Artist Paul McCarthy’s Gallery Coos About The New Public Work!

paul mccarthy's tree10222014_1741American artist Paul McCarthy has erected his latest Christmas themed work, “Tree”, and depending how you feel about the 80-foot-tall work and what it symbolizes (using your imagination), it’s not just a Christmas tree, sitting there plugging up Paris’s Place Vendome for the FICA Contemporary Art Fair. Continue reading

Spreading HIV is criminal

Many moons ago I knew someone who knew someone in a group of friends I had when I first came out and when I first launched the old Queer Fresno.  For the purposes of this blog we’ll call him “John Doe” because he still lives in Fresno and still knows some people I know and I don’t want to drudge up old drama.  John and I had a big disagreement around how he handled his HIV status and I was reminded of him last week when an Atlanta pastor was caught sleeping with women in his church and knowingly spreading HIV.

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Metalheads and gays, comedy gold from Steve Hughes!

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I was hanging out with a good  friend of mine over the weekend, and he was astonished I’ve never heard of Steve Hughes, metalhead comedian from down under, he promptly made me watch this clip! It’s a few years old but totally still relevant. If you can spare the 10 minutes I suggest watching the whole video, otherwise I’ve clipped it where he starts his bit about his homophobic metal friends and gays, you have got to watch it!

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What is President Obama’s favorite Supreme Court decision?

obamaThe New Yorker just released an interview they did with President Obama where they discussed what his judicial legacy will look like, and what Supreme Court decision is his tenure? Is it upholding the Affordable  Healthcare Act? Striking down the Defense of Marriage Act? As it turns out, no. It was the Supreme Court decision not to hear the same-sex marriage cases:

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Wyoming’s Same-sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Judge Who Sounds Like A Spoiled Sport

wyomingThis last Friday, U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl officially struck down Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban, more as following judicial procedure, since the state is part of the 10th Circuit, where Marriage Equality is now the law. Continue reading

Got queer?

mike martinez spirit day 2014So as part of the process of moving QL to our server space and the downloadable version of WordPress it’s give me a chance to see review and edit some of our content and pages.  I’ve went through and cleaned up the Queer Links page on our site and I was a little sad to see how many queer sites went under or just called it quits over the last year.

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Rocky Horror Show Is Creepy, Campy Deliciousness

IMG_0028Let’s begin with the disclaimer-and it’s a shocker! I have never seen the movie, Rocky Horror Picture Show and before last night, had no idea what it was about. I know. I should immediately surrender my gay card. AND my Portlandite card. I have been intrigued by it, but honestly have always been a little nervous about seeing it due to all the stories I’ve heard about it. Audience participation seems like a great idea-but also a bit intimidating. Let me say upfront that the play version by Live On Stage was not at all as I imagined the movie viewings would be.

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A Week In Reflection

butterfly_wide-991dfa8cf75b175681c5636790d9e1a061d0b412-s18-c85I have to say, it’s been quite a week.  We’ve had “National Coming Out Day”, and”Spirit Day”, plus being October, it’s still National Bullying Prevention Month and LGBT History Month.  We’ve had a major religion still arguing about how to even talk about “them persons”, and plus another state has it’s same-sex marriage ban overturned.  Yet, deep inside, all I can think about, is how all these, lead to and have grown from one thing…being Out. Continue reading

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