Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fat, gay and proud: a new kind of Venezuelan beauty queen

From the Guardian

Music swells, lights flash and the contestants strut on to the stage, waving and blowing kisses. All wear high heels, bikinis and wide smiles.
It is another beauty pageant in Venezuela, a self-styled "beauty superpower" which worships physical perfection and has won the two most recent Miss Universe titles. But this show in Caracas is different. Even from the back of the theatre you noticesomething striking about the contestants. They are men. Large, chubby men.
Welcome to Miss Fat Gay Venezuela, a pageant with a new type of queen. The contest, the first of its kind, smashes taboos in a society that equates beauty with svelte, cosmetically enhanced women.

Monday, December 07, 2009


Vintage movie from a very artistic series of eastern erotic clips
Eastern themed gay couple in an art film.
Moody,atmospheric, different.

Runtime: 09:42
Ver Movie / See Movie

Sunday, December 06, 2009

We are proud of Arthur Rimbaud

(20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet, born in Charleville, Ardennes. As part of the decadent movement, his influence on modern literature, music and art has been enduring and pervasive. He produced his best known works while still in his late teens—Victor Hugo described him at the time as "an infant Shakespeare"—and gave up creative writing altogether before he reached 21. He remained a prolific letter-writer all his life. Rimbaud was known to have been a French Libertine and a restless soul, travelling extensively on three continents before his premature death from cancer less than a month after his 37th birthday.

Rimbaud and Verlaine began a short and torrid affair. Whereas Verlaine had likely engaged in prior homosexual experiences, it remains uncertain whether the relationship with Verlaine was Rimbaud's first. During their time together they led a wild, vagabond-like life spiced by absinthe and hashish.[29] They scandalized the Parisian literary coterie on account of the outrageous behaviour of Rimbaud, the archetypical enfant terrible, who throughout this period continued to write strikingly visionary verse. The stormy relationship between Rimbaud and Verlaine eventually brought them to London in September 1872[30], a period of which Rimbaud would later express regret.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

RON YOSSEF gay rabbi defends adoption for gays/lesbians

Rabbi Burstein insists that he is not legitimising homosexuality within the religious community.

“Of course we believe it is a problem and that the solution should be therapy, but there are always going to be a certain number of religious homosexuals who have tried and failed to change. What about them?”

While it is identified with the national-religious community in Israel, PUAH also receives halachic guidance from many of the senior Charedi rabbis, including Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Ovadia Yossef. Rabbi Burstein consulted with both on the homosexual issue. After receiving the rabbis’ authorisation, the next step is to consult with a number of leading children’s psychologists in order to ascertain that children born into such a framework can grow up happily and normally.

Rabbi Ron Yossef, who leads Hod, a support group for religious homosexuals, says that such marriages already exist.

“It is done with complete transparency. Both partners are fully aware of everything and the objective is to have and raise children according to halachah.”

He says that in most of the cases, the wife is an older woman who has failed to find a partner, and so is willing to enter such a marriage in order to have a child. In a minority of the cases the wife is a lesbian.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Alert Uganda !

A Member of Parliament of Uganda submitted a draft bill introducing the death penalty for homosexual practices.
David Bahati also advocates the death penalty for those who do sex with the disabled, under 18 or when the accused is HIV positive, says the BBC News website.
The truth is that, according to some analysts, this bill has good chances to advance, as several political leaders and the president has to defend positions against gays.
Advocates of homosexuals in Uganda estimate that a country with about 31 million, there are about 500 thousand people with this orientation.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Italian hetero couple complaints

A cruise aboard in a sublime boat. It was the dream of an Italian couple, husband and wife, residing in Trevi, a town in Umbria. A dream come true when our two lovebirds win a contest. Alas, when they embarked for Barcelona Saturday, September 19, they realize they have fallen in the middle of “Revuelta”, the first gay and lesbian cruise organized by the Italian group

"Shut up in their cabins"

The couple, who have chosen the travel catalog, say not having seen nothing and nobody warned them. Because of this "surprise", they sought compensation of 3,000 euros in damages to the shipping company Grimaldi, guilty, according to them, having failed in its catalog, "the special LGBT cruise”.

"When they arrived at the port, my clients have insight into the media surrounding the boat, said Antonio Francesconi, the lawyer handling the case. They initially thought that a prominent person was on board. But in fact they were covering the event: 1 500 passengers on this cruise were gay! "

"My clients have experienced a sense of embarrassment because of the atmosphere and rather daring performances held on the ship and they spent their holidays locked in their cabins," he added, assuring that "it is not a question of discrimination, but an unfortunate misunderstanding that we must compensate.

"Homophobia in Italian society"

The couple's sulking in any case did not vitiate the atmosphere of the cruise, as a result of its success, a new “Revuelta” was announced in 2010.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A don't smoke campaign .

Insert a phallic object in his mouth for a guy, that's still a little queer ...

In any case, the ironic conclusion of a satirical website false American, The Onion. The site has been the specialty of diverting the major topics of debate at the time, and is generally well done.

It's still the case here, with a false public information campaign, and a fake news flash (video below), inspired by the release of a member firm of Tom Coburn, a Republican senator very religious Oklahoma. On September 21, to oppose pornography among youth, it has been hypothesized that questionable "movies make porno gay!

Absurdity for absurdity, so making gay porn, why not smoking? And to scare American youth, who often use the word "gay" as an insult, easy, trying to make them believe that smoking is gay.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ce week-end, un match de Coupe de Foot Loisir devait opposer le Paris Foot Gay à l'équipe de Créteil Bébel. Mais la veille du match, les visiteurs ont envoyé un message indiquant qu'ils refusaient de jouer la rencontre : «Désolé, mais par rapport au nom de votre équipe et conformément aux principes de notre équipe, qui est une équipe de musulmans pratiquants, nous ne pouvons jouer contre vous, nos convictions sont de loin plus importantes qu'un simple match de foot, encore une fois excusez-nous de vous avoir prévenu si tard».

Le club Paris Foot Gay a aussitôt publié un communiqué dénonçant l'homophobie latente : «Cette équipe a tout simplement refusé de jouer contre des homosexuels. Rappelons que le Paris Foot Gay n'est pas un club communautariste. Il est ouvert à tous, hétéros comme homos, heureux de lutter ensemble contre les préjugés et les discriminations. Au sein de notre équipe se côtoient des blacks, des blancs, des beurs, toutes religions confondues. Il est symptomatique de constater que les regroupements communautariste de certains clubs ne choquent personne, mais que la simple évocation du mot "Gay" dans le milieu du football n'inspire que le mépris ou la peur d'être mis face à autrui.»
Le club parisien a saisi la Commission Football Loisirs, organisatrice de la compétition, qui s'est déclaré «stupéfaite» et a convoqué le club cristolien, contre lequel des sanctions pourraient être prises.

Afficher ou pas ? Paris Foot Gay avec la devise "be yourself" compte avec des joueurs de la religion musulmane.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Coming Out in Middle School By BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS

original post at NYTIMES

Austin didn’t know what to wear to his first gay dance last spring. It was bad enough that the gangly 13-year-old from Sand Springs, Okla., had to go without his boyfriend at the time, a 14-year-old star athlete at another middle school, but there were also laundry issues. “I don’t have any clean clothes!” he complained to me by text message, his favored method of communication..

When I met up with him an hour later, he had weathered his wardrobe crisis (he was in jeans and a beige T-shirt with musical instruments on it) but was still a nervous wreck. “I’m kind of scared,” he confessed. “Who am I going to talk to? I wish my boyfriend could come.

” But his boyfriend couldn’t find anyone to give him a ride nor, Austin explained, could his boyfriend ask his father for one. “His dad would give him up for adoption if he knew he was gay,” Austin told me. “I’m serious. He has the strictest, scariest dad ever. He has to date girls and act all tough so that people won’t suspect.”

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Love Makes a Family

from the blog of ACLU

Martin called the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) when John and James, who had become bonded with Martin and his partner after years in their care, were about to become free for adoption. That meant, under Florida law, the state would have to seek a new family that would be eligible to adopt the boys. James was an infant when placed in Martin’s home and this is the only family he has ever known. John was four at the time and had already suffered the loss of being separated from his biological family. He was so traumatized when he arrived in Martin’s home that he didn’t speak at all. Just when he was finally overcoming that loss and beginning to bond with his new family, he could have to be uprooted once again. The thought that John would have to be put through the loss of another family was unbearable to Martin and his partner. Martin asked the ACLU if there was anything we could do.

We were committed to doing everything possible to do away with this destructive law, and of course we were moved by Martin’s story. So we filed a petition to adopt on his behalf in Florida juvenile court. We argued that the gay exclusion cannot be a basis to deny Martin’s petition because that law is unconstitutional. John and James were represented by separate counsel who argued that the law violates their constitutional rights as well.

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

The Nazis and the Gays

At one time it was fashionable to claim that the Nazis accepted homosexuality. Partly this was a way to slur the Nazis [as if they need slurring], and partly a reflection of the suppressed homoeroticism of Nazi visual expression. What was overlooked until the 1970s, and the publication of a series of articles by James Steakley in the Toronto Body Politic (quite possibly the best bi-weekly ever.

In recent years this forgetting has been overcome. Thanks to the efforts of Steakley, Richard Plant and Burchhard Jellonek, as well as the publication by Hans Heger [pseud.] of his memoirs, and the play Bent by Martin Shaw, the suffering of gays under the Third Reich has become well known. Now the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC makes sure to explicate the issues involved.

The total number of gays killed seems to have been about 15,000 [figures from Jellonek], mostly by being worked to death. Gays were not sent as gays to extermination camps. This is massively smaller than the devastation visited on Jewish, Gypsy and Serbian populations. But documenting the Nazi attacks on homosexuals is not part of a "catch-up" game with Jews, or other groups. It is rather an exposing of the possible effects of dehumanizing any group.

Recently some members of the American Religious Right [a diverse group that should no more be demonized than any other], have taken to denying the gay holocaust, and in fact asserting that the Nazi part was essentially homosexual. This is nonsense, and not one serious historian countenances the charge. Nevertheless the book - The Pink Swastika - which makes this charge has been subjected to a line by line refutation, available via here.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lesbian Fiction Literature

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lesbian fiction is a subgenre of fiction that involves one or more primary female homosexuallesbian themes. Novels that fall into this category may be of any genres, such as, but not limited to, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance. character(s) and

The first novel in the English language recognised as having a lesbian theme is Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928), which a British court found obscene because it defended "unnatural practices between women".[1] The book was banned in Britain for decades; this is in the context of the similar censorship of Lady Chatterley's Lover, which also had a theme of transgressive female sexuality, albeit heterosexual. In the United States The Well of LonelinessNew York and the Customs Court. A deeper examination of many classic novels and texts reveals lesbian-focused characters[2]. survived legal challenges in

Lesbian fiction saw a huge explosion in interest with the advent of the dime-store or pulp fictionLesbian pulp fiction became its own category of fiction[3], although a significant number of authors of this genre were men using either a male or female pen name.[4] The feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s saw a more accepted entry of lesbian-themed literature. novel.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Beautiful way of the Samurai

During the research for the Universal Love Time Line that is exhibited together with the artworks I have found the most interesting, thrilling and sweet love stories. Tales and biographies about samurai homosexuality confirm for me, that sex is one of the greatest expressions of affection, courage and partnership. Something very far from just the oversold pleasure or guilt promises we daily consume in the western world.

Known also as wakashudo, “the way of the youth”, was a practice engaged in by all members of the samurai class, from lowliest warrior to highest lord. It has been said that it would never have been asked of a daimyo, “lord”, why he took boys as lovers, but why he didn’t. This last is not a question that would have troubled, for example, the three great shoguns who unified Japan, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, or Tokugawa Ieyasu, nor for that matter Miyamoto Musashi, the author of “The Book of Five Rings.”
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gay Sex with the Priest


Albert Green vividly remembers the first time he saw the home of the Rev. Ed Olszewski, the priest who cared for him when he was 11.

"The first day, I was so excited. I went running through the church. Everything was so pretty -- it was like a mansion. It had 12 bedrooms and six bathrooms. It was humongous," said Green, 46, who lives in Lynnwood.

Green remembers the mysterious chute that dropped dirty clothes right down to the laundry room, the giant bowl filled with silver dollars and the cool stuff in the priest's bedroom: a little fridge with soft drinks in it, a popcorn machine, the soft rug in front of his bed.

He also remembers that Olszewski didn't wait long to establish that their relationship would be sexual.

Green said that first night, they went to Olszewski's bedroom and drank some wine. Then Olszewski took out some Vaseline and "he was rubbing it on me, on my front and my back. He put it up into my rectum. I felt something really weird. I just turned over and felt something else go inside of it."

While the priest had sex with him, Green said, he was looking over at the bowl full of shiny coins, thinking "all this money. He's going to give it to me," Green said.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Amor Universal en degenres-E

Esta exposición de 40 fotografías presenta algunas de las opciones que existen con respecto a nuestra identidad sexual y afectiva. Son obras de 12 artistas colombianos, puertorriqueños, cubanos, estodounideses, entre otros, donde se muestran algunos personajes, videos, libros y expresiones artísticas de identidades lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgenéras (LGBT) que han explorado caminos interiores y han dialogado con la sociedad que los rodea.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Minn tími mun koma!

A former airline attendant who became interested in politics by way of unions, presiding on boards of various airline related trade unions before being elected to the Althing in 1978 as a Social Democrat. Much like in the U.S., Iceland has spent the last 40 years becoming increasingly conservative politically and so Sigurdardóttir found herself in the opposition party again and again. In 1994 she ran to be the leader of the party and lost, leading her to say her equivalent of "Change is coming!", "Minn tími mun koma!" ("My time will come!").
With “Our time (finally) has come!” said Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir, the 66 year-old newly elected Prime Minister of Iceland, who just happens to be the world's first openly gay national elected leader.
However, her appointment marks a historic milestone for the gay and lesbian community worldwide. She lives with a journalist, Jonina Leosdottir, with whom she was joined in a 2002 civil partnership, and has two sons from a previous marriage.
It is also a significant personal triumph for a politician who managed to retain, and even increase, her popularity while much of Iceland's political class were pilloried over the financial crisis engulfing the country. A real challenge…

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tintin serait-il gay vraiment gay?

Matthiew Parris le journaliste vedette du quotidien britannique Times a révélé  que l’égérie du célèbre Hergé dans un article intitulé “ Bien sur que Tintin est gay, demandez à Milou”. Il s’appuie en effet sur plusieurs indices des plus convaincants.
En effet, le journaliste en question lui aussi gay d’ailleurs, d’après Matthew l’orientation sexuelle de tintin tape à l’oeil rien que de voir ses amis, sa façon de s’habiller et le fait qu’il ne s’est jamais marié.
Un jeune homme sans expérience, androgyne, avec une houppe blonde, des pantalons bizarres et une écharpe, profession : espion, qui emménage dans le château de son meilleur ami, un marin peu plus age et aussi un solitaire.
Le célèbre personnage d’Hergé la dimension sexuelle est oubliée. Tintin est une créature dont le sexe n’est jamais défini, l’homosexualité, c’est le choix d’une pratique sexuelle explicite.
Nous sommes tous a l’attente de nouveau film de Steve Spielberg pour Noël – « Les aventures de Tintin » – dont tous les personnages sont des enfants avec l’orientation sexuelle est soigneusement cachée jusque la après ses 80 ans.  Nous aimerions savoir l’opinion d’un public averti…
À vos yeux est-il vraiment gay ?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I wanna be a Macho Man!

La “representación” camp de la masculinidad en la identidad gay-leatherAlineación a la derecha

por Alfonso Ceballos Muñoz

Desde los años 50 se venía fraguando la imagen del “macho” promocionada por los medios de comunicación de masas y convirtiéndose así en toda una convención cultural. Dicha convención reside en el cambio cultural respecto al cuerpo masculino producido en los Estados Unidos durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y los años de la post-guerra. La exhibición de poder, vigor, fuerza y masculinidad agresiva favorecía una imagen nacional que regresaba al antiguo mito de los conquistadores del oeste: hombres rudos, fornidos y arrojados que con trabajo y sudor consiguen levantar un país. Michael Bronski lo especifica de esta forma:

La presentación del cuerpo masculino en la cultura norteamericana comenzó a cambiar después
de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Los hombres que regresaban de la contienda se sentían más a gusto con su aspecto físico. Las fotos en revistas como Life y Look mostraban soldados y marines (casi todos de raza blanca) informalmente descamisados o haciendo gala de cuerpos musculosos trabajando en la base o en el frente. Después de la guerra, que los hombres cubrieran sus torsos en la playa era una práctica aceptada, moda que cambió cuando las fuerzas armadas, en un intento por conservar su personal, distribuyeron sólo bañadores para sus tropas. (cfr. Bronski 1998:89).

Desde entonces, la publicidad, el cine, las artes figurativas y la música contribuyeron a construir una imagen consciente de la masculinidad, al poner el énfasis sobre todo en códigos heteropatriarcalmente asumidos y al elaborarlos con patrones comportamentales marcados como viriles. La masculinidad se leerá por lo tanto como “no-debilidad” y, así asociada a valores tales como la fuerza, el control, la impasibilidad y la agresividad.

Son los Estados Unidos, que no tienen rival cultural, los que indiscutiblemente han impuesto al resto del mundo su ideal de masculinidad. Como ejemplos significativos nos remontaremos en el tiempo hasta tres iconos culturales norteamericanos que han servido de modelos cooperando en la construcción de esta hipervirilidad y que posteriormente fraguarán en la identidad gay-leather: Marlon Brando en la películaSalvaje, el vaquero de Marlboro y, ya en los años 80, Arnold Schwarznegger como Terminator.

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Sunday, April 05, 2009


The library of green magazine issues just got bigger. Genre, a US magazine for gay men recently published their very own 'green issue'. Not many people get to say they bought a gay magazine for the articles, but I just did. I have to say, I'm really impressed. The green theme actually shows up throughout the magazine (unlike some of the other green issue contenders in which a couple articles and a page on green styles seems to suffice). For instance, did you know that C-N2 offers a line of bamboo underwear, including briefs, tanks, boxer briefs and trunks? Finally, some cool stuff for guys. Lots of other green products, feature articles, and even some humorous green bashing to round things out a bit. Kudos to the good green gays!

It makes me guess it is the Sustainable Development week what the Queers are doing now to make earth clean?

Gay Muslims another point of view

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Photographic Work of Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk bought his 35mm Nikon rangefinder--a Nippon Kogaku--while serving in the Navy in the 1950's. Although Harvey made few images of his personal life early on, he began photographing more soon after his discharge.

For Harvey, the subject that continued for many years to have the greatest visual appeal was men
--men from behind, men close-up, men sleeping, men cruising, men parading, men relaxing. Scott Smith, later Harvey's long-term lover and the executor of his estate, would become Harvey's favorite model, often posing for an entire roll of film in a single setting under his obsessive direction. The many images of Scott to be found in the archive exhibit a heartfelt intimacy, friendship, domesticity, and desire, revealing the photographer's true love for his subject. Although there are a number of sexually explicit photographs in the archive, I have decided not to include them in the exhibition in the belief that some images belong solely in the realm of privacy and legend.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Electronics Alive

I'm very Excited About Electronics Alive 5 ... We have had amazing lectures from very special guests. It is so motivating to see the energy and the variety of works that are being created today. Check the site and try come to my carte blanche video selection on Wednesday March 18th in Reeves Theater.