Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy History



Via Occupy History:

Coxey’s Army heads toward the Capitol. (Illus. in: Frank Leslie’s illustrated newspaper, 1894 May 10, via the Library of Congress.)

Word spread around the country. Men left their homes, their farms and their cities, and headed toward Washington. The economic boom had mostly missed them; they bore the brunt of the bust. They didn’t have jobs. Unemployment surpassed 15 percent. Workers had been replaced by machines, dislocated by trains, were too aware of inequality. They felt disenfranchised, disempowered, and they were angry. They came to be called an army — the most famous of them Coxey’s Army.

Jacob Sechler Coxey was a businessman from Massillon, Ohio. He made his money from his sandstone quarry and spent it on racehorses. He was no robber baron though, and he spent a lot of time thinking about how the country should be improved. He was obsessed with fixing broken roads. In 1894 he could also see the crushing economic crisis that had followed the excesses of the Gilded Age, as banks crashed and businesses went broke, and the homeless wandered and became known as hoboes. Coxey pushed for massive public works programs to give people jobs and fix the nation’s infrastructure.

Many of the men who marched to Washington made a more diffuse protest. They appealed to a vague sense of justice. They said they marched for the "commonweal" of Christ. But mostly they wanted jobs.

On May 1, 1894, a mass of men reached the Capitol. Coxey planned to take the steps to make his speech. But the local government, which had never seen a protest like this, decided things had gone too far. They had a few weapons at their disposal. A democracy allows for certain demonstrations, but not mussing up public spaces and greens. Coxey trampled the shrubs and lawn. And so the leaders were arrested, and the steps were cleared.

Wisdom of Non-Violence


Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen being carried by fellow Occupy Oakland protesters after being wounded by police.

Image and quote from DailyKos

The fact is that all non-cooperation is not violent and non-violent non-cooperation can never be an act of violence.
~M.K Gandhi, in Non-Violent Resistance

Click over for more.

Zombie Boy Sans Zombie



Read more via MTV

Hearts to Hump and Jump

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi on Nowness.com.



Thank you, The Millions

Cain Fesses Up



USAToday

Herman Cain, the former pizza company executive leading national and state polls for the Republican presidential nomination, acknowledged reports Monday that he had been accused of sexual harassment and that his employer had reached financial settlements with his accusers.

He also admits to being the lying liar that he is. Well...that most teabaggery conservatives are.

72 Days



Yes, and giving marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples denigrates the value of marriage.

Kissing for KISS



Via WickedGayBlog

Just in Time For Halloween



Look who's turning 40!

Via NPR

In 1971, a novel set off a frenzy that soon inspired a film — and then a firestorm.

In The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty told the spine-chilling story of a little girl named Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a Hollywood star shooting a film in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Funny things start happening in the MacNeils' rented house: They hear noises in the wall, and Regan starts speaking in a growl, levitating, turning her head 360 degrees and spitting up green slime. Then, Regan's bedroom gets as chilly as a frozen foods case and her bed starts flying around.

Readers were drawn to the novel's profane subject matter, making it a best-seller. When the book's film adaptation came out two years later, fans waited in lines that stretched around city blocks to catch the first screenings; some even tried using battering rams to force their way into theaters.

Forty years later, Blatty has revised and polished his landmark novel, even adding a whole new character. The result is a 40th-anniversary edition that's just as terrifying as the original.

The Not-So-Much War On Christmas



AlterNet.org has an article on The War on Halloween and the mixed-bag views of conservatives on the holiday.

My favorite quote is this...

Many on the religious right have long shunned the holiday as a force of evil. As a Christian website puts it, “Halloween is based upon modern Wiccan interpretations of pre-Christian paganism and involve occultic rites and practices that Christians should have no dealings with.”

WOW! You've just described Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas too!

Idiots!

Sorry, I've found a even more bestest quote:

“[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches..."

Puhleaze...as long as you continue bribing kids with candy (or at least the stupefying chemicals in turkey) the pagan-based holidays of Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas ain't going nowhere.

Matt and Ian and Gaga and McElderry, OH MY!



Four of my favorite peeps are appearing on the 400th issue of the United Kingdom's longest running gay magazine: Matthew Mitcham (can't decide if I'd rather longterm snog him or be him), Sir Ian McKellen (can I have your voice?), Lady Gaga (come be my best friend) and Joe McElderry (why aren't you in my bed waiting for me?).

Via samesame

Happy Halloween, Y'all!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beau: Wojnarowicz and His Journals



If you click over to Band of Thebes you will be able to visit Triple Canopy, an online arts journal whose current issue features selections of David Wojnarowicz's 30+ journals being digitised by NYU's Fales Library.

Wojnarowicz was a painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, and activist who was prominent in the New York City art world of the 1980s. He died of AIDS-related complications in 1992, age 37.

Thursday Beau



So...someone told me this is the host of the new X-Factor? Anyone, anyone? Is that true?

Class Warrior Paul Ryan



Via NPR

The Washington Post's Greg Sargent does a great job of dismantling Paul Ryan's new speech at the Heritage Foundation, where the Wisconsin congressman absurdly accused President Obama of "sowing social unrest and class resentment."

Lest there be any doubt, Ryan should now be regarded as a first-rate demagogue and class warrior for the wealthy, rather than the deep thinker behind the intellectual resurgence of the GOP.

Ryan's speech, however, is sure to get a lot of coverage in Washington. After all, he's now considered a very serious person inside the Beltway, willing to take "bold" and "courageous" unpopular positions. As I wrote in my recent piece, "How The Austerity Class Rules Washington," Ryan largely owes his rise to the so-called centrist deficit hawks in DC, who've validated his radical policy prescriptions.

And here is another article about the CBO report Rachel Maddow discussed last night on her show.

From The Atlantic: Income Inequality Is Not a Myth

Oakland California



It wasn't until I'd turned the volume up on the TV that I learned this WASN'T Tahrir Square or someplace in the Middle East. And then I got this in my email...

Last night [October 25], Scott Olsen, a Marine who served two tours in Iraq, was struck in the head by a "nonlethal" projectile fired by the Oakland police. The round fractured his skull, leaving him in critical condition.

Olsen had joined with other members of Occupy Oakland to peacefully protest the group's eviction that morning. When a group gathered to help Olsen after he was hit, a police officer threw a flash bang grenade into the group from a few feet away.

Did You Watch Rachel Maddow Last Night?

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gay Couples' Kids More Likely To Be Poor



Via News24

Children growing up in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families in the US are more likely to live in poverty and may be denied legal ties to one of their parents, a report showed.

A lack of federal recognition of same-sex marriages means such families face higher tax burdens and unequal access to health insurance and government safety net programmes, said the report entitled All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families.

The report, by groups advocating for gay rights including Movement Advancement Project, Family Equality Council and Centre for American Progress, was released online.

"The reality is if you look at today's modern families, they come in all shapes and sizes," said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of Family Equality Council.

"The laws and policies we have in place haven't kept pace with that changing reality."

Writers for the 99%


Image via New York Magazine

Story via HuffingtonPost:

How do you tell the story of Occupy Wall Street? An anonymous collective called "Writers for the 99%" is trying to do just that, creating a book for progressive publisher OR Books using a revolutionary writing method inspired by the movement's own democratic structure.

The book was announced yesterday, and OR Books co-founder, Colin Robinson, told The Huffington Post that their chosen writing method is both "terrifying and exhilarating." He spoke to us on the telephone from his home in New York.

Who are 'Writers for the 99%'?

I can't tell you at this point. They are a mix of people who are active in the occupation, and people who are supportive of it. Some of them are quite well-known writers.

Obama Aims to Provide Relief to Student Loan Borrowers



OK, so I can't say that I'm not at least slightly disappointed with Mr. Obama's administration. But I can admit that I'm definitely not voting for anyone else...even if the nominees on the Right weren't all chock full of crazy.

And now President Obama made it even more clear that he's the one for me...

Via the Chicago Tribue:

President Barack Obama is taking steps to ease the burden of student loans, potentially helping millions of cash-strapped college graduates in a tough economy.

Obama plans to accelerate a plan to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of income, bringing it forward to start in 2012 instead of 2014.

"Steps like these won't take the place of the bold action we need from Congress to boost our economy and create jobs, but they will make a difference," he said in a statement.

Obama will announce the student loan measure in Denver later today as he wraps up a swing through western states that will be vital to his re-election campaign in 2012.

The loans initiative will be the third such move by Obama in as many days, following action to aid homeowners and boost hiring of military veterans. The White House wants to show he is an activist president battling a "do-nothing" Congress.

The loan changes do not require approval by Congress.

Americans owe more on student loans than on outstanding credit card debt, and total loans outstanding are slated to exceed $1 trillion this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Outside of mortgages, student loans are the No. 1 source of household debt.

The White House estimates the loan changes could cut monthly payments for 1.6 million graduates.

Student debt will also be forgiven after 20 years, compared with 25 years under current law.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Beau



Via The Man Crush Tumblr

Even with a look on his face that says the ocean smells a little fishier than usual, he's still a hottie.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Forgive Student Loan Debt



On a personal and selfish note, I ask that you sign this because I am $100,000 in debt through student loans and can barely afford to pay my monthly amount AND pay my other monthly bills along with.

I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate and President Barack Obama, which says:

"Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy. With the stroke of the President's pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month with which to spend on ailing sectors of the economy. As consumer spending increases, businesses will begin to hire, jobs will be created and a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity will be ushered in for all.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, strongly encourage Congress and the President to support H. Res 365, introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI), seeking student loan forgiveness as a means of economic stimulus."

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

SignOn.org

Thanks!

Occupy Everywhere


Image via Dangerous Minds

Kyle over at Out Left has several great links to update you on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The Occupation Grows

How I Was Un-nominated For The National Book Award



Via HuffPo

Click over to read the whole story, but here are a couple of tweets that Myracle received after the debacle:

OH MY GOD LAUREN MYRACLE CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BOOKER oh wait nevermind sorry. --@michaelschaub

As a gay boy living in NC, thank you for Shine, which I wldn't have known about w/o the screw-up. You may have saved my life. --@anonymous

The First Four Words You See Apply to You



My four were Loyal, Lethargic (!), Lovely and Witty.

Breaking News: Qaddafi



It is being reported by CBS that Muammar Qaddafi is dead after Libyan fighters captured Sirte, Qaddafi's hometown.

My Prrrecioussss

Today is Spirit Day! Wear Something Purple!



Via The Closet Professor

Cute Military Atheist Says There Are Atheists in Foxholes



Thank you, Kyle at Out Left

Via Mother Jones: <---click over for interview

On Wednesday [October 19], when the Army holds its 12th-annual Diversity Leadership Conference at West Point, gays and lesbians will be well represented for the first time. But so will another disparaged military minority: self-identified atheists and freethinkers in uniform, as many as 40,000 of them. In an unorthodox move, the academy has invited Jason Torpy, an Iraq vet and president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, to plead the case for—among other things—adding atheist chaplains to the armed forces.

Huh? Isn't "atheist chaplain" a contradiction in terms? Not at all, Torpy says. In an interview with Mother Jones, he explained how the military's chaplain corps in fact performs mostly secular counseling and community services for the troops—while still eschewing gays, lesbians, atheists, and religious skeptics, denying them the same means to mental well-being that most Christians, Jews, and Muslims can find in the ranks. The big problem, Torpy points out, is that the services' chaplains aren't representative of their flocks: Conservative evangelical clergy dominate the ranks, in numbers way out of proportion to those among servicemembers (see the chart below.)

With Don't Ask, Don't Tell behind us, does mainstream acceptance for atheists—"self-guided weapons," as some might call them—represent the next big cultural battle in the military? Torpy spoke about his mission, from a gay-atheist alliance to what can be learned from the famously nonbelieving war hero Pat Tillman.

Thursday Beau



Via The Man Crush Tumblr

Gotta get me some pink underwear!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

13 Observations Made By Lemony Snicket...

...while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance


Here, Lemony Snicket, a.k.a. Daniel Handler, is seen playing an accordion, possibly recording something with The Magnetic Fields. (Said in Matt Smith-esque voice: Accordions are Cool!)

1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.

2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.

3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.

4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.

5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.

6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.

7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.

8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.

9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.

10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.

11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.

12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.

13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.

Thanks to Neil Gaiman for mirroring it...um, whatever exactly that means.

Alex Ross's Bad Essay 1989



This seemed fun...LOL

Via The New Yorker

In last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, Steven Johnson, the author of “The Ghost Map” and “Where Good Ideas Come From,” wryly recalls his days as a collegiate poststructuralist, when he interrogated everything in sight and tortured the English language in the process. The piece is inspired by Jeffrey Eugenides’s new novel, “The Marriage Plot,” which makes fun of the great Jacques Derrida craze of the nineteen-eighties, the stateside heyday of deconstruction and the Death of the Author. I went to high school with Steven, and when I reached college I followed a similar path into the theoretical wilds. A year or two ago, he and I joked about putting together an anthology entitled “Worst College Essays 1989,” in which writers of a certain age would offer up incomprehensible pseudo-Derridean gobbledygook from the dustiest corners of their hard drives. Steven has bravely exposed one of his inexquisite corpses, and I will do the same. This is from a paper entitled “The Grand Hotel Abyss: History and Violence in ‘The Shining,’” which purports to analyze the famous scene in which Jack Nicholson types the phrase “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”...

Thanks, The Rest Is Noise

Bach Occupies Wall Street



Via The Rest Is Noise

Canadian Politician Says Bullying Was Factor in Gay Son's Suicide



Via The New Civil Rights Movement

The father of 15-year old Ottawa suicide victim Jamie Hubley says that bullying was definitely a factor in his son’s tragic death on Friday. Allan Hubley, a local Ottawa, Canada politician, released a statement that sang the praises of his son’s accomplishments, discussed his son’s depression, and acknowledged the tragic bullying his son, Jamie Hubley, experienced.

Click over to read the rest of Mr. Hubley's statement.

Jamie died Friday, October 14.

Cover For Marry The Night?



Via The Man Crush Tumblr

I like it, but is it real? And what is it the cover for? The single??

Origin of AIDS



Via NYT:

Our story begins sometime close to 1921, somewhere between the Sanaga River in Cameroon and the Congo River in the former Belgian Congo. It involves chimps and monkeys, hunters and butchers, “free women” and prostitutes, syringes and plasma-sellers, evil colonial lawmakers and decent colonial doctors with the best of intentions. And a virus that, against all odds, appears to have made it from one ape in the central African jungle to one Haitian bureaucrat leaving Zaire for home and then to a few dozen men in California gay bars before it was even noticed — about 60 years after its journey began.

Magic Underwear Helps to Pray the Jewish Away



This seems to come up from time to time, and especially with Romney in the 2012 Presidential race, you just had to assume it would.

The last I heard was that the Mormon Church baptized Barack Obama's grandmother as soon as she died. And I just tried to check to see if they'd baptized MY grandmother who died in 2009.

But I couldn't find the website that I used to use for genealogy: it would list a person and their parents if known and that persons date of birth and death if known. However, almost every individual had a LDS Baptism date.

Via NYT:

Another famous nonbeliever, Christopher Hitchens, wrote in Slate on Monday about “the weird and sinister belief system of the LDS,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Aside from Joseph Smith, whom Hitchens calls “a fraud and conjurer well known to the authorities in upstate New York,” the writer also wonders about the Mormon practice of amassing archives of the dead and “praying them in” as a way to “retrospectively ‘baptize’ everybody as a convert.”

Hitchens noted that they “got hold of a list of those put to death by the Nazis’ Final Solution” and “began making these massacred Jews into honorary LDS members as well.” He called it “a crass attempt at mass identity theft from the deceased.”

The Mormons even baptized Anne Frank.

It took Ernest Michel, then chairman of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, three years to get Mormons to agree to stop proxy-baptizing Holocaust victims.

Mormons desisted in 1995 after Michel, as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported, “discovered that his own mother, father, grandmother and best childhood friend, all from Mannheim, Germany, had been posthumously baptized.”

Michel told the news agency that “I was hurt that my parents, who were killed as Jews in Auschwitz, were being listed as members of the Mormon faith.”

Richard Bushman, a Mormon who is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University, said that after “the Jewish dust-up,” Mormons “backed away” from “going to extravagant lengths to collect the names of every last person who ever lived and baptize them — even George Washington.” Now they will do it for Mormons who bring a relative or ancestor’s name into the temple, he said.

Now, to be clear, it's NOT because Romney is a Mormon that I wouldn't support him as President...well to be clear I wouldn't anyway because he's a GOP-business man who'd like us to return to a Gilded Age circa 1899.

But it isn't because he's a Mormon per se. It's that Mormons do this kind of sneaky, underhanded, immoral bullshit that I don't support or like or whathaveyou Mitt Romney. It's that Mormons went out of their way to insure the defeat of Marriage Equality in California. It's that many Mormons can still have upteen wives while I can't even have one husband. And that Mitt Romney CHOOSES to be a part of that.

I didn't CHOOSE to be gay (I just chose to fabulous at it), but Mitt Romney CHOSE to be a Mormon, and yet I'm the one denied rights.

Julian Barnes Wins Man Booker



Via NPR:

Tuesday night, Julian Barnes was awarded the Man Booker Prize for his eleventh novel, The Sense of an Ending. Praised by critics as "a work of rare and dazzling genius" (The Telegraph) and by the Man Booker judges as "a classic of English literature," this exquisitely compact book by one of England's greatest writers has triumphed in a year in which debate over the exclusion of critically acclaimed favorites and the judges' self-proclaimed focus on "readability" had threatened to overshadow the books themselves.

My Sex Tape

Happy Hump Day



Via HOT AS FUCK BLOG

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

M83, Four Tet, Massive Attack and Burial



As a friend said earlier today when I sent him this link, "I don't know who M83 is, but I want to fuck him." I agree completely...well, except I know of M83, though I thought "he" was a "them."



Via NPR: Electronic Edition: Burial and Massive Attack, M83, More <---click over to hear the discussion AND the music.



A little early Boo for Halloween.

Call Me Ishmael



I LOVE Moby Dick...it is for me what Leaves of Grass is for poetry. But I also love when people - well, intelligent people who are well written and funny - make fun of blowhard, long, classic tomes. A thing can not be GREAT if it is too great to take a few pokes in its soft belly.

Via NPR

We have a bit of history with Herman Melville's Moby-Dick here at Monkey See. It was the second selection in our I Will If You Will Book Club after Twilight (true story!), and we read the entire thing together in the spring of 2010. Book club vice-president Marc Hirsh and I finished the book in June of that year and declared it a great lesson in "how to pursue a pointless battle to its bitter, violent, inevitable end." By which we meant, in part, reading the book.

Despite the fact that some of the whale anatomy chapters sapped my will to live, I've not been sorry I read it. Whatever else can be said about it, the book is a basic point of cultural reference and a source of jokes and allusions you otherwise won't get. The very ideas of the white whale, the crazed captain, the voyage that really is a trip to crazy...these things have passed into myth, and it's good to know your own myths. But that's not the only reason to read it, and if you want to hear more reasons to read it, check out today's interview on All Things Considered with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the new book Why Read Moby-Dick?

Be sure to click over to read Philbrick's rationale.

Yikes, I know have the opening music to The Little Mermaid stuck in my head. :)

Integrity Costs A Lot



Ohoh! It seems that a mistake was made when the National Book Foundation announced Lauren Myracle's book Shine was a nominee in the Young People's category for the National Award. Rather, they meant to announce the nomination for Franny Billingsley's Chime.

Chime, a book about a teenage witch, was belatedly nominate on Monday while Myracle was asked to withdraw in an effort "to preserve the integrity of the award and the judges' work."

Well, happily, preserving that integrity will cost the Foundation more than the $1000 that Myracle could've won if she hadn't withdrawn. See, Shine deals with a gay-related hate crime, so at Myracle's behest, the Foundation is donating $5000 to the Matthew Shepherd Foundation.

Good job, NBF! Way to turn a awkward situation into a good one.

TIME Entertainment

Tuesday Beau



Via zephyr-files

Monday, October 17, 2011

A New Hero: Zachary Quinto

Reposted via Joe.My.God.:

"When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself - I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an It Gets Better video only months before taking his own life - I felt indescribable despair. I also made an It Gets Better video last year - in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. But in light of Jamey's death - it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it - is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality." - Actor Zachary Quinto, writing on his personal blog.

O! Jeffrey Eugenides, How I Love Thee



If not for his books, at least for the title of this post...

Via The Millions: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Write the Marriage Plot

Appropriately, The Marriage Plot arose from an act of literary adultery. In the late 90s, during an impasse in the writing of Middlesex, I put the manuscript aside. (I hadn’t fallen out of love, exactly, but I wasn’t sure where the relationship was headed.) Over the following weeks I began flirting with another novel, not a comic epic like Middlesex but a more traditional story about a wealthy family throwing a debutante party. At first, the new novel seemed to be everything I was looking for. It was less demanding, easy to be with, and rather nicely proportioned. Before I knew it I’d written a hundred pages – at which point the novelty wore off. It dawned on me that this new affair was going to be every bit as demanding as the book I was trying to escape. I missed Middlesex, too. I had an idea why we hadn’t been getting along. And so, with a renewed sense of commitment, almost giddy with joy, I went back to it.

True Dat



OCCUPY WALL STREET! OCCUPY EVERYWHERE!

Via boy culture

Spock Comes Out



YAY!

Via boy culture:

Zachary Quinto has come out as a gay man for the first time publicly, in the context of a New York Magazine interview. (Now if he will please not say, "I was always out, what are you talking about?" it will be perfection!)

I don't have a preference for how public figures do it—a splashy mainstream-mag cover, an Advocate interview, to head off an outing by a tabloid or a casual reference in New York Magazine. It's all good. And I think coming out in so many different ways is part of the point, that gayness is everywhere and is not homogeneous.

Good for you, Zachary Quinto. And good for us.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Beau



Via The Closet Professor

I find myself getting more and more bored with TV (even things I check out on DVD), so I'm covering my TV with a large blue flannel sheet and taking a break.

Besides, I've started reading Moffie and it is quite quite good.

Friday, October 14, 2011

SBTRKT's Hold On



I'm happy that my ears can still be delited and surprised. :)

Occupy Wall Street Update



Reposted from Dangerous Minds

There have been a number of great short films and moving moments of video vérité being created by supporters of Occupy Wall Street and uploaded to YouTube, but this might be the best one so far.

It’s a very eloquent warning to the powers that be to get on the correct side of history.

This needs to be spread far and wide. I think it probably will be! Put together by Corey Ogilvie.