Earlier this spring I wrote the post, Gay themed summer movies, which talked about the documentary Do I sound gay? Today David Thorpe’s documentary opened in 14 new cities including Boston, Chicago, Portand, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle & Washington, DC; previously you could only see this film in Atlanta, Los Angeles, NYC and Philadelphia.
Meet writer/director David Thorpe in person today & tomorrow, July 24 & 25 for Q&As after the 7:05pm shows and to introduce the 9:45pm shows! Tickets here.
The documentary confronts Thorpe’s anxiety over sounding “gay” by talking to LGBT icons like Dan Savage and George Takei, and exploring the cultural history of the gay voice in film and television. You can get your tickets to see Do I sound gay? by linking to the Kendall Square cinema website, here.
I come from a town where the people look brown, talk black and act white…
Watch this poetry slam-winning performance from Ronak Patani, joint winner of the 2013 Roundhouse Poetry Slam. In light of the xenophobic language vilely pedaled by Republican Presidential candidates, this poem recited by Ronak Patani is both timely and touching. Take a moment to listen to his silver tongued prose.
Democrats certainly are enjoying themselves, watching what I can only describe as the Donald Trump hour.
While most Republicans do not agree with Trump’s views on Immigration and Immigration Reform, the candidates running for President haven’t exactly worked to create a more welcoming party and have often stoked those same flames. This might be a classic example of reaping what you sow.
With the recent US Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, many feel elated but the fact remains a lot of Americans remain sympathetic to Becky Wegner Rommel who appears in the video below and while her rant is probably the very definition of manic and easy to giggle at while watching – let’s remember this woman votes.
Becky’s bat-shit crazy rant should serve as a reminder that the 2016 Presidential election remains even more important to our community.
What has been won in the courts can be undone, and if Becky and those sympathetic to her get their way that is what will happen. That’s why I don’t find this video funny. I find it frightening.
Since it is July 4th I thought I’d share the 1991 version of our national anthem from Whitney Houston. I hope you are having a great 4th of July if you celebrate the holiday.
The Pynes Tea Party returns with IndepenDance on Fire Island on Saturday, July 4th from 5-10 p.m. at 236 Bay Walk, Fire Island Pines, NY. This long running dance benefit on Fire Island Pines will take over 236 Bay Walk.
IndepenDance on Fire Island
Saturday, July 4th
5:00 – 10:00 PM
Fire Island Pines
All proceeds from the event this weekend will benefit the Pines Care Center, and The Trevor Project. Below is a video from Fire Island’s InderpenDance 2011 party with Tracy Young. If you happen to be out on Fire Island this weekend have fun.
Yesterday Stephen Colbert released a video mocking US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia who both dissented on the Marriage Equality ruling. Pity he didn’t take on homophobe Justice Clarence Thomas who’s absurd dissent invoked images of slavery.
“The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”