Category Archives: LGBT

May 27

An Evening with Bette

So I totally lived a queer cliche last night. I went to Bette Midler at SAP Center. Yes… I know. Two gay boys, flaming out to the Divine Miss M. It was wonderful. He and I grabbed Japanese tapas, had a few cocktails to celebrate the evening and then sat through 2 hours of wonderful. […]

March 07

My Heart is in Sydney for Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras to the LGBT Community of Sydney, Australia. It’s your Christmas. Go hard. Have fun. Rehydrate! The truth is this…when it all boils down to it, we’re meant to love one another, not judge one another. We’re quick to cast judgments on people based on the color of their skin, their age, their physical […]

February 16

‘It’s My Party’ Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — A singer-songwriter who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst “It’s My Party” and followed it up with the hits “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and “You Don’t Own Me” has died. Lesley Gore was 68. PHOTOS: Notable Deaths 2015 According…

February 12

Homosexuality: it’s time to talk about it  

Originally posted on Komaba Times:
Amaël Cognacq “Basically, in Japan, homosexuality’s existence itself is outrightly denied. I cannot be satisfied by this,” says a lesbian student at the University of Tokyo. In Japan, same-sex couples do not exist legally. Socially, homosexuality lacks both recognition and representation. In this uncomfortable situation, how do LGBT students of…

January 30

Benedict Cumberbatch And Stephen Fry Among Supporters Of Request For LGBT Pardon

Originally posted on EILE Magazine:
Alan Turing, photo Elliott & Fry Studio 1951 An open letter, calling on the British Government to pardon 49,000 individuals, of which 15,000 are still living today, who were convicted of homosexual acts, has been signed by such luminaries as Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch, along with Alan Turing’s niece,…

January 21

The allies among us…

Originally posted on Michael Anthony Goodman:
“Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?” This was the title of an article I recently came across, and after being startled by the number of straight and allied friends who had posted it shortly after its release. The startling feeling did not come from the content…

January 13

Leelah’s Legacy