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Our Kind of Mayor
Sorry we're late, but we got caught up at a 'Yes on 69' rally.
Oscar Goodman-The Mayor of Las Vegas as he walked on stage representing the lover of the ACLU of Nevada's Executive Director, Gary Peck, in "A Very Gay Christmas Carol" at the Whitney Library Theater-"Gay Christmas theater certainly makes strange bedfellows" by Steve Friess, Las Vegas Weekly, December 28
Gay-Run Archives: Support Them!
We wouldn't survive without our many gay-run archives…They began collecting our materials when there wasn't much to preserve and no one outside our community was interested. They still operate on love and dedication. Admirable.
Barbara Gittings-"History Makers"-The Advocate-January 21, 2003
Frist Fraud: Does the Apple Fall Far from the Tree?
Frist's family has built a fortune by founding the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, HCA. The company recently agreed to pay the government $1.7 billion for overbilling Medicare in a settlement of the largest federal fraud cause ever. Frist owns millions in HCA stock but never worked for the company.
Kathy Kiely-"Republicans pick 'unifier' to lead"-USA Today, December 23
Lowdown at Morehouse College
But more generally, closeted gays are simply called Down Low - or DL - Brothers. On the personals section of a local Web site, one ad from a Morehouse student reads: "Holla back if you are about something! DL only." Another Morehouse student writes: "I'm 5'6, 145lbs, 31 [waist], lightbrown skin and eyes, with pretty skin, hands, feet, etc. . . . tryin' to meet some DL friends that come without DRAMA."
Craig Seymour-" Gays feel left out of Morehouse brotherhood"-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 29 http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/metro/atlanta/1202/29morehouse.html
Sadistic Homoeroticism in the Top White House Advisor
We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one else has ever fucked him.
Karl Rove-Angry top Bush advisor, heard through the door and quoted by Ron Suskind- "Why are These Men Laughing?" Esquire, January 2003
It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.
Style Invitational-- Each year the Washington Post asks readers to take any word from the dictionary, and alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter and supplying a new definition.
Queer is Folk Goes Over Down Under
After all this, Queer as Folk is a welcome relief. In 'Queer' almost everyone has sex. A lot. And there is absolutely no doubt that the characters are homosexuals. Now 'that' is what I call a gay TV series. There have been lots of criticisms of 'Queer', some of which are founded. At first the series was a bit cartoony and the lesbians were particularly boring. Now the lesbians are behaving badly at times as well and the actors inhabit their characters fully…The result is really good television.
Sophie Cunningham-"Having a gay old time"-The Age, December 28, Melbourne, Australia
Anti-Cloning Bible Bangers Go Bonkers
You and the other weirdos that support human cloning are going to hell and hope you go sooooooonnnnnn...........
Teddy and Melissa-in an e-mail to openly-gay human cloning advocate Randolfe Wicker, December 28
When You Take the Lead
Decide not to wait for someone else to take the initiative in stopping something in the dominant society that is hurting us. When we take the lead, we are stepping out of a victim role that is stuck in repeatedly pointing out one unmet need after another, complaining about things not getting done, and deferring action to others. We no longer act as if our lives depend on whether others do or do not take the initiative.
Robert N. Minor, PhD-Burnout, Blowout, and Breaking Up: Navagating the Hazards of Activist Leadership-a pamphlet available through The Fairness Project, $2. www.fairnessproject.org
Bright autumn moon -
pond snails crying
in the saucepan.
Issa (1763-1827)-The Essential Haiku, edited with Verse Translations by Robert Hass, Harper Collins Publishers, 1994