizona's First Civil Union

    Pic: http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00...4f33970b-500wi

    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/mee...#ixzz2YWA5LT9C
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