commented on The Problem with Polynormativity
meanwhile mainstream british televison has a show about Thai 'Ladyboys' including full and frank discussion about sexual identity of the girls and their parners, sex acts, genital and hormonal treatments, and the inherent power imbalance between european tourists and thai hookers. US television is timid and bland by comparison.
Glad I live in Australia where we receive so much british content.
Dec 15, 2012
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
wow - the most important and relevant piece I have read on this issue. Courageous woman needs a big platform to speak from.
Jun 28, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Ovary Up!
When I plucked up the courage to make contact after about a month of train flirting with a guy, I was let down in the sweetest way. He was straight and married and noticed me checking him out. He was really flattered because he thought if he was not married I might be the first guy he'd switch teams for. Maybe he lied but who cares. I glowed for weeks, but I changed carriages after that. Best 'not-sex' ever.
Jun 13, 2012
commented on Required Viewing: Catholic Priest Explains That Catholics Can Vote For Marriage Equality and Still be Good Catholics
@6 etc No its important for him to speak up from within.
The most important point he made is not the secular one that Dan has cut and pasted, which resonates nicely for all of us.
Its the Cannon Law point he makes: by the Catholic Church's own legal definition, any changes to civil marriage law has no impact on Catholic sacrament of Marriage. The church does not recognise civil marriage or divorce.
Only an insider can make this argument, and he does it so politely and simply that its hard to see the significance of this until it ricochets around the internets for a while. This kind of approach has a very big impact on actual mum and dad catholics.
I expect he will get some major backlash from on high, but its very hard for the bishops to hide from the fight he just brought. Brave man.
Jun 6, 2012
commented on Grace Jones Hula-Hooping?!
Saw her in Sydney a few years ago when she launched Hurricane and pulled this performance on us. I went along expecting to see an aging heroine performing caberet style, probably sitting on a stool and wringing out her old favourites. Instead she floored us with all her new album AND her anthems. She rocked out for two hours including the hula, powerful voice, witty commentary, and a new dress and hat for every song. And her legs!!! Puts to shame a host of 20 something wannabees with back-up tapes.
May 25, 2012
commented on Idiot Tries to Defend Bigoted Anti-Gay-Marriage Preacher on Anderson Cooper
Mr Cooper deserves some kind of award for remaining calm and on point. By politely asking her to see the consequences of her masters idea she kept digging in deeper. Also it was brilliance to allow her several times to speak and then cut the interview after she showed she had nothing to say. If it had gone on any longer it would have ended up looking cruel.
I wonder what the process was that ended with her deciiding to go on TV in the first place. Did a camera crew just turn up at the church doors or did they seek out a representative?
May 18, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Show This Woman Some Love
If you get this far along the list - I hope my support can give you strength.
YOU showed strength by going there and facing them, they showed weakness by shunning you and your nephew.
YOU are the example of loving family, they are only misers with love, a mafia of obedience.
YOU are awesome!
I have a friend whose nephew also just came out last month and he was sent by his father from the USA to australia to live with his gay uncle. I am so glad he did. Fuck him. He'll miss out on seeing a truly beautiful loving man bloom.