Movie Post! A;ex and Riese watched a bunch of kickass documentaries about religion and specifically the impact of religion on civic life in America and specifically on the Homosexual Experience and here we explain them all for you: Documentaries for Homos: Deliver Us Evil, For the Bible Tells Me So, Tying the Knot, Religulous and Trembling Before G-d.
Teevee Post! Carlytron gives us a dose of Televisionary awesomeness with Weeds Goes Gay, True Blood Gets Hypnotized and Nurse Jackie Hits the Pill-O-Matix.
+ Arts & Culture
HOT GIRL ON GIRL ACTION: Lesbians Are Hot, If They’re Hot: More on the "Lady Kisses" video from current TV (really it's weird how much this video has made the rounds on a topic that's old news for most major lesbian media outlets. Is that an oxymoron? Anyhoo). This particular article from Sociological Images includes an intriguing analysis of girl-on-girl porn: Pictures of real lesbians – at Gay Pride rallies, for example – kissing, necking, and flirting are often considered ‘disgusting’ and ‘ugly’ by the same men who enjoy girl/girl fantasy porn. (@contexts)
CHURCH OF TEGAN & SARA: The artwork and tracklisting for Tegan and Sara's new album Sainthood was released yesterday along with the first US tour dates. PS - Sara's a total fox!( @teganandsara)
POWER LESBIANS: In London, the entire city "is fascinated with Jeanette Winterson's love life." The author of this UK column about the rise of London power lesbians theorizes the fascination comes from the fact that: "We're jealous. A new generation of rich, successful gay women are smashing stereotypes with their glamour and spending power. These Power Lesbians simply have a nicer life than the rest of us." She goes on for a bit about this and then concludes: "There's no denying that the new A-gay couples - wealthy, cosmopolitan, assured - are just a damn sight more fun than anyone else." (@thislondonuk)
GOSSIP GIRL: Hi it's me Riese! So I read all the Gossip Girl books before there was a teevee series, 'cause that's EXACTLY HOW COOL I AM. As I've said 500 times to those unfortunate enough to befriend me, Chuck Bass is bi in the books. And now he is bi on the show, which is like a super big deal if you hadn't already read the book and were like UM OBVS. Only ... ok he's just gonna kinda be bi on the show for like a minute. TV < books. (@queerty)
New poster for WHIP IT:
ASEXUAL PRIDE: "30,000 registered worldwide members of the Asexual Pride group aren't seeking to create new civil rights. What they want is respect in a sex-obsessed culture: Asexuals leave the closet, find community. " (@sfgate)
LADY GAGA'S DRESS OF GUNS: It would seem that Lady Gaga's people are no longer okay with Lady Gaga telling the whole truth. Lady Gaga deems pillow talk inappropriate and instead has "breakfast" with Torgen for her latest interview.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES: The end of sex-segregated sports: What should a "woman" be, for the purposes of international sports? Should socially constructed gender and biological sex be part of the equation? Should believable-looking girl parts be enough to pass the test? (And, if so, what do we do about transwomen athletes?)" (@salon)
+News & Politics
OBAMA: How much of Obama's approval rating dip is because of the gays?: At this point I am just simply not a fan of statistics.
COURT RULING: The DOMA case that spurred the offensive Justice Department brief back in June was rejected on Monday due to a technicality.(@seattletimes)
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO: Arizona pastor Steven L. Anderson wants to kill the gays for the sake of the children. (@rightwingwatch)
LABELS: The Right Way To Be LGB Or T? By that I mean, are there universal constructs that many in these subcommunities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community embrace as models for the entireties of their subcommunities? (@pamshouseblend)
L'CHAIM: Meet Washington's gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi “Homosexuality is an ‘abomination?’” he asks rhetorically. “We don’t use that language for eating pork, yet it’s described in the same way as homosexuality.” Just as Herzfeld opens his synagogue to non-kosher Jews, he welcomes Jews who may practice non-kosher sex. “We should not assume that the totality of a person’s existence can be summed up in one lifestyle choice,” he says. (@tablet)
ACTIVISM: Meet the fearsome gay gangsters of Bash Back! Founded just over a year ago, the group adamantly opposes what it calls the "gender binary system," which classifies people as either male or female. Most members consider themselves neither or both. It's anti-establishment, anti-military, and anti-marriage—for anyone. What Bash Back! supports is gender self-determination, lots of sex and pornography, and confrontation as a first resort—a necessary response to violence. (@details)
Schoolgirls came out in 1995 but sadly not too much has changed since then, and what I learned from it truly changed my perspective on growing up and womanhood and knowing what I wanted to do with my life: "Inspired by a study by the American Association of University Women that showed girls' self-esteem plummeting as they reach adolescence, Peggy Orenstein spent months observing, interviewing, and getting know dozens of girls both inside and outside the classroom at two very different schools in northern California. The result was a groundbreaking book in which she brought the disturbing statistics to life with skill and flair of an experienced journalist."
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