Sunday, June 30, 2013

PHOTOS: LGBT International — Pride and Punishment | Advocate.com

PHOTOS: LGBT International — Pride and Punishment | Advocate.com

This Is What A New York City Pride Is Like After The Defeat Of DOMA

This Is What A New York City Pride Is Like After The Defeat Of DOMA

Today At New York City Pride 2013

Edith Windsor was the Grand Marshal.








Taste The Rainbow




Pride


Justice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers | Advocate.com

Justice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers | Advocate.com

This is the report on the Stonewall uprising published in the New York Daily News just days after the incident. There is no attempt at balance or objectivity. The piece is overtly contemptuous and condescending.

The Foot Wore A Spiked Heel

A Startling Map Showing the State of Homophobia in the World

A Startling Map Showing the State of Homophobia in the World             

Christianist TV "exposes" the supposed "gay agenda". Their "proof" is a book written in the '80s called After The Ball. Never mind that most of us have never even heard of this book much less read it and follow it like it was our bible.


Rachel Maddow And David Gregory Destroy The GOP’s Last Argument Against Marriage Equality

Rachel Maddow And David Gregory Destroy The GOP’s Last Argument Against Marriage Equality: Social conservatives came out in full force on NBC’s Meet The Press on the Sunday after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) of the Heritage Foundation and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) both claimed the court’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages sacrificed children’s wellbeing — only to...

Top Conservative Loses It Over Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision: The Justices Have ‘Carjacked The Nation’

Top Conservative Loses It Over Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Decision: The Justices Have ‘Carjacked The Nation’: The Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 were “disappointing” decisions that “dragged ‘we the people’ from behind the wheel of this republic and carjacked the nation,” Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said on CBS’ Face The Nation Sunday. Perkins argued that the Prop 8 case represented a...

Justice Kennedy Denies Emergency Challenge To Marriage Equality In California

Justice Kennedy Denies Emergency Challenge To Marriage Equality In California: Opponents of marriage equality were outraged this weekend after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay on the injunction against Proposition 8, allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California, but their attempts to block more nuptials has failed. Both Protect Marriage, the group that advanced and defended Prop 8, and the National Organization...

Frances (1982) Original Trailer




This story is tragic but fascinating. Although many of the details of Frances Farmer’s life presented in the film may not be factual, it still works, and in my opinion, worth viewing even if it’s complete fiction. Frances, as played by Jessica Lang, was a strongly independent and intelligent woman with a gift for acting. She wanted to be a serious actress, but she ended up in Hollywood making mostly fluff during a time when studios were meddlesome and controlling on and off the set. Frances was unlucky in love, too. So her mental health deteriorated, and she began to lash out and act erratically. She probably suffered from a simple case of depression, but she had a run in with a police officer and threw a tantrum in a court room. That cost her her freedom. Her mother became her guardian, and she committed Frances to a mental hospital were she became a prisoner, more or less, for a number of years.

Later in life, Frances did make something of a comeback. She became a talk show host, and she worked on stage in several serious plays. But then she died of cancer in her mid 50s.

Her life was a mess, and there was no clear or obvious villain who can easily be blamed for ruining Frances Farmer. No single event ruined her. It was just a series of hiccups that added up to a catastrophe.

I think many people lead messy lives like this. Most don’t become Hollywood legends, of course, but many are overwhelmed by circumstances. It may be a lot of little things. If you knew the basic facts of their lives, you might wonder how things could go so terribly wrong. But sometimes it’s the small, hidden things that do a person in.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

by Mel Roberts, 1968


"It's a bird. It's a plane..."



Proposition 8 Proponents Ask Supreme Court To Halt California Gay Marriages

Proposition 8 Proponents Ask Supreme Court To Halt California Gay Marriages

Protect Marriage Files "Emergency" Petition To SCOTUS Demanding Reversal Of Lifted Stay On Prop 8 Overturn

Protect Marriage Files "Emergency" Petition To SCOTUS Demanding Reversal Of Lifted Stay On Prop 8 Overturn

Aww Spidey is happy to see me.



Frederic Kimball Mizen (American, 1888-1964)

Knickerbocker Knitting Mills sock advertisement, circa 1930s. Oil on canvas, 26 x 24.5 in.

Tom Lehrer- Smut











Jimmy Stone, 1972 | Groovy pants, Jimmy.


Kandahar LGBT Pride


Inventing the California Boy | Advocate.com

Inventing the California Boy | Advocate.com

Brian Brown Is VERY Angry About Prop 8

Brian Brown Is VERY Angry About Prop 8

Lady Gaga Singing the National Anthem @ the NYC Pride Rally 2013


All participants in St Petersburg gay pride arrested for marching

All participants in St Petersburg gay pride arrested for marching

Dozens Held at LGBT Rally in Russia's St.Petersburg

Dozens Held at LGBT Rally in Russia's St.Petersburg

For the first time in U.S. history a marriage based green card petition filed by a cay couple has been approved.

DOMA Project: Facebook






To know what you know and to know what you don’t know, that is real wisdom.

--Confucius 
“Do we find happiness so often that we should turn it off the box when it happens to sit there?”

--E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Friday, June 28, 2013




Getting Stuffed




Gay And Lesbian Couples Allowed To Begin Marrying Immediately In California

Gay And Lesbian Couples Allowed To Begin Marrying Immediately In California: On Friday afternoon, the ninth circuit court lifted its stay on same-sex marriages in the state of California, acknowledging the Supreme Court’s opinion in Hollingsworth v Perry that supporters of anti-gay Proposition 8 did not have standing to appeal a lower court judge’s ruling that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The move, which...

LOS ANGELES: Mayor Marries Prop 8 Plaintiffs Paul Katami And Jeffrey Zarrillo

via JMG

Let's Dance!




Denis R. with Ted S. by Nickolas Muray, 1923.


Pride 1907?