Sunday Funday is Living in the Gay Past, Present, Future and Watching Videos

Happy Sunday Funday! Today we will have the opportunity to see some vintage ladies and the future they inspired!

We’re also going to talk more about Ellen and a super badass gay judge, and maybe a baby fox. Stick around.

Lesbian Badass Judge

Texas Judge Tonya Parker is mad as hell and she won’t participate in the further separation of her community from the straight community anymore. She refuses to perform marriage ceremonies until she can be on the other side of one:

I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.’ And it’s kind of oxymoronic for me to perform ceremonies that can’t be performed for me, so I’m not going to do it.

Ellen’s Oscar Commercial

Ellen DeGeneres’ face will be all over the Oscars — five times, to be precise. Five ads for JCPenney featuring their new, cool spokesperson who is also your lesbian idol will play tonight.

Ellen can’t show the commercials yet, obviously – but here’s some outtakes.

Young Republicans (Used to) Know How to Party

This gallery of Republican ladies in the past kind of makes you wish you had a time machine and a cigarette.

Lucky Magazine’s Spread on Old Novels

Fashion inspired by books inspired by young women. This sounds so fun, especially when those women are tomboys/ in the Babysitter’s Club in the 90’s:

 

Happy Oscars! Make A Cocktail for the Gays

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force wants you to have a grand old Oscars, and they even have a kit to prove it. It comes complete with LGBT-themed drinks:

Albert’s Nobb (based on the cross-dressing main character in Albert Nobbs)

Ingredients:

3/4 oz sweet vermouth

2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey

1 dash Angostura® bitters

1 maraschino cherry

1 twist orange peel

Directions: Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with two to three ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don’t drop it in.

Salander’s Shot (named for the bisexual hacker heroine of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)

Ingredients:

1/2 oz absinthe

1/2 oz melon liqueur

1/2 oz lemon-lime soda

1-1/2 oz pineapple juice

Splash of grenadine

Directions: Mix absinthe, melon liqueur, lemon-lime soda and pineapple with ice and shake. Pour into a shot glass and add a splash of grenadine.

Old Dominion Allows Queers to Live Together

Old Dominion University is proud to now offer LGBTQ students a living community in “Lavender House,” an on-campus cluster dedicated to LGBTQ people and their allies:

Kate Griffin, assistant director of new student and parent programs, said, “Any conversation we can start about this is helpful. Our goal is for ODU to be a leader in diversity in the Southeast.”

George Mason University and the University of Richmond also offer dedicated housing for gay and lesbian students.

ODU junior Taj Mitchell supports the initiative.

“I have faced homophobia on this campus,” Mitchell said. “A lot of people feel like it’s separating people, but I think that it’s building a bigger community of LGBT people on campus.”

This is a Baby Fox

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    That baby fox is adorable.

    It’s incredibly awesome that ODU and other Virginia schools have LGBTQ housing, but it makes me sad that the probability of that ever happening here at Virginia Tech is little to no-way-in-hell. We’re far too conservative for that. The LGBTA here is still pretty small, and campus Christian groups are all over the place. Why can’t we be more liberal??

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    Yous guys. Did ya’ll see the lady on the right of the Young Republicans picture???
    She looks photoshopped, does she not?
    Or maybe…The alternate life of a pin-up girl…
    I am enchanted.

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    You guys! You guys! Did you see that you won THREE Bloggie Awards this year?! For ‘Best Entertainment Weblog,’ ‘Best Group or Community Weblog,’ and (most awesome of all) ‘WEBLOG OF THE YEAR’!

    Congrats, ladies (and Sebastian)!

    The official ceremony is at 8pm est, if all y’all Straddlers want to “attend.”

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      Aaaaand nevermind! Since I don’t give a shit about the Oscars, I hadn’t been in that thread so I didn’t see that everyone already knew until I happened to see something in the “most recent comments” sidebar. Oops!

      Oh well, congrats anyway!

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    OH HEY LITTLE FOX WHAT ARE YOU DOING JUST PLAYIN HUH WOW YOU’RE SO CUTE YOU’RE NOT EVEN DOING ANYTHING YOU’RE SO CUTE HA HA HA DO YOU LOVE CUDDLES YOU LOOK LIKE YOU LOVE CUDDLES COME HERE AND HAVE A CUDDLE I BET YOU WILL LOVE SNOW WHEN YOU GET TO PLAY IN SNOW YOU’LL BE ALL ‘WHAT’S THIS WHITE STUFF IMA DIVE INTO IT OH NO IT’S COLD’ HA HA AND YOU’LL PROBABLY GET IT UP YOUR NOSTRILS AND SNEEZE AND EVERYONE’LL BE ALL ‘AWWWWKSEJRKLWEJHESRIJWE!!!!’ AND MAYBE YOU’LL STRIKE UP A FRIENDSHIP WITH A HOUND DOG LIKE IN THAT FILM? I HOPE YOU DO BUT HE WON’T TRY AND HUNT YOU EVER BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST THE CUTEST LITTLE FOX YOU MAY AS WELL BE A CARTOON WITH BIG DARK EYES AND I THINK MY BRAIN LOOKS LIKE BABY FOOD NOW THANKS ALOT LITTLE GUY!

    Use your adorableness wisely, young fox.

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