I had a chance to take in When The Game Stands Tall over the weekend and I really liked it. It’s no Remember The Titans that’s for sure, and I think it tried a little hard to mimic that film, but it’s really well done. If I had to give it a grade in a classroom I’d award it a hearty B for very good. I don’t know if I’d recommend you pay full price at night for it but it’s definitely worth a matinee viewing after a cute lunch somewhere. What really stood tall for me was the hidden hottie Matthew Daddario.
As one might suspect, we’re pretty big Downton Abbey fans here at Queer Landia. Now it has been nearly a year since we’ve last seen the dubious plots of gay footman Thomas Barrow, and I’m really hoping he either gains a soul or gets the boot. If you haven’t seen the trailer for the upcoming season, then get ready, sit down, and click below!
I make no bones about the fact that I’m a liberal Democrat. I also make no bones about the fact that Republicans are a big part of what’s wrong with this country right now. I don’t dislike Republicans simply because the are Republicans. I dislike, and disdain them as a political party, because they are wrong on almost ALL of the issues that are important to democracy and equality. Case in point: Senate Republicans yet again blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act that would help ensure women get the same pay for doing the same job as men.
Well, Facebook might be hatin’ on drag queens, but San Jose and the Billy deFrank gay and lesbian center sure isn’t. They are hosting a drag queen bingo every Wednesday night at the Center. This event started back in April and has continued every week since then.
Beginning in a classroom at Fresno State 25 years ago, Reel Pride is now the 6th oldest, and one of the largest, LGBT film festivals in the United States. The 25th festival begins on Wednesday, September 17, and runs through Sunday the 21st. 30 films will be screened at venues in Fresno’s historic Tower District. For information on films and times, visit the Reel Pride website.
Ben &Jerry’s has long been outspoken in their support for same-sex marriage, making donations to LGBT organizations and releasing ice creams flavors like the “Hubby Hubby” (US), “I Dough, I Dough” (Australia), and “EngageMint Party” (Ireland). Now they have given us another reason to buy a pint and shout “Lactose intolerance be damned!” by signing an Amicus Brief for the Supreme Court in favor of marriage equality.
There were some reading materials that went out last week as a part of the community forum series that kicked off last Thursday night at the GLBT History Museum. I actually didn’t make it to the City for the event but one of the online articles that was to be discussed was very well done, very thorough, and very lesbian!