Why I Stay Closeted In Asia (SLBF)
I denied it, as my father and sister begged me to.
posted by yeoz
on Oct 9, 2013 -
I couldn't exaggerate to you how much my mother's face lit up, or how much I wanted, for a shameful second, for my lie to be true. I began to tell her a story, got into the groove, told it with what could be called pizzazz, or maybe just mercy. A monthlong fling with a Korean girl became a year ("I liked her; she had a cocaine problem"). Immediately she laughed with relief.
"I wouldn't know how to deal if you were, you know, that" she said.
The county where no one's gay.
The 2010 Census of Franklin County Mississippi shows no same sex couples. (pdf)
. CNN videographer Brandon Ancil and human rights columnist John D. Sutter tried to determine if the census was wrong, and see if they could find gay men and women willing to speak about "what keeps them hidden." Video
posted by zarq
on Mar 30, 2013 -
What with all the changes lately, sometimes I'm not sure where my right to marry whomever I want to has been ensured. Can I Marry Gay?
is a handy reference with state by state information, and keeps me up to date. Worried about recent state Supreme Court decisions forcing you to join teh gay? Must I Marry Gay?
is for you. [via mefi projects
posted by ocherdraco
on May 20, 2009 -
"You take the gatekeeper and you confuse his mind
. You threaten him and you throw him in the middle of nowhere. Then nobody knows where the gate is. As soon as you lose the whereabouts of the gate, then you have a culture going downhill. What keeps a village together is a handful of "gays and lesbians," as they call them in the modern world. In my village, lesbians are called witches, and gay men are known as the gatekeepers." The Dagara people
of Burkina Faso. [more inside]
posted by pinothefrog
on Feb 10, 2009 -
People with a History
is "an online guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history." Ranging from the first stirrings of civilization
to the modern day, People with a History gathers together original sources and academic articles dealing with queerness throughout history. To give you a feel for the wealth of material on the site, here are a few pages that caught my interest: The Vikings and Homosexuality
, Coptic Spell: Spell for a Man to Obtain a Male Lover
, an acount of a gay marriage ceremony described by Michel de Montaigne
, But Among Our Own Selves
(an 18th Century gay ballad), a chapter from The Life of St. Theodore of Sykeon
, a 7th Century Byzantine monk and bishop, which mentions adelphopoiesis
, or the rite of brothermaking
, Wu Tsao
, 19th Century Chinese lesbian poet, and finally Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Men
posted by Kattullus
on Feb 2, 2008 -
Gay? Looking for a place to Live? The Advocate
has just published their first-ever list of "Best Places to Live for Gays and Lesbians
, OH; Dallas
, TX; Ferndale
, MI; Ithaca
, NY; Lexington
, KY; Missoula
, MT; Portland
, OR; San Diego
, CA; Santa Fe
, NM; and Tuscon
, AZ. Pack your bags!
posted by ikahime
on Mar 26, 2007 -
(1914-1989) was a moderately popular jazz musician who happened to have been born a girl and lived as a man. In retrospect, some see Billy as a woman pragmatically trying to make it in a male dominated field, others see Billy as clearly transexual. If you like jazz of the 30's and 40's, forget Billy's gender for a moment and take a listen
to Billy's playing! For more backstory, biographer
Diane Middlebrook has posted a timeline
of Tipton's life. More recently, Tipton has inspired jazz ensemble The Tiptons launches sound
, a novel
, a few plays
and butch/punk/queer director Silas Howard is working on a film
Oh, and here's WP
posted by serazin
on Mar 19, 2007 -